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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Mike Volz has solid lead in race against Kay Murano for 6th District House

Republican Mike Volz is holding a solid 6.5 percentage point lead in the race for a Spokane Legislative seat against Democrat Kay Murano.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Control of Washington Legislature could hinge on late ballot counts

Control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington Legislature might not be known for days, or even weeks until all the state’s bhallots are counted.


Editorial Endorsements: Holy, Volz and Graham for District 6

Voters in Washington’s 6th Legislative District have clear choices when they step into the ballot box. Jeff Holy, Mike Volz and Jenny Graham would best represent the region.


Rep. Mike Volz defending 6th District seat against challenger Kay Murano

A Republican incumbent state representative will defend his seat in the West Plains against a Democratic challenger who hopes to grow awareness of housing issues at the state level. Mike …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Primary shows close race between Mike Volz and Kay Murano for 6th District House seat

A one-term Republican incumbent state representative will defend his seat in the West Plains against a Democratic challenger who hopes to grow awareness of housing issues at the state level.


6th District candidates answer student questions in EWU forum

Five candidates vying for the West Plains’ three open seats answered Eastern Washington University student’s questions on social policy and criminal justice reform in a public forum Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Task force looks at public records versus private information

Task force grapples with protecting private information from constituents as it reviews public records law.


Spin Control: Enough credit and blame to go around on McCleary

With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.


Democrats eye West Plains seats following departure of Sen. Michael Baumgartner

A trio of Democrats has filed for office in the state’s 6th Legislative district, which encompasses much of the West Plains. They’re spurred by Demcoratic victories in early contests and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Washington House passes $44.9 billion budget on party-line vote

House Democrats pushed through a $44.9 billion two-year budget Friday that they said keeps faith with the contract between the generations in Washington. Republican criticized it as a plan that …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

Washington state House votes to extend schools’ taxing authority

House agrees to extend school districts extra taxing authority for one year.


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 …


Mike Volz, Lynnette Vehrs grapple for House seat left vacant by Rep. Kevin Parker

After a tumultuous primary race, a retired nurse and the chief deputy treasurer for Spokane County are competing for the seat formerly held by four-term lawmaker Kevin Parker.


6th Legislative District: Lynnette Vehrs and Mike Volz agree on the need to fully fund education, but little else

The two candidates vying for the 6th Congressional district positioned themselves as representing a continuation of Rep. Kevin Parker’s eight-years in office, and new, more liberal leadership focused largely on …


Lynette Vehrs, Mike Volz will vie for Rep. Kevin Parker’s seat in November

In the race to replace state Rep. Kevin Parker, voters in November will be able to choose a retired nurse or the chief deputy county treasurer. Democrat Lynette Vehrs topped …


Washington’s 6th District draws five challengers to succeed Rep. Kevin Parker

Five candidates have filed to succeed Kevin Parker, a popular Republican lawmaker who announced in May he would not seek his fifth term in the House of Representatives. The field …


Editorial: Vehrs for legislative District 6

In a relatively conservative district, she won’t survive as lockstep liberal, so our hope is that she gravitates to the center. Nonetheless, she is the most pragmatic, knowledgable candidate and …


Resilient senior beats bigs odds and roars back to lead Wildcats

Chances seem remote that two senior standout Mead School District athletes would be afflicted with the same malady a year apart. Yet Mead football lineman Mike Volz, it was revealed …


Assessor, treasure shuffle deputies after county election

The Spokane County assessor’s and treasurer’s offices have new chief deputies as well as new elected department heads. Treasurer Rob Chase planned to retain Chief Deputy Treasurer Bob Wrigley, but …