District 4 levy narrowly passes

Three weeks after the Nov. 6 general election, results for the Douglas County Fire District 4 fire and emergency services levy were finally conclusive. Election results certified on Nov. 27 show that the levy passed by four votes.
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Local races and levy results are mostly in; Fire District 4 levy remains close

Douglas County voters turned out for the Nov. 6 mid-term election at a rate of 56.66 percent, according to the Douglas County Auditor’s Office website. By the afternoon of Nov. 9, the office had counted 93 percent of ballots.
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Cemetery District No. 2, Fire District No. 4 ask for levy increases

There are two local levy measures on this November’s ballot. One is a levy of $0.29 per $1,000 assessed property value for Douglas County Cemetery District No. 2. The other is a levy lid lift of $0.97 per $1,000 assessed property value for Douglas County Fire District No. 4.
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I-1631 costs too much, does too little for climate change

By Vicki Malloy Guest columnist Ballots have arrived in the mail and voters now have to decide on matters like Initiative 1631, the energy tax initiative. You may be feeling the urge to “do something” for the environment. After all, we live in one of the most beautiful places in Washington state. But the research into I-1631 shows it would cost farmers, families and small businesses a lot...
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Candidate attends Waterville meet-and-greet event

Ann Diamond, a candidate for 12th District state representative, attended a meet-and-greet event at the Blue Rooster in Waterville on Oct. 6.
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Get to know your candidates

The Douglas County Empire Press posed two questions to candidates in contested races within the Empire Press circulation area that will be decided in the Nov. 6 general election. Candidates for U.S. Senator; U.S. Congress District 4, U.S. Representative; U.S. Congress District 8, U.S. Representative; 12th State Legislative District, Position 1; 12th State Legislative District, Position 2;...
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Get to know your candidates on July 10

WENATCHEE — Douglas and Chelan County Republican parties are hosting an event for local voters to get to know the candidates. A Hands Across the River Barbecue will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. July 10 at Rocky Reach Dam, 6151 Highway 97A. This family-friendly event will feature Republican and nonpartisan candidates representing a variety of congressional, legislative, county and judicial...
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Ballot fills up for this year’s election

The filing period for this fall’s mid-term election ended on May 18. All positions on the ballot have at least one candidate.
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Voters give their approval to area levies

During the Feb. 13 special election, voters gave their approval for the Hospital District 2 (Waterville Clinic and Waterville Ambulance) levy as well as levies for the Waterville, Orondo and Palisades school districts.
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School seeks replacement levy

Waterville School District voters will decide Feb. 13 on a replacement levy to fund educational programs and operations for the district.
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