Stories tagged: policy
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 12:04 p.m.
Kroger bans gun sales to buyers under 21 at Fred Meyer stores
Kroger is raising the minimum age to buy guns at its Fred Meyer stores, the third major retailer to place restrictions on gun sales that exceed federal law.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 3:38 p.m.
Kansas officer fired for violating policy in deadly shooting
A Kansas police officer who fatally shot a man in an SUV outside the man’s home six months ago has been fired for violating department policy in the shooting, a …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
U.S. ambassador says Trump policy in Afghanistan is working
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the Trump administration’s policy in Afghanistan is working, saying talks between the government and the Taliban are closer than ever before.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Guantanamo prisoners challenge no-release policy under Trump
Eleven prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay detention filed a legal challenge Thursday against President Donald Trump, whose administration has not released or transferred anyone from the U.S. base in …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
Montana Legislature reviewing sexual harassment policy
The Montana Legislature is reviewing its sexual harassment policy after accusations of sexual misconduct led to the downfall of other lawmakers across the country.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
Judge refuses to order school to suspend transgender policy
A federal judge in Chicago says he won’t force a suburban school district to suspend a policy that enables transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Senate versus House tax plans: A comparison
Here’s a rundown of the Senate’s newly-passed bill as compared to the House of Representatives’ plan, which was passed in November.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims
The FBI deviated from its own policy to notify victims of computer hacking when it left U.S. officials and other Americans in the dark about Kremlin-aligned attempts to break into …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts
President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.”
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits
President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials said Wednesday.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
McMorris Rodgers, challengers talk health care after tumultuous summer in Congress
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the bill the House of Representatives passed in May, now languishing in the Senate, is just a first step in reforming the country’s health care …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Trump’s tweets blindsiding advisers searching for clarity
Aides to President Donald Trump were in deep talks about how to defuse tensions between Qatar and other Arab nations when the door to the secure room at the White …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
DeVos: Too many college students have been treated unfairly under sex assault policy
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that too many students have been treated unfairly as colleges have sought to comply with Obama-era policy on handling sexual assault, but she declined …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Trump to announce plan to stop cash flow to Cuban military
The White House says President Donald Trump plans to announce a revised Cuba policy that’s aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country’s military and security services. …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 7 p.m.
‘Charming Betsy’ doctrine looms over Trump Climate decision
If the U.S. withdraws from the Paris climate accord – an option gaining favor among top White House advisers – Charming Betsy may be partly to blame. Or, more specifically, …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Washington state school district halts international trips
A school district in Washington state has halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally wouldn’t be able to get back in.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 5 a.m.
Inland Northwest Trump supporters: President is working hard, needs more time to reach goals
As Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, local supporters said he’s accomplished a lot that isn’t being recognized in the media and should have …
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi
The United States is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday, on the final …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Condon’s policy adviser and City Council liaison steps down
Tyler Whitney will return to the law firm Winston & Cashatt after serving a nine-month stint as the go-between for Mayor David Condon to the Spokane City Council.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Trump child care plan breaks with conservative orthodoxy
Donald Trump rolled out a plan Tuesday aimed at making child care more affordable, guaranteeing new mothers six weeks of paid maternity leave and suggesting new incentives for employees to …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Pence tries to win over conservatives despite Trump gaffes
Since his selection as Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence has tried to stay focused on winning over conservatives skeptical of the New York billionaire. His new boss keeps getting …
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
Farmers, workers want better immigration reforms
Washington farm owners and farm workers want Republicans in Congress to go even further than President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration reform. Leaders and workers of Central Washington’s fruit …
Thu., July 23, 2009
District bars cell phones
Spokane Public Schools joined a long list of districts nationwide Wednesday when the school board voted to ban cell-phone use in grades K-12 except during lunch breaks. The policy came …
Sun., March 15, 1998
China’s One-Child Policy Forces Family To Make Hard Choice Stiff Fines Imposed On Families Who Fail To Comply With Law
Little Lingling is her family’s secret. The quiet 18-month-old is the second daughter of peasants in a remote part of Sichuan province who, like many Chinese, still yearn for a …
Mon., Feb. 2, 1998
Albright ‘Sick’ Over Impasse Secretary Says Palestinians, Israel Have Stalled ‘Far Too Long’
Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright scolded Israeli and Palestinian leaders Sunday, telling them she is “sick and tired” of their refusal to compromise. In separate meetings, she told Israeli …
Mon., Oct. 27, 1997
Summit Goals Modest China Agrees To Less Than U.S. Hoped For
Chinese President Jiang Zemin visits the USS Arizona memorial Sunday in Honolulu, Zemin meets with President Clinton on Wednesday. Photo by Associated Press
Tue., Feb. 18, 1997
Gore Pledges Support For S. Africa
Vice President Al Gore concluded his trip to South Africa on Monday by pledging continued cooperation with the young democracy despite recent announcements that the government of President Nelson Mandela …
Fri., Feb. 14, 1997
Cuba: We Won’t Accept Hostile U.S. Media
The Clinton administration’s decision to let 10 news organizations try to open offices in Cuba is part of a campaign to destroy Fidel Castro’s government, Cuba said Thursday. The Cubans …
Tue., June 4, 1996
Nato Shifts More Duties To Europe ‘New Nato’ Will Let Europeans Handle Own Crises Without Full American Participation
NATO foreign ministers agreed Monday to give European nations greater independence in launching military operations without U.S. leadership as part of a broad restructuring plan intended to make the Atlantic …
Fri., May 31, 1996
Clinton Pledges To Work With Likely Israeli Chief
Reeling from Israeli election returns that seem to have swamped his hopes for more progress on Middle East peace, President Clinton vowed Thursday to continue U.S. support for Israel’s security …