Stories tagged: 2016 Washington election
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017
A member of Washington’s Electoral College doesn’t have a constitutional right to avoid the fine for changing his or her vote to someone other than the presidential candidate who won …
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Business groups say they won’t appeal a court ruling that threw out their challenge to the state’s new minimum wage law.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
The Spokane County Democratic Party faces a lawsuit from the Washington attorney general for failing to report campaign contributions and expenses on time.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
A murder-for-hire case, a presidential election, arcades, records, a scandal at City Hall - it was all in a year’s work.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Spokane voters cast more ballots than ever. So why didn’t it have record turnout?
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is not answering questions about her discussions with president-elect Donald Trump regarding a potential cabinet position, instead praising him as “a man of action” in public …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 5 p.m.
With I-735, Washington voters called for campaign reform, but Republicans in Congress unlikely to take action
Although I-735 passed, a constitutional amendment to control campaign contributions and spending isn’t right around the corner.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
How unhappy were Spokane voters with their top presidential choices? The answer is in the numbers.
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 7:18 p.m.
Washington’s carbon tax initiative was billed as a bipartisan approach to curbing carbon emissions. But voters in this progressive state roundly rejected the measure that drew opposition from the fossil …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
The question marks surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday extend to Washington’s marijuana industry.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.
Spokane’s legislative delegation not likely to lose any clout even though the election is pointing to some changes likely in next year’s session.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 7 p.m.
The Spokane City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on revisions to the sick leave requirements they passed in January. Local businesses have started expressing concern about meeting the city’s …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
Voters’ resounding approval of new sales taxes for mass transit puts Spokane on a route for better bus service.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane voters supported new court orders to prevent gun violence but opposed a higher minimum wage.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will again seek appointment by her peers as chair of the House Republican Conference, a position that has been used by GOP lawmakers to catapult to …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Doug Clark’s Presidential Press Posse made the rounds on Election Night.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
For the third time in two years voters rejected a proposed construction bond for Nine Mile Falls School District.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 11:58 p.m.
Upending the political establishment and shocking pollsters, an avalanche of disillusioned voters handed the White House to Donald J. Trump and control of both the House and Senate to Republicans.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 11:44 p.m.
With chances of a Clinton presidency looking slim Tuesday night, some women who have held political office in Spokane County struggled to adjust to the prospect of President Trump. Others …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 11:19 p.m.
The polls told them it wouldn’t be close. It’s already decided. The election is in the bag. Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States, they heard …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:41 p.m.
Incumbents on both sides of the aisle appeared headed for additional terms in Olympia as ballots were counted Tuesday. Republican Mike Volz was poised to earn the House seat vacated …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Washington state won’t have new members on its Supreme Court as three incumbents successfully fended off challenges.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Most Washington voters supporting a minimum wage hike, court review of gun ownership for dangerous individuals
A majority of ballots voted Tuesday were in favor of a measure to stair-step increases to the minimum wage in Washington state, as well as a measure that would allow …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray headed to fifth Senate term, defeating Republican challenger Chris Vance
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:35 p.m.
Early election results Tuesday night showed Judge Greg Sypolt, who’s been in office since 1996, losing to challenger Tim Fennessy, a civil attorney. Judge Linda Tompkins held on to her …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:31 p.m.
A Democrat on the Spokane County Commission? Probably not. Incumbent Republican Shelly O’Quinn easily won re-election Tuesday and Republican Josh Kerns had a strong lead for the other open seat.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers will serve a sixth term in the House of Representatives, once again defeating Joe Pakootas to return to the Congressional seat she’s held since 2005. Patty Murray …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:25 p.m.
Voters overwhelmingly approved Spokane Transit Authority’s Proposition 1, a scaled-back package from a similar ballot measure that was narrowly defeated in 2014.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
As a sea of red states blipped onto three giant projector screens, the crowded ballroom of Spokane’s Lincoln Center became a sea of grimacing faces.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 6 a.m.
When George Nethercutt ran for Congress in 1994, he pulled off the ultimate upset and beat Tom Foley, the sitting U.S. speaker of the House. The win was the most …