Stories tagged: politics
Thu., March 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
‘Staff error’ responsible for email stating Paulette Jordan the only Democrat to represent north Idaho
Paulette Jordan’s campaign says a “staff error” resulted in an email being sent out Wednesday claiming she is the “only Democrat ever elected” to the Legislature from northern Idaho.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.
Before the end of his second term, the mayor said there will be major steps taken toward a downtown prep sports complex, part of a blueprint for his final two …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Senate should end the fillibuster for spending bills. But Sen. Patty Murray says the filibuster (or threat of one) forces cooperation on bipartisan legislation.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018
Budget uncertainty has become a familiar feeling in my young Army career. This year’s government shutdown was my second, the first occurring in 2013, with 2011 a narrow miss. For …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
The bill would take effect in 2022 and would add two members to the Spokane County Commission. It’s received bipartisan support in Olympia and the city of Spokane, but current …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
One-time Grammy winner Hillary Clinton made it back to the awards show Sunday night in a role she no doubt relished: supposedly auditioning for the spoken word recording of Michael …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
President Donald Trump had hoped to spend the weekend celebrating the one-year anniversary of his inauguration amid friends at his opulent Palm Beach, Florida, estate. Instead, he’s facing a government …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a …
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
As Idaho legislators prepare to be wined, dined and hypnotized by monied puppet masters and lobbyists for another session, the voice of a favorite journalistic curmudgeon sounds from long ago.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Father of Spokane Valley councilwoman loses Spokane City Hall job following investigation into unfair campaigning
Bob West, father of Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz, said he wasn’t using his public computer at City Hall to campaign on her behalf against Caleb Collier. He was …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
The race for Washington’s 5th Congressional District may be months away, but the parties have already begun the foundational work of campaign building. For the campaign of challenger Lisa Brown …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
Final reports filed with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission show November’s contests for three seats on the Spokane City Council cost a total of nearly $420,000, based on the amount …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Washington Sen. Doug Ericksen has been appointed as the senior adviser to the Region 10 administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Elected as the then-youngest woman on the Spokane City Council, Waldref said she believes the city is on good footing with a long-term plan and is excited about work opportunities …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
John Conyers’ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century – and sets off a free-for-all race to …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Deputy White House chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen as President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Most candidates hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in next year’s election aren’t shying away from President Donald Trump’s criticism of her claims of Native American heritage, although all …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Once again my head is exploding.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017
Let’s start, for example, simply by asking questions. Our daily discourse is filled with attitude and declarations. We have forgotten the power of listening.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether “this horror show” …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Politically divided families cut their Thanksgiving dinner short by 20 to 30 minutes in 2016, according to a draft paper by Ryne Rohla, a doctoral candidate in economics at Washington …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
A memo included in recently released John F. Kennedy documents shows that the FBI was concerned about the growing political power of Latinos, historians say.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
For the first time in at least a decade, spending by outside groups in this year’s City Council races reached all corners of the city. Through Friday, more than $372,000 …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Many Democrats expressed outrage Thursday at allegations from a former party chairwoman that an agreement with the Democratic National Committee gave the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton some day-to-day control …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Contributions to 401(k) and other retirement accounts would not change under the proposed GOP tax overhaul.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s nominee for NASA chief has been criticized for promoting political divisiveness and rejecting climate change science. He says he’ll run the space agency on a consensus agenda …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
I have witnessed friends de-friend, associates disassociate and budding relationships become unrelated, all because of party politics and the perceived hate for the other side.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Pope Francis on Saturday said Christians can play a role in shaping Europe’s future by promoting political dialogue “especially where it is threatened and where conflict seems to prevail.”
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
The response to sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein has spread to statehouses nationwide, with hundreds of lawmakers, lobbyists and consultants coming forward to say the problem is …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
The move follows similar steps by Facebook and the introduction of a bill that seeks to bring more transparency to online political ads in an attempt to lessen the influence …