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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown split on the wall, refugees and family migration

As the fate of roughly 700,000 children of undocumented immigrants living in America is debated on Capitol Hill, prompting the closure of the federal government last month, the two candidates …


With passage of budget deal, bills sponsored by McMorris Rodgers become law

On a busy day in Congress Tuesday, three bills sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won the support of the House. Friday morning, President Trump signed two of those bills …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Lisa Brown surges in fundraising, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers widens money margin in Congress race

Both camps are claiming unprecedented interest and donations in the race to represent Eastern Washington in Congress. The contest between the House of Representatives’ fourth-ranking Republican and the former Democratic …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

Independent Eric Agnew drops congressional bid, leaving McMorris Rodgers and Brown in the race

The candidate cited intense interest and big money as his reasons for dropping a long-shot bid to contest the seat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has held since 2005.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

MLK rally speakers call out Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ hecklers

While it’s intended to be a celebration and remembrance for the late reverend, Spokane’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March quickly turned political when two candidates vying for …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018

Over 400 show up for Lisa Brown campaign training

The race for Washington’s 5th Congressional District may be months away, but the parties have already begun the foundational work of campaign building. For the campaign of challenger Lisa Brown …


Paul Ryan-backed super PAC supporting Cathy McMorris Rodgers in 2018 contest

The Congressional Leadership Fund has selected Eastern Washington as one of 27 sites for field offices, intended to drum up support for Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterms. Rep. Cathy …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017

In town hall, 5th District challenger Lisa Brown stakes out stance against GOP tax plan

Hours after the Senate approved the final version of the GOP tax plan Wednesday, Congressional 5th District challenger Lisa Brown rallied against the bill in the basement of the Spokane …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017

McMorris Rodgers makes final push for tax reform as Congress nears vote on divisive proposal

The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives continues her pitch for the tax plan, which she says will put more money in the wallets of Americans. Democrats remain wary, …


Northwest Democrats, GOP split on net neutrality rule change

Region’s Democrats and Republicans argue whether Thursday’s FCC decision on net neutrality will help or hurt the economy and consumers.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

WSU grad students sound off on GOP tax plan

Washington State University graduate students gathered Wednesday to mount some last-minute opposition to the Republican tax plan that’s barreling through Congress.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017

Matthew Sutherland drops bid challenging Cathy McMorris Rodgers, backs Lisa Brown

The Washington State University alumnus will turn his attention to state-level politics, as Brown ramps up a run to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year with the backing of …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Congress targeted by national Democrats emboldened by recent electoral wins

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added Washington’s 5th district to its list of 91 contests nationwide it believes are winnable to take back control of the House of Representatives. The …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Congressional candidate Lisa Brown marries Spokane City Council policy adviser

Lisa Brown and Brian McClatchey were wed in a small ceremony this week, the couple announced on Facebook. They’ve been dating about three years. Brown hopes to challenge Rep. Cathy …


McMorris Rodgers says GOP tax plan is a ‘must,’ but critics warn of rising deficits

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Republicans’ proposal to overhaul the tax code will make filing simpler and put more money in consumers’ pockets. Political foes argue the plan benefits …


McMorris Rodgers, challengers talk health care after tumultuous summer in Congress

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the bill the House of Representatives passed in May, now languishing in the Senate, is just a first step in reforming the country’s health care …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017

Lisa Brown, former lawmaker and WSU chancellor, announces 2018 run for Congress

The Democrat, who left state politics in 2013 to serve as chancellor of Washington State University in Spokane, said she believes residents of the district feel out of touch with …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

100 years after legislators barred WSU from starting medical school, WSU’s first class of medical students start work in Spokane

Medical students who start the first class of Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine benefit from the political wars and warriors who made it happen.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

Independent Agnew joins 2018 Congressional race that is far from solidified

Eric Agnew, a 39-year-old manager at Itron Inc., says he hopes to take advantage of a districtwide swing to the left following the 2016 campaign that he believes won’t be …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Shawn Vestal: It’s early, but Stuckart’s heartened by polling

The election is 18 months away, but Ben Stuckart is finding fodder for optimism in early polling on his effort to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.


Lisa Brown to leave significant legacy at WSU Spokane

Lisa Brown worked closely with then-WSU president Elson S. Floyd to push through powerful political obstacles to make the dream a reality.


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017

Lisa Brown stepping down as WSU Spokane chancellor, says she’s considering congressional run

Lisa Brown is stepping down as chancellor of Washington State University’s Spokane campus and says she is again considering a run for Congress.


Election surprises aren’t over yet

Last May, the 5th Congressional District race featured the incumbent Republican, Democrat Joe Pakootas, Independent Dave Wilson and Republican Tom Horne. Now, none of them may be our representative.


WSU medical school one step closer to educating students with preliminary accreditation

Washington State University’s new medical school has won preliminary accreditation it needs to start recruiting students. The announcement was made today at WSU’s Spokane campus and keeps the school on …


WSU moving on med school plans

Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for the fall semester in …


UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2015

WSU searching for med school dean

Washington State University is pushing ahead with plans to establish its own Spokane-based medical school and expects to have its inaugural class of students enrolled for fall semester 2017.


GOP lawmaker, obstetrician John Moyer dies at 92

As a physician, John Moyer had a soft voice and a calm bedside manner that brought thousands of Spokane’s babies into the world. As a legislator, he helped set Washington …


Republican legislator and obstetrician who backed state health care for kids dies at 92

John Moyer, who represented two different Spokane legislative districts over a 10-year stretch, died last week from complications of Parkinson’s Disease at 92.


WSU wants own med school in Spokane

Washington State University officials want to launch the state’s second public medical school in Spokane. “We can do better as a state to infuse more physicians into the marketplace,” said …


New Riverpoint clinic, medical residencies funded by federal grant

A federal grant announced Friday will expand the number of medical residents in Spokane and help create a medical-training clinic in Spokane’s University District, where students and educators will work …