Stories tagged: Election
THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013
Doug Clark: John Ahern’s recount strategy compounds big loss
Nobility sometimes rises out of a crushing defeat. It’s our way of romanticizing lost causes like Gen. Custer’s futile last stand at Little Big Horn, say, or those brave Alamo …
SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013
Jon Snyder, Candace Mumm target of PAC-funded attack ad
A group of business-backed political action committees has launched a new television attack ad against two candidates for Spokane City Council, marking the opening salvo in what could become the …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 2013
Incumbents survive their primary challenges
Washington voters – or at least the relative few that cast ballots in the summer primary – seemed willing to stick with the familiar Tuesday. Turnout was light in most …
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
Three in running for Fire District 9 spot
All three candidates for the open commissioner seat in Spokane County Fire District 9 say there is no controversial issue driving interest in the race, but a recent vacancy on …
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
Primary mailings offer candidate variety
This year may go down as the year of the candidate as races in small towns and fire districts are crowded enough to warrant a spot on the primary election …
THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013
Rockford vote could free up funds for water system
The town of Rockford is putting a law enforcement services levy on the February ballot to pay for its law enforcement contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The idea …
SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012
Editorial: A practiced ‘yes’ could rein in our lawmakers
Four times since 1993, Washington voters have approved ballot initiatives or referendums that require a supermajority of legislators to support new taxes, or tax increases. That’s a lot of practice. …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012, 10:22 A.M.
More Akin abortion remarks stir criticism
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is again drawing attention for comments about abortion — this time, for saying that doctors are “giving abortions to women who …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 10:12 A.M.
Candidate for Wash. auditor once accused of theft
OLYMPIA — The Democratic candidate for state auditor was once accused in court files of stealing artwork from the offices of a company where he worked.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012
Schools measures passing
A $32.7 million bond measure to renovate some of the oldest schools in the Coeur d’Alene School District was embraced by voters Tuesday night. The measure, which requires a two-thirds …
SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2012
Doug Clark: Install mayor’s revolving door in other Washington
The primary election is over, and all 16 votes have been counted. The dismal turnout proves that holding primaries in the summer – when everybody’s on the golf course or …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011, 4:19 P.M.
Presidential candidates have differing views of tax cut debate
Mitt Romney refused to be pinned down today on how Congress should break an impasse that threatens to raise taxes for 160 million workers — the latest pressing policy debate …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011, 2:47 P.M.
Medicare cuts could hit Jan. 18
Nearly 650,000 doctors caring for millions of seniors will get a steep cut in Medicare payments Jan. 18 unless a gridlocked Congress issues a reprieve, program officials said today. A …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011, 11:23 A.M.
Senate rejects two balanced budget amendments
The Senate today voted against changing the Constitution to require a balanced budget as Congress hit yet another dead end in its search for a way out of its fiscal …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011, 4:22 P.M.
House approves payroll tax cut extension, with strings attached
A payroll tax cut package engineered by House Speaker John A. Boehner was overwhelmingly approved by Republicans despite a veto threat from President Barack Obama, escalating a year-end showdown over …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011, 7:17 P.M.
$1 trillion-plus spending bill taking shape in Congress
Weary after a year of partisan bickering, lawmakers reached a tentative agreement today on a sprawling $1 trillion-plus spending bill that chips away at military and environmental spending but denies …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011, 4:29 P.M.
Billionaire N.J. Nets owner to challenge Putin for Russian presidency
After a week of surprising challenges to his authority, Vladimir Putin faces a new one from one of Russia’s richest and most glamorous figures: The billionaire owner of the New …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011, 1:06 P.M.
Obama on foreign policy: ‘Ask bin Laden’
President Barack Obama today forcefully rejected Republican accusations that his foreign policy is timid and amounts to a policy of “appeasement.” “Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of …
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2011, 11:12 A.M.
Herman Cain ends his bid for presidency
Republican candidate Herman Cain says he’s suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination to avoid news coverage that is hurtful to his family.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2011, 10:14 A.M.
As you surf the Web, candidates surf with you
Online advertising, once used primarily as a way to reach young and heavily wired consumers, has emerged as an essential communications tool in the 2012 presidential contest.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011, 8:02 P.M.
Spokane Councilman Rush to pay for hand recount
Spokane City Councilman Richard Rush, who trails former Councilman Mike Allen by 88 votes, submitted a check Friday to the Spokane County Elections Office for $6,240 to pay for a …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011, 2:07 P.M.
Coming to a debate near you - ‘The Donald’
Real estate mogul Donald Trump will moderate a Republican presidential debate in Iowa a week before the state holds the first in the nation caucuses.
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011
CdA mayor still backs McEuen Field remake
Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and three council members say the election Tuesday of three critics of a multimillion-dollar plan to remake a downtown park does not sway their support for the …
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2011
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 …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2011
Opponent: Edinger seeking sympathy
Coeur d’Alene City Council candidate Adam Graves said Thursday that his opponent’s claim that Graves is “out to get his family” is “pure political posturing in pursuit of the sympathy …
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011
CdA councilman: Didn’t know law
Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Ron Edinger said Wednesday he’s the victim of a smear campaign because he believes the proposed makeover of McEuen Field should be put to a public …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011, 7:51 P.M.
Cain’s popularity reaches new heights
CONCORD, N.H. — Herman Cain basked Wednesday in the glow that attends top-tier contenders in New Hampshire and began scrambling to assemble the sort of staff needed to capitalize on …
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
Spin Control: Ladies, gentlemen, start your campaign engines
OK, candidates, listen up. Filing week starts Monday. Those of you who like the personal touch of filling out your forms and paying your fees in person can head down …
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
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 …
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
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 …