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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

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 …


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, 11:06 a.m.

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, 8:07 p.m.

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, 7:24 a.m.

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, 11:03 p.m.

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, 11:03 p.m.

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, 4:29 p.m.

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, 6:11 p.m.

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, 2:54 p.m.

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, 3:59 p.m.

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, 9:32 p.m.

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, 9:34 p.m.

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, 2:54 p.m.

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, 7:10 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Secret campaign to use Russian-inspired tactics in 2017 Alabama election stirs anxiety for Democrats

A secret effort to influence the 2017 Senate election in Alabama used tactics inspired by Russian disinformation teams, including the creation of fake accounts to deliver misleading messages on Facebook …


Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

Congo’s government Sunday postponed the release of the results of last weekend’s presidential election, fueling suspicions President Joseph Kabila’s ruling party is maneuvering to cling to power.


U.S. sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests

On the eve of the first expected results of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to the region to protect U.S. assets from possible …


Congo’s Catholic church says data show clear election winner

The Catholic church in Congo announced Thursday its data show a clear winner in Sunday’s presidential election, and it called on the electoral commission to publish the true results in …


Documents detail how absentee ballots gathered in NC vote

Affidavits released Sunday by North Carolina’s elections board allege absentee ballots were collected from voters by the man at the center of vote fraud allegations or those working for him.


North Carolina officials sought to charge ballot operative

North Carolina officials sought criminal charges after the 2016 election against the man now at the center of absentee ballot fraud allegations, but prosecutors didn’t indict him before the now …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 11 a.m.

Senate report: Russia social media influence efforts ongoing

A report compiled by private researchers and expected to be released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee says that “active and ongoing” Russian interference operations still exist on social media …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

Republican takes House race by 1 vote after recount

Republican Bart LeBon has won an Alaska state House race by one vote after a ballot recount, officials said.