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Where they stand: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown on health care, Medicare and Medicaid

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted for a narrowly unsuccessful Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. She says it was in an effort to give states and patients more choice in their health care options. Lisa Brown, her Democratic opponent, says the bill was bad for the district and that a government option for health care is needed to help stabilize the system, while stopping short of a fully public system that dozens of the members of her party have supported.


There are clear differences in the Idaho congressional race between Russ Fulcher and Cristina McNeil

On paper, the race for Congress in North Idaho seems lopsided, but neither candidate sees it that way.


Spin Control: Campaigns ramp up as ballots hit the mail

With ballots in the mail, expect campaigning to ramp up and stay there for a couple of weeks.


Cantwell, Hutchison get down to details at Spokane Community College debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican opponent, Susan Hutchison, sparred on tariffs, housing and health care during a debate Saturday afternoon at Spokane Community College.


Spokane high school students leave hate out of politics project

The young people of Spokane talked politics this week, and they managed to do it without a trace of nastiness.


Idaho Prop 1 backers claim it boosts horse racing, but opponents say it mostly benefits private owners

Proponents of Proposition 1 in Idaho claim the initiative will revitalize the horse racing industry in the Gem State and support public schools. But opponents argue it mostly will authorize gambling machines that will pump profits into the hands of three private interests.


Ads from independent group urging Pakootas write-in called ‘stunningly misleading’

Independent group mails out ads asking voters in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District to write in a candidate who isn’t running.


Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers reveal their most admired party leader in Rotary debate

Taking the stage for the second time in less than 24 hours, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown met in a public debate Thursday hosted by Spokane Rotary 21. The pair discussed health care, whom they aligned with in their party and took questions written by their opponent.


Spokane County mailed 300,000 ballots this week. Here’s how.

310,000 ballots sent out from the Spokane County Elections Office this week should be in the hands of voters by Oct. 22.


Cindy Wilson challenging Sherri Ybarra in race for Idaho superintendent of schools

Sherri Ybarra says if voters re-elect her for another four-year term as state superintendent of schools, they’ll be voting for stability.


Trump supporters gather for Missoula rally

The line for President Trump’s rally at the Missoula International Airport began forming at 3:30 a.m. Among those there to support Trump are the Blazen Divaz from Coeur d’Alene.


Idaho lieutenant governor hopefuls Collum, McGeachin clash in their only debate

The two rivals vying to be Idaho’s lieutenant governor outlined starkly different views during their statewide debate on Wednesday night, with Republican Janice McGeachin warning against “traveling down the progressive path” and Democrat Kristin Collum saying she wants to “pull us back into the middle in these divisive times.”


Brace for an ad onslaught as big money pours into initiative campaigns

Millions of dollars pour into initiative campaigns, fueling ads on television, the internet and in the mailbox.


Rotary 21 debate sees Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown take question from opponent

Taking the stage for the second time in less than 24 hours, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown met in a public debate Thursday hosted by Rotary 21. The pair discussed health care, whom they aligned with in their party and took questions written by their opponent.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown spar on taxes, economy and health care in second Congressional debate

The two candidates took the stage for the second time in the closely watched contest Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, in a debate focused on the economy and jobs in the region. That included discussion of the two major GOP legislative initiatives of this Congress – health care and taxes.


Washington elections safest from hackers, state officials insist

As Washington counties prepare to mail out ballots, state officials say the voting system is among nation’s safest.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown scheduled to appear at two debates in Spokane this week

A televised debate will air Wednesday night live from the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane beginning at 7 p.m. on KXLY-TV. A second debate will take place the following afternoon at the Spokane Club and will air later on KSPS-TV.


Spokane County treasurer candidates square off over office’s role in policymaking, proper investments

The two men running for Spokane County treasurer squared off in a television debate taped Tuesday morning, disagreeing over the treasurer’s role in policymaking.


Lisa Brown raises more campaign cash than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in latest reports

Democrat Lisa Brown reported taking in $2.2 million in a feverish two months of campaigning following her second-place finish in August’s blanket primary. Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers added $1.4 million directly to her campaign, including money raised through a joint fundraising committee. The total amount of fundraising is approaching $10 million for the seat.


Paul Allen backed initiatives and candidates

Paul G. Allen backed gun control and animal protection measures and was a bipartisan supporter of candidates