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How did Clinton win the primary but lose the caucuses?

Hillary Clinton’s victory in the presidential primary was a big switch from her showing in the precinct caucuses.


Washington governor, U.S. Senate races draw heavy interest

Some statewide races drew a large crowd of candidates.


Voting in Washington presidential primary ends Tuesday

The deadline for getting the presidential primary ballot in is 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Doug Clark: Trump, Clinton, Sanders? Take the nausea quiz

Tuesday 8 p.m. is the final moment to effectively participate in Washington’s primary election although I’d rather eat a bowl of live spiders rather than cast my ballot. Not that …


Tuesday is Washington’s now-quiet presidential primary

Tuesday is the deadline for marking your ballot to vote in Washington’s presidential primary.


Spin Control: Spin Control: Filing week brings out the creativity

Some things are creative during filing week. Others are familiar.


Washington GOP hopes to heal wounds and unite behind Trump

Most Washington delegates to the national convention are Cruz supporters, but will likely cast ballots for Trump after Tuesday’s primary.


Cruz supporters capture Eastern Washington delegate slots to the national GOP convention

Ted Cruz is out of the race, but still running strong at the Washington Republican Convention.


Washington candidates make it official this week

Candidates for federal state, legislative and county races have until Friday to file for office.


Spin Control: Call to cancel Washington’s presidential primary came too late

Calling for cancellation of the presidential primary may sound good, but it wouldn’t be legal.


Sue Lani Madsen: Deciding who to vote for isn’t easy, but don’t let that stop you

How will you decide who earns your vote? It isn’t any easier to discriminate fairly between candidates now than it was two centuries ago.


McMorris Rodgers hesitant on Trump; Senate challenger Vance says no way

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she has some questions for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump before she can support him. But Chris Vance, the likely Republican challenger to Democratic …


Spokane Rep. Kevin Parker won’t seek re-election

Republican Rep. Kevin Parker won’t seek re-election


Spin Control: Question about Washington’s initiative petitions sets off alarm bells

Initiative petitions must have certain things on them, but for now, the five top donors isn’t one of those things.


Spokane’s emergency medical services levy passing

Votersrenewed a long-running emergency medical services levy, Tuesday.


Ballots due on Tuesday in Spokane EMS levy election

Tuesday is the deadline to return ballots containing a renewal of a long-running emergency medical services levy in Spokane. The levy generates about $8 million annually for the Spokane Fire …


Opponents of Spokane City Council raise running out of time for referendum

An effort to block a 44 percent pay increase for Spokane City Council members is rushing to gather enough signatures before a Monday deadline, but organizers acknowledge they may fall …


Mary Verner announces bid for Lands Commissioner

Former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner is venturing back into elective politics as a candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands.


McMorris Rodgers criticizes, but doesn’t disavow, Trump

The highest-ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives said at a campaign kickoff event Thursday that Americans were in “uncharted territory” in this presidential election but refrained from taking …


UPDATED: Sat., March 26, 2016

Sanders trounces Clinton in Washington caucuses, captures Spokane County

Democrats in Spokane County and much of Washington appear to favor Bernie Sanders for president. Social media reports indicate strong support for Sanders at many of today’s caucus locations, including …


How the Democratic caucuses work in Washington, Idaho

Local Democratic voters get a chance to weigh in on the race for the presidency, as both Idaho and Washington will hold caucuses this week. Idaho’s Democratic caucuses are on …


Bill Clinton will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Spokane on Monday

Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president has announced that President Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife in Spokane on Monday. Details were not immediately released.


‘Absentee’ caucus forms for Washington due by Friday

Not everyone has Saturdays free, for various reasons, but Washington state supporters of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders can rest easy knowing they can still cast a vote even if …


Spokane voters will consider EMS tax in April

Voters will consider renewing a long-running emergency medical services levy in April, after the Spokane City Council unanimously approved putting it on the ballot Monday night. The levy generates about …


Nancy McLaughlin chosen as new Spokane County commissioner

Former Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin was chosen Monday to replace outgoing Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke.


At Spokane County GOP caucus, voting but no debate

The Spokane County republicans had their caucus Saturday, but they didn’t debate a platform or argue in favor of their favorite presidential candidate. A new state law enacted since the …


Spokane City Council to consider asking voters for fire levy on April ballot

The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider putting the renewal of a long-running emergency medical services levy on the April ballot.


Spokane County Commissioners to interview potential Mielke replacements Monday

The three candidates vying to replace Todd Mielke on the Spokane County Commission will field questions from Mielke’s former colleagues Monday morning.


Spokane County GOP prepares for Saturday caucus

The Spokane County Republican Party will kick off the local presidential selection process Saturday with a non-binding caucus that will decide the delegates traveling to the state convention in May.


Spokane County school, fire tax proposals mostly passing

Tuesday’s special election asked taxpayers to approve a number of bonds and levies for Spokane County schools and fire districts.