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Three first-time candidates drawn to vacant Nine Mile Falls School Board position

Three candidates filed for the Nine Mile Falls School Board position No. 2 vacated by Debbie Williams, who is moving out of the district. Incumbents Mac Mikkelsen and Bill McBride are running unopposed for director positions No. 1 and No. 3, respectively.


Trump v. Dems: ‘Racist’ and ‘socialist’ lines drawn for 2020

With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns.


Ben Stuckart’s not the mayor, but he and his opponents talk like he is

Voting in the primary election begins this week as five candidates seek to become Spokane’s next mayor.


3 new faces vie for seat on Spokane public school board

The job will last for only two years, but the winner of the Position 4 race has a chance to make a big impact on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors. The three candidates – Erin Georgen, Bill Baxley and Kevin Morrison – have staked out differing positions on several key issues, including overall district priorities, the arming of campus resource officers and whether the district should put a supplemental levy on the November ballot.


Inslee raises $3 million in second quarter, trails better known candidates

Jay Inslee sits ninth in the large field of Democratic candidates for second quarter donations compiled by CNN.


O’Rourke’s fundraising woes revive concerns about campaign

Beto O’Rourke stormed into the presidential race arguing his experience growing up along the southern border and a relatively moderate approach to politics would distinguish him in a crowded field.


Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced Monday.


Getting There: Spokane mayoral hopefuls take stands on 12 transportation issues

The five candidates for Spokane mayor talk road diets, public transportation, bike lanes and whether bringing Lime scooters to the streets (and sidewalks) of Spokane was a good idea.


Two council members, two newcomers vie for Spokane City Council president

Four candidates hope to past the primary election for Spokane City Council president.


Spin Control: County elections offices struggling with new VoteWA system

Washington elections offices struggling with new registration system as August 6 primary nears.


AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software

States are buying ‘new’ election systems that will soon be running outdated software that makes it more vulnerable to hacking


Candidates for Spokane School Board offer differing opinions on arming security, budget issues

Whoever wins the race for Position 2 on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors, expect them to take a cautious approach on budgetary issues. All three candidates – Luc Jasmin III, Kelli MacFarlane and Jenny Slagle – support more fiscal restraint as the district deals with a multimillion-dollar budget deficit. All three support – or at least are open to supporting – the district asking voters for a levy to prevent recent budget cuts.


Candidates for Spokane School Board seat have significant experience in education

The three candidates for Position 1 on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors have extensive experience in education.


Two primary opponents to Lori Kinnear say they would provide a new voice to City Council

An experienced member of the City Council will look to fend off two challengers in the primary race for District 2.


Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to declare climate emergency

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support from one of Sanders’ fellow Democratic presidential candidates.


Amy McGrath announces bid for Mitch McConnell’s Senate seat

Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.


Iowa, Nevada to launch caucus voting by phone for 2020

Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Iowa and Nevada will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up at their states’ traditional neighborhood caucus meetings next February, according to plans unveiled by the state parties.


Eric Swalwell says he’s ending his 2020 presidential bid

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California is ending his presidential bid, becoming the first candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary to exit the campaign.


Election preview: Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton draws five challengers in the northwest

Andy Rathbun, Jeff Martin, Christopher Savage, Ken Side and Jeff Rugan have filed against the incumbent councilwoman, who’s been in office since 2015 and has, at times, butted heads with Mayor David Condon as a member of the council’s perceived liberal supermajority.


Biden, Harris join Warren to promise teacher as ed secretary

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising he’ll appoint a teacher as secretary of education


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