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Valley Voters Reject Incorporation Again 41 Percent In Favor Of Plan, 59 Percent Voted Against

For the third time in six years, Spokane Valley incorporation supporters lost at the ballot box Tuesday. Voters turned down the latest proposal, which would have formed a new city …


Incorporation Fails

Joe McKinnon, co-chairman of Citizens for Valley Incorporation, listens to the vote results. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Organized Foes Helped Defeat Incorporation Media Blitz By Opponents Contributed To Sudden Turnaround In Support, Observers Say

A month ago, Spokane Valley voters appeared ready to form their own city. A scientific poll showed incorporation was likely to pass.


Incumbents Lock Up School Votes Former Cda Chairman Tim Olson Is Only Challenger To Win Election

School trustee elections in North Idaho went to the incumbents Tuesday night, except in one Coeur d’Alene race. School boards will remain unchanged in the Post Falls, Plummer/Worley, St. Maries …


Valley Vote A Cliffhanger

By 10 p.m. Tuesday, the only thing certain about a vote to form a city in the Spokane Valley was that it was going to be a cliffhanger. With 10 …


Deer Park School Bond Passes

For the first time in nearly 20 years, voters in the Deer Park School District passed a bond measure Tuesday. Of 1,485 voters, 63 percent supported the $5.5 million bond.


Valley Voters Reject Incorporation Third Attempt To Form New City Strikes Out

Kay McGlocklin and Joe McKinnon compare numbers from early returns on the Valley incorporation vote Tuesday night at the Red Lion Inn. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Home Is Where The Vote Is

Cookies and ballots Marylee Schaffner, center, and Melody Wight. along with 2-year-old Samantha Wight, are ready to greet voters at the Wight residence Tuesday. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Boise Democrat Tests Waters For Run Against Chenoweth

Dan Williams has a tough task ahead of him if he plans to challenge freshman Rep. Helen Chenoweth for her 1st Congressional District seat. Williams just returned emptyhanded from a …


Businesses Contributing Heavily To Opposition Group In Final Days

As the incorporation campaign winds to a close, the cash is pouring into the opposition’s coffers. Concerned Citizens Against Valley Incorporation reported raising more than $13,000 last week, bringing its …


On Luring Area Anglers, Save Our Sealife Backers Are Missing The Boat

The campaign to get a minimum of 181,667 registered voters’ signatures on petitions to put the Save Our Sealife initiative on the Nov. 7 ballot may be faltering. Backers of …


Conservative Paris Mayor Elected French President Political Veteran’s Victory Ends 14-Year Socialist Rule

Jacques Chirac and his supporters celebrate his victory Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Black Wins Mayor Vote In Dallas

Dallas winner Ron Kirk. Photo by Associated Press


Vote Expected To Usher In New Era In French Politics Conservative, Socialist Running Neck And Neck For President

The paths of Chirac and Jospin crossed Saturday at a soccer match in Paris. Photo by Associated Press


Dallas First Big Texas City To Elect Black

Former Texas Secretary of State Ron Kirk was elected mayor of Dallas on Saturday in a landslide, becoming the first black elected mayor of any major city in the state. …


Opponents Of Incorporation In Frenzy Of Campaign Activity

John Bording has had the “Vote No” sign since the last incorporatin election in April of 1994. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Conservatives Trounced In British Elections

From its heartland in southern England through the rugged Welsh valleys, the governing Conservatives were trounced in local elections Friday, increasing the chances for a challenge to Prime Minister John …


Science Center Makes Ballot

Spokane voters can add the Pacific Science Center to the list of issues and candidates they’ll be voting on during the fall primary. The city got word from the county …


New Primary Creates Urban Focus

Have you ever hurried up the steps of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in a teeming rain and then let out a sigh of wonder and contentment as …


Clinton Adviser Won’t Run For Senate Seat

Clinton adviser Mack McLarty, the former White House chief of staff, said Thursday he won’t enter the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. David Pryor, D-Ark. McLarty said he will …


Trustee Candidates To Appear At Forum

Five candidates vying for two open seats on the Coeur d’Alene school board will answer questions during a public forum Wednesday evening. Incumbent Vern Newby in Zone 2 is being …


Seattle To Offer Campaign Info On The Internet Software Would Make Reports Accessible On Public Access Network And On World Wide Web

Say you want to know the top 10 contributors to a candidate’s political campaign. Just log onto the Internet, type in your request and boom, there they are.


Voters To Decide School Levy Opponents Say It’s Not Needed; District Explains Why It Is

School officials are promoting their two-year, $2.9 million supplemental levy as a simple way to keep up existing programs and safe schools. Opponents portray the levy as evidence that overpaid …


Kellogg, Wallace Also Plan Levy Elections

Kellogg and Wallace school districts hold supplemental levy elections Tuesday, as well. Kellogg schools need $689,000, say school officials. It is a one-year levy. Wallace officials want voters to approve …


St. Maries Sets Election Date For Trimmed-Down School Levy

The St. Maries school board has set a supplemental levy election for May 16. The amount, $335,000 each year for two years, is $10,000 less than the previous supplemental levy, …


Supplemental School Levy Narrowly Passes Voters

A two-year, $500,000-per-year supplemental levy designed to purchase books, buses and maintenance supplies was approved by voters Tuesday. The levy, which needed only a simple majority to pass, received 1,117 …


Levy Election Today In Post Falls

The Post Falls School District is holding a supplemental levy election today for $500,000 a year for two years. The biggest portion of the levy revenue, $260,000 each year, would …


Vote On Valley City Locked In For May 16 With No Appeals Filed, Way Is Cleared For Election

It’s official. Citizens in the Spokane Valley will go to the polls next month to decide whether to form their own city. Monday was the deadline for appealing the proposed …


Phil Gramm Leads Republican Pack In Fund Raising

The first finance reports of the presidential race show Lamar Alexander raising most of his money in his native Tennessee, Bob Dole doing well among former top government officials and …


School Board Races Launched

Two conservative patrons are challenging moderate incumbents on the Post Falls school board in May elections. Elsewhere in North Idaho, patrons are showing mixed interest in open school board seats.