Laced package forces closure

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Spokane County Elections Office was forced to close after an employee discovered an unknown white powder inside an envelope.

This led to an evacuation and investigations into potential threats to election security. While the powder has tested negative for anthrax, the incident has raised concerns about the safety of election office personnel.

Shortly after 10:00 a.m. on Nov. 8, the elections office was evacuated following the discovery.

Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton commended the quick and decisive actions taken by management and staff, saying, “Our staff immediately...


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