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Loan To Chenoweth Called Illegal Gift Campaign Received $40,000 From Bank With No Strings Attached, But She Said It Was Personal Loan

A $40,000 cash infusion that Republican Helen Chenoweth had said was a personal loan to her congressional campaign was actually a loan from West One Bank on her signature only, …

Nethercutt Backer Battled Epa Citations

One of Rep. George Nethercutt’s financial backers has had a major run-in with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 1992, the EPA socked Othello millionaire Pete Taggares with citations for …

Political Fund-Raising Often More Talk Than Action Candidates Boast Of Big Bankrolls But Soon Find Themselves Scraping Bottom

When he kicked off his presidential campaign, Pete Wilson boasted he had $15 million in pledges. Two months and $6 million later, he was gone. Phil Gramm talked of being …

Treppiedi Survives Primary, Faces Querna In School Race

By fewer than 100 votes, Rocky Treppiedi has won the right to go up against Christie Querna for a seat on the Spokane School Board in the Nov. 7 election. …

Mary ‘Chey’ Austin

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Can Foreman Straddle The Great Divide?

Rep. Dale Foreman popped out of the box this week and added himself to the governor sweeps. Not that running for governor is a particularly original idea these days: There …

Daniel E. Meckel

Personal: Age 51 … born and raised in Spokane … self-employed computer salesman and Herbalife distributor … married to Linda Meckel for seven years … has two children from two …

Mark Sterk

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Jeff Colliton

Jeff Colliton

Bev Numbers

Bev Numbers

Ken Withey

Ken Withey

Candidate Admitted Welfare Fraud

A candidate for the Spokane City Council admitted to welfare fraud six years ago. Larry J. Bacon, a mechanic running for Council Position 1, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft after …

Three To Challenge Barnes For Council Seat Retired Colonel, Social Worker, Telecommunications Expert Want Job

FOR THE RECORD: Friday, September 15, 1995 CLARIFICATION: Spokane City Council candidate Steve Thompson says he doesn’t want to fire the city manager, just abolish the job. A Thursday story …

Tobacco Industry Enriches Gop

The tobacco industry has begun an aggressive campaign-donation drive, pouring more than $1.5 million into national Republican Party treasuries in the first half of 1995, five times as much as …

Larry Bacon

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Roberta Greene

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Robert Schroeder

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Jim Kolva

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Ron Mcarthur

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David Holter

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Lonny Bingle

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Steven Neumiller

FOR THE RECORD (September 13, 1995): A photograph of Steven Neumiller, candidate for a District 81 School Board seat, was inadvertently omitted from Tuesday’s Spokesman-Review. In the interest of fairness, …

Christie Querna

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Ludwik Chobot Sr.

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Jimmy Marks

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Rocco Treppiedi

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Taxpayers Cost In Illegal-Campaign Case Grows

The cost to taxpayers of illegal campaigning by the Washington House was increased Wednesday by more than $87,000. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Richard Hicks ordered the attorney general and …

Chenoweth Lags In Funds Despite Large Debt, Congressman Has Raised Less Money Than Colleagues

Despite having one of the largest third-party debts of any freshman Republican in the House, Idaho’s conservative Rep. Helen Chenoweth is trailing her colleagues in fund raising this year. A …

Nethercutt Still In Debt From ‘94 Campaign

More than halfway through his first year in Congress, Rep. George Nethercutt still is raising money to retire debt racked up during his campaign last year when he unseated House …

Illegal Campaign Money Already Spent Watchdogs Want Return Of All $70,000 In Illegally Raised Funds, But Gop Says It’s Already Spent Half

Government watchdogs want state Senate Republicans to return all the campaign money illegally raised during the 1995 legislative session. In a letter to the state Public Disclosure Commission last week, …