Stories tagged: politics
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:11 p.m.
Trump administration’s decision to follow other countries and ground Boeing 737 Max 8s illustrates the limits of the company’s clout.
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
The 2020 circus had arrived at the hipster-techie festival that is South by Southwest.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized on Friday for a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago, but said he did not intend to heed calls to …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Legislators would have to make public some of their correspondence, documents and memos – although not as much as other government officials in Washington – under a proposal filed Thursday.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
The news that Donald Trump’s approval rating is near historical lows brings some relief that the laws of political gravity still apply. When the president is doing a spectacularly bad …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:40 p.m.
Backed by Venezuela’s military, President Nicolas Maduro went on the offensive against an opposition leader who declared himself interim president and his U.S. supporters, setting up a potentially explosive struggle …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
An investment of $55 million would include a doubling of the state’s resources to fight wildfires. Franz, in an interview recorded for the Spokesman-Review’s Newsmakers podcast series, said such spending …
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
After he’d conducted what he referred to as his last official act in the governor’s office on Thursday, I asked outgoing Gov. Butch Otter when he’d be turning over the …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Congo’s top archbishop is urging peace on the eve of a long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.”
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
Activists urging more states to ban gay conversion therapy for minors are expecting major gains in 2019, thanks to midterm election results and the buzz generated by two well-reviewed films.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
As midnight came and went on the East Coast Friday, bringing with it the third government shutdown of the year, Spokane’s federal delegations stayed largely quiet.
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
The Washington D.C.-based startup, Progressive Shopper, has set out to mine political spending from hundreds of major brands. The site shows shoppers what percentage of a company’s political spending went …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
The decision won’t affect plans for a downtown march next month in Spokane, which will mark the third year of the annual demonstration that grew out of concern over the …
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, or with the acute hearing of dogs, a dog whistle refers to a sound pitched so high only a dog can hear it. When …
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018
Mom always said people don’t really change as they get older, they just get more and more like themselves. Apparently so do countries.
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
Ukraine’s president donned combat fatigues to implement martial law in much of the country on Wednesday, a move Russia denounced as a cynical political trick as both sides ratcheted up …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Scratch the surface of a “constitutionalist” – at least one of the Western anti-government variety – and what you often find underneath is an authoritarian. Or an anarchist.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on working in the minority, leadership of her party and specter of impeachment
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers spoke Wednesday about the prospects in a House of Representatives led by Democrats for the first time since 2011. She said there were no grounds for …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
It’s a motto of sorts. Ammon Bundy calls himself a “sunlight kind of guy.” Before his family’s infamous standoffs near Bunkerville, Nevada, and Burns, Oregon, he was living in the …
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 5:04 p.m.
President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism Saturday after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he …
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
Boise attorney and Democrat Bruce Bistline filed to run against GOP Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden four years ago just in case Wasden lost the primary, then didn’t actively campaign …
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.