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Outside View: Trump’s right: Churches should be eligible for disaster aid

The Trump administration’s recent abolishment of a rule that prohibited federal aid to religious organizations was the right decision.


Official says Puerto Rico needs ‘unprecedented’ federal help

Puerto Rico has suffered such extensive devastation from Hurricane Maria that its recovery will fail unless the island gets more help from the Trump administration and Congress, the head of …


Moscow to receive state, federal aid for flooding costs

The city of Moscow had to dig into its pockets to repair roadway infrastructure as a result of the harsh winter and spring weather this year, but the Idaho Office …


Colstrip gets $4.6 million in federal aid to retrain workers

The U.S. government has awarded $4.6 million to the state of Montana to help retrain hundreds of coal workers who will soon be out of jobs because of a partial …


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Trump’s $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation’s economic growth to …


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:42 a.m.

Otter: No federal relief for 5 Idaho counties

Gov. Butch Otter says the federal government has once again rejected his request for disaster aid for five counties in Idaho, denying millions of dollars to help pay for the …


Washington’s rural communities could receive more federal dollars to recover from wildfires

New bill would help rural communities devastated by wildfires that currently do not qualify for federal aid.


Homeland Security chief pledges Louisiana aid amid floods

After a tour of flood-ravaged southern Louisiana, the nation’s Homeland Security secretary is pledging that the federal government “will be here as long as it takes to help this community …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 9:28 p.m.

FEMA: No federal aid to Washington homeowners burned out by wildfires

The Federal Emergency Management Agency denies aid to individual homeowners burned out by last summer’s wildfires in Eastern Washington.


Idaho declares statewide fire disaster, mobilizes Guard

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has issued a statewide disaster declaration due to wildfires, allowing Idaho National Guard troops to be mobilized to help fight fires burning across the state.


Otter orders plans for less federal aid

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has told agency chiefs to start planning for possible reductions in federal aid and come up with a plan in dealing with having reduced …


Treasury: Financial bailout income at $35 billion

The government’s heavily criticized $700 billion financial rescue program has earned nearly $35 billion in income over the past two years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.


Federal infusion will let Idaho schools drop furlough days

North Idaho education officials are still deciding what to do with their cut of the $51.6 million coming to the state from a federal jobs bill. But they know the …


Stimulus funds aid weatherization effort

Federal stimulus money will double the pace of home weatherization in Spokane, creating jobs and reducing dependence on imported oil in the process, officials said Tuesday. Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, …


Weatherization gets a federal boost

Federal stimulus money will double the pace of home weatherization in Spokane, creating jobs and reducing dependence on imported oil in the process, officials said Tuesday.


Washington gets $28M in federal foreclosure aid

OLYMPIA — Washington will receive $28 million in federal home foreclosure aid.


Counties Eligible For Nafta Loans Feds Make $22.5 Million Available To Offset Job Losses Due To Trade Agreement

The federal government has stepped forward with a big pot of money and wants North Idaho to come and get it. Kootenai, Bonner, Shoshone and Benewah counties have been included …