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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.


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.


Democrats see fresh energy in Spokane County primary; French shrugs off second-place finish

Democrats fared well in Spokane County races Tuesday, but can that momentum last in the general election?


Why they’ll win: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown remain locked in tight battle

The November race for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress will be the closest campaign in at least two decades. What are the signs that each candidate has the edge heading in to the high-profile race?


From Spokane to Seattle, Democrats’ strong primary showings a warning to Republicans

In towns along Washington’s Pacific Coast, there are tsunami zones with sirens to warn of an approaching wave and marked routes to take to higher ground. Tuesday’s election results are not proof of a blue tsunami about to wash over the electorate, but the siren is blowing.


Cantwell tops U.S. Senate field, faces Hutchison in November

Three-term Sen. Maria Cantwell is headed for a general election showdown against former GOP State Chairwoman Susan Hutchison after the two finished far ahead of the field in Tuesday’s Washington state primary. At a campaign gathering in Redmond with U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and State Sen. Manka Dhingra, Cantwell thanked voters and campaign workers and launched into a travelogue of cities around the state where she’d been to campaign in the past week.


It’s unclear which Democrat will face Joel Kretz for Northeast Washington House seat

Whatever blue wave was seen in other parts of the state, it doesn’t look ready to wipe out long-time Republican state Rep. Joel Kretz, who easily topped three challengers in the primary in the race for a 7th Legislative District house seat. Kretz racked up 63 percent of the vote, while the next two closest candidates, Democrats Mike Bell and Crystal Oliver, drew 16.9 and 15.6 percent of the vote respectively, making the second-place finisher too close to call Tuesday night.


Dave Wilson, Jenny Graham advance in 6th District House race

Democrat Dave Wilson won 6th District primary with 42.7 percent of the votes, while Republican Jenny Graham came in second with 30.5 percent.