Stories tagged: Matt Shea
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
Leaked emails, first reported by The Guardian on Wednesday, as well as a video on Shea’s public Facebook page, reveal the Spokane Valley lawmaker has had close ties with a …
Mon., July 29, 2019, 10:44 p.m.
House signs contract with outside investigators to determine whether Rep. Matt Shea has promoted political violence.
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 9:03 p.m.
House administrators say they are close to hiring a private investigator to examine complaints about Rep. Matt Shea.
Sat., June 15, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
A question often asked is “How does Matt Shea keep getting elected?” If you’re not on Shea’s side of the political isle it’s simple to assume that it’s because the …
Sat., May 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan pumped his fist while leading his audience in an enthusiastic chant Thursday evening, seemingly offering full-throated support to a conservative secessionist movement that would turn …
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 12:42 p.m.
A fundraising event for the proposed creation of a 51st state called Liberty started on a tense note Thursday evening as onetime loyalists of state Rep. Matt Shea held what …
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 …
Sun., May 5, 2019, 4:30 a.m.
State Democrats asking for donations over the controversy surrounding Rep. Matt Shea.
Sat., May 4, 2019
If they aren’t already, Washington state’s Republicans should be on daily conference calls discussing what to do about Matt Shea.
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 7:57 a.m.
House Democrats call for investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Shea’s comments in online chat that called for violence against political opponents.
Sun., April 28, 2019
Equipped with a variety of armaments and dressed in tactical military gear, protestors displayed their appetite for guns, the constitution – and in some cases, flags.
UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
The House Republican Caucus will review reports of Rep. Matt Shea’s participation in an online chat in which others discussed violence against political opponents. But it won’t happen until the …
Sat., April 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
Portions of a 2017 chat log obtained by The Spokesman-Review contradict state Rep. Matt Shea’s claim that he was not a participant in the conversation when other far-right figures suggested …
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
The names and addresses of Washington residents who turned in their bump stocks as part of the state’s buy-back program should be exempted from release under the public records law, …
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 …
Tue., April 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Guardian report suggesting Rep. Matt Shea supported surveillance of protestors should be enough for the GOP to push Spokane Valley legislator out of its ranks.
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 …
Sun., March 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
Bills introduced late in the session are sometimes “hero” bills. And that’s not really a compliment.
Sat., March 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Supporters of a new state for Eastern Washington stage another rally at the Capitol, but no vote is expected on their resolution.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
Could hemp be Washington’s next cash crop? Lawmakers eye new system amid CBD boom, marijuana expansion
Both chambers of the Washington Legislature have passed laws that would create a state system for licensing hemp production. The long-outlawed cousin of marijuana hasn’t taken off in the Evergreen …
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: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:55 p.m.
Rep. Matt Shea links gun rights, a new state in Eastern Washington at a Capitol rally.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
The week that was: Ferguson sidesteps question on running for governor; state of Liberty gets another try
Spokane group has breakfast with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, asks if he’d like to be Gov. Bob Ferguson.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:13 p.m.
Rep. Matt Shea calls for a gun behind every blade of grass and people willing to fight gun control.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
With 2019 stretching before us, Spin Control makes some predictions.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018
Attorney for Rep. Matt Shea rebuts PDC complaints over his surplus campaign fund.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
A longtime columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer apologized Tuesday for a story that falsely claimed the Spokane Valley City Council was planning to vote on a resolution in support of …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018
State Rep. Matt Shea’s donations to certain charities from his surplus campaign fund generate a complaint to the state Public Disclosure Commission from a Democratic political watchdog.
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
Good news, everyone: Matt Shea has found a couple of interviewers he apparently doesn’t consider too dirty, godless or hateful to answer.
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
Reps. Joel Kretz, Jacqueline Maycumber named to leadership posts by House Republicans.