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April 26, 2016

Washington Special Election, April 26

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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.

Spokane County Fire District 4 asking voters for higher EMS levy

Voters in Spokane County Fire District 4 north of Spokane will see a renewal of the district’s emergency medical services levy on ballots arriving in the mail for the August election.

Editorial: Jones for state superintendent

We interviewed three candidates who are all impressive, but we believe Erin Jones has the background and vision to address significant challenges

Bryant on the air with TV ad ahead of primary

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant has released his first TV ad in his campaign against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.

Three vie for seat on Spokane County Commission

Two challengers are vying for a chance to unseat Commissioner Nancy McLaughlin in the August primary elections.

Pat McCarthy is safe choice for state auditor

After the Kelley fiasco, we hope voters play it safe. The candidate with the best track record in public office management is Pat McCarthy, and she gets our endorsement.

U.S. Senate race: Patty Murray vs. Chris Vance and 15 others

Washington’s U.S. Senate race pits Republican Chris Vance and 15 others against four-term incumbent Democrat Patty Murray.

County planners worked with developer to make sure South Hill project could move ahead

City planners will do the heavy lifting applying state development laws to a 9-acre, $6 million development on Spokane’s South Hill proposed by developer Cyrus Vaughn. Vaughn is fighting his annexation into city limits, saying the City Council’s actions violated state law.

Third-party field hopes to seize on voter discontent in race against McMorris Rodgers for 5th District seat

Four of the faces in the race for Washington’s 5th Congressional District seat are familiar, one is new. Those hoping to unseat Cathy McMorris Rodgers say they believe voter discontent with the major parties at the top of the ticket could lead to success in November.

Spin Control: Washington set a dubious record on initiatives

Washington’s general election ballot falls short of a record number of initiatives, but the state did set one other initiative record.

Sunday Spin: An initiative record, by the numbers

Washington’s general election ballot will fall short of a record for the number of initiatives, but the state did set one other initiative record.

Fisken tops strong treasurer field

Fisken says he likes McIntire progressive tax proposal, and would want to be part of any discussion on changing the code, but he would be more diplomatic about it. We are impressed with his intellect, background and overall vision. In a strong field of candidates, he earned our endorsement

Congressional candidate accuses opponent of listing false endorsements

Congressional candidates Dave Wilson has released a list of suspicious organizations that opponent Joe Pakootas claimed endorsed his campaign in 2014 or 2016. Pakootas says Wilson released the list as a reaction to being denied an offer to hold exclusive policy discussions forums between the two candidates.

Four initiatives likely headed for ballot in Washington

Initiatives on consumer protection, political reform, minimum wage and gun control likely to be added to the November ballot.

Two more initiatives turn in signatures, likely will make ballot

I-1501 and I-1464 turn in petitions before the Friday afternoon deadline with enough signatures they are likely to make the November ballot.