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  • Doug Clark: Turn ‘County Crank’ sign prank into cash for food bank

    I have a hundred – do I hear $200? Yes. That’s two hundred.


  • Washington election: Campaigns spending heavily as deadline nears

    OLYMPIA – With control of the Washington Senate in the balance, legislative candidates could pull in record amounts of money, and some ballot measure campaigns are spending heavily as the …


  • Baumgartner: Cowan TV ad misleading

    A new TV attack ad by Democratic state Senate challenger Rich Cowan inaccurately portrays Republican incumbent Michael Baumgartner’s voting record on tax breaks. The ad, which began airing on Spokane …


  • 6th Legislative District Senate race questions and answers

    Both candidates were asked five questions and allowed up to 50 words for each response. Their answers are listed below and appear in the same order as the candidates will …


  • WSU, UW negotiating solution over control of medical program

    Democratic state Senate challenger Rich Cowan threw his support Thursday behind Washington State University’s bid to operate its own medical school without having to rely on the University of Washington. …


  • Zombie politics shaping state Senate race

    There’s more than civic pride riding on Friday night’s premiere of “Z Nation,” the zombie-apocalypse TV show filmed and produced in Spokane. It’s also become the symbolic centerpiece of Democratic …


  • Senate challenger Rich Cowan making most of ‘Z Nation’ debut

    There’s more than civic pride riding on Friday night’s premiere of “Z Nation,” the zombie-apocalypse TV show filmed and produced in Spokane. It’s also become the symbolic centerpiece of Democratic …


  • Primary election results favor GOP gaining control of state Senate

    OLYMPIA – Republicans are in the driver’s seat to control the Washington Senate in 2015 unless Democrats can improve their showing in a handful of races like Spokane’s 6th District …


  • Republican incumbents carry the day in local races

    A slate of inconsequential primaries delivered results Tuesday night as both candidates in a number of two-person races moved forward to November’s general election with a better idea of where …


  • 6th District Senate campaign likely another expensive race

    The 6th Legislative District is bound for another expensive campaign season, as Democrat Rich Cowan challenges incumbent Republican state Sen. Mike Baumgartner in November. Although they are the only two …


  • Spin Control: Candidates spar over income tax claim

    In these dog days of summer, things that would not get a second look the rest of the year are tested for news viability under much lower July vacation standards …


  • Zombie TV series ‘Z Nation’ will provide Spokane with good jobs

    The zombies are coming. And they’re bringing work for nearly 200 actors, 1,300 extras and more than 100 crew members. The new SyFy Network television series “Z Nation” will begin …


  • Baumgartner hosts re-election breakfast

    Although he’s been raising money for nearly a year, state Sen. Mike Baumgartner makes it official Thursday with a formal kickoff breakfast for his re-election campaign. Republican Baumgartner, 38, was …


  • ‘Knights of Badassdom’ to debut locally

    A made-in-Spokane film will be screened in Spokane, too. But it may only happen once – and tickets are going fast.


  • Spin Control: Right-to-work weird for Washington

    Somewhere in the great beyond, James “Big Jim” Farley is having a good day. The former Tammany Hall boss and political strategist for Franklin Delano Roosevelt may have been pulled …


  • Tiny Fairfield lands cameo role in feature movie

    A movie crew livened up the usually quiet town of Fairfield this week. The North by Northwest crew was using parts of City Hall and Main Street to shoot scenes …


  • Democrat Rich Cowan to challenge state Sen. Baumgartner

    The head of a local movie production company said he will challenge an incumbent senator in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District next year. Rich Cowan, chief executive officer of North by …


  • ‘Badass’ Spokane movie may see screen

    A much-hyped made-in-Spokane movie may actually make it to the big screen yet. Distribution rights to “Knights of Badassdom,” filmed mostly at Riverside State Park in 2010, were bought last …


  • ‘Living tribute’ will celebrate life of Foley

    Spokane’s longest-serving congressman, Tom Foley, will be the subject of a “living tribute” organized by a pair of local businessmen later this month. Foley, 84, served in the U.S. House …


  • Incumbents prevail

    The Inland Northwest’s congressional delegation remained intact Tuesday, with incumbents coasting to victories in early returns. On the Washington side, voters gave new terms to Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell …


  • House race an uphill battle: Cowan faces McMorris Rodgers

    In just about any profile of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the national media, the Spokane congresswoman is inevitably labeled “a rising star” of the Republican Party. Especially this …


  • Three-step plan to eradicate scourge of campaign malarkey

    I have a three-point plan: Get shock collars. Strap them onto the candidates. Attempt, through vigorous zapping, to train them away from some of the emptiest forms of blather they …


  • Gridlock in Congress a hot debate topic

    Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, in the final debate before the November election, defended her eight years in Congress and argued that she has worked for bipartisanship in Congress. …


  • McMorris Rodgers, Cowan debate for final time

    The final debate between U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rich Cowan was held Friday morning by Greater Spokane, Inc., the region’s chamber of commerce.


  • McMorris Rodgers, Cowan share views during debate

    The Democratic opponent of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the November election used much of their first debate working to portray the incumbent Republican as an ingrained fixture in …


  • Cowan targets McMorris Rodgers in ads

    Democratic challenger Rich Cowan is attempting to take U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to task for her work trying to elect or re-elect other Republicans to Congress. His latest ads, …


  • Spin Control: Judge dismantles Seattle woman’s ‘birther’ claims

    OLYMPIA – It’s Labor Day weekend, the traditional start of serious campaigning, so one can assume the silly season for politics is either over or nearly so. Before the clock …


  • It’s a big day for incumbents

    Incumbents representing Washington and Eastern Washington in Congress advanced easily in Tuesday’s primary to the general election, but their November opponents say they’re confident that the races aren’t over. U.S. …


  • Candidates for Congress weigh in on top issues

    Two years ago, Democrats were divided about their choice to challenge U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. But this year, party officials worked to unite the party early behind Spokane businessman …


  • Rich Cowan, Q&A on 15 topics

    1. Why do you feel that you are the best candidate? For 22 years I served as CEO of film company North by Northwest Productions. Our company brought a new …


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