Today, we reported that Spokane City Council members are getting a 44 percent pay increase - about $14,000 a year - thanks to a decision by the city's Salary Review Commission. Apparently, the phones started ringing at City Hall.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
Candace Mumm will seek to be the first Democrat since John Roskelley in 2004 to represent the northern portion of Spokane County on the commission.
With a budget deal apparently in hand, the Senate is beginning to override Gov. Jay Inslee's vetoes of bills he nixed because the Legislature didn't pass a budget in the regular session.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016
OLYMPIA – Every four years about this time, folks come up with better ways to pick the people who will be the major parties’ nominee for president in the fall.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee signs supplemental transportation bill, still waiting on operating budget.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
Deal on the state's supplemental budget unlikely this week.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
Washington's electorate is whiter and richer than the nation as a whole. Idaho's is even whiter, but poorer.
President Bill Clinton said Monday during a speech at Spokane Falls Community College the last eight years had left "an awful legacy." But a look at his full speech indicates his ire was not directed entirely at President Barack Obama.
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016
Look. Up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's . . . superdelegate.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
The ballot for the May 24 Presidential Primary is set, and 4 Republicans are on it.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016
Oregon Public Broadcasting has an in-depth look at the visit that Rep. Matt Shea and other legislators made to the armed occupation of the Malheur Federal Wildlife Refuge in early January.
But hurry. The forms are due Friday at 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
A Department of Corrections official insisted an investigation into the computer mistakes that led to the early release of more than 3,000 inmates made him a scapegoat. But David Dunnington said he agreed with the conclusion that systemic failures led to continued delays of what should have been a top priority for the department.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
Last year’s initiative that told legislators to pass a constitutional amendment or face a cut in the sales tax presents several thorny questions for the Washington Supreme Court. Tuesday they posed those questions to attorneys representing the people who want to save Initiative 1366, and those who want it thrown out.
People who feel they've been well served at a state marijuana store can now leave a tip.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
March is cherry blossom time at the Capitol, which gives visitors something to admire even when nothing is going on inside the Legislative Building.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016
Spokane County Sheriff's deputies earned a median income of roughly $84,000 in 2015, according to data released from the Auditor's office.
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