Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

In the U.S., it’s hard to get elected if you don’t have an ‘R’ or a ‘D’ after your name. There are only two members of Congress who aren’t Republicans or Democrats. Both are senators from New England, Angus King from Maine and Bernie Sanders from Vermont. Both call themselves independents, even though Sanders ran for president as a Democrat.

Eric Agnew from Liberty Lake, Washington has decided to go the independent route. He’s running against Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her eastern Washington seat in the U-S House.

Inland Journal, Sept. 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017

Inland Journal for September 14, 2017

    ▪    This week on Inland Journal, we look back on Wednesday’s fatal shooting at Freeman High School and hear the message of despair and hope from one of the vigils held in response.
    ▪    We’ll meet University of Washington cancer researcher Nora Disis, who will speak about cancer vaccines tonight at Gonzaga University. Dr. Disis leads a group of scientists who hope to develop vaccines that would prevent us from contracting some of the most common forms of cancer.
    ▪    And we’ll talk with Lisa Brown, a longtime Spokane politician, who recently announced she’s challenging eastern Washington U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her congressional seat.

The Trump administration has announced it intends to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

The Inland Northwest’s two U.S. House representatives say they hope the announcement will lead to a broader reform of the nation’s immigration laws. Progressive groups are urging support of a measure to help the so-called “young dreamers.”

Excerpts from McMorris Rodgers' Spokane Town Hall

Aug 11, 2017
KSPS Television

Here are clips from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ town hall at Gonzaga on August 10. (on the American Health Care Act, funding for Planned Parenthood and medical marijuana)