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Inslee gets national audience for presidential campaign pitch on climate change

In nationally televised pitch to win support for his 2020 presidential run, Gov. Jay Inslee tells town hall audience Washington is a good “template” for the rest of the country


Mike Fagan running for Spokane City Council president

Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is running for the council’s highest position.


Netanyahu appears headed toward re-election in Israeli vote

Israeli voters decided Tuesday whether to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu another term in office in a tight election that has become a referendum on his decade in power.


Biden jokes about accusations, targets union voters

Former Vice President Joe Biden tries to use humor to defuse his recent controversy about crossing physical boundaries with women — but acknowledges he’ll have to change the way he campaigns if he runs for president.


Stunned Eyman loses fight against possible ban on managing money for campaigns

Longtime initiative sponsor Tim Eyman lost an attempt to keep the state from banning him from the financial aspects of future campaigns if they prove he violated campaign finance law.


Gov. Jay Inslee visits WSU to talk climate change, renewable energy

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a 2020 presidential hopeful, says investing in the environment is critical now more than ever.


Former Spokane Mayor Ron Bair blazed trail from KXLY to City Hall in 1977

The popular Spokane newsman parlayed a 13-year stint at the local ABC affiliate into a successful bid for Spokane mayor, where he oversaw city operations moving into the old Montgomery Ward building and pushed for an amusement center in Riverfront Park.


Nadine Woodward running for Spokane mayor

Nadine Woodward, the recently retired Spokane news anchor, is running for Spokane mayor.


‘Seattle is Dying’ report prompts political response to homelessness in Spokane

City Council President Ben Stuckart declared from the dais last week that neither Seattle nor Spokane is dying, but the divisive KOMO-TV report has prompted a wide-ranging discussion on the issue on the east side of the Cascades.


Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any candidate, his campaign said Monday.


Ex-FBI official: ‘No conspiracy’ to prevent Trump’s election

A former FBI agent who helped lead the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia says “there was no conspiracy” at the agency to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.


Stuckart accuses clean air agency regulatory overreach, cites Otis Hotel asbestos fines and construction delays

The local clean air agency “overreaches” with its regulatory authority and hampers economic development in an effort to “justify their existence,” said Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart.


Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

lwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent who could oust him.


Gun dealers must follow gun control initiative, Inslee and Ferguson warn

Washington gun dealers will be required to conduct enhanced background checks when selling semi-automatic rifles starting July 1, even if they disagree with the initiative that requires them, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned today.


Former TV news anchor Nadine Woodward considering run for Spokane mayor

Just a week after retiring from KXLY, longtime anchor Nadine Woodward said she may run for Spokane mayor.


Timeline: Jay Inslee’s political career started in 1985

A partial time line of the key elements in Jay Inslee’s political career.


Inslee’s in the 2020 White House race and he’s headed to Iowa

Jay Inslee makes it official: He’s running for president.


Jay Inslee is running for president. Here’s what he brings to the Democratic field.

Inslee’s singular focus on climate change and his experience as a governor could boost his campaign, but the Democratic field is large and his strategy has downsides.