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u 2019 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 6



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Shawn Vestal: Treatment is everyone’s favorite solution, but it’s not so simple

Often, when social issues become politicized – whether it’s homelessness in Spokane or gun violence nationwide – there is a brief, urgent flare of interest in “treatment” as a solution. Treatment for addicts. Treatment for the mentally ill. Sounds good. Makes sense. And it’s too simplistic by half, because the scope and complexity of the problem dwarfs the available resources and, with addiction in particular, there is the stubborn problem at the heart of recovery known as human motivation.


Seattle’s politics and problems play role in Spokane mayoral election

Though voters in Seattle appeared last week to dismiss the notion that their city is “dying,” the November general election is shaping up to test if Spokane feels sick.


Spin Control: Light voting precincts a problem for Fagan

Northeast Council District’s light voter turnout was weakness for Mike Fagan’s council president bid.


Realtors’ investment in Spokane elections pays dividends

Advocating for change at every level of city government, the Association of Washington Realtors threw their support behind political novices at an unprecedented level in the months leading up to the primary. And it paid off.


Spokane City Council president race narrows to contest between two very different candidates

The picture that emerged on Tuesday night remained essentially unchanged after more votes were counted Wednesday in the primary election for Spokane City Council president, setting up a contest between a sitting council member campaigning on his record and a newcomer who believes a reorientation is needed.


Incumbents advance in Spokane Valley City Council races; Woodard’s opponent uncertain

Voters whittled down their choices for three seats on the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday night, but with some votes still to be tallied, the slates for the general election were not entirely clear.


Medical Lake to become part of Fire District 3 after measure earns strong voter approval

Voters in both Medical Lake and Spokane County Fire District 3 voted to merge the city’s fire department with the district Tuesday night.


Voters renew Spokane County public safety sales tax

Spokane voters overwhelmingly chose Tuesday to renew


Voters signal support of Spokane County library levy

In the first night’s count, many Spokane County voterscast their ballots for an increase in property taxes for county libraries, with about 53.3% voters saying yes on Spokane County Library District Proposition 1.


Two of three Spokane school board primaries have clear winners; Position 1 still up for grabs

Two of the three races for the Spokane Public Schools board appeared clear cut after initial results came back from Tuesday’s primary election, but the Position 1 race was far from decided.



Latest news

Shawn Vestal: Treatment is everyone’s favorite solution, but it’s not so simple

Often, when social issues become politicized – whether it’s homelessness in Spokane or gun violence nationwide – there is a brief, urgent flare of interest in “treatment” as a solution. Treatment for addicts. Treatment for the mentally ill. Sounds good. Makes sense. And it’s too simplistic by half, because the scope and complexity of the problem dwarfs the available resources and, with addiction in particular, there is the stubborn problem at the heart of recovery known as human motivation.


Seattle’s politics and problems play role in Spokane mayoral election

Though voters in Seattle appeared last week to dismiss the notion that their city is “dying,” the November general election is shaping up to test if Spokane feels sick.


Spin Control: Light voting precincts a problem for Fagan

Northeast Council District’s light voter turnout was weakness for Mike Fagan’s council president bid.


Realtors’ investment in Spokane elections pays dividends

Advocating for change at every level of city government, the Association of Washington Realtors threw their support behind political novices at an unprecedented level in the months leading up to the primary. And it paid off.


Spokane City Council president race narrows to contest between two very different candidates

The picture that emerged on Tuesday night remained essentially unchanged after more votes were counted Wednesday in the primary election for Spokane City Council president, setting up a contest between a sitting council member campaigning on his record and a newcomer who believes a reorientation is needed.


Incumbents advance in Spokane Valley City Council races; Woodard’s opponent uncertain

Voters whittled down their choices for three seats on the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday night, but with some votes still to be tallied, the slates for the general election were not entirely clear.


Medical Lake to become part of Fire District 3 after measure earns strong voter approval

Voters in both Medical Lake and Spokane County Fire District 3 voted to merge the city’s fire department with the district Tuesday night.


Voters renew Spokane County public safety sales tax

Spokane voters overwhelmingly chose Tuesday to renew


Voters signal support of Spokane County library levy

In the first night’s count, many Spokane County voterscast their ballots for an increase in property taxes for county libraries, with about 53.3% voters saying yes on Spokane County Library District Proposition 1.


Two of three Spokane school board primaries have clear winners; Position 1 still up for grabs

Two of the three races for the Spokane Public Schools board appeared clear cut after initial results came back from Tuesday’s primary election, but the Position 1 race was far from decided.