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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Impeachment fight leaves voters cold in contested Wisconsin

There’s not a lot that Republicans and Democrats in this political battlefield agree on, but the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump may have surfaced one: The public hearings aren’t …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019

High turnout in Hong Kong vote seen as referendum on protest

Voters are turning out in droves for a hotly contested election in Hong Kong that has become a referendum on support for anti-government protests.


Be careful out there: UK police warn candidates about safety

British police are unveiling new tactics to protect politicians amid the country’s fraught, even hostile political atmosphere, issuing safety recommendations for candidates running in the country’s Dec. 12 general election.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Updated results: Lockwood wins Spokane school board seat, West Valley levy passes

Updated results Wednesday confirmed what most people already suspected on Election Night: Nikki Lockwood has been elected to the Spokane Public Schools board and the West Valley School District budget …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Voter turnout steady so far in Spokane County, despite big increase in spending

Despite the unprecedented spending in this year’s municipal races, and a ballot filled with ideological opposites, the election of 2019 is on course to have the same voter turnout as …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

UK’s Johnson seeks Dec 12 election to break Brexit impasse

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that the only way to break Britain’s Brexit impasse is a general election, and he will ask Parliament to approve a national poll for …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Canada’s Trudeau wins 2nd term but nation more divided

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in a stronger-than-expected showing in Canada’s national elections, claiming a “clear mandate” Tuesday despite a Parliament and nation increasingly fractured along regional …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats’ top rank

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Georgen, Morrison differ on funding, security strategies in race for Spokane school board spot

As the election filing deadline approached last spring, it would have been easy for Erin Georgen and Kevin Morrison to take a pass on running for a spot on the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Lockwood, Treloar compete for seat on Spokane Public Schools board

For Nikki Lockwood and Katey Treloar, a passion for education began long before either of them decided to run for the Spokane Public Schools board.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Spokane’s communities of color subject of City Council candidates debate

The needs of Spokane’s communities of color took center stage Saturday at the East Central Community Center, where candidates for Spokane City Council and City Council president gathered for a …


Trump ties U.S. success to 2nd term: ‘You have to vote for me’

President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire, a state that he …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

General election field for Spokane Public Schools board set in stone

Already penciled in on Tuesday, the general election field for the Spokane Public Schools board was etched in stone Wednesday night after additional votes were tabulated.


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019

Control of Spokane Valley City Council a top issue for two of Councilman Arne Woodard’s primary challengers

Two candidates hoping to unseat conservative Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard say their goal is to shift the balance of power on the council. Former government contract negotiator Al …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Here’s what Jay Inslee said in his 6 answers in the Democratic presidential debate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee spoke six times during Wednesday’s Democratic debate, largely sticking on topic on his top issue: climate change.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Warren talks health care, Inslee climate change in first debate

Ten Democrats compare and contrast on health care, climate change and Afghanistan in first presidential candidate debate.


Israel’s ‘do-over’ election brings new threats to Netanyahu

After narrowly failing to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections, the long-time Israeli leader’s opponents now have a rare chance for a “do-over” in a snap vote in …


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019

Farage claims pro-Brexit momentum after divisive UK vote

British euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Monday that his new Brexit Party’s victory in the European election should spur Britain to leave the European Union even without a divorce deal – …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party is headed to a landslide election victory


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

6 die in Indonesia riots, Widodo says he won’t allow unrest

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates pledge to bolster unions

Democratic presidential candidates are pledging to strengthen workers’ rights to strike and organize and to work for a $15 federal minimum wage


4 killed in Indian election violence as voting kicks off

At least four people were killed in clashes Thursday on the first day of polling in India’s general elections, a six-week process that’s seen as a referendum on Prime Minister …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Netanyahu appears headed toward re-election in Israeli vote

Israeli voters decided Tuesday whether to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu another term in office in a tight election that has become a referendum on his decade in power.


Former Spokane Mayor Ron Bair blazed trail from KXLY to City Hall in 1977

The popular Spokane newsman parlayed a 13-year stint at the local ABC affiliate into a successful bid for Spokane mayor, where he oversaw city operations moving into the old Montgomery …


Ex-FBI official: ‘No conspiracy’ to prevent Trump’s election

A former FBI agent who helped lead the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia says “there was no conspiracy” at the agency to prevent Donald Trump from …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

lwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent …


Political operative charged in undecided N. Carolina election

The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Tshisekedi declared Congo’s president, but runner-up revolts

Congo’s election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country’s “only …


Catholic Church challenges Congo’s surprise election result

Congo’s powerful Catholic church challenged the surprise win of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in the presidential election on Thursday, saying official results do not match the outcome compiled by its …