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Washington voters seeking new path

Washington voters stagger to Tuesday’s election bombarded by television commercials designed to convince them their incumbent senator is a spendthrift changeling and her would-be replacement is a sleazy grifter. The …


Forcing transparency of PACs would be sound step forward

Here’s a modest proposal on campaign finance reform that might meet constitutional muster with the U.S. Supreme Court: Let’s have a truth-in-labeling law that requires political committees to say what …


Voting help just a few clicks away

Voters in search of more information about a candidate or an issue before marking their ballots need not despair – or, worse yet, rely on the latest negative commercial or …


Job creation tops Idahoans’ concerns

With the election less than a week away, Idaho voters are worried about their state’s economy, wary of plans to run huge trucks across scenic U.S. Highway 12, and averse …


Voter registration deadline is today

Washington state residents must be registered to vote by today to cast a ballot in the Nov. 2 general election. All registered voters in Eastern Washington should have received their …


Strong voter turnout expected

OLYMPIA – About two out of three voters in Washington will cast ballots in this year’s general election, Secretary of State Sam Reed predicted Monday.


Wash., Idaho voters cast ballots with local, national implications

Most voters across the Inland Northwest will have their ballots by this weekend for a Nov. 2 midterm election that will decide everything from control of the U.S. Congress to …


Spin Control: Enough already with oohs, aahs over young vote

After listening to decades of hype about young voters, I have a request. Don’t bug me about Rock the Vote, unless it’s something akin to “Rock Around the Clock” the …


Primary dominated by older voters, data show

If you don’t like the choices produced by Washington’s Aug. 17 primary, you have two choices: • Blame voters over 55, who cast most of the ballots.


Many Idaho voters undecided about sales tax breaks

Idahoans favor reform of the state’s tax structure, but the path to change is full of obstructions. In a Spokesman-Review poll done in collaboration with six other daily newspapers in …


Spin Control: Beneath data, a glimpse into voters’ thinking

Washington voters tend to stick with incumbents, with notable exceptions. They ousted Sen. Warren G. Magnuson in 1980, when he was among the most powerful members of the Senate. They …


AARP Idaho targets voter education

BOISE – AARP Idaho is launching a statewide voter-education effort, complete with voter guides for every legislative race in the state along with statewide and congressional races, meetings and discussions …


Idaho reminding voters of photo ID law

BOISE – The state is launching a campaign next month to remind Idaho voters that under a new law, they must provide photo identification to cast their ballots. Billboard advertisements …


Incumbents persevere, but challenges await

Thousands of votes are still to be counted from Tuesday’s primary, but along with most races, some lessons are clear. Lesson 1: It may be uncomfortable to be an incumbent …


Elections boss: Effort precedes machine counting of ballots

About half of Spokane County voters in Tuesday’s mail-in primary probably have returned their ballots. Typically, though, the rest wait until election day to cast their ballots, according to elections …


Vacationing voters give candidates a tough job

Among the most thankless jobs in the world is that of a political candidate in Washington state in the weeks before the August primary. The ability to continue the noble …


Park bond will go to voters

Voters in Cheney will decide this fall whether to approve a $5 million bond to build phase one of a new 50-acre park, which includes a community center. The Cheney …


State hopes young-voter turnout keeps rising

BOISE – Turnout among Idaho’s youngest voters is on the rise, and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa wants that to continue. “The idea is to get young adults interested and …