Stories tagged: Marcus Riccelli
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
As Washington moves forward on a new law to expand Spokane County’s board of commissioners from three members to five, the county is pushing back, with a lawsuit planned to …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Spokane County to go to a five-member board of commissioners in 2022 election.
Fri., March 23, 2018
State makes Marshallese, other Pacific Islanders, eligible for Medicaid.
Tue., March 6, 2018
More Pacific Islanders, including those from the Marshall Islands, would have access to healthcare under a bill that received final approval in the Senate.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
House gives final approval to the state’s Voting Rights Act.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
The bill would take effect in 2022 and would add two members to the Spokane County Commission. It’s received bipartisan support in Olympia and the city of Spokane, but current …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bill to make it easier for Spokane to vote on a countywide port district passes House.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Spokane legislator wants legal opinion on what information must be kept secret from executive sessions.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
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.
House Democrats seek “accountability” for Boeing jobs.
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Spokane County would have five county commissioners under a new bill in the Legislature.
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 4:59 p.m.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 …