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Calling the incident a “teachable moment,” the Spokane Ethics Commission issued a written reprimand to the two-term councilwoman Wednesday for advocating on behalf of a marijuana retailer hoping to relocate to Pasco.
Before 2019 goes away, Spin Control marks its highlights and low lifes.
Rancor over Initiative 976, stoked by its creator, fuels an us-versus-them feeling in Washington.
Washington motorists wondering how much they must pay to renew their December license tabs may have to wait for weeks to get the official notice from the state Department of Licensing.
Both Steven Walk and Dave Watling received 78 votes in the Nov. 5 contest to represent the town of roughly 600 residents. That means a game of chance involving numbered balls and a milk bottle will determine who assumes office next year.
Hoping for a break on your license tab fees? It’s still in the courts.
A second legal maneuver to allow Initiative 976 to take effect this week and lower the cost of vehicle license tabs was filed Tuesday with the state Supreme Court.
Voters are a discerning bunch, as a computer analysis of key races from the Nov. 5 election show.
The Spokane County Auditor certified the results of this month’s general election on Tuesday.
Initiative 976 could shutter the small southeast Washington county’s transportation authority, a lifeline for many elderly and rural residents on fixed incomes who need rides to regional hubs. The Garfield County organization is the only one outside of the Puget Sound which has sued to overturn the $30 car-tab initiative, approved by Washington voters earlier this month.
State lawmakers looking to trim some $478 million from the transportation budget during 2020 session.
With every ballot in Spokane County counted, Dave Watling and Steven Walk are locked in a dead heat with 78 votes apiece as they seek position 3 on the Fairfield Town Council. If those results hold after the election is certified and an automatic hand recount is conducted, the winner is chosen by a game of chance.
It’s that time of the year for filing election challenges and complaining about those challengers ignoring the will of the people.
The last Spokane ballots left to count were cast by voters who struggled to make a decision on an advisory vote or made a mistake on their ballots.
By winning his race for Spokane Council president, Breean Beggs will vacate his seat representing the South Hill district.
From Fairfield to Deer Park to the city of Spokane, many candidates are still waiting for votes to be counted.
After all that time, all that argument and all that Realtor money, the landscape at City Hall will be strikingly similar to the one we’ve had for eight years. Given that, it’s quite possible that the single most consequential elected official – the strongest one, you might say – will be the one sitting in the council president’s chair.
The Public Disclosure Commission has declined to further investigate complaints against the political fundraising arm of the Spokane Firefighters Union and a union-backed PAC, the Citizens for Liberty and Labor PAC, both of which spent heavily against Nadine Woodward in her successful bid for mayor.
Entering the weekend separated by only 145 votes, the Wendle and Beggs campaigns have had teams canvassing the city to track down voters whose ballots were initially rejected by election officials and to ensure their votes are counted.
Attorney general likely to ignore calls to hire outside lawyers to defend Initiative 976.