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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 1:33 P.M.

Seeking an Electoral College switch 

OLYMPIA – In 20 days, Bret Chiafalo will be one of 12 Washington members of the Electoral College who will help pick the next president. A Democrat pledged to Hillary Clinton, he said he'd be willing to vote for someone ...

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In this Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis. (John Locher / AP)

SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 7:40 A.M.

Clinton lost many areas of Spokane County that were won by Obama

The nationwide decline in support for Hillary Clinton compared to Barack Obama four years ago is evident locally. A computer-assisted analysis of voting patterns in the past three presidential elections shows Clinton lost some of the support Obama had in north Spokane and parts of the Spokane Valley. Republican Donald Trump also received significantly more votes out of some Valley and rural precincts than his GOP predecessors John McCain or Mitt Romney.

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The drama of whether Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers would be named Interior Secretary by President-elect Donald Trump set off a flurry of activity among local politicians about who might replace her. (Carolyn Kaster / AP)

TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 2:13 P.M.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers mum on possibility of Trump cabinet position

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is not answering questions about her discussions with president-elect Donald Trump regarding a potential cabinet position, instead praising him as “a man of action” in public interviews. An election would need to be held if McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking GOP member in the House of Representatives, leaves her post for another job.

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MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016

Maybe we aren’t alarmist enough

I am reminded of German Jews who watched a monumental evil gather itself against them, all the while assuring one another that things weren’t as bad as they seemed, that their country would soon return to its senses. Meantime, the boxcars were lining up.

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