Stories tagged: politics
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
The explosive growth of short-term rentals – such as Airbnb – around the country has pushed local governments to rein in the practice, with help from the hotel industry, which …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she’s voting for Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 4:31 p.m.
Overshadowed by a relentless news cycle, a popular federal program that helped purchase and develop land in the Spokane area expired Sunday.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 9:15 p.m.
President Donald Trump poured scorn on the “ideology of globalism” and heaped praise on his own administration’s achievements Tuesday in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly that drew headshakes …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 p.m.
Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s progress toward winning confirmation to the Supreme Court but decried the “anger and the meanness on the other side,” blasting Democrats’ …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos donates $10 million to veteran-focused super PAC in first major political venture
Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are making their first major political contribution with a $10 million gift to a super PAC focused on …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10 p.m.
Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year – they are winning.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
No American president, or any city council member, for that matter, has ever unreservedly delighted in the way he or she was presented in the press. “I so appreciate the …
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018
University of Chicago researchers – who clearly have a lot of time on their hands – have found that the use of certain brands and products is a good predictor …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 5 a.m.
The November race for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress will be the closest campaign in at least two decades. What are the signs that each candidate has the edge heading …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:59 a.m.
The contest between the high-ranking congressional Republican and the Democrat with years of experience in state political leadership has drawn national interest and big local spending as the parties vie …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 4:45 a.m.
The seven-term congresswoman reached out to state Rep. Matt Shea this year, a legislator seen as a mouthpiece for the libertarian, constitutionalist wing of the Republican Party. Lisa Brown, the …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
A GOP legislative candidate in Boise is insisting he’s no racist after he deleted a Facebook post that used an anti-Muslim slur.
Sun., July 22, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
No one can predict with certainty the direction of women’s magazines, which have struggled to maintain print circulation as newsstand sales fell. But if you’re placing bets on a strategy …
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
The Lisa Brown campaign accused U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of desperation and “scare tactics” in a new attack ad questioning the Democrat’s record in the state House of Representatives …
Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Anthony Scaramucci said there’s a “less than zero” percent chance he’ll return to politics and instead aspires to double the assets at his SkyBridge Capital to $20 billion in the …
Sun., July 8, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Community Forum will host Gov. Jay Inslee for a July 30 Town Hall in Spokane.
Thu., June 28, 2018, 6 a.m.
Former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna would practice answering questions likely to be posed by the court’s perceived swing votes in his preparations for oral arguments. He and other …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 9:28 p.m.
A fundraiser for Democrat Lisa Brown will bring anglers, hunters, hikers and others together in a meet-and-greet style event at the Saranac Commons Monday.
Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
South Sudan’s warring leaders met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 10:49 p.m.
Lisa Brown’s first TV spot focuses on the former state legislator’s experience in Olympia in 1993, when the chief clerk of the House of Representatives told her she couldn’t bring …
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 10:09 p.m.
Deer Park residents voiced concerns and shared questions about health care, budget reform and education with U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers during a town hall event on Friday.
Sun., May 20, 2018
Paul Turner: You think of yourself as a fair-minded person, right?
Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
Turkey’s parliament has approved holding the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:38 p.m.
Celebrating “The Year of the Woman,” local Democrats will hold their annual fundraiser at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley on April 27 beginning at 5 p.m.
Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Who doesn’t like babies? No one in the Senate, apparently – at least not enough to block a historic rules change that passed Wednesday allowing the newborns of members into …
UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to continue using chemical weapons.
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Cates said Friday her decision is due to the lack of time she can devote to aiding candidates ahead of what is shaping up to be a contentious midterm election …