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True Source Of Chenoweth Campaign Loan Disclosed Political Treasurer Admits It Came From West One Bank

The political treasurer for Republican Congressman Helen Chenoweth acknowledged on Tuesday that a $40,000 loan federal financial reports said Chenoweth personally made to the campaign actually came from West One …


Pac Gifts Drop For Indebted Chenoweth Contributions Trail Off After Comments On Oklahoma City Bombing

U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth, still facing a large campaign debt, saw her PAC contributions drop after her controversial comments on the Oklahoma City bombing. According to her finance report for …


Ex-Campaign Workers ‘Had To Say We Were Volunteers’

Kootenai County Commissioner Dick Compton disputes the claim that he illegally employed workers during his campaign. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Cbs Earnings Plunge 53 Percent

CBS Inc.’s second-quarter earnings fell 53 percent from a year ago due to weaker-than-expected ratings and a special charge related to staff reductions. Earnings totaled $51.9 million, or 80 cents …


Weyerhaeuser Posts Record Earnings

A more than tenfold increase in earnings on pulp, paper and packaging fueled record operating profits for Weyerhaeuser Co. for a second straight quarter, the company reported Wednesday. Weyerhaeuser netted …


Boeing Stock Price Dips After Production Cuts Announced

Boeing Co. shares dropped after the company said Friday that it will produce fewer jets in 1996. The stock fell $1.00 to $61.62 in a shortened, pre-holiday session during which …


Reebok Tries To Rebound But So Far, Nike Maintains Its Lead In Intense Shoe Wars

Shaquille O’Neal, shown playing against himself in a Reebok commercial, beat Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls in the NBA playoffs. But Michael’s shoe team, Nike, is still trouncing Shaq and Reebok. …


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 …


Intuit Narrows Loss During Third Quarter

Intuit Inc., maker of the popular Quicken personal finance software, on Thursday reported sharply higher revenues in the third quarter and a narrower net loss. Revenue for the third quarter …


Gambling Initiative On A Roll 32,862 Signatures Collected In Two Counties In Six Days

There will be “no problem whatsoever” getting a spot on the fall ballot for a statewide initiative to allow wide-open gambling on Indian reservations, backers say. People circulating petitions for …


Veto Keeps Light On Contributions

It was a little-noted section of a little-noted bill. But it would have done great damage to the public’s right to know about the special interests that influence election campaigns. …


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.


Seattle To Offer Campaign Info On The Internet Software Would Make Reports Accessible On Public Access Network And On World Wide Web

Say you want to know the top 10 contributors to a candidate’s political campaign. Just log onto the Internet, type in your request and boom, there they are.


Record Amount Spent In ‘94 Election

Spurred by a governor’s race that was very close until Republican Phil Batt pulled away in the final days, statewide election campaigns in Idaho cost a record $5.05 million. The …


Daley Wins By Landslide In Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley scored a landslide victory over independent Roland Burris in a mayoral election Tuesday that drew the lowest voter turnout in half a century. With 34 percent …


Crow Failed To Report All Donations From Event

State records show Sen. Gordon Crow failed to report nearly $5,600 in campaign contributions until four months after he’d collected them at a Hayden Lake fund-raiser with Gov. Phil Batt. …


Gop Candidates Racked Up Debts But Help Arrives From Pacs That Backed Rival

(From For the record, Thursday, February 23, 1995:) A chart with Sunday’s story on congressional campaign contributions incorrectly linked two organizations. House Speaker Tom Foley received a $5,000 contribution from …


Bill To Cap Campaign Cash Dies In House Committee Large Contributions Made In Governor’s Race Cited

Rep. Jim Stoicheff’s attempt to limit campaign contributions in state and local elections died in a House committee on a tie vote Thursday. The Sandpoint Democrat and House minority leader …


Batt: Future Leaders Should Disclose Assets

Last month, Gov. Phil Batt made an unprecedented disclosure of his personal assets and net worth, and placed his holdings into a blind trust while he is governor. He said …


Hey Man, It Was Just Airline Food

Jim West can dish it out, but he sure didn’t take it very well when asked about a dinner he organized for Senate Ways and Means Committee members and staff …


Payments For Voting Defended Whitewater Official Studies Clinton’s ‘90 Campaign

The White House is defending the distribution of cash to draw black voters to the polls in Bill Clinton’s 1990 gubernatorial campaign, as the Whitewater prosecutor investigates the practice. “The …


Clinton Speech Raises Questions Will He Push Minimum Wage Increase? Will Legal Fund Give Up Lobby Money? Why So Long?

The day after he outlined his new vision of government, President Clinton found himself back on the defensive. His aides were soft-pedaling an important element of Clinton’s speech to Congress …