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Candidates for federal state, legislative and county races have until Friday to file for office.
Calling for cancellation of the presidential primary may sound good, but it wouldn’t be legal.
How will you decide who earns your vote? It isn’t any easier to discriminate fairly between candidates now than it was two centuries ago.
The 40-year-old private practice attorney said the three-member commission needs a strong, progressive voice that has been absent for the past few years.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she has some questions for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump before she can support him. But Chris Vance, the likely Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, won’t vote for Trump.
Chris Vance, the chief Republican challenger for Washington’s U.S. Senate seat, says he won’t vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming primary or the general election.
Tina Podlodowski, Democratic candidate for Washington secretary of state, said incumbent Kim Wyman should cancel the presidential primary to save money. Problem is, Wyman doesn’t have the authority to do that, and many of the ballots are already in the mail.
Ian Field, the recently resigned press secretary for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, is running for the Legislature.
Republican Rep. Kevin Parker won’t seek re-election
Rep. Kevin Parker is retiring after eight years in the House.
Initiative petitions must have certain things on them, but for now, the five top donors isn’t one of those things.
When someone hits you up for your name on an initiative petition, how much of it do you read before deciding whether to sign? Some people probably read almost nothing, and sign just to get away from the signature gatherer. Others may read just the ballot title, or the first few lines or check out the signatures to see if there’s anyone they know.
Votersrenewed a long-running emergency medical services levy, Tuesday.
Tuesday is the deadline to return ballots containing a renewal of a long-running emergency medical services levy in Spokane. The levy generates about $8 million annually for the Spokane Fire Department, which has an annual overall budget of nearly $50 million.
An effort to block a 44 percent pay increase for Spokane City Council members is rushing to gather enough signatures before a Monday deadline, but organizers acknowledge they may fall short of their goal. Kelly Lotze, who formed the group opposing the pay raises with conservative activist Scott Kusel, said his group has collected about 2,000 signatures – far short of the 5,107 needs to force voter approval of the pay increase.
Former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner is venturing back into elective politics as a candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands.
The highest-ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives said at a campaign kickoff event Thursday that Americans were in “uncharted territory” in this presidential election but refrained from taking a stance on the candidacy of Donald Trump.
Democrats in Spokane County and much of Washington appear to favor Bernie Sanders for president. Social media reports indicate strong support for Sanders at many of today’s caucus locations, including in Spokane County. State party leaders have not released statewide results.
Washington’s electorate is whiter and richer than the nation as a whole. Idaho’s is even whiter, but poorer.
Washington’s voting age population is whiter and richer than the nation as a whole. Idaho’s whiter and poorer.