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UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson says Gonzaga likely to remain in WCC; GU officials caught a little off guard by comments

There are strong indications Gonzaga will remain in the WCC after months of discussing a possible move to the Mountain West Conference.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Decision time approaching for Gonzaga regarding conference affiliation

The shot clock is running on Gonzaga to make a decision on its conference affiliation, but the Zags sound as if they’re following one of John Wooden’s tenets: “Be quick, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Gonzaga, Mountain West Conference discuss possibility of expansion

Gonzaga’s name has surfaced again regarding conference affiliation, and this time it’s with a league closer to home. Gonzaga has had discussions with the Mountain West Conference, athletic director Mike …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

Critic of Vancouver oil terminal wins costly port race

An outspoken critic of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver won a port commissioner race that may shape the project’s future.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

NFL expects Roger Goodell contract extension to be finalized soon

The NFL expects a five-year contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell to be finalized soon despite a threatened lawsuit by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart says …


Is it a conflict of interest for a county commissioner to testify in local goat abuse case?

Carolyn and Debbie Lattin, the operators of Lattin’s County Cider Mill and Farm, were back in Thurston County Disrict Court on Friday to take part in another hearing related to …


Baseball has a new boss

BALTIMORE – Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man competition to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans …


MLB notes: Commissioner candidates make pitches ahead of vote

The three candidates in Major League Baseball’s first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote. …


County commissioner candidate eliminated from ballot

One of the seven candidates in a Kootenai County commissioner race has been eliminated from the ballot due to residency requirements, county Clerk Cliff Hayes said in a news release.


Kootenai primary has big GOP field

Six Republicans will face off for two Kootenai County commission positions in the May 25 primary. The races are winner-takes-all because no candidates from other parties filed by Friday’s deadline. …


Luring New Businesses Demands New Leaders, Demo Candidates Say

Democratic challengers Jeff Johnston and M. Grant McMullen are focusing on economic development in their uphill battles against two incumbent Republican Stevens County commissioners. The county needs to support its …


Career Candidates Face Off Rankin, Sheroke Offer Voters Choice Of Ideological Opposites

Kootenai County voters next month will choose between two men who’ve lost a combined 12 elections in 15 years. And some residents are none too happy about it.


Company Wins Right To Mine Gravel New Commissioners Dump A Deal To Restrict Pit’s Operations

After more than three years of battles, Interstate Concrete on Wednesday won the right to mine gravel on 230 acres of the Rathdrum Prairie. The decision by Kootenai County commissioners …


Commissioners Judge Padden Is Best Conservative Legislator Appointed To Fill Vacancy On District Court Bench; Will Resign From House Immediately

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County Takes Land From Tax Protester

Kootenai County commissioners Tuesday agreed to take title to land owned by a protester who tried to pay his taxes with promissory notes. Commissioner Bob Macdonald said County Treasurer Jeanine …


County Misses Deadline On Zoo Land Inland Empire Paper Co. Had Offered Land As A Gift; Missed Chance May Force Zoo To Close Or Move

Spokane’s beleaguered zoo lost its best chance for salvation when Spokane County commissioners let a deadline pass for accepting the zoo land as a gift. The lost opportunity means Walk …


Zoo Manager’s Pleas Are Met With Skepticism

(For the record, Friday, February 17, 1995): Spokane County commissioners are considering an offer of 81 acres, site of Walk in the Wild zoo, from Inland Empire Paper Co. The …