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Spin Control: Light voting precincts a problem for Fagan

Northeast Council District’s light voter turnout was weakness for Mike Fagan’s council president bid.


Realtors’ investment in Spokane elections pays dividends

Advocating for change at every level of city government, the Association of Washington Realtors threw their support behind political novices at an unprecedented level in the months leading up to the primary. And it paid off.


Spokane City Council president race narrows to contest between two very different candidates

The picture that emerged on Tuesday night remained essentially unchanged after more votes were counted Wednesday in the primary election for Spokane City Council president, setting up a contest between a sitting council member campaigning on his record and a newcomer who believes a reorientation is needed.


General election field for Spokane Public Schools board set in stone

Already penciled in on Tuesday, the general election field for the Spokane Public Schools board was etched in stone Wednesday night after additional votes were tabulated.


Shawn Vestal: Change is coming, but we still have to decide how much

The early primary results included both signs of swing – chiefly in Nadine Woodward’s leap to the front of the mayor’s race and strong performances from other critics of the status quo – and signs of support for the current council, with three incumbents leading their races.


Incumbents advance in Spokane Valley City Council races; Woodard’s opponent uncertain

Voters whittled down their choices for three seats on the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday night, but with some votes still to be tallied, the slates for the general election were not entirely clear.


Medical Lake to become part of Fire District 3 after measure earns strong voter approval

Voters in both Medical Lake and Spokane County Fire District 3 voted to merge the city’s fire department with the district Tuesday night.


Voters renew Spokane County public safety sales tax

Spokane voters overwhelmingly chose Tuesday to renew


Voters signal support of Spokane County library levy

In the first night’s count, many Spokane County voterscast their ballots for an increase in property taxes for county libraries, with about 53.3% voters saying yes on Spokane County Library District Proposition 1.


Two of three Spokane school board primaries have clear winners; Position 1 still up for grabs

Two of the three races for the Spokane Public Schools board appeared clear cut after initial results came back from Tuesday’s primary election, but the Position 1 race was far from decided.


Beggs and Wendle in lead for Spokane City Council president; Fagan lags

Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle earned the most votes for Spokane City Council president in early returns posted Tuesday night.


Nadine Woodward bests Ben Stuckart as both advance to November election for Spokane mayor

Political newcomer Nadine Woodward bested Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart in the primary race for Spokane’s mayor Tuesday night, with both vowing a tough general election campaign ahead.


Live Updates: 2019 Washington Primary

Live updates from the August 6, 2019 primary election in Spokane County, with the latest headlines and updates from major races and ballot measures brought to you by Spokesman-Review and KHQ reporters and photographers.


Stuckart and Woodward find almost equal financial support, but in different places

Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward have raised – and spent – nearly the same amount of money in their campaigns for mayor. Both describe their base of support as diverse, but criticize the source of the other’s funding as representing outside interests.


Finishing first in the primary is a good sign, but stuff can happen before the general

Coming out on top is good news for candidates in Tuesday’s election, but it’s not a guarantee they will finish first in November.


Voter registration open until 8 p.m. Tuesday for primary

It’s still possible to register to vote in Tuesday’s primary, but you’ll have to make a special trip.


Spokane Valley Council race gets ugly, with name-calling, accusations of harassment, inaccurate claims

Two candidates running for a council seat in Spokane Valley have accused each other of bullying, with one candidate calling the other a socialist and a “little girl” and the other accusing him of harassment.


Hard to see why national media made a big deal out of Inslee’s glasses

National pundits seemed to think they had a news flash about Jay Inslee.


Spokane County Fire District 3 commissioner candidates take different positions on tax increase and serving Medical Lake

A longtime Fire District 3 commissioner says she brings valuable experience at a time of big change while her opponent hopes to bring a new perspective.


Study examining moving downtown Spokane police precinct delayed by City Council

The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would ask the city to study the feasibility of returning a police precinct to the heart of downtown.