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Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Just one day after the primary election, the debate over debates in the Washington Fifth Congressional District campaign has begun.

Today, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’s campaign released a letter from the congresswoman to Democrat Lisa Brown.

Less than 200 years ago, the easiest way to get around a lot of the Pacific Northwest was by canoe. The first American steamship to provide regular service among Puget Sound ports arrived in 1853.

This small steamship, propelled by paddlewheels attached to its sides, was called the Fairy. But its success was short-lived. It soon blew up and sank.

Washington Republicans are regrouping after a primary election pounding Tuesday that extended beyond swing districts to rock-ribbed GOP pockets of the state.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

The Spokane Clean Air Agency says the county’s air quality is in the unhealthy range.

Between the smoke and the intense heat expected through the rest of the week, local health agencies are warning people to be extra cautious the next few days as temperatures approach record levels.

Washington Republicans are regrouping after a primary election pounding Tuesday that extended beyond swing districts to rock-ribbed GOP pockets of the state.

Legislative Incumbents Fare Well, But There Are A Few Surprises

Aug 8, 2018
Kay Murano

It was a good night for the legislative incumbents who serve eastern Washington counties. Each of the incumbents in the Third, Fourth, Seventh and Ninth Legislative Districts won their primary challenges.

But in the Sixth District, it's a different story.

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

UPDATED at 10:35 pm

With the first round of primary election results in, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Kettle Falls) has a slim lead over Democrat Lisa Brown in their Fifth Congressional District race. McMorris Rodgers has 47.5% of the vote to 47% for Brown. In Spokane County, Brown leads with 51.4% of the vote to 44% for McMorris Rodgers.

Embattled Democratic state Rep. David Sawyer of Tacoma was in third place in early primary returns Tuesday night, an indication of the political fallout he’s facing over numerous allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women and an investigation that found he violated House harassment policy. 

Washington Primary Turnout Expected To Top 40%

Aug 7, 2018
Spokane County

NOTE: Ballots must be postmarked by today or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 pm tonight to be counted.

Washington state elections officials expect more than 40% of the state’s voters will cast their ballots for today’s primary election.

An emaciated orca from the Pacific Northwest’s critically-endangered resident killer whale population could get a pole injection of medicine under the latest preferred option of an emergency response team. 

Officials with the lead federal agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, described the changing situation Monday morning.

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