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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee orders flags lowered to honor Sen. John McCain

State government offices were ordered to lower their flags to half-staff Monday and leave them there through the weekend to honor Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who died Saturday.


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Pole Road Joe’ opens mission for lumberjacks

“Pole Road Joe” Cullen, a logger for 45 years, planned to open a downtown mission for lumberjacks called the Gospel of Grace Mission. “The men who follow the woods will …


Sean Spicer wore an upside-down flag pin. The internet reacted.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer showed up to his Friday press briefing wearing an upside-down American flag pin on his lapel, prompting a reaction on the internet.


Trump wants stiff penalties for burning American flag

President-elect Donald Trump started Tuesday by issuing a broadside on the First Amendment, suggesting on social media that burning the American flag should be a criminal offense.


James F. Burns: Happy Fourth from your flag

I survived mustard gas and ghastly death in European trenches in WW I and, 48 stars strong, was hoisted by six soldiers on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima in WW …


Think you know your American flag facts? Take the quiz to find out.

A chance to test your knowledge of American flag trivia


Doug Clark: Aunt’s moving photo captures soldier’s last homecoming

A picture’s worth has been appraised at a thousand words. But the photograph Lori Pence snapped of her nephew’s final homecoming speaks volumes. The mostly black-and-white photo shows a lone …


Kellogg to install 3 new flagpoles

The city of Kellogg will accept an offer from the owner of Dave Smith Motors to donate three new flagpoles to the city – one for the American flag, one …


Dispute over flagpole and memorial have veterans seeking recall

An empty flagpole standing in the middle of Kellogg’s Memorial Park symbolizes a months-long dispute between veterans and city leaders that has escalated into recall petitions being filed against the …


Clash over war memorial worsens in Kellogg

An empty flagpole standing in the middle of Kellogg’s Memorial Park symbolizes a months-long dispute between veterans and city leaders that has escalated into recall petitions being filed for the …


How to get a flag flying over the state capitol today

In honor of the inauguration of President Obama, Washington state’s Secretary of State is selling U.S. flags that are being flown at the state capitol today.