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Superior Court Judge Linda Tompkins faces attorney Ward Andrews in the November election. (Courtesy photos)

In race for Spokane County judge, Linda Tompkins cites experience, challenger Ward Andrews points to obscure report

An attorney challenging an incumbent judge in the November election is highlighting an obscure 2015 report showing how often attorneys request different judges to hear their cases. Civil attorney Ward Andrews is vying for the position held by Superior Court Judge Linda Tompkins. Since her appointment in 1997 voters have given her several terms on the bench, usually in unopposed elections.

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Evan McMullin schedules Boise rally on Saturday

Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin has scheduled a rally Boise on Saturday, from 2-3 p.m. at the Boise High School auditorium, 1010 W. Washington St. McMullin, who is offering himself as a conservative alternative to Donald Trump, held overflowing rallies last weekend in Idaho Falls...

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Bush and Gore demonstrators express their opinions outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 11, 2000, when the court was hearing oral arguments in the Florida election case. (MICHAEL DIBARI JR. / Associated Press)

Al Gore’s fight in 2000 was nothing like Trump scenario today

Everything was fairly normal in the 2000 presidential election until about 10 p.m. Eastern on Election Day. Television networks had called the state of Florida for Vice President Al Gore, a critical win that seemed to pave his path to the presidency. Results in other states hinted at a close race; Gore’s Florida win slotted a critically large chunk of electoral votes into his column.

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Karena Virginia, right, is hugged by lawyer Gloria Alred during a news conference in New York onThursday, Oct. 20, 2016. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Another woman accuses Donald Trump of groping

Another woman has come forward accusing Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances, saying the decades-old encounter left her feeling shame and disgust. Speaking at a New York news conference Thursday, Karena Virginia described leaving the U.S. Open tennis tournament ...

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New fundraising group backing Idaho Democrats in key races

A new political committee is raising thousands of dollars from the state's handful of wealthy left-leaning groups to help support Democrats in Idaho's toughest legislative races, the AP reports. According to the group's first campaign fundraising report, Responsible Leadership for Idaho has raised more than $158,000 since it formed...

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Students gather to watch the third and final presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on a screen at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday. (Austin Anthony / Associated Press)

Debate analysis: A promising start, then more of same

When the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump started, it seemed as if it might be the best of the three and certainly Trump’s best. By the end, it was the story of Trump in Campaign 2016 in microcosm, a series of angry exchanges, interruptions, insults that served to undercut the good he might have accomplished earlier.

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