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  • Senate focuses on transportation

    Feb. 17, 2008 in City on Page B3 OLYMPIA – The Senate tackled thorny transportation issues Saturday with votes to create a long-term ferry plan, freeze new money for a regional roads agency and authorize cameras to catch …

  • Closure worries workers at Idaho Falls airport

    Feb. 17, 2008 in City on Page B3 IDAHO FALLS – A planned one-month closure of the Idaho Falls Regional Airport in the fall has employers and employees at the field concerned about their livelihoods. “It’s just a …

  • Searchers continue looking for boy

    Feb. 17, 2008 in City on Page B3 TOFINO, B.C. – Police and volunteer searchers fanned out across this Vancouver Island community and nearby woods and beaches again Saturday, searching for a missing 8-year-old boy from Bellingham. William …

  • More police studying Spanish

    Feb. 17, 2008 in City on Page B3 BOISE – Garden City, Idaho, police Chief Jim Bensley has firsthand experience in interacting with a suspect who speaks little English. Checking out a report of gunfire when he started …

  • Ocean dead zones a first, report says

    Feb. 17, 2008 in City on Page B3 SEATTLE – Dead zones off Oregon’s coast that have threatened sea life for the past six summers are unprecedented in the historical record, say scientists at Oregon State University. The …

  • Poet’s birthplace restored

    Feb. 17, 2008 in City on Page B6 HAILEY, Idaho – Ezra Pound’s birthplace is a two-story white clapboard house surrounded by a wrought iron fence, surrounded again by the high hills of this central Idaho mountain town. …

  • Commentary: Death and dying dialogues

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Opinion on Page B8 Former Gov. Booth Gardner is stumping for Initiative 1000, the so-called Washington Death with Dignity Act. If the initiative garners the necessary signatures by July, and if state voters approve …

  • Tolls part of future

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Opinion on Page B8 What we Westerners call a freeway goes by different names in the East. “Turnpike,” for example, or more to the point, “toll road.” But “free” is going to be a …

  • Death and dying dialogues

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Opinion on Page B8 The Spokesman-Review editorial board recently talked with three individuals who are working for the passage of Initiative 1000, the so-called Washington Death with Dignity Act. Terri Sloyer is a Spokane …

  • Users must pay to update infrastructure

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Opinion on Page B9 In 1956, President Eisenhower championed the dream of a 40,000-mile coast-to-coast network of all-weather highways to move people and goods more quickly and economically than ever before. But how would …

  • State of the game

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C1 Jud Heathcote was in his usual seat at McCarthey Athletic Center last Monday, but Gonzaga’s game against Loyola Marymount wasn’t the only one on his schedule. Back home, his television …

  • Long time coming

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C1 EUGENE, Ore. – It has been 66 years since Washington State’s men’s basketball team has won 20 games in back-to-back seasons. It only seemed like it’s been that long since …

  • Bulldogs run past Dons

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C1 SAN FRANCISCO – It’s an old line, that the turning point of the game was the opening tip. Gonzaga waited a bit longer than that. About 16 seconds, to be …

  • Fast Break

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C1 For 02-17-2008

  • CdA gets charmed championship

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C1 NAMPA, Idaho – Suffice to say, it was the charm. It may have taken a third try, but the Coeur d’Alene High girls basketball team finally broke through Saturday evening. …

  • Gripping day for area wrestlers

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C1 Eastern Washington capped a dominant performance at the Mat Classic XX wrestling championships on Saturday at Tacoma. At the 4A level, University’s Brian Owen won his second state title to …

  • Champ shifts into third

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C2 He won 10 races last season and his second consecutive NASCAR championship, yet Jimmie Johnson isn’t the marquee driver on his own team. He’s not even No. 2.

  • On the Air

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C2 For 02-17-2008

  • Top pick Aumont draws early reviews

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C2 PEORIA, Ariz. – The youngest player in Seattle’s camp is also one of the most watched. Phillippe Aumont, a 6-foot-7 right-handed pitcher, towers over every other player in camp and …

  • LC boys, U-Hi girls academic champs

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C2 Sports teams from six area high schools were named winter academic state champions by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Three were in boys basketball – Lewis and Clark in 4A …

  • Hawks land point guard Bibby

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C3 ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks traded four players and a draft pick Saturday for Mike Bibby, the point guard they hope will end the league’s longest streak without a playoff …

  • Going long-range

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C3 NEW ORLEANS – King James’ reign as half-court shot champion of the world was a brief one. Hometown favorite Chris Paul usurped LeBron James and Jason Kidd as the leaders …

  • Maple Leafs rally past Bruins

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C3 Darcy Tucker scored his second goal of the game 3 minutes, 39 seconds into overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday …

  • Sorenstam wins 70th LPGA title

    Feb. 17, 2008 in Sports on Page C3 Annika Sorenstam won the season-opening SBS Open for her 70th LPGA Tour title and first since September 2006. The Swedish star birdied two of the last three holes Saturday for …