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Gov. Otter appoints Grow to fill vacant Idaho Senate seat

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced that Eagle resident and small business owner C. Scott Grow has been appointed to fill the term of former District 14 State Sen. Marv Hagedorn.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and …

Trump picks law professor Robert Jackson for SEC commissioner

Law professor Robert Jackson is the Trump administration’s pick to fill the open Democratic seat at the Securities and Exchange Commission, raising the chances that Wall Street’s main regulator will …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017

Controversial appointment clouds U.S. Senate race in Alabama

Alabama Sen. Luther Strange got his appointment to Congress earlier this year from a governor who later resigned under the cloud of an ethics scandal.

Portland appoints the city’s first-ever tribal liaison

The mayor of a major city in Oregon has appointed the city’s first-ever tribal liaison.

Dino Rossi gets appointed back to state Senate

OLYMPIA — Dino Rossi is going to be a state senator once again. The Metropolitan King County Council appointed Rossi on Monday to serve out the remainder of former Sen. …

Spokane farmer appointed to national dairy board

WASHINGTON - A Spokane County dairy farmer was appointed to the national dairy board Tuesday.

Baxter tapped to assume McCaslin’s seat

After a daylong interview process, Spokane County commissioners unanimously selected Jeff H. Baxter to replace Bob McCaslin in the state Senate.

New fire commissioner sought

Fire District 8 commissioners plan to review procedures Sept. 8 for replacing Commissioner Jonathan Ferraiuolo, who will step down Monday. Ferraiuolo announced his resignation at the district’s Aug. 4 meeting.

Senate Confirms Satcher As First Surgeon General In Three Years Republican Support Tips Vote In Favor

Dr. David Satcher won confirmation as surgeon general on Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press

Nation Finally Gets New Surgeon General


John Sullivan Named New Deputy Chief

Spokane Police Capt. John Sullivan will take over later this month as deputy police chief. Chief Terry Mangan chose Sullivan to replace Larry Hersom, who retires Jan. 20.

New District Court Judge Appointed

Spokane County Commissioners on Tuesday appointed Vance W. Peterson to fill a vacant District Court judgeship. Peterson has been a District Court commissioner since 1991. In January, he’ll replace retiring …

Clinton Pulls Nomination For Va Chief


Gover Favorite For Bureau Of Indian Affairs

A New Mexico lawyer and lobbyist for Indian gambling is President Clinton’s pick to head the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the White House said Thursday. If confirmed as the Interior …

Duff Named Manager Of Trentwood Plant

Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. recently announced the promotion of Tom Duff to Trentwood plant manager from hot rolling manager. Duff started with the company in 1966 as an electrical …

Mexican Standoff Ends; Weld Says Adios To Helms Republican Nominee Gives Up Quixotic Quest For Ambassador’s Job

“I think Sen. Helms is where the problem is,” says William Weld. Photo by Associated Press

Clinton Ready To Try Again To Fill Surgeon-General Post President Will Name Director Of Cdc, Dr. Satcher, To Oft-Controversial Office


Vietnam Vet Gets State Veterans Post Locke Promotes King From Acting Director

Gov. Gary Locke on Thursday appointed a Vietnam veteran to run the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs in the aftermath of a sexual harassment scandal that drove the previous director …

Growth Act Critic Joins Planning Commission

An activist who earlier this year called for repealing the state’s Growth Management Act now is responsible for helping Spokane County comply with the law. On the recommendation of Commissioner …

Liaison For Women’s Issues Named Kentucky Administrator Chosen To Guide White House Policies

Audrey Haynes will have to miss her 20-year high school reunion in Adair County, Ky., this weekend. She’ll be busy looking for a place to stay in Washington, D.C., for …

Locke Names New Policy Director Governor Also Criticizes Initiative To Block State Affirmative Action

Gov. Gary Locke on Monday picked a Chinese-born educator and lawyer, Wallace Loh, as his new policy director. Locke also spoke out against a proposed initiative to end state affirmative …

Kempthorne Grills Wildlife Nominee Challenges Clark To Lend An Ear To Bull Trout, Other Idaho Issues

The Clinton administration’s nominee to become director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service promised Sen. Dirk Kempthorne her agency’s cooperation as Idaho deals with endangered and threatened species issues. …

300 Businesses Join Awb Health Insurance Program During First Year

The Washington Association of Business declares itself “more than pleased” with enrollment in its HealthChoice insurance program launched a year ago by the lobby for small employers in need of …

Yeltsin Picks Daughter To Improve His Image

Russian President Boris Yeltsin, whose image has taken almost as much punishment as his body over the years, has finally decided to do something about it. “By decree of the …

Capital Veteran Picked To Oversee National Parks

President Clinton on Friday nominated a park service veteran to become the first African American to head the National Park Service. Clinton’s choice of Robert G. Stanton to serve as …

C. Bradley Chinn Named To Domestic Violence Post

Spokane attorney C. Bradley Chinn was named Wednesday to fill a new post as domestic violence commissioner in Spokane County District Court. Chinn, 48, will move from private practice into …

Patricia Williams Nominated To Replace Judge Klobucher She Was Among 40 Applicants For Bankruptcy Court Position


Labor Secretary Ready For Work As A Union Supporter And Former Business Owner, Herman Has Won Supporters On Both Sides

Vice President Al Gore shakes hands with Alexis Herman after Herman, who served in the Carter administration, was sworn in as secretary of labor Friday. Herman’s nieces, Angelica Broads, left, …

Foley Named To Hanford Panel

Former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley has been appointed to the board of the Hanford Environmental Health Foundation, the organization said Monday. Foley will join eight other board members who …