Trump inauguration draws Inland Northwest revelers, dissidents to D.C.
Spokane Republican Monika Wachowiak, right, appears with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her brother, Adam, during a reception in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Monika Wachowiak plans to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday. (Courtesy Monika Wachowiak)

Trump inauguration draws Inland Northwest revelers, dissidents to D.C.

UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 5:28 P.M.

Spokane’s Monika Wachowiak cast her lot with Donald Trump early in the campaign, caucusing for the New York real estate mogul at the downtown library last February. On Friday morning, the 36-year-old Brooklyn native will watch the nation’s 45th president take the oath of office from the “orange zone,” an area on the southwest lawn behind the U.S. Capitol Building.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, at the White House, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, at the White House, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Trump’s big day underway: Tea with Obamas, then the oath

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 7:38 A.M.

new Following the path of inaugurations past, Donald Trump paid visits to church and the White House on Friday as the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics prepared to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His ascent puts Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.




Idaho

Idaho 1st District congresswoman Helen Chenoweth-Hage thanks her supporters after winning her re-election race , Nov. 5, 1996, in Boise. She was first elected to Congress in November 1994 when she upset incumbent Democrat Larry LaRocco. ((AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File))
Idaho 1st District congresswoman Helen Chenoweth-Hage thanks her supporters after winning her re-election race , Nov. 5, 1996, in Boise. She was first elected to Congress in November 1994 when she upset incumbent Democrat Larry LaRocco. ((AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File))

Huckleberries: Rep. Heather Scott would do well to channel the late Helen Chenoweth-Hage

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

Is outspoken tea party/Redoubt sweetheart Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, channeling the late Helen Chenoweth-Hage? That was a question that came up at Huckleberries Online after Scott got in trouble with House GOP leaders for saying female legislators acquired power through sexual favors. There are similarities between Rep. Scott and the three-term former congresswoman from Idaho’s 1st District. But there are also key differences.




Region

In this photo taken April 6, 2016, a sign at the federal courthouse in Tacoma is shown to inform visitors of the federal government’s REAL ID act, which requires state driver’s licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and be issued to people who can prove they’re legally in the United States. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
In this photo taken April 6, 2016, a sign at the federal courthouse in Tacoma is shown to inform visitors of the federal government’s REAL ID act, which requires state driver’s licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and be issued to people who can prove they’re legally in the United States. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

Washington facing REAL ID deadline

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 2:25 P.M.

Last month, signs started popping up at airports across the country warning travelers that unless their driver’s licenses are from states already in compliance with federal identification requirements, or states with a limited extension, they’ll need additional documentation to board domestic flights starting in January 2018.



Features

Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” (Paramount Pictures / TNS)
Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” (Paramount Pictures / TNS)

Movie review: Vin Diesel returns in ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

Film scholar Tom Gunning coined the phrase “cinema of attractions” to describe the earliest, exhibitionist impulses of filmmaking, bits of spectacle that called attention to their own visibility and technological craft. Pure spectacle has since been subsumed into narrative filmmaking, but the cinema of attractions is always present, especially in modern action movies, and there may be no greater current example of this than “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”



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Business

Trains hauled about 14 million barrels of crude oil through Washington in the last quarter of 2016. Much of it passed through downtown Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Trains hauled about 14 million barrels of crude oil through Washington in the last quarter of 2016. Much of it passed through downtown Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Oil trains moved 14 million barrels of crude through Washington in fourth quarter

UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:17 P.M.

New Washington rules require railroads to report how much crude oil is shipped by train through the state. The first results, released Thursday, provide a snapshot of recent traffic: Oil trains transported about 14.7 million barrels of crude through Washington ...



Opinion

Editorial

Time to tighten vaccination law

FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017

State lawmakers are not justified in allowing the personal exemption, which is one of the reasons the state’s compliance rate is relatively low. Past efforts to tighten the law have failed. A mumps outbreak is the perfect reason to try again.

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