Stories tagged: 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. …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
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.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
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.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
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.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
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.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
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 …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
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.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
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 …
Fri., March 4, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
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 …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
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
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 6:50 p.m.
Once-rejected Spokane County charter proposed again
The call for a charter to address representation issues in Spokane County government is nothing new.
Thu., March 26, 2015
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 …
Sat., July 16, 2011
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 …
Tue., June 29, 2010, 1:48 p.m.
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 …