Jessica Yaeger, a political rookie who works in senior care, has advanced to the general election in the race for Spokane Valley City Council. But it’s not yet certain who her opponent will be November.
Former fire investigator Rick Freier has easily clinched a spot in the November election following Tuesday’s primary, but it isn’t yet clear who will face him this fall in the race for an open seat on the board that oversees the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
The vice president of the United States was running against the president he was serving under, and his backers didn't mince words. They accused the president of having a "hideous hermaphroditical character." The president's backers fired back, warning that if the vice president won the election, "Murder, robbery, rape, adultery, and incest will be openly taught and practiced." That vice president, Thomas Jefferson, had once been friends with President John Adams before their 1800 campaign. But the two Founding Fathers had a nasty falling-out - like former vice president Mike Pence did with his now-opponent for the 2024 Republican nomination, former president Donald Trump.
County commissioners agreed earlier this month to put a $50 million bond measure before voters Nov. 7. Proceeds from the tax, which would cost property owners an estimated $8 per $100,000 of assessed value or the median home owner in the county about $29 annually, would be set aside to fund the purchase of undeveloped land, with particular attention paid to the Rathdrum Prairie. That area of farmland separating the cities of Rathdrum, Post Falls, Hayden and Coeur d'Alene has been the site of rampant growth in recent years, including the approval in March of a 2,800-home development project that will link Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene.
Donald Trump’s political action committee spent $40.2 million on legal costs in the first half of 2023 to defend the former president, his advisers and others, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Ballots are due Tuesday for the August primary, in which Spokane voters will select the two candidates that will compete for the mayor's office, positions on the City Council and the Spokane Public School board of directors.
Five candidates are running for a seat on the Deer Park School Board, a sizable number for the growing district in northern Spokane County where seats sometimes struggle to receive multiple candidates.
Even with the backdrop of Donald Trump facing another potential indictment over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, many GOP voters wrote off the former president's legal challenges as part of a continued liberal smear campaign and said it didn't impact the image - positive or negative - they already have of him.