Waterville School levies pass

Two levies put forward by the Waterville School District on the Feb. 12 special election ballot passed with margins of about two-thirds.
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Waterville School District will have two levies on Feb. ballot

The Waterville School District has two levy measures on the ballot for the Feb. 12 special election. Ballots will be mailed out by Jan. 25.
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Officials are sworn into office

Nine elected officials began terms of office Jan. 1 and took the oath of office, administered by Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss, at the Douglas County Courthouse Jan. 2.
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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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