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  • Liberty Lake keeps strong-mayor

    Three races in Liberty Lake have been decided this week – Proposition 1, which would have changed the form of government from a strong mayor/council form to a city administrator-led …


  • Spin Control: New district maps hand out party favors

    OLYMPIA – Tuesday is Election Day 2011 – or what passes for one in a state that mailed out its ballots two weeks ago and will spend more than two …


  • Many candidates, issues familiar from past ballots

    Washington voters checking their ballots this weekend for the first time may feel a sense of déjà vu. They voted last year on proposals to get the state out of …


  • Contrast clear in CdA council race

    When Ron Edinger began serving on the Coeur d’Alene City Council, Adam Graves had not entered the world. Now the two – the 75-year-old with 40 years of incumbency and …


  • Endorsements: Condon, Stuckart top our choices for election

    Following is a summary of The Spokesman-Review’s endorsements for the general election. To read the full endorsements online, go to spokesman.com/tags/ 2011-endorsement. For full election coverage, go to spokesman.com/elections. City …


  • Spokane races top Nov. 8 ballot

    Get ready for the final stretch of the 2011 election season. In Washington, ballots for the Nov. 8 general election have begun arriving in the mail. Idaho voters still cast …


  • Mayoral candidates weigh in

    The two candidates running for Liberty Lake mayor don’t know what that position will look like if elected to office next year. If Proposition 1 is passed by voters, the …


  • Adminstrator form of government on Liberty Lake ballot

    The Liberty Lake City Council will deal with several issues in the near future, including the recently implemented 6 percent utility tax and what could be a change in the …


  • Students grill Liberty Lake council, mayor candidates

    Candidates running for office in the Valley area had their work cut out for them Monday at Central Valley High School. The Rally in the Valley, a student-led exercise in …


  • Fire District 8 levy seeks to plug losses

    Spokane County Fire District 8 commissioners debated long and hard before unanimously voting earlier this month to put their first maintenance and operations levy on the November ballot. If voters …


  • Spin Control: Council president race in North Side voters’ hands

    The race for Spokane City Council president would appear to be a tossup, particularly in many north Spokane precincts where a clear favorite has yet to emerge. No duh, you …


  • Candidate refuses to disclose funds’ source

    A Spokane City Council candidate is refusing to disclose where he’s getting thousands of dollars that he says is funding his campaign. Chris Bowen, who is running for an open …


  • Spin Control: West Side’s answer to rowdy drunks unlike East’s

    OLYMPIA – After almost two years living in Pugetopolis, I’m still surprised by things that highlight the big differences between the East Side and the Wet Side. Take for example, …


  • Councilman Woodard announces candidacy

    The November 2011 ballot is already getting crowded. Newly appointed Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard has filed his paperwork with the Public Disclosure Commission announcing his intention to run …


  • East Valley district moving to K-8 schools

    The East Valley School District is asking voters to approve a $33.75 million school construction bond on April 26. The bond will be used to expand and renovate its primary …


  • EV bond would fund school improvements

    Ballots for the East Valley School District construction bond will be mailed April 8. The bond will use $33.75 million in local taxpayer money to renovate and improve Trentwood, East …


  • Grafos to run for re-election

    Spokane Valley City Councilman Dean Grafos announced his intention to run for re-election this fall after recently filing candidate registration paperwork with the Public Disclosure Commission. Grafos, a licensed real …


  • Plan and timing of EV bond are bad

    A group of East Valley School District residents is actively campaigning against the bond issue and proposed revisioning changes. A Facebook page, “East Valley – Citizens for Accountable Education,” has …


  • East Valley School District measure long overdue

    Proponents of East Valley School District’s construction bond and reorganization plan are ramping up efforts to encourage residents to vote yes. “It’s time to do it,” said East Valley School …


  • East Valley bond vote set

    Voters in the East Valley School District will be asked to approve a $33.75 million construction bond April 26. The bond would pay for renovations and improvements to Trentwood, East …


  • Hafner will run for Spokane Valley City Council

    Retired educator Chuck Hafner has filed paperwork with the Public Disclosure Commission to run for Spokane Valley City Council in November, but he has not yet indicated which seat he …


  • Gothmann files papers for re-election to Spokane Valley City Council

    Spokane Valley City Council member Bill Gothmann filed candidate registration paperwork this week with the Public Disclosure Commission declaring his intention to run for re-election in November. Gothmann, a retired …

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