Meet the man tasked with feeding Gonzaga's basketball team
Mike Schroeder is the McCarthey Athletic Center General Manager for Sodexo Sports and Leisure. Dan Pelle/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Meet the man tasked with feeding Gonzaga’s basketball team

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 7:45 A.M.

Mike Schroeder, the general manager at the McCarthey Athletic Center, controls everything that comes out of the arena’s kitchen. He considers the likes, dislikes, allergies and variety of diets of the players, like Przemek Karnowski's aversion to American food.




Nation/World

President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump during the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, Friday, January 20, 2017. (Saul Loeb / Associated Press)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with President-elect Donald Trump during the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, Friday, January 20, 2017. (Saul Loeb / Associated Press)

Trump blames Obama for protests: ‘I think he’s behind it’

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 7:33 A.M.

new President Donald Trump said he believes that predecessor Barack Obama is riling up protesters against his administration and that Obama’s “people” may be the source of unflattering national-security leaks to the media.




Idaho

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that Dworshak is now ranked at “low risk” of failure – or 4 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most safe. (File / The Spokesman-Review)

Dworshak Dam’s safety rating climbs

UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 8:02 A.M.

updated Like the water behind it, Dworshak Dam’s safety rating is slowly climbing. Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that Dworshak is now ranked at “low risk” of failure – or 4 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most safe.



Region

In this 2013 aerial file photo, the Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River is seen near Pasco, Wash. (Bob Brawdy / Associated Press)
In this 2013 aerial file photo, the Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River is seen near Pasco, Wash. (Bob Brawdy / Associated Press)

Tri-City levees, Snake dams get better safety ratings

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 8:08 A.M.

new The levees along the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities and two nearby Snake River dams have been reclassified to indicate a lower risk to the public. The levee system, Ice Harbor Dam near Burbank and Lower Monumental Dam near Kahlotus each had their risk rating reduced from “moderate risk” to “low risk” by the Army Corps of Engineers.



Features

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, eSight CEO and President Brian Mech holds up a pair electronic glasses at Union Square San Francisco. The glasses enable the legally blind to see. (Eric Risberg / AP)
In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, eSight CEO and President Brian Mech holds up a pair electronic glasses at Union Square San Francisco. The glasses enable the legally blind to see. (Eric Risberg / AP)

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017

The headsets from eSight transmit images from a forward-facing camera to small internal screens – one for each eye – in a way that beams the video into the wearer’s peripheral vision. That turns out to be all that some people with limited vision, even legal blindness, need to see things they never could before. That’s because many visual impairments degrade central vision while leaving peripheral vision largely intact.



Outdoors

In this file photo, a great gray owl, which has a range from Canada to parts of the northern United States, dives after prey beneath snow in a field on the outskirts of Ottawa, Canada, Jan. 30, 2005. (JONATHAN HAYWARD / Associated Press)
In this file photo, a great gray owl, which has a range from Canada to parts of the northern United States, dives after prey beneath snow in a field on the outskirts of Ottawa, Canada, Jan. 30, 2005. (JONATHAN HAYWARD / Associated Press)

Out & About: Photographer calls owl baiting unethical fakery

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 6:30 A.M.

new OUTLURED – A Minnesota wildlife photographer is leading an effort to curb the practice of baiting wintering owls in order to get photos or video of birds as they “hunt.” Sightings of great gray owls are widely posted in birding ...



Voices



Business

In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, a home under construction and for sale is shown in Roswell, Ga. (John Bazemore / Associated Press)
In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, a home under construction and for sale is shown in Roswell, Ga. (John Bazemore / Associated Press)

Home prices rise in December at fastest pace in a year

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 7:23 A.M.

new U.S. home prices rose in December from a year earlier at the fastest pace in 11 months, as prospective buyers bid against each other for a limited supply of available property. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.6 percent, the most since January 2016.



Opinion

Editorial

Past opinions offer perspective

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Iran-contra, March 2, 1987

Letters