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Sue Lani Madsen: Representative’s tribal visit is a reminder that we have a system that works, even when it works slowly

Conflict or the potential for conflict attracts more media attention than harmony. That explains why some events on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ calendar this week received news coverage, and others …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Blame bigotry, not mental health, for mass shootings, Murray says

Stop sending “thoughts and prayers” and vote on gun control measures, Sen. Patty Murray tells Republican colleagues.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 1:22 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to appear at town hall Wednesday at Gonzaga University

The congresswoman is scheduled to speak for an hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Spokane. In recent weeks, she’s criticized President Donald Trump for personally attacking Democratic lawmakers in Congress …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Man who threatened Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, others, found guilty

A Grand Island, N.Y., man accused of leaving threatening voicemails for House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., last year was found guilty Wednesday, according …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 11:38 p.m.

Hutton Settlement kicks off centennial celebration with officials, alums, Babe Ruth’s granddaughter

It’s been 91 years since Levi William “L.W.” Hutton last visited his century-old children’s home in Spokane Valley. But after Friday’s centennial celebration, in which the bright, bronze statue depicting …


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Trump ‘wrong’ to tell four Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said President Trump was “wrong” in his suggestion that four congresswoman should go back to the countries they came from.


Getting There: Spokane Valley to select design following $1.2 million federal grant for Pines Road rail project

Spokane Valley is planning to select a design for its $29 million project to separate road and rail traffic on Pines Road and Trent Avenue.


Consumers, exporters could be hit by new tariffs proposed for Mexico

A new round of tariffs proposed for Mexico could prompt retaliation on Washington exports and stoke opposition in Congress.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Regal Elementary students learn the rudiments of coding

On Tuesday afternoon, the sixth-graders at Regal Elementary School didn’t really care that there’s good money to be made in computer science. The kids just wanted to get at the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

Inslee ignores request to veto study of effects of possible Snake River dam breaching

Despite calls for veto, state operating budget has money to study effects of possible breaching of Snake River dams.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she’ll defend Israel, combat socialism as Congressional rep to U.N.

The congresswoman will be one of two lawmakers who will join the permanent U.S. ambassador in official proceedings from the international body. McMorris Rodgers said she will support Israel’s right …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers meets with Trump, top Republicans to push new trade deal with Mexico and Canada

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers emerged from a meeting at the White House on Tuesday afternoon optimistic that Congress will move forward on the president’s replacement for the North American Free …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers says full Mueller report should be published

Republicans said the letter from Attorney General William Barr released Sunday should signal an end to the investigations into the activities of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, as special counsel …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Ocasio-Cortez joins McMorris Rodgers in backing bill requiring minimum wage for workers with disabilities. But it’s complicated.

At 17, John Lemus took his first job, landscaping at Fairchild Air Force Base. He described it as “mostly just pulling weeds.” It was tiring work, but he was looking …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Cathy McMorris Rodgers cast principled vote in opposing Trump’s emergency declaration

She’s not in leadership anymore, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers just put on a one-vote exhibition in how to lead. By example. By doing the hard thing, rather than merely saying …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks immigration and addresses concerns that sheriffs won’t enforce gun initiative

Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers stuck to her positions on immigration, the border wall and President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency during a Medical Lake town hall, saying …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:43 p.m.

EPA unveils plan for chemicals found in West Plains drinking water; critics say it’s not enough

Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduces bill to codify ‘net neutrality’ provisions

But the Republican congresswoman continued her criticism of stricter federal regulations for internet service providers, saying consumer protections could be achieved without returning to the regulatory framework Democrats have asked …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 11:45 p.m.

Trump State of the Union reviews from McMorris Rodgers, Fulcher, Murray, Inslee, Crapo and Risch

Republicans heard a strong, pro-America speech in the State of the Union. Democrats a hollow ringing call for division.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

How Trump’s State of the Union is connected to Spokane and Inland Northwest

President Donald Trump will address a very different Congress than he did a year ago, but many of the issues are the same. Lawmakers remain at odds on funding for …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Local lawmakers see end to shutdown with Trump announcement, remain at odds on wall funding

While lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they hoped the deal would ease the suffering for the state’s thousands of federal workers, they do not see eye-to-eye on …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Thousands turn out for Spokane march honoring MLK

Two-and-a-half-year-old Aveline Jones plodded in her yellow shoes, pink pants and black coat with her hand firmly in her mother’s grasp Monday as they joined about 3,000 other marchers to …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: ‘No one benefits’ from shutdown, parties should deal on immigration and border security

The congresswoman told reporters Friday that the partial government shutdown, now concluding its fourth week, provided an opportunity for lawmakers to strike a deal on border security and immigration reform, …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: End the shutdown with a new deal on border security and DACA

Congress and the president should reopen the government by striking a new deal on border security and DACA, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said. But the Senate should vote again …


Experts say ‘national emergency’ for border wall probably wouldn’t survive legal challenge

It’s unclear how Congress, as a whole, would respond if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency in order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, an idea he …


Top of the page: The 5 biggest news stories of 2018

Here are five major news stories that made a splash – in some cases immediately, in others over weeks and months – this past year in and around Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Spokane native and NFL star Steve Gleason recommended for Congressional Gold Medal

The House of Representatives gives unanimous approval to honoring Spokane native Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

House passes farm bill, sending it to Trump’s desk

The House easily passed a compromise farm bill Wednesday, sending the massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid to President Donald Trump for ratification.


Ballots not cast can still sway elections

Despite near-record turnout for the midterm, tens of thousands of Spokane County voters didn’t vote and that has implications for future elections.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Current and former political actors share memories, praise of George H.W. Bush

Politicians and political workers from around Washington and Idaho wrote and spoke about George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who died on Saturday at age 94.