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GE’s new Reveal 60-watt equivalent LED bulb looks and works a lot like its familiar incandescent counterpart. (HANDOUT / MCT)

Grants fund cities’ switch to LED bulbs

DJ’s Electrical spent time replacing streetlights in Battle Ground with LED bulbs. The change to the city’s 2,300 streetlights from high-pressure sodium to LED bulbs is part of an energy-saving initiative in the city.

Participants are guided during an evacuation drill simulating a North Korea ballistic missile attack in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press)

Tokyo holds evacuation drill to prepare for North Korean threat

People huddled into an amusement park basement and a subway station in Japan’s capital and others ducked and covered their heads at a community center Monday during a drill based on the scenario of an incoming North Korean missile.
This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico’s  2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. (Susan Montoya Bryan / Associated Press)

Trump approves tariffs on solar-energy imports

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 11:58 p.m.

Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels.

Dan Milbank: What on Earth does Donald Trump want?

WASHINGTON – As the federal government hurtled toward a shutdown this last week, lawmakers played a now-familiar parlor game: What on Earth does President Trump want? On Wednesday, the White House issued an official statement saying it supported a 30-day spending bill to avert a shutdown that included a six-year extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.
Spokane attorney Aaron Kandratowicz rents space at this virtual office at 1312 N. Monroe St. in Spokane. Kandratowicz originally represented Quanah Spencer in a civil lawsuit that has now turned into a criminal investigation after someone forged Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno's signature on a document that reversed her earlier judgment against Spencer. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Forged judge’s signature turns civil case into legal fracas

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 7:40 a.m.

A lawsuit filed over the condition of a South Hill home has erupted into legal mess involving a host of attorneys and a Spokane police major-crimes investigation after someone forged the signature of Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno onto a fake court order reversing her earlier decision.

Mama Bear Moxie: Taking ‘just’ out of your vocabulary

I spent 10 years as the mother of two boys before our adopted daughter arrived last year. I can’t begin to count the number of times that I heard the phrase “just two” in response to how many children lived under my roof. The term always didn’t sit well with me, and I really struggled with it.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins other justices of the U.S. Supreme Court for an official group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington on June 1, 2017. The oldest sitting justice at age 84, Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg shares

PARK CITY, Utah – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had her fair share of “Me too” moments throughout her life. During a Sundance “Cinema Cafe” chat Sunday with NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg and a small audience that included Robert Redford, she shared one of those early experiences.
The Lincoln Building, built in 1964 for the Lincoln First Federal Savings and Loan, sits on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Lincoln Street in downtown Spokane, shown Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. The Savings and Loan, which was founded in the 1920s and later became Lincoln Mutual, folded into Washington Mutual in 1985. Washington Mutual failed in 2008 and folded into JPMorgan Chase. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Then and Now: Golden Gate building

The Golden Gate building, erected in 1892 and named by two brothers named Stebbins from Oakland, California, on the northeast corner of Riverside Avenue and Lincoln Street, was a bustling retail business center since it opened.

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