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Coin Toss Settles Tied Election

Ferndale City Council member Yvonne Goldsmith called “tails,” tails it was and with that she won another term Friday. Goldsmith and challenger Lloyd Zimmerman agreed to settle their deadlocked election …


Locke Campaign Committee Fined $2,500 Finance Laws Were Violated During Out-Of-State Fund-Raisers

A state agency on Tuesday fined Gov. Gary Locke’s political committee a maximum $2,500 after the committee admitted breaking campaign finance laws during two out-of-state fund-raisers last year. “I just …


Judy Breaks City Spending Record In His Campaign For Mayor Money From Concerned Businesses Pac Helped Several Candidates Win

Steve Judy outspent incumbent Al Hassell nearly 9-to-1 to earn his 67-vote victory in the Coeur d’Alene mayor’s race in November. With his expenditures of $13,930, Judy spent more than …


Luck Of Draw Decides Election Nine Of Hearts Wins Fire District 10 Seat For Dave Foxworth

Dave Foxworth drew a nine of hearts Wednesday to win the race for fire commissioner in District 10 on the West Plains. Jim Peirone, the 18-year incumbent, drew a seven.


Spokane Race Set Spending Record Unions, Developers Helped Push Mark Past $184,000

Unions and developers were the big spenders in Spokane’s municipal elections this year. But development interests generally did a better job of backing winners, an analysis of campaign giving and …


West Plains Vote Heads To Luck Of Draw

The election for fire commissioner in a West Plains district has ended in a tie. Incumbent Jim Pierone and challenger Dave Foxworth both have 689 votes following a recount of …


Barlow Takes Seat On School Board

Don Barlow took his place on the Spokane School Board on Wednesday, two days after a recount confirmed his victory. The race for former board president Nancy Fike’s seat was …


Supporters Give Candidate Funds To Pay For Recount Of Votes

A penny for their thoughts, a nickel a vote to pay for a recount. Thirty citizens living in the Riverside School District recently gave school board candidate Patricia Blair the …


Odessa Mayor Retains Voting Rights Board Denies Challengers Who Claimed Mcdaniel Isn’t A Legal Resident Of Town

Odessa Mayor Denny McDaniel remains a legally registered voter in his city even though he lived in Airway Heights during most of his current term. The Lincoln County election canvassing …


Recount Doesn’t Change Outcome In Medical Lake

A recount of the ballots for mayor of Medical Lake on Tuesday didn’t change the outcome from last week. Challenger Jim Hill defeated Mayor Sharie Stearns by a total of …


Peterson Wins Council Seat In Town’s Cookie-Tin Lottery Losing Candidate Says Disputed Springdale Election Is ‘Long From Over’

Stevens County Auditor Tim Gray breaks a tie Tuesday in the Springdale Town Council election. Gray ended up fishing candidate Lowell Peterson’s name out of a cookie tin held by …


Challenge To 1 Ballot Keeps Mayor’s Race In Limbo

The man who calls himself the “sheik of Springdale,” Dawud Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, has tied the Springdale municipal election in knots with a last-minute challenge that has confounded officials. On the …


West Plains Residents Vote In New City Leaders Popular Incumbents Hold Onto Their Council Positions In/Around: Airway Heights, Cheney, Medical Lake

1. Sooy 2. Grady


Barlow Wins School Race On Third Try Mccann Defeated By 220 Votes In District 81

The third time was the charm for Spokane school board candidate Don Barlow. He was declared the winner of a close race Wednesday, when he ended up with 220 votes …


Challenger Leads Medical Lake Mayor Last Count Puts Hill Ahead By 34 Votes; Recount Paid For

The last count of ballots from Medical Lake on Wednesday pushed challenger Jim Hill ahead of incumbent Mayor Sharie Stearns. “I’m very elated, and I am looking forward to a …


Harrison School Bond Falls Short Proposal To Build New School Gets 59.9 Percent Approval

Harrison area voters shot down a plan Tuesday to spend nearly $32,000 per student to build the Kootenai School District’s first new high school in 40 years. A majority of …


Mccoy Adds To Lead In Chewelah But Springdale Races May Take Months To Decide

Ron McCoy widened his narrow lead over Lew Arnold in the Chewelah mayoral race when absentee ballots were counted Tuesday, but the Springdale residents may not know for months who …


School Vote May Be Indicator Of Future Of Bonds Kootenai School District Election Is First Following Rejection Of Lawsuit On School Funding

The tiny Kootenai School District will try to pass a $3.5 million school bond levy today - at a cost of nearly $32,000 for each student in the school. A …


Wellpinit Voters Upset With Payne Some Say Candidate Abused Her Position As Poll Worker

Some voters here say they felt intimidated when they handed their ballots to poll worker Terry Payne, who also was a candidate in a contested school board race. “A lot …


Kootenai Voters Take On School Bond Tuesday District Wants $3.5 Million To Build New Four-Year High School

Voters in the Kootenai School District will decide Tuesday whether to build a new high school. It’s the district’s second attempt to pass a $3.5 million bond for a new …


Shaw Takes Cheney Council Lead At The Wire Incumbent Trailed On Election Night; Absentees Turning Out To Be Greater Than Officials Expected

Cheney City Councilman Bill Shaw took the lead Friday in his bid for re-election. “Well, I’ll be a son of a gun,” Shaw said when told the latest results. Shaw …


Sprague Mayor Takes The Lead By Two Votes

Sprague Mayor Evalyne Tabor is back in the driver’s seat after an election-night scare by write-in challenger Barbara Danner. Tabor was down three votes on election night but now has …


Deer Park Mayor-Elect Preparing To Take Office

Mike Wolfe, Deer Park’s newly elected mayor, didn’t ride a tidal wave of enthusiasm into office. His victory could be described as an overexuberant trickle. Doug Box, Wolfe’s challenger, dropped …


Janet Hansen Looks Ahead

From the North Side Voice, November 20, 1997, page N3: CORRECTION The Deer Park and Riverside School Districts do not have combined busing. A story in last week’s edition was …


Dp’s New School Board Member Ready To Work

There wasn’t anything remotely spectacular about Joanne Greer’s victory over Phil Bray in the Deer Park School Board race. Neither candidate dropped out of the race before the election and …


Talbott Still On Top After Latest Count School Board Race Of Barlow, Mccann Remains Too Close To Call

John Talbott will be Spokane’s next mayor, absentee ballots confirmed Monday. Incumbent Jack Geraghty inched closer to Talbott as about 3,600 mail-in ballots were counted in city races. Closer, but …


Voters To Initiatives: No! Special Interests, Hired Hands Have Turned Electorate Against System, Experts Say

More than $10 million was spent this year on initiatives regarding gums, guns, gays, grass and, well, the provision of services by designated health-care providers. Voters didn’t bite on any …


Batson Will ‘Carry On Like I Have Been’ In Millwood

Mayor Jeanne Batson will serve a third term, Millwood voters decided Tuesday. Batson received 403, or 70 percent, of the votes. Challenger Frank Cook received 169, or 29 percent. Batson …


Seattle Monorail Back On Track Voters Surprisingly Support Initiative For 40-Mile Expansion Of World’s Fair Service

The Monorail is headed for bigger things, thanks to Seattle voters. File/The Spokesman-Review


Election ‘97

Here are unofficial results from Tuesday’s election, with some absentee ballots still to be counted. Property tax measures require 60 percent approval to pass. STATEWIDE Initiative 673 Health Insurance Regulations …