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Park Board Approves Science Center Contract 20 Year Lease To Bring $10.3 Million Center To Riverfront Must Still Pass City Council Next Month

The Pacific Science Center cleared its first major hurdle Thursday on its trek to the Riverfront Park pavilion. Spokane Park Board members unanimously approved a contract leasing the pavilion to …


Commissioners To Decide Fate Of Walk In The Wild If County Rejects Land Offer, Zoo Will Lose Home

(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 …


Gingrich’s Wife’s Job Defended Aide Denies Impropriety In Marianne Gingrich Working For A Company That Is Lobbying The Israeli Government

A spokesman for House Speaker Newt Gingrich Monday defended a job given to Gingrich’s wife by a company seeking to run a free-trade zone in Israel. Marianne Gingrich was hired …


Tacoma Considers Land Swap

After a decade of negotiation, the City Council is poised to complete a major land swap designed to better protect Tacoma’s water supply. Under the deal, Tacoma would give up …


Doe Cuts Could Mean Reductions At Inel More Than 2,000 Jobs May Be Trimmed In Next Two Years

President Clinton and U.S. Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary have pledged to cut at least $10.6 billion from her agency’s budget over the next five years, including some expenditures for the …


County Looks Into Complaints Of Parks Department Workers

Spokane County officials are investigating claims from nearly a dozen parks department workers that Director Sam Angove has created a hostile work environment. County commissioners have asked the Human Resources …


Tax-Increment Financing

What it is: An incentive to bring business to a community that might move elsewhere. What it pays for: Public infrastructure needed for a development - sewer, water, utilities and …


County Goes In Hock Over Weaver Probe Boundary Officials Will Borrow $100,000 To Pay For Investigation Of 3 Killings On Ruby Ridge

Boundary County commissioners will borrow $100,000 to pay for an ongoing investigation into the 1992 standoff between federal agents and Randy Weaver. “Money for the investigation was not in our …


Legislators Accused Of Taking Bribes

A member of the House of Lords on Friday implicated some of his peers in a scandal in which legislators have been charged with being paid to ask leading questions …


County Builds A Back Road To Electronic Age It’s Not The Information Superhighway, But Bonner County Goes On-Line Sunday

Bonner County, all 1,900 square miles of it, is about to become one electronically linked community. After a year of dabbling, the Panhandle Free-Net will be up and running Sunday. …


Clinton Puts His Neck Out For Mexico As Congress Balks At Bailout, President Acts On His Own

With Mexico on the verge of financial collapse and Congress balking at helping a neighbor, President Clinton struck out on his own Tuesday with an emergency Mexican rescue package of …


County May Change Manufactured Home Zoning

A new manufactured home in Armstrong Estates off Valleyway. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Council Will Go Ahead With Boundary Battle Request To State Review Board May Delay Incorporation Vote

Sue Delucchi, incorporation proponent A hailstorm of criticism didn’t dent the Spokane City Council’s plans to ask a state panel to change the boundaries of a proposed Spokane Valley city. …


Fda Faces Major Surgery But Officials Say Proposed Changes Would Imperil Public Health

Tombstones flank the grim headline: “If a murderer kills you, it’s homicide. If the FDA kills you, it’s just being cautious.” The full-page newspaper ads are part of a campaign …


City To Consider Incorporation Plan 29th-Pittsburg Traffic Barrier Also On Council’s Agenda For Tonight

A move to blunt the impact of possible Spokane Valley incorporation and a 29th Avenue traffic barrier - two widely controversial topics - top tonight’s Spokane City Council agenda. The …


City’s Notification Efforts Criticized

The city sent out 1,200 fliers last week to Spokane residents living near a traffic barrier at 29th Avenue and Pittsburg Street. The fliers alert residents to tonight’s City Council …


Medical Firms Fund Fda Critics

One of House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s favorite targets is the Food and Drug Administration. He recently called the FDA “the leading job killer in America” and Commissioner David Kessler “a …


Parties Split On Block Grants For Welfare Republican Governors Seeking More Freedom To Craft Programs

Donna Shalala Health secretary


Lively Fight Brewing Over Control Of Morgue New Coroner Wants To Move In, Pathologist Says Keep Out

County Coroner Dexter Amend wants to move his office into the new morgue at Holy Family Hospital. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Retirement Center Expansion Approved By Land Use Panel

Development A county board approved a plan to expand the Park Place Retirement Community on Thursday despite the objections of a neighbor who said the new buildings would ruin her …


State And Federal Officials Criticize Cost Of Returning Wolf To Yellowstone, Idaho

Elected officials at the state and federal level are expressing concern over the cost of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s plan to put 200 wolves in Yellowstone National Park …


Boise State Makes Case For School Asks Board Of Education For Independent Engineering College In Boise Area

Boise State University made a final pitch for a school of its own Thursday on the eve of a state Board of Education decision on how to meet the Boise …


Overnight Trip For Secretaries ‘Good Practice’

In the face of criticism that she spent tax dollars unwisely, the state superintendent of public instruction is defending a $24,000 overnight conference for 145 state-paid secretaries last spring. “This …


Pain Victims Make Case Before Board Patients Hope To Ease Fears About Prescribing Narcotics

A half dozen chronic pain sufferers pleaded with the Idaho State Board of Medicine late Wednesday to ease apprehension among doctors who prescribe narcotics. Jan Lambert, a Moscow resident, said …


Fence Divides Neighbors, Land In Dead-End Alley

Cliff Streeter claims his neighbor shouldn’t have fenced in part of an alley. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


N-Waste Shipments Opposed Idaho Fears Becoming Permanent Dumping Ground

Several Democratic senators called Wednesday for halting nuclear waste shipments to Idaho until the federal government resumes the search for an alternative. Former U.S. Rep. Richard Stallings, D-Idaho, announced late …


Spokane Wants Valley To Start Farther East

The Spokane City Council is laying claim to “a lucrative area” inside a proposed city in the Spokane Valley, a move that could delay the incorporation vote and fan resentment …


Agency Seeks Changes In Hydropower System Flushing Rivers To Save Salmon Likely Will End Up Costing Northwest Ratepayers

The National Marine Fisheries Service is calling for big changes in the region’s hydropower system, having finally decided that dams are pushing Snake River salmon toward extinction. Fish survival will …


Gop Takes Aim At Environmental Regulations Under Attack Are Vehicle Inspections Required In Many Areas To Combat Air Pollution

Senate Republicans have compiled a top-10 list of federal regulations they want to change or eliminate. Many of the rules are intended to protect or clean up the environment. No. …


Leader Pledges Better Crisis Response Japanese Quake Victims Get Baths, Eyeglasses, Medicine

As frightening aftershocks continued to hit this broken city, Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama pledged Wednesday to strengthen crisis management in Japan. Murayama made the promise during questioning in the …