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Voters Oust The Mayor In Tensed Controversial Figure Had Completed Half A Term

Ed Dohrman, Tensed’s colorful and controversial mayor, is out of a job. Residents of the farm town of 90 people about 45 miles south of Coeur d’Alene voted overwhelmingly Tuesday …


Initiative Allows Gambling Off Reservation Measure Would Legalize Gambling On Indian Trust Lands As Well

An Indian gambling initiative is worded to allow casino gambling not only on tribal reservations, but on trust lands throughout the state, including downtown Tacoma and Seattle. Initiative 651 permits …


Commission Votes Against Placing Taxes On September Ballot

In a rare split vote, Spokane County commissioners voted Tuesday against putting two environmental taxes before voters on the September ballot. The 2-1 votes represent one of the few occasions …


Close Call, But Candidate Gets Chance To Face Barnes

Spokane City Council candidate John Talbott almost didn’t get the chance to face his chosen foe in the September primary. Talbott filed for office late Friday afternoon, telling the clerk …


Tensed Mayor Unrelenting On Eve Of Recall Vote Anybody Voting Against Him ‘Pathetic Fool,’ Dohrman Writes

The worms have turned. Four months after Tensed Mayor Ed Dohrman called his constituents “a bunch of little, wormy, self-centered, backstabbing people,” his political fate rests in their hands. Today, …


Farm Lobby Tills Fertile Soil Washington State Farm Bureau Lends Support To Initiative 164

With its $1.5 million annual budget, more lobbyists than the Boeing Co. and chapters in every county in the state, the Washington State Farm Bureau is a growing player in …


Town Council Candidates Outside Spokane

Special candidate filing periods will be conducted in several Eastern Washington counties to seek candidates for numerous offices that went begging in this week’s regular election filing period. The special …


County Candidates

FOR THE RECORD: Tuesday, August 1, 1995 CORRECTION: David Holter is running for Spokane City Council position 1. His name was wrong in the July 28 Spokesman-Review. From For the …


Tribal Gambling Measure Will Be On Ballot Legal Fight Could Erupt Over Whether 60 Percent Vote Or Simple Majority Needed For Passage

Voters in November will decide whether to permit Washington Indian tribes to offer unrestricted gambling on their reservations - including slot machines. But there could be a legal fight over …


Conservative Psychologist Keeps Pressure On Gop James Dobson Says Evangelical Voters Tune In To Moral Issues

Pat Buchanan, Phil Gramm, Lamar Alexander and Alan Keyes have all made political pilgrimages to James Dobson’s offices looking out onto Pike’s Peak. In Washington, the president of Focus on …


Newcomers Enter Commission Race Six Candidates To Compete For Post Now Held By Marlton

A pair of political newcomers have made the District 1 race for the Spokane County Commission a crowded affair. Republicans Art Meikel and Mike Davis are the fifth and sixth …


County Puts Taxes To A Vote Voters Will Be Able To Decide Merit Of Two Environmental Taxes Called Essential To Land Management

Spokane County voters in September could repeal $2.2 million in environmental taxes. The downside is that some say the taxes are essential for acquiring sensitive lands and managing stormwater pollution …


Anti-Gay Campaign Could Face A Fight More Idahoans Are Opposed To Initiative, Public Survey Shows

An independent public opinion survey released on Wednesday suggests that despite its near-victory in 1994, the Idaho Citizens Alliance may face a more antagonistic electorate in its 1996 campaign to …


Valleyfest Struggles With Politics

The political season is almost upon Spokane County, and with it, an annual debate. Should Valleyfest, the Spokane Valley’s annual neighborhood celebration, allow candidates to advertise in Terrace View Park? …


Supreme Court Race Heats Up Opponent Says Pekelis Was Appointed To Court Seats Because Of Patronage

It may be the only statewide race on the September primary ballot, but two candidates for a state Supreme Court seat already are warming up for the campaign. Richard Sanders, …


Montana Man Risks All For Presidency

Tom Shellenberg sold a nice Cadillac and bought a clunker of a Ford Escort. He sold his home and accounting business, and is using the money to fund his campaign …


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 …


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 …


Big Battle Ahead For Supporters

Supporters of Initiative 164 have their work cut out for them to win at the ballot box, a veteran of a property rights fight in Arizona says. Realtors and other …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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

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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