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Susan Hutchison challenges Sen. Maria Cantwell to 10 debates

Republican candidate Susan Hutchison challenged incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell on Friday to a series of 10 debates to be held in each congressional district throughout Washington.


Lisa Brown addresses Social Security, debt, campaign ads at Spokane Valley Event Center

Democratic congressional candidate Lisa Brown made the case for her candidacy to an audience of about 300 potential voters Thursday night at the Spokane Valley Event Center, listening to audience concerns about Social Security and health care.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces smaller, friendlier town hall crowd in downtown Spokane

A year removed from one of the most raucous town halls in her recent congressional career, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faced a relatively calm – and sparse – gathering Thursday night. The congresswoman answered questions about the Russia investigation and future plans for Medicare and Social Security.


Kellyanne Conway will appear at Spokane fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

One of President Donald Trump’s top surrogates is scheduled to stump for the congresswoman Friday at a campaign fundraiser.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers touts tax reform, Inland Northwest economic growth in speech at Greater Spokane Inc.

In a speech to business interests and nonprofit representatives Wednesday, the congresswoman was joined by members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to tout the tax reform bill as a major driver of the Inland Northwest’s economy.


Lisa Brown to hold Spokane Valley community forum on Thursday

The event will compete with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ annual town hall, which is scheduled to begin a little bit later Thursday evening in downtown Spokane. Brown’s event will not require tickets and doors will open at 5 p.m.


Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to secure and modernize its elections systems.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers schedules town hall Thursday in downtown Spokane

Tickets for the event at the Spokane Convention Center have sold out, but the congresswoman’s office said room may still be available.


Idaho schools look to boost security in wake of shootings

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is preparing to pitch a $21 million school safety initiative – Keep Idaho Students Safe, or KISS – to the Legislature in January.


Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year – they are winning.


Tickets to candidate forum with Brown, McMorris Rodgers available on Monday

Free tickets for the first televised candidate forum featuring the candidates vying to represent Eastern Washington in Congress will be given away on Monday.


Spin Control: Primary turnout strong in Eastern Washington

Does better voter turnout depend on postage-paid ballots, or competitive races?


Gun control initiative ordered off ballot

A gun-control initiative should not go on the November ballot because the petitions that some 378,000 voters signed were not readable, a Thurston County Superior Court judge said.


Ferry County ballots left in drop boxes a week after election

Ferry County officials left ballots in drop boxes in four outlying communities for more than a week after the election.


Analysis: Late ballots swing to Cathy McMorris Rodgers throughout district, Spokane County in race against Lisa Brown

A lead of 600 votes on election night has blossomed to nearly 7,000 district-wide for the congresswoman, who has once again proved the adage correct that Republicans vote later than Democrats in Washington state. Is it due to historical trends, or the negative ads that aired during the primary season?


Ad watch: Abortion rights group targets Cathy McMorris Rodgers on family separation policy

The ad charges that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hasn’t stood up to the Trump administration on the divisive “zero tolerance” policy that has led to children being separated from their families. The congresswoman has condemned the policy publicly and supported legislative efforts to end separations that have so far proven unsucessful in Congress.


McMorris Rodgers’ lead grows in Friday’s ballot count

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers lengthened her lead over Democrat Lisa Brown Friday as the ballot count continued in Washington’s 5th Congressional District primary.


McMorris Rodgers, Brown to meet at Sept. 19 town hall hosted by Spokesman-Review, KHQ

The free event will be part of the Northwest Passages Book Club’s Pints and Politics series, which has previously featured Gov. Jay Inslee and candidates for Spokane City Council and school board.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she supports Russia investigation but won’t rule out impeaching Rod Rosenstein

A progressive-leaning group released audio from a July 30 fundraiser inside the Spokane Club in which Rep. Devin Nunes, head of the House’s Intelligence committee, talked about what’s holding up impeachment proceedings for the attorney general in charge of overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


McMorris Rodgers, Rep. Mike Conaway meet with farmers, call for action on trade

Just hours after votes were counted her closest election to date, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hosted a breakfast Wednesday featuring a powerful Republican from Texas and a score of farm officials worried about the uncertainty rocking Washington agriculture.