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u 2019 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 6



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Beggs and Wendle in lead for Spokane City Council president; Fagan lags

Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle earned the most votes for Spokane City Council president in early returns posted Tuesday night.


Nadine Woodward bests Ben Stuckart as both advance to November election for Spokane mayor

Political newcomer Nadine Woodward bested Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart in the primary race for Spokane’s mayor Tuesday night, with both vowing a tough general election campaign ahead.


Live Updates: 2019 Washington Primary

Live updates from the August 6, 2019 primary election in Spokane County, with the latest headlines and updates from major races and ballot measures brought to you by Spokesman-Review and KHQ reporters and photographers.


Stuckart and Woodward find almost equal financial support, but in different places

Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward have raised – and spent – nearly the same amount of money in their campaigns for mayor. Both describe their base of support as diverse, but criticize the source of the other’s funding as representing outside interests.


Finishing first in the primary is a good sign, but stuff can happen before the general

Coming out on top is good news for candidates in Tuesday’s election, but it’s not a guarantee they will finish first in November.


Voter registration open until 8 p.m. Tuesday for primary

It’s still possible to register to vote in Tuesday’s primary, but you’ll have to make a special trip.


Spokane Valley Council race gets ugly, with name-calling, accusations of harassment, inaccurate claims

Two candidates running for a council seat in Spokane Valley have accused each other of bullying, with one candidate calling the other a socialist and a “little girl” and the other accusing him of harassment.


Hard to see why national media made a big deal out of Inslee’s glasses

National pundits seemed to think they had a news flash about Jay Inslee.


Spokane County Fire District 3 commissioner candidates take different positions on tax increase and serving Medical Lake

A longtime Fire District 3 commissioner says she brings valuable experience at a time of big change while her opponent hopes to bring a new perspective.


Study examining moving downtown Spokane police precinct delayed by City Council

The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would ask the city to study the feasibility of returning a police precinct to the heart of downtown.



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