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Trump campaign raises $24.8M in less than 24 hours

President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his reelection campaign, a figure that dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders took in over the course of months.


Spokane mayoral campaign pushes community to question, defend safety of downtown library

Spokane police are called much more often to the STA Plaza and other public locations downtown than the library. But a social media conversation started by mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward has led her opponents to weigh the necessity of keeping a uniformed officer at the location, an idea that would cost the city at least three times its current spending on security in the building.


Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

President Donald Trump’s early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, the state was again a bright spot for Republicans who won the governor’s mansion and flipped a Senate seat.


Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, leading mayor Pete Buttigieg to return home early from a presidential campaign trip to address the public and reach out to community members.


O’Rourke: White Americans don’t know full story of slavery

As he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year’s southern presidential primaries, Beto O’Rourke has taken a path somewhat less traveled


Younger 2020 candidates hint at age divide in hitting Biden

Some of the younger candidates in the crowded Democratic presidential primary are suggesting that the early front-runner, 76-year-old Joe Biden , is too entrenched in the past.


Word coming about who’s in, who’s out for Democratic debates

The Democratic National Committee is set to announce that as many as 20 presidential candidates have qualified for the first debates later this month.


Ferguson discusses suing Trump administration, potential run for governor at town hall

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson shared his thoughts Wednesday on a career in public service, running for governor and suing the president of the United States.


Trump says he’d ‘want to hear’ foreign dirt on 2020 rivals

Trump says if a foreign power were offering dirt on his 2020 opponent, he’d be open to accepting it


Trump, Biden trade insults during dueling Iowa visits

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are assailing each other during overlapping visits to Iowa on Tuesday, previewing what the country might get in next year’s election if Biden becomes his party’s nominee.


Spin Control: Gov. Inslee still pushing for climate debate

Gov. Jay Inslee still pushing for a presidential debate on climate despite the thumbs down from the Democratic National Committee


Spokane city leaders consider building new criminal justice complex, including jail

More than 50 years after voters decided to combine city and county jails, the city is considering separating city and county criminal justice services again.


Woodward leads in campaign money; Stuckart criticizes ‘push’ poll

Contributions for former television news anchor Nadine Woodward have hit six figures, making her the only mayoral candidate in the crowded field to reach that mark so far. Meanwhile, an opponent, current City Council President Ben Stuckart, says a questionable campaign practice known as a push poll is contacting voters with misinformation. He initially alleged the poll came from the Woodward campaign, but later said it could have originated from an independent group.


Mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward, a former TV journalist, won’t interview with Inlander

Former TV Journalist Nadine Woodward has refused to do phone or in-person interviews with Inlander reporters, according to a piece the alt-weekly published Thursday.


Israel’s ‘do-over’ election brings new threats to Netanyahu

After narrowly failing to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections, the long-time Israeli leader’s opponents now have a rare chance for a “do-over” in a snap vote in September.


Spokane Public Library investigating after video of fight surfaces in mayoral campaign

The Spokane Public Library is investigating after an unauthorized video of an altercation between a guard and a library patron was posted by a mayoral candidate on social media.


McConnell: ‘We’d fill’ any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says that if a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court during next year’s election cycle the chamber would likely confirm a GOP nominee selected by President Donald Trump


Farage claims pro-Brexit momentum after divisive UK vote

British euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Monday that his new Brexit Party’s victory in the European election should spur Britain to leave the European Union even without a divorce deal – a call echoed by many senior Conservatives, stung by their party’s humiliating defeat.


Councilman Mike Fagan, Prosecutor Larry Haskell downplay attendance at Liberty State fundraiser

Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan pumped his fist while leading his audience in an enthusiastic chant Thursday evening, seemingly offering full-throated support to a conservative secessionist movement that would turn Eastern Washington into a 51st state called Liberty. But on Friday, Fagan, who’s running for council president, said he’s not necessarily a supporter of the movement.


Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party is headed to a landslide election victory


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