Stories tagged: Marcus Riccelli
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Lawmakers to WSU: Take action against College Republicans
A group of Democratic lawmakers want Washington State University to take stronger actions against College Republicans to ensure minority students feel safe on campus.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
New cottages to house homeless families in Spokane
Construction began Tuesday on a cluster of cottages that will house chronically homeless people and families in northwest Spokane. Over the next year, Transitions, a nonprofit focused on lifting women …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
EWU science building likely to get at least $60 million for construction
House and Senate capital construction budgets both set aside money for a new science center at Eastern Washington University.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Spokane area could get $125 million or more for transportation projects
Roads, bridges and transit projects around Spokane County would get about $125 million from state taxpayers over the next two years under similar transportation budgets making their way through the …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Spin Control: Quick turnaround on levy cliff bill doesn’t mean on-time end to session
Yes, the Legislature passed a bill to delay a cut in school funding in a day last week, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll finish their work on time.
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Spin Control: Washington lawmakers discuss naming U.S. 395 for person who made it a better highway
House debates whether to name U.S. Highway 395 for the guy who helped find the money to make it a better, safer highway.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Spokane port district bill passes Washington House
Bill to make it easier for Spokane to vote on a countywide port district passes House.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
U.S. 395 could be renamed for the late House Speaker Tom Foley
House panel urged to support renaming U.S. 395 in Washington as the Thomas S. “Tom” Foley Memorial Highway.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:41 p.m.
Incumbents, Republican Mike Volz preferred by voters in state legislative contests
Incumbents on both sides of the aisle appeared headed for additional terms in Olympia as ballots were counted Tuesday. Republican Mike Volz was poised to earn the House seat vacated …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
Fear and loathing as local Democrats watch Trump take battleground states
As a sea of red states blipped onto three giant projector screens, the crowded ballroom of Spokane’s Lincoln Center became a sea of grimacing faces.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 7:56 p.m.
Libertarian hopes to upset party in Spokane’s historically Democratic 3rd Legislative District
For Libertarian Randy McGlenn II, the best way to get something done is to do it yourself. After years of watching voters elect Democratic leaders in the 3rd Legislative District, …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
Shootings prompt call by police to boost mental health funding
Aaron D. Johnson, like many others in the state, was cycled through jail and hospitals before being shot by police for a second time this month. Lawmakers say more money …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Washington AG asked to clarify when information can be released from secret sessions
Spokane legislator wants legal opinion on what information must be kept secret from executive sessions.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
Old school buildings would get new lease on life in bill supported by Mead district
OLYMPIA – Mead and other school districts in Washington would be allowed to extend the life of buildings they are replacing, using them to provide extra classrooms needed as class …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Bill to make Boeing pay for cutting jobs proposed in Washington Legislature
House Democrats seek “accountability” for Boeing jobs.
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Spokane would elect five county commissioners under bill
Spokane County would have five county commissioners under a new bill in the Legislature.
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 4:59 p.m.
Report finds toxic chemicals in toys
A newly released report finds that while children’s toys are generally safer, many still present a significant risk, such as higher-than-legal levels of toxic chemicals.
Thu., July 2, 2015
Legislature sends transportation bill to Inslee
OLYMPIA – A $16 billion transportation tax and fee bill with an 11.9-cent gasoline tax increase hit some roadblocks early Wednesday but eventually passed the House and Senate and was …
Wed., June 24, 2015
Effort to name medical school after WSU’s Elson Floyd gains steam
OLYMPIA – A campaign to name a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane for WSU’s late President Elson Floyd is gaining support online and in the Legislature. More …
Wed., April 22, 2015
Washington newborns will be screened for heart defects under new law
OLYMPIA – Christian Lybbert was born with only two chambers in his heart, rather than the normal four, but his parents didn’t know that when they brought him home from …
Tue., April 14, 2015, 10:02 p.m.
Prompted by Spokane couple’s mistaken toll, state House backs apologies
OLYMPIA – Motorists who get a toll bill for a bridge they didn’t cross or a highway they didn’t use would get a letter of apology from the state agency …
Fri., April 10, 2015
$7.7 billion Washington transportation budget gets House OK
OLYMPIA – The House approved a transportation budget Thursday that includes money to repave nearly 2,100 miles of state highway, repair up to 50 structurally deficient bridges and continue work …
Sun., March 1, 2015
House budget panel approves changing law to allow medical school
OLYMPIA – The prospects for a new medical school operated by Washington State University took a step forward late Friday evening as a key committee approved a bill to make …
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
WSU medical school bills take detour in House, Senate
OLYMPIA – Bills that would give Washington State University the authority to start a medical school in Spokane, which last week seemed on the fast track, have hit an unexpected …
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
‘Sheena’s Law’ a lifesaver, dad says
OLYMPIA – Six months after Sheena Henderson was shot and killed by her estranged husband at Deaconess Hospital, her father is urging state lawmakers to pass a bill that he …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
WSU medical school in Spokane gets legislative support
OLYMPIA – Identical bills that could pave the way for Washington State University to start its own medical school in Spokane were filed Wednesday in the Senate and House. Rep. …
Wed., Jan. 14, 2015
Inslee urges new taxes in state of the state address
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday repeated calls for some new taxes, including one on carbon pollution to secure “a birthright to a healthy Washington.” Republican leaders countered that …
Thu., Dec. 25, 2014
Spokane’s MAC considering return to not-for-profit
After another “flat” budget proposal from the state, leaders at Spokane’s Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture say it’s time for the institution to cut most formal ties with Olympia. …
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014
State legislators support new medical education model
The legislators backing Washington State University’s bid to establish its own Spokane-based medical school said Tuesday the rural doctor shortage is so severe the state needs more than one approach …
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
Legislators want 1917 law revised to allow WSU med school expansion
A pair of Spokane lawmakers will propose legislation to establish the state’s second medical school in Spokane and put it under the control of Washington State University. Rep. Marcus Riccelli, …