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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

City Council President Ben Stuckart calls email about removing campaign signs ‘a joke’

The email exchange was posted online on the local Republican Party’s Facebook page earlier this month and prompted calls for discipline after City Council President Ben Stuckart suggested “a midnight …


Sue Lani Madsen: The James Allsups of this world are not the Republican Party

There’s no question James Allsup is a white supremacist. His YouTube videos and writings are full of traditional white supremacist rhetoric that would have been found in underground newspapers a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Spokane County GOP chairwoman was one of three to resign after Allsup appearance

Chairwoman Cecily Wright was not the only person to resign from the board of the Spokane County Republican Party around the time news broke Tuesday that white nationalist James Allsup …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Republicans distance themselves from Allsup; Knezovich says he warned the party

Republican leaders continued to distance themselves from white nationalist James Allsup on Thursday, saying the Spokane County GOP chairwoman made an error in judgment when she introduced Allsup during a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018

Spokane GOP chairwoman defends alt-right provocateur James Allsup at tea party meeting

The chairwoman of the Spokane County Republican Party offered a defense of James Allsup during a meeting of local conservatives this month, claiming the 22-year-old alt-right provocateur – whose views …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018

Stephanie Cates stepping down as chairwoman of Spokane County GOP

Cates said Friday her decision is due to the lack of time she can devote to aiding candidates ahead of what is shaping up to be a contentious midterm election …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Spokane County GOP weighs gun raffle at annual fundraiser; Chaffetz to speak

The Spokane County GOP is considering whether to continue raffling guns as part of its annual Lincoln Day fundraiser, said Stephanie Cates, chairwoman of the party.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Beggs’ defense of controversial magazine case in 1990s draws criticism from political foes

Spokane City Councilman Breean Beggs was part of a legal defense team that earned a $1.3 million judgment against a Whatcom County prosecutor targeting a bookstore for its sale of …


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 …


At Spokane County GOP caucus, voting but no debate

The Spokane County republicans had their caucus Saturday, but they didn’t debate a platform or argue in favor of their favorite presidential candidate. A new state law enacted since the …


Spokane County GOP prepares for Saturday caucus

The Spokane County Republican Party will kick off the local presidential selection process Saturday with a non-binding caucus that will decide the delegates traveling to the state convention in May.


Spokane GOP picks McLaughlin, Kerns and Baxter to replace Mielke

Todd Mielke’s seat on the Spokane County Commission will go to either two political veterans or an up-and-comer with wide support among state legislators.


Suspect arrested in Colbert triple homicide

The son-in-law of one of the three people shot to death before fire was set to their Colbert home and barn was arrested Saturday afternoon on three counts of first-degree …


Spokane GOP precincts holding caucuses

Republican activists in Spokane, and those who might be thinking of becoming more active, will gather this morning for precinct caucuses. No, there isn’t a presidential election this year. Although …


John Ahern seeks futile recount in Spokane City Council race

A Spokane City Council candidate who lost big in his attempt to unseat incumbent Jon Snyder mistakenly believes he still may have a shot at winning. John Ahern, a former …


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. …


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.


Divisive former sheriff will meet with Spokane GOP

A former Arizona sheriff revered by the militia movement for his outspoken criticism of gun control and government tyranny is returning to the Inland Northwest for meetings with local GOP …


Baxter tapped to assume McCaslin’s seat

After a daylong interview process, Spokane County commissioners unanimously selected Jeff H. Baxter to replace Bob McCaslin in the state Senate.


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 …


Ballot envelopes disputed over auditor’s name, status

A Republican complaint to the state Public Disclosure Commission accuses Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton of electioneering by printing her name prominently on ballot envelopes. Dalton dismisses the complaint out …


Spokane County auditor will heed critics’ ideas

Democratic Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton says she’ll implement some good ideas from her Republican critics. Dalton made the announcement Friday at a meeting of the county Canvassing Board, which …


O’Quinn campaign clarifies statements on polling data

The campaign of Republican legislative candidate Shelly O’Quinn, which claimed in e-mails to GOP officials that polls showed her “blowing away the competition,” acknowledged Thursday that no such specific polling …


Tucker, Bugbee get split endorsement

The Republicans of Spokane County came to a split decision following an election forum earlier this week: The group endorsed both incumbent Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker and challenger Chris …


Police guild endorses Tucker rival

The Spokane Police Guild has endorsed attorney Chris Bugbee in his bid to unseat his former boss, Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker.