Nation/World

Satsuki Ina holds up an identification tag issued to her mother, Shizuko Ina, at her home Feb. 10, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
Satsuki Ina holds up an identification tag issued to her mother, Shizuko Ina, at her home Feb. 10, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 6 A.M.

new Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to desolate camps that dotted the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. Thousands were elderly, disabled, children or infants too young to know the meaning of treason. Two-thirds were citizens. And now, as survivors commemorate the 75th anniversary of the executive order that authorized their incarceration, they’re also speaking out to make sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Muslims, Latinos or other groups.



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Rachel Toor is a professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of five books, most recently, “Misunderstood: Why the Humble Rat May Be Your Best Pet Ever.” (Courtesy of Rachel Toor)

Everything is Copy: Teaching vets, and learning even more

SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017

Like many others now in comfortable middle age, my political consciousness was shaped by the geopolitics of Southeast Asia. With my parents I went to protest marches and chanted “Hell, no, we won’t go.” I asked my babysitters why they wore bracelets with the names of men they’d never met on their wrists, vaguely understood about “going to Canada,” and plastered my school notebooks with peace signs. I may have a had a poster in my childhood bedroom that read “Make love, not war” when thoughts of making love were nothing less than disgusting.




Outdoors

The Backcountry Film Festival features non-motorized outdoor pursuits and raise funds for the Winter Wildlands Alliance and grass-roots groups that work to preserve the backcountry experience. (COURTESY PHOTO / Courtesy of Winter Wildlands Alliance)
The Backcountry Film Festival features non-motorized outdoor pursuits and raise funds for the Winter Wildlands Alliance and grass-roots groups that work to preserve the backcountry experience. (COURTESY PHOTO / Courtesy of Winter Wildlands Alliance)

Festival features outdoors films for entertainment and advocacy

SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 6:30 A.M.

new John Latta has two ways of looking at the winter-themed eye candy coming to Spokane this week in the Backcountry Film Festival. The Spokane backcountry skiing enthusiast says he will enjoy flicks featuring highly skilled athletes in the best snow ...



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Business

In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner dance at the inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)
In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner dance at the inauguration Freedom Ball in Washington. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Amid boycott of Ivanka Trump-branded products, her perfume is a bestseller on Amazon

SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 8 A.M.

new Ivanka Trump’s brand of clothing, shoes and accessories has been at the center of a tempest since her father was elected president. But on Amazon.com this past week, the brand reclaimed a small victory: Ivanka Trump’s perfume suddenly jumped to the top spot on the list of the online retailer’s best-selling fragrances.



Opinion

Editorial

Court upheld law, equality in florist case

SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017

It doesn’t matter whether it’s floral arrangements in Richland or milk shakes at a Southern soda fountain. Religion doesn’t provide a free pass.

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