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Spin Control Amy Biviano archive

FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014

Amy Biviano returns to political arena 

Amy Biviano, whose unsuccessful attempt to unseat GOP state Rep. Matt Shea two years ago became one of the most watched races in the state, is back. The Spokane Valley accountant has filed paperwork signaling her intent to run for Spokane County treasurer. The incumbent,...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

Debates will feature county commission candidates, Biviano 

Candidates for Spokane County Commission will face off Wednesday evening in student-led debates hosted by the Central Valley High School’s Government Club. The club also has invited the candidates in the hotly-contest Spokane Valley race for state House between incumbent Republican Matt Shea and Democrat...

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MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

GOP chair now wants Shea photo removed 

It may have started as a joke but the controversial photo of state Rep. Matt Shea standing on his Democratic challenger’s property has become a political hot potato for Republicans. The chairman of the Spokane County Republican Party, who was characterized in The Spokesman-Review and...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

GOP leader backs Shea's decision to post photo 

The chairman of the Spokane County Republican Party is standing behind state Rep. Matt Shea’s decision to post a picture of himself standing on his election opponent’s property on Facebook. But Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, a Republican, says he wishes Shea would have pulled...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012


This is a map of the election night totals in the 4th District state House race (Jim Camden)

Looking ahead: 4th District House race

For candidates in a two-person primary like Republican Matt Shea and Democrat Amy Biviano, this week's election gives them a snapshot of how they are doing right now with voters. This map shows the precincts that each won, and demonstrates that Shea piled up larger...

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

Documents from Sunday's story on Shea 

Some readers of Sunday's story about Matt Shea's continuance of a charge of having a loaded handgun in his pickup without a valid concealed weapon permit, which stemmed from a "road rage" incident, have wondered why the story appeared now rather than in November when...

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MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012

The main field takes off on Bloomsday 2012, Sunday, May 6, 2012, in Spokane, Wash. (Liz Kishimoto / The Spokesman Review)

Roskelley edges McKenna among Bloomsday politicians 

Among the elected leaders and politicians running for office, it should be no surprise that John Roskelley won the race. Roskelley, a candidate for Spokane County Commission, had the best Bloomsday time among all elected Spokane and Spokane Valley city leaders; state House and state...

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FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

Spokane Dem chief steps down

Ed King, chairman of the Spokane County Democratic Party, is stepping down for health reasons and the party's first vice president, Amy Biviano, is moving into the top spot on an interim basis with hopes of taking it on permanently.Biviano said Friday she expects a...

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