Peterson has served as mayor for all but four years of the city’s existence. Brickner, 44, will take office in January and said his goal is to craft more comprehensive growth plans for the burgeoning city and increase collaboration between his office and city lawmakers.
The already tight race for Spokane City Council president narrowed even further on Friday and could be heading toward an automatic recount. The race between Councilwoman Karen Stratton and challenger Andy Rathbun to represent District 3 on the Spokane City Council also remained close.
The gap between candidates for Spokane City Council president was cut by more than half after additional ballots were counted on Thursday, indicating the race will go down to the wire.
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill equipped to defeat President Donald Trump.
A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations.
Brandi Peetz took the lead in the close Spokane Valley race Wednesday, going from four votes behind her opponent, to more than 200 ahead.
County elections officials offered an updated tally of the votes on Wednesday that was good news for those held a lead after the initial results rolled in on Tuesday.
Updated results Wednesday confirmed what most people already suspected on Election Night: Nikki Lockwood has been elected to the Spokane Public Schools board and the West Valley School District budget is getting a shot in the arm.
Though election results are not yet final, Nadine Woodward is forging ahead with transition plans after her opponent, City Council President Ben Stuckart, conceded on Tuesday night.
If you are of the view that our politics is too controlled by big money, and that democracy is disfigured by the influence of the money-is-speech brigade, you weren’t disabused of that notion this year. Benn’s candidacy ran counter to all of that.
Voters narrowly rejecting affirmative action programs but final decision up to later ballot counts.
Low voter turnout in Pullman may put the $29 million bond for Pullman Regional Hospital to expand its facilities and services on hold.
Spokane voters were asked to weigh in on two propositions in this election, one that would ban a city income tax and another that would require collective bargaining sessions to be conducted in public view.
Early results from the Coeur d’Alene City Council elections show incumbents far ahead.
City Councilman Shane Brickner held a 207-vote lead on Steve Peterson, who’s held the office of Liberty Lake mayor for all but four years of the city’s existence, after votes were tallied Tuesday.
A $14.6 million supplemental levy in the Mead School District was resoundingly rejected Tuesday night by district voters.
If “The Big One” hits, the Legislature likely will have special emergency powers to respond.
Preliminary results show one moderate, and one conservative candidate pulling ahead Tuesday night, and one race that was too close to call.
Spokane voters gave a big win to Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax initiative strictly limiting vehicle registration fees to $30 a year, according to election results Tuesday.
An election official in Pennsylvania didn’t think anything of the absentee ballot application until he saw the out-of-this-world voting location. The New Castle News reports that the application to Lawrence County’s voter services department listed the location as “International Space Station, low Earth orbit.”