Stories tagged: petition
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Stephen Colbert’s ‘petition’ to have Cardi B give the State of the Union rebuttal gets thousands of signatures
Comedian Stephen Colbert suggested Wednesday that rapper Cardi B give the traditional rebuttal to the president’s annual address.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
A petition calling on Washington State University to significantly cut its administrators’ salaries was officially delivered to President Kirk Schulz’s office Wednesday night and on Thursday to the Washington State …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
The Northern Cheyenne Constitutional Court has declared that ongoing efforts to remove Tribal President Jace Killsback from office are illegal.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
The Swiss government says petitioners have successfully collected enough signatures to launch a nationwide referendum that would grant new fathers at least 20 days of paid paternity leave, up from …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
At least 18,000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at killing coyotes after one went off near a boy and his dog earlier …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
A petition calling on Britain to cancel President Donald Trump’s state visit surpassed a million signatures Monday, meaning that it will be considered for debate in the British Parliament.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
Anti-abortion advocates in North Idaho said they are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would outlaw abortion in Idaho.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 8:29 p.m.
Eight Seattle children should have “their day in court” to argue that Washington state and others aren’t protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled.
Sat., June 25, 2016, 8:58 p.m.
More than 2.1 million people joined an online petition by Saturday urging the government to hold a second referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 6:34 a.m.
The hefty pay raises Vancouver’s Salary Review Commission awarded the mayor and city council could go on the chopping block.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Olympia is entering uncharted legal territory with a proposal to tax the city’s wealthiest households and create a college fund for local high school grads.
Mon., April 11, 2016, 7:17 p.m.
Kathryn Olson, who headed civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department from 2007 to 2012, will hold a community forum on policing Tuesday night with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and other …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
Calling the process of selecting an ombudsman for the Spokane Police Department “a political nightmare,” Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Tuesday dismissed a petition requesting independent civilian oversight for his department …
Sat., July 18, 2015
November’s ballot likely will not see voters weighing in on a city ordinance barring police officers from making arrests based solely on immigration status. But petition organizers came “very, very …
Mon., Feb. 9, 2015
Once again, Spokane County commissioners will hear a proposal to increase their ranks by two. Community activist Karen Kearney announced her intention to bring the idea to the all-Republican commission …
Wed., Oct. 16, 2013
About a dozen members of area religious groups stood before the shuttered downtown office of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Tuesday morning, pushing through the mail slot pages of …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
A liberal political group trying to rally its members to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians in Russia asked Spokane residents Wednesday to petition their City Council to cut sister …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2012, 2:08 p.m.
HELENA — Eight conservation and sportsmen groups are petitioning Montana to ban the trapping of wolverines, citing a government finding that climate change may threaten the survival of the fierce, …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2010, 12:14 p.m.
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a request to review the dispute on whether the names of people who sign a petition to put a law before voters are …
Tue., June 2, 2009, 3:12 p.m.
Some R-71 opponents have put up a Web site – www.whosigned.org – where they intend to post the names of all 120,577 signers. “We think that it will help neighbors …
Sun., May 28, 1995
An association based on the Tenth Amendment is starting a petition drive aimed at persuading Gov. Phil Batt to declare state ownership of the millions of acres of federal land …
Wed., March 22, 1995
Developers want this marshy floodplain for an RV park and boat launch. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review