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Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms.
Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey.
Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 months
The bishop’s writing is drawn from Catholic canonical law, but local lawmakers said Monday they found the statement divisive as several states across the country re-examine their laws governing abortion with a conservative Supreme Court on the bench.
A conservation group has ranked legislators from Washington’s 9th Legislative District – state Sen. Mark Schoesler R-Ritzville, and Reps. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy – as three of the most environmentally unfriendly politicians in the state.
An Idaho state lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her “fake news awards.” The Kentucky governor tweets #FAKENEWS to dismiss questions about his purchase of a home from a supporter. An aide to the Texas land commissioner uses the phrase to downplay the significance of his boss receiving donations from employees of a company that landed a multimillion-dollar contract.
The Trump administration late Monday released a long-awaited list of 114 Russian politicians and 96 “oligarchs” who have flourished during the reign of President Vladimir Putin, fulfilling a demand by Congress that the U.S. punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.
What’s popular in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene this Halloween? You’ll likely see zombies, scary political figures, and the latest pop-culture characters.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested last year to fellow top Republicans that Russian President Vladimir Putin was paying Donald Trump, according to a published report. A spokesman for McCarthy says the remark was a bad joke.
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Berlin Olympics, Aug. 6, 1936
The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place. It is wrenched by economic uncertainty, political dysfunction, runaway immigration, violent streets and existential threats from abroad. Republicans want voters to see the need for drastic change. The nation’s only choice, they say, is Donald Trump
Some ethical purists are concerned about all the free lunches – and free dinners, and free breakfasts, and free drinks, and free golf, and free heavy apps at free receptions – being lavished upon Washington’s lawmakers when they’re in Olympia. It’s a question of independence and influence-peddling. But there is another, potentially more devastating problem with all the generosity flowing from lobbyists to legislators: the risk of dependency.
In that ongoing comedy called Spokane politics, a new star is rising. His name is Mark Hamilton.
Everyone thinking about running for political office this year, take note: You have less than a week to make up your mind. Everyone talking about running and acting like they’re already full-fledged candidates, take note: It’s not official until you file your paperwork and pay your fee. Candidate filing week starts Monday morning and ends when the office where that paperwork and fee must be deposited closes on Friday. Here’s a tricky part – because of budget cutbacks, some county elections offices close as early as noon on Fridays, others at 4 p.m., and some stay open until 5 p.m. Anyone planning to wait until the last minute to build suspense would be wise to make a phone call to the appropriate office and check when that last minute is.
In the latest example of your busybody government at work, Spokane’s City Council has decided to make outlaws out of we citizens who dare toss snow into the streets. Weird. I don’t remember snow fines being promised by any Council candidates during the recent campaign season.
This has been a week of chilling developments. No. Not all hell breaking loose in Egypt. I’m talking about real bad news.