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Friday, January 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Senate Democrats Desert Lowry

Gov. Mike Lowry’s last beachhead in the Legislature, the state Senate Democratic caucus, is washing away. Nearly half his colleagues are publicly backing state Sen. Nita Rinehart’s bid for the …


Gop Not In White House Yet

Why are Washington’s politicians doing this to themselves? They are replacing serious budget negotiations with a stupid game of chicken that threatens the government’s credit and basic operations. Politicians are …


Republican Party Veteran Picked To Replace Mielke Two Fresh-Faced Conservatives Praised, But Sommers Chosen By Commissioners

Duane Sommers


Small Step In Standoff On Budget Gop, President Find A Bit Of Common Ground

The Clinton administration and Republican congressional leaders suggested possible common ground in their partisan budget wars Sunday even as the government lurched toward a temporary shutdown on Tuesday. With both …


Quarrel Over Guest List Blocks Budget Negotiations Gop Balks At Inviting Democrats; Clinton Says ‘Get Lost,’ Dole Says

Proposed emergency talks between the White House and congressional leaders to avert a looming budget crisis fell through Saturday as plans moved ahead to shut down the government partially when …


Lugar Says ‘Mean-Spirited’ Rivals May Doom Gop

Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar said Thursday his “mean-spirited” Republican presidential rivals have turned off mainstream voters and would be “dead on their feet” in a race against President Clinton. Lugar …


Lacking Fire, Powell Retreats Citing Family, General Disappoints Backers, Relieves Presidential Hopefuls

Retired Gen. Colin Powell, whose flirtation with the presidency captivated the nation, stood back Wednesday and left the contest to a field of politicians who have so far failed to …


Democrats Savor Dent In Republican Armor

Patton


Powell Leaves Us Asking What May Have Been

Citing “a calling that I do not yet hear,” retired Gen. Colin Powell, with his wife, Alma, announces in Alexandria, Va., his decision not to seek the presidency in 1996. …


Official: Democrats Still Show Signs Of Life

The Democratic Party has the right message, it just needs to make certain that more people hear it, Don Fowler, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday. “The Democratic …


New Party Close To California Ballot

Ross Perot and grass-roots organizers for his new political party say they are well on their way to successfully meeting Tuesday’s deadline for signing up enough voters to put the …


British Conservative Lawmaker Switches To Labor Party Defection Leaves Major Vulnerable In Parliament

A government lawmaker has defected to the opposition just days before the embattled Conservative Party begins its annual conference in the worst shape since dumping Margaret Thatcher five years ago. …


Anderson Drops Out Of The Race Independent Backs Republican Candidate For Commissioner

Anderson will stay on City Council.


Chaney Calling It Quits Mayor Says Fuhrman Flap Not Reason For Leaving Race

Just before the city staff sang happy birthday to him, Mayor Ron Chaney announced Thursday that he won’t seek another term. “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to …


Helms Holds State Dept. Hostage In Funding Fight Blocks Envoy Appointments, Progress On Key Treaties

North Carolina’s Sen. Jesse Helms: “I’m not going to cave in.” Photo by Associated Press


Demos Want Clinton Off Straw Poll Organizers Fear Humiliating Loss To Powell In Cityvote Ballot

The Democratic National Committee wants President Clinton’s name pulled from the ballot of a preference poll of city residents because it fears he might not do well against Colin Powell …


Lowry Finds Support At Labor Rally Draws Cheers When He Blasts State’s ‘Intolerant Right’

Gov. Mike Lowry, trying out some potential campaign themes, drew cheers at a labor convention Friday when he blasted the “intolerant right” and touted the state’s economic health under the …


Campaign ‘95

Who’s Who But what do the pigs think? Last year, freeholders were unhappy that their booth at the Spokane Interstate Fair was outside, in the rain. But it doesn’t pay …


Hitmen With Bull’s-E On Their Shoe Tops

During the Reagan years, dispirited conservatives could be seen sulking around Washington with little buttons in their lapels saying “Let Reagan Be Reagan.” The buttons were aimed not at then-House …


Gingrich To Powell: Don’t Do It Speaker Says An Independent Presidency Would Be ‘A Disaster For This Country’

Gingrich


Alliance Renounces Militia Group Backers Of Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Initiatives Reject Help From Militia Group

The Idaho Citizens Alliance and the United States Militia Association will not be political allies after all.


Less Extreme Christian Coalition Risks Losing Loyalists At The Polls Oratory Has Been Toned Down And Some Moderates Supported

Coalition founder Pat Robertson File/Associated Press


Vatican Attacks U.N. Document Bella Abzug Defends Plan Meant To Promote Women’s Equality

The Vatican accused European nations on Saturday of opposing motherhood and the traditional family. European and American representatives shot back that the Roman Catholic church is trying to restrict women’s …


Panel Recommends Packwood’s Ouster Ethics Committee Votes For Strongest Sanction Against Senator Accused Of Abuse

Sen. Bob Packwood leaves a news conference following the Ethics Committee’s recommendation that he be expelled from the Senate. Photo by Associated Press


Campaign Field Clear For Clinton - At Least So Far White House Has Discouraged Potential Challengers

The White House calculates that President Clinton already is on the verge of winning the first critical contest in his bid for re-election: He apparently has succeeded in heading off …


Chenoweth Lags In Funds Despite Large Debt, Congressman Has Raised Less Money Than Colleagues

Despite having one of the largest third-party debts of any freshman Republican in the House, Idaho’s conservative Rep. Helen Chenoweth is trailing her colleagues in fund raising this year. A …


Gop Heads For Record In Fund Raising

Taking advantage of their new majority status, House Republicans led the way toward a record $43.8 million in campaign fund raising in the first half of this year. The total …


Democrats Continue Huckleberry Tradition

The Kootenai County Democratic Club’s 16th annual Huckleberry Social will give a Democratic candidate hands to shake and huckleberry pie fans plenty to eat. The event is to be held …


Only A Curious Few Turn Out For Patriot Party Rally Reagan, Jackson And Perot Supporters Turn Out To Explore New Party

A new crusade to expand the nation’s political party options got a sluggish start Wednesday night in Spokane. The fledgling Patriot Party - a mishmash of Ross Perot backers and …


Warsaw Is Next Stop On The Road To Beijing Women Will Lobby Delegates At U.N. Women’s Conference

The China-bound Women’s Train pulls out of Berlin Sunday. Photo by Associated Press