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‘Stop the Steal’ protesters stay peaceful in Spokane

A Spokane resident stood in the rain Wednesday with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle strapped to his shoulder as a parade of President Donald Trump supporters rolled along Broadway Avenue waving flags, honking and yelling support for each other.

Spin Control: Vandals spray paint graffiti on Capitol steps

When the Legislature is in session, Olympia is often the state’s primary location for people to peaceably assemble – mostly – for redress of grievances. Even with the honorable lawmakers at home, the nationwide demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers brings out the local protesters.

Rep. Matt Shea billed for damage from olive oil

After State Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley) poured olive oil on the steps of the state Capitol March 6, 2020, the Department of Enterprise Services billed Shea $4700 for cleaning up the oil, which was probably poured out during a religious ceremony. The department oversees the campus in Olympia. Shea was leading a group of supporters in a counter demonstration to that of a Satanic church earlier that same day. There is no video of Shea pouring out the oil, but authorities say he did it and should pay for the cleanup. Read the story here.