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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Senate Approves Rescession Bill; Clinton Again Promises To Veto It

Bob Dole


College Tuition To Rise About 4 Percent But Average Student Won’t Pay More Than $3,145 Per Year

Tuition at Washington’s public colleges will rise by an average of 4 percent in each of the next two school years, and 5,258 new enrollment slots will be created, negotiators …


Nasa Cuts Deeply To Reduce Its Budget

NASA said Friday that it would make deep cuts in its work force and streamline its operations as its budget shrinks in a new era of austerity. Under the plan …


Whitworth Victim Of Ailing Fund-Raiser Organization That Owes College $3.5 Million Files For Bankruptcy

Whitworth College is one of 300 unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy of a nationwide fund-raising organization. Whitworth President Bill Robinson said Wednesday the college is owed about $3.5 million by …


Assessor Under Fire For Lost-Tax Fiasco Schools, City, Other Taxing Districts Stand To Lose $1.4 Million Due To Inaccurate Property Appraisals

Charlene Cooney


Officials Should Be Called On The Carpet

It’s amazing what the glare of the spotlight can do to bring public officials back in line. Two years ago, an internal audit showed Spokane city and county employees were …


Arena District Gets Pay, Role Clarified

The state Legislature has approved a measure clarifying the powers of the public agency building Spokane’s new arena and allowing its board members to receive small paychecks. The Senate sent …


Meeting On Plans To Fight Milfoil

A Washington state grant will be used to fight milfoil, a weed that has infested some Stevens County lakes, and threatens parts of the Little Pend Oreille and Colville rivers.


EV Maintenance Considering Move

East Valley School District’s maintenance department might soon have a new home. The school board recently approved a two-year lease that will enable the department to move from its present …


Senate Approves Highway Budget House Leaders Optimistic Differences Can Be Ironed Out

The Washington Senate approved state transportation and construction budgets Thursday night that have received strong reviews from the Republican-dominated state House. The $3.1 billion, two-year highway budget sailed through the …


State Asked To Help Kids In Sex Ring

Douglas County commissioners have asked Gov. Mike Lowry for as much as $50,000 a month for the next two years to provide counseling for sexually abused children now in foster …


Lapwai Schools May Face Layoffs District Prepares To Make Up For Reduction In Federal Impact Aid Revenue

The Lapwai School District might lay off some teachers and classified employees because of a reduction in federal impact aid revenue. The money is paid by the government in lieu …


Budget Negotiations Open For First Time Ballard Hails ‘Bold New Step’| To Allow Public In Meetings

When negotiators from the state House and Senate begin meeting Monday to hammer out a budget compromise, the public will be invited to observe for the first time in state …


Deans Submit Program Cuts At UW

Deans of several University of Washington schools and colleges on Friday submitted their proposals for $6.5 million in program cuts to UW President William Gerberding. The proposed reductions include elimination …


Senate Reaches Compromise On Spending Cuts Republicans Add To Cuts To Pay For California Quake Relief, Deficit Reduction

Breaking more than a week of partisan stalemate on the eve of a two-week Easter recess, the Senate late Thursday approved a $16 billion package of spending cuts to help …


Hanford Cleanup: $48 Billion National Bill May Reach $230 Billion, According To Latest Doe Estimate

Without changes in its agreement with Washington state, the Department of Energy estimated Monday that cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation would cost almost $48.7 billion over the next 75 …


Cost Of Nuclear Waste Cleanup Skyrockets New Energy Department Review Estimates $230 Billion As Minimum, Over A Period Of Decades

The cleanup of radioactive waste left over from decades of nuclear weapons production will take longer than the Cold War itself and cost between $230 billion and $350 billion, the …


Ag Market News Agency To Close Fruit Price And Supply Information Service Will Shut Yakima Office July 1

Market News Service, the U.S. Agriculture Department agency that reports fruit and vegetable price and supply information, will close its Yakima office July 1 due to the lack of state …


Gingrich To Hold A Balance-The-Budget Retreat For Gop

Looking beyond the “Contract With America,” House Speaker Newt Gingrich intends to convene a two-day retreat for Republican lawmakers this spring to help forge agreement on the steps needed to …


Packwood Relents On Tax Cut Proposal

If the federal budget can be balanced without touching Social Security or harming the economy, “then there is room for a tax cut,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bob Packwood said …


House Budget Foes Swamp Senate Panel With Complaints

Senate budget writers, preparing to release their spending plan on Wednesday, got an earful Monday from lobbyists lambasting the House proposal to cut public schools, social services and higher education. …


Ewu Raises Granted Despite 2-Year Freeze Administrators’ Pay Hikes Draw Questions From Faculty Leaders

Top administrators at Eastern Washington University are receiving pay raises despite a two-year legislative freeze on salaries above $45,000 a year. President Mark Drummond said the raises were given in …


Clinton Outlines New List Of Spending Cuts Nasa Takes Brunt Of Latest Trimming; No ‘Mean Spirit’ In Plan, President Says

With a vow to slash the cost of government without resorting to “a mean spirit or a meat ax,” President Clinton on Monday announced another set of spending cuts in …


Funding Fight Due For WSU Wheat Research Center Senators Want To Restore Budget Cuts Made By House

Congress may be headed for a fight over money for a wheat research center at Washington State University. The Senate wants to keep $426,000 for the center in an upcoming …


Legislature Puts Education In A Tough Spot Board Will Either Have To Break Promise To Students On Fee Hikes Or Cut Programs

Members of the state Board of Education on Wednesday found themselves facing the choice of breaking faith with Idaho’s college students on annual fees or slashing programs in the wake …


Priority Is To Cut Deficit, Gop Senator Says Oregonian Says House Gop’s Tax Cut Plan Likely To Die In Senate

Packwood


Proposed Cuts Cast Shadow On Day Care Cutting Money For Meals Will Lead To Higher Prices, Providers Warn

Connor Keller, 4, enjoys lunch at a north side day-care center. Photo by Joe Relk/The Spokesman-Review


Orange County Now Seeks Help From Accountant It Once Spurned

The accountant whose warnings of financial ruin went unheeded by Orange County voters was sworn in as treasurer Friday, nine months after his defeat at the polls. “You want me …


County’s Worker Files A Big Mess System For Tracking Hours, Pay Is Susceptible To Abuses, Violates Federal Rules, Audit Says

An audit shows that Spokane County government’s system for tracking employee time and attendance is costing taxpayers money, is ripe for abuse and violates the law. Vicky Dalton, a certified …


Batt Wins Battle As Senate Sustains Veto The Killed Bill Let Vehicle Sellers Notify The State That They Are No Longer Liable For Tickets Or Accidents

The Republican-dominated Senate on Thursday sustained a veto by GOP Gov. Phil Batt, averting a major political setback for the new governor in an otherwise successful first legislative session. Twenty …