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Housing, homelessness at stake in Spokane Valley council race, candidates say

The race to replace Sam Wood on the Spokane Valley City Council features four political newcomers who all say housing and homelessness are among the key issues at stake.


Three first-time candidates drawn to vacant Nine Mile Falls School Board position

Three candidates filed for the Nine Mile Falls School Board position No. 2 vacated by Debbie Williams, who is moving out of the district. Incumbents Mac Mikkelsen and Bill McBride are running unopposed for director positions No. 1 and No. 3, respectively.


Ben Stuckart’s not the mayor, but he and his opponents talk like he is

Voting in the primary election begins this week as five candidates seek to become Spokane’s next mayor.


3 new faces vie for seat on Spokane public school board

The job will last for only two years, but the winner of the Position 4 race has a chance to make a big impact on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors. The three candidates – Erin Georgen, Bill Baxley and Kevin Morrison – have staked out differing positions on several key issues, including overall district priorities, the arming of campus resource officers and whether the district should put a supplemental levy on the November ballot.


Getting There: Spokane mayoral hopefuls take stands on 12 transportation issues

The five candidates for Spokane mayor talk road diets, public transportation, bike lanes and whether bringing Lime scooters to the streets (and sidewalks) of Spokane was a good idea.


Two council members, two newcomers vie for Spokane City Council president

Four candidates hope to past the primary election for Spokane City Council president.


Spin Control: County elections offices struggling with new VoteWA system

Washington elections offices struggling with new registration system as August 6 primary nears.


Candidates for Spokane School Board offer differing opinions on arming security, budget issues

Whoever wins the race for Position 2 on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors, expect them to take a cautious approach on budgetary issues. All three candidates – Luc Jasmin III, Kelli MacFarlane and Jenny Slagle – support more fiscal restraint as the district deals with a multimillion-dollar budget deficit. All three support – or at least are open to supporting – the district asking voters for a levy to prevent recent budget cuts.


Candidates for Spokane School Board seat have significant experience in education

The three candidates for Position 1 on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors have extensive experience in education.


Two primary opponents to Lori Kinnear say they would provide a new voice to City Council

An experienced member of the City Council will look to fend off two challengers in the primary race for District 2.



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