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With Inslee running again for governor, leading Washington state Democrats put their ambitions on hold

Six months ago, when Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced he would run for president, he set down the first in what became an elaborate line of dominoes branching and meandering through the Washington political world. If Inslee were running for president, then lower-ranking statewide officials would run for governor and so would the leader of […]

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Washington state quits federal family planning program over Trump abortion rules

Washington state exited a federal family planning program Thursday over the Trump administration’s new abortion restrictions.  Washington’s Department of Health notified the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday that it would withdraw from the Title X family planning grant program rather than follow new rules banning grantees from referring women for abortions.  “The State […]

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Gov. Inslee, Washington state officials vow to fund Planned Parenthood after Trump administration rule change

State officials vowed to cover the $2.9 million lost in Washington state when Planned Parenthood this week withdrew from the federal Title X family planning program over new abortion restrictions imposed by the Trump administration. “We’re going to make sure this gets taken care of,” Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday morning at a news conference […]

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Readers respond to Spokane’s growth, Rep. Matt Shea’s conspiracies

<a href="https://media1.fdncms.com/inlander/imager/u/original/18158135/news5-1.jpg" data-caption="Rep. Matt Shea, Republican of Spokane Valley   Christian Wilson” class=”uk-display-block uk-position-relative uk-visible-toggle”>click to enlarge Christian Wilson Rep. Matt Shea, Republican of Spokane Valley COST OF GROWTH We moved here from, dare I say, California 15 years ago. We had been looking all over the Western United States for 10 years and one day […]

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Disabled Spokane veterans find comfort and camaraderie through fly fishing with Project Healing Waters

<a href="https://media1.fdncms.com/inlander/imager/u/original/18153367/give8-1-cc114949cc082861.jpg" data-caption="Participants in Project Healing Waters learn the basics of fly fishing while getting outside in a supported environment.   Project Healing Waters photo” class=”uk-display-block uk-position-relative uk-visible-toggle”>click to enlarge Project Healing Waters photo Participants in Project Healing Waters learn the basics of fly fishing while getting outside in a supported environment. There’s a comfortable quiet […]

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