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Analysis: ‘Dark money’ claims in McMorris Rodgers, Brown debate oversimplify complicated campaign finance laws

The candidates both claimed the other was benefitting from campaign contributions that aren’t traceable. The issue has become heated in a race that has attracted outside attention from leadership groups …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown set for town hall event in downtown Spokane on Wednesday

The event, co-hosted by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages forum and KHQ-TV, will air live on local broadcast television from the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. It’ll be the first …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces smaller, friendlier town hall crowd in downtown Spokane

A year removed from one of the most raucous town halls in her recent congressional career, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faced a relatively calm – and sparse – gathering Thursday …


Lisa Brown to hold Spokane Valley community forum on Thursday

The event will compete with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ annual town hall, which is scheduled to begin a little bit later Thursday evening in downtown Spokane. Brown’s event will not …


Cathy McMorris Rodgers schedules town hall Thursday in downtown Spokane

Tickets for the event at the Spokane Convention Center have sold out, but the congresswoman’s office said room may still be available.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers talks health care, education at Deer Park town hall

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.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Shooting survivor’s father admits email changes in CNN spat

The father of a Florida shooting survivor acknowledged Tuesday he omitted words in an email he sent media outlets accusing CNN of using scripted remarks at a town hall on …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:46 p.m.

Ryan says Trump ‘messed up’ but opposes censure

House Speaker Paul Ryan will be taking questions from Wisconsin voters during a nationally televised town hall meeting Monday night immediately following President Donald Trump’s address on Afghanistan.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

In rare Spokane town hall, Sen. Maria Cantwell faces friendly audience critical of GOP, Trump

In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Health care, Trump, North Korea feature prominently at McMorris Rodgers’ town hall

The congresswoman took more than 20 questions in a 90-minute session that drew more than a hundred protesters. McMorris Rodgers defended her vote for the GOP health bill and President …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:44 p.m.

All 300 tickets to McMorris Rodgers town hall meeting distributed in 43 minutes

It took 43 minutes to distribute the 300 tickets available for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Town Hall meeting scheduled for Thursday. The tickets were distributed through an event planning …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers will hold town hall at Gonzaga University on Thursday

The congresswoman will host a free event requiring a ticket at Gonzaga University on Thursday at 5 p.m. Recent town halls have been held at the Lincoln Center. It will …


UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 11 p.m.

Montana’s Sen. Steve Daines plans tele-town hall on health care bill

Montana’s Republican U.S. senator, Steve Daines, says he’ll decide whether to support his party’s health care bill after hearing from constituents.


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum angrily walked out of a televised interview in front of a group of schoolchildren in Dubuque, Iowa, when pressed about screening attendees to his public meetings.


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Following town hall backlash, Labrador says health care comment ‘wasn’t very elegant’

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador drew


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 10:59 p.m.

Health care dominates at highly charged Coeur d’Alene town hall with Raul Labrador

Rep. Raul Labrador defended his vote for the Republican health care law to a mostly skeptical crowd that filled the 500-capacity Lake City High School auditorium Friday evening in Coeur …


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:55 a.m.

Town hall moves forward without U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

It didn’t seem to matter that U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers didn’t show up to a town hall meeting held in her honor Thursday night at the Moran Prairie Library. …


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers speaks to small group in Spokane; no town halls planned for recess

The Congresswoman addressed concerns about efforts to repeal the nation’s health care law and the political divisiveness following last year’s presidential election in a roundtable discussion with eight Eastern Washington …


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

It was one of the most exclusive tickets in town: Only 800 were made available, and those lucky enough to score one were told they would have to show photo …


Ben Stuckart hosts town hall as he challenges Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her seat

Spokane City Council president Ben Stuckart started his town hall meeting Tuesday night by thanking the Spokane County Republican Party for publicizing his event and “getting an active turnout.”


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

Sue Lani Madsen: Manufactured outrage at Congressional town halls restricts constructive dialogue

Manufactured outrage is an unhealthy addition to post-election frustration.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

800 pack Spokane town hall to address Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ staff

Cathy McMorris Rodgers wasn’t at the town hall scheduled for her Tuesday evening, but that didn’t stop 800 people from packing into the auditorium on the main floor of the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Baumgartner town hall in Spokane focuses on education funding

There was no large raucous crowd chanting their support for the Affordable Care Act or immigration at state Sen. Michael Baumgartner’s town hall meeting Saturday. Instead a mostly polite group …


Moscow residents tell Idaho congressmen ‘do your job’

A “do your job” chant reverberated off the walls of a packed Great Room at Moscow’s 1912 Center at the end of Thursday night’s town hall meeting hosted by the …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 8:56 a.m.

GOP members of Congress, including McMorris Rodgers, face Trump foes back in district

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers did not attend a “town hall” event held in Spokane on Wednesday night that saw disaffected citizens criticizing her for her ties to President Donald Trump …


GOP plan for chaotic town halls: Avoid them

Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s town hall last week marked a high point for the progressive “resistance,” with voters flooding a Utah high school gym, demanding answers on the GOP’s agenda, and …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:14 a.m.

18,000 call in to Illinois GOP congressman’s phone town hall

About 18,000 callers participated in a telephone town hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a suburban Chicago Republican who has been criticized for canceling smaller in-person meetings and declining …


Angry voters flood town halls of GOP lawmakers

The voter identified himself as a cancer survivor, and he had something to say to Republican Rep. Justin Amash: “I am scared to death that I will not have health …


Chelsea Clinton makes campaign stop in Seattle

Chelsea Clinton returned to Seattle to urge Washingtonians to support Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine.


McMorris Rodgers, at town hall, says Planned Parenthood investigation needed

The embattled Planned Parenthood organization should answer questions prompted by videos discussing sales of fetal tissue, or face defunding, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers told a crowd assembled for her …