Stories tagged: 2016 endorsement
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016
Here is a final recap of the editorial board’s 2016 endorsements. The full versions can be read at our website (see accompanying information box). Agree or disagree, but please vote. …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did not accept our invitation for an endorsement interview, but dozens of other candidates and proponents of ballot measures did, from early June to early …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
The final two Spokesman-Review endorsements cover the insurance commissioner’s race and a simple housekeeping measure related to redistricting. Insurance Commissioner. When full-scale implementation of the Affordable Care Act occurred, Insurance …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee has a sunny re-election pitch: Economy has rebounded; big investments in education and transportation; definitive action on climate change. And while much of that occurred while he …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
Under Initiative 1433, the minimum wage in Metaline Falls, in depressed Pend Oreille County, will be higher than Portland’s by 2020. Proponents wish to take the state’s relatively high minimum …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
Initiative 732 proposes a carbon tax and frames it as an economist would: If you want less of something, tax it. So it taxes carbon and lowers the sales tax …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Two Washington state ballot initiatives deal with campaign finance reform. Our recommendations: Initiative 1464: This reform effort spans two dozen pages and tries to achieve many goals. Too many. Boiling …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
Initiative 1491. This measure would give loved ones and law enforcement a speedy way to petition a court to have a gun removed from someone who poses harm to themselves …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016
The two congressional races on Spokane County ballots feature the 5th Congressional District and a U.S. Senate seat. U.S. Senate: You won’t see U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on TV pounding …
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016
In the primary races for lieutenant governor and lands commissioner, the editorial board selected candidates who didn’t advance to the general election. The following are our reassessments in those contests. …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016
Incumbent Rep. Jeff Holy gets the nod in a close call. We offer no endorsement in the face featuring Rep. Matt Shea.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016
Wyman has received a raft of endorsements from election directors and county auditors from both parties. This bipartisan support from those who know the job best is a powerful testimonial …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
O’Quinn is a strong defender of the collaboration between GSI, which represents business interests, and the county’s economic development efforts
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
In the Superior Court races, only two of the 12 sitting judges are facing challenges. Position 10: Challenger Ward Andrews is a Gonzaga Law School graduate. He’s worked as a …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
Looming large in the three Washington Supreme Court races are two rulings: One on basic education funding; the other on charter schools. Two of the incumbents, Chief Justice Barbara Madsen …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
Hillary Clinton is clearly qualified to be president. The breadth of experience – from White House, to U.S. Senate, to secretary of state – is unrivaled
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016
Policy aside, a look at each candidate’s resume tips the scales to Davidson. He received the endorsements of every county treasurer, except for one who remained neutral.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
In his six years in the Legislature, Billig has demonstrated his ability to work from the center to achieve legislative success.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016
Rep. Marcus Riccelli is a rising star in the Democratic caucus and a better fit for the district. He has earned a return trip to Olympia.
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016
Bob Ferguson came into office promising to be a staunch protector of consumers, and he has taken on some powerful entities. He has also followed through on his vow to …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
The STA board has put together a reasonable package that favors practicality over flash. We recommend a yes vote on Proposition 1.
Sat., July 30, 2016
Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election
Sun., July 17, 2016
Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election.
Sat., July 16, 2016
We support Dave Wilson’s ideas, but we’re also realists. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is in a strong leadership position and can help the district on issues such as protecting Fairchild Air …
Thu., July 14, 2016
We interviewed three candidates who are all impressive, but we believe Erin Jones has the background and vision to address significant challenges
Wed., July 13, 2016
After the Kelley fiasco, we hope voters play it safe. The candidate with the best track record in public office management is Pat McCarthy, and she gets our endorsement.
Sat., July 9, 2016
Fisken says he likes McIntire progressive tax proposal, and would want to be part of any discussion on changing the code, but he would be more diplomatic about it. We …
Thu., July 7, 2016
Mumm and McLaughlin are more experienced and pragmatic than Kerns. We would like to see them advance to the general election.
Wed., July 6, 2016
Community outreach and internal communication were not Goldmark’s strengths. DNR has been beat up over the recent wildfire seasons, and morale is low. Fresh leadership is on the way, but …
Sat., July 2, 2016
Hobbs has a record of leadership and impartiality, and he has the most balanced support, with labor and business backing. He has earned our endorsement.