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Nancy McLaughlin chosen as new Spokane County commissioner

Former Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin was chosen Monday to replace outgoing Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke.


Spokane County Commissioners to interview potential Mielke replacements Monday

The three candidates vying to replace Todd Mielke on the Spokane County Commission will field questions from Mielke’s former colleagues Monday morning.


Spokane GOP picks McLaughlin, Kerns and Baxter to replace Mielke

Todd Mielke’s seat on the Spokane County Commission will go to either two political veterans or an up-and-comer with wide support among state legislators.


Baxter seeks Spokane County Commission seat

Jeff Baxter has asked to be appointed to the open seat on the Spokane County Commission.


Special delivery: Couple’s baby born at Valley fire station

A quick delivery brought Jeffrey Jay Baxter Jr. into the world Tuesday evening under the bright fluorescent lights of a Spokane Valley fire station. Jeffrey’s father, Jeff Baxter, a city …


Vote recount will test new machines

Spokane County election officials took advantage Thursday of an opportunity to test their vote-counting machines for free. The county Canvassing Board – Auditor Vicky Dalton, Commissioner Al French and County …


State Senate incumbent bankrolls ballot recount

Former state Sen. Jeff Baxter is paying for a partial recount of ballots in his unsuccessful bid to retain his seat despite losing the race by more than 3,400 votes. …


Baxter will keep seat warm an extra day

Because of a quirk in state law, Spokane’s 4th Legislative District will have one senator for the first day of the upcoming special session and a different senator for the …


Independents may hold fate of state Senate seat

Spokane Valley’s 4th Legislative District is so Republican that voters have elected the GOP candidate 38 times in the 40 legislative elections since 1980. So Republican that both candidates in …


Few attend forum for candidates in Valley

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce’s first candidate fair last week was sparsely attended by the public and candidates alike. During the three-hour event last Thursday only a few …


DSHS official resigns over fraud uproar

SEATTLE — The official in charge of Washington state’s food stamp and child support agency has resigned amid an uproar over televised remarks he made that appeared to dismiss evidence …


Washington Senate approves budget

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate gave overwhelming bipartisan support to a $32.1 billion spending plan that sets the stage for negotiations with the House in the legislative equivalent of extra …


Spin Control: Politics in how state Senate seat was filled? Of course

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 …


Baxter sworn in to state Senate seat

OLYMPIA – As he paused from unpacking books Monday onto mostly empty shelves in his mostly empty office, Jeff Baxter, the Spokane-area’s newest state senator, reflected on the last month: …


Spokane Valley’s new state senator is sworn in

As he paused from unpacking books Monday onto mostly empty shelves above a mostly empty desk in his mostly empty office, the Spokane-area’s newest state senator reflected on the last …


Baxter tapped to assume McCaslin’s seat

After a daylong interview process, Spokane County commissioners unanimously selected Jeff H. Baxter to replace Bob McCaslin in the state Senate.


Senate candidates will interview under oath

Candidates in a contentious process to fill a vacant state Senate seat will be asked to take an oath when they’re interviewed today. Spokane County commissioners hadn’t planned to require …


McCaslin blasts Shea as possible successor for state Senate seat

Longtime state Sen. Bob McCaslin, who resigned last month, doesn’t think state Rep. Matt Shea should replace him. “I wish to state that under no circumstances would I support Matthew …


Write-in candidate seeks District 2 seat

When the filing period for the November elections ended in early June, it appeared that three West Valley School District members were running unopposed for re-election. Since then, however, Jeff …