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It’s now Spokane Mayor-Elect Condon

David Condon, the former deputy chief of staff of Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, claimed enough votes on Thursday to make any last-minute, shocking comeback by Mayor Mary Verner unrealistic.

Incumbents slide, try to explain shift

Many of those elected Tuesday to serve in Spokane City Hall were the most outspoken ahead of the election that Proposition 1 would doom the economy. But the same electorate that chose those candidates also decided to give Proposition 1 – the Community Bill of Rights – a fighting chance. The ballot measure is still too close to call, although it lost ground in counting on Wednesday.

Doug Clark: Thank Mayor Bair for the one-term curse

Now comes that post-election moment for rationally minded pundits to scientifically pick apart how David Condon, a political upstart, made up a Goliath-size disadvantage to knock off a sitting Spokane mayor Tuesday night. Remember the August primary?

Condon’s lead holds in second ballot count

Challenger David Condon’s lead over incumbent Spokane Mayor Mary Verner is holding in the latest ballot count released this evening.

Mapping the election: Why Condon’s ahead

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Washington votes to expand caregiver training again

Long-term care workers will get more training and face stiffer background checks under an initiative approved by voters.

Sprague will stay one-way in the Valley

The first numbers are in for Spokane Valley. Proposition 1, which would have changed Sprague and Appleway back to two-way streets, is losing with an overwhelming 82 percent no vote.

Liquor initiative passes with widespread support

Washington voters have approved a plan to privatize liquor sales, siding with Costco in the costliest initiative campaign in state history.

Verner trailing challenger Condon in early returns

In a surprise comeback, Spokane mayoral hopeful David Condon captured an early lead tonight over incumbent Mary Verner despite trailing by more than 30 points after the summer primary.

Maybe they should go to all-mail elections

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Candidates prepare for results

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Fagan vs. McKereghan, Introduction

Spokane City Council hopefuls Mike Fagan and Donna McKereghan explain why they think they would be the best next council member to serve District 1, which covers Northeast Spokane.

Has Condon closed the gap?

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The politics of ‘It totally sucks’

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