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What to watch for when watching political advertisements

When the calendar nears Election Day all over Washington, it can seem like the stream of political advertisements from the TV and radio will never end. The First Amendment largely …


Analysis: ‘Dark money’ claims in McMorris Rodgers, Brown debate oversimplify complicated campaign finance laws

The candidates both claimed the other was benefitting from campaign contributions that aren’t traceable. The issue has become heated in a race that has attracted outside attention from leadership groups …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane Council President Ben Stuckart takes a shot at slowing dark-money politics

These days local, knock-on-the-door, face-to-face politics is being swamped by the most corrosive elements of post-Citizens United moneyball politics: Dark money, gray money, PAC shell games, special interests, and cash …


Ben Stuckart targets ‘dark’ and ‘gray’ political money with city campaign finance law

City Council President Ben Stuckart will push for the creation of a set of reporting standards for local political campaigns. The new requirements would affect nonprofits operating in the political …


Editorial: Political influence is a public concern

Montana case provides a rare peek into the shadowy world of anonymous political contributions. It’s a glimpse that should be everyday occurrence.


Campaign finance bill dies in Senate

OLYMPIA – A campaign finance reform bill that supporters said would shine light on “dark money” in politics appears dead after a procedural fight between the two caucuses in the …


Shedding light on dark money a struggle in Rodney Tom’s world

However things go in Olympia this session, no one can say the leaders of the Senate haven’t contributed something to the state. They stood up for secrecy in big-money politics.