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u 2016 Washington Special Election, April 26



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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.



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