Stories tagged: fees
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Democrats condemn proposed fee hikes at national parks
Democratic senators are harshly criticizing a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
American Express fee accusations get U.S. high court hearing
The U.S. Supreme Court accepted a case that could roil the credit-card business, agreeing to consider reviving government allegations that American Express Co. thwarts competition by prohibiting merchants from steering …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Wells Fargo to refund some mortgage rate-lock extension fees
As it looks to win back trust after a scandal over its sales practices, the San Francisco bank said it will reach out to customers who paid so-called “rate-lock extension” …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees
Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools writes off $100,000 in student fees
The Spokane Public Schools District failed to collect just over $100,000 in student fees and other charges during the 2015-16 school year.
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015
Editorial: UI’s records fees close-minded
The records belong to the public, so agencies shouldn’t charge exorbitant fees to access them. Or make rules that serve the convenience of employees, rather than citizens.
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee funds distributes funds
After years of sometimes acrimonious debate, the Spokane Valley City Council seemed pleased by the recent funding recommendations made by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. The council voted unanimously Tuesday …
Fri., July 12, 2013
Washington cellphone taxes are 2nd highest
The next time you change the ring tone on your cellphone, consider choosing the sound of a cash register ringing. Or maybe The Beatles’ song “Taxman.” Washington cellphone users have …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2013, 11:23 a.m.
New vote may be needed on tuition hikes
An informal opinion from the Washington attorney general’s office says lawmakers may need to take another vote on whether the state’s public universities can set their own tuition rates.
Sat., Dec. 8, 2012
Shoreline restoration reviewed
The Spokane Valley City Council got its first look at another portion of the city’s Shoreline Master Program on Tuesday. The city is doing a state-mandated update of the plan, …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 2:16 p.m.
Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers
WASHINGTON — Airline passengers can expect fewer carriers to choose from, fewer flights to smaller cities and more baggage and other fees as the industry continues to grapple with high …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2011
Spokane Valley council OKs bike master plan
In a surprising move, the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously approved the city’s new Bike and Pedestrian Master Program on Tuesday. The plan had been heavily scrutinized by council members, …
Tue., Nov. 9, 2010, 6:12 p.m.
County considers new formula for building permit fees
An overhaul of building permit fees in unincorporated Spokane County could reduce costs for big projects and make small ones more expensive. County commissioners will take testimony Nov. 30 on …
Fri., May 23, 2008
High waters dampen weekend
Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff to boating season, but high water and debris from a fast snowmelt will keep boaters on Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane and …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2007
Grants to help homeless hitting target
For almost half a century the House of Charity offered overnight lodging to homeless men during the winter months. In the summer, though, a lack of funding forced the Catholic …