An engine and part of a wing from the 100th 787 Dreamliner at Boeing’s  North Charleston, S.C., facility are seen Feb. 16 outside the plant. Boeing announced Friday that it saved $305 million through state tax breaks last year. (Brad Nettles / Associated Press)

Boeing publicly discloses $305 million in 2015 savings from state tax breaks

OLYMPIA – Boeing announced Friday it saved $305 million through state tax breaks last year, marking the first time the company has been required by law to publicly disclose such information. In a statement, the aerospace giant also said it invested more than $13 billion in the state in 2015 – citing tens of millions in community contributions as well as tuition for employees seeking continuing education. Company officials also noted the 777X composite wing center in Everett that’s opening next month.

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Tacoma grocery bag ban moves forward

TACOMA – Tacoma’s proposed disposable bag ban is moving forward with allowances to keep low-income households from being nickeled every time they go to the grocery store. The News Tribune reported that on Wednesday a City Council committee approved the ...

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Portland police seize $1.5 million in cocaine

PORTLAND – Portland police say they have seized an estimated $1.5 million worth of cocaine after stopping a vehicle with suspected drug traffickers in Washington County. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Sgt. Pete Simpson says members of the Portland Police Bureau ...

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City of Pullman servers crash

All of the departments within the city of Pullman were affected Thursday when recently purchased hardware suffered a malfunction and crashed the city’s servers. Information Systems Manager Wayne Brannock said the incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. and made it ...

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Sanders, Kasich visit Oregon as presidential hopes slip 
Yakima speaking in codes with city manager pick 
Sanders, Kasich holding rallies in Oregon Thursday 
Some Vancouver city councilors would refuse salary hike  
GOP in spotlight of Oregon’s presidential primary  
Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American 
Bill introduced in Senate to return Kennewick Man to tribes  42 
Cancer immunotherapy finds success in Seattle study of leukemia patients 
WSU researchers aim to make farming more efficient 
Exploring Mars: Redmond company wins $67M deep-space contract 
City of Pullman servers crash 
Intel warns Oregon it’s cutting 784 workers near Portland 
Exploring Mars: Redmond company wins $67M deep-space contract 
Ted Cruz robocalls prompt complaints in Montana  
Seattle-area tech firms make list of highest-paying companies 
Oregon bakery owners file appeal in gay wedding cake case  
Secretary of state, her staff, to skip Tennessee meeting  
Catholic Diocese of Yakima won’t list names of abusers on website 
Whitman College to drop missionary as mascot  
Christian school principal arrested on child rape charges  
Six more Tacoma schools with lead in water, tests show 
High levels of lead found in water at 4 more Tacoma schools  
Teen raises $100,000 for veterans Honor Flight program 
Old tests found lead in 2 Tacoma elementary schools 
Norovirus outbreak at OSU dorm declared over 
General news
Deputy rescues 2-year-old child from Yellowstone River 
Eleven Hanford workers checked for chemical vapor exposure 
Bird strike leaves large dent on jetliner’s nose 
Seattle compost rule thrown out by judge as unconstitutional  
2016 wildfire season expected to be less severe 


A killer day of fly fishing

FLY FISHING -- Indeed, the fishing was excellent today at Cutthroat Creek, at least for a few hours. The March Brown hatch was booming at noon. Elk were along the ...

The week that was…

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” includes a roundup of the events of the past week, and a report from Payette, where the IR crew looks into what’s on the minds of District ...



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