Stories tagged: Matt Shea
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
Republican state Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have fended off Democratic challengers in Eastern Washington’s 4th Legislative District.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 8:17 p.m.
Avista Corp. and the BNSF Railway Co. on Friday joined the list of organizations requesting refunds from state Rep. Matt Shea’s re-election campaign. Both companies this year donated $2,000 to …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
Two more organizations demanded money back from state Rep. Matt Shea’s re-election campaign on Thursday, while others denounced his rhetoric and said they would not support him in future elections. …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
The political arm of the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents 180 credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, gave $1,000 to Shea’s campaign this year but recently asked the …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 11:43 a.m.
Washington state Rep. Matt Shea acknowledged Wednesday he had distributed a four-page manifesto titled “Biblical Basis for War,” which describes the Christian god as a “warrior,” details the composition and …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May
Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 6:58 p.m.
The “New Code of the West” conference will be a reunion of sorts for the Spokane Valley state legislator and public-lands opponent Ammon Bundy, both of whom rail against what …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
Matt Shea’s challenger for 4th District House seat Ted Cummings offers different version of Democrat
Ted Cummings admits he didn’t pay much attention to state Rep. Matt Shea until early this year, when he noticed the Spokane Valley legislator had introduced a bill that aimed …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Task force grapples with protecting private information from constituents as it reviews public records law.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Calling reporters “dirty, godless, hateful” shouldn’t disqualify Matt Shea from serving on a legislative task force on the Public Records Act.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 11:36 a.m.
When it comes to the Washington Legislature, and what we can expect in terms of its willingness to abide by the Public Records Act, it won’t be Matt Shea’s whackjobbery …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee calls for Rep. Matt Shea to step down from the legislative Public Records Act task force, but the House’s top Republican says that’s not Inslee’s decision to …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
State Rep. Matt Shea calls journalists ‘dirty, godless, hateful.’ GOP leader says he remains qualified for task force.
Rep. Matt Shea will push for more openness in legislative records despite his criticism of the news media, House GOP leader says.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Armed gun enthusiasts and local politicians gathered at Franklin Park Saturday to advocate for their second amendment rights
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
An event that falls somewhere between the 2016 Oregon standoff and the movie “Matrix” kicks off Thursday at the Spokane Convention Center with the premier of a movie honoring slain …
Sun., June 10, 2018
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.
Sun., May 13, 2018
As the concept of an Eastern Washington “Liberty State” – a far-right fantasyland of God, guns and free-cattle-grazing envisioned by Spokane Valley conservatives – evolves from a bad 100-year-old idea …
Fri., March 2, 2018
Spokane Valley council members fear amendment from Rep. Matt Shea could imperil Barker Road bridge project
An amendment put forth by Rep. Matt Shea for the Washington State Senate 2017-19 transportation budget could potentially put the Spokane Valley’s Barker Road grade separation project in jeopardy.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 9:06 p.m.
House passes bump stock ban, sends it back to the Senate.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Proposal renaming Appleway Trail in honor of former Sen. Bob McCaslin takes Valley council members by surprise
A proposed bill renaming Appleway Trail “Senator Bob McCaslin Trail” was presented at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday – much to the surprise of a few council members.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
A rift in the Spokane County Republican Party has resulted in a stalemate between two county commissioners who are running out of time to choose a new colleague.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
If you’re fearful about what might arise from an unstable, trigger-happy North Korea – to say nothing of how the current administration might handle it – you’re not alone.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Vestal: Rep. Matt Shea makes a desperate and silly attempt to shield himself from defamation lawsuit
Just curious: What kinds of defamation and libel laws will we have here once we’ve created the new God-honoring, gun-loving, Eastern Washington state of Liberty?
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 10 p.m.
A Spokane County judge refused Rep. Matt Shea’s request to have a defamation lawsuit against him dismissed on the grounds that he can’t be sued while the legislature is in …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on marijuana edibles, lock boxes and industrial hemp.
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: Wed., March 15, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
A racist Facebook post cast a shadow over the Recreation Against Racism event held Sunday at the HUB Sports Center in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy is suing State Rep. Matt Shea for defamation after Shea claimed on a podcast that the deputy provided the gun used in a triple murder.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 5:31 a.m.
With time running out on many proposed changes to Washington gun laws, a proposal to license some semi-automatic weapons died in a House committee, but a revised version of the …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Even though sponsors admit the idea to create a 51st state called “Liberty” doesn’t have a chance, it’s an interesting exercise to see what such a state would look like.