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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Spokane Tribe celebrates federal compensation for damage caused by Grand Coulee Dam

In a ceremony mixed with joy and sadness, the Spokane Tribe of Indians on Thursday marked the adoption of federal legislation that will compensate the tribe for 2,500 acres of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Inland Northwest senators vote along party lines as Senate acquits President Trump

Republicans called the effort to remove Donald Trump from the White House an inadequate, partisan exercise, while Democrats said the ongoing concerns about electoral autonomy necessitated a conviction.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Republicans praise State of the Union Address but Democrats wonder about details

Nortnwest Republicans give President Trump’s speech high praise, Democrats call it a “victory lap” short on details for the future.


North Central student earns a trip to Capitol for State of the Union speech

The Satake family of Spokane didn’t need to travel to the other Washington to appreciate the impact of national politics on their daily lives. They see it every day with …


Looming Louisiana abortion case in Supreme Court divides region’s lawmakers

Republicans have asked that the nation’s highest court uphold a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Supreme Court threw out a similar …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Cantwell, Fulcher agree that Senate should call extra witnesses in impeachment trial

Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Russ Fulcher, in the hours Thursday morning before the Senate’s impeachment trial was scheduled to begin, said they hoped additional witnesses would be called to …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Congress votes to compensate Spokane Tribe millions for flooded Grand Coulee lands

Some 70 years after their traditional homelands were flooded as part of the reservoir for the Grand Coulee Dam, Congress approved a new system of paying the Spokane Tribe for …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Washington, Idaho lawmakers split along party lines on Trump impeachment inquiry

Statements from area politicians set up what will likely be a clear ideological divide in the process on Capitol Hill.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell and Murray call on Trump to release transcript of call with Ukrainian president

President Donald Trump claimed innocence against a whistleblower complaint that he asked the president of Ukraine to investigate Vice President Joe Biden, as well as Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Cantwell wants hearings on political pressure on scientists

Sen. Maria Cantwell calls for committee hearings on whether Trump administration is trying to “undermine science.”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

‘The lack of affordable housing is actually costing us’: Cantwell promotes affordable housing bill in Spokane

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell came to Spokane on Tuesday to champion federal legislation that, if passed, aims to spur the development of 9,700 new units of affordable housing in Washington …


Getting There: Spokane Valley to select design following $1.2 million federal grant for Pines Road rail project

Spokane Valley is planning to select a design for its $29 million project to separate road and rail traffic on Pines Road and Trent Avenue.


Sen. Maria Cantwell: Export-Import Bank’s renewal vital to America’s success

I’m ready to collaborate with my colleagues in the Senate to grow our export economy by reauthorizing Ex-Im before it expires in September.


Consumers, exporters could be hit by new tariffs proposed for Mexico

A new round of tariffs proposed for Mexico could prompt retaliation on Washington exports and stoke opposition in Congress.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Trump signs Cantwell bill requiring new wildfire technology, smoke forecasts

A new federal law aims to protect wildland firefighters by requiring agencies to outfit crews with GPS locators and deploy drones to scout out and map blazes. U.S. Sen. Maria …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

EPA unveils plan for chemicals found in West Plains drinking water; critics say it’s not enough

Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

Here’s what the massive public-lands bill means for conservation, climate change in Washington state

The U.S. Senate Tuesday approved a sprawling public-lands bill containing everything from a measure to give Seattle’s Nordic Museum a national designation to one that authorizes a multibillion-dollar Yakima Valley …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Current and former political actors share memories, praise of George H.W. Bush

Politicians and political workers from around Washington and Idaho wrote and spoke about George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who died on Saturday at age 94.


Protect health care costs deduction, Cantwell says

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., reached across the aisle this week to partner with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on legislation designed to assist low-income families with medical costs.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Cantwell wins fourth Senate term

Democrat Maria Cantwell is heading back to Washington, D.C., for another term in the U.S. Senate.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Cantwell, Hutchison get down to details at Spokane Community College debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican opponent, Susan Hutchison, sparred on tariffs, housing and health care during a debate Saturday afternoon at Spokane Community College.


Up for debate: Are political debates really debates?

Are political debates really debates? In the strictest sense, not exactly.


Editorial endorsement: Vote for Maria Cantwell for U.S. Senate

Maria Cantwell has been a solid, hard-working, reasonable, pragmatic senator serving the interests of her constituents across Washington state since 2001. We support her as


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

U.S. Senate candidates debate taxes, guns, civility

Maria Cantwell and Susan Hutchison clash on taxes, guns and the Kavanaugh hearings during their first debate.


U.S. Senate passes legislation to compensate Spokane Tribe for losses from Grand Coulee Dam

Legislation to compensate the Spokane Tribe for lands lost as a result of Grand Coulee Dam’s construction passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018

Washington, Idaho legislators react to Ford’s and Kavanaugh’s testimonies

Following on the heels of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, local legislators were prompt in offering their own reactions.


Maria Cantwell seeking fourth term in U.S. Senate in race against Susan Hutchison

Republican challenger Susan Hutchison has a tough assignment in a campaign against three-term incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018

Sen. Cory Booker to Democrats at Cantwell rally: Stand up to adversity

Sen. Cory Booker urges Democrats to stand up in this “moral moment.”


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Susan Hutchison challenges Sen. Maria Cantwell to 10 debates

Republican candidate Susan Hutchison challenged incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell on Friday to a series of 10 debates to be held in each congressional district throughout Washington.


Murray sees ‘cloud of corruption’ around Trump after developments in court cases

Paul Manafort conviction, Michael Cohen guilty pleas show “growing cloud of corruption” around President Donald Trump, Sen. Patty Murray says.