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Rural school districts look for money in February election

Several rural school districts in Spokane County are asking voters for money in February’s special election.

Race for McMorris Rodgers’ seat draws new, old challengers

Four challengers have announced they’ll seek the seat in Congress held since 2005 by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Three of the men have ran against McMorris Rodgers before. David Kay is seeking the Democratic nomination won by Joe Pakootas two years ago.

EV asks voters to OK maintenance and operations levy

The East Valley School district hopes to pass a $12 million maintenance and operations levy in a February special election.

State treasurer to call it quits

OLYMPIA — State Treasurer Jim McIntire won’t seek re-election, will retire at the end of 2016.

Spin Control: Eyman coffers already in six figures for next year’s initiative

Eyman has cash, lawmakers have diplomas, states have revenue

Eyman has $650K already for 2016 campaign

Perennial initiative activist Tim Eyman has secured $650,000 for next year’s campaigns, even before he can file a real ballot measure.

Shawn Vestal: Sponsor of petition against ‘sanctuary city’ law says she’s been misled

For months now, Jackie Murray – a truck driver, Teamster, and recent transplant to Spokane from California – has been the point person in the petition drive to undo Spokane’s ordinance that restrains local cops from making immigration status the focus of inquiries or investigations. Now she sounds like one of its harshest critics.

Lawmakers want impeachment vote on Troy Kelley ASAP in 2016

Lawmakers file resolution to impeach absent State Auditor Troy Kelley.

Impeachment resolution filed against Kelley

Lawmakers file resolution to impeach absent State Auditor Troy Kelley.

Carbon tax initiative headed for Legislature

Supporters of a carbon tax say they have enough signatures to send Initiative 732 to the Legislature next year.

Spin Control: How much coverage does an independent candidate rate?

Independent candidates often are tilting at windmills. How much coverage do they deserve?

Elway Poll: Trouble for Murray in 2016?

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has relatively low job approval ratings and less than half of voters surveyed said they’d vote for her right now, The Elway Poll says.

Spin Control: Of David and the G-man

David and Goliath is almost as popular in politics as the Bible. But who would you really rather be as a candidate?

Sunday Spin: Of David and the G-man

One of the most popular images used in politics for candidates who are under-funded or over-matched is David and Goliath. When should it be invoked, and by whom?

2016 ballot continues to expand

Voters may be focused on the 2015 election, but some politicians are already moving on to 2016.

Fraser running for Lt. Gov.

State Sen. Karen Fraser joins the lieutenant governor’s race.

Election bets reveal public thinking regarding presidential race, politics

In years gone by, when reporters kept pints of whiskey in their bottom desk drawers and editors wielded long pencils sharpened to resemble hypodermic needles, it was common in newsrooms to bet on elections. Truth be told, it was common in newsrooms to bet on almost anything, from how much snow would fall in a storm to when the jury in a murder case would come back. But elections were often the top source for wagering, better even than football because, unlike sports, the ability to guess who would win elections was rarely tied to one’s knowledge of politics.

Sunday Spin 2: Changes in Olympia

Also planning a campaign for 2016 is state Sen. Pam Roach, who announced last week she’ll run for a seat opening up on the Pierce County council.

Sunday Spin: Labor Day marks start of current and future election seasons

Labor Day weekend is the point in the calendar when average folks start paying attention to this year’s elections. It’s also the point when political junkies start getting serious about next year’s elections.

Will it be Murray v. Vance in 2016?

Former State GOP Chairman Chris Vance may run for the U.S. Senate next year against Patty Murray, the Seattle Times is reporting.