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Cowan throws hat in ring for Congress

A local film director says he’s ready for a career change. Rich Cowan, president and CEO of North by Northwest, a Spokane-based film production company, said Friday that he’s decided …


Spin Control: McMorris Rodgers for veep makes rounds

A political website in the other Washington suggests a certain congresswoman from this Washington could get the No. 2 spot on the GOP presidential ticket this fall. The Daily Caller …


Cuts shouldn’t hurt Fairchild, lawmaker says

Cuts in U.S. defense spending should have minimal impact on Fairchild Air Force Base, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Friday. Earlier this week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced $487 …


Bill would spread out medical training slots

WASHINGTON – Congress may try to ease a nationwide shortage of rural family doctors by “growing” more of them in places like Spokane through legislation introduced this week. Members of …


Democrats see opportunity in 5th District

A former dean of Gonzaga University Law School is among the Democrats considering a campaign against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year. Dan Morrissey, who served as dean from 2001-’04 …


Budget, tax credits lead agendas of region’s lawmakers

WASHINGTON – With just under a month left in 2011, the federal budget and tax breaks top Inland Northwest lawmakers’ year-end to-do lists. Three of 12 appropriations bills are on …


Huckleberries: Claim Palin, and region has two of top five

Who’s the fairest conservative woman of them all? That would be former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, as far as John Hawkins of RightWing News is concerned. But U.S. Rep. Cathy …


Timber payments have local backing

U.S. senators from Washington and Idaho all say they support a plan to extend payments to counties and school districts that have significant amounts of federal land inside their boundaries. …


Northwest lawmakers adhere to party lines

Northwest Republicans criticized President Obama’s proposed jobs bill as too much that’s been tried before and not enough that will bring long-term changes. Washington Democrats, meanwhile, said the request to …


McMorris Rodgers defends GOP line on economy, Medicare

Turns out that Spokane politics mirror the rancor in the other Washington. More than 600 people jammed the Lincoln Center on Wednesday night to boo or cheer Rep. Cathy McMorris …


City fears steeper reduction in funds

Local leaders are worried that a federal program that pays for roads, roofs, sidewalks, youth programs and a broad array of other services could face substantial cuts as Congress works …


Vestal: Budget cutter’s plea for millions more in spending shows duality

On Friday, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers issued two news releases. One was full of tiresome rhetorical ballast about the deficit and the debt ceiling. The House had just passed a …


Debt comments cause overload

Contacting your congressional representative about the debt ceiling, as suggested by President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in speeches Monday, may have proved difficult for some Spokane constituents …


Toss health care law, says Rep. McMorris Rogers

SEATTLE – As Washington and other states adopt laws and adapt programs to prepare for federal health care reforms, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers argued Tuesday that may not be …


McMorris Rodgers not calling for resignation at this time

SEATTLE – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her co-chairman of a new congressional caucus concerned about local pharmacies had lobbied for weeks for publication of a guest column on that …


Medicaid bill would shift control

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., this week introduced a Republican proposal touted as a way to corral Medicaid spending by giving states more say in who qualifies and who …


Wash., Idaho officials: Other issues trump birth controversy

Republican officials in Washington and Idaho say neither state’s party is deeply concerned about President Barack Obama’s citizenship and both think the nation has far more important issues to address, …


What GOP officials said

‘Now that it’s been released, we can move on to real issues.” Matthew Pederson,


Local lawmakers’ reactions to State of the Union vary

While they liked some overall themes in President Barack Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the …


NW delegation finds reasons to cheer, jeer in Obama speech

While they liked some overall themes in President Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the details. …


State’s hodgepodge primary system is ignored – until it’s endangered

OLYMPIA – One casualty of the state’s budget woes could be the 2012 presidential preference primary. It’s on the block in Gov. Chris Gregoire’s budget proposal, and a good fiscal …


Voters favor Republicans locally and nationally

Washington Republicans were lifted by a national tide in Tuesday’s elections, one that cost Democrats at least one of the state’s congressional seats and left a key U.S. Senate seat …


Clark: Debate ends with Texas up 3 games

DOUG’S 5th DISTRICT DEBATE DIARY: Tuesday, 6:59 p.m. – Here I am, flopped on the couch in front of my big Sony HD flat screen. The off again/on again drama …


McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn clash in TV debate

Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn tried to paint Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as a do-nothing incumbent who has no solutions for federal deficits, illegal immigration, high school dropouts or childhood obesity. …


McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn spar over jobs, immigration

Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn tried to paint Cathy McMorris Rodgers as a do-nothing incumbent who has no solutions for federal deficits, illegal immigration, high school dropouts or childhood obesity. McMorris …


Congressional rivals’ debate back on again

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn will debate tonight after all. The televised debate, which last week was listed as off, then on, then off again, was …


5th District congressional debate is back on

The candidates in Washington’s 5th congressional district will debate after all, on Tuesday.


Clark: What’s there to debate about having a debate?

First she won’t. Then she will. And now he won’t?


On-again, off-again debate is off again

A few days after Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ campaign said she couldn’t fit a televised debate into her schedule, the Republican incumbent shifted course Friday and offered to debate her …


McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn debate possible

Three days after turning down a televised debate for “scheduling constraints,” U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ campaign staff is asking if forum could take place.