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Lisa Brown, Maria Cantwell and Heather Foley among speakers at local Democratic fundraiser April 27

Celebrating “The Year of the Woman,” local Democrats will hold their annual fundraiser at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley on April 27 beginning at 5 p.m.


Brown releases joint tax return showing $320K in income, more than $69K in taxes

A tale of the 1040s: Democratic challenger Lisa Brown and her husband paid more taxes on higher income than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her husband.


Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers has troubles with the truth on pre-existing conditions

If it’s April, it must be time for Cathy McMorris Rodgers to start telling whoppers about health care.


McMorris Rodgers releases tax return for ‘transparency,’ Brown says she will too

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers releases her 2017 tax returns, calling it an exercise in transparency and trust. After initially declining, Democratic challenger Lisa Brown says Tuesday evening she will release hers also.


Money pouring into race between Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown

The congresswoman once again posted a higher fundraising total for the first three months of 2018 than her Democratic rival, but the Democrat is continuing to surge. Federal Election Commission reports show the two campaigns were divided by a little more than $127,000 in earnings during the first quarter of this year.


Democratic wave may not wash many Republicans out of office

Democrats may have an advantage with voters heading into the fall elections, but it may not cost many Republicans their jobs.


Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles

Eastern Washington voters overwhelmingly favor raising the age limit for buying a semi-automatic rifle but are evenly split on whether they think Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act, a new survey indicates.


Lisa Brown calls results of close poll with Cathy McMorris Rodgers ‘nothing but good news’

Down six points to the incumbent Republican, Democratic challenger Lisa Brown said she was encouraged by the results of a poll of likely Eastern Washington voters, particularly Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ approval rating below 50 percent.


Congressional candidate plans shooting event; underdog Senate challengers speak in Spokane

“Come on out, bring your firearms and your family and let’s talk of freedom and have a blast shooting some targets,” Jered Bonneau wrote in Facebook promotion for his “Shooting with the Candidate” event, which features a photo of the bearded 31-year-old posing with a Kalashnikov rifle in a room draped with “Don’t Tread on Me” flags.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers praises Paul Ryan as House Speaker announces retirement

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and a political ally of House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, said in a statement Wednesday that the Wisconsin Republican pushed policies that “improve the lives of all Americans and their families.”


What they said: Poll respondents weigh in on McMorris Rodgers, Brown and Trump

President Donald Trump looms large in the minds of likely Eastern Washington voters choosing between U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown, according to interviews conducted with poll participants this week.


Poll suggests bruising race for Congress between Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown

With Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District split over the job President Donald Trump and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers are doing, her 2018 race against Democrat Lisa Brown could be close and bruising, a new poll suggests.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers campaign reports record-breaking fundraising to start 2018

The congresswoman is trading fundraising boasts with Democratic challenger Lisa Brown. Ahead of final filings, the Republican congresswoman reported raising more than $800,000 for her re-election during the first three months of the year.


McMorris Rodgers: Trump should listen to Washington wheat farmers on tariffs

The congresswoman urged President Donald Trump to listen to the concerns raised by wheat farmers over the inclusion of their crop on a list of American agricultural products subject to Chinese tariffs.


Soon-to-be voters sit down with McMorris Rodgers

Spokane Valley residents had several questions on budget reform, tariffs and health care for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday afternoon during a town hall event.


Lisa Brown reports raising $1 million; Cathy McMorris Rodgers draws big crowd

Both women vying to represent Eastern Washington in Congress touted their campaigns’ enthusiasm this week, with Lisa Brown crossing a fundraising threshold only two of her Democratic predecessors have matched in recent years and Cathy McMorris Rodgers claiming record crowds at her campaign kickoff events in the district.


Shulkin got things done, McMorris Rodgers says. Replacement must oppose privatization, says Murray.

Outgoing secretary of Veterans Affairs Department was responsive, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says. Replacement should “unequivocally” oppose privatization, Sen. Patty Murray says.


Congressional candidates Brown, Bonneau talk health care, gun control at Pullman town hall

Two of the three congressional candidates vying to represent Washington’s 5th Legislative District, Democrat Lisa Brown and Republican Jered Bonneau, disagreed on health care and gun control, but found common ground on immigration reform in a Pullman public forum Thursday.


Lobbying pays off for small Seattle-based drugmaker in budget bill

Tucked in the massive congressional budget bill is a provision that props up the price Medicare pays for a handful of medications, costing taxpayers millions at a time when the Trump administration is vowing to reduce the cost of prescription drugs.


Spending bill has money for opioid, fighting wildfires, schools and military

Federal government to spend more on opioid epidemic, wildfires, education and military.