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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Escalation in Spokane County home prices shows signs of slowing

The average price for homes with sales closing in August was $260,800 – nearly unchanged from $259,300 in July, and down from a peak of $268,830 in June, according to …


Michael Gerson: The only way to save the GOP is to defeat it in the House

University of Chicago researchers – who clearly have a lot of time on their hands – have found that the use of certain brands and products is a good predictor …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Conservative Jim Jordan’s speaker run boosts Trump allies

Hard-right Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said Thursday that he’s running to become House speaker next year, a long-shot bid underscoring conservatives’ frustration that party leaders haven’t aggressively pushed President Donald …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

House backs defense bill with pay raise for troops

The House on Thursday approved a $716 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years.


Exorcist’s prayer team blesses house formerly occupied by Boise priest accused of crimes

The house where a retired Boise priest lived for 15 years — until he was accused in February of sharing child pornography online and of drug possession — has been …


House Republicans grill FBI, Justice leaders on Russia probe

Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding important documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing that …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

House votes to curb salmon eaters: Bill would allow problem sea lions to be euthanized; Senate still must act

A bill to expand the authority of Northwest fisheries agencies to help struggling native species in the lower Columbia and Willamette rivers by killing sea lions there passed the U.S. …


Ryan sets House vote on GOP immigration bill for Wednesday

House Speaker Paul Ryan scheduled a long-awaited showdown vote on a broad Republican immigration bill for Wednesday, but is showing little confidence that the package will survive.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

GOP-led House passes farm bill

The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions – and by President Donald Trump’s running commentary about a bill he only …


Why many Americans aren’t benefiting from robust U.S. economy

The numbers that collectively sketch a picture of a vibrant economy don’t reflect reality for a range of Americans who still feel far from financially secure even nine years into …


Democrats test liberal messages in midterm House elections

Weeks into the primary season, with five more states voting Tuesday, Democrats’ midterm class is shaping up to test what liberal messages the party can sell to the moderate and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

GOP moderate: Tentative immigration deal with conservatives

A leader of House moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives has emerged to help young “Dreamer” immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. But details remained unclear and …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

House Democrats vote to suspend lawmaker’s chairmanship

Rep. David Sawyer was suspended Wednesday from his position as chairman of the House Commerce and Gaming Committee pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct.


Spokane’s affordable housing, pace of life attract people priced out of other West Coast cities

Spokane’s housing prices are attracting people to the area. Realtors say they’re seeing young couples priced out of other West Coast markets and retirement-age people who don’t want to deplete …


Home inspections help buyer avoid surprises

Home inspectors are charged with finding the smallest to biggest problems with the interior and exterior of a home for a prospective buyer in hopes of helping them make the …


Houses ravaged by fire in Spokane, Colbert

Two Spokane-area homes were ravaged by unrelated fires Monday morning.


House GOP seeks stricter work requirements on food stamps

Republicans controlling the House are proposing sweeping new work mandates on the nation’s more than 40 million food stamp recipients as they kick off debate on a politically freighted election-year …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Rosa Parks house to be shown, after trans-Atlantic odyssey

The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the world and back in an odyssey conceived …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdown as …


San Diego selling $1 lots: Is this the future of ‘affordable housing’ for the middle class?

What does it take for a middle-class family to be able to buy a house in San Diego, with the county median home price at $540,000 and the median individual …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Trump at last denounces abuse; Kelly’s future in doubt

President Donald Trump at last broke his silence Wednesday to explicitly denounce domestic violence in the wake of allegations that a top White House aide had abused two former wives. …


House votes to overhaul system for reporting harassment

The House passed legislation Tuesday to overhaul how members of Congress and their staffs report sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, a response to reports about the current system’s tangle of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Senate celebrates budget deal – but shutdown still possible

Senate leaders brokered a long-elusive budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals …


House GOP plans stopgap spending bill with Pentagon funding

House Republican leaders have come out with a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

‘This is really going to sound strange.’ Texas house stolen

A Houston couple has reported a house heist – as in, their vacation home was stolen.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Arizona House votes to kick out lawmaker over sex misconduct

The Arizona House voted Thursday to kick out a Republican Rep. Don Shooter for sexual misconduct, making him the first state lawmaker in the U.S. expelled since the #MeToo movement …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

House intel committee votes to release classified memo

The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump favors “full transparency” as Republicans on the House intelligence committee move toward an unprecedented vote on whether to release classified information …


Award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper sells Connecticut home

Grammy, Emmy and Tony-award winning artist Cyndi Lauper has sold her Connecticut home of more three decades.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s 1-year festivities

President Donald Trump had hoped to spend the weekend celebrating the one-year anniversary of his inauguration amid friends at his opulent Palm Beach, Florida, estate. Instead, he’s facing a government …