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Student painting wins spot in Capitol tunnel

An old photo from Emily Harris’ childhood is the inspiration for a painting that will now hang in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C., for a year. Harris, 18, is …


Marijuana activist files for Congress

A Spokane man active in efforts to legalize marijuana entered the primary for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat Wednesday. Ian Moody, 32, who said he is a leader of the Sensible …


Air Force to rank tanker sites

Fairchild and about 60 other Air Force bases will be scored on criteria such as cost, capacity and environmental concerns to decide which will get the first batch of new …


Cowan opens campaign office

As a political novice running against a member of the congressional leadership, Rich Cowan said he hopes to use what some would consider his weakness against what many would consider …


McMorris Rodgers could balance Republican ticket

Being mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate is something like being nominated for an Oscar or an Emmy: One should sound flattered, but not too confident of being the …


McMorris Rodgers blasts TARP

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers launched her re-election bid this week with familiar criticism of big-government programs – including one that is widely credited with saving hundreds of good-paying jobs in …


Spin Control: War or no war, there’s plenty to fight about

Whether there’s a War on Women being waged by politicians around the country is open to debate. There is definitely a War over the War on Women, and Washington has …


Gregoire inks health reform

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire and other Democratic officials marked Friday’s second anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act – which Republicans prefer to call Obamacare – with …


Medicare, Medicaid payment boost sought for rural hospitals

WASHINGTON – Rural hospitals in Washington and around the country would receive more federal money for Medicare and Medicaid patients through legislation introduced recently by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The …


McMorris Rodgers pushing Romney for East Side visit

OLYMPIA – In this year’s volatile Republican presidential campaign, Mitt Romney’s success in the March 3 Washington caucuses may depend on how well he does in the two contests earlier …


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 …


What GOP officials said

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


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, …


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. …