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UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

McConnell delays Senate’s August recess to complete work on health care bill, other issues

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that he will delay the August recess by two weeks to complete work on health care and other issues.


Washington Justice Debra Stephens courts re-election

The timing of judicial elections has been unkind to Washington state Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens. The Spokane native’s first race came in 2008, just as her daughter, Lindsey, prepared …


Longtime Attorney Will Seek Judgeship

Veteran Spokane attorney Harold D. Clarke III wants to put the title “judge” in front of his name. Clarke, son of retired Spokane County Superior Court Judge Harold Clarke, announced …


2 Veteran Campaigners Throw Hat In Ring Again Former Attorney General Wants High Court, Ex-Rep Seeks Old Seat

Two men who have been before the voters before have filed organizing papers for new bids for public office. Former Attorney General Wayne Kidwell, a Boise attorney, on Friday filed …


New District Court Judge Appointed

Spokane County Commissioners on Tuesday appointed Vance W. Peterson to fill a vacant District Court judgeship. Peterson has been a District Court commissioner since 1991. In January, he’ll replace retiring …


Court Will Get New Judge Early County Will Fund Position Beginning In January

Spokane County Superior Court judges will get a new colleague a little sooner than they expected. And the county’s public defender will get money he says he needs to make …


Cozza Wins Another Term

Spokane County District Court Judge Sam Cozza scored an easy victory in the two-man race for a Superior Court judgeship. Cozza defeated Superior Court Commissioner Royce Moe. Moe ran for …


Marano, Five Other Judges On Their Way To Keeping Seats

Magistrates Six North Idaho judges - including Magistrate Eugene Marano - seemed well on their way to keeping their seats late Tuesday. With 8 percent of precincts reporting, Kootenai County …


Johnson Retains Court Seat

Justice Charles W. Johnson, a surprise victor four years ago, had no trouble stopping a challenge from Seattle attorney Douglas J. Smith. Johnson, of Gig Harbor, received endorsements from police …


Royce Moe

(photo of Royce Moe)


Patrick R. Mcfadden

Resume: Benewah County magistrate judge for a year and a half, 40, married, stepdaughter … born and raised in St. Maries … graduated from the University of Idaho law school …


Eugene Marano

Resume: Kootenai County magistrate for 11 years, 52, married, three children … Air intelligence officer … Graduated from Gonzaga law school in 1976 … Kootenai County deputy prosecutor … county …


Sam F. Cozza

(photo of Sam Cozza)


Spokane Superior Court Cozza Vs. Moe: The Loser Could Soon Be Appointed To Court

Spokane voters must choose between two nearly equal candidates seeking a judge’s seat on Spokane’s Superior Court. Superior Court Commissioner Royce Moe or District Court Judge Sam Cozza gets the …


Quentin Harden

Resume: Boundary County magistrate judge for 22 years, 51, married, two children … graduated from the University of Idaho law school in 1972 … former Boundary County Prosecutor … chairman …


Magistrates’ ‘Retention Election’ Voters To Decide Whether Six Judges Stay In Office

Six North Idaho judges will try to keep their office this election, but the only people they’ll run against will be themselves. Magistrate judges handle divorce cases, juvenile justice, misdemeanor …


John Luster

Resume: Kootenai County magistrate for 10 years, 44, married, stepdaughter … graduated from Gonzaga law school in 1976 … Kootenai County and Blaine County deputy prosecutor … went into private …


Barbara Buchanan

Resume: Bonner County magistrate judge for two years, 38, married, two daughters … graduated from the University of Idaho law school in 1983 … spent two years as a clerk …


Robert Burton

Resume: Kootenai County magistrate for five years, 46, married … seven years as a government and history teacher … graduated from University of Idaho law school in 1982 … six …


John Luster

Resume: Kootenai County magistrate for 10 years, 44, married, step-daughter … graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 1976 … Kootenai County and Blaine County deputy prosecutor … went into private …


Patrick R. Mcfadden

Resume: Benewah County magistrate judge for a year and a half, 40, married, step-daughter … born and raised in St. Maries … graduated from the University of Idaho law school …


Barbara Buchanan

Resume: Bonner County magistrate judge for two years, 38, married, two daughters … graduated from the University of Idaho law school in 1983 … spent two years as a clerk …


Eugene Marano

Resume: Kootenai County magistrate for 11 years, 52, married, three children … Air Force intelligence officer … Graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 1976 … Kootenai County deputy prosecutor …


N. Idaho Judges Run Against Own Records

Six North Idaho judges will try to keep their offices this election, but the only person they’ll run against will be themselves. Magistrate judges handle divorce cases, juvenile justice, misdemeanor …


Quentin Harden

Resume: Boundary County magistrate judge for 22 years … 51, married, two children … graduated from the University of Idaho law school in 1972 … former Boundary County Prosecutor …


Robert Burton

Resume: Kootenai County magistrate for five years, 46, married … seven years as a government and history teacher … graduated from University of Idaho law school in 1982 … six …


Critics Don’t Like Judge’s Attitude, Fight Re-Election Called Unduly Harsh, Marano Says He Just Tells It Like It Is

Eugene Marano


Property-Rights Advocate Challenges Justice Conservative Lawyer Battles Incumbent For State Supreme Court Seat

Charles W. Johnson won his seat on the state Supreme Court six years ago in a stunning upset - an unknown with a shoestring campaign budget toppling a longtime member …


Johnson, Moe Deserving

Voters have one easy choice and one tough choice in judicial races this year. Incumbent Charles W. Johnson faces Douglas Smith, a Snohomish County lawyer, for a seat on the …


Candidate Accuses Judge Of Ethics Violation Challenger St. Clair Says Payne Broke Attorney-Client Privilege

Incumbent Stevens County District Court Judge Pam Payne violated professional ethics by breaking attorney-client confidentiality, according to election rival Patty St. Clair. St. Clair’s husband, Cliff Hopper, said he will …