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Spin Control: ‘Vote Early’ advice clarified, lawsuit averted

Pierce County clarifies “Vote Early” advice, avoids legal tussle with state Democrats.

Control of Washington Legislature could be influenced with ‘independent’ cash

Independent campaigns for and against Washington legislative candidates are hitting a record.

Legal fight over ‘Vote Early’ insert averted

Pierce County clarifies advice to mail ballots early, avoids threatened lawsuit from Washington Democrats.

Ad watch: Josh Kerns makes dubious claims about Candace Mumm

For the second time in his run for Spokane County commissioner, Josh Kerns’ campaign has distributed a mailer containing some dubious claims about an opponent.

New York Times article references Spokane legislative race

A New York Times’ reporter interviewed Democratic candidate Lynnette Vehrs after Vehrs called for her opponent Mike Volz to “denounce the words and actions of Donald Trump and withdraw his support for the Republican nominee.”

Ballots returns ahead of 2012, behind 2008

Spokane County says it has about 12 percent of the ballots back.

Big money fuels contentious Washington Supreme Court races

Controversial decisions, independent campaign money mean this year’s state Supreme Court races aren’t tame affairs.

Still not registered to vote? Time running out in Washington

In-person voter registration in Washington ends next Monday.

Elections observers’ work is boring, but important to instill confidence

While presidential candidate Donald Trump has repeatedly urged his supporters to monitor polling places this November – claiming widespread voter fraud and a rigged election – the reality, at least for election observers in Spokane, is more boring.

Shawn Vestal: Chris Vance maintains his courage in bucking Trump, while Mike Crapo waffles

Time to redraw and rename the Crapo Line, after the guy who really deserved it all along: Chris Vance.

Andrew Biviano challenging Shelly O’Quinn for seat on Spokane County Commission

In the race between Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn and challenger Andrew Biviano, voters will choose between a business-oriented Republican and a Democratic attorney pushing for criminal justice reform.

Elway Poll: Advantage Clinton, Inslee, most Dems

The latest Elway Poll suggests Washington’s statewide races will trend Democratic blue on Nov. 8.

STA takes another run at transit expansion, including electric bus service in central Spokane

A revised ballot measure to improve Spokane Transit Authority services will go before voters on Nov. 8.

1 week to register to vote in WA

Washington residents who haven’t registered to vote but want to cast a ballot in this year’s election have one week left. Here’s what you have to do.

Murray, Vance meet in second Senate debate

Republican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met Sunday evening in their second debate.

Jay Inslee, Bill Bryant vying to lead on education in Washington governor’s race

For decades, Democrats and Republicans have run for governor in Washington promising to be “the education governor.” This year is no different. If anything, there are times when the gubernatorial candidates seem to be running for state school superintendent, a different office altogether.

Pakootas, McMorris Rodgers take to airwaves to make their case

Both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have released TV ads in the Spokane market as ballots start to drop this week. Pakootas is attempting to tie McMorris Rodgers to Donald Trump, while the congresswoman is touting national security in an ad that departs from her usual policy-based ads.

In race for Spokane County judge, Linda Tompkins cites experience, challenger Ward Andrews points to obscure report

An attorney challenging an incumbent judge in the November election is highlighting an obscure 2015 report showing how often attorneys request different judges to hear their cases. Civil attorney Ward Andrews is vying for the position held by Superior Court Judge Linda Tompkins. Since her appointment in 1997 voters have given her several terms on the bench, usually in unopposed elections.

Trump comments of ‘rigged election’ denounced by officials running them

Suggestions by Donald Trump that the election might be rigged not going over well with elections officials

Trump claims of rigged election denounced by WA and ID officials

Trump claims of a rigged election called irresponsible in Washington and next to impossible in Idaho