Stories tagged: Bob McCaslin
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Political novice Mary May, a Democrat, acknowledges that unseating an incumbent Republican in a state House race in the GOP-dominated 4th Legislative District would be no easy task.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
House gives final approval to the state’s Voting Rights Act.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Proposal renaming Appleway Trail in honor of former Sen. Bob McCaslin takes Valley council members by surprise
A proposed bill renaming Appleway Trail “Senator Bob McCaslin Trail” was presented at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday – much to the surprise of a few council members.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee partially vetoes bill designed to help school districts find affordable sites for new buildings, asks lawmakers to add protections for rural areas.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
School districts could have an easier time finding sites outside urban areas for new buildings under a bill moving through the Legislature.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Thousands of abortion foes rally on steps of the Washington Capitol, saying Donald Trump’s election gives them hope
OLYMPIA – Thousands of abortion foes who filled the steps of the Washington Capitol Monday were urged to action by lawmakers who have proposals against the controversial but legal procedure. …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Some lawmakers were busy in the off month drafting proposals for the 2017 session.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
A proposal to make Eastern Washington its own state – named Liberty – has a long legislative history, but rarely gets beyond the talking phase.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 10:33 p.m.
Republican State Rep. Matt Shea made a shocking, impassioned call for free college tuition Monday evening.
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
With the appointed incumbent ousted in the August primary, the two Republicans jousting for a state House seat representing Spokane Valley are relying in part on name recognition to win, …
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
The state representative picked early this year by Spokane County commissioners to fill an open seat won’t get a new term. Incumbent Republican Leonard Christian came in third in Tuesday’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 5, 2014, 10:43 p.m.
Leonard Christian was appointed a state representative early this year to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of state Rep. Larry Crouse. Diana Wilhite is a former Spokane Valley …
Thu., July 17, 2014
State Rep. Leonard Christian is an incumbent in the unusual position of facing two primary opponents who have as much or more name recognition as he has. Christian, who was …
Thu., July 17, 2014
4th District House questions All three candidates for 4th Legislative District Representative, position 1 were asked the same questions on key issues. Here are their answers.
Fri., July 13, 2012
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 …
Sun., March 20, 2011
Many years ago, when I’d written something he enjoyed about low voter turnout, Bob McCaslin sent me an oversized reproduction of an editorial cartoon that summed up his feelings on …
Mon., March 14, 2011
Bob McCaslin, who spent 30 years in the state Senate fighting taxes and government expansion with consistent votes and ready jokes, died Sunday at 84. McCaslin, who was also in …
Sun., March 13, 2011, 12:35 p.m.
Former State Sen. Bob McCaslin, a 30-year veteran of the Legislature known for his quick wit and fiscal conservatism, died today.
Sat., March 12, 2011
The state of Spokane County isn’t as bad as it might have been and things are looking up, county commission Chairman Al French said Friday. French told some 215 business …
Fri., March 11, 2011, 8:38 a.m.
County Commissioner Al French addresses 215 business and civic leaders at Greater Spokane Inc. breakfast meeting Friday.
Mon., Feb. 21, 2011, 1:11 p.m.
Former Rep. Mike Padden is running for the 4th District Senate seat that he was shut out of in the recent appointment process.
Sun., Feb. 20, 2011
Now that most dust has settled from filling the Spokane Valley’s 4th District Senate seat, it may be safe to answer the question of who was guilty of committing politics …
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011
People interested in becoming the next Spokane Valley City Council member can now submit their applications for the position after the council unanimously approved on Tuesday the procedure to fill …
Fri., Jan. 28, 2011
One of the three candidates to replace Bob McCaslin in the state Senate was arrested early Monday in Las Vegas after being found asleep in his car and allegedly carrying …
Sat., Jan. 22, 2011
OLYMPIA – With a photo of Bob McCaslin propped up near his old desk on the Senate floor and his family watching from the gallery, the 30-year veteran of the …
Fri., Jan. 21, 2011, 12:07 p.m.
Former Washington state Sen. Bob McCaslin was honored for his wit, wisdom and parliamentary knowledge today with a unanimous resolution adopted by the Senate.
Fri., Jan. 14, 2011
As the number of contenders to replace longtime Spokane Valley state Sen. Bob McCaslin grows, efforts to get the seat filled quickly were derailed Thursday. Saturday’s meeting to nominate possible …
Wed., Jan. 5, 2011
OLYMPIA – Bob McCaslin, the most senior member of the Washington Legislature, is leaving the Senate seat he’s held for the Spokane Valley for 30 years. In a prepared statement, …
Tue., Jan. 4, 2011, 8:10 p.m.
State Sen. Bob McCaslin informs Republican leaders he won’t return to Olympia.
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
Two candidates for empty planning commission seats, including the half-brother of Mayor Tom Towey, were approved by a majority of the Spokane Valley City Council Tuesday during a contentious meeting. …