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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

House proposal would end most odd-year elections

House panel considers limiting most elections to even-numbered years.


Parnas used access to Trump’s world to help push shadow Ukraine effort, new documents show

Documents and text messages released Wednesday evening by House Democrats show how Lev Parnas, the former associate of Rudy Giuliani, used the extensive entree he had to President Donald Trump’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Former Spokane City Attorney Nancy Isserlis named to Washington panel overseeing campaign disclosures

Isserlis, who served as city attorney from 2012 to 2016, was found to have “intentionally withheld” public records tied to the ouster of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub. She’s …


Pullman hospital bond barely rejected; officials seek new path for expansion, residency program

Pullman voters narrowly rejected a bond measure that would have allowed Pullman Regional Hospital to expand its facilities, electronic records and prepare to apply for a residency program with the …


100 years ago in Spokane: Anti-Catholic group drives big school board election turnout

“The Guardians of Liberty,” which has already forced the ouster of a popular school principal, endorsed two candidates in the race for Spokane school board, with mixed results. Voters also …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

Pro-democracy parties sweep Hong Kong elections

HONG KONG – The pro-democracy opposition won a resounding victory in Hong Kong elections, according to media tallies, in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam and her handling …


Shawn Vestal: Beggs will play crucial role after supposed change election idles

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

As Beggs takes slim lead, City Council president candidates chase signatures

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 …


With passage of I-976, wildlife crossings in Okanogan Valley in limbo

A measure restricting statewide vehicle registration fees will hamper efforts to reduce deer-vehicle collisions in the Okanogan Valley.


Elections results indicate Spokane Valley government may be shifting to center

If Brandi Peetz holds on to what was just a 350-vote lead as of Friday, the majority on council will flip, and the new more moderate majority of council members …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Tight Spokane races stay that way after more votes are counted, remain too close to call

County elections officials offered an updated tally of the votes on Wednesday that was good news for those held a lead after the initial results rolled in on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Woodward claims victory in race for mayor

Nadine Woodward, a former TV anchor in her first run for public office, claimed victory Tuesday night in the race for Spokane mayor.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Kentucky’s governor’s race remains too close to call

Kentucky’s Republican governor is fighting for his political life as elections in four states test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered …


Editorial: Election roundup

A roundup of The Spokesman-Review’s recommendations for the Nov. 5, 2019, ballot.


What to watch for when watching political advertisements

When the calendar nears Election Day all over Washington, it can seem like the stream of political advertisements from the TV and radio will never end. The First Amendment largely …


Washington elections are a long process, start to finish

In Washington, Election Day is a misnomer. In the state’s all-mail balloting system, registered voters get their ballots delivered to their legal residence about 18 days before the deadline for …


With no members north of the river, Spokane school board considers changing electoral system

If you live north of the river and feel underrepresented on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors, you’re right.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Shawn Vestal: Realtors and other rich interests are pouring money into funds to back Nadine Woodward and other Spokane candidates

As special-interest money pours into local elections, do donors with $50 to contribute deserve 100 or even 1,000 times less free speech than the deep pockets? What about people without …


Sue Lani Madsen: Candidate questionnaires bear sour grapes

Candidates are deluged with a multitude of questionnaires, even if they aren’t seeking an endorsement.


Paul Waldman: McConnell is right about elections

The last thing Republicans want is elections that are secure, fair, free and open. And they’ll make sure that’s not what we have.


Albania president cancels elections, citing tense climate

Albania’s president has canceled upcoming municipal elections, citing the need to reduce political tensions as the opposition demands an early national vote.


Violence mars 5th phase of India’s marathon elections

Scattered bomb explosions and clashes between rival political groups marred voting Monday in the crucial fifth phase of India’s marathon elections, which also saw Congress party President Rahul Gandhi and …


Anger over corruption widespread ahead of Panama election

Anger over brazen corruption and weariness over the political status quo are widespread among the Panamanian electorate ahead of Sunday’s vote to pick a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela, …


European rights body urges Turkey to respect voters’ choice

Europe’s human rights watchdog is urging Turkey to respect voters’ decisions after electoral authorities blocked some newly elected district mayors from taking office despite winning local elections on March 31.


Netanyahu, Gantz make last pitches in tight Israeli election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz made their final appeals to voters Monday on the eve of parliamentary elections that will determine whether the longtime Israeli …


Voting for more than one candidate in an election suggested

Some Washington voters in the future could mark their ballots for more than one candidate in local elections, indicating which one they like best. Local governments could choose to use …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Twitter tightens up EU political ad rules ahead of election

Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and Google.


It’s Election Day in Spokane: Ballots due by 8 p.m. tonight

Voters might want to brave the cold and return their ballots to the post office or ballot boxes in person for today’s special election a Spokane County Election official said.


Congo runner-up Fayulu asks court to order election recount

Congo’s presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu has asked the constitutional court to order a recount in the disputed election, declaring on Saturday that “you can’t manufacture results behind closed doors.”


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Congo’s top archbishop pleads for peace on eve of election

Congo’s top archbishop is urging peace on the eve of a long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.”