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Saturday, February 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the border

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8 p.m.

Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff legal challenges.
News >  Spokane

McMorris Rodgers, Murray oppose Trump’s emergency declaration

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:16 a.m.

When Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that it was likely that President Donald Trump would declare a national emergency at the southern border, Washington legislators Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger R-Spokane and Senator Patty Murray both said that this move could establish a troubling precedent.
News >  Spokane

Park Board approves cost increases for U.S. Pavilion, promenade in Riverfront Park

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Another $634,000 was approved for construction of the new pavilion building and surrounding grounds Thursday, as the attraction inches closer to a planned fall opening. Park officials say the now $23.6 million price tag for the project has been planned for and is not drawing funds from other projects in Riverfront Park’s redevelopment.