Stories tagged: primary election
Thu., March 8, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
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
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
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.
Wed., July 27, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
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.
Wed., June 22, 2016
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.
Thu., May 19, 2016
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.
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015
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 …
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014
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 …
Wed., July 23, 2014
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 …
Wed., July 16, 2014
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 …
Sun., July 13, 2014
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 …
Tue., May 20, 2014, 9:26 p.m.
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.
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
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 …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
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 …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012
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 …
Thu., July 19, 2012
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, …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2012, 12:39 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 6, 2011
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, …
Thu., Aug. 12, 2010
Ballots must be sent by Tuesday
More than 20 percent of ballots mailed to Spokane County voters for Tuesday’s primary election have been returned so far.
Fri., May 21, 2010
Land-use plan tops issues in District 2 race
Land-use planning has surfaced as the most acrimonious issue in the District 2 race for the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners. Jai Nelson and Chris Fillios are running against commission …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2009
Even primary election serves up political hash
I’m always relieved to get past a primary. The only point of a primary election is to weed out those less-popular candidates who, if elected, might actually do the public …
Wed., Aug. 20, 2008
Gregoire ekes out lead
Washington’s new primary system provided few surprises Tuesday, serving as a warm-up for a gubernatorial rematch between Chris Gregoire and Dino Rossi and some other expected matchups in the general …
Sun., Aug. 17, 2008
Take a drink, hold your nose, mark your ballot
On Friday I finally cracked open my primary ballot and began the painstaking process of selecting which liars I’ll choose to represent me. All politicians lie, although most of them …
Thu., July 31, 2008
Education a key issue for 9th District candidates
Voters in the 9th Legislative District will choose among three new names on their Aug. 19 primary ballots, including one candidate affiliated with the Green Party who wants to guarantee …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2007
Judge hears arguments on closing GOP primary
BOISE – A federal judge appeared dubious Thursday of a group of dissident Idaho Republicans’ attempt to force the closure of the state’s GOP primary elections to anyone but registered …