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3 reasons to choose a college based on price

Affordability might not seem like the most important factor now, but taking on too much student loan debt could overwhelm you for years to come.


BBB Tip of the Week: National Consumer Protection Awareness Week is March 3rd to 9th

Consumers need to protect themselves, whether it’s from fraud or identity theft or a news story about a scam that comes across your feed on social media or a local …


Business Beat

Architecture NAC Architecture has hired several new employees. Rodrigo Rada has been hired as an architect, working previously with SmithGroup in Phoenix. Tiffany Bronowski joins NAC as an architectural designer, …


Cat that lived 6 years in Alaska general store gets evicted

A furry fixture of an Alaska general store must leave after the owners were notified the black cat’s presence violates food safety standards


Many ‘still hurting’ nearly 5 months after Hurricane Michael

Life is still a struggle in the Florida county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael in October


China considers legal changes on technology to placate U.S.

China’s ceremonial legislature is due to endorse a law meant to help end a bruising tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology.


Trump says he’ll issue order protecting campus free speech

President Donald Trump says he will soon sign an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want to get federal resources.


No charges for police who shot 22-year-old California man

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two Sacramento police officers won’t face criminal charges for the fatal shooting last March of a black man following a chase that ended in his grandparents’ yard …


Brazil’s Lula leaves prison for grandson’s funeral

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has temporarily left prison to attend his 7-year-old grandson’s funeral


Trump delivers a slashing speech that rouses the right

In a slashing speech packed with braggadocio and grievance, President Donald Trump denounced Democrats as the party of ‘the socialist nightmare’


South Korea, U.S. end springtime military drills to back diplomacy

South Korea and the U.S. are ending their massive springtime military drills as part of efforts to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis


Justices to make rare appearance before appropriators

WASHINGTON – Two Supreme Court justices plan to testify before Congress this week about the high court’s budget for the first time in four years, amid legislative efforts to overhaul …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

From ballet to Flamenco and every step in between: DanceFest aims at spur interest in variety of dances

Angelie Melzer gazes at her six students, as they stand next to the dimly lit stage in their ballet garb. She walks among them in their held ballet positions. She …


Trump says he’ll issue order protecting campus free speech

President Donald Trump says he will soon sign an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal resources.


Tens of thousands march in anti-racism rally in Milan

Tens of thousands of people have marched in Italy’s financial capital against policies by the populist government that they say promote racism.


2 Sacramento cops who shot Stephon Clark won’t face charges

The two Sacramento police officers whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black man last year prompted nationwide protests will not face criminal charges, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert …


Is a remote naval center in Russia’s nuclear crosshairs?

A Russian state television broadcaster asserts that one of his country’s top targets for attack in the event of nuclear war would be a 4,700-acre site east of Arlington that …


2 Lakewood restaurants close for possible norovirus cluster

Two Washington state restaurants have closed over concerns that customers and employees were sickened by a norovirus outbreak.


Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted …


29 parents separated from their children and deported last year arrive at U.S. border to request asylum

Twenty-nine parents from across Central America who were separated from their children by U.S. immigration agents last year returned to the U.S. border on Saturday, demanding asylum hearings that might …


8 killed in India-Pakistan fighting amid high tensions

Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said …


U.S. ambassador to UK slams critics of American agriculture

The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a “smear” campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda.


Subaru recalls 1.3M vehicles in U.S. for brake light problem

Subaru is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. because the brake lights may not illuminate properly.


Back in Brooklyn, Sanders predicts White House win in 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday returned to Brooklyn, his birthplace, for the first rally of his second presidential campaign and sought to tie his working-class background to his populist views …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

America’s newest crew capsule rockets toward space station

America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX.


100 years ago in Spokane: City honors transformation of Cannon Hill Park from brickyard into ‘beauty spot’

The Spokesman-Review’s Sunday magazine section recounted the history of one of Spokane’s “beauty spots”: Cannon Hill Park on the South Hill.


Pullman Airbnb operator claims city short-term rental codes – or lack thereof – forced her to cancel $35K in reservations

When Pullman resident Tami Grady purchased a home last year, she thought it would be a good option to transform it into a short-term rental that provides lodging for travelers …


Sue Lani: Born-Alive Act exposes Democrats’ vulnerability with young voters

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has exposed the Democrats’ greatest political vulnerability with young voters


Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska kicks off this weekend

The world’s foremost sled dog race kicks off its 47th running this weekend as participants strive to push past a punishing two years for the sport’s image.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

‘Who’s the Boss?’ and ‘Soap’ actress Katherine Helmond dies at 89

Actress Katherine Helmond, who had roles in “Who’s the Boss?” and “Soap,” has died at age 89.