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Obama praised for poise, resolve by members of Spokane’s black community

President Barack Obama entered office eight years ago with the hopes of many black Americans that life would improve. Spokane residents say the president set an example that will be followed by a new generation and fought against obstacles, political and otherwise.


Idaho voter intimidation case yields no criminal charges

Idaho’s top prosecutor has decided not to file criminal charges after his office was asked to review accusations of possible voter intimidation and interference during campaigning for last November’s election.


Jeb Bush says he’s unlikely to run for office again, says Trump should stop tweeting

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose bid for the presidency was derailed by businessman and eventual winner Donald Trump, says it’s unlikely he’ll ever run for office again. Bush, who is spending two weeks at a Texas A&M University teaching a course on the role of governors, said Thursday that he’s focused on building up his business again and working with the foundation he created to push for changes in education policy.


Trump, Clinton and Sanders campaigns haven’t paid back Spokane

The City of Spokane says it cost about $100,000 to provide security for campaign rallies by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders this year. The campaigns, billed for those services, haven’t paid back a dime.


Spokane school board reaffirms commitment to diversity, inclusion following reports of harassment following Trump’s election win

School leaders reaffirmed the school districts commitment to diversity and inclusion following reports of presidential election-related bullying and violence, Wednesday.


Russia denies having compromising information about Trump

The Kremlin has not collected compromising information about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman declared Wednesday, deriding the report as a “complete fabrication and utter nonsense.”


After intelligence brief, Trump says hack had no impact on election

After a briefing from the nation’s top intelligence officials, President-elect Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Russians did not affect the outcome of the U.S. presidential election but he didn’t say whether he now accepts the intelligence assessment that Moscow did meddle in the race.


Kip Hill: My favorite stories of 2016

A murder-for-hire case, a presidential election, arcades, records, a scandal at City Hall - it was all in a year’s work.


Sunday Spin marks the highlights and low-lifes of Politics 2016

Happy New Year. But before we stick a fork in the overstuffed and overdone turkey that was 2016, it’s traditional to give out awards for the political year past. The envelopes, please…


WA electors fined for not voting for Clinton

Washington electors who didn’t cast votes for Hillary Clinton Monday will be fined $1,000.



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