Stories tagged: petition
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
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
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
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
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
At least 18,000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far.
Wed., March 29, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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