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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016







Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, before the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of uncertainties that require the Fed to proceed cautiously in raising interest rates. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Lots of unknowns keeping the Fed cautious

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. economy faces numerous uncertainties from slowing job growth to stubbornly low inflation that compel the Fed to proceed cautiously in raising interest rates.

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Judges skeptical about North Carolina voting law changes

RICHMOND, Va. – Members of a federal appeals court expressed skepticism Tuesday that North Carolina’s 2013 major rewrite to voting laws, requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, doesn’t discriminate against minorities. The three-judge panel met Tuesday to hear arguments ...

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Heat wave eases on California fire lines

Firefighters worked to make gains against Southern California wildfires as an intense heat wave eased slightly Tuesday, but officials warned nearby communities to stay alert and obey any evacuation orders.

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Blogs


Salmon are Olympia bound

OLYMPIA -- There are two migrations to Olympia each year. Legislators come in January, and leave . . . some time later. Salmon come in the late summer and fall ...



Wild Card/Monday

Coeur d'Alene City Administrator Jim Hammond dropped by this AM with an old Spokesman-Review political cartoon by Milt Priggee, my old editorial board colleague. The cartoon showed Post Falls signing ...




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