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Editorial: U.S. Midterm results return checks and balances to government

Editorial: U.S. Midterm results return checks and balances to government

November 14, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections are over. Who won? It depends who is asked. Both sides are certainly claiming victory. For example, on election night, President ...

Easterner Asks: Midterm Elections

Easterner Asks: Midterm Elections

November 7, 2018

Now... ask The Easterner! Comment below and tell us what questions YOU would like to hear The Easterner ask....

Election Guide Podcast

Election Guide Podcast

November 2, 2018

The Easterner's Michael Brock, Jeremy Burnham and Dylan Harris explain the ins and outs of this year's midterm elections. Listen to this podcast to learn...

Holy and Lewis race to 6th district Senate

Holy and Lewis race to 6th district Senate

November 1, 2018

In the Washington state government, the legislative branch is made of two houses, much like the federal government. The state’s 49 districts each ele...

Initiative 1634: Prohibiting grocery taxes

Initiative 1634: Prohibiting grocery taxes

November 1, 2018

Initiative 1634, a measure to prohibit new local taxes from being placed on particular grocery items, will be on the Nov. 6 midterm election ballot. T...

Initiative 1631: Carbon Emissions Fee Measure

Initiative 1631: Carbon Emissions Fee Measure

November 1, 2018

Residents of Washington have likely heard of Initiative 1631. The bill is both supported and opposed by very well-funded organizations. This means plent...

Spokane locals Wilson and Graham seek House Position 2

Spokane locals Wilson and Graham seek House Position 2

October 31, 2018

The race for House Position 2 in Washington state’s 6th Legislative District features two longtime Spokane residents: Democrat Dave Wilson and Republ...

Volz and Murano run for the House

Volz and Murano run for the House

October 31, 2018

Incumbent Republican state Rep. Mike Volz is looking to fend off Democrat newcomer Kay Murano for House Position 1 in Washington state’s 6th Legislative Distr...

McMorris Rodgers and Brown race for Congress

McMorris Rodgers and Brown race for Congress

October 31, 2018

During the Nov. 6 midterm elections, all 435 seats of the U.S. House of Representatives will be contested. Ten individuals will be elected to the House fr...

Editorial: Register to vote, make a real change

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

September 28, 2018

Filed under Editorial

An earlier version of this editorial stated that Republican candidate Cathy McMorris Rodgers received 47.8 percent of the vote in the District 5 primary and 1,435 more votes than Democrat opponent Lisa Brown (46.8 percent). It has been updated to reflect that McMorris Rodgers tallied 49.3 percent of the vote, while Brown received 45.4 percent. She also got 7,951 more votes tha...

Low turnout for Spokane County in midterm elections

Low turnout for Spokane County in midterm elections

November 16, 2014

The day before the Nov. 4 general elections in Washington state, local media in Spokane predicted low voter turnout. KXLY, KHQ and The Spokesman-Review...

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