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This week saw Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown trade early campaign advertisements touching on each woman’s motherly bona fides.
Two Democratic candidates are looking to become a state representative in Washington’s 6th district. Republican Jeff Holy will leave his spot in the House this fall to pursue a bid for the state Senate. Two Democrats and two Republicans seek to replace him. The other 6th District seat is held by Republican Mike Volz, who faces a challenge from Kay Murano, executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium.
Judicial races are usually pretty ho-hum, but “Zamboni” John Scannell introduced some controversy into a Supreme Court race, albeit briefly.
Sandy Hook group gives award to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown calls for more action on gun violence
The group Sandy Hook Promise awarded the congresswoman for her work pushing legislation that authorized federal money for school training programs and measures like metal detectors to address school shootings. The bill has been criticized as lacking measures to address access to guns, and McMorris Rodgers’ likely opponent in the November bid for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress echoed those concerns.
The governor said in a wide-ranging podcast interview this week that Washington needs to continue to do more to bring high-speed internet to far-flung areas of the state. The Democrat, eyed as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, also criticized the Trump administration for its stance on net neutrality regulations and immigration policy.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: DOJ wrong not to defend pre-existing condition measures in Affordable Care Act
The congresswoman, who has maintained a tepid alliance with the Trump administration, on Wednesday spoke out against its plan not to defend portions of the health care law set up to ensure sick people can find coverage. Critics say the GOP has not offered a plan that would ensure the same level of coverage.
Lisa Brown’s first TV spot focuses on the former state legislator’s experience in Olympia in 1993, when the chief clerk of the House of Representatives told her she couldn’t bring her one-year-old son on the floor for a vote.
The Washington Supreme Court sets hearing on whether voters should vote on an initiative that would change state laws on police use of deadly force.
Pleas for money fill up the inbox in campaign season.
For the first time in 40 years, Republicans will run unopposed by Democrats for a seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.
It’s easy to convince ourselves that passing a law means a problem is solved, but not every problem is amenable to a legislative solution.
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.
Memorial Day weekend means its crunch time for efforts to get enough signatures on petitions for initiatives to the Legislature.
Congressional candidates to represent Eastern Washington have major disagreements on some foreign policy questions.
Spin Control offers its annual advice to candidates entering the campaign.
U.S. Senate race draws a near record number of candidates and Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District race grows to five on final day of filing week.
Colbert businessman joins Eastern Washington’s congressional race.
First-time candidates file for Spokane-area legislative seats.
Number of Senate candidates continues to grow as other races fill out.
State to cover costs of mailing ballots back for voters in 38 counties after King County votes to pay the postage for its voters.