Stories tagged: politics
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:38 a.m.
Mayor of Harrison, Idaho, resigns, citing fears for family’s safety and disagreement over development
Kayleen Walker, who’s served as mayor of the small vacation town of roughly 200 people since 2017, resigned Aug. 6 after vandalism of her home near downtown. Walker said she …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 10:18 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends right to own guns, criticizes Donald Trump’s rhetoric in Spokane town hall
The eight-term congresswoman said she couldn’t support a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons but would support laws that would create a path for guns to be taken away …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 1:22 p.m.
The congresswoman is scheduled to speak for an hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Spokane. In recent weeks, she’s criticized President Donald Trump for personally attacking Democratic lawmakers in Congress …
Sat., Aug. 3, 2019
Pragmatism has never been more urgently needed in American politics. The widespread loss of faith in government reflects a half-century of overpromising by politicians with Big Ideas.
UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
Thailand’s new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the …
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:24 a.m.
Control of Spokane Valley City Council a top issue for two of Councilman Arne Woodard’s primary challengers
Two candidates hoping to unseat conservative Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard say their goal is to shift the balance of power on the council. Former government contract negotiator Al …
Mon., June 10, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
A highly controversial legislative measure in Hong Kong that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China has pushed the former British colony to its biggest political crisis …
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 10:18 p.m.
The Washington Policy Center, a free-market think tank, will bring the former governor of New Jersey to Spokane on Oct. 24 for its annual fundraiser.
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
As House Democrats ramp up their widespread investigations into President Donald Trump, the White House’s strategy for responding has been simple: just say no.
UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:11 p.m.
Trump administration’s decision to follow other countries and ground Boeing 737 Max 8s illustrates the limits of the company’s clout.
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
The 2020 circus had arrived at the hipster-techie festival that is South by Southwest.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized on Friday for a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago, but said he did not intend to heed calls to …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:41 a.m.
Legislators would have to make public some of their correspondence, documents and memos – although not as much as other government officials in Washington – under a proposal filed Thursday.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
The news that Donald Trump’s approval rating is near historical lows brings some relief that the laws of political gravity still apply. When the president is doing a spectacularly bad …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:40 p.m.
Backed by Venezuela’s military, President Nicolas Maduro went on the offensive against an opposition leader who declared himself interim president and his U.S. supporters, setting up a potentially explosive struggle …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
An investment of $55 million would include a doubling of the state’s resources to fight wildfires. Franz, in an interview recorded for the Spokesman-Review’s Newsmakers podcast series, said such spending …
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
After he’d conducted what he referred to as his last official act in the governor’s office on Thursday, I asked outgoing Gov. Butch Otter when he’d be turning over the …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:43 p.m.
Congo’s top archbishop is urging peace on the eve of a long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.”
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
Activists urging more states to ban gay conversion therapy for minors are expecting major gains in 2019, thanks to midterm election results and the buzz generated by two well-reviewed films.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
As midnight came and went on the East Coast Friday, bringing with it the third government shutdown of the year, Spokane’s federal delegations stayed largely quiet.
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
The Washington D.C.-based startup, Progressive Shopper, has set out to mine political spending from hundreds of major brands. The site shows shoppers what percentage of a company’s political spending went …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
The decision won’t affect plans for a downtown march next month in Spokane, which will mark the third year of the annual demonstration that grew out of concern over the …
Sat., Dec. 8, 2018
If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, or with the acute hearing of dogs, a dog whistle refers to a sound pitched so high only a dog can hear it. When …
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018
Mom always said people don’t really change as they get older, they just get more and more like themselves. Apparently so do countries.
Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
Ukraine’s president donned combat fatigues to implement martial law in much of the country on Wednesday, a move Russia denounced as a cynical political trick as both sides ratcheted up …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Scratch the surface of a “constitutionalist” – at least one of the Western anti-government variety – and what you often find underneath is an authoritarian. Or an anarchist.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on working in the minority, leadership of her party and specter of impeachment
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers spoke Wednesday about the prospects in a House of Representatives led by Democrats for the first time since 2011. She said there were no grounds for …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
It’s a motto of sorts. Ammon Bundy calls himself a “sunlight kind of guy.” Before his family’s infamous standoffs near Bunkerville, Nevada, and Burns, Oregon, he was living in the …