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Bill of rights, I-1033 dead; R-71 ahead

Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much change. In Washington, they turned thumbs down to Initiative 1033, which would have imposed …


Jail sales tax, I-1033 fail; R-71 favored

Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much more change. Kootenai County voters shot down a pair of ballot measures that would …


Campaigners count down to Tuesday

Washington voters who have yet to turn in their ballots – and based on the latest figures, that’s most of us – have some interesting choices to make between now …


Following trail of Prop 4 campaign spending turns up twist

Among the talking points hotly debated by both sides in the campaign over the city of Spokane’s Proposition 4 is whether the proposed changes are good or bad for local …


State, local issues drive Tuesday’s vote

Washington voters who have yet to turn in their ballots – and based on the latest figures, that’s most of us – have some interesting choices to make between now …


Proposition foes’ funding is mostly from out of town

Opponents of Proposition 4 have complained that out-of-town influence helped shape the proposed amendment to the Spokane City Charter. But the opponents rely heavily on national and state development interests …


Prop 4 goals laudable, but undermined by vagaries

Focus on just one provision of Envision Spokane’s Community Bill of Rights and you get an idea of the problem with the whole thing: Residents have the right to affordable …


Prop 4 supporters, opponents make cases

Proposition 4 is the most debated and argued, hated and loved, vilified and oversimplified question on November’s ballot. Supporters say the Community Bill of Rights – Proposition 4 on ballots …


Proposition 4: Give control of city back to the people

At first glance, Spokane seems far removed from the constitutional conventions of the 1700s. However, the campaign over Proposition 4 – a citizen initiative to place a Community Bill of …


Outcome of Prop 4 debate reflects setting

Anyone laboring under the misconception that political debates take place on neutral turf would have been disabused of such foolishness Friday at a Proposition 4 debate. Three members of Envision …


Proposition 4: Pipe dream discourages investment, invites lawsuits

Proposition Four is bad for Spokane. It is a wish list of things that would be great to have: low-cost housing, affordable health care, a super-clean river and good wages. …


Facing a wave of opposition

One of the dominating issues in City Council races this year is one on which every candidate agrees. All six hopefuls for three City Council seats say they oppose the …


Pro-business group lambastes measure

A pro-business research group is blasting a measure on the Spokane ballot, contending it could cost the city millions for health and housing services, spawn expensive litigation and drive out …


Opponents’ fundraising exceeds that of bill of rights supporters

The fight over a proposed Spokane city charter amendment may dwarf the campaign spending of candidates who will share the November general election with the ballot issue. Opponents of a …


Ballot to address cost of bill of rights

A group fighting to place a list of rights into Spokane’s charter is accusing city leaders of tampering with that initiative and has hinted that it may file a lawsuit …