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In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they’ll back new leadership

Sixteen maverick Democrats have released a letter saying they’ll vote for “new leadership” when the House picks leaders in January. That poses a threat to Nancy Pelosi’s effort to become …


Incoming Democrats weigh Pelosi vote

Pelosi, who was House speaker from 2007 to 2011, faces a challenge in her bid to return in that post, fueled in part by resistance from incoming Democratic freshmen who …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Trump ally Kevin McCarthy selected to lead House GOP

Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be …


George Nethercutt: Choose wisely when selecting a leader

Leadership today is more important than ever, so choose wisely when exercising one’s franchise.


Steve Christilaw: Cheerleaders necessary in all aspects of life

They may be maligned in some circles and treated as cliches in others, they may face unimaginable horrors in Halloween movies at a rate far greater than most and they …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

Putin, political gridlock and Ronald Reagan’s squirrels: Colin Powell shares musings, anecdotes at Whitworth forum

Colin Powell remembers the last day he served as secretary of state: Jan. 26, 2005. He got the news that he was being replaced by Condoleezza Rice while he was …


UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit ‘irritating’

British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations.


Obama to Prince Harry: Leaders must use care on social media

Former President Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending …


MultiCare names leadership teams for local hospitals, Rockwood Clinic

MultiCare Health System has announced its leadership team for Deaconess and Valley hospitals and Rockwood Clinic. Laureen Driscoll will become the next president of Deaconess Hospital.


Introverts tend to be better CEOs – and other surprising traits of top executives

The image most people have of a straight-from-central-casting CEO is usually something like the following: An extroverted, charismatic, confident executive who climbed a mistake-free ladder to the top with a …


Before reversing course, House Republicans ignored the power of first impressions

If you want to send a message, the first one is the most crucial. House Republicans appeared to forget this simple notion about the power of first impressions when they …


Dana Milbank: Conservatives take roundabout route to accurate Obama appraisal

In July, when House Republicans voted to sue the president, they spoke of the urgent need to stop “tyranny” at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. “Our freedom is in …


Landers: Dishman Hills Conservancy gets job done

Nearly all presidents are underpaid, unappreciated and overworked servants to their job. We’re talking about presidents of the local organizations: the men and women who stepped up often because nobody …


Local volunteer leaders make world go around

Virtually all presidents are underpaid, unappreciated and overworked servants to their job. We’re talking about presidents of the local organizations: the men and women who stepped up often because nobody …


Idaho House deposes Speaker Denney

BOISE – Three-term Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, arguably the most powerful member of the Idaho Legislature, lost his leadership post Wednesday night to rival Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, in …


Education Notebook: Hutton principal honored for leadership

Hutton Elementary Principal Chuck Demarest was recognized for his positive attitude, genuine thoughtfulness of his staff and students and forward thinking when he was recently named the Dick Stannard Distinguished …


Vestal: Patience needed to weigh ‘Action Guy’s’ decisions

Mayor David Condon once referred to himself as an “action guy.” Eight months into the strongest example so far of Spokane’s strong-mayor system, the term seems apt. Action Guy! Cutting …


Idaho lawmakers pick legislative leadership

BOISE – Coeur d’Alene Rep. Bob Nonini’s bid to join the Idaho House GOP leadership fell short Wednesday night, but there were shakeups elsewhere as Idaho lawmakers met in closed …


Great leaders in business bring passion to their jobs

In our current economic environment, many are looking for companies helmed by great leaders. Tom Gardner, co-founder and CEO of The Motley Fool, recently discussed leadership with former Medtronic CEO …