Stories tagged: bob mccaslin
Sat., March 30, 2019
Supporters of a new state for Eastern Washington stage another rally at the Capitol, but no vote is expected on their resolution.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
The week that was: Ferguson sidesteps question on running for governor; state of Liberty gets another try
Spokane group has breakfast with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, asks if he’d like to be Gov. Bob Ferguson.
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
Lack of a concealed weapons ban in the House gallery and security concerns prompted Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to stay away from the joint session.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018
Republican state Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have fended off Democratic challengers in Eastern Washington’s 4th Legislative District.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
The political arm of the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents 180 credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, gave $1,000 to Shea’s campaign this year but recently asked the …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May
Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018
Political novice Mary May, a Democrat, acknowledges that unseating an incumbent Republican in a state House race in the GOP-dominated 4th Legislative District would be no easy task.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018
House gives final approval to the state’s Voting Rights Act.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
Proposal renaming Appleway Trail in honor of former Sen. Bob McCaslin takes Valley council members by surprise
A proposed bill renaming Appleway Trail “Senator Bob McCaslin Trail” was presented at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday – much to the surprise of a few council members.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017
Gov. Jay Inslee partially vetoes bill designed to help school districts find affordable sites for new buildings, asks lawmakers to add protections for rural areas.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017
School districts could have an easier time finding sites outside urban areas for new buildings under a bill moving through the Legislature.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017
Thousands of abortion foes rally on steps of the Washington Capitol, saying Donald Trump’s election gives them hope
OLYMPIA – Thousands of abortion foes who filled the steps of the Washington Capitol Monday were urged to action by lawmakers who have proposals against the controversial but legal procedure. …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Some lawmakers were busy in the off month drafting proposals for the 2017 session.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
A proposal to make Eastern Washington its own state – named Liberty – has a long legislative history, but rarely gets beyond the talking phase.
Mon., May 23, 2016
Republican State Rep. Matt Shea made a shocking, impassioned call for free college tuition Monday evening.
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
With the appointed incumbent ousted in the August primary, the two Republicans jousting for a state House seat representing Spokane Valley are relying in part on name recognition to win, …
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
The state representative picked early this year by Spokane County commissioners to fill an open seat won’t get a new term. Incumbent Republican Leonard Christian came in third in Tuesday’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 5, 2014
Leonard Christian was appointed a state representative early this year to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of state Rep. Larry Crouse. Diana Wilhite is a former Spokane Valley …
Thu., July 17, 2014
State Rep. Leonard Christian is an incumbent in the unusual position of facing two primary opponents who have as much or more name recognition as he has. Christian, who was …
Thu., July 17, 2014
4th District House questions All three candidates for 4th Legislative District Representative, position 1 were asked the same questions on key issues. Here are their answers.
Fri., July 13, 2012
Republican Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has given a boost to the campaign of a Democrat running for state Legislature in Spokane Valley, a move that highlights division in the …
Sun., March 20, 2011
Many years ago, when I’d written something he enjoyed about low voter turnout, Bob McCaslin sent me an oversized reproduction of an editorial cartoon that summed up his feelings on …
Mon., March 14, 2011
Bob McCaslin, who spent 30 years in the state Senate fighting taxes and government expansion with consistent votes and ready jokes, died Sunday at 84. McCaslin, who was also in …
Sun., March 13, 2011
Former State Sen. Bob McCaslin, a 30-year veteran of the Legislature known for his quick wit and fiscal conservatism, died today.
Sat., March 12, 2011
The state of Spokane County isn’t as bad as it might have been and things are looking up, county commission Chairman Al French said Friday. French told some 215 business …
Fri., March 11, 2011
County Commissioner Al French addresses 215 business and civic leaders at Greater Spokane Inc. breakfast meeting Friday.
Mon., Feb. 21, 2011
Former Rep. Mike Padden is running for the 4th District Senate seat that he was shut out of in the recent appointment process.
Sun., Feb. 20, 2011
Now that most dust has settled from filling the Spokane Valley’s 4th District Senate seat, it may be safe to answer the question of who was guilty of committing politics …
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011
People interested in becoming the next Spokane Valley City Council member can now submit their applications for the position after the council unanimously approved on Tuesday the procedure to fill …
Fri., Jan. 28, 2011
One of the three candidates to replace Bob McCaslin in the state Senate was arrested early Monday in Las Vegas after being found asleep in his car and allegedly carrying …