Stories tagged: 2017 washington election
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Voters in Liberty Lake are being asked to weigh in on a
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:37 a.m.
Spokane voters can expect a passionate political fight over a proposal to fine coal and oil trains passing through downtown after the City Council sent the question to the November …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Some of Spokane Valley City Councilman Caleb Collier’s election signs were painted with obscene graffiti Monday. His challenger, Brandi Peetz, had signs stolen.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Initiative calling for public vote on covering Spokane park Pavilion facing likely City Council opposition
It’s a tight window, but the current Spokane City Council could put to voters the question of whether the U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park should be covered. Council members need …
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Two of three candidates challenging incumbent Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Pamela Haley have spent time in jail. One man, Ingemar Lloyd Woods, has been open about his 1993 arrest in …
Sat., July 15, 2017
Mumm faces two challengers, criticism of City Hall’s business acumen in race for northwest Spokane seat
Brian Burrow, a project manager, and Matthew Howes, owner of a north side restaurant and pub, said they’ll do more to promote and assist businesses in town than the current …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
With the departure of City Councilwoman Amber Waldref due to term limits, three candidates seeking their first election to political office want to change the way the city engages with …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
The 2017 City Council election in Spokane Valley has turned into a barnstorm of new faces challenging incumbents. The five open seats have attracted 13 candidates resulting in two contested …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Challengers seeking Breean Beggs’ appointed seat on the Spokane City Council criticize policies he’s floated on oil and coal trains and ways to pay for more police, but the 44-year-old …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
Petition-gatherers came up 528 signatures short for the measure to automatically appear on the November ballot, but the group says it will seek intervention from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
When Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza died unexpectedly this year, several members of Spokane’s legal community threw their hat in the ring to fill the vacancy left by the longtime …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
With complicated, potentially contentious decisions on horizon, four vie for Spokane schools board seat
Spokane’s newest board member will inherit a slough of thorny and potentially contentious decisions in November.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Control of the state Senate next year is likely to be decided by a special election race in King County suburbs between two novice candidates.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
All three Spokane City Council races will be on the August primary ballot, as will two council positions in the Spokane Valley and two in Medical Lake
Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
With only one day left for candidates to file for local office, only a few races have enough candidates to be on the August primary ballot.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Voters in Spokane’s northeast council district will have a contested primary, choosing between at least three potential replacements for Amber Waldref, who cannot run for re-election because of the city’s …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Candidates start filling up August primary ballot.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Filing week for candidates seeking many local offices this year starts Monday morning and ends Friday afternoon.
Sat., May 13, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Filing for office this week? Spin Control offers its eight simple rules for surviving as a candidate.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Voters in Spokane County’s largest fire district approved a property tax increase that officials say will be used to replace aging trucks and equipment and respond to increasing call volumes.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Spokane County residents voted to renew a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax that’s used to fund upgrades to emergency communication technology used by firefighters and law enforcement.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
The news that an appointment as interior secretary is imminent for Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers prompted City Council President Ben Stuckart to declare his candidacy for her vacant seat …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 5:31 p.m.
An independent legal review of a proposal to fine the shippers of coal and oil through downtown Spokane determined it violates federal law, but City Councilman Breean Beggs said he’ll …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Spokane voters may see a controversial immigration initiative on ballots in November 2017, but not before a promised challenge in the courts. On Monday, the Spokane City Council reversed course …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Phillip Tyler, one of the people vying to replace Jon Snyder on the Spokane City Council, has sued Spokane County alleging workplace discrimination. Tyler worked in the Spokane County Jail …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 9:58 p.m.
It will take a judge to place a proposed ballot initiative on immigration on the ballot, even though supporters collected enough signatures to qualify. The Spokane City Council refused on …
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Petitioners hoping to reverse Spokane policy prohibiting police from questioning if someone is in the country illegally have collected enough signatures to put the issue before voters. But voters may …