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State agrees to penitentiary improvements for inmates with mental health needs

Department of Corrections will spend $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the rights of inmates with mental health needs at the state penitentiary in Walla Walla.


Review: Spokane Civic Theatre nails classic take on ‘Dial M for Murder’

In “Dial M for Murder,” there’s no whodunit, at least from the audience’s standpoint, as the person behind the crime makes himself known from the very start. What isn’t known, …


Civic aims to draws audiences in with suspenseful ‘Dial M for Murder’

“Dial M for Murder” opens at Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday and runs through April 8.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Andrew Biviano steps down as chairman of Spokane County Democratic Party

“I’m not leaving politics by any means,” Biviano said. “I needed to leave the chair position because I need to focus more on my day job as a civil rights …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Western Washington political activist alleges financial disclosure violations by Spokane Democrats

Glen Morgan, executive director of the group Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, alleges the Spokane County Democratic Party failed to disclose salary expenses for its chairman on 2015 and 2016 …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

Knezovich stands behind heated comments blaming Obama for ‘war on cops’

Despite some rebukes, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich stood by


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Republican, Democratic party chairs in Spokane County tout importance of civility during roundtable

Stephanie Cates and Andrew Biviano, leaders of the two local political parties, have traded public barbs in recent weeks. On Thursday, they acknowledged the role of the presidential campaign in …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Spokane County Republican chair calls on Democrats to denounce booing of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The Spokane County Republican Party chair is calling on her Democratic counterpart to denounce the booing and chanting that drowned out part of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ speech at Spokane’s …


Shelly O’Quinn wins re-election on Spokane County Commission; Josh Kerns leads

A Democrat on the Spokane County Commission? Probably not. Incumbent Republican Shelly O’Quinn easily won re-election Tuesday and Republican Josh Kerns had a strong lead for the other open seat.


Andrew Biviano challenging Shelly O’Quinn for seat on Spokane County Commission

In the race between Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn and challenger Andrew Biviano, voters will choose between a business-oriented Republican and a Democratic attorney pushing for criminal justice reform.


County commission hopeful Andrew Biviano wins endorsement from ‘opposite end of political spectrum’

Spokane Valley City Councilman Ed Pace, a self-proclaimed libertarian, constitutionalist and tea party Republican, said Democrat Andrew Biviano is exceedingly qualified for the commission job and “has a heart for …


O’Quinn deserves second term

O’Quinn is a strong defender of the collaboration between GSI, which represents business interests, and the county’s economic development efforts


Spokane County Commission candidates debate jobs, justice, housing … and Matt Shea

In one of their first debates Monday, Shelly O’Quinn sought to defend her record on the Spokane County Commission while challenger Andrew Biviano criticized a lack of “urgency” in the …


Legal settlement clears way for mental hospital patients to resume field trips

A crackdown on patients leaving the grounds of state mental hospitals put in place after the high-profile escape from an outing to the Spokane County Fair in 2009 will be …


Avista wants to install 265 electric vehicle charging stations in Eastern Washington

Avista has asked state regulators to approve a two-year pilot program that would greatly expand the use of electric vehicles in Eastern Washington, installing 265 charging stations in homes, workplaces …