Stories tagged: Vicky Dalton
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Mary Kuney sworn in as Spokane County commissioner
Mary Kuney was sworn in as a Spokane County commissioner Friday evening, two days after Gov. Jay Inslee appointed her to fill the seat that previously belonged to Shelly O’Quinn.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Spokane County adopts new record-keeping policy, aims to get rid of paper storage
How much time, paperwork and taxpayer money does it take to order printer ink for a Spokane County government office? Too much, says county Auditor Vicky Dalton.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Election fraud rare; ask observers
Observers ensure that workers aren’t making mistakes or doing something nefarious. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton welcomes their presence, because it provides more certainty that the process is being run …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
New Washington law bars elections officials’ names from ballot envelopes
Elections officials will no longer have their names on some voter materials in a year when they’re running for re-election.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
Legislation would bar county auditors’ names from ballot return envelopes
Senate sends election law changes to governor
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.
Todd Mielke reflects on problems, solutions as he leaves commission post
Todd Mielke was a bit confused the first time he was asked if he’d consider heading Greater Spokane Incorporated. Mielke said he was having lunch with the chamber’s former CEO …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 9:41 p.m.
372 voters in north Spokane County will get extra ballot
Extra ballot will soon arrive to 372 voters in north Spokane County to correct an error made on their ballots for the Nov 3 election. The voters live in an …
Sat., July 18, 2015
Auditor: Vote on immigration status measure unlikely this year, but close
November’s ballot likely will not see voters weighing in on a city ordinance barring police officers from making arrests based solely on immigration status. But petition organizers came “very, very …
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, …
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 …
Tue., Dec. 30, 2014
Larry Stuckart, advocate for the poor, dies at 65
Larry Stuckart, a champion for Spokane’s downtrodden who helped build the city’s most prominent nonprofit helping the poor, died after a 10-month struggle with cancer. He was 65. For 20 …
Sat., Dec. 6, 2014
Number of same-sex marriages in Washington in 2014 likely down from 2013
With much fanfare and even some post-midnight ceremonies, same-sex marriage became legal in Washington two years ago today. But after boosting state marriage statistics by 8,429 to 49,590 in 2013, …
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
Q & A with Spokane County auditor candidates
The two candidates for Spokane County auditor respond to several questions.
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Settlement could cost county $375,000
Spokane County commissioners are being asked to approve a $375,000 settlement with a former licensing subagent whose contract was revoked by Auditor Vicky Dalton in 2012. Alvin and Michelle Paulsen, …
Sun., May 11, 2014
Spin Control: News is something to click about
OLYMPIA – With the Legislature gone and the campaign season not officially starting until Monday, there was time last week to catch up on things like news of the world, …
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014
John Ahern questions bill for City Council ballot recount
A failed candidate for Spokane City Council who paid for a partial ballot recount last year is questioning the bill he received for that service. Former state Rep. John Ahern …
Sat., Dec. 7, 2013
Patricia Neumann wins Latah Town Council election on tiebreaker
Sitting on a courthouse bench with a friend Friday afternoon before her political fate was decided by two balls the size of marbles, Latah Town Councilwoman Patricia Neumann said she …
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
Low voter turnout expected for today’s election
Records are being set for spending on a statewide initiative in Washington, but officials don’t expect a record number of ballots to be cast in the election that closes tonight. …
Wed., Nov. 28, 2012
Deadline looms for marriage licenses
OLYMPIA – Voters changed state law earlier this month so same-sex couples can marry in Washington. The question now is whether the state can change its forms to reflect gender-neutral …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012
R-74 unlikely to bring financial boon to East Side
If Washington voters approve same-sex marriage next month, eastbound drivers on Interstate 90 wouldn’t hit another county where same-sex couples could marry until entering New York. Spokane County Auditor Vicky …
Tue., May 22, 2012
GOP hopes to oust Roskelley from ballot
The Spokane County Republican Party plans to go to court today to try knocking Democrat John Roskelley off the primary ballot. The county GOP filed a challenge to Roskelley’s current …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2012
Harpist realizing dream of musical ministry
Back story: Smith has worked 11 years for the Spokane County Auditor’s Office. She works Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the licensing department in the county …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2011
County districts nearly equal in population after latest adjustment
Starting this month, when residents of nine Spokane County precincts call their commissioner, they can call him Al. Not Todd or Mark.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2011
Recounts confirm returns; hand count still to come
Mike Allen’s lead over Richard Rush grew by three votes, to 91, on Wednesday after a recount in the Spokane City Council election for the city’s south district. But the …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2011
Vote recount will test new machines
Spokane County election officials took advantage Thursday of an opportunity to test their vote-counting machines for free. The county Canvassing Board – Auditor Vicky Dalton, Commissioner Al French and County …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2011
State Senate incumbent bankrolls ballot recount
Former state Sen. Jeff Baxter is paying for a partial recount of ballots in his unsuccessful bid to retain his seat despite losing the race by more than 3,400 votes. …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2011
Small trailers not subject to new tax
State officials have incorrectly charged Spokane’s new $20 tab tax to the owners of small, utility-type trailers. The state Department of Licensing incorrectly included single-axle trailers weighing less than 2,000 …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2011, 11:41 a.m.
State incorrectly taxed small trailers in Spokane
State officials have incorrectly charged Spokane’s new $20 tab tax to the owners of small trailers. County Auditor Vicky Dalton said Wednesday that the state Department of Licensing incorrectly included …
Sun., March 27, 2011
County auditor’s project to digitize records nears completion
An 18-month project to preserve the hopes and dreams of generations of Spokane County residents is nearing completion. Paper may crumble, but faded writing in scores of oversize books at …
Thu., March 17, 2011
Proposal increases county commission from 3 people to 5
Voters may get a chance to decide whether Spokane County needs more than three commissioners to run local government, the number it’s had since Washington became a U.S. territory in …