Stories tagged: 2019 Washington election
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
Often, when social issues become politicized – whether it’s homelessness in Spokane or gun violence nationwide – there is a brief, urgent flare of interest in “treatment” as a solution. …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 11:25 a.m.
Though voters in Seattle appeared last week to dismiss the notion that their city is “dying,” the November general election is shaping up to test if Spokane feels sick.
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
Northeast Council District’s light voter turnout was weakness for Mike Fagan’s council president bid.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
Advocating for change at every level of city government, the Association of Washington Realtors threw their support behind political novices at an unprecedented level in the months leading up to …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
The picture that emerged on Tuesday night remained essentially unchanged after more votes were counted Wednesday in the primary election for Spokane City Council president, setting up a contest between …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
Voters whittled down their choices for three seats on the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday night, but with some votes still to be tallied, the slates for the general …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:30 p.m.
Voters in both Medical Lake and Spokane County Fire District 3 voted to merge the city’s fire department with the district Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:25 p.m.
Spokane voters overwhelmingly chose Tuesday to renew
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:27 p.m.
In the first night’s count, many Spokane County voterscast their ballots for an increase in property taxes for county libraries, with about 53.3% voters saying yes on Spokane County Library …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:29 p.m.
Two of the three races for the Spokane Public Schools board appeared clear cut after initial results came back from Tuesday’s primary election, but the Position 1 race was far …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle earned the most votes for Spokane City Council president in early returns posted Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 12:52 p.m.
Political newcomer Nadine Woodward bested Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart in the primary race for Spokane’s mayor Tuesday night, with both vowing a tough general election campaign ahead.
Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
Live updates from the August 6, 2019 primary election in Spokane County, with the latest headlines and updates from major races and ballot measures brought to you by Spokesman-Review and …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 4:30 a.m.
Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward have raised – and spent – nearly the same amount of money in their campaigns for mayor. Both describe their base of support as diverse, …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 4 a.m.
Coming out on top is good news for candidates in Tuesday’s election, but it’s not a guarantee they will finish first in November.
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019
It’s still possible to register to vote in Tuesday’s primary, but you’ll have to make a special trip.
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane Valley Council race gets ugly, with name-calling, accusations of harassment, inaccurate claims
Two candidates running for a council seat in Spokane Valley have accused each other of bullying, with one candidate calling the other a socialist and a “little girl” and the …
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
National pundits seemed to think they had a news flash about Jay Inslee.
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Spokane County Fire District 3 commissioner candidates take different positions on tax increase and serving Medical Lake
A longtime Fire District 3 commissioner says she brings valuable experience at a time of big change while her opponent hopes to bring a new perspective.
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would ask the city to study the feasibility of returning a police precinct to the heart of downtown.
Mon., July 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Family of white supremacist murder victims, including Spokane Valley City Council candidate, call for racial equity talk in the city
Lance Gurel, who is one of the candidates running against Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard, said this weekend the impending execution of Danny Lewis Lee shows why the city …
Sun., July 28, 2019
The upcoming mayoral election could have serious implications for the future of police oversight in Spokane, as whoever wins could determine the extent of the power held by the police …
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m.
A one-term incumbent Spokane Valley Fire commissioner is hoping to retain his seat, as a former city councilman and a first-time candidate challenge him.
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
Referendum would stop recently approved initiative that allowed some affirmative action plans in Washington
Washington voters will likely get the chance to continue or revamp the state’s 21 year-old law that restricts affirmative action programs.
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 11:29 a.m.
Medical Lake voters will decide if city fire department is absorbed by Spokane County Fire District 3
Medical Lake has had its own fire department since 1904, but voters could decide next month to eliminate it.
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
Spokane County’s Fire District 5 is asking voters for a property tax levy increase of $0.46 to fund equipment and facilities improvements. The levy would be in effect from 2020-2035 …
Tue., July 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
As public safety and police accountability continue to play a central role, the Spokane Police Guild has endorsed Nadine Woodward for mayor in the primary election.
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Spokane County Libraries wants voters to know it didn’t host Drag Queen Story Hour as it seeks approval on levy
The Spokane County Library District hopes to avoid reductions in services through passage of a $2 million property tax increase to fund operations at the system’s 11 branches. But library …
Sun., July 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
Realtors are pouring an unprecedented amount of money into Spokane primary campaigns, with the Washington Association of Realtors throwing substantial support behind mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward and three fresh faces …
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
Spokane County leaders are asking voters to renew a $6 million-a-year sales tax that the region has approved twice before to maintain the criminal justice status quo.