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Kip Hill

Kip Hill

Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk covering City Hall, Congressional politics and the marijuana industry. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2018

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2018

Riverfront Park rides shot down by Spokane Park Board once again

A lobbying effort by former Riverfront Park Director Hal McGlathery and citizens pushing for the return of low-cost rides in the new park failed to attract a majority of the Spokane Park Board on Thursday, who nixed the idea after a feasibility study showed it could cost the city up to $750,000 over the next 20 years and said it wasn’t compatible with the downtown park’s future.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2018

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown lay out health care philosophies at Spokane conference

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said the role of the federal government is to increase choice and competitiveness in the U.S. health care market, while Democrat Lisa Brown urged a push toward universal coverage in remarks Thursday afternoon to assembled industry heads and education experts in downtown Spokane. The Republican congresswoman appeared via teleconference at the sixth gathering of The State of Reform, a conference that has brought together local lawmakers, health insurance executives and care providers to address critical changes in the industry. Addressing the conference on camera from Washington, D.C., McMorris Rodgers said Republicans had not adequately provided their “full vision” for health care reform in the lead-up to the unsuccessful reform bill last year that would have made sweeping changes to the Affordable Care Act.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018

Ad watch: Ephrata group targets McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse with questionable claims about taxes, veterans

A political action committee from Ephrata, targeting Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse, is making some overly simplistic claims about legislation the Republican members of Congress have supported regarding federal spending on veterans and taxes. The ads have yet to show up on traditional broadcast networks, but they’re being shared on social media by political groups opposed to the incumbents in this year’s midterms.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2018

Campus vote shaping up as battleground in race between Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown

Younger votes tend to sway Democratic, but they’re also the demographic less likely to fill out a ballot by Election Day. Can Lisa Brown and her supporters find enough votes on the region’s campuses to make up a primary deficit? A computer analysis of past elections show that’s a long shot, but it hasn’t stopped young Democrats from get-out-the-vote efforts, and conservatives are making similar pushes at the region’s campuses.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018


THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2018

Lisa Brown thesis from 1986 prompts new GOP attacks

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

The document, written in 1986 in furtherance of a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, was published online in its entirety by the Washington Examiner on Thursday morning. Brown declined to comment on the specifics of the thesis, but said through a spokeswoman that the attacks from the right echoed similar claims in the 1990s that didn’t sink her chances in the state Legislature.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2018


Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown give stances on marijuana, opioid addiction treatment and drugs

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has softened her stance somewhat on the legalization of marijuana, six years after Washington state voters approved the creation of a recreational market for the drug. Lisa Brown said she supports efforts in the House to address the growing number of opioid overdose deaths in the United States, but prefers a different proposal that includes a dedicated commitment of funds.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2018

FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2018

MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2018

SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2018

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown on abortion, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 12:21 a.m.

A vacancy on the closely divided U.S. Supreme Court has renewed talks about the long-standing court decision that ensured the availability of abortion in the United States. The congresswoman and her Democratic challenger have staked largely conflicting positions on the procedure, when it should be legal and how federal funds should be awarded to organizations that provide counseling and advice on abortion.

FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2018

THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2018



TUESDAY, AUG. 21, 2018

Lisa Brown to hold Spokane Valley community forum on Thursday

The event will compete with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ annual town hall, which is scheduled to begin a little bit later Thursday evening in downtown Spokane. Brown’s event will not require tickets and doors will open at 5 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2018



SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2018