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Getting There: How do we fix our crumbling roadways?

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Every year, Washington’s vehicles get hit with $656 in needless damage due to poor road conditions. Since we’re not ponying up enough to pay for our roads, we instead are paying to fix our cars.

Area roundup: EWU picks up first Big Sky win of season

Goals by Jenny Chavez and Taylor Matheny along with a Portland State own goal led to a 3-2 Eastern Washington women’s soccer victory Sunday in Cheney for the Eagles’ first Big Sky Conference win of the season.

Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

BERLIN – With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year’s U.N. General Assembly are feeling a sense of urgency to keep up the momentum on combating climate change. That’s why, in between discussing how to tackle wars, poverty and deadly diseases around the world, leaders will be devoting substantial time in New York this week to the question of global warming and how to rein it in.

Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr.’s career sidelined by another knee surgery

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr.’s professional basketball career appears to be over. Dower said in an Instagram post Sunday that it “may be time for the basketball chapter of my life to come to an end.” The 6-foot-9 forward, who signed in August with MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in Poland, explained that he needs another surgery on his left knee, the third in the last 2½ years.

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship to cap long comeback

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Tiger Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition feeling hopeless as he built a five-shot lead early and hung on to win the Tour Championship. Woods raised both arms over his head after he tapped in for par and a 1-over 71 for a two-shot victory over Billy Horschel, the 80th victory of his PGA Tour career and his first in more than five years.

Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition feeling hopeless as he built a five-shot lead early and hung on to win the Tour Championship.

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough

Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China.

Idaho teens reached out to Kavanaugh accuser. Now they’re getting attention, too

“We feel connected to the 15-year-old girl still living inside of you, and are outraged by the 17-year-old boy still living inside of him,” wrote three Idaho girls in an open letter to Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers in Maryland in the 1980s.

German government reaches deal to solve spy chief dispute

Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition reached a deal Sunday to resolve a standoff over the future of the country’s intelligence chief, a dispute that has further dented the image of their fractious six-month-old alliance.

‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters

The gothic family fantasy “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore’s Donald Trump-themed documentary, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” than his George W. Bush-era one.

Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.

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