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Stephen Colbert’s ‘petition’ to have Cardi B give the State of the Union rebuttal gets thousands of signatures

Comedian Stephen Colbert suggested Wednesday that rapper Cardi B give the traditional rebuttal to the president’s annual address.

Petition for salary cuts delivered to WSU president

A petition calling on Washington State University to significantly cut its administrators’ salaries was officially delivered to President Kirk Schulz’s office Wednesday night and on Thursday to the Washington State …

Petition to remove tribal president is illegal, court rules

The Northern Cheyenne Constitutional Court has declared that ongoing efforts to remove Tribal President Jace Killsback from office are illegal.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Swiss to vote on push for at least 4 weeks paternity leave

The Swiss government says petitioners have successfully collected enough signatures to launch a nationwide referendum that would grant new fathers at least 20 days of paid paternity leave, up from …

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

Petition started against Washington distracted driving law

At least 18,000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far.

Ban sought for cyanide trap that hurt Idaho boy, killed dog

Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at killing coyotes after one went off near a boy and his dog earlier …

Petition calling on Britain to rescind Trump’s state visit surpasses 1 million signatures

A petition calling on Britain to cancel President Donald Trump’s state visit surpassed a million signatures Monday, meaning that it will be considered for debate in the British Parliament.

North Idaho group pushes proposal to outlaw abortion

Anti-abortion advocates in North Idaho said they are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would outlaw abortion in Idaho.

Judge: Seattle kids can move ahead with climate rights case

Eight Seattle children should have “their day in court” to argue that Washington state and others aren’t protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled.

2.1 million Britons join online petition urging second vote on leaving EU

More than 2.1 million people joined an online petition by Saturday urging the government to hold a second referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

Vancouver salary petition qualifies for ballot

The hefty pay raises Vancouver’s Salary Review Commission awarded the mayor and city council could go on the chopping block.

Olympia’s richest households could face new, controversial tax

Olympia is entering uncharted legal territory with a proposal to tax the city’s wealthiest households and create a college fund for local high school grads.

Sheriff, former Seattle civilian oversight director to hold policing forum Tuesday night

Kathryn Olson, who headed civilian oversight of the Seattle Police Department from 2007 to 2012, will hold a community forum on policing Tuesday night with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and other …

Petition for sheriff’s office independent review is a political move, Knezovich says

Calling the process of selecting an ombudsman for the Spokane Police Department “a political nightmare,” Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Tuesday dismissed a petition requesting independent civilian oversight for his department …

Auditor: Vote on immigration status measure unlikely this year, but close

November’s ballot likely will not see voters weighing in on a city ordinance barring police officers from making arrests based solely on immigration status. But petition organizers came “very, very …

Activist calls for adding two seats to county commission

Once again, Spokane County commissioners will hear a proposal to increase their ranks by two. Community activist Karen Kearney announced her intention to bring the idea to the all-Republican commission …

Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office site of protest, prayer, petition

About a dozen members of area religious groups stood before the shuttered downtown office of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Tuesday morning, pushing through the mail slot pages of …

Petition about 20 years too late; ties to Russian city ended in ’90s

A liberal political group trying to rally its members to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians in Russia asked Spokane residents Wednesday to petition their City Council to cut sister …

Groups petition Montana to end wolverine trapping

HELENA — Eight conservation and sportsmen groups are petitioning Montana to ban the trapping of wolverines, citing a government finding that climate change may threaten the survival of the fierce, …

High court to decide on petition signatures

OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a request to review the dispute on whether the names of people who sign a petition to put a law before voters are …

Gay-rights group vows to publicize names of petition signers

Some R-71 opponents have put up a Web site – – where they intend to post the names of all 120,577 signers. “We think that it will help neighbors …

Group Petitions Idaho To Take Federal Land Tenth Amendment Provides For State Ownership, Group Says

An association based on the Tenth Amendment is starting a petition drive aimed at persuading Gov. Phil Batt to declare state ownership of the millions of acres of federal land …

Merits Of Rv Park Debated Neighbors Urge City Council To Deny Blackwell Island Proposal

Developers want this marshy floodplain for an RV park and boat launch. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review