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  • Walt Minnick receives builders’ support

    BOISE – A building industry group has endorsed U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick in his bid for a second term, saying Idaho’s lone Democrat in Congress has proven himself to be …

  • David Fox’s filing-fee bill outstanding

    A Democratic candidate for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat is getting a past-due notice from the state this week because the check for his $1,740 filing fee bounced. David R. Fox, …

  • Ads attack conservative state justice

    OLYMPIA – Liberal advocacy groups have ramped up their bid to oust state Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson, the high court’s most conservative member. Johnson faces Tacoma attorney Stan Rumbaugh …

  • McMorris Rodgers announces pregnancy

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is expecting her second child about a month after the general election.

  • Editorial: Baker proves he’s worth retaining in assessor post

    We’ve been hearing a lot about low morale and ineffective leadership in the Spokane County Assessor’s Office. Assessor Ralph Baker discounts the accusations, but the crowded field of five challengers …

  • Labrador office moves to Boise

    BOISE – U.S. House hopeful Raul Labrador’s cash-strapped campaign has moved to downtown Boise to conserve resources, setting up a new headquarters outside the congressional district he wants to represent. …

  • Labrador moves campaign office to Boise

    U.S. House hopeful Raul Labrador’s cash-strapped campaign has moved to downtown Boise to conserve resources, setting up a new headquarters outside the congressional district he wants to represent.

  • Editorial: Commission would benefit from French’s leadership

    Democratic incumbent Bonnie Mager has drawn three strong Republican challengers in the primary contest for Spokane County commissioner. Party affiliation alone could grant her one of the two slots for …

  • Spokane County commissioner race votes limited to district

    Voters throughout Spokane County eventually will have the chance to vote for Spokane County commissioner. But only those who live in Commissioner Bonnie Mager’s district can vote in the Aug. …

  • 6th Legislative District

    John E. Ahern Personal: 75. Republican. Married. Has three grown children.

  • GOP hopeful’s speech secretly taped, posted

    It’s the case of the unknown videographer, and it highlights the tension between the campaigns of legislative candidates John Ahern and Shelly O’Quinn. A low-tech video of O’Quinn speaking to …

  • 6th candidates won’t debate before primary

    It’s one of the most contested primaries in Eastern Washington, but voters won’t get a chance to see a debate of the candidates for the state House seat representing the …

  • Editorial: O’Quinn has right attitude for leadership

    Voters in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District seemed torn two years ago. Faced with a choice between four-term Republican incumbent John Ahern and Democratic newcomer John Driscoll, they made a change, …

  • Ballots on the way for Aug. 17 primary

    If you’re wondering why political commercials on television and the radio are starting to increase and campaign signs are sprouting like dandelions all over the community, the answer is simple: …

  • French backs off on letters

    Candidate Al French says he was just trying to be helpful when he wrote letters to the editor for his supporters to sign and send. “I have several written and …

  • Editorial: In appeals court race, Siddoway stands out

    Two seasoned lawyers with limited judicial experience are competing for a seat on one of the state’s most important courts, the state Court of Appeals, Division III. Laurel Siddoway holds …

  • Editorial: Sanders’ zeal for justice outshines his vexing ways

    Let’s state up front that Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders is exasperating, which is why the race for Position 6 on the Washington state Supreme Court is so interesting. If …

  • Editorial: Johnson has earned second term on high court

    When Justice Charles Smith stepped down from the Washington state Supreme Court six years ago, Jim Johnson ran for the job largely to bring balance to the court, he says. …

  • Mager faces 4 GOP challengers

    As the only Democrat and the only woman, Bonnie Mager stands out among the candidates for her Spokane County commissioner position. Standing apart could help her survive next month’s primary …

  • Spokane County commissioner candidates, issues

    Candidate Q&A

  • Spokane County assessor candidates, issues

    Ralph Baker Personal: 57. 18-year resident. Married. No children.

  • County assessor’s race has 6 candidates

    Spokane County Assessor Ralph Baker has more challengers than a bear has fleas – and he picked up one of them, appraiser Vicki Horton, in his own den. The den …

  • Four seek to unseat prosecutor

    When defense attorney Chris Bugbee addressed a room full of Republicans in June, he told them that he not only intends to defeat incumbent Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker, Bugbee …

  • Spokane County prosecutor candidates, issues

    To allow readers to compare and contrast the five candidates for Spokane County prosecutor, The Spokesman-Review asked the candidates the same three questions.

  • Newcomer battles familiar faces in 6th

    Two years ago John Driscoll beat four-term incumbent state Rep. John Ahern by only 72 votes. This year, the two face off again in the August primary, along with political …

  • 6th Legislative District candidates, issues

    John E. Ahern Personal: 75. Republican. Married. Has three grown children.

  • 3rd Legislative District (position 2) candidates, issues

    Hector E. Martinet Personal: 46, no party preference. Born in California. Moved to Spokane in 1990. Divorced. Has three grown children.

  • Sheriff’s ‘support’ falls in gray area

    A testament to the popularity of Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich may be the level to which candidates for Spokane County prosecutor are seeking his support. The situation came to …

  • Political newcomers hope to oust Ormsby

    Two newcomers to politics say it’s time for a change in the state House seat held by veteran Democrat Timm Ormsby. But Ormsby, who has held the 3rd District position …

  • Retirement creates opportunity in 3rd

    Speculation that Rep. Alex Wood might retire after more than a decade representing central Spokane in the state House of Representatives sparked vast interest in the seat among Democrats. After …



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