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Primary ballots are due Tuesday. If you are like most voters, yours still hasn’t been cast.
Political geeks might rejoice in a new page on the Washington secretary of state’s website that provides a plethora of political numbers that can be fed into a spreadsheet and sliced and diced as though they were in a Bass-o-Matic.
New page on secretary of state’s website is a gold mine for people who like to mine political numbers.
Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election
SEATTLE – Restoring the credibility of the Washington State Auditor’s Office tops the list of priorities for those seeking to replace departing Auditor Troy Kelley, whose term was marred by his federal fraud indictment and seven-month leave of absence. Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, state Sen. Mark Miloscia and Seattle lawyer Jeff Sprung are the leading candidates to replace Kelley. Forensic accountant Mark Wilson, of Bellevue, and engineer David Golden, of Spokane, are also running but have raised little to no money.
Voters will decide whether Washington judges should be able to order people considered dangerous to give up their guns.
The Washington Secretary of State’s office has created a website with a bonanza of election statistics.
Initiative 1491, which would allow police and family members to request a judge to issue protective orders to keep dangerous people from having or buying firearms, will be on the November ballot.
The ordinance before voters in November cites concerns about a derailment polluting water in the Spokane aquifer and Spokane River. City Councilmember Breean Beggs said he believes Congress has given local governments authority to regulate trains for health and safety reasons, but a railroad spokeswoman called the vote “a dangerous precedent.”
Seattle’s minimum wage hike may have increased wages but reduced hours for workers, UW study concludes.
The newspaper’s Election Center offers past coverage, candidate issue grids and editorial endorsements to help voters with choices in the Aug. 2 primary election.
Seattle’s higher minimum wage led to higher wages but a drop in hours for low-wage workers, University of Washington study concludes.
Primary ballots coming into the Spokane County elections office.
Spokane County Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin took issue this week with a mailer sent by challenger Josh Kerns.
I-1433 qualifies for the November ballot.
Initiative 1433, which would raise the minimum wage and require many companies to offer sick leave, qualified for the general election ballot.
The Spokane City Council will consider asking voters whether they want to fine companies that ship oil and coal by rail through downtown.
Airway Heights and Liberty Lake residents will soon vote on $25 million worth of construction bond measures. Airway Heights voters will decide on $13 million recreation center, and voters in Liberty Lake on a $12 million town square.
Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election.
We support Dave Wilson’s ideas, but we’re also realists. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is in a strong leadership position and can help the district on issues such as protecting Fairchild Air Force Base.