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  • McMorris Rodgers now listed as gathering’s host

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ role in the Republican National Convention has grown significantly in the revised schedule announced Sunday. McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., was expected to give a seven-minute speech …


  • McMorris Rodgers will host GOP convention

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ role in the Republican National Convention has grown in the revised schedule announced Sunday.


  • Disputed analysis of I-1185 will stay

    OLYMPIA – The fiscal note on the latest initiative requiring a supermajority in the Legislature for tax increases will remain in the state voters’ guide, even though it is different …


  • Romney to be on fall ballot

    OLYMPIA – Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will be on Washington’s presidential ballot this fall because the Republican Party meets the rules for being a major party in the state, …


  • Romney to be on Washington ballot, judge rules

    OLYMPIA — A judge rejected an effort to keep Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan off Washington’s general election ballot.


  • Spin Control: Libertarian Party says GOP shouldn’t be on fall ballot

    OLYMPIA – A political party wants to keep Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan off Washington’s Nov. 6 general election ballot. And it’s not the Democratic Party. The Libertarian Party of …


  • Libertarian candidate sees route to White House

    Jim Gray has a strategy that results in neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney occupying the White House next year. It goes like this:


  • Shea’s picture backed by GOP

    The chairman of the Spokane County Republican Party is standing behind state Rep. Matt Shea’s decision to post a picture of himself on the Internet standing on his Democratic challenger’s …


  • Doug Clark: Install mayor’s revolving door in other Washington

    The primary election is over, and all 16 votes have been counted. The dismal turnout proves that holding primaries in the summer – when everybody’s on the golf course or …


  • It’s a big day for incumbents

    Incumbents representing Washington and Eastern Washington in Congress advanced easily in Tuesday’s primary to the general election, but their November opponents say they’re confident that the races aren’t over. U.S. …


  • Spokane bishop urges ‘no’ on R-74

    Spokane’s Catholic bishop is urging members of his diocese to vote against the same-sex marriage law that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. In a letter to parishioners available …


  • Voter choices abundant on lengthy primary ballot

    Washington’s Aug. 7 primary offers voters a long ballot, with some familiar names and even more that most won’t recognize. All voters have nine choices for governor, eight for U.S. …


  • Farris releases income tax returns

    MERIDIAN, Idaho – Idaho 1st District Congressional candidate Jimmy Farris released 10 years of his income tax returns Thursday and called on incumbent GOP Congressman Raul Labrador to do the …


  • Congressional candidate releases 10 years’ tax returns

    MERIDIAN, Idaho — Idaho 1st District U.S. House candidate Jimmy Farris released 10 years of his income tax returns today, and called on incumbent Congressman Raul Labrador to do the …


  • Ballot return rate low for state primary

    The presidential campaign has been in the news for months and political commercials are starting to crowd other products off the airwaves, but Washington voters seem less enthusiastic than usual …


  • Tax advisory issues added to November ballot

    Washington state voters will have a chance to formally tell state lawmakers what they think about some taxes in the state, officials said Monday.


  • Spin Control: Value of debate debate debatable

    A sign that Washington’s campaign season remains in the doldrums despite the fact that ballots are in voters’ hands – or at least languishing under a pile of junk mail …


  • Eye on Boise: Lawmakers bill state for conference costs

    BOISE – Five Idaho lawmakers attended the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual conference in Salt Lake City last week, but only two – Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, and outgoing …


  • Washington ready to select its winners

    Dozens of candidates seeking everything from congressional and legislative seats to judicial and county commission posts are vying for the chance to advance to the Nov. 5 general election. Which …


  • Amazon’s Bezos boosts R-74

    OLYMPIA – A campaign to ratify same-sex marriage in Washington received $2.5 million from the founder of Amazon.com. Washington United for Marriage, which is pushing approval of Referendum 74 on …


  • Four seek state auditor seat

    YAKIMA – Let’s face it: State auditor is not the sexiest gig. The auditor is the hall monitor of state government – a position meant to ensure that everyone acts …


  • Three vie for lands commissioner

    Republican rancher Clint Didier did not think too much about the office of state lands commissioner until he noticed that incumbent Democrat Peter Goldmark was not facing serious opposition. Didier, …


  • High-profile candidates seek secretary of state job

    SEATTLE – A rarity in Washington state politics – an open race to be Washington’s top election official – has attracted a crowded field of high-profile candidates. Among those running …


  • Political Web ad violates TVW rule

    OLYMPIA – The Democratic candidate for state attorney general is being accused of violating TVW broadcast rules by using the government cable channel’s footage in his latest commercial. The commercial …


  • Doug Clark: A lawmaker of a higher caliber

    Nothing says “Welcome back from vacation, Doug” like a Road Rage Republican. So thanks to whoever gifted the newspaper with court documents about the firearms violations that were issued to …


  • Five candidates vie for Billig’s seat in the House

    The last-minute decision of state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown to retire at the end of the year set off a quick, frenzied rush among Democrats to determine how to …


  • Candidates for Congress weigh in on top issues

    Two years ago, Democrats were divided about their choice to challenge U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. But this year, party officials worked to unite the party early behind Spokane businessman …


  • Cantwell’s Senate foes facing a tough campaign

    For Michael Baumgartner, the challenge he faces in winning Washington’s U.S. Senate seat could be as formidable as the mountains that bisect the state. Democrat Maria Cantwell is a well-funded, …


  • President to attend Seattle fundraisers

    President Barack Obama is scheduled to stop in Seattle next week, the third time in seven months he will visit the state’s largest city to raise money. His re-election campaign …


  • Four seeking to replace Ahern in 6th District

    The announcement earlier this year from state Rep. John Ahern that he wouldn’t seek a new term has opened the door for a competitive primary for his Spokane County seat. …

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