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  • State's Dem congressional candidates top GOP in fundraising

    SEATTLE (AP) - Democratic contenders in Washington's most competitive midterm congressional races have bested their Republican rivals in campaign fundraising over the past few months.

  • McMorris Rodgers and Brown raise combined $9 million so far

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The latest campaign finance report for eastern Washington's U.S. House seat shows that Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Lisa Brown have raised more than $9 million between then. By the period ending Sept. 30, McMorris Rodgers had raised $5.1 million and Brown has raised a total of $4.6 million. Brown's money is the most ever raised by a challenger to the seven-term incumbent.

  • $77M bond would improve Spokane's libraries

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Einstein famously said, "The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library." That's something Tamara Erickson and Randall Brown already know.  For the first time since 1990, the City of Spokane is asking voters for the largest upgrade to the library system in decades.

  • SPS asks voters to pass $495M school bond

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The $495 million schools and facilities improvement bond is the largest ever proposed. Spokane Public Schools says it will also have the largest impact in their history. Breaking it down, it will replace Joe Albi Stadium with a multi-use facility. It will add a commons area and cafeteria to Lewis and Clark High School, something the historic school has never had.

  • Idaho Secretary of State warns citizens to beware of voter registration phone scam

    BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Secretary of State wants you to be aware of a potential voter registration phone scam going around.  Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says officials in two states have confirmed residents have received phone calls requesting personal information while claiming to register them to vote.  "Idaho does not allow voter registration by phone," Secretary Denney said in a press release.

  • Big money pours into fight over Washington's carbon fee

    SEATTLE (AP) - A campaign bankrolled by the oil industry has raised $20.46 million to defeat a carbon pollution fee on the ballot in Washington state aiming at tackling climate change.    The money raised so far by the No on 1631 campaign, sponsored by the Western States Petroleum Association, puts it near the top in fundraising efforts by a statewide initiative campaign. 

  • VP Mike Pence plans to visit Spokane in early October

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Vice President Mike Pence is tentatively scheduled to campaign for Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane on Oct. 2.    A spokesman for the congresswoman says Pence's appearance is dependent on how the schedule of Congress shakes out.    The Spokesman-Review says McMorris Rodgers and Pence were colleagues for nearly a decade in the House.

  • WATCH: Town hall event with McMorris Rodgers, Brown

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday night KHQ and the Spokesman Review will hosted a town hall candidate forum with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the top ranking female GOP member in the house, and her democratic rival, former state Sen. Lisa Brown. You can rewatch our coverage of the debate below:

  • Democratic candidate Lisa Brown kicks off college campus tour

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With just one day before Wednesday's town hall with Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Democratic candidate Lisa Brown spent Tuesday studying with staff and preparing. But she's also going back to school, quite literally, in search of new supporters at our area's college campuses.

  • Candidate Lisa Brown speaks at health conference in Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Democratic Candidate Lisa Brown spoke for about 45 minutes Thursday afternoon at the 2018 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference.

  • Candidates react to stolen campaign signs in Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Last week campaign signs for Lisa Brown and Cathy McMorris Rodgers were ripped out of yards in a South Hill neighborhood about a week ago and haven't been seen since until Thursday.

  • 26 percent of primary ballots returned so far

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says just over 26 percent of primary ballots had been returned as of midday.    Wyman reminded voters that voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to turn in ballots.    The contest getting the most attention is an open U.S. House seat Democrats hope to capture for the first time since the district east of Seattle was created in 1980.

  • ELECTION DAY! Ballots drop-off locations

    SPOKANE, Wash. - It's Primary Election Day!  If you're in Spokane County, your ballot must be mailed or in a ballot drop box by 8:00 pm tonight!  Results for the primary are expected to begin rolling in at around 8:15 pm. Check khq.com for updates and watch live coverage on Facebook and on the KHQ Local News app on your connected TV.  Ballot drop-off locations in Spokane County are available at the following locations...

  • Washington voters to weigh in on dozens of primary races

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional races, a U.S. Senate seat and dozens of legislative contests in the state's primary election. 

  • Idaho Special Election results

    KHQ.COM - Results for the March 13, 2018 special election in Idaho are expected to come in just after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Check back for updates.

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  • Judge frees Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

    Judge frees Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:00 AM EDT2018-10-18 05:00:45 GMT
    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:48 AM EDT2018-10-18 06:48:38 GMT
    An appeals judge has freed Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested, but she remains under investigation over undeclared financial contributions to her 2011 campaign.>>
    An appeals judge has freed Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested, but she remains under investigation over undeclared financial contributions to her 2011 campaign.>>
  • Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California's housing struggles

    Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California's housing struggles

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:48 AM EDT2018-10-18 05:48:36 GMT
    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:28 AM EDT2018-10-18 06:28:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, sprinklers run as a farmworker walks through a broccoli field in Salinas, Calif. Like many California cities, Salinas, dubbed the "Salad Bowl of the World" because the surrounding farmland ...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, sprinklers run as a farmworker walks through a broccoli field in Salinas, Calif. Like many California cities, Salinas, dubbed the "Salad Bowl of the World" because the surrounding farmland ...
    The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike.>>
    The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike.>>
  • Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

    Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-10-18 05:01:04 GMT
    Thursday, October 18 2018 2:28 AM EDT2018-10-18 06:28:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is interviewed on Cheddar on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is interviewed on Cheddar on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free...
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free speech, corporations or nonprofits have had an easier time supporting or denouncing political candidates, leading to massive spending in tight...>>
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free speech, corporations or nonprofits have had an easier time supporting or denouncing political candidates, leading to massive spending in tight races.>>
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  • Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

    Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

    Saturday, May 30 2015 2:31 PM EDT2015-05-30 18:31:03 GMT
    Saturday, May 30 2015 2:31 PM EDT2015-05-30 18:31:03 GMT
    BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has jumped into the race for the Democratic nomination for president. It'll be a longshot challenge to front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. But O'Malley is calling for new leadership.>>
    BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has jumped into the race for the Democratic nomination for president. It'll be a longshot challenge to front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. But O'Malley is calling for new leadership.>>
  • Democratic lawmakers say Idaho should ditch private prisons

    Democratic lawmakers say Idaho should ditch private prisons

    Wednesday, May 27 2015 1:39 PM EDT2015-05-27 17:39:42 GMT
    Wednesday, May 27 2015 1:39 PM EDT2015-05-27 17:39:42 GMT
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Two Democratic state lawmakers want Idaho to sever all ties with private prison companies, and say they'll vigorously pursue legislation on the issue next year. Reps. John Gannon and Mat Erpelding made the request in a letter sent to the Idaho Board of Correction on Wednesday, contending the move is needed in light of Idaho's history with private prison contractor Corrections Corporation of America.>>
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Two Democratic state lawmakers want Idaho to sever all ties with private prison companies, and say they'll vigorously pursue legislation on the issue next year. Reps. John Gannon and Mat Erpelding made the request in a letter sent to the Idaho Board of Correction on Wednesday, contending the move is needed in light of Idaho's history with private prison contractor Corrections Corporation of America.>>
  • Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog

    Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog

    Thursday, May 21 2015 1:11 PM EDT2015-05-21 17:11:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 21 2015 1:11 PM EDT2015-05-21 17:11:04 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are demanding more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion backlog in repair and replacement projects. They say that backlog compromises safety and service. Democrats say congressional Republicans have starved federal programs that help repair and rebuild passenger rail bridges, tunnels and track.>>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats are demanding more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion backlog in repair and replacement projects. They say that backlog compromises safety and service. Democrats say congressional Republicans have starved federal programs that help repair and rebuild passenger rail bridges, tunnels and track.>>
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  • Republicans gather in Las Vegas, with national security a key issue

    Republicans gather in Las Vegas, with national security a key issue

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 5:45 PM EST2015-12-15 22:45:12 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 5:45 PM EST2015-12-15 22:45:12 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump will once again be standing at center stage when nine Republican presidential candidates debate tonight in Las Vegas. The debate will be the first for Republicans since the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, that increased concerns about terrorism in the United States.>>

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Donald Trump will once again be standing at center stage when nine Republican presidential candidates debate tonight in Las Vegas. The debate will be the first for Republicans since the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, that increased concerns about terrorism in the United States.

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  • GOP hopeful Carson threatens to leave Republican Party

    GOP hopeful Carson threatens to leave Republican Party

    Friday, December 11 2015 12:22 PM EST2015-12-11 17:22:09 GMT
    Friday, December 11 2015 1:11 PM EST2015-12-11 18:11:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON - In what would be a nightmare scenario for the GOP, presidential hopeful Ben Carson threatened Friday to leave the Republican Party amid reports of deepening concerns from GOP officials about the splintered 2016 electorate.

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    WASHINGTON - In what would be a nightmare scenario for the GOP, presidential hopeful Ben Carson threatened Friday to leave the Republican Party amid reports of deepening concerns from GOP officials about the splintered 2016 electorate. The retired neurosurgeon lashed out at Republican leaders who discussed the possibility of a "brokered convention" during a recent private dinner meeting in Washington. 

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  • Republican senator says he'll run for Washington auditor

    Republican senator says he'll run for Washington auditor

    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:18 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:18:48 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 3:18 PM EDT2015-10-08 19:18:47 GMT
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A state senator says he's running to replace indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley.    Republican Sen. Mark Miloscia of Federal Way said Thursday that Kelley, who has been on unpaid leave while fighting federal charges that he stole millions from clients of his former business, has "brought shame and embarrassment to our once well-respected State Auditor's office."  >>
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A state senator says he's running to replace indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley.    Republican Sen. Mark Miloscia of Federal Way said Thursday that Kelley, who has been on unpaid leave while fighting federal charges that he stole millions from clients of his former business, has "brought shame and embarrassment to our once well-respected State Auditor's office."  >>
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