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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Whitman County Commission Jamison Vs. Mcgehee: Getting Down To Business

After a summer of political nose-thumbing in the courthouse, all four candidates for the Whitman County commission say it's time to get back to business. The race pits Hollis Jamison, a Republican Garfield farmer, against Democrat Steve McGehee, a veteran Palouse City Council member. Whitman County Commissioner Nora Mae Keifer, a moderate Republican, faces Democrat Charlie Russell, a self-employed environmental consultant.

News >  Spokane

Whitman Races Focus On Land-Use, Budget, Access

Steve McGehee and Hollis Jamison are both political animals, but of very different stripes. McGehee's a student - and sometime teacher - of politics, with a doctorate in political science and eight years of experience as a Palouse city councilman. He's 48, and a Democrat.
News >  Nation/World

Moscow Pair, Infant Son Die In Crash Driver Of Truck That Ran Into Them Will Be Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter

Only hours after having their family Christmas photographs taken, a young Moscow, Idaho, couple and their infant son were killed Sunday night when a pickup truck hit their station wagon near New Meadows. The Idaho State Police identified the family as Dennis M. Barnett, 21, formerly of New Meadows; his wife, Kristina L. Barnett, 20, of Moscow; and their 6-month-old son, Justin Wyatt Barnett.
News >  Spokane

Amphitheater West Of Colfax Stalled For Year Promoter Says Residents, Officials Resisting Effort

A California music promoter said Friday that he'll delay for a year his plan to turn a Palouse barley field into a 10,000-person outdoor amphitheater. H. Thorp Minister III wanted the site, five miles west of Colfax, seeded with grass and ready for shows by next summer. But resistance from neighbors and skeptical Whitman County officials has delayed planting too long, Minister said.
News >  Spokane

Whitman County Must Find Funds For Juvenile Center

Whitman County, already short on funds, must come up with at least $78,000 per year more to pay its share of a planned Medical Lake juvenile detention center, a county official said Wednesday. Voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to add a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax in Whitman County to pay for crimefighting. The vote was 2,903 to 2,176.
News >  Idaho

Record Number Donate Money To UI

A record number of people, businesses and foundations donated money to the University of Idaho in the past year, according to UI officials. It's only the second time in the 107-year-old university's history that private donations exceeded $10 million.

State Legislature - 9th District

Education and government regulation are at the top of candidates' concerns in the District 9 primary races for state legislative seats. The primary will decide the senate race, since no Democrats are running. Republican John Gearhart - who says he's really more of a Libertarian - is taking on fellow Republican Sen. Eugene Prince, seeking his eighth term in the Legislature.

Whitman County Commissioner

The central issue in Whitman County Commission races is the county budget. Six challengers say the incumbents have done a poor job of managing taxpayers' money, spending "rainy day" money and being caught off guard when incoming tax revenue can't make the payroll.