Stories tagged: Michael Baumgartner
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
State Sen. Michael Baumgartner has emerged as frontrunner for Spokane County Treasurer, securing 57 percent of the vote over challenger David Green in Tuesday’s general election.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
Patrick Baumgartner, brother of Spokane-based politician, hatched Washington State’s ‘Big Gulp’ formation in Cambodian bar
The veil has finally been lifted off the Microsoft engineer that drew up the “Big Gulp Left” formation Mike Leach and Washington State have used multiple times this season, most …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Spokane County treasurer candidates square off over office’s role in policymaking, proper investments
The two men running for Spokane County treasurer squared off in a television debate taped Tuesday morning, disagreeing over the treasurer’s role in policymaking.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Both candidates for Spokane County treasurer have lots of experience. But they differ on the kind of experience that’s better suited for the job and how to use that experience.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
Students at Whitworth University gathered to remember the victims of 9/11.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 12:11 p.m.
Republican leaders continued to distance themselves from white nationalist James Allsup on Thursday, saying the Spokane County GOP chairwoman made an error in judgment when she introduced Allsup during a …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 6 a.m.
Call it Mike and Mike’s Excellent Adventure: A Twitter Bromance.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
City, county and state elected officials said Wednesday they were heartened by the utility’s public message following the announced sale that it would maintain its commitment to partnerships in and …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Paul Schneider, 42, the Spokane Public Schools board member who allegedly clipped a bicyclist with his car and and hit multiple other objects while driving drunk, will not run for …
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: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
There was no large raucous crowd chanting their support for the Affordable Care Act or immigration at state Sen. Michael Baumgartner’s town hall meeting Saturday. Instead a mostly polite group …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Former Washington State University football player Robert Barber, whose summertime melee and subsequent expulsion led to calls for the university to review its student conduct policy, now faces a felony …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
A public school funding proposal unveiled by state Republicans earlier this month may reduce the amount of money Spokane’s poorest schools receive, according to district administrators.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
A new bill proposed in the Washington legislature would give the state Senate the power of the purse over university athletic departments that are consistently insolvent.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 4:11 p.m.
You may not have heard much about this – since it didn’t involve a football player and a state senator braying at the regents – but there was an appeals …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
The news that an appointment as interior secretary is imminent for Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers prompted City Council President Ben Stuckart to declare his candidacy for her vacant seat …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Sen. Mike Baumgartner files amendment to state constitution calling for Legislature to have sole authority to set school funding
How to come up with enough money for public schools is likely to consume much of the 2017 legislative session, but a Spokane senator has a suggestion to redirect the …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 11:33 p.m.
This really shouldn’t be on the sports page, you know. Because it has nothing to do with football.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Forum at WSU brings threats by state Sen. Michael Baumgartner amid impassioned defense of football player Robert Barber
The Washington State board of regents conducted an open forum Friday at the Compton Union Building on the Pullman campus, drawing passionate pleas from several people on behalf of suspended …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Sen. Michael Baumgartner headed a meeting of local and state legislators Thursday discussing the potential to ban sales of marijuana where strong alcoholic drinks are already outlawed. But it’s unlikely …
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Proposal wouldn’t let cities enact new sick leave or minimum wage laws
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
Bills to raise smoking age deserve passage
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015
OLYMPIA – Charter schools are unconstitutional in Washington, the state Supreme Court said in a decision that endangers two charters in Spokane that just opened. The court in its decision …
Fri., July 17, 2015
Today we have a tale of two votes – a Republican yes and a Republican no for a state package that will bring $1 billion in new transportation investments to …
Fri., July 10, 2015
OLYMPIA – With no votes to spare, the Senate on Thursday mustered the super-majority needed to suspend parts of the citizen initiative requiring smaller class sizes. With that vote and …
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 …
Thu., May 21, 2015
Spokane Public Schools teachers and staff voted Wednesday to have a one-day walkout on May 27 to protest a lack of state funding for schools. More than 65 percent of …
Thu., April 23, 2015
OLYMPIA – Legislation that could raise highway speed limits to 75 mph in some parts of Washington was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The bill, which will …
Tue., April 21, 2015
OLYMPIA – Slowpokes beware. Driving under the speed limit while in the fast lane could get pricey under legislation being pushed by state Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, who wants a …
Thu., April 16, 2015
Marchers took to the streets of the nation’s cities Wednesday evening in support of a $15 an hour minimum wage, following a similar if much smaller rally in Spokane earlier …