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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Ferry County ballots left in drop boxes a week after election

Ferry County officials left ballots in drop boxes in four outlying communities for more than a week after the election.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:38 a.m.

From Spokane to Seattle, Democrats’ strong primary showings a warning to Republicans

In towns along Washington’s Pacific Coast, there are tsunami zones with sirens to warn of an approaching wave and marked routes to take to higher ground. Tuesday’s election results are …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Johnson, Brandt advance in race for Spokane County District Court Judge

Patrick Johnson emerged as front-runner in the race for Spokane County District Court Judge, securing 39.5 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election. Johnson was one of three challengers …


Today’s primary: Seats up for grabs; results open to interpretation

The primary ballot is the gateway to the general election for candidates seeking federal, state and local offices, but the results are always open to interpretation. Ballots have to be …


Spin Control: Got an excuse for not voting? We’ve got a response.

Answers to frequent excuses for not voting in the primary.


Spin Control: Ballot returns lag behind 2014 primaries

For all the talk about a blue wave of voters that might wash over the 2018 elections, it seems appropriate to mention that turnout in this year’s primary is lagging …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

Washington primary ballots will arrive soon

Primary ballots going out by mail this week.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 6:46 p.m.

Ferry County decides to pay for postage for returning primary ballots

Ferry County primary voters will have postage on the envelopes to mail their ballots.


Online voter registration deadline for Washington’s primary election is July 9

Want to vote in Washington’s Aug. 7 primary election? The deadline to register to vote online is July 9 by the end of the day.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

Hart and Shepherd both seek stronger state’s rights in Idaho House of Representatives

Phil Hart, the four-term North Idaho legislator defeated in a primary six years ago, is back before voters. The tax-protesting politician – who lost his house after a protracted fight …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Washington should pay for ballot postage with emergency funds, Wyman says

Secretary of State Kim Wyman asks Gov. Jay Inslee to use emergency funds to pay the postage for ballots that are mailed back in the primary and general elections.


State gets roster for primary election, first since Trump

The window for candidates to register for Oregon’s primary elections has closed – a step toward the first general elections in the state since President Donald Trump took office and …


Spin control: First woman mayor in Seattle in 91 years? Ho hum.

Good for Seattle, which soon will have its second woman mayor, and the first in 91 years. Spokane had three in its last 32.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Rod Higgins, Pamela Haley top challengers in Spokane Valley City Council races

Chris Jackson and Angie Beem move on to the general election in Spokane Valley


Recount starts in South Carolina U.S. House race

Officials are now recounting the roughly 35,000 ballots cast in the Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina.


Only 10 percent of primary ballots returned so far

Only about 10 percent of the state’s voters have returned their ballots in advance of Tuesday’s primary election.


Editorial: TVW is must-see election TV

TVW is only state public affairs network that covers all legislative hearings. But it will also be working hard for voters this election season to deliver nonpartisan coverage.


Editorial: Idaho voters don’t go to extremes

Tuesday’s results are healthy, because they show the electorate wants officeholders to concentrate on a reality-based agenda.


Ballots due today for primary election

Nearly four of five voters in Spokane County had not turned in their primary ballots as of Monday. That’s not very good, but it is a bit better than the …


With most ballots still out, today is last chance to vote

If you just realized it’s primary election day and your ballot is still somewhere around the house … you’re pretty much like most people in Washington. Less than a fourth …


Sheriff’s race centers on jail debate

Debate over the need for a new Spokane County Jail has become a key issue in this year’s campaigns for sheriff and county commissioner after a candidate in the sheriff’s …


Growth is key in Spokane County commission race

Republican Spokane County Commissioner Al French is facing a potential rerun of 2010, when he ousted Democrat Bonnie Mager in a close race. This time, Mager has shed her Democratic …


Q-and-A with candidates for Washington’s 5th District

All four candidates for Washington’s 5th Congressional District were asked the same series of questions on key issues. Here are their answers. Candidates are listed in the order they will …


Simpson, Risch, Labrador win Idaho GOP primaries

Rep. Mike Simpson has prevailed in the Republican primary for Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District, fending off a conservative challenger who drew early support from anti-tax advocates.


Vestal: Voting clout depends on neighborhood

Did you vote in the primary? If you did, welcome to the ruling council. We are a small group, relative to the size of the city, and our authority is …


Incumbents survive their primary challenges

Washington voters – or at least the relative few that cast ballots in the summer primary – seemed willing to stick with the familiar Tuesday. Turnout was light in most …


Doug Clark: Install mayor’s revolving door in other Washington

The primary election is over, and all 16 votes have been counted. The dismal turnout proves that holding primaries in the summer – when everybody’s on the golf course or …


Stakes high in fire district levy votes

As the Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 9 await the results of their maintenance and operations replacement levies on the ballots now arriving in the mail, …


Gov. Otter says he opposes moving primary

BOISE — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter opposes moving Idaho’s primary election to August, largely due to concerns it would result in an even lower turnout than the current primary in …


Editorial: Closing vote in Idaho carries price for taxpayers

Idaho is going through the same challenges that Washington state faced when its independent-oriented election system was ruled unconstitutional by the courts. But instead of trying to preserve that independence, …