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Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now

Bernie Sanders’ campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances “until further notice.“


Water, experience among issues examined by Great Northern School District board candidates

Water, experience and maintaining quality are among the issues in the race to serve on the board that leads Spokane County’s smallest school district.


Dolan and Long vie for seat on Central Valley School District board

Candidates Susan Dolan and Debra Long are running for a position on the Central Valley School District board.


Sanders raises $25M in 3rd-quarter 2020 cash, Buttigieg $19M

Bernie Sanders reported Tuesday that he raised $25.3 million over the last three months, the largest quarterly sum a Democratic White House hopeful has posted this year and an amount that ensures he will be an enduring presence in the primary.


Spokane Valley candidates hope for regional approach to homelessness, clash over direction of council

If voters choose challenger Lance Gurel, he hopes to shift the makeup of council to more moderate and more open to new ideas. Incumbent Arne Woodard said Gurel and other more moderate candidates’ proposals go outside of the few essential duties Spokane Valley was founded to accomplish.


Race to represent northwest Spokane on City Council pits candidates with different styles

Part of the debate between Andy Rathbun and incumbent Karen Stratton in their bids to represent the northwest district on the Spokane City Council is about style.


Washington’s 2020 presidential election starts in January and ends in December

For the first time in state history, Washington voters of both major parties will cast ballots in a presidential primary that will help select the two party’s nominees.


Online ads in support of Nadine Woodward deemed legal

Allegations against Nadine Woodward that her campaign violated advertising disclosure requirements were dismissed by the Public Disclosure Commission this week.


Kinnear and Kiepe seek South Hill seat on City Council

A preview of the race between Tony Kiepe and incumbent Lori Kinnear to represent District 2 on the Spokane City Council.


Tickets available for Spokane candidate debates sponsored by Northwest Passages

Washington voters will receive their ballots in less than three weeks.


Annie Kurtz running against longtime Liberty Lake Council fixture Robert Moore

The race for position 5 on Liberty Lake City Council pits a candidate who touts his experience against one who stresses the need for a fresh voice.


Liberty Lake City Council race features newcomer Holly Woodruff, incumbent Dan Dunne

Political newcomer Holly Woodruff is challenging incumbent Dan Dunne for his seat on the Liberty Lake City Council, which Dunne has held for eight years.


Incumbent Airway Heights councilman up for re-election seeks partnerships to boost community

As Airway Heights continues to grow, a city council incumbent has his eyes set on increasing activities for the youth, mitigating traffic and fixing a housing shortage.


Cheney Public Schools capital levy would pay for future school sites, technology upgrades

The $4.2 million property tax levy would be collected from district residents at an estimated rate of 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed value in 2020 and 2021.


Booker loses organizing chief in key state of South Carolina

Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker is losing a key staff asset in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina.


McMullen and Myers bring experience in race for Central Valley School Board

When the state changed the funding model for public education, Central Valley School Board member Cindy McMullen likened it to a working family who just lost half a paycheck. In Central Valley’s case, that meant a $12 million budget deficit that left McMullen and her colleagues to pick up the pieces.


Election preview: Mead School District board member Dorcas Wylder faces challenger Michael Cannon

Wylder, who was appointed to the seat at the beginning of the year, defended the school board’s decisions to end programs while facing a projected budget shortfall next year. Cannon said those decisions were “short-sighted” and have left parents and students without needed support.


Mead school board race pits veteran against newcomer critical of how district handled recent cuts

Bob Olson, who has on the Mead School District board for 34 years, says stability on the board will help the district navigate a difficult period. His challenger in the Nov. 5 election, John Hatcher, disagrees. Hatcher says the district “needs new ideas and input.”


Confusing affirmative action initiative a product of long back-and-forth about best way to afford opportunity

If you signed petitions this spring to put Referendum 88 on the November election lot because you oppose affirmative action laws, should you mark it “Approved” or “Rejected” on your ballot? We explain.


Gov. Jay Inslee endorses Ben Stuckart, while Nadine Woodward bolsters support among business, law enforcement groups

A range of groups, elected officials and defeated candidates are lining up behind the two candidates running for mayor of Spokane.