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u 2019 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 6



Latest news

Spin Control: Play it again, Congress: As daylight time goes by

Time has come today, as the Chambers Brothers would say. But it’s not daylight saving time.


Council president race gets less civil, with Wendle defending doctored photograph, PAC calling her ‘reptile’

Cindy Wendle used a distorted photo of Breean Beggs in a recent mailer, and Wendle was the target of a recent uncivil ad calling her a “hollow-eyed reptile.” While Beggs condemned the attack on his opponent, Wendle defended the mailer.


Mayor David Condon releases 2020 budget, notes ongoing questions for successor

The $1.1 billion spending plan for 2020 is a good bedrock for whomever takes the office next year, Condon said Friday. But there are still several outstanding costs, including outfitting new police officers and long-term services for the homeless, that need to be addressed, he said.


Spokane Valley election spending grows slightly, while Spokane races break records

While spending in Spokane elections have hit a record breaking $1 million, Spokane Valley’s election spending hasn’t surpassed $120,000, which is slightly above what candidates normally spend.


Both sides assert affirmative action referendum will help veterans

Lawyers disagree on whether new affirmative action programs under Referendum 88 will help or hurt veterans.


Only 1 candidate for Liberty School District board remains eligible

Mark Bullock and Andy Schenk both appear on the ballot for school director position No. 5 for the district in southern Spokane County. But Schenk resigned his post in July and public records indicate he’s moved out of the district, leaving Bullock as the only eligible candidate.


Fuse justifies lie as way to show Woodward not being transparent

Political group that questions Nadine Woodward’s honesty had someone lie about their presidential support in an effort to get her to say she voted for Donald Trump.


As economies grow, so does homelessness in cities like Spokane, evidence suggests

Like other cities in the West, homelessness in Spokane has risen even as the economy has grown.


New Fairfield Town Council member faces challenger

Fairfield Town Councilwoman Jamie Paden is facing a challenge from Mark Matherly as she seeks to keep the position she was appointed to last year after it was vacated by a council member who moved. Paden said she started attending City Council meetings soon after she moved to Fairfield three years ago because she wanted to be involved in her new community.


Realtors boost already big spending on four Spokane candidates, including Nadine Woodward

With a week to go before city elections, the money race in Spokane is gathering speed.



Latest news

Spin Control: Play it again, Congress: As daylight time goes by

Time has come today, as the Chambers Brothers would say. But it’s not daylight saving time.


Council president race gets less civil, with Wendle defending doctored photograph, PAC calling her ‘reptile’

Cindy Wendle used a distorted photo of Breean Beggs in a recent mailer, and Wendle was the target of a recent uncivil ad calling her a “hollow-eyed reptile.” While Beggs condemned the attack on his opponent, Wendle defended the mailer.


Mayor David Condon releases 2020 budget, notes ongoing questions for successor

The $1.1 billion spending plan for 2020 is a good bedrock for whomever takes the office next year, Condon said Friday. But there are still several outstanding costs, including outfitting new police officers and long-term services for the homeless, that need to be addressed, he said.


Spokane Valley election spending grows slightly, while Spokane races break records

While spending in Spokane elections have hit a record breaking $1 million, Spokane Valley’s election spending hasn’t surpassed $120,000, which is slightly above what candidates normally spend.


Both sides assert affirmative action referendum will help veterans

Lawyers disagree on whether new affirmative action programs under Referendum 88 will help or hurt veterans.


Only 1 candidate for Liberty School District board remains eligible

Mark Bullock and Andy Schenk both appear on the ballot for school director position No. 5 for the district in southern Spokane County. But Schenk resigned his post in July and public records indicate he’s moved out of the district, leaving Bullock as the only eligible candidate.


Fuse justifies lie as way to show Woodward not being transparent

Political group that questions Nadine Woodward’s honesty had someone lie about their presidential support in an effort to get her to say she voted for Donald Trump.


As economies grow, so does homelessness in cities like Spokane, evidence suggests

Like other cities in the West, homelessness in Spokane has risen even as the economy has grown.


New Fairfield Town Council member faces challenger

Fairfield Town Councilwoman Jamie Paden is facing a challenge from Mark Matherly as she seeks to keep the position she was appointed to last year after it was vacated by a council member who moved. Paden said she started attending City Council meetings soon after she moved to Fairfield three years ago because she wanted to be involved in her new community.


Realtors boost already big spending on four Spokane candidates, including Nadine Woodward

With a week to go before city elections, the money race in Spokane is gathering speed.