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Front Porch: Using gratitude to work through election depression

I have a lot to be grateful for, and I know it. But I’m still surprisingly stuck in my sorrow over the election of a month ago. Never before has any election left me feeling the way this one has, depressed. I’ve been on the losing side of plenty of elections – I mean, being my age, that’s inevitable – but this one feels different, and the ability to just accept and move on eludes me.

Trump, backers ask courts to halt 3 state recounts

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results.

Front Porch: Political divides may corrupt Thanksgiving meal

I wish I had it in me to believe that this Thanksgiving will turn out to be what we all hope for – a big joyous meal shared with family and friends, nourished by laughter, warmth and good tidings. But unless you and your companions are ideologically in sync, that Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving isn’t happening this day.

Analysis: People freaked out over Nixon and Reagan, too

Donald Trump’s election has been greeted by a considerable portion of the country with panic. Large swaths of commentators have described his victory as a potential disaster for the nation – placing a “xenophobic racist” and “clown” in the Oval Office. On a scale of 1-10, how freaked out are you by Trump's win? CH

Kerns, Fennessy still leading in close races

All four candidates involved in close races in Spokane County picked up more votes in Wednesday’s second count of ballots, but no one was able to make enough of a gain to change the outcome.

Hearn congratulates Amador

Democrat Tom Hearn offers his congratulations to representative-elect Paul Amador via Facebook: "He is a good man and he ran a hard fought and very honorable campaign. He will, in my opinion, be a vast improvement over the incumbent Kathy Sims and I'm sure he will do an excellent job as our new Representative."

Rising stars

At the Fort Grounds Grill last night, from left, Sid Smith, representative-elect Paul Amador and state Rep. Luke Malek, all of Coeur d'Alene, hobnob re: the results from Election 2016. Amador and Malek will represent Coeur d'Alene in the 2017 Legislature.

GOP wins 2 more years of House control, Dem gains minimal

Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump’s divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own.

Wood: Baffled by Banducci behavior

In responding to a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press, NIC Trustee Christie Wood comments on fellow Trustee Todd Banducci, who is seeking re-election: "I remember asking him one time why he behaves like that and if he has any desire to get along with the rest of the board. He said politics are bloodsport and that is the bottom line. Hmmm."

AP-GfK Poll: Clinton appears on cusp of commanding victory

Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters.

All the 5th District Congressional debates, in one place

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have squared off three times in debates around Washington's 5th Congressional district since the beginning of this month. They're all available online as you fill out your ballot.