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Homelessness a top issue in race between Bingle and Sherazi for Spokane City Council

The two candidates for City Council in northeast Spokane are bringing different focuses and perspectives to the race.

Deer Park City Council candidate doesn’t meet residency requirement

A candidate for a seat on the Deer Park City Council will appear on the ballot even though he doesn’t meet a residency requirement to run.

Conservative Spokane Valley Councilman Rod Higgins faces moderate JJ Johnson in bid for third term

Longtime Spokane Valley City Councilman Rod Higgins is facing off against JJ Johnson as he fights to retain his seat. 

Northwest Passages: School Board debate

Candidates Kata Dean and Riley Smith debate for position 4 for the Spokane School Board.

Milk-bottle tiebreaker determines second candidate for Rockford council seat

A seat on the Rockford Town Council fell to a game of chance on Thursday.

Lawsuit looks to remove LeMasters from November Spokane City Council ballot over residency question

A lawsuit filed in Spokane County Superior Court this week seeks to remove Spokane City Council candidate Tyler LeMasters from the November ballot.

Sherazi lead over Jasmin grows to four votes in Spokane City Council race; hand recount required

Spokane City Council candidate Naghmana Sherazi appears poised to advance to the general election, but not until a recount confirms her four-vote lead.

Late-arriving ballots will decide race between Sherazi and Jasmin to face Bingle for Spokane City Council seat

Last-minute and corrected ballots could make all the difference in a Spokane City Council race.

Recount likely in northeast Spokane City Council race between Sherazi and Jasmin, currently two votes apart

A recount is likely in the race for City Council in northeast Spokane, where a razor-thin margin separates the second and third-place candidates.

Early indications: Spokane City Council races tight in November

What names appear on the ballot for Spokane City Council in November is still uncertain, but Tuesday’s primary election results indicate that they will be competitive.

Voters say yes to fire district tax increases throughout Spokane County

Spokane County voters weren’t afraid to see their taxes go up in order to give their fire districts more money. 

Bingle leads in Northeast Spokane; Zappone, Lish poised to move forward in Northwest

Conservative and progressive choices advanced in both Spokane City Council races on the ballot in Tuesday’s primary.

Spokane Valley City Council incumbents advance; Thompson-Padden race will be close in November

Two Spokane Valley City Council members breezed through their primaries Tuesday and appear well-positioned to hold onto their seats in November, but Councilwoman Linda Thompson’s seat could be in jeopardy.

Opponents of CDC recommendations on masking mandates advance in Central Valley School Board race

Voters in Tuesday’s primary election for the Central Valley School Board gave Pam Orebaugh a clear victory and Rob Linebarger a likely lead for a spot on the November ballot.

East Valley School Board incumbent has strong primary finish

An incumbent East Valley School Board member easily topped his challengers in Tuesday’s primary.

Spokane City Council candidate LeMasters offers defense against questions about his residency

In an email to The Spokesman-Review thislast week, the candidate said he is both a qualified resident and voter within District 2, and that any claim otherwise is “categorically false.” LeMasters provided The Spokesman-Review with a photo of his driver’s license, which was issued in 2019 and shows a South Hill address.

Cheney School Board incumbent faces two challengers on Tuesday’s primary ballot

A long-time incumbent on the Cheney School Board faces two challengers in next Tuesday’s primary.

Three first-time candidates vie for Central Valley School Board seat

Voters in the Central Valley School District will choose among three first-time candidates opposed to mask mandates in a race for school board on the Aug. 3 primary ballot.

Does Spokane City Council candidate Tyler LeMasters meet the office’s residency requirement?

Spokane City Council candidate Tyler LeMasters was beaming when he began recording an Instagram video on Nov. 3, 2020.

Realtors pump big campaign money into Spokane City Council races ahead of August primary

The Spokane Association of Realtors is putting big money into two Spokane City Council races on the Aug. 3 primary ballot.