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Candidates for Spokane City Council, school board sound off on climate change during forum at Gonzaga University

Picture this: It’s 2031. Spokane has made many of the changes needed to begin addressing issues with climate change.

Roads, internet at forefront of issues for Medical Lake City Council candidates

Despite their different backgrounds, incumbent member Donald Kennedy and his opponent, Howard Griffith, agreed wise spending was important for the city of 5,000. 

Fire District 13 commissioner touts community ties, experience in bid for reelection

The manager of a hardware store is facing a former Federal Aviation Administration worker in the race for a seat on the fire commission serving Newman Lake.

Chiropractor challenges longtime incumbent for Spokane County Fire District 9 commissioner

The Spokane County Fire District 9 commissioner race features an incumbent with 14 years on the commission and a chiropractor who says “it’s time for a change in leadership.”

Deer Park mayoral candidates favor sticking with sheriff’s office

If the primary ballot returns are any indication, incumbent Deer Park Mayor Tim Verzal is heavily favored to win re-election in his race against political newcomer Hazel McGillivray. On the August ballot Verzal won 70% of the vote compared to McGillivray’s 27%.

Longtime Nine Mile Falls School Board member faces challenge

A longtime Nine Mile Falls School District board member faces a political newcomer in the November election.

12-year incumbent on Cheney School Board, Suzanne Dolle, faces Zachary Zorrozua, who calls for change

A Cheney School Board member with 12 years in office said her experience brings important insight when dealing with tough issues facing schools.

Spokane County Fire District 11 hopes to renew medical services levy

Voters will decide in November whether to renew the medical services levy requested by Spokane County Fire District 11.

Right-wing v. righter-wing? Spokane Valley council race pits incumbent Haley against bar owner Fenton

Challenger Wayne Fenton has a tough road ahead if he’s going to unseat Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Pam Haley, who beat him by 21 percentage points during the August primary election. 

Political newcomer to take on former school board president in Mead School Board race

Nurse practitioner BrieAnne Gray and current board member Carmen Green are on the Nov. 2 general election ballot for the Mead School District No. 5 position. Their biggest issues: COVID-19, curriculum and transparency. 

Spokane School Board candidates Riley Smith, Kata Dean offer contrasting visions for open seat

Kata Dean and Riley Smith agree on at least one thing: The Spokane Public Schools board could use some fresh perspective.

Wondering what those advisory votes on your ballot are about? We’ve got answers

Advisory votes allow voters to weigh in on taxes that passed in the Legislature, but they are nonbinding, meaning they won’t change any law.

Bringing back city-run police force, promoting tourism among issues in Medical Lake mayoral race between Shirley Maike, Terri Cooper

Bringing a local police department to Medical Lake could become this year’s key issue for the city’s mayoral election.

East Valley School Board candidates share stance on pandemic response

Two parents with children in East Valley schools face each other in the November election for a seat on the school board.

Northwest Passages - Virtual Debate Spokane Valley City Council Position 7

Northwest Passages: Spokane Valley City Council candidate forum with Position 7 candidates Linda Thompson and Laura Padden, moderated by The Spokesman-Review’s Colin Tiernan.

Municipal Judge Matthew Antush faces former Spokane multicultural director Gloria Ochoa-Bruck in election to retain seat

Matthew Antush, 55, has the backing of many of the judges at the Spokane County Courthouse campus in his bid to retain the seat he was appointed to in 2018. Gloria Ochoa-Bruck, 48, has gathered support of past administration and City Hall officials in her bid for the job. 

Liberty Lake council former candidate Woodruff says ‘Hopefully nobody will vote for me,’ adding write-in D.G. Garcia deserves votes

Liberty Lake City Council candidate Holly Woodruff is on the general election ballot — and unopposed — but she’s moved to North Carolina and wants voters to write in DG Garcia. 

Northwest Passages: Spokane Valley City Council Debate - Ben Wick & Brandon Fenton

Debate moderated by Spokesman-Review reporter Colin Tiernan - featuring the race for Spokane City Council Position 4 between Ben Wick and Brandon Fenton

Northwest Passages: Spokane Valley City Council candidate forum with Pam Haley

Northwest Passages: Spokane Valley City Council candidate forum with Pam Haley Spokane Valley City Council member and candidate Pam Haley talks about her views with The Spokesman-Review’s Colin Tiernan. Haley’s opponent, Wayne Fenton, did not respond with requests to participate in a full debate of the issues.

Northwest Passages: Spokane Valley City Council debate

Spokane Valley City Council member Rod Higgins debates challenger J.J. Johnson on the Northwest Passages livestream. The opening statements of the debate were cut off by technical difficulties in the studio.