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Three candidates vying to become the next Kootenai County sheriff

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 25, 2020

The race for Kootenai County sheriff features two candidates with long careers at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and a Rathdrum native who accuses local law enforcement officials of working with "the mob." Bob Norris, Mike Bauer and Justin Nagel are vying to replace Sheriff Ben Wolfinger, who is retiring after four two-year terms in office.

Twitter tightens limits on candidates ahead of US election

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 9, 2020

Twitter is imposing tough new rules that restrict candidates from declaring premature victory and tighten its measures against spreading misinformation, calling for political violence and spreading thoughtless commentary in the days leading up to and following the Nov. 3 U.S. election.

Trump gets back on campaign starting in Florida

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 9, 2020

President Donald Trump set out to get his campaign back on track Friday, a week after he was sidelined with the coronavirus that has killed more than 210,000 Americans.

Judge denies motion to extend Florida’s voter registration

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 9, 2020

A federal judge has denied a motion to extend voter registration in Florida even though a computer meltdown on the final day of registration might have prevented thousands of potential voters from taking part in November’s presidential election.

Law enforcement preps for potential election-related unrest

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

 Federal and state law enforcement officials have begun expanded preparations for the possibility of widespread unrest at the polls on Election Day, a response to extraordinarily high tensions among voters and anxieties about safety stoked in part by President Donald Trump.

Trump vows not to participate in virtual debate with Biden

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday he would skip next week's debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden after organizers said it would be held virtually because of health concerns, further disrupting the president's efforts to shift focus away from a virus that has killed more than 210,000 Americans this year.

Biden, Harris aim to tip battleground Arizona for Democrats

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

Joe Biden and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, were scheduled to visit the Phoenix area on Thursday, campaigning together for the first time since the Democratic convention. Not to be ignored, Vice President Mike Pence planned to campaign across town in his fourth appearance in the state this year. But some Republicans are increasingly anxious about their prospects. 

Gonzaga debate team members largely unswayed by Harris and Pence’s debate performances

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

After Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic nominee Kamala Harris faced off in the vice presidential debate Wednesday night in Salt Lake City, students in a virtual debate-watch event co-hosted by Gonzaga University called the debate more civil than the clash between the presidential candidates a week earlier but said the meeting did little to change their viewsof either candidate.

Countering Trump, U.S. officials defend integrity of election

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2020

Four weeks ahead of Election Day, senior national security officials provided fresh assurances about the integrity of the elections in a video message Tuesday, putting them at odds with President Donald Trump’s efforts to discredit the vote.

Trump court nomination hangs over Senate shuttered by virus

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 5, 2020

The Senate is shut down by COVID-19 infections, but Republicans are refusing to delay confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. They are even willing to make special arrangements so sick senators can vote, and Democrats appear powerless to stop them.

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch faces three challengers in November election

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 8, 2020

Though Jim Risch has only been in the Senate for 10 years, he's spent several decades in public office. His opponent, Democrat Paulette Jordan, said the wealthy rancher has lost touch with his constituents and should be open to more public debates prior to the election.