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  • JUST IN: New Election Numbers Still Leave Two Spokane Valley City Council Races Undecided

    JUST IN: New Election Numbers Still Leave Two Spokane Valley City Council Races Undecided

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 8:57 PM EST2013-11-07 01:57:47 GMT
    New election results just released from the Spokane County Election's Office have left two very tight Spokane Valley city council races still hanging in the balance.>>
    New election results just released from the Spokane County Election's Office have left two very tight Spokane Valley city council races still hanging in the balance. Ed Pace and incumbent Deputy Mayor Gary Schimmels had been separated by just three votes; however new numbers show Pace with 50% (7,120 votes) and Schimmels with 49% (6,938 votes) for position 4.>>
  • 2 Dead Candidates Get Majority Of Votes In Wash.

    2 Dead Candidates Get Majority Of Votes In Wash.

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 2:09 PM EST2013-11-06 19:09:08 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - Two candidates in separate races in Washington state are winning in Tuesday's election despite being dead.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - Two candidates in separate races in Washington state are winning in Tuesday's election despite being dead.>>
  • $15 Wage Initiative Winning In Early Vote Count

    $15 Wage Initiative Winning In Early Vote Count

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 10:51 AM EST2013-11-06 15:51:16 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - An initiative to create a $15 minimum wage for many workers in SeaTac is winning. An early vote count Tuesday showed the measure carrying 54 percent of the vote. Because Washington state votes entirely by mail, more ballots are left to count. The proposal would require a $15 minimum wage for many workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - An initiative to create a $15 minimum wage for many workers in SeaTac is winning. An early vote count Tuesday showed the measure carrying 54 percent of the vote. Because Washington state votes entirely by mail, more ballots are left to count. The proposal would require a $15 minimum wage for many workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
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  • Wash. State Measure On Labeling GMO Foods Failing

    Wash. State Measure On Labeling GMO Foods Failing

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 10:44 AM EST2013-11-06 15:44:13 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state ballot measure requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods is failing in early returns. The campaign over Initiative 522 has been one of the costliest initiative fights in state history, drawing millions of dollars from out of state. Early polling showed voters favored the measure.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state ballot measure requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods is failing in early returns. The campaign over Initiative 522 has been one of the costliest initiative fights in state history, drawing millions of dollars from out of state. Early polling showed voters favored the measure.
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  • Election 2013: City Council Races In Spokane, Spokane Valley

    Election 2013: City Council Races In Spokane, Spokane Valley

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 2:51 AM EST2013-11-06 07:51:15 GMT
    As Tuesday's election night drew to a close the well-publicized city council races in Spokane were decided, but some in Spokane Valley were too close to call.>>
    As Tuesday's election night drew to a close the well-publicized city council races in Spokane were decided, but some in Spokane Valley were too close to call. The fight for Spokane city council seats may go down as one of the most expensive in city history, with well over a quarter million dollars raised in two contested races. In the end, Jon Snyder won re-election with 64% of the vote to John Ahern's 36%.>>
  • Close Race In Prop 1

    Close Race In Prop 1

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:50 AM EST2013-11-06 05:50:57 GMT
    Another close local race in Spokane County is Prop #1. As of Tuesday night, voters are saying they do not want the levy to pass, by a margin of 51% No to 49% Yes.>>
    Another close local race in Spokane County is Prop #1. As of Tuesday night, voters are saying they do not want the levy to pass, by a margin of 51% No to 49% Yes. Prop 1 is a levy in Spokane County that would raise no more than approximately $18 million dollars so the county can purchase land in the  "accident potential zone" at the end of the runway at Fairchild Air Force Base.>>
  • Close Race On I-522

    Close Race On I-522

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:41 AM EST2013-11-06 05:41:59 GMT
    The highly contested I-522 race is not passing as of Tuesday night.>>
    The highly contested I-522 race is not passing as of Tuesday night. By a close margin, "No" is coming in at 55% and Yes at 45%. The promoters of Initiative 522 say it is a simple proposal to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods, or GMOs.>>
  • I-517 Not Passing

    I-517 Not Passing

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 12:38 AM EST2013-11-06 05:38:01 GMT
    At this hour, it appears Initiative-517 will not pass.>>
    At this hour, it appears Initiative-517 will not pass. I-517 is the initiative that sets penalties for anyone who interferes with or retaliates against signature-gatherers or petition-signers. It is not passing by a margin of 60% No, and 40% Yes.>>
  • Washington State Local Elections Have National Implications

    Washington State Local Elections Have National Implications

    Monday, November 4 2013 11:32 AM EST2013-11-04 16:32:39 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - In the airport city of SeaTac, a campaign backed by labor unions seeks to raise the minimum wage to $15 for many workers.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - In the airport city of SeaTac, a campaign backed by labor unions seeks to raise the minimum wage to $15 for many workers.>>
  • ElectionsMore>>

  • Congress votes final passage on highway bill

    Congress votes final passage on highway bill

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:44:00 GMT
    Congress has approved a bill to prevent a 28 percent cut in federal highway and mass transit aid at the height of the summer construction season.>>
    Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections.>>
  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:27:10 GMT
    Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break.>>
    Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking...>>
  • Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:45:40 GMT
    California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic...>>
    The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback...>>