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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 materials by thousands of volumes. The library is seeking a more streamlined, Spokane-focused offering of genealogy and history resources when the remodeled library opens in 2022.
Washington ranked fifth in turnout for the 2018 midterm elections.
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 Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned today.
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. The tale began last year, with a bond proposal forged by an unlikely partnership and some creative land swaps. Last fall, Spokane voters got a sneak peek at the ending, which includes renovations at the downtown and Shadle branches and replacements for several others.
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 for its members.
House panel hears no opposition to changes to deadly force initiative, I-940, that voters approved last November.
About half the young voters in Spokane County who registered in 2018 didn’t vote in the general election.
Attorney for Rep. Matt Shea rebuts PDC complaints over his surplus campaign fund.
State Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Cle Elum, formally resigns his seat.
Petition for President Donald Trump to stop Initiative 1639 runs out of time.
Tom Konis will become the next Spokane County assessor following a machine recount of votes that concluded last Friday.
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 support through next year’s Legislature.
Despite near-record turnout for the midterm, tens of thousands of Spokane County voters didn’t vote and that has implications for future elections.
Washington nearly set records for turnout and the number of ballots cast in a statewide election.
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 mission” to remove an illegally placed Cathy McMorris Rodgers campaign sign. Stuckart said those calls are politically motivated ahead of his campaign for the mayor’s office.
Tom Konis narrowly tops Spokane County assessor race, with a margin so thin it will require a recount.
The Spokane Public Schools board should heed the wishes of voters who rejected building an outdoor stadium in downtown Spokane.
Spokane gun dealer, others challenge Initiative 1639 in federal court.
A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.
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.