All ten of Washington's members of the House of Representatives signed a letter to the Department of Justice and FBI on Wednesday calling for the agencies to "tirelessly investigate" threats targeting Jewish community centers, schools and churches.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers attended the inauguration Friday and saw coverage of the march in Spokane on the day that followed. She praised Donald Trump's speech as a rallying cry for those that have "fallen behind" and also supported the marchers' right to speak.
Nonprofit leader Kate Burke and Bemiss neighborhood advocate Kathryn Alexander have both filed already to compete for Amber Waldref's seat in northeastern Spokane. Waldref, who will term out of office in November 2017, says she'll take some time to spend with her family before pondering another run for office.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have squared off three times in debates around Washington's 5th Congressional district since the beginning of this month. They're all available online as you fill out your ballot.
Both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have released TV ads in the Spokane market as ballots start to drop this week. Pakootas is attempting to tie McMorris Rodgers to Donald Trump, while the congresswoman is touting national security in an ad that departs from her usual policy-based ads.
Mayor David Condon is not expected to be in the courtroom Tuesday afternoon. Superior Court Judge Blaine Gibson, of Yakima County, is scheduled to decide if a recall petition from local Democratic organizer and accountant David Green can move forward to the signature-collecting phase.
The Spokane Home Builders Association, a trade group representing construction interests, has some harsh words for the settlement agreement the county signed with neighborhood groups over urban growth issues. "It looks like they're kind of giving away the farm," said Michael Cathcart, government affairs director for the organization.
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.
Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn said the county is saving between $1 million and $1.4 million annually as a result of lean management strategies implemented in the past few years at an address Friday in front of Greater Spokane Inc.
Sixty-seven Democratic delegates will be up for grabs at Washington caucuses to be held Saturday, March 26. Supporters for the campaigns of Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have set up local offices to get out the vote.
David Kay, 59, announced Tuesday he will run as a Democrat against incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who will be seeking her sixth term in Congress, and Joe Pakootas, who fell to McMorris Rodgers with roughly 40 percent of the vote in 2014.
Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk, covering the marijuana industry, local politics and breaking news. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.