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Election Results

Option Votes Pct
Approved 59,081 64.54%
Rejected 32,463 35.46%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Local libraries forgive fines for Christmas Bureau recipients

People who wait hours in line at the Christmas Bureau to get food vouchers, toys and books for their children often are surprised to find library representatives there, ready to forgive fines.

Library laptops for students taking hold: Lending refurbished computers has goal of ‘digital equity’

Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Public Library are partnering to offer refurbished computers that SPS students can check out from their local library.

Graham maintains lead in close state House race; general obligation bond still on-track to pass; other updates

Jenny Graham remains ahead of Dave Wilson for a 6th District legislative seat.

Window washer who fell from downtown library had nearly 50 years experience cleaning Spokane’s tallest buildings

A window washer who died Wednesday after falling from the downtown Spokane Public Library was a business owner with decades of cleaning experience.

Window washer dead after fall from downtown library

Spokane police say a window washer fell and died while cleaning the downtown branch of the Spokane Public Library.

Around the Corner: Spokane library earns recognition for innovation

Spokane library earns recognition for innovation The Spokane Public Library was named one of 10 Top Innovators during the 2018 Urban Libraries Council Annual Forum earlier this month in Baltimore.

Spokane libraries to ask voters for $77 million that will update branches and pay for new locations

The Spokane library system will ask voters for $77 million to pay for large renovations. It’s the first major update the system has seen since new libraries were built in the 1990s, staff say.

Spokane Public Library secures grant for Kindles for Kids at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

Kids and technology go hand-in-hand, and thanks to a grant obtained by Spokane Public Library, children in the Andrew Rypien School Program at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, have their hands on 16 new Kindle Fire tablets.

Washington state’s first library kiosk opens in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood

Spokane Public Library unveiled a new library kiosk outside the West Central Community Center Tuesday, the first automated machine of its kind in Washington state. The machine works like a vending machine and allows people to use their library cards to check out books and movies. Materials also can be returned at the kiosk, which will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Free classes at Spokane’s fingertips: City, County libraries offer thousands of online courses

Thousands of free online classes are at the fingertips of Spokane County residents, but many don’t know it.

East Sprague considered as site for new Spokane library, instead of Thornton Murphy Park

The Spokane Public Library system is floating building their new branch in East Central if voters approve a bond this November, the details of which are still being discussed. The new facility would expand services north of the freeway, which would provide access to more neighborhood residents but also present some challenges for those trying to visit from the south.

Lois Stratton, Fr. Bernard Coughlin among inductees to Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame

The artist who made what may be Spokane’s most iconic landmark and the creator of Father’s Day are among the newest members of the Spokane Citizen Hall Fame.

Spokane Public Library asks public about expansion plans

Spokane residents are being asked what improvements they would like to see at their local libraries – including their opinions regarding building a new branch adjacent to the South Hill Senior Center inside Thornton Murphy Park.

New Spokane library kiosk will offer books to West Central neighborhood

An innovative approach to modern library services will be moving to the West Central neighborhood this year.

Wiley Cash, J.K. Rowling, Margot Lee Shetterly top lists of popular library checkouts

Reviewing lists of top checkouts from both the Spokane Puiblic Library and the Spokane County Library District reveals patterns and trends about what Spokane read or listened to last year.

Copies of incendiary ‘Fire and Fury’ Trump expose already flying off shelves

Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” an explosive new book that purports to reveal skeletons inside the Oval Office, was originally slated for a Tuesday release. But after the Guardian newspaper released controversial excerpts of the book earlier this week, the release date was changed to Friday after Trump’s lawyers demanded Thursday that the book’s release be stopped.

Thornton Murphy Park floated as potential site of new South Hill library

If voters approve an expected bond measure on the ballots next year, a 1.4-acre plot at Ray Street and 27th Avenue would be an ideal location to construct a new, 30,000-square-foot facility library planners say they need moving forward to serve the public.