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Officials: Idaho’s rural EMS agencies need help

Faced with changing demographics and scant funding, the emergency medical services that provide life-saving care for many Idahoans may be in need of some rescuing themselves.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 1:33 p.m.

Two Spokane County recreation projects receive $1.5 million in grant money

Spokane County recreation projects received about $1.5 million from the


King County needs to spend $400 million a year to solve homeless crisis, new report says

An independent report on King County’s homelessness crisis by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company finds that squeezing efficiencies out of the current system isn’t enough to solve it; 14,000 …


Oklahoma teachers who just got raises rally for more funding

Thousands of Oklahoma teachers are expected to descend on the state Capitol Monday to demand lawmakers approve more education funding just days after the Legislature did just that.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Buehler wants $50 million to help fix Oregon foster care

A state official will request $50 million from the Oregon Legislature to help fix issues within Oregon’s child welfare agency.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

‘A wait-and-see kind of a situation’: How the federal government shutdown would be felt in Eastern Washington, North Idaho

Federal offices in Eastern Washington and North Idaho are preparing for a potential government shutdown as lawmakers


Mulvaney’s first funding request for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: zero

In his first quarterly funding request as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney is asking for nothing.


Spokane loses out on federal grant that would have paid for some new police next year

The Justice Department announced this week that the Spokane Police Department was not among the 179 law enforcement agencies in the country receiving a federal grant to bolster hiring. Officials …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:16 a.m.

State Supreme Court: There’s more work to do on education funding

The Washington Supreme Court says that while lawmakers have made progress in a multiyear effort to fully fund basic education, they are not on track to meet a court-imposed deadline.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Conservative site with GOP ties funded Trump research

A conservative website with strong ties to the Republican establishment triggered the investigation into Donald Trump’s past that ultimately produced the dossier that alleged a compromised relationship between the president …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

Source: Clinton camp helped fund Trump dossier research

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, a …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Is it enough? Washington state Supreme Court hears school funding case

The Washington state Supreme Court is set to hear argument on whether the state has met its constitutional requirement to fully fund K-12 education.


FEMA pays nearly $74M in aid for Montana disasters since ’98

An analysis by the Associated Press found that FEMA approved 241 funding requests from Montana over that period and denied money for just three that had gone through an appeals …


Funding change means less enforcement time for game wardens

A legislative change in the funding for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks means game wardens will be required to do more wildlife management work, making them less available …


Funding change means less enforcement time for game wardens

A legislative change in the funding for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks means game wardens will be required to do more wildlife management work, making them less available …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Major changes eyed in Idaho public school funding plan

An interim legislative committee is considering major changes to Idaho’s 23-year-old public school funding formula, including a shift to a student-based model.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Trump repeats making Mexico pay for wall as he seeks funding

President Donald Trump on Sunday renewed his pledge to make Mexico pay for the construction of a border wall between the U.S and Mexico, days after threatening to trigger a …


Shawn Vestal: With new ed funding plan, the constant is the variables

Four thousand dollars per student. That’s how much additional money is expected to flow the Spokane School District between next school year and 2020-21.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Trump’s sanctuary city threat triggers confusion, changes

From defiant lawsuits to reversing policies, U.S. cities and counties are zeroing in on their immigration rules to avoid losing millions in public safety dollars that the White House has …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

UI to request construction, research funding from ed board

The University of Idaho will request an additional $4 million in its permanent building fund for fiscal year 2019 at the Idaho State Board of Education’s monthly meeting Thursday so …


Oregon House passes abortion-funding bill

The Oregon House has advanced a $10 million reproductive health care bill that would require all insurance companies across the state to cover abortions and a variety of other reproductive …


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

SFCC trims summer classes to save money as two-year schools grapple with funding challenges

To cope with a mix of financial problems, Spokane Falls Community College is offering substantially fewer summer classes compared to last year. It’s one of many areas where the Community …


Editorial: Legislators heading for inexcusable cram session

To pull a cram session on something as momentous and far-reaching as education funding is a dereliction of their duty.


Reykdal’s education blueprint worth considering at some point

There are additional aspects to schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s ambitious plan, and the details are worth exploring. Yet they also are too complex for lawmakers to consider at this point.


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Trump’s budget cuts West Coast quake warning system funding

President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would cut federal funding for an earthquake early warning system for California, Oregon and Washington state, a development that seismology experts and some local leaders …


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:28 a.m.

Superintendent of schools unveils six-year plan for schools

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal says lawmakers must expedite their work on satisfying a court mandate on putting more money toward basic education in Washington state. But he also wants them …


Planned Parenthood to close four Iowa clinics after funding cut

Planned Parenthood on Thursday announced it will close four of its 12 clinics in Iowa, after the new Republican-led Legislature cut its state funding this year.


Paul Allen to donate $30M to permanent housing for homeless

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen will donate $30 million toward the development of a new housing facility for people who are homeless in Seattle.


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

VA: Vets won’t be left homeless if Montana facility closes

Eight veterans who live in a Helena facility won’t be left homeless if the facility shuts down, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said.


Heidi Mitchell: How we fund schools as important as how much

We must direct more money into the grossly unfunded interventions designed to help students in greatest need.