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  • Lynx Nixed From List

    Environmental groups blame politics for the Clinton administration’s recent refusal to list the Canada lynx as threatened or endangered in several areas, including Washington state, the northern Rocky Mountains, upper …


  • Wilson: Golden State Or Welfare State?

    Gov. Pete Wilson packed his inaugural address Saturday with promises to tighten up on welfare and cut taxes and government regulations. The Republican took the oath for his second term …


  • Need An Item For Your Trip? Outdoors Gear Swap Set

    Outdoors lovers can buy or sell used equipment at the second annual Great Outdoor Gear Swap, Jan. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Eastern Washington University Student Union multipurpose …


  • Fox May Formally Investigate Movie

    Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Anne Fox and staff members have indicated a willingness to formally investigate the showing of the movie, “Pink Floyd, The Wall,” in a Moscow history …


  • Republicans Party As Batt Kicks Off Ball

    Republicans whooped it up at the Statehouse Saturday night, as Gov. Phil Batt became the first member of the GOP in 24 years to lead the grand procession launching Idaho’s …


  • Shellfish Growers Appeal Ruling On Tribal Rights

    Commercial shellfish growers have appealed a federal court ruling that gives 15 Northwest Indian tribes the right to harvest shellfish on private lands. The Puget Sound Shellfish Growers, with 65 …


  • Man Wears Smile During Robbery Of Downtown Bank Branch

    Displaying a smile instead of a weapon, a man robbed a U.S. Bank branch in downtown Spokane Friday. Police said the robbery occurred at 6 p.m. at the branch, W. …


  • Basement Fire Forces Building Evacuation

    A Browne’s Addition apartment building was evacuated early Saturday when a fire started in the basement. Firefighters put out the 3:13 a.m. fire in a storage room and hallway before …


  • Sports People

    Starting guard George Butler has been dismissed from the Georgetown University basketball team for academic reasons… . Two-time Olympian Moira D’Andrea won the 500- and 3,000-meter races as …


  • Bad Back Fells Krzyzewski

    Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, who had surgery last October, is hospitalized in Durham, N.C., with back problems that caused him to miss his 11th-ranked team’s game against 24th-ranked …


  • Police Officer Accused Of Animal Abuse

    A police sergeant was stripped of his gun and badge after being implicated in the death of Fred the beagle, a department mascot who apparently forgot his manners in the …


  • Pot Manufacturer Sentenced To 5 Years

    A man accused of spearheading one of the area’s larger marijuana rings will spend at least one year in prison, a judge ordered Friday. James Dahl, formerly of Cataldo, pleaded …


  • Sessions Scheduled On Lifelong Learning

    The Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce and its education council are sponsoring four sessions on preparing people for the workforce and lifelong learning. Members of the public are invited to …


  • Woman Charged In 6-Car Pileup

    The woman accused of causing Thursday’s six-car pileup on Interstate 90 has been charged with drunken driving in the past. Washington State Patrol troopers say Tammy L. Stebbins was drinking …


  • Police Search For Robber Fails

    Spokane police came away empty-handed after tracking a suspected bank robber to a downtown apartment building Friday night. Officers with a K-9 tracking dog responded to a robbery at the …


  • Peso Continues Its Dramatic Decline

    The Mexican peso fell to a new record low against the dollar in late trading Friday, a decline dealers attributed to a surge of speculative demand for the U.S. currency. …


  • Merrill Lynch Will Lay Off Up To 500

    Merrill Lynch & Co., the nation’s largest brokerage, plans to lay off up to 500 investment bankers, traders, and other staff this month to cut costs. The dismissals come as …


  • Lamonts Seeking To Close City Store

    Pacific Northwest retailer Lamonts Apparel Inc. on Friday filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Lamonts is seeking court approval for closing six unprofitable stores in Vancouver; Everett; …


  • Censors Pull Plug On French Talk-Radio

    Government censors punished a radio station Friday with an unprecedented 24-hour shutdown because one of its talk-show hosts described reports of a policeman’s murder as “good news.” It was the …


  • Cold Snap Is Deadly In Bangladesh

    More than 100 people have died from exposure in Bangladesh’s coldest winter in 30 years. January lows in this tropical nation normally are around 60 degrees. But temperatures dropped to …


  • Cease-Fire Ignored Around Bihac

    Bosnia’s president warned the United Nations Friday that efforts to shore up a four-month truce would fail unless Serbs and their allies stopped attacking government forces in northwest Bosnia. Bosnian …


  • Heavy Snow Lures Skier To Eiffel Tower

    The strongest snowstorm in years blanketed Paris with enough snow to bring one sportsman to the Eiffel Tower for some skiing Friday. Police stopped the skier, who was enticed by …


  • France Criticized For Overtures To Iraq

    Drawing sharp criticism from the United States and Britain, France received a senior Iraqi official Friday for the first time since the Persian Gulf war of 1991 and agreed to …


  • Man Decapitated By Malfunctioning Elevator

    An elevator that workers said had repeatedly malfunctioned in the last two months killed a man Friday in a Bronx welfare center, on the same day that a mechanic came …


  • Lawyer Loses Libel Suit Against Kitty Kelley

    A lawyer who sued Kitty Kelley for libel after she cited him as a source in her Nancy Reagan biography doesn’t have a case because he can’t prove he was …


  • Records From Women’s Shelter Subpoenaed

    Prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson trial subpoenaed records from a battered women’s shelter that may have served Simpson’s slain ex-wife, according to court papers filed Friday. Sojourn Domestic Violence Center …


  • Sports People

    Lionel Butler, who sparred with Lennox Lewis in 1991, says he will fight the former WBC heavyweight titlist on March 18… . Terry Dickerson, a guard for the …


  • Miscellany

    Ohio State offensive tackle Korey Stringer, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound, two-time All-American, announced he will skip his senior year and make himself available for the NFL draft. Chinese weightlifters Li Dan …


  • Edberg Wins Easily

    Top-seeded Stefan Edberg, the defending champion, needed only 44 minutes to beat Karim Alami 6-1, 6-1 in the Qatar Open tennis tournament in Doha, Qatar. Edberg will meet Henri Leconte, …


  • Nhl Players Not Hopeful

    National Hockey League players will officially find out today if their final offer is good enough to save the season. Unofficially, they think they already know the answer.

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