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Property Rights Fight Facing Ballot Punches Opponents Force Vote On Sweeping Rollback Of Regulations

Washington state catapulted to the forefront of the property rights revolution this year with passage of the nation’s most sweeping “takings” legislation. But the seeds of Initiative 164 - approved …


Gramm Campaign A Well-Funded Joke

“I think it proves there is a God,” said one Texas liberal of Sen. Phil Gramm’s presidential campaign, which is going nowhere fast. Gloating is in violation of the liberal …


Fate Of Baseball Stadium Thrown To Seattle Voters

Voters in King County will get to decide whether to raise the sales tax in order to build a new baseball stadium. The King County Council voted 7-6 Friday to …


Candidates Have One Week To File For School Board Posts

Voters could change the face of school boards in the Spokane Valley when they go to the polls in the fall. Twelve out of 20 school board positions in the …


Filing Date For Opening Slots On School Board Coming Up

Anyone interested in running for a school board slot needs to file between July 24 and 28. Candidates must fill out a one-page declaration of candidacy at the Spokane County …


Las Vegas-Style Tribal Gambling May Be In Cards

An Indian gambling initiative headed for the November ballot could open the door to Las Vegas-style gambling for all tribes and non-profit agencies in Washington, state regulators say. “Most definitely, …


George Marlton Running For County Commission Seat

A longtime Democratic Party activist will try for the third time to get elected to the Spokane County Commission. George Marlton, 50, a lawyer who spent most of his career …


Stadium Plan May Be On Ballot

King County voters would be asked to approve a tax increase this September to help build a new stadium for the Seattle Mariners under a proposal offered by County Executive …


Big Business Is Split Over Initiative 164

Some of the state’s largest businesses and business associations say they will stay out of the fight over a property rights initiative. Backers of the effort to overturn I-164 say …


Seattle Leaders Taking A Step Toward The Right

Seattle, famous for its all-embracing attitude, is becoming a more Miss Manners kind of town. First, the city outlawed leaflets and posters on utility polls, long the advertising venue of …


Anderson Likely Has Qualified To Run For County Commissioner

Spokane City Councilman Chris Anderson apparently has qualified to run for county commissioner as an independent candidate. Anderson held a state-mandated nominating convention at his home Friday, and 57 registered …


Major’s Future As Prime Minister Hinges On Today’s Snap Election The Time Has Come For Right-Wing Conservatives To ‘Put Up Or Shut Up’

Challenger John Redwood kisses his wife, Gail, after addressing a news conference Monday. Photo by Associated Press


Financial Consultant Enters County Race Martin Burnette Wants To Promote Private Property Rights

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Measures Are Losing Initiative Only Two Appear Headed For November Ballot

With less than a week to gather signatures, only two initiatives look likely to get on the November ballot. Initiative proponents must obtain 181,000 valid signatures by July 7 to …


Clinton Continues Fight To Ban Cop-Killer Bullets With Rally, Ads Speech In High-Crime Area Caps Week-Long Defense Of Crime Bill

President Clinton Friday capped a week-long political offensive on crime issues with a proposal to put new restrictions on “cop-killer” bullets and a vow to fight “Washington lobbies” opposed to …


Lowry Not Sure He Will Run Again Governor Proud Of Leadership, But Admits Having ‘Rough Time’

Gov. Mike Lowry, stung by attacks on his personal behavior, says he’ll consult with his wife and daughter before deciding whether to run for re-election. “Frankly speaking, I have not …


Patriarch Elected For Exiled Armenians

Patriarch Aram Keshishian has been elected spiritual leader of the 4 million Armenian Orthodox Christians living outside their homeland. Keshishian was elected Wednesday at a closed synod in Beirut’s Antelias …


Alexander Campaigns In N. Idaho Gop Presidential Contender Also Is Busy Raising Money

1. Alexander (appeared in Spokane edition only) 2. Candidate Lamar Alexander confers with his spokesman, Bryan Flood, at the CdA airport before going to a fund-raiser in Hayden Lake. Photo …


Candidate Says Message Is Key Long-Shot Gop Candidate’s Strong Speaking Skills Have Helped Him Do Well In Polls

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Buchanan Pot Shots Own Party Derides Gramm, Dole After Winning Straw Poll

Pat Buchanan gestures during a news conference Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press


State Moves Its Primary To March 26

Washington will move its presidential primary from one of the latest dates in the nation to the March 26 date recently picked by California, Gov. Mike Lowry and Secretary of …


Two Tribes Betting Big On Gambling $400,000 Spent On Campaign To Get Initiative 651 On Ballot

Two Indian tribes are pumping big money into their campaign to bring unrestricted gambling - including slot machines - to Washington. Records at the state Public Disclosure Commission showed Wednesday …


Kempthorne Endorses Dole For President

Sen. Dirk Kempthorne has endorsed Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole for president, citing the Kansas Republican’s support for his bill to stop unfunded federal mandates on state and local governments. …


Clinton May Decline Perot Invitation

President Clinton said Monday night he’ll likely reject billionaire Ross Perot’s invitation to join Republican presidential candidates at a meeting of Perot’s United We Stand America organization in August. “I’m …


Corridor Whispering Has Dole Eyeing Kempthorne For Ticket Rumors Fly In Face Of Political Reality, But Candidate Seems To Like Ex-Mayor

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Gramm Blames Aide In Parole Deal Magazine Says He Helped Gain Release Of Drug Dealer

Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, Monday contended that an aide had acted independently and without his knowledge when using his name and office in 1979 to help secure the early release …


Fuhrman Will Work Behind Scenes Retiring Lawmaker Plans To Help Dale Foreman Run For Governor

State Rep. Steve Fuhrman, R-Kettle Falls, has put up about 2,000 bales of hay at his 130-acre “hobby farm” since the Legislature adjourned May 26. Photo by John Craig/The Spokesman-Review


Term-Limit Victim Seeks New Post

California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, forced to leave the Legislature after 31 years because of term limits, announced Saturday that he wants to be mayor of San Francisco. “San Francisco …


Trash-Talking Denver Mayoral Candidates In Dead Heat

After a campaign notable more for negative tactics than issues, the city’s first black mayor and the first woman within reach of Denver’s mayoralty are virtually deadlocked heading into Tuesday’s …


Dole’s Wife Sells Disney Stock After Learning Of ‘Priest’ Origin Disney Subsidiary Miramax Also Produced ‘Pulp Fiction’

Elizabeth Dole said Friday she would immediately sell more than $15,000 in Walt Disney Co. stock after being told that a Disney subsidiary made “Priest,” one of the movies her …