Stories tagged: Matt Shea
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
House proposal would require assault rifle owners obtain annual licenses, complete gun safety course
Semi-automatic assault weapon licenses proposed in House of Representatives.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Spokane Valley legislator Rep. Matt Shea says he’ll introduce a bill to repeal a voter-approved law that requires background checks on most private gun sales.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016
You may love New York. But New York may not love you. Emily Walton found that out when she smiled at a stranger while crossing a New York City street …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Council to vote on Matt Shea’s plan to split Washington, create state of Liberty east of Cascades
Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace asked that state Rep. Matt Shea’s recent bill proposing the formation of a separate state in Eastern Washington be added to the advance agenda at …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
Some lawmakers were busy in the off month drafting proposals for the 2017 session.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
Splitting Eastern Washington off makes sense because its people are ignored, Rep. Matt Shea says.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
A proposal to make Eastern Washington its own state – named Liberty – has a long legislative history, but rarely gets beyond the talking phase.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
The Washington State Auditor’s Office has issued a detailed report clearing the Spokane Valley City Council – specifically Councilmen Ed Pace and Sam Wood, and Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard and …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:41 p.m.
Incumbents on both sides of the aisle appeared headed for additional terms in Olympia as ballots were counted Tuesday. Republican Mike Volz was poised to earn the House seat vacated …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
When the popular Spokane County sheriff, a Republican, called on the local GOP to censure state Rep. Matt Shea, it seemed like an opening was created for a serious challenge …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Republicans, it’s time to defend Ozzie Knezovich against Matt Shea’s ‘slimes and slanders’
Shawn Vestal says it’s past time for Republican politcians and party leaders to publicly defend Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich from Rep. Matt Shea’s “slimes and slanders.”
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says local GOP leaders reluctant to censure Rep. Matt Shea, fear far-right reprisals from the legislator
Spokane-area Republicans in elected offices appear unwilling to criticize state Rep. Matt Shea for his attacks on the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who has called on party …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 5 a.m.
A state legislator’s claim that a fiery triple homicide north of Spokane is connected to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office drew a furious rebuke and threat of politicial payback by …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
ACT for America – an anti-Muslim group with chapters around the country fermenting sour, ignorant racism – claims that it is leading a fight against Islamic terrorism. Its chief weapon? …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 10:33 p.m.
Republican State Rep. Matt Shea made a shocking, impassioned call for free college tuition Monday evening.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
A state board dismissed an ethics complaint against State Rep. Matt Shea for traveling to two protests against federal land policies.
Mon., March 21, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Rep. Matt Shea led a group of GOP lawmakers who wanted to negotiate with the protesters at the Oregon wildlife refuge. Local officials told them to stay away.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
House approves restrictions on the release of video from police body cameras, but they aren’t enough for critics who worry about misuse by the government.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
The Washington State Patrol has closed an investigation into a death threat reported by state Rep. Matt Shea. The patrol said the call didn’t rise to the level of a …
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
A rule on use of public restrooms drew dueling protests to the Washington Capitol.
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
The Seim brothers in Ephrata, far-right-wing “patriots” who mostly have needled local officials over petty matters, have found a meatier cause to preen over in the continuing occupation of a …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Valley legislator reports threats to patrol.
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he “can’t fathom” why Rep. Matt Shea would attend an armed protest at a wildlife refuge in Oregon over the weekend.
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
Of course he did. Our very own Bundy, Matt Shea, met last week with the armed doofuses at the Oregon bird preserve. So did North Idaho’s Heather Scott and Sage …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Rep. Matt Shea was among legislators who made a trip over the weekend to the eastern Oregon wildlife refuge that is currently occupied by armed protesters who want some federal …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
The Spokane City Council stepped squarely into the middle of a national debate over Muslims in America, approving a salutation to local Muslims that recognizes their contributions to the community. …
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015
Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase this week invited an unlikely duo to speak together on two pieces of legislation addressing the state’s financial system. Chase said he endorsed both bills, …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015
Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul told a packed room of Spokane supporters on Wednesday he believes the GOP could capture Washington’s electoral votes in 2016, if they supported a candidate …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
At a rally Saturday morning outside Planned Parenthood in north Spokane, state Rep. Matt Shea called the group “an evil organization” committing acts on par with Nazi Germany. “I am …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
OLYMPIA – Enough already with promises to fix the state’s schools, the state Supreme Court told the Legislature on Thursday. Until the Legislature establishes a concrete plan, it’ll cost the …