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  • Sue Lani Madsen: Election integrity counts

    Election integrity is critical to combating voter cynicism. In Washington we have statutes that provide for systematic involvement of election observers representing major political parties.


  • Condon builds fat stacks of campaign dollars

    With about two months until Election Day, the elephant in the room is the mayor’s money. Mayor David Condon has outstacked the fat stacks he put together four years ago, …


  • Shawn Vestal: It seems likely City Council will keep its liberal majority

    In the wake of last week’s primary election, there is a much more interesting question than whether Mayor David Condon will hang on for a second term. Will the City …


  • Hafner led library bond campaign

    The group campaigning for the Spokane County Library District’s bond – which would allow the district to build a 30,000-square-foot library across Sprague Avenue from the site of the new …


  • Hearing set on adding two more to Spokane County Commission

    Spokane County is closer than it’s been in years to expanding its governing body. The public will have a chance Tuesday to tell the three sitting commissioners why voters should …


  • Mike Crapo to seek fourth term in U.S. Senate

    BOISE – Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo announced Tuesday that he’ll run for re-election in 2016, seeking a fourth six-year term. Crapo named Gov. Butch Otter, Sen. Jim Risch, and …


  • Spin Control: Eight rules for political candidates

    OLYMPIA – It’s the weekend between Bloomsday and the Lilac Parade, and that can only mean one thing. Well, two things if you count the fact that half the people …


  • Auditor’s office hires will upgrade dated systems

    Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton has hired a face familiar to voters as her second-in-command. Mary Kuney, a former state auditor and failed GOP candidate for county treasurer last year, …


  • Spin Control: Oregon’s new voter law misses the mark

    OLYMPIA – The state of Oregon has some good-government types agog and aglow over its new law on voter registration. Perhaps that’s because the good-govs have had little to celebrate …


  • Spin Control: Excuses for not voting run the gamut

    If you didn’t vote in last fall’s election – and let’s face it, most people didn’t – why not? And what would the state have to do to make you …


  • Activist calls for adding two seats to county commission

    Once again, Spokane County commissioners will hear a proposal to increase their ranks by two. Community activist Karen Kearney announced her intention to bring the idea to the all-Republican commission …


  • Ballot measures: California next for pot activists

    SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana activists who have longed for decades to end America’s drug war pocketed more major victories Tuesday, with Oregon and the nation’s capital approving recreational pot use. …


  • Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on …


  • Debaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Scotland’s long debate over whether the country should become independent has proved a bonanza for printers of bumper stickers, posters, balloons and even umbrellas. Nationwide the …


  • Dan Sullivan wins Alaska’s GOP US Senate primary

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to …


  • House campaign groups start $75M ad push

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting a $75 million national advertising blitz, both parties’ House campaign arms on Tuesday began running television spots that are not expected to relent before November’s elections. …


  • Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) — The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore overnight Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close behind it strengthened …


  • Washington class size initiative signatures ready

    SEATTLE — Sponsors of an initiative to decrease Washington public school class sizes plan to turn in more than 325,000 signatures to the Washington secretary of state’s office on Wednesday. …


  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups as part of a nationwide “criminal scheme” to violate election …


  • Miss. GOP Senate candidates face likely runoff

    WASHINGTON — Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a …


  • Republican National Committee sues to raise unlimited cash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee on Friday sued the Federal Election Commission in an effort to raise unlimited cash like super PACs do.


  • Kootenai County power shifts in primary

    Three-term Kootenai County Commissioner Todd Tondee was trailing by a wide margin to challenger Marc Eberlein in early returns in Tuesday’s Republican primary election.


  • Wisconsin voter ID law thrown out by federal judge

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge in Milwaukee has struck down Wisconsin’s voter Identification law, saying it unfairly burdens poor and minority voters.


  • Afghans defy Taliban threat to vote in droves

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country’s wobbly government prepares to face …


  • North Idaho schools put levies before voters today

    Four North Idaho school districts are asking voters today for help paying for basic needs, from staff costs to curriculum materials, as well as facility improvements and some extracurricular activities. …


  • Iraqi authorities distribute cards for elections

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s election commission said Saturday that it has not yet decided how it will distribute voter ID cards in the embattled western province of Anbar, barely two …


  • Clint Didier joins Washington’s 4th District race

    Clint Didier has joined in the GOP hunt to replace outgoing 4th Congressional District Rep. Doc Hastings. Didier, a Central Washington rancher and former NFL tight end, announced his candidacy …


  • County splitting larger voting precincts

    Spokane County officials moved last week to pare down the size of 14 large voting precincts, but members of the Republican Party questioned how the change will affect grass-roots politics. …


  • County splitting larger voting precincts

    Spokane County officials moved this week to pare down the size of 14 large voting precincts, but members of the Republican Party questioned how the change will affect grass-roots politics. …


  • Six ballots wrong in Spangle Town Council race decided by two votes

    A mistake by the Spokane County elections office may have affected the outcome of a razor-thin Spangle Town Council race, but there’s nothing that can be done because the election …


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