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Paul Ryan-backed super PAC supporting Cathy McMorris Rodgers in 2018 contest

The Congressional Leadership Fund has selected Eastern Washington as one of 27 sites for field offices, intended to drum up support for Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterms. Rep. Cathy …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

In town hall, 5th District challenger Lisa Brown stakes out stance against GOP tax plan

Hours after the Senate approved the final version of the GOP tax plan Wednesday, Congressional 5th District challenger Lisa Brown rallied against the bill in the basement of the Spokane …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers makes final push for tax reform as Congress nears vote on divisive proposal

The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives continues her pitch for the tax plan, which she says will put more money in the wallets of Americans. Democrats remain wary, …


Northwest Democrats, GOP split on net neutrality rule change

Region’s Democrats and Republicans argue whether Thursday’s FCC decision on net neutrality will help or hurt the economy and consumers.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

WSU grad students sound off on GOP tax plan

Washington State University graduate students gathered Wednesday to mount some last-minute opposition to the Republican tax plan that’s barreling through Congress.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …