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Northwest Passages - VIrtual Debate Spokane Municipal Court Judge

Spokane Municipal Court Judge Position 3 debate between Gloria Ochoa-Bruck and incumbent Judge Matthew Antush, moderated by Kip Hill.

Growth, public safety key issues in race for Liberty Lake City Council

Liberty Lake’s lone contested race for City Council features two candidates who are focused on preparing the city for continued growth.

West Valley School Board candidates disagree on levies approved this year

Candidates for a seat on the West Valley School Board took opposite positions earlier this year on tax proposals.

Ballots will be arriving soon for Nov. 2 election in Spokane County

Spokane County sent out the first batch of ballots Wednesday for the election.

Incumbent Deer Park City Council member says he has more work to do

The race for Deer Park City Council Position 3 has narrowed to incumbent Richard Schut and challenger Heather Newsom.

Multiple term incumbent faces real estate agent in Medical Lake’s city council race

An Air Force veteran is seeking a fifth term on the Medical Lake City Council on the November ballot.

Latah mayoral candidates lay out plans for community development

Latah’s two mayoral candidates share similar concerns but different perspectives of their small town.

Race for Liberty Lake mayor features two candidates with experience at top post

Steve Peterson was Liberty Lake’s first mayor, and he wants to be its next.

Spokane County Water District 3 candidates – Jeffries, McMulkin – face each other, again

A race to serve on the board for Spokane County Water District 3 is a rematch from four years ago.

Spangle and Rockford voters will consider tax proposals on November ballot

Voters in Spangle and Rockford will get to weigh in on tax levies this general election.

Millwood mayor seeks third term

Millwood Mayor Kevin Freeman says he’s running for a third term to help see through an important traffic and planning project for the town.

Teresa Landa faces challenge from write-in candidate for seat on Central Valley School Board

Teresa Landa’s path to a seat on the Central Valley School Board was undisputed through most of the sum.

Millwood incumbent points to recent town improvements; opponent says more needs to be done to boost public safety

Two-term Millwood City Council incumbent Dan Sander is facing a challenge from political newcomer Becky Dean, who owns a hair salon.

Current commissioner hopes to keep role in Whitworth Water District race

Whitworth Water District Commissioner Leroy (Lee) Legnon looks to another term this election, facing Stevan Veselinovic, who has a background in information technology

Thompson v. Padden race for Spokane Valley City Council could be a nailbiter, and the result could shift the council’s balance of power

Incumbent City Councilwoman Linda Thompson faces a tough opponent in Laura Padden, wife of 4th Legislative District Republican Sen. Mike Padden. 

Longtime Rockford resident hopes to serve on town council again

Ivan Willmschen, former council member and insurance agent, and Mark Lonam Jr. will be on the general election ballot on Nov. 2. 

Geffken, Bedford vie for Spokane Public Schools seat

Supporting students should be the top priority at Spokane Public Schools, board candidates Melissa Bedford and Daryl Geffken agree.

Cheney to vote on police, fire levy

Cheney residents will decide if they want to pay more for public safety operations, including the implementation of a body camera program for police officers.

Veteran versus rookie: Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick hoping to fend off bar owner Brandon Fenton

Will Spokane Valley voters go for the familiar Wick or the political rookie Fenton, whose bar stayed open in violation of Gov. Inslee’s stay-at-home order during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Incumbent, business owner vie for Medical Lake’s second city council seat

Medical Lake has no debt, and the candidates for one of the seats on the City Council agree it should stay that way. But how the city should spend its money on depends on which candidate you ask.