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.
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.
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 Bart LeBon has won an Alaska state House race by one vote after a ballot recount, officials said.
Washington nearly set records for turnout and the number of ballots cast in a statewide election.
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 narrowly tops Spokane County assessor race, with a margin so thin it will require a recount.
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.