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State Moves Its Primary To March 26

Washington will move its presidential primary from one of the latest dates in the nation to the March 26 date recently picked by California, Gov. Mike Lowry and Secretary of …


Two Tribes Betting Big On Gambling $400,000 Spent On Campaign To Get Initiative 651 On Ballot

Two Indian tribes are pumping big money into their campaign to bring unrestricted gambling - including slot machines - to Washington. Records at the state Public Disclosure Commission showed Wednesday …


Kempthorne Endorses Dole For President

Sen. Dirk Kempthorne has endorsed Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole for president, citing the Kansas Republican’s support for his bill to stop unfunded federal mandates on state and local governments. …


Clinton May Decline Perot Invitation

President Clinton said Monday night he’ll likely reject billionaire Ross Perot’s invitation to join Republican presidential candidates at a meeting of Perot’s United We Stand America organization in August. “I’m …


Corridor Whispering Has Dole Eyeing Kempthorne For Ticket Rumors Fly In Face Of Political Reality, But Candidate Seems To Like Ex-Mayor

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Gramm Blames Aide In Parole Deal Magazine Says He Helped Gain Release Of Drug Dealer

Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, Monday contended that an aide had acted independently and without his knowledge when using his name and office in 1979 to help secure the early release …


Fuhrman Will Work Behind Scenes Retiring Lawmaker Plans To Help Dale Foreman Run For Governor

State Rep. Steve Fuhrman, R-Kettle Falls, has put up about 2,000 bales of hay at his 130-acre “hobby farm” since the Legislature adjourned May 26. Photo by John Craig/The Spokesman-Review


Term-Limit Victim Seeks New Post

California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, forced to leave the Legislature after 31 years because of term limits, announced Saturday that he wants to be mayor of San Francisco. “San Francisco …


Trash-Talking Denver Mayoral Candidates In Dead Heat

After a campaign notable more for negative tactics than issues, the city’s first black mayor and the first woman within reach of Denver’s mayoralty are virtually deadlocked heading into Tuesday’s …


Dole’s Wife Sells Disney Stock After Learning Of ‘Priest’ Origin Disney Subsidiary Miramax Also Produced ‘Pulp Fiction’

Elizabeth Dole said Friday she would immediately sell more than $15,000 in Walt Disney Co. stock after being told that a Disney subsidiary made “Priest,” one of the movies her …


Newt Gingrich Wouldn’t Dodge Presidential Draft

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Spanish Leader’s Future In Doubt As Socialists Suffer Major Election Losses, Newspapers Call For Prime Minister To Quit

Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez reacts to party’s election setback. Photo by Associated Press


Buchanan Unleashes His Right Jab In Early Round Of Republican Fight

On a sultry evening in this capital city, a small crowd of people snaked their cars through a suburb of tall southern pines to see the man who would be …


Ed Rollins Resigns From Dole Campaign

Political consultant Ed Rollins has resigned from Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole’s presidential campaign after referring to two Jewish congressmen as “Hymie boys” at a political roast. “I can confirm …


Ruling Socialists Suffer Big Loss In Spain Center-Right Popular Party Propelled To Victory In Regional, Local Elections

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Mexicans Vent Anger Over Economic Crisis Opposition Leader Headed To Landslide Gubernatorial Win

Women shield themselves from the sun while waiting to vote in Yucatan. Photo by Associated Press


Chenoweth Foe Files

Boise Democrat Dan Williams hopes his early entry into the race against U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth, R-Idaho, will discourage other Democrats from joining the field. The 33-year-old lawyer filed candidacy …


Fuhrman Limits His Own Term, Won’t Run In ‘96

State Rep. Steve Fuhrman, one of the most conservative members of the Legislature, said he will not seek re-election next year because of his personal belief in term limits. But, …


Absentee Ballots Kill School Levy

A $26,000, two-year operating levy in the Summit Valley School District near Addy, Wash., failed Friday after nine absentee ballots were counted. The measure, which had 62 percent support on …


Freeholders’ Job Ends With Charter 50-Page Local Constitution Will Go On Nov. 7 Ballot

Spokane County freeholders, who were elected 2 years ago to make government better, finished their work Thursday. The final product: a 50-page charter - in effect, a local constitution - …


House Democrats Losing Minority Leader

State House Minority Leader Brian Ebersole has stepped down from his leadership post after announcing he is running for mayor of Tacoma. “I think it is in the best interest …


Athol Approves Bond

Athol voters have overwhelmingly approved a $70,000 bond to improve the city’s water pressure and storage. City officials said 78 people voted for the bond, 7 people against it. One …


Plan Commissioner Kolva To Run For City Council

A member of the panel that decides growth issues in Spokane is looking to expand his authority. Jim Kolva, a seven-year member of the city plan commission, announced Tuesday he …


Climber Ready To Scale Political Peaks Roskelley Says He Is Seeking To Fill Vacant District 1 Seat

Saying “climbing will take a second seat,” mountaineer John Roskelley on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the District 1 position on the Spokane County Commission. The 46-year-old Democrat said he …


Vote Asked So City Gets State Grant Bond Part Of Athol’s $667,000 Water Project

Athol voters will head to the polls today to decide whether to approve a $70,000 bond to improve the Idaho city’s feeble water pressure. Mayor Jean Hill said Monday night, …


Effort Revived To Move Up Presidential Primary

A plan to advance the date of Washington’s presidential primary to March, instead of May, was revived in the House on Monday. Republican Secretary of State Ralph Munro, with the …


Bonner County Votes For Library Trustee

Bonner County residents will elect an East Bonner County Library trustee Tuesday. Two candidates are vying for the five-year term.


County Residents Face Tough Choices What Now?

Voters in the Spokane Valley gave a resounding - and perhaps final - thumbs down this week to forming their own city. The time seemed right, the fruit ripe for …


Experts, Clerics Split On How Much Damage Gramm Has Sustained

The charge that Texas Sen. Phil Gramm invested in two risque movies in 1974 will not help his struggling presidential campaign, but it may not do serious damage either, analysts …


Gramm Family Values Take R-Rated Hit Former Brother-In-Law Says Investing In Film Was Gramm’s Idea

1. George Caton says he had “no more reason to lie.” Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Gramm