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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is seen  during a joint  conference at the Pentagon on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press)
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is seen during a joint conference at the Pentagon on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press)

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 6:01 P.M.

The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by the Washington Post.




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Ali Hakala is upset with the decision by Idaho Fish and Game to start logging a grove of old cedar trees near her Pack River home. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Ali Hakala is upset with the decision by Idaho Fish and Game to start logging a grove of old cedar trees near her Pack River home. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Neighbors question state agency’s decision to log cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille

MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 4:07 P.M.

A 40-acre grove of cedar trees near Lake Pend Oreille could be logged next summer to generate cash for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. With western red cedar prices trending near all-time highs, Fish and Game expects to ...




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The Little Snowy Top fire lookout, built betwen 1930 and 1933, was restored over several years starting in 1988 by volunteers from the Spokane Mountaineers, Back Country Horsemen and U.S. Forest Service. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
The Little Snowy Top fire lookout, built betwen 1930 and 1933, was restored over several years starting in 1988 by volunteers from the Spokane Mountaineers, Back Country Horsemen and U.S. Forest Service. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Destroyed Little Snowy Top lookout provided shelter, memories to many

SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 4:22 A.M.

The cabin stood tall in the wilderness of northeastern Washington to combat wildfires and shelter visitors for 84 years. Then, after surviving countless powerful lightning storms, several forest fires, hungry bears and wood-gnawing rodents, the Little Snowy Top lookout burned ...



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Jake Pinger, left, and Jared Fields are partners in the new Play It Again Sports store in the Five Mile shopping center on Francis in North Spokane, shown Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Jared is the managing partner in the store, which stocks new and used sports gear for fitness, many different sports and accessories. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Jake Pinger, left, and Jared Fields are partners in the new Play It Again Sports store in the Five Mile shopping center on Francis in North Spokane, shown Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Jared is the managing partner in the store, which stocks new and used sports gear for fitness, many different sports and accessories. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

New store will take used gear in trade

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 2 A.M.

With three kids under the age of 10, Jared Fields and his wife, Shvonna, know only too well how expensive buying sports equipment can be when a child wants to play hockey, baseball or almost any other sport. Not to mention the money spent when said child decides they don’t like one sport, and want to try a different one.


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In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at the Tianjin port in China. (Andy Wong / Associated Press)
In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at the Tianjin port in China. (Andy Wong / Associated Press)

Trump’s ‘retribution’ tax stirs legal questions, GOP resistance

MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 2:14 P.M.

Donald Trump’s threats to use taxes as “retribution” against U.S. companies that move jobs overseas are legally dubious, tax specialists say – and they’re prompting resistance from some Republican leaders who fear a coming era of economic protectionism or international trade wars.



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Editorials delve into Pearl Harbor attack

TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016

new Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Pearl Harbor Day is Wednesday. The following are Spokesman-Review editorials on the attack.

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