politics

Lisa Brown on track to be Spokane’s next mayor

BY: - November 13, 2023

Update: Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward conceded late Monday in the race against Lisa Brown. As of Monday, Woodward had 47.7% of the vote, compared to Brown’s 51.7%. Longtime Democratic politician Lisa Brown will likely be the new mayor of Spokane, following a heated contest between her and incumbent Nadine Woodward.  The race to lead Washington’s […]

GOP presidential candidates brawl in Florida debate, while Trump rallies nearby

BY: and - November 8, 2023

Five Republican candidates for president tussled over support for Ukraine and abortion policy at a debate in Miami Wednesday evening, while the leading contender for the nomination, former President Donald Trump, sought Latino votes in an event across town. Trump, who consistently garners more than 50% in polls of Republican voters, once again declined to […]

COMMENTARY

United no more. But there’s hope.

BY: - September 25, 2023

This column was first published by the Daily Montanan. The “United” States aren’t anymore. Politically, our country is a train wreck – polarized, partisan and divisive. We have lost our moral compass; no longer united in the underlying democratic principles that gave birth to our republic; failing to work together to address existential threats to […]

Top state Senate budget writer may land new political job

BY: - May 30, 2023

An influential state senator will make her case for a new political gig Wednesday morning. Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, is among three finalists to fill a vacancy on the Kitsap County Commission. She, Brynn Felix, general counsel for Peninsula Community Health Services and Greg Nance, founder and chief executive officer of Run Far Foundation […]