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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Sue Lani Madsen: Children in our own state suffer from serious separation anxiety

Empathy is a poor guide for policymaking, according to Paul Bloom, professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University.

Consumers can recycle fluorescent bulbs at local sites

Recycling fluorescent bulbs in Washington now is easier. The state Ecology Department has named more than 130 sites – including five at Spokane County businesses – where consumers can drop …

Doctor monitoring himself for Ebola upon return

A Thurston County resident who returned from spending three weeks in Liberia and didn’t come in contact with anyone with Ebola has agreed to self-monitor for fever and other symptoms …

Editorial: Hanford resolution a hostage of politics

Death, taxes, and more time to clean up Hanford. Those are the certainties of life in Washington, but the state is pushing back against the latest federal request for permission …

Reality lost in state’s taxing discussion

Are we all full up on “revenue” here in Washington? Is our problem – as the unending cliché goes – a spending one, and not a revenue one? As we …

CPS ineptitude plays large role in lives of two families

First of two parts. In April 1987, twin sisters were born to a family living in rural Stevens County. The following November, a brother was born.

Washington revenue forecast falls again

Washington state’s projected revenues for the next two years are down slightly, said Arun Raha, the state’s chief economist and executive director of the economic and revenue forecast council.

Gregoire counting on federal cash

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire said she’s confident the federal government will come up with $435 million for Medicaid reimbursements over the next 18 months, easing somewhat the cuts the …

Odessa refinery helping meet demand for biodiesel

ODESSA, Wash. – It has been a rough go for Washington’s fledgling biodiesel industry, with only a handful of the announced projects actually coming into production and promised financial support …

Case against dermatologist dropped

State health officials have withdrawn drug charges against Spokane dermatologist Dr. William P. Werschler. The move effectively clears Werschler of wrongdoing. “The evidence just wasn’t there” said Bill Etter, the …

Washington Senate OKs ban on lead tire weights

OLYMPIA – Those little lead weights clipped onto your tires soon may go the way of lead type, lead toy soldiers and lead paint. Washington’s state Senate on Tuesday voted …