Stories tagged: marcus riccelli
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Spokane County Commission appeals to state Supreme Court seeking to overturn decision allowing switch to 5 commissioners
Spokane County Commissioners have appealed directly to the State’s Supreme Court in the hopes of winning a battle over the number of commissioners before redistricting in 2021.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 9:54 p.m.
A law that requires Spokane County to split into five county commissioner districts doesn’t violate the state constitution, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday.
Wed., July 24, 2019
Residents of central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District will have a chance to seek answers from their lawmakers on Thursday afternoon.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:33 a.m.
Spokane Tribe will get a voice in transportation planning, a move that sparked controversy among Spokane officials
A new law tying state transportation funds to the inclusion of tribes on local transportation planning boards has its origins with the Spokane Tribe of Indians, but the effort to …
Thu., June 6, 2019
Marcus Riccelli and John Tomkowiak: Legislature’s support of medical education sets a visionary course for better health care access in Washington
A loved one’s chances of surviving cancer or any other serious illness should not be determined by the ZIP code they live in. That is why we set out to …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 10:12 p.m.
Year-round daylight savings time will happen in Washington, if Congress gives the OK.
Sat., May 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
‘Bursting at the seams:’ Crosswalk Teen shelter plans move to new facility, secures $1 million in first round of funding
The Crosswalk Teen Shelter – Spokane’s oldest emergency youth shelter – is “bursting at the seams.”
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 1:06 p.m.
Nurses and other hospital staff would get regular rest and meal breaks and other guarantees in their schedules under a bill that received final approval in both Legislature chambers Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 10:05 p.m.
The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Marcus Riccelli, would require hospitals to provide nurses uninterrupted rest breaks as required by state law and prevent scheduling of mandatory overtime. Hospitals say the …
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Patients are showing up at emergency clinics with the expectation that their care will be covered by their health plan. But some of the ER doctors aren’t covered by the …
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 9:15 p.m.
Not happy about losing an hour’s sleep to daylight saving time? Legislature is trying to do away with the semi-annual clock change.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Legislature could change the rules for Gold Star license plates.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court. Plaintiffs include the county as well as Commissioner Al French, former Commissioner John Roskelley and the Washington State Association of …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington could ditch Pacific Standard Time for year-round Daylight Saving Time, if a Spokane legislator has his way.
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
Rep. Marcus Ricelli introduced a bill to create a “state fruit and vegetable incentives program” to help people living in or near poverty get their hands on healthier food.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
House Speaker Frank Chopp will give up post after the 2019 session.
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018
Spokane County commissioners will vote on whether to approve a lawsuit to block expansion of the board from three to five members – which would be filed on behalf of …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
Democratic state Reps. Timm Ormsby and Marcus Riccelli have won new terms representing Washington’s 3rd Legislative District, which covers the city of Spokane.
Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
Central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District encompasses some of the poorest neighborhoods in Washington. Its residents need representatives in the state House who have the skill, experience and influence to navigate …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 3:30 a.m.
The battle for a state House seat representing central Spokane was sparked by an earlier run-in and social media conduct. Incumbent Democrat Marcus Riccelli blocked his Republican challenger, Tom Taylor, …
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
As Washington moves forward on a new law to expand Spokane County’s board of commissioners from three members to five, the county is pushing back, with a lawsuit planned to …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Spokane County to go to a five-member board of commissioners in 2022 election.
Fri., March 23, 2018
State makes Marshallese, other Pacific Islanders, eligible for Medicaid.
Tue., March 6, 2018
More Pacific Islanders, including those from the Marshall Islands, would have access to healthcare under a bill that received final approval in the Senate.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
House gives final approval to the state’s Voting Rights Act.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
The bill would take effect in 2022 and would add two members to the Spokane County Commission. It’s received bipartisan support in Olympia and the city of Spokane, but current …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
A group of Democratic lawmakers want Washington State University to take stronger actions against College Republicans to ensure minority students feel safe on campus.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Construction began Tuesday on a cluster of cottages that will house chronically homeless people and families in northwest Spokane. Over the next year, Transitions, a nonprofit focused on lifting women …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
House and Senate capital construction budgets both set aside money for a new science center at Eastern Washington University.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Roads, bridges and transit projects around Spokane County would get about $125 million from state taxpayers over the next two years under similar transportation budgets making their way through the …