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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

Pruitt to EPA employees: ‘We don’t have to choose’ between jobs and the environment

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 12:26 P.M.

new In his first full work day as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt made clear Monday that he intends to step back from what he sees as the agency’s regulatory overreach during the Obama administration.




Idaho

Coeur d’Alene Mayor Ray Stone with his wife, Betty, in 1985. Betty Stone served as the chairwoman of the cemetery board and would play an instrumental role in protecting historic Forest Cemetery from privatization. Ray Stone died in 2013.

Huckleberries: Former CdA streets chief retired with his February magic

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

In February 1985, retired Coeur d’Alene streets director Reid Walker was relaxing at his cabin, enjoying the heavy snowfall, and amused that his replacement had to call out the snow plows to deal with snowy city streets. During Reid’s tenure at the city, it snowed in February. But a warming chinook would follow to thaw the snow. Reid said he never called out the snow plows in February.



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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray cracks a smile during his annual State of the City address Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Seattle. (Steve Ringman / Associated Press)
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray cracks a smile during his annual State of the City address Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Seattle. (Steve Ringman / Associated Press)

Seattle mayor may sue Trump over immigration information

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 1:04 P.M.

new Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants to know exactly what President Donald Trump has planned for cities like Seattle that vow to resist federal immigration enforcement actions. Murray, in his annual state of the city address delivered Tuesday from a local mosque, said Seattle was filing public records requests with the Department of Homeland Security.



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Past opinions offer perspective

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Washington’s address, Feb. 22, 1954

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