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2 Democrats vying for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Congress in August primary

For the first time since 2010, there will be a competitive Democratic primary for the chance to face Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who’s been in Congress since 2005. Voters will …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

CHAS receives telehealth funds to treat patients with COVID-19

The FCC awarded CHAS a more than $800,000 grant to expand its telehealth capacities in order to treat patients with COVID-19.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Ag Secretary praises Spokane’s farm-grown food initiative as growers call for more support

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue praised Spokane’s effort to get locally grown food to needy families on Thursday, as the region’s wheat growers push for additional federal assistance during the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

McMorris Rodgers weighs in on Trump’s spat with Twitter, Congress’s role

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers echoed President Donald Trump’s frustration with Twitter after the president signed an executive order May 28 targeting a key legal protection social media companies rely on, …


UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

McMorris Rodgers calls Floyd’s death ‘heart-wrenching’

Washington lawmakers on Monday called for justice for George Lloyd and expressed their support for peaceful demonstrations.


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

Idaho’s Russ Fulcher among Republicans suing to stop proxy voting in Congress

Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher is one of 21 Republican members suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and two nonpartisan House officials in D.C. federal court over proxy voting in the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020

$3 trillion stimulus bill passes House; McMorris Rodgers pans it as Democratic ‘wish list’

The House of Representatives narrowly passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill Friday night, despite opposition from Republicans and several Democrats.


UPDATED: Tue., May 12, 2020

Valley Republican files to challenge McMorris Rodgers

A Spokane Valley Republican is challenging Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, contending she was wrong to allow the national debt to grow by supporting relief packages to help people and businesses …


Postponed events, virtual outreach: Coronavirus disrupts campaign for region’s congressional seat

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers postponed her traditional campaign kickoff in the district last month, while Democratic challenger Chris Armitage has shifted to online outreach in his upset bid in the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

McMorris Rodgers, Risch say Trump right to review World Health Organization

The president said Tuesday he would withhold funding from the international health organization pending a review that could take up to 90 days, even as the world tries to combat …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers reads Beatix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” for Storytime from the Tower

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her daughter, Brynn, read the classic storybook, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

$2 trillion coronavirus relief package ‘not a bailout,’ McMorris Rodgers says

Meanwhile, Sen. Patty Murray says lawmakers must commit to another round of assistance that includes more medical equipment and guaranteed paid sick leave for all.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Spokane Tribe celebrates federal compensation for damage caused by Grand Coulee Dam

In a ceremony mixed with joy and sadness, the Spokane Tribe of Indians on Thursday marked the adoption of federal legislation that will compensate the tribe for 2,500 acres of …


Former Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase files as Republican to challenge Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Chase becomes the third candidate in the 2020 contest for the Eastern Washington seat, joining Democrat Chris Armitage. Chase has previously run for the seat as a libertarian and has …


U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse says he’s found peace as a lawmaker in his third term

Dan Newhouse, a former state agriculture director and lawmaker, was first elected to Congress in 2014. His wife of 35 years, whom he said was his biggest cheerleader, died in …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Republicans praise State of the Union Address but Democrats wonder about details

Nortnwest Republicans give President Trump’s speech high praise, Democrats call it a “victory lap” short on details for the future.


McMorris Rodgers sets sights on committee leadership after leaving House GOP position

The congresswoman said she’s been able to focus more on crafting bills after stepping down from her position as chair of the House Republican Conference a little more than a …


Looming Louisiana abortion case in Supreme Court divides region’s lawmakers

Republicans have asked that the nation’s highest court uphold a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Supreme Court threw out a similar …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

It’s official: Spokane gets $53M in funding for newly named City Line bus project

The oversize check displayed on the stage said it all: $53,425,000 made out to the Spokane Transit Authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation. STA has known the huge sum …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Astronaut Anne McClain talks moonwalks and Mars mission with McMorris Rodgers

After their children’s space walk together 220 miles above the Earth’s surface, the mothers of astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague made a toast together in Coeur d’Alene. “The stress …


Spin Control: This look at 2020 isn’t necessarily 20/20

All kinds of things could happen in 2020, maybe even some of these.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

The 2010s in review: School funding, homelessness and City Hall intrigue defined Spokane’s politics

The decade saw the visit of presidential hopefuls, the death of an elder statesman and voters’ creation of a completely new industry. Meanwhile, local governments have been grappling with their …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019

McMorris Rodgers says GOP leaders were right to oust Shea from caucus; other officials split on whether he should resign

“I have repeatedly condemned extremism, no matter its source, and have made clear the violence it inspires has no place here in Eastern Washington,” the congresswoman said in a statement.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Ethics panel directs Rep. McMorris Rodgers to pay back Treasury for misused funds

The House Ethics Committee has rebuked Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state for misusing taxpayer money and ordered her to reimburse more than $7,500 to the U.S. Treasury.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Washington and Idaho congressional delegations vote on party lines as Trump impeached

The region’s lawmakers played their part in proceedings Wednesday that led to the impeachment of President Donald Trump on two counts. Republicans argued the impeachment proceedings were rushed and driven …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Congress votes to compensate Spokane Tribe millions for flooded Grand Coulee lands

Some 70 years after their traditional homelands were flooded as part of the reservoir for the Grand Coulee Dam, Congress approved a new system of paying the Spokane Tribe for …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers only has one 2020 Democrat challenger – but that may change

Chris Armitage, 27, is making his first run for political office and says voters in Eastern Washington are looking for a candidate with some distance from the political establishment. Armitage …



McMorris Rodgers an honorary chairwoman for Trump 2020

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will serve as a state honorary co-chairwoman for President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, the campaign announced recently.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers supports aid to Ukraine but doesn’t see President Trump’s delay as impeachable

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers joined the Congressional Ukraine Caucus after visiting that country in 2015. She disagrees with the Trump administration’s decision earlier this year to delay military aid to …