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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

City Council passes resolution supporting multimillion dollar library and school bonds

The Spokane City Council threw its support Monday behind two propositions which will ask voters in November to fund millions in school and library construction.


Appellate ruling affirms Proposition 1 removal from November ballot

A last-ditch effort to revive the beleaguered initiative for this November’s ballot failed Friday, all but ending the possibility voters will weigh in on a policy some contend makes Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Tossed immigration initiative in Spokane will get emergency appellate review

Proposition 1, an initiative that supporters say would strip Spokane of a disputed “sanctuary city” status, will get a hearing before an appellate court commissioner Thursday as the deadline looms …


Leaner STA plan deserves a chance

The STA board has put together a reasonable package that favors practicality over flash. We recommend a yes vote on Proposition 1.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 10:22 p.m.

Spokane voters reject worker bill of rights

A controversial measure to bolster worker rights in Spokane failed at the polls tonight, as 62 percent of voters rejected it. City of Spokane Proposition 1 would have amended the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 10:39 p.m.

Spokane County voters turn down proposal to expand commission

Spokane County voters turned down by a wide margin a proposal to expand the three-member county commission. Just over 62 percent of voters said “no” to Spokane County Proposition 1.


Editorial: 2015 endorsements wrap-up

Agree with The Spokesman-Review, or not, vote.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 8:42 p.m.

Read the fine print on “Worker Bill of Rights”

When it comes to voting on initiatives, we all need to read the fine print - especially on Proposition 1, the “Workers’ Bill of Rights.”


STA transit sales tax increase fails

Late returns counted Wednesday failed to give Spokane Transit Authority’s Proposition 1 ballot measure enough votes to overcome an election night deficit. With less than 1,000 votes remaining to be …


STA sales tax increase failing

Spokane County voters on Tuesday were turning down a 0.3 percent sales tax increase to pay for improvements to public transit. But the measure still was too close to call, …


Shawn Vestal: Trolley-bashing Washington Policy Center has funny way of showing neutrality

Have you been wondering what position the Washington Policy Center is taking on the Spokane transit ballot measure? They don’t have one!


STA, policy center spar over Proposition 1 ballot measure

The head of the Spokane Transit Authority says a conservative think tank is intentionally misconstruing facts about a ballot measure that would raise the sales tax to expand transit in …


STA has a lot riding on Proposition 1

Local voters have been in a generous mood lately. Last fall, they approved ballot measures for Spokane city streets and parks, and in 2012 said “yes” to an expanded Spokane …


Spokane voters to decide on expanded bus service

Bus service in northwest Spokane would see significant improvements under a ballot measure that would raise the sales tax by an additional 0.3 percent to bolster transit. Spokane Transit Authority …


Editorial: Street repair, Riverfront ballot issues deserve ‘yes’ vote

Propositions 1 and 2 offer Spokane voters savvy options for maintaining the streets and refurbishing a beloved park – without increasing current tax rates. Proposition 1 is the next step …


Shawn Vestal: Ombudsman rule imperfect but promising

Spokane’s new path on police oversight has been greeted by some reform proponents as a horror, a travesty, a failure. Even supporters have been lukewarm about it: Best we can …


Spokane County rural voters deny Proposition 1

Efforts to raise property taxes to buy homes and land around Fairchild Air Force Base dimmed Wednesday as “no” votes piled up – especially in rural and poorer areas of …


Fairchild Air Force Base tax outcome uncertain

A tax measure to protect Fairchild Air Force Base from civilian encroachment was trailing in Tuesday night’s count, but the race was too close to call. Spokane County Proposition 1 …


Spokane Valley council won’t back tax to help move homes near Fairchild

The Spokane Valley City Council won’t support a new tax to move homes out of Fairchild Air Force Base’s crash zone, saying county commissioners should have tried harder to find …


Bill Savitz: Proposition 1 tax can help save Fairchild AFB

Citizens of Spokane County have shown themselves to be stalwart supporters of Fairchild Air Force Base, its personnel and its missions over seven decades. When the Geiger Spur Rail Line …


County edits shelter proposal

A proposal to build a new regional animal shelter will be a ballot “measure,” not a “proposition,” in the Nov. 8 general election. Spokane County commissioners approved a new designation …


Supermajority in, some taxes out

Washington voters removed some taxes and made it tougher for the Legislature to create new ones, but seemed to turn down plans to privatize some state services. Idaho voters passed …


Editorial: Prop 1 not the answer for attacking dropout rate

Free public education is society’s gift to its children and an investment in its own future. So whenever young people stupidly flush it down the toilet they are cheating themselves …


Fire bond falls short

Spokane’s $33 million fire bond appears to have failed. Tuesday’s tally of remaining ballots from last week’s general election shows the proposed property tax increase fell just short of the …


Jail sales tax, I-1033 fail; R-71 favored

Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much more change. Kootenai County voters shot down a pair of ballot measures that would …


Bill of rights, I-1033 dead; R-71 ahead

Voters seemed wary Tuesday of ballot measures that would cost them money or mandate too much change. In Washington, they turned thumbs down to Initiative 1033, which would have imposed …


Campaigners count down to Tuesday

Washington voters who have yet to turn in their ballots – and based on the latest figures, that’s most of us – have some interesting choices to make between now …


City seeks firefighting tax

When the Spokane City Council placed a 10-year fire tax on November’s ballot, the timing was risky. But an agreement reached last month with the Spokane Fire Fighters Union helped …


Endorsement: City should prove worth as watchdog of fire funds

Property tax payers in Spokane probably aren’t wild about the $33 million bond they are being asked to support for firefighting gear, vehicles and stations. As property owners, however, they …


Council OKs fire bond for November ballot

Spokane voters will decide in November if they want to continue paying extra property taxes to buy fire equipment and build new fire stations. But residents may cast their votes …