Stories tagged: elections
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 …
Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 8:11 a.m.
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. …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, 1:34 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014, 4:35 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014, 2:11 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014, 12:34 p.m.
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. …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014, 6:56 a.m.
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 …
Wed., July 2, 2014, 10:05 a.m.
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. …
Thu., June 19, 2014, 10:56 a.m.
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 …
Wed., June 4, 2014, 9:14 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 23, 2014, 9:26 a.m.
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.
Wed., May 21, 2014, 2 a.m.
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.
Tue., April 29, 2014, 11:32 a.m.
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.
Sat., April 5, 2014, 11:12 a.m.
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 …
Tue., March 11, 2014
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. …
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014, 4:57 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
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 …
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014
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. …
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014
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. …
Tue., Dec. 24, 2013
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 …
Sun., Dec. 1, 2013
Spin Control: Low voter turnout defies general thinking
Conventional wisdom for campaign seasons like the one just passed says local elections help boost turnout for the statewide contests. Voting for people you might know, or at least have …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013
Spin Control: State’s initiative system doesn’t need change
OLYMPIA – Supporters of Initiative 517 tried to get some traction last week with what they said is a “shocking trend” in Washington politics. This fight for attention is a …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013
Election has deep implications for Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls
New mayors will pick up the gavels of North Idaho’s two largest cities early next year, while the Coeur d’Alene City Council could shift sharply to the right with a …
Wed., Sept. 11, 2013, 1:53 p.m.
Colo. recalls show risk of supporting gun control
DENVER (AP) — Democratic voters in Colorado helped remove two state senators of their own party who voted for tighter gun control — an ouster that was both intensely local …
Sat., Sept. 7, 2013, 5:02 a.m.
Conservatives sweep to Australia election victory
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s conservative opposition swept to power Saturday, ending six years of Labor Party rule and winning over a disenchanted public by promising to end a hated …