Debate http://nwpr.org en A Milder Debate As Wash. Governor Candidates Meet Again http://nwpr.org/post/milder-debate-wash-governor-candidates-meet-again <p>As Election Day nears, the candidates for Washington governor appear to be getting mellower, not feistier. Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee met Thursday night in their fourth formal debate. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports the face-off was void of many zingers. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:49:08 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16642 at http://nwpr.org Tax Talk Dominates As Wash. Gubernational Candidates Debate Again http://nwpr.org/post/tax-talk-dominates-wash-gubernational-candidates-debate-again <p>The candidates for Washington governor are accusing each other of plotting tax hikes if elected. The issue of taxation came up repeatedly Tuesday night as Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee met in Yakima. It was their third debate. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:10:39 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16173 at http://nwpr.org Tax Talk Dominates As Wash. Gubernational Candidates Debate Again Washington's "Blue Tide" Creates Challenges For McKenna http://nwpr.org/post/washingtons-blue-tide-creates-challenges-mckenna <p>As the presidential candidates prepare for Wednesday night’s debate, polls show President Obama averages a 15-point advantage in Washington over Republican rival Mitt Romney. Washington’s open race for governor is much closer. The two candidates in that contest met Tuesday night in Yakima for a fiery third debate. But the polls highlight a reality for Republican Rob McKenna: he’ll have to woo a good number of Obama voters if he’s to become Washington’s first G-O-P governor in nearly 30 years. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:18:10 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16168 at http://nwpr.org Washington's "Blue Tide" Creates Challenges For McKenna Unconventional Debate Setting Pits Prisoners Versus College Students http://nwpr.org/post/unconventional-debate-setting-pits-prisoners-versus-college-students <p>Toastmasters International is a public speaking club. But one of the most active Northwest chapters is in a place where its members can’t actually go out in public. We’re talking about the chapter based at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. The inmates who participate get the chance to practice their communications skills with a university debate team. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman went behind the walls of the maximum security prison for this report. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:31:03 +0000 Chris Lehman 15847 at http://nwpr.org Unconventional Debate Setting Pits Prisoners Versus College Students Wash. Gov. Debate: Sparring Over Taxes, Tiff Over Tax Returns, Light Moments http://nwpr.org/post/wash-gov-debate-sparring-over-taxes-tiff-over-tax-returns-light-moments <p>The candidates for Washington governor sparred over taxes and personal tax returns in their second official debate Wednesday night. The face-off took place on the Vancouver campus of Washington State University. Correspondent Austin Jenkins has highlights. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:55:41 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14357 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Gubernatorial Candidates Prepare To Meet For Second Debate http://nwpr.org/post/wash-gubernatorial-candidates-prepare-meet-second-debate <p>Southwest Washington is the setting for the second official debate of the 2012 governor’s race. Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee will face off Wednesday night on the Vancouver campus of Washington State University. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:30:50 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14284 at http://nwpr.org Inslee, McKenna Highlight Their Differences At First Debate In Governor’s Race http://nwpr.org/post/inslee-mckenna-highlight-their-differences-first-debate-governor-s-race <p>The two leading candidates for Washington governor tried to make it clear at their first debate that Washington voters will choose between two contrasts this November. Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inslee debated each other before a Spokane audience Tuesday. Correspondent Jessica Robinson has this recap. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:26:17 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9925 at http://nwpr.org Candidates For Washington Attorney General Come Out Swinging http://nwpr.org/post/candidates-washington-attorney-general-come-out-swinging <p>The two leading candidates for Attorney General for the state of Washington held their first live debate Tuesday in Spokane. Democrat Bob Ferguson and Republican Reagan Dunn are seeking the seat being vacated by Rob McKenna, who is running for Governor. Deborah Wang reports it was a spirited and sometimes sharp-edged debate. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:21:24 +0000 Deborah Wang 9923 at http://nwpr.org Candidates For Wash. Governor Split On ‘Supermajority’ http://nwpr.org/post/candidates-wash-governor-split-supermajority <p>The two leading candidates for Washington governor weighed in on jobs and the economy at their first debate Tuesday in Spokane. Republican Rob McKenna and Democrat Jay Inlsee clashed over an issue voters may face again this fall: taxes, and what it takes to raise them. Correspondent Jessica Robinson has more. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:18:23 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9922 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Gubernatorial Race: The Debate Over Debates Continues http://nwpr.org/post/wash-gubernatorial-race-debate-over-debates-continues <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; The debate over debates continues in the Washington governor&rsquo;s race. Republican Rob McKenna announced Monday that he will commit to 15 joint appearances with Democrat Jay Inslee. Meanwhile, Inslee made it official: he will not participate in one debate that&rsquo;s become a tradition in Washington. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:56:13 +0000 Austin Jenkins 5564 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Gubernatorial Race: The Debate Over Debates Continues