FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2018
Scott K. Brett, of Spokane, was found not guilty of wire fraud Friday by a jury in Richland. He was indicted two years ago on a charge of misappropriating nearly $1 million in lottery winnings of an Oregon widow, but argued successfully in court he was not the reason the funds vanished.
Michael S. Welch faces a fourth-degree assault charge, a gross misdemeanor, stemming from a confrontation caught on camera at a bar in Colville on Nov. 1.
THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2018
A $1 million fund established in the names of his two sons whose lives were cut short in the 1980s isn’t the only gift Beryl Baker left behind. His sprawling ranch north of Deer Park has been protected permanently from future development.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers spoke Wednesday about the prospects in a House of Representatives led by Democrats for the first time since 2011. She said there were no grounds for impeachment of President Donald Trump, touted her bipartisan work and refused to say who’d she pick to lead a party she’s opted not to help lead herself for the next two years.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2018
Following the recommendation of Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue, a civilian panel voted unanimously Tuesday night for a deeper look into the actions of an officer responding to a protester near the Spokane Club for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2018
The one bright spot for Lisa Brown in a decisive defeat by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday was the City of Spokane, where she earned a double-digit victory. Still, Brown says she’s going to take a break to examine her options and said the future of the Democratic Party looks bright in Eastern Washington.
FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2018
Folks in farm country may be the first to benefit from forced cooperation in Congress brought on by the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2018
Democrats said they couldn’t match the fervor from energized Republicans in Eastern Washington that led to a comfortable GOP win in the district, despite rumors of a “blue wave.” Republicans credited an exhaustive ground game after a close primary night and increased attention after the Supreme Court hearings this fall.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown have been battling unofficially for more than a year in one of several contests nationwide that Democrats hope will shift control of Congress.
MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2018
Final votes will be cast Tuesday as Democrats hope a blue wave will switch leadership in the House of Representatives and Republicans hope to continue the momentum they built with a massive tax reform package.
We’ve asked them about guns, immigration, health care and the national debt. Now Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown tell us how they feel about the best sauce to dunk your french fries.
Fifth Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown have raised more than $10.5 million and spent nearly all of it in what has become the most expensive contest in Eastern Washington in recent memory, and likely in the political history of the district. The Spokesman-Review took a deeper look at where the money came from to fund the two top-tier candidates in a race that will be closely watched on Election Day.
The candidates trained their focus on voters likely already in their column ahead of Election Day over the past several weeks, with the congresswoman touring rural communities in an RV and a rolling JumboTron while Lisa Brown canvassed and spoke to supporters in and around the urban core of Spokane.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2018
Eight ballots were scanned incorrectly and marked to return to their point of origin by postal service equipment in Spokane County, according to officials. Six of those have already been turned in to the Elections Office.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018
The party of the president rarely performs well in its first midterm after the election. With Republicans running behind President Donald Trump, supporters of both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown spoke this week about how his profile is affecting their vote in 2018.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2018
A Republican voter guide in Stevens County draws complaints from state Democrats, but Washington elections officials say it doesn’t look enough like the state guide to run afoul of the law.
The president tweeted his support Monday night, part of a series of endorsements for eight GOP lawmakers in the run-up to the first midterm of Trump’s administration.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2018
The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at the federal level. What do those measures do, and how did they come about?
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of the party in power, and they include changes to insurance coverage for people seeking mental health care, public dollars for construction in Liberty Lake and restoring the Fox Theater.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2018
It’s the final public debate between the two candidates for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress. Those wishing to watch in Spokane will need to find a computer with Internet access, with re-broadcasts scheduled for later this week.
City officials wouldn’t give a firm opening date for the bridge Tuesday, which will stand 120 feet tall on the eastern edge of downtown and link the University District with planned private investment on East Sprague Avenue. Touring the bridge for the first time, Gov. Jay Inslee said it will serve as “working art” that will define Spokane’s skyline.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2018
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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2018
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.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2018
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.
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.