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Tim Eyman-backed initiative would upend state transportation funding

Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax ballot measure is either a Robin Hood-like gesture for the people of Washington or a disastrous gambit that will kill the state’s necessary transportation projects. It just depends who you ask.

Spokane’s Proposition 1 would make bargaining between the city and unions public

The proposal is intended to bring more transparency to talks between City Hall and public employees, including clerical and maintenance workers, firefighters and police. The initiative is sponsored by Better Spokane, a pro-business nonprofit that is headed by City Council candidate Michael Cathcart.

Spokane Proposition 2 would outlaw a local income tax, as courts weigh legality of Seattle measure

Sponsor Michael Cathcart said the measure is intended to make sure the city remains competitive in business recruitment.

Valley candidates differ over inclusion, partisanship in race for open seat

Spokane Valley City Council Candidates Bo Tucker and Tim Hattenburg both hope to encourage growth, but disagree on whether the city needs to look at inclusion and diversity in the future.

Spokane mayor’s race: Ben Stuckart softens, Nadine Woodward attacks when going head-to-head

Contrary to his style on the dais during council meetings, Ben Stuckart has largely shrugged off or declined to respond to attacks from opponent Nadine Woodward as the two vie to become Spokane’s next mayor.

Washington voters can ‘advise’ on a dozen tax changes, but lawmakers can ignore them

A dozen advisory votes are on the November ballot.

‘It’s about The Big One’: Amendment would give state Legislature broad powers in case of catastrophe

Constitutional amendment would expand legislative powers in catastrophic incidents.

Differences exposed as Spokane City Council, school board candidates debate at Northwest Passages forum

Beer flowed cold and questions came in hot as voters got to know Spokane City Council and Spokane school boardcandidates during rapid-fire, 17-minute sessions at the first of two Northwest Passages’ Pints and Politics forums Thursday night.

Tickets still available for tonight’s Spokane City Council and school board candidate forum sponsored by Northwest Passages

Washington voters will receive their ballots in less than three weeks.

Political newcomers seek Liberty Lake City Council position 1 seat

The race for Liberty Lake City Council position 1 doesn’t have an incumbent after Councilman Bob Moore abandoned the seat in favor of running for the seat vacated by Shane Brickner, who is running for mayor against incumbent Steve Peterson. The race has attracted two political newcomers, retired state of California employee Dg Garcia and homebuilder Phil Folyer.

Experienced councilman challenged by new resident for seat on Medical Lake City Council

An experienced councilman hopes to make a comeback while a new resident wants to provide a new voice on the Medical Lake City Council. The race for position 5 on the Medical Lake City Council is the only contest with more than one candidate among the five seats on the ballot.

Reardan-Edwall School Board incumbent says district on right path; opponent says district should challenge state on sex education

The candidates running for a seat on the Reardan-Edwall School Board have clear interests in the district: They have children who attend the schools.

Water, experience among issues examined by Great Northern School District board candidates

Water, experience and maintaining quality are among the issues in the race to serve on the board that leads Spokane County’s smallest school district.

Dolan and Long vie for seat on Central Valley School District board

Candidates Susan Dolan and Debra Long are running for a position on the Central Valley School District board.

Spokane Valley candidates hope for regional approach to homelessness, clash over direction of council

If voters choose challenger Lance Gurel, he hopes to shift the makeup of council to more moderate and more open to new ideas. Incumbent Arne Woodard said Gurel and other more moderate candidates’ proposals go outside of the few essential duties Spokane Valley was founded to accomplish.

Washington’s 2020 presidential election starts in January and ends in December

For the first time in state history, Washington voters of both major parties will cast ballots in a presidential primary that will help select the two party’s nominees.

Online ads in support of Nadine Woodward deemed legal

Allegations against Nadine Woodward that her campaign violated advertising disclosure requirements were dismissed by the Public Disclosure Commission this week.

Tickets available for Spokane candidate debates sponsored by Northwest Passages

Washington voters will receive their ballots in less than three weeks.

Annie Kurtz running against longtime Liberty Lake Council fixture Robert Moore

The race for position 5 on Liberty Lake City Council pits a candidate who touts his experience against one who stresses the need for a fresh voice.

Liberty Lake City Council race features newcomer Holly Woodruff, incumbent Dan Dunne

Political newcomer Holly Woodruff is challenging incumbent Dan Dunne for his seat on the Liberty Lake City Council, which Dunne has held for eight years.