McMorris Rodgers meets privately with constituents, discusses refugees, health care in Spokane
A group of protesters, including David Jones, left, and Diane Belyea, right, stand in the rain outside Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office to make a point that the congresswoman has not been meeting regularly with constituents in town hall settings. While the protesters were out Monday, McMorris Rodgers was in a small group meeting in a nearby building. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

McMorris Rodgers meets privately with constituents, discusses refugees, health care in Spokane

UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 7 P.M.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers spent her Monday in Spokane discussing refugee issues and meeting privately with constituents concerned about health care, amid calls for more public appearances to address the policies of President Donald Trump.





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Malaysian Ambassador to North Korea Mohamad Nizan Mohamad, center, speaks to journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, North Korea, after being recalled by Malaysian government Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Andy Wong / Associated Press)
Malaysian Ambassador to North Korea Mohamad Nizan Mohamad, center, speaks to journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, North Korea, after being recalled by Malaysian government Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Andy Wong / Associated Press)

North Korea says Malaysia can’t be trusted to investigate the killing of leader’s half brother

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 11:12 P.M.

new Tensions between North Korea and Malaysia became even more heated Monday, when Pyongyang’s envoy said Malaysia could not be trusted to carry out the investigation into last week’s killing of leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother and the Malaysian prime minister defended the investigation as “objective.”




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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

new 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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Forensic anthropologist James Chatters holds a skull casting of the Kennewick Man next to a recreation of the head of the ancient man in this Feb. 9, 1998, file photo in Richland, Wash. (Andre Ranieri / Associated Press)
Forensic anthropologist James Chatters holds a skull casting of the Kennewick Man next to a recreation of the head of the ancient man in this Feb. 9, 1998, file photo in Richland, Wash. (Andre Ranieri / Associated Press)

Tribes lay remains of Kennewick Man to rest

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 12:57 P.M.

The ancient bones of the Kennewick Man have been returned to the ground. More than 200 members of five Columbia Plateau tribes and bands gathered at an undisclosed location over the weekend to lay the remains of the man they call the Ancient One to rest.



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In this photo provided by Microsoft, Microsoft researcher Ethan Jackson sets up a trap for mosquitoes in Harris County, Texas, in 2016. A new high-tech version trap is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape, and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. (AP)
In this photo provided by Microsoft, Microsoft researcher Ethan Jackson sets up a trap for mosquitoes in Harris County, Texas, in 2016. A new high-tech version trap is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape, and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. (AP)

New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 7 P.M.

A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape – and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. Whether it really could improve public health is still to be determined.




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Past opinions offer perspective

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

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

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