Stories tagged: elections
Wed., July 13, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Three vie for seat on Spokane County Commission
Two challengers are vying for a chance to unseat Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin in the August primary elections.
Sun., July 10, 2016, 11:22 p.m.
Japan coalition scores bigger-than-expected election win
TOKYO – Japan’s ruling coalition scored a stronger-than-expected victory in parliamentary elections, results showed Monday, as voters chose stability and hopes for economic revival over opposition pleas to stop the …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Evangelist Franklin Graham has ‘zero hope’ in Democrats or GOP
Evangelist Franklin Graham brought his 50-state tour to Olympia Wednesday, urging Christians to repent and get involved in politics to head off God’s judgment on America.
Sat., June 25, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Native Americans turn focus inward for political empowerment
For generations, tribal nations fought to tear down the barriers that kept them from having a voice in the government the U.S. Cavalry imposed upon the western frontier. Now, Native …
Sun., May 15, 2016
Gary Crooks: To endorse or not to endorse?
“Who are you to tell me how to vote?” That’s not a new complaint, but it has gained momentum in this hyperpartisan era where the distinction between reliable information sources …
Sun., May 8, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: The electorate is always mad, but the reasons change every four years
It’s getting so a political junkie can’t watch cable news without some talking head proclaiming voters are angry. Duh. When aren’t American voters angry? It’s their natural state.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
U.S. to states: Make it easier for ex-prisoners to obtain IDs
States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday in announcing a set of measures …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: Talk about fixing primaries will float away on the summer wind
Every four years about this time, people come up with better ways to pick the people who will be the major parties’ nominee for president in the fall.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
GOP backers of defense budget hike got millions in donations
House Republicans urging a steep increase in the Pentagon’s budget have received $10 million in campaign contributions over the course of their congressional careers from defense contractors that would benefit …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Uganda’s main opposition candidate arrested on election day
The main opposition candidate in Uganda was arrested late Thursday in the capital, his aide said, as vote counting started in presidential and parliamentary polls marred by the late arrival …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Scope of initiatives limited in Spokane Valley
Spokane Valley does have initiative process, but it’s rarely used.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Race for McMorris Rodgers’ seat draws new, old challengers
Four challengers have announced they’ll seek the seat in Congress held since 2005 by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Three of the men have ran against McMorris Rodgers before. David Kay …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Spokane would elect five county commissioners under bill
Spokane County would have five county commissioners under a new bill in the Legislature.
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015, 12:34 a.m.
Spin Control: Eyman coffers already in six figures for next year’s initiative
Eyman has cash, lawmakers have diplomas, states have revenue
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 5:34 p.m.
Election process for county commissioners called into question
A federal appeals court said holding primary elections by district and at-large general elections is unconstitutional. That’s the way Spokane and most other Washington counties pick their boards of commissioners.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 10:58 p.m.
Treppiedi continues to slip against Haynes in Spokane School Board race
Longtime Spokane School Board incumbent Rocky Treppiedi continued to lose ground Thursday evening in his bid to retain his seat as a director with Spokane Public Schools. With more ballots …
Tue., Nov. 3, 2015
100 years ago: Spokane gave women the vote before New York, Massachusetts or Pennsylvania
From our archives, 100 years ago It was election day, and a stark contrast existed between the women’s suffrage situation in Spokane and in the bulk of the country.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 10:28 p.m.
Doug Clark: Want to join me on Election Night to potentially witness history being made?
Doug Clark is looking for one or two political junkies to join him on the Clark Pundit Posse on Election Night.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, 10:40 p.m.
Doug Clark: My ‘Extra Extra’ ballot will help clear things up for voters
Ballots for the Nov. 3 election arrived in my mailbox the other day and it looks like things are even more of a cluster than usual.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 1:02 p.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
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, …
Wed., Aug. 12, 2015
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 …
Thu., July 23, 2015
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 …
Fri., July 3, 2015
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 …
Wed., May 13, 2015
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 …
Sun., May 10, 2015
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 …
Tue., April 7, 2015
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, …
Sun., March 22, 2015
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 …
Sun., March 1, 2015
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 …
Mon., Feb. 9, 2015
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 …