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McMorris Rodgers, Bonneau file for Congress

Number of Senate candidates continues to grow as other races fill out.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Voters can mail in primary, general election ballots for free

State to cover costs of mailing ballots back for voters in 38 counties after King County votes to pay the postage for its voters.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 11:22 a.m.

Senate race gets 11 hopefuls as candidates file for office Monday

Washington’s U.S. Senate race got crowded in a hurry Monday, as 10 challengers filed to run against incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell.


Time to break out the starting gun for the 2018 election

Filing week, the official start of the 2018 elections in Washington, starts Monday.


Spin Control: Filing week used to start with an all-nighter

As filing week nears, some memories about the way it used to begin – and end


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers launches ad campaign in congressional re-election bid

Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hits the airwaves and other media with campaign ads six months ahead of the general election in which she faces Democratic challenger Lisa Brown.


Spin Control: MSNBC discovers the McMorris Rodgers/Brown race

When national reporters parachute in, some things are going to sound strange.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Washington should pay for ballot postage with emergency funds, Wyman says

Secretary of State Kim Wyman asks Gov. Jay Inslee to use emergency funds to pay the postage for ballots that are mailed back in the primary and general elections.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

New Eastern Washington poll continues to show tight race between McMorris Rodgers, Brown

The poll of 689 voters in Eastern Washington shows a three-point contest between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown approaching the six-month mark before the November elections. The poll …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

Stevens County sheriff bans deputies from talking to coroner about death investigations

A feud in Stevens County has led to a disjointed and at times broken system for dealing with deaths within the county, and an increased burden on county taxpayers.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Brown releases joint tax return showing $320K in income, more than $69K in taxes

A tale of the 1040s: Democratic challenger Lisa Brown and her husband paid more taxes on higher income than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her husband.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers releases tax return for ‘transparency,’ Brown says she will too

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers releases her 2017 tax returns, calling it an exercise in transparency and trust. After initially declining, Democratic challenger Lisa Brown says Tuesday evening she will release …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Money pouring into race between Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown

The congresswoman once again posted a higher fundraising total for the first three months of 2018 than her Democratic rival, but the Democrat is continuing to surge. Federal Election Commission …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:31 a.m.

Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles

Eastern Washington voters overwhelmingly favor raising the age limit for buying a semi-automatic rifle but are evenly split on whether they think Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act, a …


Lisa Brown calls results of close poll with Cathy McMorris Rodgers ‘nothing but good news’

Down six points to the incumbent Republican, Democratic challenger Lisa Brown said she was encouraged by the results of a poll of likely Eastern Washington voters, particularly Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ …


What they said: Poll respondents weigh in on McMorris Rodgers, Brown and Trump

President Donald Trump looms large in the minds of likely Eastern Washington voters choosing between U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown, according to interviews conducted with poll …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:45 a.m.

Poll suggests bruising race for Congress between Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown

With Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District split over the job President Donald Trump and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers are doing, her 2018 race against Democrat Lisa Brown could be close …


Cathy McMorris Rodgers campaign reports record-breaking fundraising to start 2018

The congresswoman is trading fundraising boasts with Democratic challenger Lisa Brown. Ahead of final filings, the Republican congresswoman reported raising more than $800,000 for her re-election during the first three …


Soon-to-be voters sit down with McMorris Rodgers

Spokane Valley residents had several questions on budget reform, tariffs and health care for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday afternoon during a town hall event.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Lisa Brown reports raising $1 million; Cathy McMorris Rodgers draws big crowd

Both women vying to represent Eastern Washington in Congress touted their campaigns’ enthusiasm this week, with Lisa Brown crossing a fundraising threshold only two of her Democratic predecessors have matched …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

GOP candidate Virginia Graham files for House seat in 6th District

The northwest Spokane resident said she was inspired to run after working with Reps. John Ahern and Jeff Holy on state legislation that extended the statute of limitations for victims …


Local Democrats to meet to elect state delegates, adopt platform

Democrats in the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 9th Legislative Districts are invited to attend the party’s biennial legislative district caucus and convention Saturday morning in the gym of Cheney …


Democrats eye West Plains seats following departure of Sen. Michael Baumgartner

A trio of Democrats has filed for office in the state’s 6th Legislative district, which encompasses much of the West Plains. They’re spurred by Demcoratic victories in early contests and …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 6:39 a.m.

Republican enters race for Congress against McMorris Rodgers, Brown

Jered Bonneau has been homeless, rallied for the Bundy family in their standoff with federal officials and will now run under the GOP banner for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat. “I …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Where they stand: McMorris Rodgers and Brown on gun control, background checks

Both Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers support bans on bump stocks, but some of their positions on other gun issues are significantly different.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Stevens County GOP, amid criticism from Democrats, pulls gun auction from event featuring Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The Stevens County Republican Party halted plans to raffle a semiautomatic rifle at an event where Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was scheduled to speak next month after outcry from her …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Democratic poll lauded by Lisa Brown; Cathy McMorris Rodgers team skeptical

A poll commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has Lisa Brown running neck-and-neck with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the race for Eastern Washington’s seat in the U.S. House …


School districts in Spokane County 21-for-21 in Tuesday’s special election

Voters approved every measure on the ballot in Spokane County in Tuesday’s election. Every levy by school districts with at least 100 voters in Spokane County passed with at least …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown split on the wall, refugees and family migration

As the fate of roughly 700,000 children of undocumented immigrants living in America is debated on Capitol Hill, prompting the closure of the federal government last month, the two candidates …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Lisa Brown surges in fundraising, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers widens money margin in Congress race

Both camps are claiming unprecedented interest and donations in the race to represent Eastern Washington in Congress. The contest between the House of Representatives’ fourth-ranking Republican and the former Democratic …