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Nine Mile Falls School District brings another bond forward

The Nine Mile Falls School District is asking voters to approve a construction bond for the


Wheat farmer Mary Dye seeks return to Olympia against progressive Jennifer Goulet in southeast Washington race

If Jennifer Goulet lands a seat in the state House, it would be the first time a Democrat has been elected in the district since 1937. Goulet, of Pasco, is …


Voters, tell us what’s on your mind this election season

The Spokesman-Review is inviting residents of Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District to submit short essays about the goals and concerns that will shape the way they vote this year. We’ll …


‘Progress’ or ‘failed’? Inslee, Bryant debate issues

Gov. Jay Inslee and his Republican opponent Bill Bryant sparred Monday night over education, taxes and government oversight in their second debate.


Voters, tell us what’s on your mind this election season

The Spokesman-Review is inviting residents of Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District to submit short essays about the goals and concerns that will shape the way they vote this year. We’ll …


Washington governor’s debate will follow Monday’s presidential debate

Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant will debate immediately following Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


Initiative 1491 of Washington would allow judges to order some people to surrender guns

Initiative 1491 would allow courts to order people judged to be a danger to themselves or others to surrender any firearms they own and ban them from buying new ones. …


Dan Wilson and Kyle England: Initiative 732’s carbon tax hurts families, small businesses

The more taxes we pile on businesses, the more likely we are to see them head east to Idaho or states with far fewer restrictions on carbon emissions.


John Covert: Time to take bold climate action with Initiative 732

The cost of doing nothing outweighs any cost of implementing I-732. The state’s own estimates


Stricter campaign finance and lobbying rules and ending sales tax exemption up for vote in I-1464

Initiative 1464 seeks to toughen state campaign and lobbying laws.


I-735 seeks to limit corporate campaign money by urging constitutional amendment

Initiative 735 wants Washington’s congressional delegation to propose a constitutional amendment limiting the sources of money in political campaigns.


Obamacare remains an issue in race for Washington’s Insurance Commissioner

Four-term incumbent Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler faces a challenge from Republican Richard Schrock.


Rep. Riccelli clear choice in 3rd

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.


Libertarian hopes to upset party in Spokane’s historically Democratic 3rd Legislative District

For Libertarian Randy McGlenn II, the best way to get something done is to do it yourself. After years of watching voters elect Democratic leaders in the 3rd Legislative District, …


Washington state treasurer race a GOP showdown

It’s a foregone conclusion that a Republican will be the next state treasurer in Washington state. That’s because the two candidates running in the November election – Duane Davidson and …


U.S. Sen. Murray faces challenge from former Washington state GOP Chairman Vance

Democrat Patty Murray seeks her fifth term in the U.S. Senate. This year’s challenger is former state Republican Party chairman Chris Vance.


AG Ferguson has experience edge

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 …


Kim Wyman, the only Republican in statewide office in Washington, works to hold off challenge from Tina Podlodowski

OLYMPIA – Republicans have overseen Washington state elections for more than 50 years despite Democrats dominating most other statewide offices. Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone statewide elected …


Carder, Ormsby fight to represent

Incumbent Timm Ormsby faces Republican Laura Carder in the 3rd Legislative District.


Shawn Vestal: Across country, Republicans turning to McMorris Rodgers to raise millions of dollars

McMorris Rodgers has raised $8.6 million in this election cycle, and passed on $3.2 million for fellow House members and candidates.


Libertarian hopes to wrest Washington AG’s office from Democrats

Democrat incumbent Bob Ferguson is running for a second term against Joshua Trumbull, an Arlington attorney and Libertarian.


Leaner STA plan deserves a chance

The STA board has put together a reasonable package that favors practicality over flash. We recommend a yes vote on Proposition 1.


Washington employees rally for higher wages

Hundreds of state employees rally in Olympia for better wages and benefits.


Washington, Idaho elections can’t be hacked, officials say

Federal officials asking states to step up election security but Washington and Idaho officials believe their systems are secure.


Spin Control: Spokane could have two holidays honoring Native Americans

Does Spokane need an Indigenous Peoples Day when the state already has Native American Heritage Day?


Spin Control: Who won Wednesday’s secretary of state debate? Beats me

The last person to tell you who won a political debate is the moderator.


Bryant, Inslee clash on economy and schools in Spokane debate

Gov. Jay Inslee and challenger Bill Bryant argue over education, the economy and the proposed Spokane Tribe casino project during their debate at Spokane Falls Community College.


Secretary of State candidates tangle in debate

Candidates for Secretary of State usually don’t garner much attention, but this year two candidates are locked in a tight race for the seat and aren’t pulling punches.


In Washington governor’s race, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump

Bill Bryant, GOP candidate for Washington governor, says he won’t vote for Donald Trump after comments about Muslim family of slain soldier.


Inslee ad broke rules by mentioning Trump, GOP claims

State GOP files complaint over Inslee campaign ad that mentions Donald Trump