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  • Murray meets with aerospace interests

    A 10-year tango over the Air Force tanker contract dances on, leaving Spokane aerospace interests to anticipate potential effects. Those aerospace interests gathered Thursday in Spokane to meet with Sen. …


  • Murray action patches budget for now

    For weeks, the prospects for another special session in Washington state to deal with a budget crisis revolved around an acronym that became a four-letter word: FMAP. Pronounced EFF-map, never …


  • Rossi still disputes job-saving measure

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi, in Vancouver to speak to the local Tea Party organization, said he still opposes a $26 billion bill pushed toward passage by his Democratic …


  • U.S. Senate

    To allow readers to compare and contrast the main candidates for the U.S. Senate on several issues, The Spokesman-Review asked the three main Republican challengers and the incumbent Democrat the …


  • Strategies vary in Murray challenge

    The summary of the Aug. 17 primary in Washington’s U.S. Senate race can be viewed as: A. Incumbent Democrat Patty Murray against a field of 14 challengers, one of whom …


  • Obama set to help Murray with fundraiser appearance

    President Barack Obama is headlining a fundraiser for Sen. Patty Murray on primary day next month.


  • Strategies vary in Murray challenge

    The summary of the Aug. 17 primary in Washington’s U.S. Senate race can be viewed as: A. Incumbent Democrat Patty Murray against a field of 14 challengers, one of whom …


  • Senate run reasoning ranges from pot to God

    For sheer variety, it’s hard to beat this year’s U.S. Senate race. And I’m not talking about the candidates you’ve likely heard of. There’s a doctor, a lawyer, a physicist, …


  • U.S. Senate candidates, issues

    To allow readers to compare and contrast the main candidates for the U.S. Senate on several issues, The Spokesman-Review asked the three main Republican challengers and the incumbent Democrat the …


  • Anti-Rossi video using Joel song dies young

    While it may be true, as Billy Joel once said, that only the good die young, campaign videos that improperly use a copyrighted song die quick. Or so Patty Murray’s …


  • Murray campaign pulls video with Billy Joel song

    While it may be true, as Billy Joel once said, that only the good die young, campaign videos that improperly use a copyrighted song die quick.


  • Wash. sees risk in sending oil spill ships to Gulf

    Two of the Pacific Northwest’s largest oil-spill response vessels may be called to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


  • Murray threat defendant pleads guilty in Seattle

    A man accused of threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray over her support for sweeping federal health care legislation has pleaded guilty.


  • Candidates must file for office by end of week

    For Washington state candidates, it’s put up or shut up time. Starting Monday morning, they have five days to file paperwork and pay the fee necessary to run for one …


  • Benton drops out of Senate race, backs Rossi

    Just a week after saying he was sticking in the U.S. Senate race, State Sen. Don Benton dropped out and endorsed the man he labeled the “establishment” candidate, Dino Rossi.


  • Rossi announces challenge to Sen. Murray

    Dino Rossi is best known for losing one of the closest governor’s races in U.S. history. Now Republicans hope he can ride a GOP tide and unseat Washington state’s powerful …


  • Town hall meetings set for Washington state budget

    OLYMPIA – With the state facing a possible shortfall of $2 billion in the next budget cycle, the governor’s office will hold town hall meetings around the state on the …


  • Poll gives Rossi good and bad news

    Washington voters are worried about the economy and unhappy with the jobs their elected leaders are doing, a new statewide survey says, and the U.S. Senate race on the November …


  • Rossi’s still mulling Senate

    SEATTLE – Dino Rossi tiptoed up to the starting line for a run for the U.S. Senate Friday evening, telling a crowd of fellow Republicans the nation was at a …


  • ‘Never say never’ Rossi is the talk of pundits and pollsters

    OLYMPIA – The favorite game among the political “experts” these days is Will Rossi Run? It’s sort of like Trivial Pursuit without the board, but the cognoscenti award themselves colored …


  • Funding promises Pend Oreille County Internet speed

    A $27.3 million federal economic stimulus grant promises cutting-edge fiber optic Internet service for southern Pend Oreille County, if officials accept it.


  • Engagement, civility still best way to bring change

    Political discourse has gotten raw, personal and sometimes frightening, so news that a bomb was discovered at the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse wasn’t at all shocking. Nor were the …


  • Man accused of threatening Murray is released

    A man accused of threatening to kill Washington Sen. Patty Murray over her support of health care reform has been released from jail after posting a $20,000 bond.


  • Selah man charged with threatening Sen. Patty Murray

    A Washington state man has been charged with threatening to kill Democratic Sen. Patty Murray over her support for health care reform, leaving voicemail messages at her office saying she …


  • Democrats surprisingly uneasy about Murray

    OLYMPIA – Democrats may be paying Dino Rossi the ultimate compliment. He is not a candidate against Patty Murray – not yet, anyway, and possibly not ever – but they …


  • Pentagon extends Air Force tanker bid deadline

    The deadline for bids on a $35 billion contract for refueling jets will be extended by 60 days so the European maker of Airbus can compete, the Pentagon said Wednesday.


  • Ormsby chosen as U.S. attorney

    Spokane attorney Mike Ormsby was nominated Wednesday to be the next U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington. The White House announced that Ormsby, a partner at K & L Gates LLP …


  • Ormsby nominated for U.S. attorney post

    Spokane attorney Mike Ormsby was formally nominated Wednesday to be the next U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington. The White House announced in a press release that Ormsby, a partner at …


  • Stimulus to spur work on corridor

    Spokane’s long-sought North Side freeway got a boost on Wednesday with the announcement of a $35 million federal economic stimulus grant to pay for a 3.7-mile extension of the southbound …


  • $35 million grant to extend North Spokane freeway

    A $35 million federal stimulus grant was announced this morning to extend work on a North Spokane freeway, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

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