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Mapping the vote: Spokane Mayor

David Condon won a second term by carrying most city precincts.

Measures passing on animal protection, tax restrictions

Washington voters overwhelmingly supported a new law to protect endangered animals, and seemed likely to pass by a much smaller margin another attempt to force the Legislature to approve tax increases by a supermajority. Initiative 1401, dubbed the Save Animals Facing Extinction measure, was approved by 70 percent of the ballots counted Tuesday night, prompting supporters to declare it a clear message that states can help protect endangered animals around the world.

Animal protection, tax restriction measures passing

Washington voters gave overwhelming support to a new law to protect endangered animals, and seemed likely to pass by a much smaller margin another attempt to force the Legislature to approve tax increases by a supermajority.

Dye wins 9th District House seat

Mary Dye of Pomeroy was elected to the 9th District House of Representatives seat to which she was appointed earlier this year.

About a third of Spokane County’s ballots in

Latest reports from Washington elections offices have about one in four ballots statewide, and one in three for Spokane County.

Doug Clark: Want to join me on Election Night to potentially witness history being made?

Doug Clark is looking for one or two political junkies to join him on the Clark Pundit Posse on Election Night.

Spokane candidates on the lack of a city planning director

The city has been without a planning director since Scott Chesney was ousted last November.

Sunday Spin: No reason not to vote, plenty of help to decide how

Ballot returns are pretty low. For voters seeking information on candidates or ballot issues, we have suggestions.

Spin Control: Plenty of reasons to vote, lots of help to decide how

Ballot returns are pretty low. Here’s some help for voters who have questions.

Does Spokane have a sprawl problem? Spokane candidates speak

Yes. No. Depends who you ask, like we just did for you.

Candidate fact check: Has crime really fallen under the Condon administration?

With three days to vote, the wave of campaign literature continues unabated. But how true are the claims made by these mailers and door-hangers?

Ballots are due Tuesday in Washington

General election ballots must be mailed or deposited in drop boxes by Tuesday in Washington. Voters go to the polls in Idaho.

Spokane candidates talk about the city’s spokesmen and spokeswomen

Their answers vary, some say just two, others say it’s up to the mayor.

Doug Clark: My ‘Extra Extra’ ballot will help clear things up for voters

Ballots for the Nov. 3 election arrived in my mailbox the other day and it looks like things are even more of a cluster than usual.

Truth-testing Spokane City Council candidates

The ballots are out, and candidates want your vote. But getting your vote can be a tricky proposition, so they try all kinds of methods. Pictures of them and their smiling spouse and kids. Dramatic commercials. A little bit of mud thrown at their opponent.

Candidates speak about Spokane’s lawsuit against agrochemical giant Monsanto

In August, the city of Spokane filed a lawsuit against the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, alleging that the company sold chemicals for decades that it knew were a danger to human and environmental health.

Truths, half truths and other campaign claims, Part 1

Election 2015 edition, on accusations of partisan agendas, cost of bike lanes and Chomsky.

Spokane turnout ahead of the state

Ballots are coming back at a relatively slow pace for the general election, with about 3.7 percent returned statewide as of Wednesday. Spokane is ahead of the curve, with about 6 percent turned in.

Condon and Lichty on the Mayor Vs. City Council

Condon says things are pretty good. Lichty says not so much.