Stories tagged: Matt Shea
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Seim brothers have found a cause, but little effect, in the refuge standoff
The Seim brothers in Ephrata, far-right-wing “patriots” who mostly have needled local officials over petty matters, have found a meatier cause to preen over in the continuing occupation of a …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Washington State Patrol investigates threats against Rep. Matt Shea
Valley legislator reports threats to patrol.
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Spokane County sheriff questions Matt Shea’s trip to Oregon armed protest
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he “can’t fathom” why Rep. Matt Shea would attend an armed protest at a wildlife refuge in Oregon over the weekend.
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Shea plays his part – backing the doofuses – in Oregon standoff
Of course he did. Our very own Bundy, Matt Shea, met last week with the armed doofuses at the Oregon bird preserve. So did North Idaho’s Heather Scott and Sage …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
State Rep. Matt Shea made ‘fact-finding’ trip to Oregon standoff
Rep. Matt Shea was among legislators who made a trip over the weekend to the eastern Oregon wildlife refuge that is currently occupied by armed protesters who want some federal …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015, midnight
Council salute to Muslim group draws protest
The Spokane City Council stepped squarely into the middle of a national debate over Muslims in America, approving a salutation to local Muslims that recognizes their contributions to the community. …
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015, midnight
Washington lawmakers push to revamp state financial system
Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase this week invited an unlikely duo to speak together on two pieces of legislation addressing the state’s financial system. Chase said he endorsed both bills, …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015, midnight
GOP Sen. Rand Paul gives Spokane his presidential pitch
Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul told a packed room of Spokane supporters on Wednesday he believes the GOP could capture Washington’s electoral votes in 2016, if they supported a candidate …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015, midnight
Planned Parenthood protest draws hundreds
At a rally Saturday morning outside Planned Parenthood in north Spokane, state Rep. Matt Shea called the group “an evil organization” committing acts on par with Nazi Germany. “I am …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015, midnight
State Supreme Court stands firm in dispute with Legislature over education funding
OLYMPIA – Enough already with promises to fix the state’s schools, the state Supreme Court told the Legislature on Thursday. Until the Legislature establishes a concrete plan, it’ll cost the …
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015, midnight
Rally centers on veteran, potential weapons confiscation in Priest River
A group of about 100 people in Priest River, Idaho, lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran’s house Thursday to protest claims that federal officials plan to confiscate the man’s …
Thu., July 2, 2015, midnight
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 …
Sat., May 9, 2015, midnight
Amended child support bill passes Washington Legislature
OLYMPIA – Obeying federal requirements to make state law conform to an international treaty on child support is forcing a special session in Idaho. But on Friday, legislation that allows …
Sun., April 12, 2015, midnight
Spin Control: China flag at Capitol stirs flap
OLYMPIA – Hey, did you hear about how some true patriots tore down the Chinese flag that was flying over the Washington Capitol last weekend because the pinko governor was …
Fri., April 10, 2015, midnight
House passes ban on therapies that try to change sexual orientation
OLYMPIA – The House moved to ban therapy that some believe can change homosexual orientation and others contend is dangerous and ineffective. It passed a revised version of a Senate …
Tue., March 3, 2015, midnight
Shea says student-tracking bill poses terror risk to military families
OLYMPIA – Terrorists could use data from school report cards to track American soldiers and their families if a bill that passed the House on Monday becomes law, a Spokane …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015, midnight
Gun activists gather, as control activists plan to grade legislators on which way they vote
OLYMPIA – Voter-approved background checks on private gun purchases are unconstitutional and therefore not law, Rep. Matt Shea told gun-rights activists Thursday on the steps of the Capitol. “An unconstitutional …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 15, 2015, 6:11 p.m.
Shea tells gun rights activists I-594 not law
OLYMPIA — Rep. Matt Shea told gun-rights activists today voter-approved background checks on private sales violate state and federal constitutions and aren’t law. “An unconstitutional law is no law at …
Sun., Dec. 21, 2014, midnight
‘Constitutionalists’ protest at Spokane Valley Police Precinct
A protest spurred by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy’s statement that angered self-described constitutionalists drew more than 300 people to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct parking lot Saturday afternoon. Many …
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014, 4:14 p.m.
300 protest against deputy comment; activist says people should be ‘armed equal to the police’
A protest spurred by a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy statement that angered self-described constitutionalists drew more than 300 people to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct parking lot Saturday afternoon.
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014, midnight
Washington election: Campaigns spending heavily as deadline nears
OLYMPIA – With control of the Washington Senate in the balance, legislative candidates could pull in record amounts of money, and some ballot measure campaigns are spending heavily as the …
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, midnight
4th District legislative candidate Q-and-A
Legislative candidates for the state House Position 2 in the 4th Legislative District were allowed 50 words to respond to each of five questions. The incumbent in the race, state …
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, midnight
Shea, Arritola fight for 4th District
There was a moment in last week’s sole debate between state Rep. Matt Shea and his challenger, Josh Arritola, that summed up the race between the two Republicans. Arritola dispensed …
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014, midnight
Shawn Vestal: Arritola, Shea both were in good form for debate
Everybody says they want more civility in politics. But there is nothing quite so bracing as an old-fashioned political fistfight in a room full of people who give a damn. …
Tue., Oct. 7, 2014, midnight
Shea, Arritola spar in GOP debate; Wilhite, McCaslin outline stances
Twenty minutes before a Republican debate in Spokane Valley, the Greenacres venue filled to capacity and late-comers were being turned away. The room, packed with 150 people, became stifling with …
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014, midnight
Republican incumbents carry the day in local races
A slate of inconsequential primaries delivered results Tuesday night as both candidates in a number of two-person races moved forward to November’s general election with a better idea of where …
Wed., July 23, 2014, midnight
Shawn Vestal: GOP shies from criticizing Matt Shea publicly
Did you know Matt Shea was an Oath Keeper? Did you know he likes to sit around with other Oath Keepers – self-declared patriots and apocalyptic prophets – and check …
Thu., July 17, 2014, midnight
High-profile challengers in race for Washington’s 4th District state House seat
State Rep. Leonard Christian is an incumbent in the unusual position of facing two primary opponents who have as much or more name recognition as he has. Christian, who was …
Sun., April 27, 2014, midnight
Doug Clark: Spokane saddled with Bundy buddy Shea
Today I’d like to make an endorsement. And that is to return Matt Shea.
Fri., April 25, 2014, midnight
Nevada rancher’s slavery comments alienate supporters
LAS VEGAS – A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders …