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Washington state Sen. Joe Fain concedes to Democratic challenger Mona Das

In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the …


Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Out with the old, in with the new (tax code)

Americans deserve a tax code that is fair, and encourages U.S. businesses to hire more workers and invest here at home – and that’s exactly the results the Tax Cuts …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 6 p.m.

Susan Hutchison to step down as Washington GOP leader

State GOP Chairman Susan Hutchison announces she’s leaving in February.


Activist Marlyn Derby tackled uphill battles, took on Foley

Democratic congressional candidate Joe Pakootas struggles from time to time with people mispronouncing his name. It’s not difficult when you learn the trick, that the two O’s in the middle …


Senator Sam Guess did things his way for 24 years

Thousands of motorists crossing the Spokane River on Division Street each day probably pay scant attention to the sign that marks the span as the Senator Sam C. Guess Memorial …


Washington Election Night updates

Running election updates for Spokane County and Eastern Washington.


Republican Herrera elected to Wash. 3rd District

Jaime Herrera was elected to Washington state’s open 3rd Congressional District seat tonight, becoming the first Republican to represent the district in a dozen years.


Laws raise car fees, reform payday loans

OLYMPIA – The payday lending industry will face tighter regulations in Washington beginning next year under a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Chris Gregoire. The new law, which …


Legislators jump lawmaking gun

OLYMPIA – If you just have to have that cigarette lighter shaped like a rubber duck, grenade or a certain part of human anatomy, you’d better buy it soon. Washington’s …


A tax on big paychecks …

Washington’s private Economic Opportunity Institute, a liberal-leaning budget think tank, has done something that virtually no state politician dares: Propose an income tax. Specifically, the group is suggesting a “high …


Gregoire institutes a freeze on hiring

OLYMPIA – Saying that Washington is starting to feel the chill of the national economy, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday told state agencies and colleges to freeze hiring, cancel some …


Court shields accused teachers

OLYMPIA – In a case where the 11 petitioners are all known as John Doe, the state Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Thursday that unsubstantiated allegations of teacher sexual misconduct …


Tribal gambling pacts take fire

OLYMPIA – What was supposed to be a routine hearing to update the Spokane Tribe’s gambling agreement turned into a broad – and sometimes prickly – debate Thursday on the …


Race heats up in District 6

OLYMPIA – Quick: What does western Spokane have in common with the outlying suburbs of Seattle? Its politics, believe it or not.


Domestic partner law is in motion

OLYMPIA – The balloons, the “just registered” signs on cars and the news cameras are long gone, but hundreds of people continue to register as domestic partners each month. A …


Familiar ballot in insurance commissioner race

OLYMPIA – Give Curt Fackler points for determination. Four years ago, the Spokane business owner ran for state insurance commissioner on a simple platform: that the major health insurers in …


August primary could determine key races

OLYMPIA – It’s only August, and yet there’s your official-looking ballot envelope and a fat voter pamphlet crowding your mailbox. You set it aside, figuring you’ll get to it – …


Eastern Washington candidates vie for state offices

OLYMPIA – Eastern Washington hasn’t sent a governor to Olympia since Cheney’s Clarence Martin left the mansion in 1941. That’s not stopping John W. Aiken Jr. Undeterred by a last-place …


Rossi denies link to billboards implying stolen election in ’04

OLYMPIA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi on Thursday distanced himself from the dozens of Eastern Washington billboards that have cropped up to urge voters “Don’t Let Seattle Steal This …


Keep your gun, leave your knife

OLYMPIA – Half a dozen Democratic state lawmakers – all of them from rural districts – want the state’s attorney general to weigh in on whether cities can ban otherwise-legal …


Smoking ban still hot topic

OLYMPIA – Walk up the stairs above Frankie’s bar in Olympia, and it’s like stepping back to 2005. Bar patrons are talking over tall mugs of beer, nothing unusual about …


Not too late for teens to get a job

OLYMPIA – OK, so your kid put off trying to find a summer job, and now it looks like it’s too late. Take heart, says the state Employment Security Department, …


New standards hitting the showroom

OLYMPIA – Shopping far and wide for a shiny new truck or gas-sipping sedan? There’s something important you should know. Starting with the 2009 model year, new cars sold in …


Ballot measure OK despite error

A ballot measure – and the labor union sinking hundreds of thousands of dollars into it – dodged a very expensive bullet Wednesday. There’s a mistake on thousands of Initiative …


Candidates may find domain names taken

OLYMPIA – Running for office – or even thinking about it? Here’s a hint: Buy your domain name before your critics do. State Attorney General candidate John Ladenburg, a Democrat, …


Smoking ban helps bars … maybe not

OLYMPIA – Bars and taverns “have bounced back strongly” from the hit they greatly feared when the state indoor public smoking ban took effect in Dec. 2005, according to the …


New law hurts reverse mortgage loans

OLYMPIA – Whoops. A law unanimously approved by state lawmakers this spring is having some unintended consequences: It’s making it harder for people to find reverse mortgage loans.


Group cites underage voting

OLYMPIA – A conservative group has filed a complaint with Washington’s top election official, saying it has found more than 16,000 cases of teenagers registering to vote before they were …


Governor urges SCC graduates to live collaboratively

Speaking before hundreds of Spokane Community College graduates and faculty Monday, Gov. Chris Gregoire decried partisan bickering and urged students to be part of a more tolerant, deliberative world. Too …


Water rights law modified in court

OLYMPIA – A King County judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a controversial 2003 state water law, throwing into question the water-system expansion plans of potentially hundreds of developers …