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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

I-1634, a ban on local soda and grocery taxes, approved

Local governments looking for more tax money will have to look somewhere else than soda.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Voters back changes to deadly force standards in I-940

Law enforcement officers in Washington will face different standards for incidents involving deadly force.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Michael Baumgartner will be next Spokane County treasurer

State Sen. Michael Baumgartner has emerged as frontrunner for Spokane County Treasurer, securing 57 percent of the vote over challenger David Green in Tuesday’s general election.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Shawn Vestal: At long last, a great race in the 5th District

In almost every way, the hotly contested race between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown has been a more positive, more passionate and less cynical electoral exercise than …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Al French wins third term on Spokane County Commission

Incumbent Republican Al French is leading in the race against Democratic opponent Robbi Katherine Anthony to retain his seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Schmick, Dye win new terms in southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District

Republican state Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye have defended their seats representing southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Short, Maycumber defeat challengers in northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District

Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Kuney defeats Chase for seat on Spokane County Commission

Incumbent Republican Mary Kuney is likely to retain her seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners against challenger Rob Chase.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

I-1639, which creates restrictions on semiautomatic rifles, passes

Washington residents will face more scrutiny on the purchase of semiautomatic rifles.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Voters reject carbon fee in I-1631

Washington isn’t likely to levying a fee on crude oil and other fossil fuels to help fight climate change.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Cantwell wins fourth Senate term

Democrat Maria Cantwell is heading back to Washington, D.C., for another term in the U.S. Senate.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

$77 million Spokane library bond poised to pass

A bond to improve and expand Spokane’s library system was on track to pass Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Tim Fitzgerald wins new term as Spokane County clerk

Incumbent Republican Tim Fitzgerald is likely to retain his seat as Spokane County Clerk against Democratic challenger Michael Kirk.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Knezovich earns 85 percent of vote to remain Spokane County sheriff

Ozzie Knezovich will retain his position as Spokane County Sheriff.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Christian leading Konis in Spokane County assessor race

Leonard Christian takes slight lead over Tom Konis in the race for Spokane County Assessor


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Jeff Holy defeats Jessa Lewis for state Senate seat

Republican Jeff Holy will move on to the state Senate.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Voters, by 2-to-1 margin, say build new outdoor stadium on Albi site

The vision for a new downtown stadium did not win over Spokane voters, and Mayor David Condon said he foresees a “beautiful comlex that will be a regional draw” at …


Fire crews work to put out house fire; no injuries

Spokane firefighters responded to a house fire at 700 N. Altamont St. that started at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Mike Volz has solid lead in race against Kay Murano for 6th District House

Republican Mike Volz is holding a solid 6.5 percentage point lead in the race for a Spokane Legislative seat against Democrat Kay Murano.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Shelley Szambelan keeps seat on Spokane County Superior Court; Patrick Johnson elected District Court judge

Shelley Szambelan will remain a judge on the Spokane County Superior Court, having won nearly 60 percent of votes in her race against attorney Dennis Cronin, early ballot returns show. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Florida passes initiative to restore felons’ voting rights

Potentially altering the election landscape in a key swing state, Florida voters Tuesday approved a ballot measure that will enable more than 1 million ex-felons to regain their voting rights.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers wins eighth term with decisive victory over Democrat Lisa Brown

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown have been battling unofficially for more than a year in one of several contests nationwide that Democrats hope will shift control of Congress.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Spokane voters supporting $495 million school bond with 67 percent approval

A landmark $495 million construction bond for Spokane Public Schools appeared to be on its way to passage Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Ormsby, Riccelli keep seats representing Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District

Democratic state Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli have won new terms representing Washington’s 3rd Legislative District, which covers the city of Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Matt Shea, Bob McCaslin sweep Democratic hopefuls in Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District

Republican state Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have fended off Democratic challengers in Eastern Washington’s 4th Legislative District.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Cruz fends off O’Rourke in Texas Senate race

Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed …


Braun defeats Donnelly in Indiana U.S. Senate race

Republican Mike Braun has defeated Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, a blow to Democrats trying to maintain their hold on red states that backed President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Authorities seek victims of suspect who grabbed and filmed girls at Spokane Valley Walmart

Detectives are looking for victims of a man who allegedly followed, recorded and touched young girls at a Spokane Valley Walmart on Nov. 1 and on other occasions.


Kentucky clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples loses to Democrat

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, lost Tuesday in her re-election bid for the Rowan County clerkship.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

It’s Girl (Scouts) vs. Boy (Scouts) in new twist on gender wars

A year after the Boy Scouts of America announced it would admit girls, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America punched back Tuesday with a federal trademark lawsuit …