Stories tagged: 2018 washington election
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Members of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, who’ve been meeting in the downtown library since it opened in 1994, said they were surprised when asked to reduce their collection of …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
Washington ranked fifth in turnout for the 2018 midterm elections.
UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:17 p.m.
When it comes to the future of libraries in Spokane, civic leaders aren’t going by the book – they’re writing a new one. It’s been a great read so far. …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 11:55 a.m.
Without a single dissenting vote, the House on Thursday agreed to changes to the use of deadly force law voters approved in November and approved a new code of conduct …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 7:28 p.m.
House panel hears no opposition to changes to deadly force initiative, I-940, that voters approved last November.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
About half the young voters in Spokane County who registered in 2018 didn’t vote in the general election.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Attorney for Rep. Matt Shea rebuts PDC complaints over his surplus campaign fund.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
State Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Cle Elum, formally resigns his seat.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Petition for President Donald Trump to stop Initiative 1639 runs out of time.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 6:24 p.m.
Tom Konis will become the next Spokane County assessor following a machine recount of votes that concluded last Friday.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Backers and foes of a successful ballot measure with new standards on the use of lethal force by police said Monday they will work together to get improvements they both …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
Despite near-record turnout for the midterm, tens of thousands of Spokane County voters didn’t vote and that has implications for future elections.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Washington nearly set records for turnout and the number of ballots cast in a statewide election.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
The email exchange was posted online on the local Republican Party’s Facebook page earlier this month and prompted calls for discipline after City Council President Ben Stuckart suggested “a midnight …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:19 a.m.
Tom Konis narrowly tops Spokane County assessor race, with a margin so thin it will require a recount.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
The Spokane Public Schools board should heed the wishes of voters who rejected building an outdoor stadium in downtown Spokane.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Spokane Democrat Andy Billig was named majority leader of the state Senate Monday as members of the caucus gathered to select new leaders for the 2019 session.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
The one bright spot for Lisa Brown in a decisive defeat by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday was the City of Spokane, where she earned a double-digit victory. Still, …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Spokane County ballot counts beat all previous midterm elections, but might not beat all-time record.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Democrats will pick up seats in the Washington state Legislature after Tuesday’s election but the exact number remains unclear with a handful of races still too close to call.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Two days after polls closed, only a few local races in the November 2018 election cycle remain too close to call.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:40 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced Tuesday that she will not run for a party leadership position in House.
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6 a.m.
Democrats make gains in the Washington Legislature.
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5 a.m.
Analysis: Why ‘a real race’ in Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown contest offered familiar November result
Democrats said they couldn’t match the fervor from energized Republicans in Eastern Washington that led to a comfortable GOP win in the district, despite rumors of a “blue wave.” Republicans …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
During the 2018 election cycle, voters in the region appear to be split along geographic, as well as party, lines. We depict that split in 6 races.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:48 a.m.
Graham maintains lead in close state House race; general obligation bond still on-track to pass; other updates
Jenny Graham remains ahead of Dave Wilson for a 6th District legislative seat.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
For voters and most candidates, the wave election of 2018 has washed over them and passed.