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TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011

Allen-Rush contest now within recount margin

The race between incumbent Councilman Richard Rush and former Councilman Mike Allen for Rush's south Spokane City Council seat was sent within recount margins by counting on Tuesday. Only 92 votes now separate the two, and if the race remains within a half percentage point,…

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MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2011

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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

Candidates prepare for results

Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said she expects only one count of votes tonight. Results should be released about 8:15 p.m. She said including today's mail, the county has received about 100,000 ballots. About 90,000 of those will be counted in the numbers released tonight.…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2011

SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2011

Has Condon closed the gap? 

It was clear on the evening of Aug. 16 that the race for mayor was Mary Verner's to lose. But a lot has happened since then, including the conviction of Officer Karl Thompson. So will she hold on? As far as we at Spin Control…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

The politics of 'It totally sucks' 

Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer DeRuwe declined to comment this week about her "totally sucks" comment becoming a major highlight of the David Condon campaign for mayor. DeRuwe made the comment last month soon after sending a news release announcing that the department eliminated its property…

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MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011

State GOP pours cash into Condon campaign 14 

Spokane mayoral candidate David Condon advertises himself as "nonpartisan" on his signs, but that didn't stop the former aide to Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers from getting a $25,000 contribution from the state Republican Party. The contribution, the largest so far in a Spokane…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2011

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FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2011

THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011

Hession misquotes Lincoln 11 

A new campaign ad that’s been posted on YouTube by the campaign of Dennis Hession starts with him making the following statement: “Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.’ I believe that. My opponent does not.”…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2011

During KSPS debate, Rush questions Allen's work ethic 

NOTE: This post has been corrected from an earlier version to accurately reflect the number of times Allen was recorded absent during Spokane Employees' Retirement System board meeting. An earlier version was incorrect because of a reporter error. Before tonight's KSPS candidates debate was filmed…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011

Jonathan Brunt
Jonathan Brunt joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. He is the government editor. He previously was a reporter who covered Spokane City Hall, Spokane County government and public safety.

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