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Reform talk draws protest

While U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers travels across Eastern Washington discussing health care reform, one of her only stops in Spokane was a closed affair Wednesday in a Browne’s Addition church with invited members of two special-interest groups. Across the street in Coeur d’Alene Park, nearly 200 people, organized by the liberal political action group MoveOn.org, rallied in support of a public health care option that McMorris Rodgers opposes.

Public excluded from McMorris Rodgers meeting

While U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers travels across Eastern Washington discussing health care reform, one of her only stops in Spokane was a closed affair Wednesday in a Browne’s Addition church with invited members of two special interest groups.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., was in Spokane on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 to talk about health care. She met with two groups privately at a church in Browne's Addition, while a protest organized by MoveOn.org gathered at a nearby park.

Obama citizenship ‘settled’ for McMorris Rodgers

Bad news for “birthers,” those people who think Barack Obama isn’t legally president because he wasn’t born in the United States: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers isn’t on your side. Birthers may have briefly harbored hope – and people who think the whole idea is crazy may have arched an eyebrow – about two weeks ago when the Eastern Washington Republican gave a wishy-washy answer to a blogger from the Huffington Post while hurrying up the Capitol steps.

Proposed care reforms elicit fears, support aired at Colville meetings

COLVILLE – Some Eastern Washington residents at a pair of town hall meetings Wednesday said they don’t trust the government to run their health care in the future. Others said they don’t trust the big insurance companies to run it now. Some told Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers they were afraid they might lose services if Congress passes a historic health care reform plan. Others said they were angry about the services they can’t have or the drugs they can’t get under their current plans.

Town hall crowd keeps it respectful in Colville

COLVILLE, Wash. – Some Eastern Washington residents at a pair of town hall meetings Wednesday said they don’t trust the government to run their health care in the future. Others said they don’t trust the big insurance companies to run it now.

Colville health care town meeting

People turned out to two Colville town hall meetings Aug. 12, 2009, to hear Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., talk about health care reform.

All atwitter over the governor’s random thoughts

Word came last week from Gov. Chris Gregoire’s office that she is now on Twitter. In truth, she’s been tweeting for a few weeks. But with the revolution in Iran apparently running on social networking media, her office wanted to make sure the governor is recognized as being whatever this week’s term for au courant might be.

Word.