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Every Vote Counted In Post Falls Schoolteacher Says It Best: ‘It’s Nice To Feel Supported’

Post Falls High School will be replaced after voters approved a $17.97 million bond Tuesday night. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Post Falls, Boundary Voters Go To Polls Today

A bond issue to build a new high school is on the ballot in Post Falls today, and in Boundary County a maintenance and operations levy is up for voter …


Cda Citizens Ask Schools To Tax Them More Speakers Support 4-Year Levy To Modernize Cda High School

A parade of concerned citizens addressed the Coeur d’Alene School Board on Monday night with an unusual request: Charge us more taxes. Please. One after another, speakers called on the …


Abortion Foes Hold Lawmakers Until Bitter End Some Legislators Blame Election-Year Politics

Bitter, contentious and dominated by the abortion issue. The 1998 legislative session didn’t turn out the way anyone had hoped - with the exception of a few dedicated backers of …


Human Rights Proposals Face More Study By City Council Is Concerned About The Costs Of Implementation

It’ll be at least a month before the City Council votes on two proposed human rights ordinances - one that would ban discrimination in Spokane and another that would allow …


Post Falls Bond Hinges On Voter Trust Community Spats Have Spilled Into Ballot Box

For some voters, the question of whether to support Tuesday’s $20.86 million school bond issue comes down to a question of credibility. Contentious issues have haunted the school district over …


Post Falls Convenes On School Bond

School district officials admit most Post Falls voters have made up their minds about the school bond, but that didn’t stop them from having one last information session Thursday night. …


Post Falls Faces A Growing Need School District Asks Voters To Pay Price Of Progress

First of three parts There’s little debate over whether Post Falls needs a new school. The school district says facilities are overcrowded and it’s about time the community builds a …


Election ‘98

County race? The rumors abound as the filing season nears for county offices. Reliable wags say that former Coeur d’Alene personnel chief Rob Beck is angling for one of the …


Whitman County Levies Passing

Special levies in Whitman County passed with overwhelming support Tuesday. Proposals in Palouse, Colton, Garfield, Rosalia, Oakesdale, Steptoe, Tekoa and Lamont all passed. Only One measure failed. The Town of …


Lincoln, Stevens Levies Passing

Four school levies were passing Tuesday in Lincoln and Stevens counties, and a fifth levy in Ferry County was a whisker below the necessary 60 percent majority. Here are the …


Mead Levy, Bond Pass In Record Turnout Money Will Help District Overhaul High School, Expand Opportunities For Students

Mead School District patrons approved a $25 million bond issue and a $16 million operations renewal levy Tuesday. The 7,150 ballots cast marked the largest voter turnout in the history …


Vote For Schools

The reputation of Mead School District has made it a magnet for area families. In the past 10 years, enrollment grew from 6,500 to 8,000. On Tuesday, Mead voters can …


House Oks Bill Pushing Phonics Use $9 Million Approved To Train Teachers

A controversial bill designed to encourage teaching phonics in elementary school passed the state House Friday evening. “This is the little bill that could,” said Rep. Peggy Johnson, R-Olympia, who …


Five School Levies On Tuesday Ballot

Five school levies are on the ballot Tuesday in Lincoln, Stevens and Ferry counties. In Lincoln County, the Harrington, Sprague and Creston school districts are proposing levies. The one-year Harrington …


Bicycle Safety Bill Passes Parents Of Boy In Bicycle Race Who Was Hit, Killed By Car Succeed In Campaign For New Law

Remembering Cooper Martha, left, David and Carter Jones sit with Eddie, the dog who faithfully sleeps on Cooper Jones’ empty bed every night. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Bond Passage Would Help Pay For Mead High Improvements

Mead School District voters are being asked to go the polls on March 10 to determine the fate of a $25 million bond issue and a $16 million maintenance and …


Backup Safety Devices Planned For Cargo Trucks

The Legislature on Tuesday sent the governor a measure pushed by the family of a 3-year-old boy killed when a commercial truck backed over him. The proposal would require rear …


Workfirst Welfare Recipients Facing Child-Care Dilemmas

Lisa Brown sees trouble ahead for welfare recipients with children. Washington’s new emphasis on making sure welfare recipients find jobs means more demand for low-cost child care at the same …


Anti-Abortion Lobbyist Wages Holy War Dennis Mansfield Of Idaho Family Forum Vows Election-Year Retribution On Lawmakers Who Oppose Abortion Limits

Dennis Mansfield is no typical lobbyist, despite his dark suit, his near-constant presence in the Capitol and his tendency to laugh loudly when lawmakers crack jokes. The director of the …


Benefits Run Out Before Classes Gu Senior Says Welfare System Is Punishing Her For Seeking A Degree

A different course Under WorkFirst, mothers in four- or two-year college programs will be cut off from child-care assistance unless they graduate by July. Tonia Johnson, pictured with daughter Lauryn, …


Gay Marriage Ban Quickly Becomes Law Bill Passed, Vetoed And Overridden In Five Hours Of Political Maneuvering As Democrats Join To Keep Measure Off The Ballot

House Speaker Clyde Ballard, R-Wenatchee, top left, Majority Leader Barbara Lisk, R-Zillah, top right, and speaker’s attorney Alan Hayward, right, choreograph proceedings for the gay marriage bill Friday on the …


House Revives A Golden Oldie: Dirty Lyrics Bill But Legislation Not Expected To Survive Senate Scrutiny

An old proposal to punish merchants who sell minors tapes or CDs deemed to contain dirty lyrics is back, despite unsuccessful efforts at passage stretching back to the Gardner administration. …


Voters Ok Maintenance, Operating Levies

The aye’s have it in the North Side school districts. Voters in the Deer Park, Nine Mile Falls and Riverside School Districts all approved their maintenance and operating levies. And …


Liberty Bond Plan Ok’d On 9th Try Voters Also Support Measures In Cheney, Medical Lake Districts

The ninth time was a charm for the Liberty School District. The district finally had reason to celebrate this week when voters on Tuesday approved the district’s ninth attempt to …


Voters Approve District 81 Bond And Levy Includes Funds For Computers, Lc Remodeling

Char Russell, Joy Mewhinney and Cindy Malmquist get out the vote at 14th and Bernard on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Fire District Levy Approved

A $6.7 million levy for Spokane Valley Fire District 1 was approved by voters Tuesday. With all precincts reporting, the levy passed 10,051 votes to 2,585 votes.


Central Valley Voters Approve Two Levies Liberty And Other School Districts In Spokane County Getting Thumbs-Up

Central Valley educators were celebrating late Tuesday night after both their levy measures passed at the polls. The district won approval for its two-year levy as well as a school …


Results From Outlying Counties

Here are election results from outlying counties that were available at press time. All the financial measures had adequate voter turnouts to validate, but the outcome of some issues was …


Five Levies Confront Stevens County Voters Two-Year School Levies Proposed In Deer Park, Nine Mile Falls

Voters in Stevens, Lincoln and Pend Oreille counties will be asked Tuesday to approve special levies and bonds for schools, parks, roads and a hospital. Stevens County voters - and …