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Spin Control 4th Legislative District archive


Sunday Spin: Pick your race, then file

Last week’s steady stream of candidates announcing they plan to run for some office or another is a sign that filing week is nearly upon us. May 12 through 16 is the time for a candidate to go from talking about running for office to...

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MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2013

GOP candidates on display tonight 

Spokane County Republican precinct officers in the 4th Legislative District have to pick a replacement for Rep. Larry Crouse, who is retiring this month with a year left on his term. There are five would-be legislators eager for the job, but only three can be...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013

Crouse to resign at end of year

Republican Larry Crouse will retire after 19 years in the Legislature, likely setting off a rush of GOP hopefuls in the Spokane Valley district. Crouse announced Tuesday he plans to retire as of Dec. 31, halfway through his current term, because of health problems that...

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McLaughlin considering move to Spokane Valley 

Spokane’s most senior elected official is considering a move to the east. City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin said last week that she may move into Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District to run for the House seat held by state Rep. Larry Crouse – if he decides...

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012

Documents from Sunday's story on Shea 

Some readers of Sunday's story about Matt Shea's continuance of a charge of having a loaded handgun in his pickup without a valid concealed weapon permit, which stemmed from a "road rage" incident, have wondered why the story appeared now rather than in November when...

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Allen wins second count, but a third awaits 

Former Councilman Mike Allen's lead over incumbent Richard Rush grew by three to 91 on Wednesday after a recount of the Spokane City Council election for the city's south district. The race was recounted by machine because the result from the first count was within...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011

Recounts moved to Wednesday 

Spokane County Elections Manager Mike McLaughlin said this afternoon that sorting ballots for recounting took longer than expected. Therefore, the Spokane City Council recount between Richard Rush and Mike Allen and the 4th Legislative District Senate race between Jeff Baxter and Mike Padden won't start...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

Baxter pays for recount 

Former state Sen. Jeff Baxter is paying for a partial recount of ballots in his unsuccessful bid to retain his Spokane Valley seat despite losing the race by more than 3,400 votes. Baxter’s opponent in the contest, Mike Padden, was sworn in as senator representing...

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Baxter teeing up the ball

State Sen. Jeff Baxter is holding a campaign kickoff Wednesday night at the Mirabeau Park Hotel. This may seem a bit late, considering Baxter announced more than a month ago he was running for the seat to which he was appointed after Bob McCaslin retired....

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Sen. Jeff Baxter on the Senate floor the day he was sworn in. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)

Baxter to run for Senate seat 

OLYMPIA -- RepublicanJeff Baxter will run in this year's special election in an effort to keep the state Senate seat he now holds by appointment. Baxter announced today that he will seek election to the Spokane Valley's 4th Legislative District seat. He was appointed to...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011

4th District PCO meeting back on Saturday

Tjr 4th Legislative District Republican precinct committee officers to name three possible replacements for Sen. Bob McCaslin is back on for Saturday morning. The time and place have been changed. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting at 9:30 a.m., at the Luxury...

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