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UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Spokane City Council, school board will meet Wednesday to discuss downtown stadium, bond projects

A public hearing on planned November bond measures will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Elected officials are expected …


Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

An initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho has officially qualified for the November ballot, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced on Tuesday morning.


The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe ballot at risk

The world’s oldest person is 141 years of age and lives in Zimbabwe. Not far behind is a 134-year-old, also in Zimbabwe. At least that’s according to the country’s voters’ …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 12:23 p.m.

Idaho Secretary of State announces racing initiative has qualified for November ballot

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that the proposed initiative to authorize “historical horse racing” machines in Idaho has qualified for the November ballot.


Group says it has 360,000 signatures to put gun-safety measure on Washington’s November ballot

The Alliance for Gun Responsibility plans to turn in about 360,000 signatures this week to get its proposed firearms-safety initiative on Washington’s November election ballot, a spokesman said Monday.


Les Bois Park operators spent $1.34M on effort to get ‘instant racing’ initiative on Idaho’s Nov. ballot

Treasure Valley Racing LLC, the firm that operates the now-shuttered Les Bois Park horse racing track and casino in Garden City, poured a whopping $1.34 million into its recently concluded …


Two GOP Idaho candidates to stay on ballot

Two former Idaho lawmakers previously kicked off the May 15 ballot over residency concerns have been given second chances to run for legislative seats.


Metropolitan King County Council passes measure to fund prepaid postage for mail-in ballots

The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday passed a measure to fund prepaid postage on mail-in ballots for this year’s elections.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Washington should pay for ballot postage with emergency funds, Wyman says

Secretary of State Kim Wyman asks Gov. Jay Inslee to use emergency funds to pay the postage for ballots that are mailed back in the primary and general elections.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

Montana must rewrite transgender bathroom ballot description

The Montana Supreme Court ordered the state attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms and locker rooms designated for their …


Appellate ruling affirms Proposition 1 removal from November ballot

A last-ditch effort to revive the beleaguered initiative for this November’s ballot failed Friday, all but ending the possibility voters will weigh in on a policy some contend makes Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Tossed immigration initiative in Spokane will get emergency appellate review

Proposition 1, an initiative that supporters say would strip Spokane of a disputed “sanctuary city” status, will get a hearing before an appellate court commissioner Thursday as the deadline looms …


Spokane recruits for committees address oil train, ‘sanctuary city’ ballot measures

Spokane lawmakers are looking for 12 people to serve on committees that will draft statements supporting and opposing the two ballot questions scheduled to be decided on this year’s ballot. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Battle lines drawn in political fight over coal, oil train fines in downtown Spokane

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich repeated his promise Thursday to seek a legal injunction if the measure on the November ballot passes, and said he’s in talks with railroads about joining him. …


Nature Conservancy weighs potential carbon tax measure in Washington

Saying there’s a huge opportunity to move forward on climate change, The Nature Conservancy is weighing a potential carbon-tax ballot measure to put before voters as early as next year.


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

Spokane groups sue to keep initiative targeting ‘sanctuary city’ policy off November ballot

Six Spokane organizations have filed a lawsuit to keep an initiative targeting the city’s policy restricting police from questioning someone’s citizenship status off the November ballot.


Spokane libraries merit continued voter support

The levy has allowed Spokane libraries to adapt to the information needs of a modern society and forestall painful cuts in services and hours.


Idaho county launches food truck-inspired polling stations for early voting

Idaho election workers say it’s no longer enough to encourage people to get out to the polls. Instead, they say, it’s time to bring the polls to the people.


Update from Clinton’s doctor: Democrat is ‘fit to serve’

Donald Trump on Wednesday handed over a one-page summary of his recent physical on a doctor’s television show – but the campaign won’t reveal what was disclosed.


Former state Rep. Ahern files Spokane initiative banning pot near churches, health care facilities

John Ahern wants churches with child care facilities and hospitals added to the list of locations that require a 1,000 foot buffer zone from marijuana businesses. The City Council has …


Victims’ rights initiative qualifies for November ballot

A citizens’ initiative seeking to expand the rights of Montana crime victims and their families qualified Friday for the November ballot.


Forget favorite candidates, some people voting strategically

The notion of strategic voting – in a way, playing amateur political scientist – is now front and center in Ohio and Florida, which award winner-take-all delegates in the Republican …


Florida judge dismisses birther lawsuit against Cruz, Rubio

WASHINGTON – A Florida judge is dismissing a suit demanding that Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz be taken off the March 15 ballot in Florida’s GOP primary …


Birther ballot challenge against Ted Cruz in Illinois tossed by judge

A judge has dismissed a claim that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz isn’t eligible for the Illinois ballot because he was born in Canada.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 10:28 p.m.

Washington ballots for Nov. 3 election are in mail

Elections officials across the state are putting ballots for the general election in the mail


Once-rejected Spokane County charter proposed again

The call for a charter to address representation issues in Spokane County government is nothing new.


Spokane Valley bond seeks $22 million for libraries

Spokane Valley residents will vote again in August on a $22 million bond proposal to build two new library branches and renovate others as the clock ticks on a land …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2012, 9:56 a.m.

Charter schools supporters turn in signatures

OLYMPIA - Supporters of a ballot measure to allow the state to open as many as 40 charter schools over the next five years turned in petititions with some 350,000 …


Couplet closer to ballot

The Spokane Valley City Council took another step Tuesday toward putting the one-way Sprague issue on the November ballot. It voted unanimously, with Councilman Bill Gothmann absent, to have city …


Children’s fund proponents turn in signatures

Advocates of a Spokane-area property tax that would raise money for early-child learning, abuse prevention, treatment and other programs have submitted more than 12,600 signatures in support of placing the …