Election 2017

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Post-election Inland Journal, November 9, 2017

Nov 9, 2017

This week on Inland Journal:
    ▪    We’ll talk about a possible change in majority in the Washington state Senate, from a mostly Republican coalition to the Democrats. We’ll talk with Sen. Shelly Short (R-Addy), who won re-election, and with Northwest News Network Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins.
    ▪    We’ll talk about the defeat of Proposition 2, the Spokane city initiative that would have fined companies that run uncovered coal and some oil trains through Spokane. Proposition supporter Jim Lee and opponent Michael Cathcart join us.
    ▪    We’ll talk with council members Breean Beggs and Candace Mumm, both of whom were elected to second terms.

Mumm, Burke, Beggs Win Spokane Council Seats

Nov 7, 2017
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Spokane city voters have apparently re-elected two city council members. They’ve also picked a replacement for outgoing Councilmember Amber Waldref.

Washington 2017 General Election Results

Nov 7, 2017

The first results are in from Tuesday's general election in Spokane County.

Spokane city voters said no to Proposition 2, a measure that would have fined companies that run trains that carry uncovered coal or certain types of flammable oil on rail tracks within parts of the city. The measure was failing by a 58-to-42% count.

Voters in Spokane are now weighing in on the future of coal and oil trains. An initiative on the local ballot would regulate coal and oil shipments by rail through specific areas of the city.

Proposition 2 would impose a $261 fine on every rail car carrying uncovered coal and some types of oil through Spokane.

Today is General Election Day

Nov 7, 2017
University of Minnesota

Voters in Washington and Idaho will decide all kinds of races for municipal and special district positions. Spokane city voters will decide the fate of Proposition 2, a measure that would fine companies that use city rail lines to transport cars with uncovered coal and certain types of flammable oil loads. But Washington voters will offer opinions on three tax advisory measures. Also, control of the Washington state Senate is also up for grabs.