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Washington voters have until Tuesday to fill out long, crowded ballot

Primary ballots are due Tuesday. If you are like most voters, yours still hasn’t been cast.

Spin Control: A look at voters and turnout, by the numbers

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.

Political geeks may love new elections website

New page on secretary of state’s website is a gold mine for people who like to mine political numbers.

Recap of primary endorsements

Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election

Candidates for Washington state auditor vow to restore credibility

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.

Gun control initiative will be on Washington ballot

Voters will decide whether Washington judges should be able to order people considered dangerous to give up their guns.

Website for political numbers geeks

The Washington Secretary of State’s office has created a website with a bonanza of election statistics.

Gun control measure headed for ballot

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.

Spokane City Council asks voters to determine if coal, oil trains should be fined

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 $11 minimum wage has mixed results, study says

Seattle’s minimum wage hike may have increased wages but reduced hours for workers, UW study concludes.

Looking for info on Washington primary? Check Election Center

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.

UW study: Seattle’s higher minimum wage impact mixed

Seattle’s higher minimum wage led to higher wages but a drop in hours for low-wage workers, University of Washington study concludes.

Spokane County has about 9 percent of primary ballots in

Primary ballots coming into the Spokane County elections office.

Nancy McLaughlin takes issue with claims made in challenger Josh Kerns’ mailer

Spokane County Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin took issue this week with a mailer sent by challenger Josh Kerns.

Washington voters get minimum wage initiative

I-1433 qualifies for the November ballot.

Minimum wage initiative makes November ballot

Initiative 1433, which would raise the minimum wage and require many companies to offer sick leave, qualified for the general election ballot.

Spokane City Council mulling vote on fines for oil, coal trains through downtown

The Spokane City Council will consider asking voters whether they want to fine companies that ship oil and coal by rail through downtown.

Liberty Lake, Airway Heights asking for bonds to build recreation centers

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.

Recap of primary endorsements

Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election.

McMorris Rodgers, Wilson in 5th District

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.