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  • Voter registration deadline is today

    Washington state residents must be registered to vote by today to cast a ballot in the Nov. 2 general election. All registered voters in Eastern Washington should have received their …


  • Caldwell: L&I silence on premiums seems to be political ploy

    The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has delayed release of 2011 workers’ compensation premium adjustments until November, after an election that includes a proposal that would drastically change the …


  • Salvatori lambastes French mailing

    County commissioner candidate Steve Salvatori says a weekend “attack” mailing by rival Al French improperly put words in his mouth. “Steve says, ‘Zoom,’ ” according to the mailing, which facetiously …


  • U.S. Senate

    To allow readers to compare and contrast the main candidates for the U.S. Senate on several issues, The Spokesman-Review asked the three main Republican challengers and the incumbent Democrat the …


  • Democrats have tough task in 5th

    Consider the plight of the Democrats trying to take back Eastern Washington’s congressional seat, a spot they once held for 30 years. Until a few days before filing week opened …


  • Retirement creates opportunity in 3rd

    Speculation that Rep. Alex Wood might retire after more than a decade representing central Spokane in the state House of Representatives sparked vast interest in the seat among Democrats. After …


  • 3rd Legislative District, Position 1

    Personal: 54, Democrat. Born in Spokane. Single. No children. Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1975.


  • Political newcomers hope to oust Ormsby

    Two newcomers to politics say it’s time for a change in the state House seat held by veteran Democrat Timm Ormsby. But Ormsby, who has held the 3rd District position …


  • 3rd Legislative District, position 2

    Hector E. Martinet Personal: 46, no party preference. Born in California. Moved to Spokane in 1990. Divorced. Has three grown children.


  • Strategies vary in Murray challenge

    The summary of the Aug. 17 primary in Washington’s U.S. Senate race can be viewed as: A. Incumbent Democrat Patty Murray against a field of 14 challengers, one of whom …


  • Senate run reasoning ranges from pot to God

    For sheer variety, it’s hard to beat this year’s U.S. Senate race. And I’m not talking about the candidates you’ve likely heard of. There’s a doctor, a lawyer, a physicist, …


  • Four seek to unseat prosecutor

    When defense attorney Chris Bugbee addressed a room full of Republicans in June, he told them that he not only intends to defeat incumbent Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker, Bugbee …


  • Spokane County assessor

    Ralph Baker Personal: 57. 18-year resident. Married. No children.


  • Six candidates vie for county assessor

    Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker has more challengers than a bear has fleas – and he picked up one of them, appraiser Vicki Horton, in his own den. The den …


  • Use candidate profiles to inform primary ballot picks

    Eastern Washington voters are receiving their primary ballots, with nearly three weeks to mark and return them before the Aug. 17 primary. Some voters may need that much time to …


  • Spokane County commissioner

    David Elton Personal: 44. 17-year resident. Married. Five children, ages 18 to 21.


  • Mager faces four GOP challengers

    As the only Democrat and the only woman, Bonnie Mager stands out among the candidates for her Spokane County commissioner position. Standing apart could help her survive next month’s primary …


  • Newcomer battles familiar faces in 6th

    Two years ago John Driscoll beat four-term incumbent state Rep. John Ahern by only 72 votes. This year, the two face off again in the August primary, along with political …


  • Spokane County prosecutor

    To allow readers to compare and contrast the five candidates for Spokane County prosecutor, The Spokesman-Review asked the candidates the same three questions: • How concerned should the public be …


  • Holiday celebrations run the gamut

    The Fourth of July is more about duty than barbecues and fireworks – at least to many who celebrated on Sunday.


  • Billig nominee for Wood’s seat

    Democrats have selected Andy Billig, who is club president of the Spokane Indians, to serve as the nominee for state representative from the 3rd Legislative District.


  • Income tax initiative to include same-sex partners

    Supporters of an initiative campaign to tax the earnings of couples making more than $400,000 annually want to make sure the state’s domestic partners are taxed at the same rate …


  • Center for Justice loses lawyer

    Breean Beggs, the self-described chief catalyst for the public interest law firm Center for Justice, announced his resignation Monday, citing both fewer financial resources at the firm and aspirations for …