Stories tagged: matt shea
Sun., June 10, 2018
With the McCleary case over, Democrats and Republicans differ on who gets credit or blame.
Sun., May 13, 2018
As the concept of an Eastern Washington “Liberty State” – a far-right fantasyland of God, guns and free-cattle-grazing envisioned by Spokane Valley conservatives – evolves from a bad 100-year-old idea …
Fri., March 2, 2018
Spokane Valley council members fear amendment from Rep. Matt Shea could imperil Barker Road bridge project
An amendment put forth by Rep. Matt Shea for the Washington State Senate 2017-19 transportation budget could potentially put the Spokane Valley’s Barker Road grade separation project in jeopardy.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 9:06 p.m.
House passes bump stock ban, sends it back to the Senate.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Proposal renaming Appleway Trail in honor of former Sen. Bob McCaslin takes Valley council members by surprise
A proposed bill renaming Appleway Trail “Senator Bob McCaslin Trail” was presented at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday – much to the surprise of a few council members.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
A rift in the Spokane County Republican Party has resulted in a stalemate between two county commissioners who are running out of time to choose a new colleague.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
If you’re fearful about what might arise from an unstable, trigger-happy North Korea – to say nothing of how the current administration might handle it – you’re not alone.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Vestal: Rep. Matt Shea makes a desperate and silly attempt to shield himself from defamation lawsuit
Just curious: What kinds of defamation and libel laws will we have here once we’ve created the new God-honoring, gun-loving, Eastern Washington state of Liberty?
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 10 p.m.
A Spokane County judge refused Rep. Matt Shea’s request to have a defamation lawsuit against him dismissed on the grounds that he can’t be sued while the legislature is in …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on marijuana edibles, lock boxes and industrial hemp.
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
A racist Facebook post cast a shadow over the Recreation Against Racism event held Sunday at the HUB Sports Center in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy is suing State Rep. Matt Shea for defamation after Shea claimed on a podcast that the deputy provided the gun used in a triple murder.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 5:31 a.m.
With time running out on many proposed changes to Washington gun laws, a proposal to license some semi-automatic weapons died in a House committee, but a revised version of the …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Even though sponsors admit the idea to create a 51st state called “Liberty” doesn’t have a chance, it’s an interesting exercise to see what such a state would look like.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
House Republicans elect Matt Shea their caucus chairman.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Rep. Matt Shea makes a rare hometown appearance, answers questions at Fourth Legislative District town hall in Spokane Valley
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Thousands of abortion foes rally on steps of the Washington Capitol, saying Donald Trump’s election gives them hope
OLYMPIA – Thousands of abortion foes who filled the steps of the Washington Capitol Monday were urged to action by lawmakers who have proposals against the controversial but legal procedure. …
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 …