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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.


Three first-time candidates vie for Airway Heights City Council seat

The Airway Heights position 7 council race is full of fresh faces.


Brandi Peetz stresses public safety; challengers focused on leaner government in race for Spokane Valley City Council

While Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz runs for re-election with a focus on improving public safety and community outreach, two other candidates vying for the nonpartisan position say they can help the city remain fiscally conservative.


Former Woodward campaign manager hints at reasons for her departure in blog post

The former campaign manager for mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward said she was asked “to act contrary to (her) values” in a blog post on Monday.


Spokane City Council candidates disagree on homelessness, affordable housing

Spokane City Council candidates were divided on how to make Spokane safer and reduce homelessness, with some arguing for mandatory drug treatment and more police, and others saying more housing was the best way to get people off the street.


Control of Spokane Valley City Council a top issue for two of Councilman Arne Woodard’s primary challengers

Two candidates hoping to unseat conservative Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard say their goal is to shift the balance of power on the council. Former government contract negotiator Al Merkel and accountant Lance Gurel said they more often agree with more moderate members of the council, Brandi Peetz, Ben Wick and Linda Thompson.


Liberty Lake City Council race a debate between experience and fresh ideas

The incumbent in the Liberty Lake City Council race, Cristella Kaminskas, said her two terms give her important experience to make good policy for the growing city. But her opponents in the Aug. 6 primary say its time for change and say its not appropriate for her to serve on the same City Council as her father.


Shawn Vestal: With first mayoral forum finished, Spokane voters deserve more to decide who should lead city

We need a mayoral contest of ideas and philosophies and proposals, one sharpened through debates, forums, interviews and other means to separate the candidates from stage management and sloganeering as possible.



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