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At campaign stop in Moxee, Loren Culp promises to ‘send Newhouse to the outhouse’

MOXEE, Wash. – On Friday night, just four days before Washington’s primary election, Loren Culp stood in the middle of a restaurant in this Yakima suburb and told his supporters exactly what they wanted to hear.

In Central Washington’s 4th district, Dan Newhouse’s re-election hopes rest on voters getting over impeachment vote

OKANOGAN, Wash. – After Rep. Dan Newhouse voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump for inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol in January 2021, local GOP leaders in his Central Washington district called for the four-term Republican to resign.

Local group sends mailers urging voters to replace Prosecutor Larry Haskell, who called statements a ‘political hit piece’

Some Spokane County voters were greeted with a question when they opened their mailboxes earlier this month.

Spin Control: Biden, Inslee not popular, but Dems do well in survey

President Joe Biden’s approval rating in Washington appears to have tanked and Gov. Jay Inslee’s rating isn’t much better. But voters might feel more favorable toward Democrats than Republicans, a new survey suggests.

Spokane County prosecutor candidates make final pitch to voters at Pints and Politics forum

The four Spokane County prosecutor candidates made one of their final pitches to voters Thursday night ahead of the Aug. 2 primary election.

Pints and Politics: County Prosecutor debate

Incumbent county prosecutor Larry Haskell and challengers Stefanie Collins, Stephanie Olsen and Deb Conklin squared off in a debate Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane, Washington. Northwest Passages event series presented the debate as part of their series Pints and Politics.

District 4 congressional race: Newhouse faces seven challengers in test of Trump’s influence in Central Washington

The race to represent Washington’s 4th congressional district may be the least predictable contest in the state’s Aug. 2 primary, as four-term Rep. Dan Newhouse faces six other Republicans and a Democrat.

Four seek to replace Stevens County Prosecutor Rasmussen amid conflict with commissioners’ office

The candidates will not only have to deal with taking on a new job title, but also lingering mistrust between the prosecutor’s office and county commissioners.

Washington Secretary of State candidates debate cybersecurity, misinformation and elections audits

Candidates kept the debate civil and mainly focused on their ideas for making state elections more secure and accessible. 

Incumbent Patty Murray, Republican Tiffany Smiley likely to emerge in 18-candidate race for U.S. Senate

Heading into the Aug. 2 primary, Murray faces 17 challengers, but early campaign contributions and party support point to Tiffany Smiley as her likely opponent in November.

Time to vote: Spokane County auditor’s office mailing more than 350,000 ballots this week

Ballots have to be postmarked by Aug. 2 or placed in a county drop box by 8 p.m. on election day in order to count. 

Three Republicans vie to replace four-term Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich

There will be a new sheriff in town come January, and it will be a Republican with at least two decades of experience in the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Misinformation, security of elections on secretary of state candidates’ minds this election

The candidates include a county auditor, current and former state legislators, a data scientist, a banker and a business owner.

Newman Lake fire chief tells residents it’s okay to vote against the department’s bid to raise property taxes

Soaring land values and higher property taxes have caused Newman Lake Fire and Rescue Chief Stan Cooke to rethink his agency’s request for more money.

Three challengers take on incumbent Larry Haskell in Spokane County Prosecutor race

When Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell ran for re-election the first time, he drew no challengers.

Three challengers hope to bring down Al French in race for Spokane County Commission District 5

French, who’s been an elected official for two decades, will try to fend off Maggie Yates, Tara Carter and former Airway Heights Mayor Don Harmon. 

Race for Spokane County Commission District 2 a battle between familiar faces. Here’s where they stand on crime, homelessness and more

Two former and one current Spokane City Council member are vying for Spokane County Commission District 2, which covers east Spokane.  

3 candidates look to take McCaslin’s seat in Legislature

Republicans Suzanne Schmidt and MJ Bolt and Democrat Ted Cummings are running this year in the 4th District. They will face off in the Aug. 2 primary where the top two will move on to the November general election.

District 5 Congressional race: Two Democrats and a Republican seek to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, who’s eyeing 10th term

Natasha Hill, a 39-year-old local attorney and Hillyard native, and Ann Marie Danimus, a 51-year-old marketing professional with ties to the region’s rural reaches, have both filed as Democrats to unseat McMorris Rodgers, 53, who’s seeking a 10th term in Washington D.C. Sean Clynch, a 60-year-old substitute teacher and Army veteran, rounds out the primary ballot as a Republican.

Here’s who’s running for Spokane County Commissioner District 4 and where they stand on county issues

Voters will choose between a former auditor, a pastor and a real estate investor in the race for District 4, which covers southern Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and the southeastern portion of the county.