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August 27, 2014 at 11:53 PM

With Spokane’s newest City Council member, an Olympia connection

The Spokane City Council this week appointed city worker Karen Stratton to a vacant seat its council. In his story for The Spokesman-Review, friend and former colleague Nick Deshais points out that Stratton has a connection to the Capitol Campus: Her mother was Lois Stratton, a longtime state lawmaker. Appointed to a Spokane state House seat in 1979, according to her official…


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November 2, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: McMorris Rodgers rising, Seattle budget tiff royale, candidate trackers

Good morning, and happy Friday:   Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane is a rising star. You probably knew that. What you perhaps did not know is that she may land a premium job in the U.S. House — House Republican Conference chair, a.k.a., the most visible woman in the GOP. Politico has…


Comments | More in Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: candidate trackers, congresswoman cathy mcmorris rodgers, house republican conference chair