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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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News >  Nation

Segregationist’s granddaughter pushes new Mississippi flag devoid of Confederate icon

JACKSON, Miss. – Things are slow to change in this Old South bastion. The brass bird cage of an elevator in the Mississippi Capitol that Laurin Stennis used to ride as a 6-year-old coming to see her daddy was still operated by hand when she stepped into it one day in early January, a 46-year-old coming to shake things up. Or at least nudge things along. “Ground floor please, sir,” she said to the operator.

News >  Spokane

Then and Now: Cohn Bros. Furniture

The name Cohn has been associated with the furniture business for more than 130 years. The extensive Russian Jewish clan, along with several other families, arrived in Oregon in the 1870s after a long trek by wagon and on foot from North Dakota. The Spokane store was founded by Harry, Hyman and Joseph Cohn in 1895.
News >  Spokane

Thousands turn out for Spokane march honoring MLK

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Aveline Jones plodded in her yellow shoes, pink pants and black coat with her hand firmly in her mother’s grasp Monday as they joined about 3,000 other marchers to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
News >  Spokane

America’s original tobacco state considers hiking the smoking and vaping age to 21

RICHMOND, Va. – Some prominent legislators are backing a bill to raise the minimum age for buying cigarettes and vapes from 18 to 21 in Virginia, a state where tobacco once loomed so large that images of the leaves adorn its stately Capitol. Alarmed by rampant vaping by teens, a group of Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate rolled out legislation last week targeting an industry whose roots in the Commonwealth stretch back four centuries to the Jamestown Colony.
News >  Nation

At 31-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise.
News >  Idaho

Hundreds gather at Idaho Capitol for Womxn’s March

Several hundred people rallied in front of the Idaho Capitol for the state’s Womxn’s March. The Idaho Statesman reports the event Saturday was aligned with a national event, the Women’s March, occurring in Washington, D.C. Idaho organizers say the name was changed to “Womxn” to be more inclusive. Idaho organizer Maddie Oppenheimer says the first march in 2017 had somewhat of an “angry” theme but the 2019 event focused on kindness.
News >  Business

BBB Tip of the Week

Some customers of gun equipment company Badger Mountain Supply say the company never delivered the products they ordered.