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With less than a week until the primary election in his district, Republican state Rep. Matt Manweller has released a video accusing his employer—Central Washington University (CWU)—of pursuing a partisan-driven investigation into his workplace conduct.

Former Spokane Judge Wants To Become A Judge Again

Aug 2, 2018
Randy Brandt

Former Spokane County District Court Judge -- and current candidate -- Randy Brandt has had several vocations during his career, including construction and real estate. Thirty years ago he became a lawyer. He served as a District Court pro tem judge and court commissioner, before being appointed as a judge in 2011. He lost his bid for re-election in 2014. Now he’s back challenging Patrick Johnson and Lynden Smithson for an open District Court seat.

Scott Maclay

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is seeking a fourth term. The man running against him is Scott Maclay, a controversial figure who has legally changed his name to Dump Ozzie Dot Com. Maclay is a former realtor in Spokane Valley; he’s now a respiratory therapist and a persistent critic of the sheriff.

Rob Chase

Spokane County Commissioner Mary Kuney has a primary election challenge this month from county Treasurer Rob Chase. The two Republicans have competed twice before for public office.

Attorneys representing opponents of the Pac West smelter proposal for a facility near Newport have sent a letter to the Washington Department of Ecology, with concerns about the process for permitting the smelter.

A new survey of 400 residents of Pend Oreille County shows support and opposition of a proposed silicon smelter almost evenly split.

The Robinson Research poll was commissioned by the Pend Oreille Economic Development Council as a tool to be used for strategic planning.

In a clash of protected species, Pacific Northwest members of Congress are coming down in favor of salmon. The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday morning to make it easier to kill sea lions who feast on Columbia and Willamette River salmon and steelhead.

The National Guard is gearing up to help fight wildfire in eastern Washington, and Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state-wide emergency.

Rob Chase

Here's our full interview with Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase.

Randy Brandt

Here's our full interview with Randy Brandt.