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Spokane voters will consider EMS tax in April

Voters will consider renewing a long-running emergency medical services levy in April, after the Spokane City Council unanimously approved putting it on the ballot Monday night. The levy generates about $8 million annually for the fire department, which has an annual overall budget of nearly $50 million.

Nancy McLaughlin chosen as new Spokane County commissioner

Former Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin was chosen Monday to replace outgoing Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke.

At Spokane County GOP caucus, voting but no debate

The Spokane County republicans had their caucus Saturday, but they didn’t debate a platform or argue in favor of their favorite presidential candidate. A new state law enacted since the last presidential election meant they just voted to elect delegates to attend the Spokane County convention on April 9.

Spokane City Council to consider asking voters for fire levy on April ballot

The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider putting the renewal of a long-running emergency medical services levy on the April ballot.

Spokane County Commissioners to interview potential Mielke replacements Monday

The three candidates vying to replace Todd Mielke on the Spokane County Commission will field questions from Mielke’s former colleagues Monday morning.

Spokane County GOP prepares for Saturday caucus

The Spokane County Republican Party will kick off the local presidential selection process Saturday with a non-binding caucus that will decide the delegates traveling to the state convention in May.

Spokane County school, fire tax proposals mostly passing

Tuesday’s special election asked taxpayers to approve a number of bonds and levies for Spokane County schools and fire districts.

Spokane GOP picks McLaughlin, Kerns and Baxter to replace Mielke

Todd Mielke’s seat on the Spokane County Commission will go to either two political veterans or an up-and-comer with wide support among state legislators.

Fire district tries bond again after ballot printing error

A Stevens County Fire District 1 bond issue is back on the ballot this month after it was discovered missing from the ballots of dozens of residents in November.

Fire district tries bond again after ballot printing error

A Stevens County Fire District 1 bond issue is back on the ballot this month after it was discovered missing from the ballots of dozens of residents in November.

Kay drops out of Congressional race, supports Pakootas

David Kay, 59, announced Thursday he was dropping his bid as a Democrat for U.S. Congress and throwing his support behind Joe Pakootas.

Election Compass: New international effort to track voter trends

Online voter survey will try to track political trends in the presidential election

Washington voters have complex route to choosing presidential candidates

Washington has a complicated and sometimes confusing system for nominating a president that differs between the two parties.

Orchard Prairie School District looking to expand beyond four classrooms

The Orchard Prairie School District, along with a number of other small school districts, are asking voters for money in a special election on Feb. 9.

Rural school districts look for money in February election

Several rural school districts in Spokane County are asking voters for money in February’s special election.

Race for McMorris Rodgers’ seat draws new, old challengers

Four challengers have announced they’ll seek the seat in Congress held since 2005 by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Three of the men have ran against McMorris Rodgers before. David Kay is seeking the Democratic nomination won by Joe Pakootas two years ago.

EV asks voters to OK maintenance and operations levy

The East Valley School district hopes to pass a $12 million maintenance and operations levy in a February special election.

State treasurer to call it quits

OLYMPIA — State Treasurer Jim McIntire won’t seek re-election, will retire at the end of 2016.

Spin Control: Eyman coffers already in six figures for next year’s initiative

Eyman has cash, lawmakers have diplomas, states have revenue

Eyman has $650K already for 2016 campaign

Perennial initiative activist Tim Eyman has secured $650,000 for next year’s campaigns, even before he can file a real ballot measure.