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UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Trump defends his rhetoric in 1st TV town hall of 2020

President Donald Trump defended his administration’s response to the coronavirus and his confrontational style of name-calling political opponents as he fielded questions from the public in his first TV town …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

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

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to appear at town hall Wednesday at Gonzaga University

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 …

Some Democrats see Fox as a helpful link to voters

In the gymnasium of Stevens High School, just before 7 p.m., Chris Wallace stepped onto the red-carpeted, Fox News-branded stage for his first-ever town hall. The host of “Fox News …

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Fox News to host town hall meeting with Pete Buttigieg

Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to agree to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Inslee gets national audience for presidential campaign pitch on climate change

In nationally televised pitch to win support for his 2020 presidential run, Gov. Jay Inslee tells town hall audience Washington is a good “template” for the rest of the country

Analysis: ‘Dark money’ claims in McMorris Rodgers, Brown debate oversimplify complicated campaign finance laws

The candidates both claimed the other was benefitting from campaign contributions that aren’t traceable. The issue has become heated in a race that has attracted outside attention from leadership groups …

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown set for town hall event in downtown Spokane on Wednesday

The event, co-hosted by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages forum and KHQ-TV, will air live on local broadcast television from the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. It’ll be the first …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces smaller, friendlier town hall crowd in downtown Spokane

A year removed from one of the most raucous town halls in her recent congressional career, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faced a relatively calm – and sparse – gathering Thursday …

Lisa Brown to hold Spokane Valley community forum on Thursday

The event will compete with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ annual town hall, which is scheduled to begin a little bit later Thursday evening in downtown Spokane. Brown’s event will not …

Cathy McMorris Rodgers schedules town hall Thursday in downtown Spokane

Tickets for the event at the Spokane Convention Center have sold out, but the congresswoman’s office said room may still be available.

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018

McMorris Rodgers talks health care, education at Deer Park town hall

Deer Park residents voiced concerns and shared questions about health care, budget reform and education with U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers during a town hall event on Friday.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

Shooting survivor’s father admits email changes in CNN spat

The father of a Florida shooting survivor acknowledged Tuesday he omitted words in an email he sent media outlets accusing CNN of using scripted remarks at a town hall on …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

Ryan says Trump ‘messed up’ but opposes censure

House Speaker Paul Ryan will be taking questions from Wisconsin voters during a nationally televised town hall meeting Monday night immediately following President Donald Trump’s address on Afghanistan.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

In rare Spokane town hall, Sen. Maria Cantwell faces friendly audience critical of GOP, Trump

In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Health care, Trump, North Korea feature prominently at McMorris Rodgers’ town hall

The congresswoman took more than 20 questions in a 90-minute session that drew more than a hundred protesters. McMorris Rodgers defended her vote for the GOP health bill and President …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017

All 300 tickets to McMorris Rodgers town hall meeting distributed in 43 minutes

It took 43 minutes to distribute the 300 tickets available for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Town Hall meeting scheduled for Thursday. The tickets were distributed through an event planning …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017

McMorris Rodgers will hold town hall at Gonzaga University on Thursday

The congresswoman will host a free event requiring a ticket at Gonzaga University on Thursday at 5 p.m. Recent town halls have been held at the Lincoln Center. It will …

UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017

Montana’s Sen. Steve Daines plans tele-town hall on health care bill

Montana’s Republican U.S. senator, Steve Daines, says he’ll decide whether to support his party’s health care bill after hearing from constituents.

UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017

Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions

U.S. Rep. Rod Blum angrily walked out of a televised interview in front of a group of schoolchildren in Dubuque, Iowa, when pressed about screening attendees to his public meetings.

UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017

Health care dominates at highly charged Coeur d’Alene town hall with Raul Labrador

Rep. Raul Labrador defended his vote for the Republican health care law to a mostly skeptical crowd that filled the 500-capacity Lake City High School auditorium Friday evening in Coeur …

UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017

Town hall moves forward without U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

It didn’t seem to matter that U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers didn’t show up to a town hall meeting held in her honor Thursday night at the Moran Prairie Library. …

UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

McMorris Rodgers speaks to small group in Spokane; no town halls planned for recess

The Congresswoman addressed concerns about efforts to repeal the nation’s health care law and the political divisiveness following last year’s presidential election in a roundtable discussion with eight Eastern Washington …

UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017

Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

It was one of the most exclusive tickets in town: Only 800 were made available, and those lucky enough to score one were told they would have to show photo …

Ben Stuckart hosts town hall as he challenges Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her seat

Spokane City Council president Ben Stuckart started his town hall meeting Tuesday night by thanking the Spokane County Republican Party for publicizing his event and “getting an active turnout.”

UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017

Sue Lani Madsen: Manufactured outrage at Congressional town halls restricts constructive dialogue

Manufactured outrage is an unhealthy addition to post-election frustration.

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

800 pack Spokane town hall to address Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ staff

Cathy McMorris Rodgers wasn’t at the town hall scheduled for her Tuesday evening, but that didn’t stop 800 people from packing into the auditorium on the main floor of the …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017

Baumgartner town hall in Spokane focuses on education funding

There was no large raucous crowd chanting their support for the Affordable Care Act or immigration at state Sen. Michael Baumgartner’s town hall meeting Saturday. Instead a mostly polite group …

Moscow residents tell Idaho congressmen ‘do your job’

A “do your job” chant reverberated off the walls of a packed Great Room at Moscow’s 1912 Center at the end of Thursday night’s town hall meeting hosted by the …