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Voters, tell us what’s on your mind this election season

The Spokesman-Review is inviting residents of Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District to submit short essays about the goals and concerns that will shape the way they vote this year. We’ll publish as many as we can.

Shawn Vestal: Republicans, it’s time to defend Ozzie Knezovich against Matt Shea’s ‘slimes and slanders’

Shawn Vestal says it’s past time for Republican politcians and party leaders to publicly defend Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich from Rep. Matt Shea’s “slimes and slanders.”

Voters, tell us what’s on your mind this election season

The Spokesman-Review is inviting residents of Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District to submit short essays about the goals and concerns that will shape the way they vote this year. We’ll publish as many as we can.

Return hardworking Billig to Olympia

In his six years in the Legislature, Billig has demonstrated his ability to work from the center to achieve legislative success.

Rockford, Spangle seek voter approval for levies

As November approaches, residents of Spangle and Rockford face their annual task of voting for levies to fund various fire and police issues. Budget dollars are particularly precious in small towns and the towns depend on the continued approval of the levies.

Nine Mile Falls School District brings another bond forward

The Nine Mile Falls School District is asking voters to approve a construction bond for the

Wheat farmer Mary Dye seeks return to Olympia against progressive Jennifer Goulet in southeast Washington race

If Jennifer Goulet lands a seat in the state House, it would be the first time a Democrat has been elected in the district since 1937. Goulet, of Pasco, is running for the state’s 9th Legislative District – which covers a large, mostly-rural swath of southeastern Washington – against incumbent Republican Rep. Mary Dye, of Pomeroy.

Voters, tell us what’s on your mind this election season

The Spokesman-Review is inviting residents of Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District to submit short essays about the goals and concerns that will shape the way they vote this year. We’ll publish as many as we can.

‘Progress’ or ‘failed’? Inslee, Bryant debate issues

Gov. Jay Inslee and his Republican opponent Bill Bryant sparred Monday night over education, taxes and government oversight in their second debate.

Voters, tell us what’s on your mind this election season

The Spokesman-Review is inviting residents of Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District to submit short essays about the goals and concerns that will shape the way they vote this year. We’ll publish as many as we can.

Washington governor’s debate will follow Monday’s presidential debate

Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant will debate immediately following Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Initiative 1491 of Washington would allow judges to order some people to surrender guns

Initiative 1491 would allow courts to order people judged to be a danger to themselves or others to surrender any firearms they own and ban them from buying new ones. Supporters say it could save lives, but opponents say it may stigmatize the mentally ill without providing treatment.

Dan Wilson and Kyle England: Initiative 732’s carbon tax hurts families, small businesses

The more taxes we pile on businesses, the more likely we are to see them head east to Idaho or states with far fewer restrictions on carbon emissions.

John Covert: Time to take bold climate action with Initiative 732

The cost of doing nothing outweighs any cost of implementing I-732. The state’s own estimates

Stricter campaign finance and lobbying rules and ending sales tax exemption up for vote in I-1464

Initiative 1464 seeks to toughen state campaign and lobbying laws.

I-735 seeks to limit corporate campaign money by urging constitutional amendment

Initiative 735 wants Washington’s congressional delegation to propose a constitutional amendment limiting the sources of money in political campaigns.

Obamacare remains an issue in race for Washington’s Insurance Commissioner

Four-term incumbent Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler faces a challenge from Republican Richard Schrock.

Rep. Riccelli clear choice in 3rd

Rep. Marcus Riccelli is a rising star in the Democratic caucus and a better fit for the district. He has earned a return trip to Olympia.

Libertarian hopes to upset party in Spokane’s historically Democratic 3rd Legislative District

For Libertarian Randy McGlenn II, the best way to get something done is to do it yourself. After years of watching voters elect Democratic leaders in the 3rd Legislative District, and after years of hearing stories of residents feeling they weren’t being represented, the longtime IT worker decided to run against incumbent Democrat Marcus Riccelli in 2014. He didn’t make it out of the primary, earning less than 8 percent of the vote.

Washington state treasurer race a GOP showdown

It’s a foregone conclusion that a Republican will be the next state treasurer in Washington state. That’s because the two candidates running in the November election – Duane Davidson and Michael Waite – are both Republicans. It’s the first time in state history that two GOP candidates have advanced to the general election in a statewide office race.