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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Despite divisive national politics, Washington’s closest congressional races may turn on who’s more bipartisan

WASHINGTON – Amid an intensely contentious presidential race, polls show American politics are marked by a near-unprecedented division along partisan lines, but the candidates in Washington’s two most closely contested House races are bucking that trend. In the state’s 3rd and 8th congressional districts, Democrats and Republicans alike are highlighting their willingness to work across party lines.

Washington and Idaho congressional delegations vote on party lines as Trump impeached

The region’s lawmakers played their part in proceedings Wednesday that led to the impeachment of President Donald Trump on two counts. Republicans argued the impeachment proceedings were rushed and driven by political motives, while Democrats said they must act now in order to stop a White House that has meddled, and will continue to meddle, in American electoral politics.

Rep. Herrera Beutler calls for impeachment vote

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has said the U.S. House of Representatives should hold a formal impeachment vote in order to grant bipartisan legitimacy to the investigation of President Donald Trump and grant House Republicans subpoena power.