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Election night early leaders: Hall, DeTro, Noma, Hawley, Goehner, Steele

Election night early leaders: Hall, DeTro, Noma, Hawley, Goehner, Steele

Some clear frontrunners were emerging in local elections following the first general election voting tallies from the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office Tuesday night. In countywide races:
Sarratt challenges incumbent Steele for 12th District legislative position

Sarratt challenges incumbent Steele for 12th District legislative position

Republican Mike Steele of Chelan, the one-term incumbent holding position 2 in the state’s 12th Legislative District, is being challenged by Democrat Valerie Sarratt of Twisp. The News attempted to arrange personal interviews with the candidates but was unable to in time for this week’s edition. The following summaries are based on their previously stated...
Initiative 940 would affect police officer training, use-of-force standards

Initiative 940 would affect police officer training, use-of-force standards

Initiative 940 would require law enforcement to receive training in violence de-escalation, mental health and first aid, and require officers to provide first aid in certain circumstances. It would also change standards for use of deadly force and require an independent investigation any time use of force results in death or substantial harm. The following...
Initiative 1639 would alter state laws on firearms purchases

Initiative 1639 would alter state laws on firearms purchases

Initiative 1639 would change state laws regarding firearms. Some changes relate only to semiautomatic assault rifles, other changes would apply to other firearms as well. The following summary of I-1639 is based on information from the Washington Voters Guide and the nonpartisan League of Women Voters. Initiative 1639 would: • Require increased background checks and...
Brown challenges Newhouse for 4th District congressional seat

Brown challenges Newhouse for 4th District congressional seat

By Ann McCreary Washington’s 4th Congressional District is a large, predominately rural district in the central part of the state, encompassing Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant, Okanogan and Yakima counties, and parts of Douglas and Walla Walla counties. Since 2015 it has been represented by Republican Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside, a former state representative and state...
Nov. 6 election’s unopposed candidates

Nov. 6 election’s unopposed candidates

Several candidates on the local ballot will be running unopposed in the general election: • Larry Gilman of Omak (prefers Republican) filed to replace County Assessor Scott Furman, who said earlier that he was retiring. • County Clerk Charleen Groomes of Riverside (prefers Republican) is running for re-election and is unopposed. • County Coroner David...
Voter protection hotline

Voter protection hotline

The Washington State Democratic Party has established a new voter protection hotline — (206) 309-8683 — where voters can receive help with registration and voting issues, report potential voter suppression incidents, and speak with attorneys about election-related matters. Party Chair Tina Podlodowski said the hotline “is an important tool for protecting voters and providing them with a free source...
Ballots have been mailed — here’s how to return them

Ballots have been mailed — here’s how to return them

Registered voters should have their ballots for the Nov. 6 general election, which includes contests for Okanogan County commissioner, sheriff and prosecuting attorney. You can also weigh in on statewide initiatives regarding fees on greenhouse-gas emission and background checks and safety training for firearms. Voters will choose a senator and representative to Congress and two...
Unopposed candidates on Nov. 6 election ballot

Unopposed candidates on Nov. 6 election ballot

Several candidates on the local ballot will be running unopposed in the general election: • Larry Gilman of Omak (prefers Republican) filed to replace County Assessor Scott Furman, who said earlier that he was retiring. • County Clerk Charleen Groomes of Riverside (prefers Republican) is running for re-election and is unopposed. • County Coroner David...
Final county primary election returns show Hawley, Brown facing off for sheriff’s job

Final county primary election returns show Hawley, Brown facing off for sheriff’s job

With all Okanogan County primary election ballots counted as of Friday (Aug. 17), County Sheriff candidates Anthony Hawley and Steve Brown appear to have emerged as the top two among six contenders and will advance to the November general election. The County Auditor’s Office reported that Hawley, of Okanogan, drew 2,865 votes ...