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Spokane City Council considers $5.8 million property tax increase for police, firefighters

The city of Spokane may ask voters to approve a $5.8 million increase in property taxes to pay 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers in a special election in February.


Both sides of I-940 campaign to back changes next year

Backers and foes of a successful ballot measure with new standards on the use of lethal force by police said Monday they will work together to get improvements they both support through next year’s Legislature.


Ballots not cast can still sway elections

Despite near-record turnout for the midterm, tens of thousands of Spokane County voters didn’t vote and that has implications for future elections.


Republican takes House race by 1 vote after recount

Republican Bart LeBon has won an Alaska state House race by one vote after a ballot recount, officials said.


Washington saw most ballots ever cast in midterm election

Washington nearly set records for turnout and the number of ballots cast in a statewide election.


City Council President Ben Stuckart calls email about removing campaign signs ‘a joke’

The email exchange was posted online on the local Republican Party’s Facebook page earlier this month and prompted calls for discipline after City Council President Ben Stuckart suggested “a midnight mission” to remove an illegally placed Cathy McMorris Rodgers campaign sign. Stuckart said those calls are politically motivated ahead of his campaign for the mayor’s office.


Tom Konis overcomes 1,100-vote deficit to take lead in Spokane County assessor’s race

Tom Konis narrowly tops Spokane County assessor race, with a margin so thin it will require a recount.


Early endorsements stack up for mayoral candidates

The two men who have already announced intentions to replace outgoing Mayor David Condon have almost a year before their names might be on the ballot.


‘Something being legal does not make it right’: Abrams says she still has concerns about Georgia’s election

Abrams, who hoped to become the nation’s first female African-American governor, has accused Kemp of widespread voter suppression and said voting irregularities have tainted the race. On Friday, Kemp had 50.22 percent of the tally, an edge of nearly 55,000 votes.


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