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Airway Heights mayor downplays ‘minor’ school bus accident

Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing suspects politics are behind increased interest in a noninjury crash involving a school bus he drove in January. “You know the saying, ‘Hold your friends …


West Valley district students learning the election process

Most of them may not be old enough to vote in the general election Nov. 6, but they still hold strong opinions about the issues. Students across the West Valley …


GOP chief asks Shea to pull photo

It may have started as a joke, but the controversial photo of state Rep. Matt Shea standing on his Democratic challenger’s property has become a political hot potato for Republicans. …


Shea’s picture backed by GOP

The chairman of the Spokane County Republican Party is standing behind state Rep. Matt Shea’s decision to post a picture of himself on the Internet standing on his Democratic challenger’s …


GOP hopes to oust Roskelley from ballot

The Spokane County Republican Party plans to go to court today to try knocking Democrat John Roskelley off the primary ballot. The county GOP filed a challenge to Roskelley’s current …


Spokane GOP challenges Roskelley candidacy

Spokane County Republicans challenge Roskelley’s “residence.” He says it’s just politics.


Call for ‘flash mob’ thwarts meeting on Senate seat

As the number of contenders to replace longtime Spokane Valley state Sen. Bob McCaslin grows, efforts to get the seat filled quickly were derailed Thursday. Saturday’s meeting to nominate possible …


Leadership of GOP up for grabs in county

Spokane GOP leaders are in the midst of a nasty fight that could shape local elections for years to come. The internal battle for control of the Spokane County Republican …


Ex-mayor makes a comeback

Just over two months ago, Matthew Pederson found out he had lost his job as mayor of Airway Heights by just two votes to Patrick Rushing, a city council member, …


Mayoral race undecided

The results of this month’s Spokane County election were certified on Tuesday, but the counting isn’t over. Elections officials next week will recount by hand the votes cast in the …


Sheriff seeks jail site alternatives

The decision to expand Spokane County’s jail near downtown may be rescinded in the face of growing cost projections. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Wednesday asked county commissioners to rethink their …


Sheriff urges reconsideration of downtown jail

The decision to expand Spokane County’s jail near downtown may be reversed in the face of growing cost projections.