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White House strategist Stephen Bannon listens at left as White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speaks as during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)
White House strategist Stephen Bannon listens at left as White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus speaks as during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

Trump’s top lieutenants bat down reports of tensions

UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 8:01 P.M.

updated White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon appeared onstage together Thursday to jointly insist that everything is running smoothly in the nascent Trump administration – including their relationship, which has been the subject of much speculation.




Idaho

Part of the new poker room sign is illuminated at Coeur d’ Alene Casino Resort and Hotel. In Worley, Idaho on Monday, April 14, 2014. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Part of the new poker room sign is illuminated at Coeur d’ Alene Casino Resort and Hotel. In Worley, Idaho on Monday, April 14, 2014. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho House panel narrowly rejects bill going after tribal gaming

UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 3:07 P.M.

Idaho lawmakers took aim at tribal gaming, but legislation to amend the 2002 voter initiative that legalized tribal casinos statewide failed in a House committee Thursday on an 8-7 vote, after a hearing that stretched over three days.



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Features

Blake Shelton performs at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. Shelton will be at the Spokane Arena on Friday. (Vince Bucci / Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

7 Nights Out: From Blake to ‘Kinky Boots’

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 7 P.M.

new 1. Blake Shelton “Doing It to Country Songs” tour with guests RaeLynn and Season 11 champion of “The Voice,” Sundance Head. Shelton’s recent hits include “Came Here to Forget” and “A Guy With a Girl.” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: ...




Outdoors

In this June 27, 2012, file photo, a Chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville, Wash. (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)
In this June 27, 2012, file photo, a Chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville, Wash. (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)

Environmental and fishing groups sue to save salmon

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 1:18 P.M.

Environmental and fishing groups sued the federal government on Thursday as they seek cooler water for salmon in the Columbia River system. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Seattle against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the agency.



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Business

Shoppers walk into a Nordstrom store in Pittsburgh on Feb. 8. The department store operator said Thursday, Feb. 23, that it earned $201 million, or $1.15 per share, for the period that ended Jan. 28. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.37 per share. That exceeds the $1.13 per share that analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research were anticipating. (Gene J. Puskar / AP)
Shoppers walk into a Nordstrom store in Pittsburgh on Feb. 8. The department store operator said Thursday, Feb. 23, that it earned $201 million, or $1.15 per share, for the period that ended Jan. 28. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.37 per share. That exceeds the $1.13 per share that analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research were anticipating. (Gene J. Puskar / AP)

Nordstrom reports better-than-expected quarterly profit

UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 5:09 P.M.

Nordstrom Inc., the department store recently scolded by President Donald Trump, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit with help from strong sales online and at Nordstrom Rack. The Seattle-based chain said Thursday that it earned $201 million, or $1.15 per share, ...



Opinion

Editorial

The lesson of internment is relevant today

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017

We exaggerated the severity of the threat while failing to acknowledge the significance of revoking the most fundamental rights of American citizens based solely on their ancestry.

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