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Candidate fact check: Has crime really fallen under the Condon administration?

(registration)Analysis: We Believe, We Vote is a local, faith-based group that analyzes candidates and has endorsed the more conservative candidates in races. Its board...

In race for Spokane City Council, Stratton and Verduin say they're not proxies ...

(registration)Verduin said he sees himself in the mold of outgoing Councilman Mike Allen and Steve Salvatori, who resigned from the council due to work,...

Students named to Whitworth Laureate Society for spring

Spokane: Daniel Amado, Vanessa Amado, Kellie Anderson, Emily Andrews, Annika Bair, Jolie Baldwin, Benjamin Barker, Colton Berry, Natasha Black, Polly Blakely, Kaylen Blue, Rene Boren,...

Diagnosis gone awry

The biggest needed change: “Patients are central to a solution,” said Dr. John Ball of the American College of Physicians, who chaired the IOM committee.

Shawn Vestal: It seems likely City Council will keep its liberal majority

The race to replace resigning council member Mike Allen is closer, with conservative LaVerne Biel taking 38 percent of the primary vote to Lori Kinnear's...

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo raises record re-election funds

Mike Crapo is flush with campaign cash as he seeks a fourth six-year term, with more than $4.2 million in the bank and a record...

Gay marriage a GOP dilemma

Sacramento Bee“It's important that citizens, not judges, define marriage,” said Ryan Anderson, a research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation. “For all these candidates, that's...

City Council creates panel to craft paid sick leave legislation

Council members Mike Allen and Mike Fagan voted against the resolution. Allen criticized the majority of the council for “placing this burden on the folks...

Spokane City Council hires Brian McClatchey as legal adviser

Fagan, the most conservative member of the council, said he supported McClatchey's hiring instead, “acknowledging the fact that I'm going to have to work with...

Huckleberries: Councilman Kennedy remembers Mr. Spock

On his Facebook wall, Mike posted this after the death of Leonard Nimoy: “On their street they had two close neighbors whose names I recognized:...

Prime minister: Ottawa rampage a terrorist attack

Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were heard inside Parliament, where Conservative and Liberal MPs were holding their weekly caucus meetings.

A recap of all races in the Washington and Idaho 2014 Election

Michael Baumgartner (R), 38, Spokane; consultant, state senator; served in Middle East with the U.S. State Department; helped orchestrate conservative takeover of state Senate in...

Denney, Woodings vie to run Idaho elections

Ysursa worked with him and House Majority Leader Mike Moyle on a less-stringent version that passed the following year. In his campaign this fall, Denney,...

People: Kris Jenner seeks to end her marriage

Chris Christie has lost 85 pounds since undergoing lap band surgery early last year. ... The private powwow took place at the Upper East Side...

Long Lake pollution study worries Suncrest residents

Hydrologist Andy Gendaszek, left, and hydrologist technician Andrew Spanjer with the U.S. Geological Survey collect aquatic plant samples Tuesday near the Suncrest community in Stevens...

City Hall Scoop: Domestic Violence and a New Councilwoman

(blog)Councilman Mike Allen seemed to have had enough at that remark, tearing off his reading glasses and shooting an exasperated look to the council.

Linda Pall's garden of hope

She was known in the classroom and council chambers for being talkative and articulate, a passionate fan of jazz and an often outnumbered liberal in...

Eye on Boise: Business group launches campaign against Balukoff

Mike Reynoldson, IACI board member, immediate past chairman of the board and director of government affairs for Micron Technology, said he stands by the “LiberalAJ”...

Spokane City Council finalists lean liberal

Pacific Northwest Inlander The last time the council filled a vacant seat was 2007, when Mary Verner left to take her place in the mayor's office.

Open seat on Spokane City Council concerns conservatives

But they note that conservatives ignored a similar request from Democrats in 2007 to appoint a progressive to the open council seat left vacant by...

City Councilman Steve Salvatori resigns

The council last appointed a member in 2007 when Mike Allen was selected by the council to fill the unexpired term of Mary Verner, who...

Salvatori resigns Spokane City Council seat

The council last appointed a member in 2007 when Mike Allen was selected by the council to fill the unexpired term of Mary Verner, who...

Newcomers sweep North Idaho elections

David Stewart was the lone Republican on the ballot. He will face Democrat Jerry Shriner. Results were delayed ... A third incumbent was turned out...

Spokane neighborhood groups strive for urban renewal

Councilman Mike Allen jokingly wondered aloud recently if Spokane had unknowingly been cast in an episode of the hipster TV sketch comedy “Portlandia.” Kidding aside,...

Social issues take spotlight at annual GOP conference

OXON HILL, Md. – Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage...