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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 4:39 P.M.

WA electors fined for not voting for Clinton

OLYMPIA – Washington’s four “faithless” electors face a $1,000 fine each for not voting for Hillary Clinton when the Electoral College met Monday, state elections officials said. Three voted for former Gen. Colin Powell and one voted for Native American ...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 4:56 P.M.

Otter: ‘We’re at Door No. 2 now’ 

Gov. Butch Otter, at a ribbon-cutting in Twin Falls today, confirmed that he’s being vetted as a possible nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, and told Times-News reporter Nathan Brown that he'd listed his favored positions in a Trump Administration as Interior, Ag, and heading the International Trade Administration. "We're at Door No. 2...

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up during a campaign rally  Nov. 7. ( (Butch Comegys / Associated Press)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 7:53 A.M.

Donald Trump is named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Donald Trump has finally been named Time’s “Person of the Year.” “It’s a great honor,” the president-elect said on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday morning. “It means a lot, especially me growing up reading Time magazine. And it’s a very important magazine, and I’ve been lucky enough to be on the cover many times this year – and last year. But I consider this a very, very great honor.”

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SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 10:05 A.M.

Sunday Spin 2: We’re No. 8 

The state, too, had a record number of ballots cast, but didn’t have a record turnout, for much the same reason.  Even though the state’s turnout of 79 percent was below what elections officials hoped, it was eighth in the ...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 1:10 P.M.

Trump campaign objects to Michigan hand recount

LANSING, Mich. – President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign has filed an objection to Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a hand recount of Michigan’s presidential election votes. The objection filed Thursday will delay or block the recount, which the state ...

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