Stories tagged: 2017 washington election
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Of the several differences between the two candidates for the East Valley School Board, district 4, the most apparent is age. Incumbent school board member Fred Helms is 77 years …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
A biology professor looks to bring her water quality knowledge to the Whitworth Water District Commission, position 1, as she runs against an incumbent who wants to localize decisions on …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Spokane City Councilman Breean Beggs was part of a legal defense team that earned a $1.3 million judgment against a Whatcom County prosecutor targeting a bookstore for its sale of …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Incumbent Medical Lake councilwoman stands by sheriff’s contract; challenger open to forming police department
The two candidates for position 2 on the Medical Lake City Council agree the city’s fire department needs paid staff, but they disagree on how to provide law enforcement to …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Theodore Olson and Gary Plumlee are running for Medical Lake City Council, Position 5.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
Both candidates for position 4 on the Medical Lake City Council say more study is needed before abandoning the city’s partnership with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Don Kennedy, a …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
The northwest Spokane pizzeria owner said he’s trying to put a positive spin on a campaign ad he called “slanderous and uncalled-for.”
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 1 p.m.
Both candidates for a vacant Whitworth Water District Commission seat tout their backgrounds in construction and utilities as evidence they can serve a district entering a period of increased demand …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
Three advisory measures sit atop the ballot for Washington voters.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
The race for Spokane Valley City Council Position 2 is heating up, and so is the rhetoric between its two candidates.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
For Spokane Valley Fire Board Commissioner Patrick Burch and challenger Stan Chalich, serving the community and ensuring the fire department’s financial longevity is a common goal. Burch, 54, was appointed …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
A small donation made to a Spokane Public Schools board candidate appears to violate federal tax law.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Spokane County Fire District Board Commissioner William A. “Bill” Anderson and challenger Larry T. Rider have at least one thing in common: more than two decades of firefighting experience. Anderson …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
Whoever becomes Spokane Public Schools newest board member will inherit a slough of thorny and difficult questions. And while both candidates running for that honor have similar goals and concerns, …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
Eight years after Medical Lake decided to disband its independent police department, Mikeal Suniga said it’s time to re-establish it. But his challenger in the race to lead the city, …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
A flyer that attacked Spokane City Council candidate Matthew Howes for restaurant violations was a slimy and poorly executed effort that fuels our political cynicism.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
Campaign mailer funded largely by firefighters union exaggerates Spokane City Council candidate’s restaurant inspection record
The Spokane Regional Health District said in a statement Monday it did not participate in the creation of political communications charging City Council candidate Matthew Howes with ignoring health code …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 6:31 a.m.
Republican Jacquelin Maycumber moved from legislative assistant to legislator when northeast Washington’s House seat opened up this year. To keep the job, she’ll have to beat Democrat Susan Swanson, who …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Incumbent Candace Mumm is facing off against political newcomer Matthew Howes for the northwest Spokane seat. The district’s major political issue this fall has been a controversial lane reduction project …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
After moving from the House to the Senate this year to fill an open seat, Republican Shelly Short faces her first Democratic challenger in Karen Hardy.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Sue Lani Madsen: Spokane City Council’s focus on national issues takes away from its attention to local problems
There is a national progressive movement using municipal legislation to drive state and federal policy through the courts. Does Spokane want an increasingly political City Council, or one that focuses …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Pamela Haley says her competition in November’s election needs to learn more about city government.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
Adam Papini knows he’s probably not going to win, but that doesn’t bother him. What does, he said, is how his colleagues, friends and confidants assumed that when he was …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Scott Ellsworth was a student in the Riverside School District for 13 years, and now he wants to help improve it, which is why he said he is running for …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
A candidate running for Millwood mayor says it may be time for the town to consider forming its own police department. Jay Molitor, who is challenging incumbent Kevin Freeman, argues …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Two candidates in a race for Cheney City Council disagree on what the city should be doing about water issues.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Spokane council and school board candidates talk issues during forum with three weeks left until election
Spokane city council and school board candidates mingled with voters, disagreed thoughtfully and learned a few things about the city they hope to represent at a candidate forum Tuesday evening.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Spokane City Council, school board candidates will debate issues at Spokesman-Review’s Pints and Politics
Candidates competing for Spokane City Council and Spokane School Board seats will participate in a casual candidates forum Tuesday evening. The Spokesman-Review is hosting Pints and Politics at Overbluff Cellars …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
On the question of whether Spokane can – or should – fine the owners of rail cars transporting certain crude oil and coal through downtown, both sides say they’re on …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
The group Safer Spokane has been hit with a complaint alleging yearlong violations of the state’s campaign finance disclosure laws for failing to file fiscal reports as required by law. …