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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


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. …


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


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


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


School Levies Set In Silver Valley Elections May 2 In Kellogg, Wallace; May 16 For Kootenai Joint District

Silver Valley schools are getting more money from the state, but it’s still not enough to cover all educational expenses, school officials say. With up-to-date financial figures in hand, school …


Robertson Predicts Bad Things If Nominee Favors Abortion Rights He Says Ticket Could Suffer If Religious Conservatives Aren’t Happy

Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson said Saturday that the nomination of a Republican presidential or vicepresidential candidate who favored abortion rights “could bring the ticket down” by dampening enthusiasm among Christian …


California’s Dornan Running For President 62-Year-Old Conservative Seeking Republican Nomination

Dornan, with wife Sallie and grandchildren, announces his candidacy. Photo by Associated Press


Liddy’s Daughter Will Seek Office

The daughter of Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy is running for office. Alexandra Liddy Bourne, a Republican, is challenging Democrat Linda Puller, for her seat in the House of Delegates. …


Either Way, County Will Never Be The Same Time Will Tell If Voters Made The Right Decision

A generation from now, students of Spokane government will call the voters of 1995 visionaries. Or knuckleheads.


Valley Fire Pumped Up For City

The incorporation bandwagon is starting to fill. Spokane Valley Fire District commissioners voted unanimously this week to endorse the incorporation proposition. They joined Carnhope Irrigation District No. 7 and the …


Daley Wins By Landslide In Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley scored a landslide victory over independent Roland Burris in a mayoral election Tuesday that drew the lowest voter turnout in half a century. With 34 percent …


Group Seeks Vote On Required-Gun Measure Spot On Ballot Sought After ‘No’ By Benewah County Commissioners

Benewah County gun supporters say they’ll go to the voters, since officials are unwilling to touch even a watered-down gun measure. “I’m looking forward to election day,” said Ken Rouw, …


Specter Appeals To Gop Centrists Iowa Republicans Don’t Give Him Much Of A Chance

GOP candidate Arlen Specter. Photo by Associated Press