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Newt Gingrich Wouldn’t Dodge Presidential Draft


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


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

Valley Voters Reject Incorporation Again 41 Percent In Favor Of Plan, 59 Percent Voted Against

For the third time in six years, Spokane Valley incorporation supporters lost at the ballot box Tuesday. Voters turned down the latest proposal, which would have formed a new city …

Incorporation Fails

Joe McKinnon, co-chairman of Citizens for Valley Incorporation, listens to the vote results. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review

Organized Foes Helped Defeat Incorporation Media Blitz By Opponents Contributed To Sudden Turnaround In Support, Observers Say

A month ago, Spokane Valley voters appeared ready to form their own city. A scientific poll showed incorporation was likely to pass.

Incumbents Lock Up School Votes Former Cda Chairman Tim Olson Is Only Challenger To Win Election

School trustee elections in North Idaho went to the incumbents Tuesday night, except in one Coeur d’Alene race. School boards will remain unchanged in the Post Falls, Plummer/Worley, St. Maries …

Valley Vote A Cliffhanger

By 10 p.m. Tuesday, the only thing certain about a vote to form a city in the Spokane Valley was that it was going to be a cliffhanger. With 10 …

Deer Park School Bond Passes

For the first time in nearly 20 years, voters in the Deer Park School District passed a bond measure Tuesday. Of 1,485 voters, 63 percent supported the $5.5 million bond.

Valley Voters Reject Incorporation Third Attempt To Form New City Strikes Out

Kay McGlocklin and Joe McKinnon compare numbers from early returns on the Valley incorporation vote Tuesday night at the Red Lion Inn. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review

Home Is Where The Vote Is

Cookies and ballots Marylee Schaffner, center, and Melody Wight. along with 2-year-old Samantha Wight, are ready to greet voters at the Wight residence Tuesday. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review

Boise Democrat Tests Waters For Run Against Chenoweth

Dan Williams has a tough task ahead of him if he plans to challenge freshman Rep. Helen Chenoweth for her 1st Congressional District seat. Williams just returned emptyhanded from a …

Businesses Contributing Heavily To Opposition Group In Final Days

As the incorporation campaign winds to a close, the cash is pouring into the opposition’s coffers. Concerned Citizens Against Valley Incorporation reported raising more than $13,000 last week, bringing its …