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Nov. 8, 2016

Washington General Election, Nov. 8

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Kip Hill: My favorite stories of 2016

A murder-for-hire case, a presidential election, arcades, records, a scandal at City Hall - it was all in a year’s work.

Sunday Spin marks the highlights and low-lifes of Politics 2016

Happy New Year. But before we stick a fork in the overstuffed and overdone turkey that was 2016, it’s traditional to give out awards for the political year past. The envelopes, please…

Sunday Spin 2: We’re No. 8

The state, too, had a record number of ballots cast.

Spin Control: Final election stat: Record ballots, but not record turnout

Spokane voters cast more ballots than ever. So why didn’t it have record turnout?

Record number of ballots didn’t mean record turnout

Spokane voters cast more ballots than ever. So why didn’t the county have record turnout?

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers mum on possibility of Trump cabinet position

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is not answering questions about her discussions with president-elect Donald Trump regarding a potential cabinet position, instead praising him as “a man of action” in public interviews. An election would need to be held if McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking GOP member in the House of Representatives, leaves her post for another job.

With I-735, Washington voters called for campaign reform, but Republicans in Congress unlikely to take action

Although I-735 passed, a constitutional amendment to control campaign contributions and spending isn’t right around the corner.

Spin Control: Thousands of Spokane voters opted out of Trump v Clinton

How unhappy were Spokane voters with their top presidential choices? The answer is in the numbers.

Washington rejects carbon tax, but backers are undeterred

Washington’s carbon tax initiative was billed as a bipartisan approach to curbing carbon emissions. But voters in this progressive state roundly rejected the measure that drew opposition from the fossil fuel industry and, more surprisingly, many major environmental groups.

Spokane marijuana industry more concerned about local policies than what Trump might do

The question marks surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday extend to Washington’s marijuana industry.

Spokane lawmakers could be in strong positions in 2017 Legislature

Spokane’s legislative delegation not likely to lose any clout even though the election is pointing to some changes likely in next year’s session.

Spokane’s sick leave ordinance up for review as voters pass statewide requirement

The Spokane City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on revisions to the sick leave requirements they passed in January. Local businesses have started expressing concern about meeting the city’s requirements in 2017 as well as more stringent statewide regulations set to take effect in 2018.

Spokane follows state trend on gun initiative, bucks it on minimum wage

Spokane voters supported new court orders to prevent gun violence but opposed a higher minimum wage.

From Liberty Lake to Cheney, cities across county passed STA transit tax

Voters’ resounding approval of new sales taxes for mass transit puts Spokane on a route for better bus service.

McMorris Rodgers sets sights on House leadership, praises Trump’s call for unity

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will again seek appointment by her peers as chair of the House Republican Conference, a position that has been used by GOP lawmakers to catapult to higher positions of power.

Doug Clark: Democracy is a party for my Presidential Press Posse

Doug Clark’s Presidential Press Posse made the rounds on Election Night.

Voters reject Nine Mile Falls School District bond for third time in two years

For the third time in two years voters rejected a proposed construction bond for Nine Mile Falls School District.

Nation plays Trump card

Upending the political establishment and shocking pollsters, an avalanche of disillusioned voters handed the White House to Donald J. Trump and control of both the House and Senate to Republicans.

Women pols cheer, grieve Trump victory

With chances of a Clinton presidency looking slim Tuesday night, some women who have held political office in Spokane County struggled to adjust to the prospect of President Trump. Others were pleasantly surprised.

Smiles, cheers, excitement – and some surprise – at Spokane County GOP election party

The polls told them it wouldn’t be close. It’s already decided. The election is in the bag. Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States, they heard from media pundits.