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Joe Biden wins Kansas presidential primary conducted with all-mail balloting

Joe Biden overwhelmingly won a Democratic presidential primary in Kansas conducted exclusively by mail balloting by the state party because of the coronavirus pandemic.

100 years ago in Spokane: Sen. Miles Poindexter says he likely won’t be GOP presidential nominee

Poindester said he was only one of a half-dozen viable candidates, and that the outcome was, “so to speak, on the knees of the gods.” By that, he meant the …

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Joe Biden headed to victory in Washington’s Democratic presidential primary

The state will send 89 delegates to the national convention, and the two-man race to earn a majority of those delegates remains close. But Biden, who received a late boost …

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Biden takes lead over Sanders in Washington’s Democratic primary in second day of counting

The second day of vote tallying gave Sanders a 431-vote edge with more than 10,000 votes left to count. But the former vice president took the lead across Washington state. …

Politicians are pugilists in Spokane Valley video game developer’s ‘Election Year Knockout’

“Election Year Knockout” releases on app stores Friday, in the midst of the presidential primary season. The ExceptioNULL Games title tasks the player with defeating a series of boxers themed …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday from surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding on his brain. His spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure at Emory University …

Former President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for surgery

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall at Georgia home

Former President Jimmy Carter had another fall at his home in Plains, Georgia, fracturing his pelvis and going to the hospital for treatment and observation, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee announces re-election bid; AG Bob Ferguson also will seek re-election

Inslee’s pursuit of a third term was not unexpected, and the governor has a little less than $1.2 million left in his presidential campaign that could be transferred to his …

UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Spokane police chief elected president of state sheriffs, police chiefs association

Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl will head a statewide group of Washington’s police and sheriff department leaders.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke his hip Monday at his Georgia home, underwent successful surgery and was recovering comfortably, a spokeswoman for the Carter Center said.

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Marlene Tromp named first woman president of Boise State

Marlene Tromp was named the

On heels of scandals, USC announces new president

The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president to usher “a new era” following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive …

Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union

The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019

Congo’s surprise new leader in first peaceful power transfer

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as Congo’s president Thursday, marking the country’s first peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium nearly 60 years ago, and immediately announced …

Maduro faces off with U.S. over Venezuela rival’s power claim

Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Tshisekedi declared Congo’s president, but runner-up revolts

Congo’s election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country’s “only …

Kirsten Gillibrand takes major step toward White House run

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took a major step toward announcing a 2020 presidential bid Tuesday, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

CBS News president steps down, replaced by veteran producer

CBS said Sunday that its news division president, David Rhodes, is stepping down following a troubled year that saw morning anchor Charlie Rose and the top executive at “60 Minutes” …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Flag-waving crowds in Texas watch Bush’s funeral train

Flag waving-crowds lined the tracks as a special funeral train carried the flag-draped body of former President George H.W. Bush to College Station, Texas, where he’ll be buried on the …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 – for the 41st president – carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, …

‘It’s the real me’: Nigerian president denies he died and was replaced by a clone

Muhammadu Buhari over the weekend denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor.

Mexico’s new leader says military essential to fight crime

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office Sunday to double down on promises to deploy Mexico’s military for public security to address a key concern: …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

George H.W. Bush returns to capital to lie in state

George H.W. Bush came back to Washington for a final time Monday, heading for the Capitol to lie in state as the nation paid tribute to the 41st president for …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

An echo of history as Locomotive 4141 carries George H.W. Bush to his final resting place

When the curtain parted in College Station, Texas, revealing a two-toned blue locomotive standing nearly 16 feet tall and bearing the number 4141 in his honor, former president George H.W. …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

Bush mourned as a great statesman, a man of uncommon decency

Americans will begin saying goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush on Monday when his body arrives in Washington for public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda – a rare honor …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Current and former political actors share memories, praise of George H.W. Bush

Politicians and political workers from around Washington and Idaho wrote and spoke about George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who died on Saturday at age 94.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led …

Finland’s president rakes memory for source of Trump remark

Finland’s president isn’t sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country’s routine for managing its substantial forests.

Interpol president who vanished in China has resigned

Interpol announced Sunday that it had accepted the resignation of its president, Meng Hongwei, who disappeared in China in late September. The international police organization’s statement came shortly after China …