Stories tagged: Nancy McLaughlin
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 6:13 p.m.
Josh Kerns sworn in as Spokane County commissioner, replacing Nancy McLaughlin
Josh Kerns was sworn in as Spokane County commissioner Tuesday evening, replacing Nancy McLaughlin to represent the county’s northern district.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
Voters get distinct choice in race for open county seat
Either way voters choose, the candidate who replaces Spokane County Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin will bring a markedly different political ideology.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Spokane County Commissioner McLaughlin, who lost primary, won’t endorse Mumm or Kerns
Republican Nancy McLaughlin, who is now a lame duck on the Spokane County Commission, said Thursday she has “no respect” for the campaign tactics of her GOP rival, Josh Kerns, …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Mumm to advance in commission race; McLaughlin trailing Kerns
Republican incumbent Nancy McLaughlin is trailing opponent Josh Kerns in her bid to retain her seat on the Spokane County Commission. Democratic City Councilwoman Candace Mumm will advance to the …
Fri., July 22, 2016, 6:14 p.m.
Nancy McLaughlin takes issue with claims made in challenger Josh Kerns’ mailer
Spokane County Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin took issue this week with a mailer sent by challenger Josh Kerns.
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.
Thu., July 7, 2016
Editorial: McLaughlin and Mumm for County Commission
Mumm and McLaughlin are more experienced and pragmatic than Kerns. We would like to see them advance to the general election.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Spokane County, neighborhood groups sign sweeping settlement in land-use disputes
Spokane County agreed it will not expand the area where urban growth can occur for at least nine years without meeting certain benchmarks, while controversial boundaries drawn in 2013 will …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 5:31 p.m.
Spokane County Commissioners to interview potential Mielke replacements Monday
The three candidates vying to replace Todd Mielke on the Spokane County Commission will field questions from Mielke’s former colleagues Monday morning.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Spokane GOP picks McLaughlin, Kerns and Baxter to replace Mielke
Todd Mielke’s seat on the Spokane County Commission will go to either two political veterans or an up-and-comer with wide support among state legislators.
Sat., Feb. 8, 2014
Spokane weighs residency mandate for appointments
Two months after City Council members forced the withdrawal of a controversial nomination to the Spokane Airport Board, they will consider new rules requiring all city board appointees to live …
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013
Mayor David Condon’s Airport Board nominee withdraws
A businessman nominated for a seat on the Spokane Airport Board has withdrawn after questions arose over his $1,800 contribution to Mayor David Condon’s 2015 re-election campaign just a day …
Fri., Oct. 4, 2013
Spokane City Council District 3: Candace Mumm vs. Michael Cannon
If convincing people to contribute to a political campaign is a sign of future success in government, Candace Mumm will be a hit. Mumm has raised more than $70,000, beating …
Tue., July 16, 2013
City Council’s balance could hinge on District 3 race
Call it a race for supremacy at City Hall. A tug of war between the mayor and City Council president. Just don’t call it boring.
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013
Supermajority margin for tax hikes approved for Spokane
The next time the Spokane City Council considers a tax increase, it will take five of seven votes to pass. Most of the remaining ballots in Tuesday’s special election were …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Nailing down the hammer analogy
Perhaps you’ve come across the latest low-water mark in our debate about guns. It is the assertion – made recently in Spokane City Council chambers and at a public forum …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2013
Why doesn’t this tax plan require a supermajority?
Last year, voters in Washington approved Initiative 1185, a measure requiring supermajority votes of two-thirds to raise taxes in the Legislature. Voters approved I-1185 with a not-quite-supermajority of 63.9 percent.
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
Voters to decide whether 5-2 split needed on taxes
Spokane’s Proposition 2 is a way to ensure strong consensus on important issues or a strategy for a minority to seize control from the majority. That’s the debate among Spokane …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2012
Voters likely to get library plea
There could be something for almost everyone on a special election ballot in February. Originally wary of spending the money to hold a special election, the Spokane City Council on …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2012
Council mulls supermajority requirement
It could soon get harder for Spokane city leaders to raise taxes. The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider whether to ask voters if raising tax rates should require …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2012
Democrats holding edge in Legislature
Democrats appear likely to hold on to both chambers of the Washington Legislature. Republicans had pushed to recapture the state Senate, where the Democrats currently have five more seats than …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012
Campaign fliers are mum on author
Dozens if not hundreds of fliers left on cars and doorsteps against Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin’s campaign for state Senate could violate state disclosure law. The black-and-white fliers that …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
McLaughlin, Billig seek Senate seat
Andy Billig and Nancy McLaughlin are well-known and, judging by past election results, popular. And that’s what makes the race for the state Senate seat currently held by Senate Majority …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
Spokane city leaders settle with detective, apologize
City leaders have apologized to a police detective fired last year for what officials described as a “troubled work history.” The Spokane City Council voted 5-1 on Monday to approve …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2012, 8:22 p.m.
City apologizes to fired detective
City leaders on Monday issued an apology to a police detective fired for what officials described as a “troubled work history.”
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012
Spin Control: McLaughlin flap puts originality, or lack of it, in spotlight
One of the first things a candidate does these days, after announcing he or she wants to do good things for the good people of this good community, is get …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, 10:01 p.m.
Andy Billig, Q&A on 15 topics
ANDY BILLIG, Democrat 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? I have a successful record of delivering results on the issues most important to our community: …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, 10 p.m.
Nancy McLaughlin, Q&A on 15 topics
NANCY MCLAUGHLIN, Republican 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? As your city councilwoman, I have been in touch with moms and dads, singles, retirees, …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012
McLaughlin apologizes for false claims
Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin publicly apologized this week to her opponent in the race for state Senate for using false information on a campaign mailer she sent before last …
Wed., May 16, 2012
Why city chose to blame Zehm remains unexplained
Spokane city leaders finally are admitting that mistakes were made during a 2006 police confrontation that led to the death of Spokane resident Otto Zehm. But it remains unclear if …