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Idaho looks at building new state prison, spending $500 million

With all of Idaho’s prisons above capacity, county jails packed full and hundreds of Idaho inmates being held temporarily at a private jail in Texas, what Idaho needs is a …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Lisa Brown surges in fundraising, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers widens money margin in Congress race

Both camps are claiming unprecedented interest and donations in the race to represent Eastern Washington in Congress. The contest between the House of Representatives’ fourth-ranking Republican and the former Democratic …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Paris hosts major climate summit – and it’s all about Trump

The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.


Mnuchin and Carranza now on $1 bills

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza are now on the money, literally.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:57 p.m.

Fundraising, outside spending reach historic highs in Spokane City Council races

For the first time in at least a decade, spending by outside groups in this year’s City Council races reached all corners of the city. Through Friday, more than $372,000 …


Former employee accuses Oregon bishop of assault, money misuse

A former employee of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon has filed a lawsuit against the diocese and Bishop Michael Hanley, claiming he assaulted a female priest and misused donated funds.


Trump campaign raising money off Pence walking out of NFL game

President Donald Trump’s joint fundraising committee sent an email Monday asking donors to show support for Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to leave an NFL game in Indianapolis after some …


Program to protect against invasive mussels has money issues

A pilot program to help protect the Flathead Basin from invasive aquatic mussels faces funding problems.


Equifax makes money by knowing a lot about you

NEW YORK – Equifax knows a lot about you. That is, in essence, how it makes money. The company and its competitors have in their files the personal financial information …


Oregon pension managers shift to age-based investment funds

Oregon’s public pension managers have voted to undertake a major shift in the way they invest members’ money, turning to age-based investment funds for beneficiaries’ individual accounts.


Pay raises for Olympia elected officials proposed by residents

An Olympia commission is proposing the city’s elected officials receive a salary increase of about 25 percent.


Hawaii says it’s 1st state to go cashless for pot sales

Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

Counterfeit cash circulating in southern Idaho, authorities say

Police in the southern Idaho city of Pocatello say counterfeit $100 bills are being passed at local businesses.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

$28.75 charge to visit Elvis’ grave during vigil upsets fans

For nearly four decades, fans of the late singer Elvis Presley have made a solemn procession past his grave at his Graceland mansion during the annual candlelight vigil commemorating his …


Century-old $5 bill sold at auction for $11,000

Money may not grow on trees, but its value can grow.


Cynthia M. Allen: First, acknowledge panhandlers’ humanity

Most people on the street ask for money, but many of them have other basic needs that are easy to satisfy.


Ask Dr. Universe: Printing more money makes it less valuable

It sure sounds like a nice idea. Print a bunch of money and everyone gets rich. We could buy anything we wanted. Ah, if only it were that easy. It …


Syrian President Bashar Assad will be face of new bank note

A new 2,000 Syrian Lira ($3.9) bank note with the face of President Bashar Assad will go into circulation Sunday, the Syrian Central Bank announced.


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

Pound dives as UK enters new period of uncertainty

The pound fell sharply after Britain’s election saw the Conservatives lose their majority in parliament, raising questions about the next government’s ability to lead the talks to leave the European …


Top-paid CEO in Washington last year was head of Starbucks

A new survey shows the top paid executive in Washington state last year was the head of Starbucks.


Millennials are buying homes and don’t want handouts, thank you very much

In defense of millennials, a new Bankrate survey shows the generation has the will, and National Board of Realtors data show they have the wallet (or at least the mortgages).


U.S. households owe record amount, topping pre-recession peak

U.S. household debt reached a record high in the first three months of this year, topping the previous peak reached in 2008.


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:32 a.m.

Deaths of despair: Millennials turn to drugs, suicide in unforgiving job market

Ryan Johnson was 22 when he succumbed to a heroin addiction that had intensified as the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school graduate grew disillusioned with his future. His mother found him …


Trump’s budget plan not what public wants, poll indicates

President Donald Trump wants to boost the military’s budget by billions of dollars. But given the chance, the public – even his fellow Republicans – would do just the opposite, …


The Euro is drifting apart

Twenty-five years ago, when plans for the euro were formally set down, an unofficial promise was made: Bring this currency to life, and the economies that use it will grow …


U.S. banks’ profits up 7.7 percent in Q4; lending grows

U.S. banks’ earnings in the final quarter of 2016 rose 7.7 percent from a year earlier, as lending continued to grow and banks set aside less for losses on loans …


Russia’s pension money for veterans could be linked to election hacking investigation

Hundreds of thousands of dollars flow every month from Russia to its former soldiers living in the United States, usually unseen and unchecked. But now U.S. investigators are examining whether …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

World Relief to lay off 140 staff, close five locations, citing Trump refugee order

One of the nine organizations that works with the United Nation’s refugee program announced Wednesday it will lay off about 140 staff and close five offices that have resettled more …


Bill would lower supermajority requirement for Idaho bonds

The threshold for approving municipality and school bonds would be lowered slightly under a new proposal recently introduced in the Idaho Statehouse.