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Smart Bombs: Is leadership women’s work?

Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Living magazine recently published its “best of” lists, and Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin was chosen “Best Politician.” Runners-up were Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and U.S. Rep. Cathy …


McMorris Rodgers hosting town hall meeting tonight

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will hold a town hall meeting on seniors’ issues Monday afternoon in the Spokane Valley.


McMorris Rodgers leery of health reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers warned this week that health care reform could limit treatment for disabled children, but people who advocate for the disabled say it will expand …


Reform talk draws protest

While U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers travels across Eastern Washington discussing health care reform, one of her only stops in Spokane was a closed affair Wednesday in a Browne’s Addition …


Public excluded from McMorris Rodgers meeting

While U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers travels across Eastern Washington discussing health care reform, one of her only stops in Spokane was a closed affair Wednesday in a Browne’s Addition …


Health care dominating McMorris Rodgers’ talks

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is getting an earful from constituents over the health care debate this summer.


Obama citizenship ‘settled’ for McMorris Rodgers

Bad news for “birthers,” those people who think Barack Obama isn’t legally president because he wasn’t born in the United States: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers isn’t on your side. Birthers …


Proposed care reforms elicit fears, support aired at Colville meetings

COLVILLE – Some Eastern Washington residents at a pair of town hall meetings Wednesday said they don’t trust the government to run their health care in the future. Others said …


Town hall crowd keeps it respectful in Colville

COLVILLE, Wash. – Some Eastern Washington residents at a pair of town hall meetings Wednesday said they don’t trust the government to run their health care in the future. Others …


All atwitter over the governor’s random thoughts

Word came last week from Gov. Chris Gregoire’s office that she is now on Twitter. In truth, she’s been tweeting for a few weeks. But with the revolution in Iran …


Tea Parties to host tax protesters

From the Spokane Convention Center to Coeur d’Alene’s Independence Point to Colfax’s Codger Pole, tax protesters around the Northwest will gather today at Tea Parties. There are no plans to …


McMorris Rodgers to take questions

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will field questions by phone and by e-mail during a live show on KSPS-TV Thursday evening. “Talk to Your Congresswoman” will air for an hour …


Projects aplenty funded for area

The Inland Northwest is in line for some share of about $285 million in earmarks in the massive spending bill Congress passed and President Obama signed last week. From tens …


Stimulus plan falls short, McMorris says

Although she voted against the federal stimulus package last week and still disagrees with many things in it, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she wouldn’t tell governors to refuse …


McMorris Rodgers says stimulus has benefits for state

Although she voted against the federal stimulus package last week and still disagrees with many things in it, Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she wouldn’t tell governors to refuse money from …


For region, upshot of stimulus funds uncertain

White House officials are predicting the massive $787 billion stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday will create or save 8,000 jobs in Eastern Washington and another 9,000 …


Region’s lawmakers vote no on stimulus plan

Inland Northwest members of the U.S. House voted against the proposed stimulus package Wednesday, saying it would spend too much on pet government programs and too little to help the …


In 5th, challenger faces an uphill battle

Under the best of circumstances, Mark Mays would face Cathy McMorris Rodgers with two strikes against him. Strike one: He’s a Democrat, and voting patterns in Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional …


Candidates differ over bailout

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Democratic opponent Mark Mays called her vote against the bailout package short-sighted and “reckless,” but the Republican defended her decision Tuesday. Like Washington’s two other Republicans …


Rescue helicopters to stay at Fairchild

A squadron of helicopters and their crews will remain at Fairchild Air Force Base for the foreseeable future, the Pentagon says. After objections from Inland Northwest law enforcement officials and …


North-south freeway worth funding, lawmaker says

The federal government should provide more money to help build the North Spokane Corridor, a high-ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee told local leaders Wednesday in Spokane. …


Iraq veteran accepts belated medal

Michael Paccerelli earned a Purple Heart for injuries he suffered in Iraq in 2004 when an improvised explosive device destroyed his Humvee. But the paperwork got lost twice, and the …


New primary complicates race for Congress

With a half-dozen candidates running for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress, voters have more choices than for any primary in 30 years. It’s not simply the number of candidates that …


Fairchild makes case for helicopters

Commanders at the Survival School at Fairchild Air Force Base are preparing to lose their four rescue helicopters this summer under orders from the Pentagon. But that doesn’t mean they …


Vet gets overdue honor

There aren’t many words to describe the sight of a kamikaze plane dropping down onto a ship, Stan Primmer said. “It’s beyond frightening,” the Rockford farmer said of the morning …