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Wheat growers celebrate banner year, but uncertainty looms

The crop that dominates Eastern Washington’s landscape has made most farmers happy as wheat harvest numbers are coming in as much as 50 percent higher than average yields, officials said …


Kellyanne Conway will appear at Spokane fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

One of President Donald Trump’s top surrogates is scheduled to stump for the congresswoman Friday at a campaign fundraiser.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump’s failure to condemn the bigots of the alt-right tars his presidency

How can a president as successful as Donald Trump be so unpopular?


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of …


Canadian and U.S. agriculture officials say keep NAFTA, punt on tariffs

Canadian and U.S. agriculture officials agreed Monday to push the Trump administration to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement and “reconsider” the tariffs that they said are threatening to …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers votes against Republican legislation on immigration

The Congresswoman continued Thursday to push a so-called “consensus bill” that is scheduled for a vote next week. But that bill doesn’t have the support of Democrats in Congress, nor …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee announces emergency state funding for nonprofit providing immigration legal services

The additional $233,000 will bring total state funding for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to $1.2 million this year, as federal lawmakers and the president continue to grapple with the …


Alarming new revelations about Trump’s addiction to Fox News

There are two Mueller probes. There’s the one that exists in the Fox News-addled mind of President Donald Trump and his supporters, which features dark conspiracy-mongering about a “Deep State …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Ferris High’s Mandy Manning, the National Teacher of the Year, prepares to deliver her message

Three weeks after being named the National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning finally has a chance to reflect.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Internal report that McCabe misled investigators sent to criminal prosecutors

Andrew McCabe, the FBI official who became a target for President Donald Trump, now faces the possibility of criminal charges – the latest fallout from an internal watchdog report that …


Trump expected to pardon former Cheney aide ‘Scooter’ Libby

President Donald Trump is expected to pardon Lewis “Scooter” Libby, according to a senior administration official, giving an olive branch to a George W. Bush administration staffer that the former …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Trump says he’ll meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

After months of trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un by the end of May to negotiate …


Wheat growers wary of Trump budget’s changes to crop insurance programs

Washington’s wheat growers are pushing back on President Donald Trump’s budget proposal that once again proposes cuts to crop insurance programs.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Four topics President Trump tackled in the State of the Union and how they affect Spokane

President Donald Trump will deliver the first State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Many of his expected topics will have wide implications for the region’s roads, immigrants, patients …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

House passes bill after sports doctor scandal

The House has followed up on the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by passing legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to promptly report abuse claims …


Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding …


ESPN says Trump interview during CFP title game unlikely

An ESPN executive says the network has been in contact with the White House about interviewing President Donald Trump during the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night, but indications …


Outside View: Haley is right, Trump accusers should be heard

The people who elected Donald Trump, and those whom he serves as president, have a right to know that their president isn’t playing by an old set of rules when …


President Donald Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton with LaVar Ball online

President Donald Trump is feuding with LaVar Ball and LeVar Burton is taking the hit on Twitter.


3 UCLA basketball players suspended after theft in China

Three UCLA basketball players detained for shoplifting at three high-end stores in China publicly apologized Wednesday before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Schiff to AP: Trump, Russia, GOP leaders threaten democracy

The top Democrat on the House committee probing Russian election meddling said Tuesday that America’s “democracy is under threat” from Russia – and also from President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 12:04 p.m.

Trump campaign aide Carter Page acknowledges meeting senior Russian officials in mid-2016

Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page met with Russia’s deputy prime minister and several legislators during a campaign-approved trip to Moscow in July 2016, Page has told the …


George Nethercutt: Next step on DACA is up to Congress

The best remedy is for Congress to act comprehensively on immigration, especially accepting the Trump challenge to repair DACA.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Trump plans to help pay aides’ legal costs for Russia probes

President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations …


White House: No required sentences in military justice cases

The White House said Friday that any military justice case must be “resolved on its own facts” after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argued that President Donald Trump’s past criticism prevented …


Bush condemns Trump-era America: ‘Bigotry seems emboldened’

Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation’s true identity.


CIA head: North Korea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling …


How did Trump’s response to Niger deaths go so wrong?

President Donald Trump kept silent on the deaths of four American soldiers for nearly two weeks, while finding time to tweet about “fake news” and Republicans’ fundraising, attack Puerto Ricans …


Robert J. Samuelson: Build the wall, save the Dreamers

Compromise involves giving up things you want and accepting things you don’t want for a result that, despite its defects, leaves you better off than when you started.