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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Washington saw most ballots ever cast in midterm election

Washington nearly set records for turnout and the number of ballots cast in a statewide election.


Idaho Sen. Crapo wins historic fourth term; Labrador, Simpson also win

Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo won a fourth six-year term in the Senate on Tuesday, the first Idaho senator to win a fourth term since famed Democrat Frank Church in …


Idaho Republican candidates sweep all statewide offices

BOISE – It took until Wednesday morning at 7, but GOP newcomer Sherri Ybarra eked out a slim win in the race for Idaho state schools chief, completing a Republican …


Idaho Gov. Butch Otter holding off challengers

BOISE – In a primary election that highlighted a big rift in Idaho’s Republican Party, voters on Tuesday appeared to be backing two-term Gov. Butch Otter over a stiff challenge …


Otter on top against tea party opponent

In a primary election that highlighted a big rift in Idaho’s Republican Party, voters on Tuesday appeared to be backing two-term Gov. Butch Otter over a stiff challenge from tea …


Spin Control: Washington elections deserve high marks

When a good-government group last week rated the states’ election procedures, Washington received respectable but not stellar marks, while Idaho was close to the bottom. The Pew Charitable Trust ranked …


Primary voters oust Hart

BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s legislative career appears done. Hart was defeated in a four-way Republican primary Tuesday, according to unofficial results, edged out by Ed Morse, …


King County opposition dooms tolling proposal

OLYMPIA — A state ballot measure to place new restrictions on projects involving toll roads and bridges has failed.


Schools support firm despite ad slip, bad economy

Even amid economic uncertainty, the majority of voters Tuesday appeared willing to accept possible property tax increases in support of Spokane-area school districts. Results from a special election show nearly …


No Challenge For Bond Vote Group Decides Against Asking For Recount Of School Election

The Kootenai County Property Owners Association will not ask for a recount of last week’s narrow Post Falls school bond election victory. The $17.97 million bond to build a new …


Absentee Ballots Fail To Save Republic Levy

The counting of 15 more absentee ballots Tuesday sealed the defeat of a Republic School District operating levy. The Ferry County Auditor’s Office hadn’t received any new ballots for two …


Scots Vote For Self-Rule Landslide Decision Supports Parliament With Taxing Powers

Piper Stephen Maycock plays as a voter leaves the polling stating in Gretna Green, in the Scottish borders, after casting her vote Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


It’s Official: Voters Approve Seahawks Stadium Proposal Passes In Only 10 Counties But Gets 51 Percent Of Statewide Vote

Gov. Gary Locke signed a proclamation Thursday making it official: Voters have approved a financing plan for a $425 million stadium complex for the Seattle Seahawks. He said he’ll quickly …


Voter Records To Be Reviewed In Dornan Race

The state will review the records of 1.3 million registered voters in Orange County, the latest fallout from claims by former U.S. Rep. Robert Dornan that voter fraud cost him …


Airway Heights Measure Defeated

Airway Heights voters defeated a ballot measure that would have replaced the city’s strong mayor-council government with a city manager-based system. In a second, advisory vote, Airway Heights residents rejected …


Two School Levies In Trouble

Two of three school operating levies in Lincoln and Stevens counties were failing in Tuesday night’s unofficial election results. Only a one-year, $260,000 levy in the Harrington School District appeared …


Nine Mile Voters Ok Bond For New School

Nine Mile Falls voters approved a property tax hike Tuesday to pay for a new middle school. The $6.5 million bond issue proposal will help the district ease overcrowding at …


Valley Voters Again Reject Incorporation Attempts To Form Evergreen And Opportunity Fail

Spokane Valley voters, who already had defeated three incorporation attempts since 1990, remained in a foul mood Tuesday, crushing proposals to form the cities of Evergreen and Opportunity. Both incorporation …


Newport School District Levy Apparently Defeated

A two-year operating levy in Pend Oreille County’s Newport School District was apparently defeated Tuesday, drawing the support of only 54.5 percent of voters. The unofficial tally Tuesday night was …


Boundary Levy Fails

Boundary County voters narrowly rejected a supplemental levy for public schools late Tuesday. The measure failed, 947 no votes to 908 yes votes. A simple majority was needed to pass.


Plan To Cap Lawyer Fees Leads In California Vote

A measure to cap lawyers’ fees in cases that settle before trial was ahead in California’s primary Tuesday while proposals to set up no-fault auto insurance and discourage shareholder lawsuits …


Californians Defeat Plan To Limit Lawsuits But Support New S.F. Ballpark, Ban On Hunting Mountain Lions

Proposals to set up a no-fault auto insurance system and discourage shareholder lawsuits were soundly defeated in California’s primary Tuesday but voters were narrowly favoring a plan to cap lawyers’ …


Communists Leading Election As Expected

Communists and nationalists were in the lead, but more moderate parties were faring better than predicted today in parliamentary elections seen as a crucial test of President Boris Yeltsin’s reforms. …


California Win Heartens Republican Leaders

Republicans hailed their candidate’s lopsided victory in a special House election in Northern California’s Silicon Valley Wednesday, saying it repudiated the Democrats’ tactic of making the race a referendum on …


Ex-Communist Leading Walesa In Polish Voting Kwasniewski’s Victory Would Not Mean That Voters Chose A Return To Communism

Aleksander Kwasniewski, with this wife, Jolanta, waves to supporrters. Photo by Associated Press


Shevardnadze Wins In Georgia

Eduard Shevardnadze won an overwhelming victory Sunday in Georgia’s presidential elections, and Monday he declared the outcome a vote of confidence in his program to stabilize the country after years …


Few Vote On Change To Constitution

Voters turned out in record low numbers Sunday for a referendum on whether the president should be able to pick his own prime minister. Backers of the referendum hoped it …


Center-Left Party Winner In Belgium

Despite a bitter corruption scandal and a push by extreme right-wing parties, Belgium’s center-left government held its ground in national voting Sunday, winning a projected 81 of the 150 legislative …


Conservative Party Suffers Stunning Defeat In Scotland

Stunning defeats for Britain’s Conservative Party in Scottish local elections have shaken the government and threaten to loosen the nearly three-century union of England and Scotland. Victories by the left-of-center …