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Roiled by claims, Alabama Senate race goes off the rails

Republican Roy Moore’s supposedly smooth ride to the U.S. Senate has become an off-color demolition derby since he was hit with decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenagers.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

At least one protester killed amid Honduras election unrest

At least one opposition protester died in shootings overnight in Honduras after the country announced a curfew and suspended some constitutional rights in the face of unrest over a disputed …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 10:48 a.m.

Officials: Presidential hopeful arrives in Egypt from UAE

An Egyptian presidential hopeful living in the United Arab Emirates arrived in Cairo on Saturday, airport officials said, just days after he announced his plans to run for president in …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Record low turnout for November election

Nearly two-thirds of Washington voters sat out the Nov. 7 election, setting a new low mark for turnout.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

Protests rise as vote count in Honduras drags on

Protests were growing in Honduras on Thursday as incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez emerged with a growing lead for re-election following a reported computer glitch that shut down vote counting …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

Leftist challenger leads in Honduras presidential vote count

Early results from Honduras’ presidential election Monday showed leftist challenger Salvador Nasralla with a surprise lead over incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.


Honduran president likely to be re-elected in disputed vote

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a conservative U.S. ally, appeared likely to win a second term on Sunday despite opposition claims that his re-election is an unconstitutional power grab.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

Honduras president seeks second term despite constitutional ban

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez appears likely to win a second term on Sunday as well as bolstering the strength of his conservative National Party across the board.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 7:02 p.m.

Source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump’s legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Pinera wins Chile election, will face Guillier in run-off

Conservative billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera on Sunday won Chile’s presidential election, but will now have to face leftist candidate Alejandro Guillier in a run-off in December.


Idaho election winners declared with 2 coin flips

Coin flips have decided two tied elections in Idaho.


Charlottesville unrest was a factor for many Virginia voters

Unease over violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville this summer and President Donald Trump’s response loomed in the minds of many Virginia voters during Tuesday’s elections in which Democrats made …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Trump calls Putin sincere, but stands by U.S. agencies’ findings on meddling

Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage U.S.-Russia …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

Critic of Vancouver oil terminal wins costly port race

An outspoken critic of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver won a port commissioner race that may shape the project’s future.


Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news

Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year’s presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary …


Minneapolis elects black transgender woman to City Council

Minneapolis has elected a black transgender woman to its City Council, another national first in what advocacy groups have described as a banner night for transgender people in public office.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor’s races

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke to President Donald Trump.


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. New Deal, Nov. 10, 1932


Few people get prison time after series of 2016 protests

More than half of the 200 people arrested during protests after last year’s presidential elections were not prosecuted, and many cases were dismissed altogether, Portland officials said.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10 p.m.

Brazile says she found ‘no evidence’ that Democratic primaries were rigged for Clinton

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile said Sunday that despite a joint fundraising agreement between the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, there was “no evidence” that the 2016 …


Water woes bubble below the surface in Flint recall election

Karen Weaver was elected mayor of Flint two years ago arguing that her predecessor had bungled the response to the city’s lead-contaminated water crisis.


Beware of last-minute election attacks

Conservatives were outraged with the attack on Howes. Liberals were irate with the smear against Beggs. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough people who are disgusted with both. Until there is, the …


Georgia attorney general quits defense in server wiping case

The Georgia attorney general’s office will no longer represent state election officials in an elections integrity lawsuit in which a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean three days after …


Trump in a Twitter flurry the day before Russia investigation charges may come

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump unleashed a flurry of messages attacking Hillary Clinton and Democrats, a day before the first charges may be announced from a special prosecutor investigating Russian …


Philip Tyler: Spokane should rise above political divisiveness

I have witnessed friends de-friend, associates disassociate and budding relationships become unrelated, all because of party politics and the perceived hate for the other side.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Icelanders go to the polls for 3rd time in 4 years

Icelanders were voting for the third time in four years Saturday as the nation tried to shake off the latest political crisis on an island roiled by divisions since its …


Kenya postpones voting in opposition areas after violence

Fears of further bloodshed led Kenya’s election commission to postpone voting planned for Saturday in some opposition strongholds, citing safety concerns for staffers as deadly clashes continued between police and …


Georgia election server wiped after suit filed

A computer server crucial to a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was quietly wiped clean by its custodians just after the suit was filed, the Associated Press has learned.


Alternatives to Putin a mixed bag as Russian election looms

Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t said if he will stand for a fourth term. But with the election a little more than four months off, the presidential race is a …


Kenya opposition leader urges boycott on eve of rerun vote

The leader of Kenya’s main opposition party urged his supporters to boycott a rerun of the disputed presidential election scheduled for Thursday amid rising political tensions and fears of violence …