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  • SATURDAY, DEC. 13, 2014, 1:43 P.M.

    Hundreds protest new background check law

    OLYMPIA — Hundreds of gun-rights advocates, some dressed in camouflage and some wearing Santa hats, gathered on the Capitol grounds to denounce the background-check law voters approved last month.


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 6, 2014, 9:49 P.M.

    With Landrieu’s loss, Republicans will hold every southern U.S. Senate seat

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu on Saturday, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP’s domination of the 2014 midterm elections …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014

    Washington voters approve measure expanding gun background checks

    SEATTLE – Washington voters have approved expanding background checks on gun sales and transfers and have rejected a measure that would have prevented any expansion beyond a federal standard. Initiative …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014

    America’s balance of power shifts as GOP takes Senate

    WASHINGTON – Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, mobilizing voter discontent with President Barack Obama across the country and setting up partisan economic and foreign policy showdowns over …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014

    Walker takes Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker won re-election over Democratic challenger Mary Burke Tuesday, overcoming fierce opposition from organized labor for his third election victory in four years …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5, 2014

    Exit polls find most voters unhappy with leadership

    WASHINGTON – The glum voters who handed Republicans full control of Congress on Tuesday feel the U.S. is stagnating under President Barack Obama’s leadership, but put little faith in politicians …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014, 7:26 P.M.

    Republicans closing in

    Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured seats in Arkansas, West Virginia, South Dakota and Montana on Tuesday as they reached for control of the Senate and …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014, 4:42 P.M.

    Republicans have taken control of U.S. Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans cinch control of US Senate.


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014

    Idaho gubernatorial race draws big ad money

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff have each spent more than a half-million dollars on broadcast advertising in October alone, according to campaign finance reports. …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014, 1:32 P.M.

    Idaho schools chief hopeful earned specialist degree, not doctorate

    Sherri Ybarra, the Republican candidate for Idaho state superintendent of schools, claimed for months that she expected to get a doctorate in education in August, giving her a top educational …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

    Modernization is key goal for county clerk candidates

    The retirement last winter of longtime Spokane County Clerk Tom Fallquist set the stage for this fall’s race between Timothy W. Fitzgerald and Mary M. Wissink. Fitzgerald, 54, a Republican, …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

    Shawn Vestal: Pakootas has 16-to-1 problem

    What does the yawning gulf in fundraising between Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her challenger, Joe Pakootas, tell us? A lot – and maybe a lot more than David-and-Goliath narratives about …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014

    A recap of all races in the Washington and Idaho 2014 Election

    Here’s a look at the contested races and ballot measures affecting Spokane and Kootenai counties on the Nov. 4 primary election ballot. The 5th Congressional District sprawls across much of …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

    McMorris Rodgers’ town hall draws both supporters, critics

    An August town hall had a very November feel Monday as U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers addressed a crowd that included her election opponent and struck an optimistic tone on …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

    Idaho GOP candidates face off in sole gubernatorial debate

    BOISE – Four candidates vying for the Idaho GOP gubernatorial nomination faced off Wednesday evening in their only scheduled debate, tackling the economy, state control of federal lands and the …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

    Candidates file election papers in Washington state

    The official filing period for elective offices in Washington state got started Monday with little drama in Spokane. Many incumbent candidates filed paperwork to appear on this year’s ballot.


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

    Full-time City Council plan may see advisory vote

    Spokane voters could be asked this fall whether the state’s second-largest city is ready for a full-time City Council. With the city charter providing only an implied part-time status, and …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014

    Leonard Christian eager to impart his logic in Olympia

    Leonard Christian has wanted state Rep. Larry Crouse’s job for years. But Christian said he was surprised when Spokane County commissioners appointed him to fill the rest of Crouse’s term …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

    Sheriff Knezovich, challenger Orr debate issues

    Two-term Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich came face to face with 2014 election challenger Douglas Orr Wednesday night, going back and forth on criminal justice reform, the need for a …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

    Doug Clark: Race for sheriff is debate-intensive

    DOUG’S SHERIFF’S DEBATE DIARY: Wednesday, 4:57 p.m. – We’re an hour and counting away from OZ vs. ORR I, the first debate* between Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and his …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014

    Nels Mitchell, Boise Democrat, launches campaign for Jim Risch’s Senate seat

    BOISE – Boise attorney Nels Mitchell launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate against Idaho Sen. Jim Risch on Tuesday, calling Risch an “out-of-touch” career politician and pledging, if elected, …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014

    Abortion cited as crime drop factor by sheriff candidate Orr

    A candidate for Spokane County sheriff has offered a provocative explanation for a drop in the U.S. crime rate starting in the early 1990s: legalized abortion. Douglas Orr, a Spokane …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 2013

    Lawerence Denney seeks Idaho Secretary of State post

    BOISE – Former Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, now a state representative from Midvale, launched his campaign for Idaho Secretary of State on Thursday, even as current GOP Secretary of …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 2013

    McMorris Rodgers looks back at shutdown

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is under fire from both Democrats and tea party conservatives for her votes in recent weeks, said there were valuable lessons learned or relearned from …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

    Newman Lake district to float bond to replace old fire station

    Newman Lake Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Keith Yamane is hoping that the housing and job markets have recovered enough for his district to take another shot at passing a …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013

    Park’s Imax theater may be shuttered

    The films playing on Eastern Washington’s largest movie screen loop through 41 rollers to feed the film up and down and around Spokane’s Imax projector. Before a Tuesday showing of …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013

    Plans to revitalize Riverfront Park underway

    Parts of Riverfront Park are majestic, beloved, historic, popular or whimsical. But parts of Riverfront Park are broken, dilapidated, vacant, stuck in the wrong century or losing money.


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013

    Workers help keep visitors from seeing vandals’ efforts

    As Dave Randolph approaches the pedestrian suspension bridge from Canada Island, it’s unmistakable: bright, freshly painted graffiti covering a retaining wall just above the river. He has just started his …


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