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In this corner ...

The gloves are off in the 6th legislative district Senate race. After trading jabs for the past few months, Republican incumbent Michael Baumgartner and Democratic challenger Rich Cowan now are pummeling each other in a series of back-and-forth sound bites and other insults triggered by...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2014

But will he dance `Gangnam Style' 

Former Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna will headline an Oktoberfest fundraiser in Spokane next month for state Sen. Michael Baumgartner. McKenna lost his bid for the governor's office two years ago but produced perhaps one of the campaign season's most memorable moments...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

"A country run by idiots"

Audience comments during the Spokane City Council’s debate over adding gender identity to local civil rights protections were at times so graphically vile that Councilman Jon Snyder suggested it was evidence of why the ordinance is necessary. Former state Rep. John Ahern, for example, warned...

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MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

The new Goat Standard

By spending nearly a year meeting with neighborhood groups and others to develop an urban farming plan that addressed various concerns before bringing it to a final vote, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has created an unexpected new problem. Any plan on almost any...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

Democrats target Romney

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, and possibly Congressman Ron Paul, are getting some help in their bids for the GOP presidential nomination from an unusual source: The Washington State Democratic Party. The state party is targeting GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney with a blitz in advance...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012

McMorris Rodgers gives GOP prebuttle 

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, vice chair of the House Republican Conference, gave Fox News a preview of the GOP's rebuttle to tonight's expected themes in President Obama's State of the Union address. The congresswoman from Spokane took repeated shots at Obama's rejection of the...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2011

White House nominates Verner for board post

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner will be nominated by President Obama to serve on the board of a Washington-based nonprofit group dedicated to helping make the nation's buildings safer and more efficient. Verner, who would serve on the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors,...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011

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