Stories tagged: legislature
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 9:37 p.m.
Boeing, Allstate, the timber company Weyerhaeuser and the Washington Health Care Association have joined the list of corporate donors saying they will no longer contribute to Shea’s re-election campaigns, the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 11:17 a.m.
The eight-page document, titled “Restoration,” details how Christian “patriots” should quash resistance, establish an interim government, decentralize services, restrict immigration based on ethnicity and amend the Constitution to “acknowledge that …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:55 p.m.
Shea’s former legislative aide, Rene’ Holaday, said in a Wednesday episode of her “Liberty State Radio” podcast that volunteers have begun collecting petition signatures and handing out flyers at fairs …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
Spokane’s police chief and mayor have declared state Rep. Matt Shea unfit for office after leaked emails revealed the Spokane Valley lawmaker sought to conduct surveillance on local progressive leaders …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
Spokane Police Guild joins calls for Rep. Matt Shea’s resignation over gathering of ‘intelligence’ on City Council members
The demands follow reporting by The Spokesman-Review that revealed the Spokane Valley lawmaker collected “intelligence” on local progressive leaders, including Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart, Councilwoman Lori Kinnear and …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Already, state Rep. Matt Shea and some of his closest supporters have made physical preparations for a holy war, one that would help them establish their long-envisioned 51st state, their …
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
Rent control has gained ground in New York, but less so in Spokane, where homelessness and rental scarcity are problems that lawmakers are now seeking to alleviate with different approaches.
Mon., May 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
A growing number of school-age children prompted Manito residents to seek a permanent replacement of the “portable” school at 21st Avenue and Hatch Street.
Thu., May 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
The man who leaked private messages involving state Rep. Matt Shea wrote a lengthy Facebook post on Wednesday, publicly acknowledging his own role in the chat and accusing the Spokane …
Thu., May 2, 2019, 6 a.m.
A bill that would have increased hunting and angling fees for the first time since 2011 was not approved by the Washington Legislature.
Wed., April 24, 2019, 6:43 a.m.
Rep. Matt Shea links to white nationalist website, defends running background checks on political opponents
Fuming after a new round of headlines about his interactions with far-right activists, state Rep. Matt Shea directed his 4,600 Facebook followers to an obscure Australian website that traffics in …
UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
Democrats call on GOP to oust Rep. Matt Shea after report says he backed surveillance on left-wing protestors
Washington Democrats called for state Rep. Matt Shea to be expelled from the GOP caucus on Monday after a news report revealed he took part in a private group chat …
Mon., April 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Facing a projected $3.6 million budget shortfall, Eastern Washington University is working to cut costs by restructuring colleges and academic departments – a process that will affect jobs. EWU President …
Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:42 p.m.
A bill establishing a network of regional school safety centers and a threat assessment program has cleared its second floor vote in the Washington Legislature, with lawmakers citing recent mass …
Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
A package of tenant protections including extended eviction-notice times has cleared its second floor vote in the Legislature.
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:01 p.m.
The Idaho Legislature has wrapped up business amid acrimony between the House and Senate. The two chambers adjourned for the year Thursday, but not before the Senate killed legislation that …
UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
Washington owners of bump stocks can turn them in to the Washington State Patrol for $150 on four days in March.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 4:55 a.m.
When compared to the tax-paying woes of the rich, the tax-paying woes of the poor get too little consideration in Washington state.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 1:39 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: The Legislature’s terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad public-records bill promotes secrecy, not openness
The members of the Washington Legislature are demonstrating, repeatedly and at great expense, that they simply will not abide by the spirit or the letter of the 47-year-old Public Records …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 6 a.m.
Diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts urges Legislature to fully fund the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
A diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts, ranging from hunters to environmentalists, sent a message Tuesday to lawmakers in Olympia: fully fund the Washington Department of Fish and Game.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 8 p.m.
Legislation to end years of litigation and finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho cleared the House on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May
Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
It’s the hardest thing for any of us to hear, let alone believe: You just ain’t that special.
UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
A Spokane judge found a man accused of killing a teenager during a robbery attempt in 2015 guilty of first-degree murder and burglary.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 5:45 a.m.
State money is pouring into Spokane-area recreation projects after lawmakers approved more than $5 million in grants and funding this year.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho said Wednesday that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has hired operatives to deter and intimidate voters from signing …
Sun., March 18, 2018
A look at the numbers generated by 147 legislators in 60 days of the 2018 session
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
An Idaho lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her “fake news awards.” The Kentucky governor tweets #FAKENEWS to dismiss questions about his purchase of a home from a …
Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Another ambitious effort to pass a carbon tax in Washington state has faltered as both Gov. Jay Inslee and the bill’s prime sponsor conceded Thursday that there weren’t enough votes …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington will get a sweeping re-write of its approach to treating opioid addiction if a bill introduced in the state legislature becomes law.