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5 commissioner bill heads to House

A proposal that would require Spokane to expand its board of county commissioners to five members is headed to the full House.

Tax super majority amendment heads to Senate

A proposed constitutional amendment to require tax increases to be approved by a two-thirds super majority moved out of Senate committee Thursday morning.

Baumgartner, Stuckart spar over plan to limit city workplace laws

OLYMPIA – A Spokane senator wants to keep other cities from mandating paid sick leave as the Spokane City Council has, or from raising the minimum wage higher than state law requires. The Spokane Council president said the proposal doesn't respect the will of local voters.

Shawn Vestal: ‘Are you a virgin?’ is not civil discourse

There is something about a teenage girl talking about birth control that drives certain kind of thinkers straight out of the underbrush and into the open, where they reveal more clearly than usual just whose business they think that girl’s private life is.

Senate passes charter school bill

Senate Republicans moved to keep charter schools open with Lottery money in an effort to find a system that would pass muster with the Supreme Court.