Stories tagged: elections
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Doug Clark: Time to round up a Presidential Press Posse
Doug Clark is looking for members of his 2016 Presidential Press Posse; do you think you have the right stuff?
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Citizen check proposed for Washington voter registration
Legislation requiring Washington state residents to prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency to get state driver’s licenses so elections officials can ensure non-citizens are not trying to register to vote …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Early results: Ruling party winning Russian parliament vote
Early results on Sunday showed Russia’s ruling United Russia party winning in the parliamentary election amid reports of election violations and visible voter apathy in the country’s two largest cities.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Voter registration mailers mistakenly sent to deceased Idahoans anger some in Kootenai County
A nonprofit group working to boost voter registration in Idaho has left some Kootenai County residents angry or suspicious – and blaming the county elections office, which had nothing to …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
U.S. investigating potential covert Russian plan to disrupt fall elections
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks
The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states.
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control: Novel party names not a path to victory
Primary candidates who made up unique party names fared poorly with voters.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
Clinton’s post-convention bounce runs into a familiar wall: emails
Hillary Clinton acknowledged Friday the challenge she’d face leading a country where most Americans don’t trust her, saying she takes “seriously” the work she must do to build confidence in …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Washington jails fail to provide voting access, report says
While most of the country is actively engaged in the election process, an entire class of individuals – inmates in Washington state jails – can’t participate because the officials charged …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Trump to visit Washington, Oregon, within next month
Campaign officials said that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be traveling to the Pacific Northwest within the next month for rallies and fundraisers.
Sun., July 31, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Clinton accuses Trump of ‘degrading comments about Muslims’
Hillary Clinton said Sunday that Donald Trump repaid the “ultimate sacrifice” of a U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq with insults and degrading comments about Muslims, as the soldier’s bereaved …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 11:02 p.m.
Analysis: Why the GOP convention was a missed opportunity
Republicans emerge from their 2016 convention into a long general election campaign against Hillary Clinton and the Democrats with as many challenges and problems as they had going in.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Tim Eyman’s initiative machine may require new rules
Has the initiative machine of Tim Eyman and Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan become such a Gordian knot of self-interest that state law needs a new tool to cut it?
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.