Stories tagged: Election
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Rick Santorum follows Rand Paul in exit from presidential race
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who won Iowa’s 2012 caucuses, ended his presidential campaign Wednesday and endorsed Marco Rubio for president.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Trump wants Iowa election do-over
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race
Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Q&A: How and why AP called Clinton-Sanders race when it did
The question burned late into the night: Who won the Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders? There would be no answer until well into the next day.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
In Iowa, late deciders and evangelicals sided against Donald Trump
Donald Trump made a late play for evangelical voters in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucus, but he ultimately couldn’t wrest the group away from winner Ted Cruz, according to entrance polls …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Hillary Clinton’s narrow win sparks nervousness among supporters
Hillary Clinton emerged from Iowa with a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders – and a new round of nervous second-guessing from supporters.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
Hillary Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire
Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Donald Trump boosts turnout, but not all newcomers vote for him
Donald Trump’s presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful consideration, many new Iowa voters turned to his rivals instead.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Iowa kicks off 2016 voting; Democratic, GOP races tight
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday’s Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Trump-less GOP debate drew 12.5 million viewers
The seventh Republican presidential debate – and the first one without Donald Trump – has reached 12.5 million viewers.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 12:15 p.m.
22 Clinton emails were top secret, government says
The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton’s unsecured home server contained some of the U.S. government’s most closely guarded secrets, censoring 22 emails with material …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Is Clinton marriage a rehash or relevant? Voters seem split
Like it or not, the long-running drama of Hillary Clinton’s marriage – her husband’s infidelity and how she dealt with it – is back as a subtext in this year’s …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
Debate fact check: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy
Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military readiness and pay for construction workers in their latest debate.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
GOP candidates fill the void left by Trump’s boycott
A debate without Donald Trump offered his rivals a chance to escape his long shadow Thursday, resulting in sharp exchanges among Republicans hoping to survive the winnowing of the presidential …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Privacy at risk in hunt for data on voters
When presidential candidates turn to data crunchers at Rocket Fuel in Silicon Valley for help finding voters who want tougher immigration enforcement, the firm comes up with a surprisingly specific …
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Sarah Palin’s oldest son arrested in domestic violence case
The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was arrested in a domestic violence case in which his girlfriend was afraid he would shoot himself with an AR-15 assault …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 10:25 p.m.
Doug Clark: One-term curse has ended, but Spokane politics won’t let me down
Despite the fact that the Curse of the One-Term Mayor ended on Election Night, Doug doesn’t anticipate any shortage of material to write about in the next four years.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 9:37 p.m.
Re-elected Spokane Mayor Condon must refocus on police accountability
Spokane’s next mayor needs to be willing to break china, not protect the teacups. To focus fiercely on the problems of police accountability, not spin and election braggadocio.
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015
Editorial: Endorsement: Retain Wick on Spokane Valley council
City needs his perspective on transportation, especially Bridging the Valley effort
Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
Editorial: LaVerne Biel the best choice for District 2
Of two worthy candidates, Biel more likely to discourage Spokane City Council involvement in issues that draw attention away from priorities.
Fri., June 27, 2014, 9:45 a.m.
Tea party official in Cochran photos case dies
RIDGELAND, Miss. — A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days …
Wed., April 23, 2014
Spokane County voters pass one library measure, not another
Spokane Valley voters gave a mixed message to the Spokane County Library District on Tuesday, approving a measure to create a library capital facilities district but rejecting a bond measure …
Sun., March 30, 2014
Doug Clark: Catch a ride aboard the county gravy train
For those with a low work ethic and a desire for easy money, have I got an offer! There is still a month and change left to file your candidacy …
Thu., Dec. 5, 2013
Doug Clark: John Ahern’s recount strategy compounds big loss
Nobility sometimes rises out of a crushing defeat. It’s our way of romanticizing lost causes like Gen. Custer’s futile last stand at Little Big Horn, say, or those brave Alamo …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013
Jon Snyder, Candace Mumm target of PAC-funded attack ad
A group of business-backed political action committees has launched a new television attack ad against two candidates for Spokane City Council, marking the opening salvo in what could become the …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
Incumbents survive their primary challenges
Washington voters – or at least the relative few that cast ballots in the summer primary – seemed willing to stick with the familiar Tuesday. Turnout was light in most …
Thu., July 18, 2013
Three in running for Fire District 9 spot
All three candidates for the open commissioner seat in Spokane County Fire District 9 say there is no controversial issue driving interest in the race, but a recent vacancy on …
Thu., July 18, 2013
Primary mailings offer candidate variety
This year may go down as the year of the candidate as races in small towns and fire districts are crowded enough to warrant a spot on the primary election …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
Rockford vote could free up funds for water system
The town of Rockford is putting a law enforcement services levy on the February ballot to pay for its law enforcement contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The idea …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2012
Editorial: A practiced ‘yes’ could rein in our lawmakers
Four times since 1993, Washington voters have approved ballot initiatives or referendums that require a supermajority of legislators to support new taxes, or tax increases. That’s a lot of practice. …