UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Spokane Republicans celebrate Donald Trump’s inauguration
Supporters called Donald Trump’s speech hopeful and unifying Friday morning at a gathering in the party headquarters of the Spokane County Republican Party.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Trump inauguration draws Inland Northwest revelers, dissidents to D.C.
Estimates place the number of attendees at this weekend’s inauguration events in Washington D.C. at nearly 1 million people. Among them will be Inland Northwest residents on both sides of …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Obama praised for poise, resolve by members of Spokane’s black community
President Barack Obama entered office eight years ago with the hopes of many black Americans that life would improve. Spokane residents say the president set an example that will be …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Idaho voter intimidation case yields no criminal charges
Idaho’s top prosecutor has decided not to file criminal charges after his office was asked to review accusations of possible voter intimidation and interference during campaigning for last November’s election.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 7:07 a.m.
Jeb Bush says he’s unlikely to run for office again, says Trump should stop tweeting
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose bid for the presidency was derailed by businessman and eventual winner Donald Trump, says it’s unlikely he’ll ever run for …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Trump, Clinton and Sanders campaigns haven’t paid back Spokane
The City of Spokane says it cost about $100,000 to provide security for campaign rallies by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders this year. The campaigns, billed for those …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Spokane school board reaffirms commitment to diversity, inclusion following reports of harassment following Trump’s election win
School leaders reaffirmed the school districts commitment to diversity and inclusion following reports of presidential election-related bullying and violence, Wednesday.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
Russia denies having compromising information about Trump
The Kremlin has not collected compromising information about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman declared Wednesday, deriding the report as a “complete fabrication and utter nonsense.”
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
After intelligence brief, Trump says hack had no impact on election
After a briefing from the nation’s top intelligence officials, President-elect Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Russians did not affect the outcome of the U.S. presidential election but he …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Kip Hill: My favorite stories of 2016
A murder-for-hire case, a presidential election, arcades, records, a scandal at City Hall - it was all in a year’s work.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
4 Washington electors to be fined $1,000 for not voting for Clinton
Washington electors who didn’t cast votes for Hillary Clinton Monday will be fined $1,000.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Washington electors split four votes away from Clinton
Hillary Clinton loses four Washington Electoral College votes to protests
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6 a.m.
Electoral College wasn’t done deal in 1976. Will it be in 2016?
As the time for the Electoral College meeting draws near, one former elector from the Spokane Valley often gets asked about his vote in 1976.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Maybe Washington state needs its own electoral college
Once again Washington is on the brink of divorce. Proposals for splitting off Eastern Washington have re-emerged with the filing of House Joint Memorial 4000 petitioning Congress to form the …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 10:49 p.m.
Recounts bring Jill Stein publicity that eluded her on the trail
Long before presidential recounts crossed her mind, trash dumping and mercury contamination pushed Jill Stein into politics.
Wed., 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 …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Sen. Patty Murray: Trump nominees should release tax returns
Sen. Patty Murray has pointed questions for Donald Trump’s nominees, wants them to release their tax returns.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: We love to embrace “diversity,” but real diversity – of belief – is in short supply
It’s real diversity that matters. Real diversity means reaching across boundaries even when it’s uncomfortable. And it’s real diversity that is threatened by the most disturbing reactions to this election.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
Trump campaign objects to Michigan hand recount
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.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
Wisconsin first state to start presidential election recount
The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years began Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
Rep. Labrador stumps for Trump across the country
Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador is criss-crossing the country stumping for Donald Trump, speaking at Trump rallies so far in Florida, Arizona and Utah. Labrador’s high-profile national role in the …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 5:47 p.m.
Got info about voter fraud? Call federal office
Eastern Washington residents with information about actual voter fraud are encouraged to report it.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
Washington ballots top 1 million
Washington voters have sent back more than 1 million ballots. In Spokane County, the trend is slightly behind 2012, and way off from 2008
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
New York Times article references Spokane legislative race
A New York Times’ reporter interviewed Democratic candidate Lynnette Vehrs after Vehrs called for her opponent Mike Volz to “denounce the words and actions of Donald Trump and withdraw his …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 5:52 p.m.
Elway Poll: Advantage Clinton, Inslee, most Dems
The latest Elway Poll suggests Washington’s statewide races will trend Democratic blue on Nov. 8.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 7:14 a.m.
Crapo now says he’ll vote for Trump for president
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo now says he’ll vote for Donald Trump for president, according to the Idaho State Journal. That means Crapo has come full circle – first he endorsed …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 6:48 a.m.
McMullin draws crowd to Boise High rally
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin drew more than 600 people to a rally at the Boise High School auditorium over the weekend, the Idaho Statesman reports. “The Republican Party in …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Sunday Spin 2: Put your hand in the hand…
Debate handshakes go back a long time.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Sunday Spin: No comparison between Trump claims and Rossi loss
Donald Trump’s claims the election might be “rigged” have some citing the 2004 gubernatorial election.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Evan McMullin schedules Boise rally on Saturday
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin has scheduled a rally Boise on Saturday, from 2-3 p.m. at the Boise High School auditorium, 1010 W. Washington St. McMullin, who is offering himself …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 7:39 a.m.
Final debate between Clinton and Trump was first presidential debate in modern era with no handshake between candidates
A clarification for today’s front page. It seemed a bit jarring that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton did not shake hands at all at the debate. So I set out …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 10 a.m.
Risch ‘disgusted’ by Trump comments but will still vote for him
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch has finally commented on the 2005 videotape in which Donald Trump boasted of sexually assaulting women, saying he’ll still vote for Trump for president even though …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Trump claims of rigged election denounced by WA and ID officials
Trump claims of a rigged election called irresponsible in Washington and next to impossible in Idaho
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Labrador will continue to support Trump, says he’s ‘a better choice for America than Hillary Clinton’
Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador has decided to stick with supporting Donald Trump for president. While saying he found Trump’s statements about women “indefensible ,” Labrador said, “Right now Hillary …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Otter standing by Trump: ‘I accept his apology and contrition at face value’
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, who with First Lady Lori Otter is serving as honorary co-chair of the Donald Trump presidential campaign in Idaho, said in a statement today that he’s …
Sat., Oct. 8, 2016, 9 a.m.
Crapo withdraws endorsement of Trump, calls for him to step aside
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has withdrawn his endorsement of Donald Trump; here’s his full statement: ”I have reached the decision that I can no longer endorse Donald Trump. This is …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 9:20 p.m.
Differing takes on presidential debate from Idaho, Washington leaders…
Idaho and Washington congressional and party leaders split right down party lines in their impressions of Monday’s much-watched first presidential debate. Here’s what some of them had to say afterward: …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Donald Trump Jr. defends his Skittles tweet in Boise campaign stop
Donald Trump Jr. flew into Boise today for a fundraiser for his father’s presidential campaign, and also defended his controversial Twitter post comparing Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, blaming the …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
RNC co-chair in Boise: ‘This is like Republican heaven’
Sharon Day, co-chair of the Republican National Committee, is in Boise today to speak at this afternoon’s Ada County Republican Roundup at Gov. Butch Otter’s ranch, a longstanding annual party …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Pence says Trump’s agenda has ‘resonated’ in Idaho
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, in an exclusive interview with KBOI2 News from the airport tarmac before he flew out of Boise after a private downtown fundraiser yesterday, said he believes …