Stories tagged: federal government
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 5:33 P.M.
Spokane Valley-based Monaco Enterprises settles government-overbilling lawsuit for $5 million
Spokane Valley-based Monaco Enterprises Inc. will pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the company siphoned millions of dollars from the federal government by overbilling or billing for services …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 8:37 A.M.
Government offers list of holiday apps
It’s not the federal government’s role to send you apps as entertaining as ladies dancing or lords a-leaping.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016, 4:19 P.M.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Spokane Tribe celebrate week of major announcements
A weeklong cultural celebration at Spokane Tribe schools in Wellpinit took special significance Thursday, as U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined members in heralding targeted federal investment and a new …
THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2015, 2:33 P.M.
Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing
The federal government’s proposal Thursday to ban smoking inside and out of public housing nationwide got a mixed reaction from the people most affected.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015, 9:44 P.M.
McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell told to prepare for next year’s wildfire season
The time to start preparing for next year’s wildfire season is now, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sen. Maria Cantwell were told Wednesday. Forecasters predict a warm winter, which means …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2015, 2:32 P.M.
Murray: No shutdown but budget fight continues
Budget fight in Congress is far from over, Murray says.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 2015
McMorris Rodgers, at town hall, says Planned Parenthood investigation needed
The embattled Planned Parenthood organization should answer questions prompted by videos discussing sales of fetal tissue, or face defunding, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers told a crowd assembled for her …
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
Feds accuse Valley company Monaco Enterprises of overbilling military
Federal prosecutors accuse a Spokane Valley manufacturer of systematically overbilling the U.S. military, potentially involving hundreds of contracts spanning more than five years. The allegations against Monaco Enterprises were first …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013, 3:21 P.M.
WIC program funded through end of the month
Emergency funds will provide for the funding of the low-income nutrition assistance program in Washington and Idaho through the end of October, should the federal government shutdown continue.
THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013
Washington, Idaho lawmakers blame shutdown on opposing party
The Inland Northwest’s congressional delegation remained split on who to blame for the federal government shutdown, set to enter its third day today. Republicans in the House of Representatives, including …
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013, 10:26 A.M.
Fed officials approve horse slaughterhouse in NM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal officials have granted a southeastern New Mexico company’s request to open a horse slaughterhouse, adding Friday that they plan to grant similar permits to operations in …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012, 7:56 A.M.
Mortgage abuse settlement will direct $750 million to Northwest homeowners
U.S. states have reached a $25 billion deal with the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses that occurred after the housing bubble burst. Federal and state officials announced the …
TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2009
Federal money fueling projects across the region
Justin Koogler’s personal stimulus came in the form of $300 for textbooks at North Idaho College. A returning Iraq war veteran, Koogler was having trouble covering the expenses of going …
MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2009
Downtown Spokane post office marks 100 years
The U.S. post office building in downtown Spokane opened on Oct. 4, 1909, at the height of the city’s explosive population growth in the early 20th century. The architectural jewel …
SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2009, 6 A.M.
Mileage tax gaining favor in Congress
WASHINGTON – Despite opposition from the White House, a proposal to tax motorists on the number of miles they drive each year is gathering speed on Capitol Hill. Its popularity …
SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2009, 6 A.M.
Federal aid to reach schools in weeks
WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan Saturday announced that nearly $44 billion in federal stimulus aid to schools will be available to states in the next 30 to 45 days …
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1998
Babbitt Independent Counsel Picked Former Federal Prosecutor Will Investigate Indian Casino Issue
A three-judge federal panel Thursday named Carol Elder Bruce, a white-collar defense lawyer and former veteran federal prosecutor, as an independent counsel to investigate whether Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt lied …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1998
Congressional Budget Office Forecasts $8 Billion Surplus This Year
Proclaiming that the end of federal budget deficits is at hand, the Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday said the government will run an $8 billion surplus this year, 12 months …
THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 1998
Lawmakers Threaten To Cut Forest Funds Over Road Dispute
Western Republican lawmakers threatened steep cuts in the Forest Service’s budget Wednesday if it imposes an 18-month moratorium on logging road construction in roadless areas. But squeezing the Forest Service …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 1998
Nation Finally Gets New Surgeon General
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 1998
Senate Confirms Satcher As First Surgeon General In Three Years Republican Support Tips Vote In Favor
Dr. David Satcher won confirmation as surgeon general on Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 1997
Reno Rejects Special Counsel Attorney General Says Facts Don’t Justify Independent Fund-Raising Investigation
“This decision was mine,” Attorney General Janet Reno says Tuesday. Photo by Associated Press