Stories tagged: lisa brown
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 5 p.m.
Matthew Sutherland drops bid challenging Cathy McMorris Rodgers, backs Lisa Brown
The Washington State University alumnus will turn his attention to state-level politics, as Brown ramps up a run to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year with the backing of …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Congress targeted by national Democrats emboldened by recent electoral wins
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added Washington’s 5th district to its list of 91 contests nationwide it believes are winnable to take back control of the House of Representatives. The …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Congressional candidate Lisa Brown marries Spokane City Council policy adviser
Lisa Brown and Brian McClatchey were wed in a small ceremony this week, the couple announced on Facebook. They’ve been dating about three years. Brown hopes to challenge Rep. Cathy …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
McMorris Rodgers says GOP tax plan is a ‘must,’ but critics warn of rising deficits
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Republicans’ proposal to overhaul the tax code will make filing simpler and put more money in consumers’ pockets. Political foes argue the plan benefits …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
McMorris Rodgers, challengers talk health care after tumultuous summer in Congress
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the bill the House of Representatives passed in May, now languishing in the Senate, is just a first step in reforming the country’s health care …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Lisa Brown, former lawmaker and WSU chancellor, announces 2018 run for Congress
The Democrat, who left state politics in 2013 to serve as chancellor of Washington State University in Spokane, said she believes residents of the district feel out of touch with …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
100 years after legislators barred WSU from starting medical school, WSU’s first class of medical students start work in Spokane
Medical students who start the first class of Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine benefit from the political wars and warriors who made it happen.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Independent Agnew joins 2018 Congressional race that is far from solidified
Eric Agnew, a 39-year-old manager at Itron Inc., says he hopes to take advantage of a districtwide swing to the left following the 2016 campaign that he believes won’t be …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: It’s early, but Stuckart’s heartened by polling
The election is 18 months away, but Ben Stuckart is finding fodder for optimism in early polling on his effort to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Wed., May 10, 2017
Lisa Brown to leave significant legacy at WSU Spokane
Lisa Brown worked closely with then-WSU president Elson S. Floyd to push through powerful political obstacles to make the dream a reality.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Lisa Brown stepping down as WSU Spokane chancellor, says she’s considering congressional run
Lisa Brown is stepping down as chancellor of Washington State University’s Spokane campus and says she is again considering a run for Congress.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Election surprises aren’t over yet
Last May, the 5th Congressional District race featured the incumbent Republican, Democrat Joe Pakootas, Independent Dave Wilson and Republican Tom Horne. Now, none of them may be our representative.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
WSU medical school one step closer to educating students with preliminary accreditation
Washington State University’s new medical school has won preliminary accreditation it needs to start recruiting students. The announcement was made today at WSU’s Spokane campus and keeps the school on …
Tue., May 5, 2015
WSU moving on med school plans
Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for the fall semester in …
UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2015, 5:23 p.m.
WSU searching for med school dean
Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for fall semester 2017.
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014
GOP lawmaker, obstetrician John Moyer dies at 92
As a physician, John Moyer had a soft voice and a calm bedside manner that brought thousands of Spokane’s babies into the world. As a legislator, he helped set Washington …
Tue., Sept. 2, 2014, 7:47 p.m.
Republican legislator and obstetrician who backed state health care for kids dies at 92
John Moyer, who represented two different Spokane legislative districts over a 10-year stretch, died last week from complications of Parkinson’s Disease at 92.
Fri., April 4, 2014
WSU wants own med school in Spokane
Washington State University officials want to launch the state’s second public medical school in Spokane. “We can do better as a state to infuse more physicians into the marketplace,” said …
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013
New Riverpoint clinic, medical residencies funded by federal grant
A federal grant announced Friday will expand the number of medical residents in Spokane and help create a medical-training clinic in Spokane’s University District, where students and educators will work …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013
Medical school ready to grow
In the span of a decade, Spokane has secured a downtown medical school and could have 160 students studying to become doctors. The ambitious project at Washington State University Spokane’s …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2013
Gonzaga creates new nursing school
Gonzaga University will combine two departments and expand them into a new School of Nursing and Human Physiology, hoping to meet the demand for medical professionals that will be driven …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2013
Jensen-Byrd building’s fate teeters between restoration, demolition
A dead pigeon lies in a corner of the old hardware warehouse, all bones and feathers. The fir and maple floors are dirty, scuffed and occasionally routed. The fire sprinkler …
Sat., May 11, 2013
Jensen-Byrd building will be renovated by WSU Spokane
Washington State University Spokane’s chancellor says the school is now committed to preserving the Jensen-Byrd building and will seek proposals from developers this summer on how best to use the …
Sun., Dec. 23, 2012
Gregoire says she’s not finished with public service
OLYMPIA – Chris Gregoire entered the governor’s office under a cloud of suspicion in 2005 and took control of a state starting to feel the winds of a strengthening economy …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2012
Republican finds himself as head of coalition majority
An evening last March in the state Senate was definitely a milestone for Mark Schoesler, and possibly a foreshadowing. With the help of a few defecting Democrats and a parliamentary …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012
Statewide report grades lawmakers on racial equity
Republican lawmakers from Spokane and Eastern Washington received failing grades in a new statewide report on racial equity issued by a liberal-leaning organization. Only Democratic state Rep. Andy Billig from …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2012
Spin Control: Female leaders no longer staple of 3rd District
OLYMPIA – When the Washington Legislature opens in January, for the first time in 60 years there won’t be at least one woman from central Spokane sitting at a desk …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2012
Brown to lead WSU-Spokane
OLYMPIA – As she packed up memorabilia from 20 years in the Legislature, Lisa Brown was preparing Thursday to take charge of a dream for Spokane that’s even older. In …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2012, 7:40 p.m.
Lisa Brown named chancellor at WSU-Spokane
Lisa Brown, the former Washington state Senate majority leader, has been named chancellor at Washington State University Spokane.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2012
Democrats holding edge in Legislature
Democrats appear likely to hold on to both chambers of the Washington Legislature. Republicans had pushed to recapture the state Senate, where the Democrats currently have five more seats than …