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WSU grad students sound off on GOP tax plan

Washington State University graduate students gathered Wednesday to mount some last-minute opposition to the Republican tax plan that’s barreling through Congress.

McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Congress targeted by national Democrats emboldened by recent electoral wins

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added Washington’s 5th district to its list of 91 contests nationwide it believes are winnable to take back control of the House of Representatives. The designation doesn’t necessarily mean national Democrats will start spending money in the district, but signifies renewed interest from the left in a seat that has been occupied by a Republican since 1994.

Independent Agnew joins 2018 Congressional race that is far from solidified

Eric Agnew, a 39-year-old manager at Itron Inc., says he hopes to take advantage of a districtwide swing to the left following the 2016 campaign that he believes won’t be wide enough to elect a Democrat. Two other independents who’ve filed since 2012 have failed to earn more than 15 percent of the primary vote.

Election surprises aren’t over yet

Last May, the 5th Congressional District race featured the incumbent Republican, Democrat Joe Pakootas, Independent Dave Wilson and Republican Tom Horne. Now, none of them may be our representative.

WSU moving on med school plans

Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for the fall semester in 2017. Acknowledging that it’s an ambitious timeline, WSU President Elson Floyd said Monday a national search for the medical school’s founding dean already is underway. It will be directed by a panel of academic, medical and other community leaders, mostly from Eastern Washington.

WSU searching for med school dean

Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for fall semester 2017.

GOP lawmaker, obstetrician John Moyer dies at 92

As a physician, John Moyer had a soft voice and a calm bedside manner that brought thousands of Spokane’s babies into the world. As a legislator, he helped set Washington on the road to making sure all of its children would have health care. Moyer, who represented two Spokane legislative districts over a 10-year stretch, died last week from complications of Parkinson’s disease at 92.