Stories tagged: George Nethercutt
Fri., April 20, 2018
Shawn Vestal: Nethercutt looks back on his time as a ‘giant killer’
George Nethercutt’s victory over Tom Foley in 1994 was a stunner, and presaged a wave of Republican victories across the country. Now, his successor, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, faces the …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Another 59 Priest Lake cabin sites auctioned off by state of Idaho – this time for $29.1 million
Fifty-nine lakefront cabin sites on scenic Priest Lake were auctioned off by the state of Idaho last Friday and Saturday, with no competitive bidding – all sold for their appraised …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Baseball game a tradition of bringing Congress together
The congressional baseball game between Republicans and Democrats is a chance for members to forget partisan differences for a while, a former congressman from Spokane said Wednesday.
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 4 a.m.
McMorris Rodgers’ lower primary numbers may reflect voter frustration
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday had her lowest showing in a primary since 2004, her first Congressional contest. Republicans remain confident she can keep her seat against Joe Pakootas, …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Local Republicans begin taking sides on Trump
Reaction to Donald Trump by Republican officials varies.
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
Idaho to auction state-owned lots at Priest Lake
In another step toward exiting the lakefront landlord business, Idaho will auction 38 state-owned lots at Priest Lake this week. Last year, the state auctioned 59 lots with lake homes …
Mon., Aug. 17, 2015
Center of attention
Bingo is no longer cutting it as the Southside Senior and Community Center figures out how to serve the surge of baby boomers while attracting people of all ages and …
Wed., Dec. 11, 2013
Shawn Vestal: George Nethercutt promotes Citizenship Tournament for students
It’s been more than 50 years since George Nethercutt was a student at North Central High School. But there he was Tuesday, suit-and-tied, cafeteria lunch in hand, asking to sit …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Congress could try some pork in its diet
Pork fat is delicious. But might it also be the grease that is needed to unlock dysfunctional Washington, D.C.? Former Rep. George Nethercutt is making that case, sort of. Nethercutt, …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2013
Gentleman of the House: Former Speaker Tom Foley dies at 84
For 30 years, Tom Foley navigated the politics of the region and the nation in the House of Representatives with a rock-solid sense of dignity and a belief that bringing …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2013
They said it
President Barack Obama said: “America has lost a legend of the United States Congress. Tom’s straightforward approach helped him find common ground with members of both parties, eventually leading to …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012
Voter backlash lingers for supporters of weapons ban
As President Barack Obama set up a task force to recommend ways to prevent tragedies like the mass murders in Newtown, Conn., a progressive group in Washington joined the call …
Sun., May 9, 2010
Republican revolution sequel no sure thing
History doesn’t really repeat itself in politics. But old tactics in a new year sometimes produce similar results. That’s what Republicans hope for and Democrats hope to avoid this fall …
Sun., April 11, 2010
Nethercutt book puts musical spin on history
Former U.S. Congressman George R. Nethercutt Jr. is planning three presentations for his just-published book, “In Tune With America: Our History in Song.” The book, which Nethercutt wrote with Tom …
Sun., March 21, 2010, 12:30 a.m.
Egan’s ‘Big Burn’ selected for 2010’s Spokane Is Reading
Timothy Egan’s latest book, “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America,” has been chosen as the Spokane Is Reading book for 2010. It’s the true story …
Sun., Jan. 3, 2010
Decade’s local politics had highs and lows, thrills and chills
Local politics for the Double Zeroes, or whatever one calls the last decade, started with a promise of a new millenium and a broken campaign promise. It ended with lots …
Thu., Dec. 10, 2009
Law firm will add corporate group
Lee & Hayes PLLC, one of the Northwest’s premier intellectual property law firms, announced Wednesday it will launch a corporate practice group based in Spokane. Heading the new seven-person group …