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  • Obama returning to Seattle

    President Obama has two fundraisers scheduled next week in Seattle


  • McKenna raises more than Inslee

    OLYMPIA – With less than four months to go before Election Day, Republican Rob McKenna holds a $900,000 cash advantage in Washington’s race for governor. New campaign finance reports filed …


  • Matt Shea, Q&A on 15 topics

    Did not respond to requests to complete The Spokesman-Review’s legislative candidate’s questionnaire.


  • Amy Biviano, Q&A on 15 topics

    1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? My background as a CPA and a public school volunteer gives me the right blend of small business experience, …


  • Joel Kretz, Q&A on 15 topics

    JOEL KRETZ, Republican Did not respond to requests to complete The Spokesman-Review’s legislative candidate’s questionnaire.


  • Robert Wilson, Q&A on 15 topics

    1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? Legislative District 7 is mainly a rural district. I grew up on a small farm in the Yakima Valley. …


  • Marcus Riccelli, Q&A on 15 topics

    MARCUS RICCELLI, Democrat 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? I was raised on Spokane’s north side in a middle class home, graduating from Mead High …


  • Jon Snyder, Q&A on 15 topics

    JON SNYDER, Democrat 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? I have lived, worked in the 3rd for most of my life and my wife …


  • Tim Benn, Q&A on 15 topics

    TIM BENN, Republican 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? I have lived in Spokane my whole life and would represent the 3rd District with …


  • Morgan Oyler, Q&A on 15 topics

    1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? I would bring a unique perspective to the Legislature. My experience in both business and social services gives …


  • Bob Apple, Q&A on 15 topics

    BOB APPLE, Democrat 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? Certainly experience and an ability to get jobs done while understanding the intermixing of associated …


  • Jeff Holy, Q&A on 15 topics

    JEFF HOLY, Republican Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? Residency. I’ve lived here 30 years, having graduated Gonzaga Law, completed a career with Spokane P.D., …


  • Ben Oakley, Q&A on 15 topics

    BEN OAKLEY, Republican 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? Washington State is at a crossroads. Having worked in the Legislature the last three years …


  • Larry Keller, Q&A on 15 topics

    LARRY KELLER, Republican 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? I am the only candidate that has been a CEO of mid to large size …


  • Dennis Dellwo, Q&A on 15 topics

    DENNIS DELLWO, Democrat 1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? I have been extensively involved in neighborhood and city affairs and have a clear understanding of …


  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Q&A on 15 topics

    1. Why do you feel you are the best candidate? My background and values are very representative of Eastern Washington – growing up on a small farm, the first …


  • Ian Moody, Q&A on 15 topics

    1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? I have the vision, audacity, and heart to tackle tough issues and fight back when government encroaches on …


  • Rich Cowan, Q&A on 15 topics

    1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? For 22 years I served as CEO of film company North by Northwest Productions. Our company brought a new …


  • Randall Yearout, Q&A on 15 topics

    1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? The general feeling that the federal government has grown too big for its britches has a constitutional remedy, and …


  • Democrat quotes Knezovich’s praise

    Republican Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has given a boost to the campaign of a Democrat running for state Legislature in Spokane Valley, a move that highlights division in the …


  • Gov. Jindal visits Spokane for McKenna fundraiser

    The frontrunner to be the Republican nominee for Washington governor brought a GOP star to Spokane on Wednesday to help raise money for his campaign. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal – …


  • Charter school backers paid big bucks to get on ballot

    OLYMPIA – Supporters of a ballot measure to put charter schools on the Washington ballot for the fourth time paid more than $2 million to an out-of-state firm to gather …


  • On ballots, expect single marijuana, marriage options

    OLYMPIA – Washington voters could face ballot measures this November on marijuana, same-sex marriage, charter schools and supermajorities for taxes. But they won’t face more than one on any of …


  • Ruling highlights partisan split

    OLYMPIA – When a divided U.S. Supreme Court settled the question Thursday of whether federal health care reform is constitutional, it turned up the spotlight on the issue for Washington’s …


  • Judge declares Roskelley can run

    Former Spokane County Commissioner John Roskelley on Thursday beat back a challenge to his candidacy to reclaim his old office. Visiting Superior Court Judge Allen C. Nielson ruled that Roskelley, …


  • Inslee, McKenna square off at Bing

    The two leading candidates for Washington governor debated for the first time on Tuesday and agreed that new taxes aren’t needed to improve schools. But they disagreed on most other …


  • Attorney general candidates debate

    Two candidates for state attorney general agreed on a few things in their first debate. Both support same-sex marriage. Both oppose legalizing marijuana for recreational use but support it for …


  • Forgeries suspected among R-74 signatures

    OLYMPIA – Some 1,000 signatures submitted to put the same-sex marriage law on the November ballot are suspected forgeries, state officials said Monday. State elections workers checking petitions for Referendum …


  • Conservative precincts added into Democratic stronghold

    For 20 years, Francis Avenue has been the northernmost boundary of Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District, marking the dividing line between the reliably Republican 6th District and the strongly Democratic 3rd. …


  • GOP activist targeting tribal sovereignty again

    Is the Washington state Republican Party taking another misguided run at tribal sovereignty? They are, if Bob Eberle and his fellow Skagit County Republicans have anything to say about it.

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