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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, NOV. 16, 2018

Spokane businessman acquitted of fraud charge in lottery winnings case

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

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.

THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2018

TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2018

SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2018

Lisa Brown reflects on Congressional campaign, says she won’t run for Spokane mayor

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

THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2018

TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2018

MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2018

Further Review: A deeper look at the finances behind the Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown race

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.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2018

FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018

TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2018

SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2018

Here are some of Lisa Brown’s top legislative accomplishments and her votes on high-profile bills

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 12:47 p.m.

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

Gov. Jay Inslee tours University District Gateway Bridge as span reaches final stages of construction

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

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

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.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2018

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2018