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Pence is running against his old boss. The last VP to try that bombed.

The vice president of the United States was running against the president he was serving under, and his backers didn't mince words. They accused the president of having a "hideous hermaphroditical character." The president's backers fired back, warning that if the vice president won the election, "Murder, robbery, rape, adultery, and incest will be openly taught and practiced." That vice president, Thomas Jefferson, had once been friends with President John Adams before their 1800 campaign. But the two Founding Fathers had a nasty falling-out - like former vice president Mike Pence did with his now-opponent for the 2024 Republican nomination, former president Donald Trump.

Kootenai County voters to decide on $50 million bond for open spaces, as other Inland Northwest communities continue preservation efforts

County commissioners agreed earlier this month to put a $50 million bond measure before voters Nov. 7. Proceeds from the tax, which would cost property owners an estimated $8 per $100,000 of assessed value or the median home owner in the county about $29 annually, would be set aside to fund the purchase of undeveloped land, with particular attention paid to the Rathdrum Prairie. That area of farmland separating the cities of Rathdrum, Post Falls, Hayden and Coeur d'Alene has been the site of rampant growth in recent years, including the approval in March of a 2,800-home development project that will link Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene. 

Candidates for local office scramble as Aug. 1 election looms

Ballots are due Tuesday for the August primary, in which Spokane voters will select the two candidates that will compete for the mayor's office, positions on the City Council and the Spokane Public School board of directors. 

Even as third indictment looms, many Republicans still stand by Trump

Even with the backdrop of Donald Trump facing another potential indictment over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, many GOP voters wrote off the former president's legal challenges as part of a continued liberal smear campaign and said it didn't impact the image - positive or negative - they already have of him.