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Where they stand: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown on health care, Medicare and Medicaid

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted for a narrowly unsuccessful Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. She says it was in an effort to give states and patients more choice in their health care options. Lisa Brown, her Democratic opponent, says the bill was bad for the district and that a government option for health care is needed to help stabilize the system, while stopping short of a fully public system that dozens of the members of her party have supported.

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Then and Now: The National Hotel

In the early 1900s, to house the many single men and women flocking to fill many new jobs, dozens of SRO – single residence occupancy – hotels were erected downtown.

NY Times: Govt memo details effort to establish binary gender definition

The Department of Health and Human Services is discussing using Title IX – the federal law that bans gender discrimination in government-assisted educational services – for the establishment of a legal definition of gender, according to a memo obtained by the New York Times.

Turkey’s terrain, people, history make colorful trip

My colorful, culture-rich travels in Turkey begin in exotic, mosque-graced, spice-hypnotizing Istanbul and end near the Aegean Sea in the fabled ancient ruins of Troy (where, history buffs will remember, Helen’s face launched a thousand ships).

Man arrested after fatal Post Falls shooting

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man in Post Falls Saturday night after a shooting incident led to the dead of a 24-year-old man.

Man orders 2 waters at NC restaurant, leaves $10,000 tip

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

A man walked into Greenville, N.C.’s Sup Dogs restaurant Saturday and ordered two waters. He had a few sips, and then left $10,000 in cash on a table, with a note that said “thanks for the delicious water.”

U.S general wounded in attack in Afghanistan

A U.S. general officer was wounded in an attack last week in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province that killed two senior Afghan provincial officials and targeted a group that included the senior U.S. commander in the country, four people with knowledge of the assault said.

Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.

Pioneer of cryptocurrency boom falls on hard times

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 9 p.m.

Last month, beset by millions of dollars in debt, ongoing legal problems and questions about its unconventional financing, Giga Watt laid off 80 percent of its staff and suspended all construction. Founder Dave Carlson stepped down in August.

Selling a legacy: Food companies seek to boot their dated brands

As consumers increasingly lean toward fruits, vegetables, grains and meats unsullied by preservatives and sweeteners, food makers including J.M. Smucker, General Mills and Conagra Brands are looking to reshape portfolios to shed slow- or no-growth units. Instead, they’re looking to refocus on foods that can boost revenue in a world where Millennials – with roughly $4 trillion in spending power – and Gen Z buyers rule.

Judge dismisses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s new gun-storage law

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

A King County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation against Seattle’s new gun-storage law, siding with the city’s argument that even the ardent gun-rights organizations encourage their members to keep their guns safe.