UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
U.S. official: Russia using social media to divide Americans
The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” as it targeted the …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Poll: Majority of Americans support special counsel Mueller’s probe of Russia, Trump campaign
A clear majority of Americans support special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign, a new …
Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?
Facebook is confronting a costly, embarrassing public relations debacle after revelations that Cambridge Analytica may have misused data from some 50 million users to try to influence elections. Among its …
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles
A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the …
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:11 a.m.
Charged ‘Putin’s chef’ runs news sites along with troll army
He’s been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:09 p.m.
Trump’s directive on recusal adds to obstruction questions
President Donald Trump’s effort to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid, in charge of an investigation into his campaign offers special counsel …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Mueller must get public a full explanation, Murray says
Northwest Democrats back indictments as part of bipartisan investigations into Russian interference. Republicans reluctant to comment at this point.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election
Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it has discovered it sold ads during the U.S. presidential election to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Russian hacks on U.S. voting system hit 39 states, millions of voters’ records, sources say
Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Alleged Russian hack reveals a deeply flawed election system
Election officials have long contended that the highly decentralized, often ramshackle U.S. voting system is its own best defense against vote-rigging and sabotage. New evidence from a leaked intelligence report …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
Inland Northwest Trump supporters: President is working hard, needs more time to reach goals
As Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, local supporters said he’s accomplished a lot that isn’t being recognized in the media and should have …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
WSU grad student designs map of precinct-level election results
A Washington State University graduate student has created what he believes is the first map showing precinct-level results for the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
County Democrats tap prominent Sanders supporter to give address
The Ohio politician and political operative will speak alongside Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Tina Podlodowski, who’s taken over as chairwoman of the state Democratic Party following an unsuccessful …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Republican, Democratic party chairs in Spokane County tout importance of civility during roundtable
Stephanie Cates and Andrew Biviano, leaders of the two local political parties, have traded public barbs in recent weeks. On Thursday, they acknowledged the role of the presidential campaign in …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon will sign law barring local participation in hypothetical Muslim registry
Mayor David Condon will sign a law passed unanimously by the City Council on Monday night prohibiting local officials from helping to establish a religious registry, an act that some …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 5:14 a.m.
Spokane Army Maj. Scotty Smiley to address Republican retreat on invite of McMorris Rodgers
Maj. Scotty Smiley, a veteran of the Iraq War blinded in a suicide attack 12 years ago, will address Republican members of the House of Representatives and Senate this week …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Sen. Patty Murray maintains pressure on Betsy DeVos, other Trump nominees, defends NAFTA
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees posed unprecedented “complex financial and legal issues” ahead of planned confirmation votes. The long-serving Democrat also advised against …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Some 10,000 attend Women’s March through Olympia protesting Trump
Women’s March draws thousands to state Capitol to protest President Donald Trump, support rights for women and minorities as well as other progressive causes.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Trump protesters gather at Washington Capitol in Olympia
While Donald Trump was sworn in at the U.S. Capitol, protesters gathered on the steps of the Washington Capitol.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Mayor David Condon among Inland Northwest residents attending Trump inauguration
Local Donald Trump supporters who made the 2,000 mile trek to Washington, D.C., witnessed both a hopeful populist address from their new president and the unrest caused by his political …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers on inaugural, Women’s March: ‘I’m quite concerned about the division I see’
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers attended the inauguration Friday and saw coverage of the march in Spokane on the day that followed. She praised Donald Trump’s speech as a rallying cry …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Sunday Spin marks the highlights and low-lifes of Politics 2016
Happy New Year. But before we stick a fork in the overstuffed and overdone turkey that was 2016, it’s traditional to give out awards for the political year past. The …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
WA electors fined for not voting for Clinton
Washington electors who didn’t cast votes for Hillary Clinton Monday will be fined $1,000.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Circuit Court turns down Hamilton Electors appeal
Hamilton Electors, who may vote for someone other than Hillary Clinton Monday, lost an appeal to keep the state from fining them for breaking their pledge to support the winner …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Two of Idaho’s four GOP presidential electors to be replaced before Monday’s vote
Two of Idaho’s four Republican presidential electors will be replaced prior to Monday’s vote of the Electoral College because they are constitutionally barred as federal employees from serving as electors, …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:40 a.m.
Idaho’s presidential electors to cast votes at Statehouse on Monday
Idaho’s four Republican electors will meet next week to cast their ballots for the president of the United States. Gov. Butch Otter and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney say the …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Sunday Spin 2: What about those faithless electors?
If a Washington elector is “faithless” will the state take action? Stay tuned.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Seeking an Electoral College switch
OLYMPIA — An Electoral College member from Washington will switch his vote if enough other electors will.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Otter for interior secretary? The speculation continues…
Might Idaho Gov. Butch Otter be considered for interior secretary in a Trump administration? Idaho Statesman reporter Rocky Barker explored the possibilities in a column over the holiday; you can …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Sunday Spin: Closer look at maps from Trump v. Clinton story
We have the Spokane County maps for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential elections used for today’s Page 1 story.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 6:07 p.m.
A deep dive into the presidential results in Spokane County
The presidential divide in Spokane, by the numbers.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
WSU profs didn’t cancel classes over election results, administration says
Instructors didn’t cancel classes because of election results, WSU officials say. Baumgartner says he still wants list of cancellations and reasons.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Idaho’s four Trump electors report ‘barrage’ of harassing messages, urging them to change votes
Idaho’s four presidential electors have been getting harassing phone calls, emails and Facebook messages urging them to become “faithless electors” and not cast their votes for Donald Trump in the …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
Some advice on the election, from me and folks who are much smarter
Some advice for people very upset or extremely happy over the results of the presidential election.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Labrador on Trump win: ‘We must seize the moment’
Idaho GOP Rep. Raúl Labrador issued this statement today: “I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump for his historic victory that brings Americans the new leadership they’ve long demanded. This election was …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:36 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Otter: Trump ‘the right candidate for the right time’
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he’s “absolutely” glad he agreed to serve as the honorary state chairman for the Trump campaign in Idaho, along with his wife, Lori. “I think …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Clinton wins (in national high school mock election)
High school students participating in a nationwide mock poll gave Hillary Clinton a land-slide victory, Sunday.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Presidential election unusually stressful
This presidential election is unusually stressful for both Democrats and Republicans, according to a survey published by the American Psychological Association. Eli Francovich/SR talks to local people about the election, …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Donald Trump perfect candidate for preschoolers, study says
A study published in Developmental Psychology shows how Donald Trump’s aggressive and domineering behavior is perfectly suited for empathy void preschool children, according to an article published Wednesday in the …
Spokane County 2016 Presidential Vote
Spokane County map of the 2016 Presidential Results with the winning margin in each precinct.
Spokane County 2008 Presidential Vote
Spokane County 2008 Presidential results with winning margin in each precinct.
Final 2016 Elway Poll
This is the final Elway Poll for the 2016 election in Washington state
Presidential primary party split/Spokane County
This is a map of the party breakdowns based on vote totals in the 2016 Presidential Primary results in Spokane County.
Presidential primary party split/Washington
This is a map of the partisan split in Washington state in the 2016 Presidential Primary votes.
Spokane County presidential primary map
This is a map of the precinct vote for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as of the Wednesday afternoon count.
Democratic presidential primary/Spokane County
this is a map of the vote count in Spokane County in the presidential primary on May 24.