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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

House member offices paid $342k in settlements over 4 years

Newly-released statistics show taxpayers paid more than $342,000 to settle workplace discrimination disputes at House lawmakers’ offices between 2008 and 2012, including nearly $175,000 for eight settlements related to sexual …


Crime statistics in Spokane will be more detailed under new collection method, but year-to-year comparisons will be hard

The Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Police Department all have switched over to a new method of reporting crime statistics that will give more in-depth …


A look at chronic absenteeism across America

The problem of students habitually missing school varies widely from state to state, with about one-third of students in the nation’s capital absent 15 days or more in a single …


NHL’s fancy stats go mainstream with website overhaul

The NHL’s fancy stats are going mainstream. The league announced Friday it is overhauling the statistics on its website to include advanced metrics. The multiyear partnership with software and database …


Seattle Mariners schedule, individual statistics

For 08-03-2014


Would free cocktails make Silver go away?

In the final installment of our three-part investigative series, “Statistics Are Non-Nutritional, and In Some Cases Will Kill You,” Couch Slouch deconstructs the myth of statistical superstar Nate Silver. I …


MLB Statistics

For 07-06-2014


Shawn Vestal: Jail better off under Knezovich – even critics should admit it

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has a reputation as a straight shooter. But was he shooting straight when he claimed that his jail staffers had developed programs that reduced repeat offenses and …


Collaboration lets officers take location-based approach

Every Tuesday morning, before the Public Safety Building is open for business, 20-some law enforcement officers and city personnel gather in the police chief’s conference room to look at maps. …


Lottery luck? Second lightning hit more likely

Before you spend too much time dreaming about spending your Mega Millions winnings, consider the odds: 1 in 176 million. For gamblers, you’re 270 times more likely to be dealt …


Minority Numbers Tumble In Uc System Black, Latino Classes The Smallest In Years

The number of blacks admitted to the University of California, Berkeley, has plunged by 66 percent, and the number admitted to UCLA dropped 43 percent as the state’s premier public …


Decline In Idaho’s Fastest Growing County

The population surge that put Teton County on the top 10 list of the nation’s fastest growing counties appears to have slowed. Estimates released last week by the U.S. Census …


Poise Carries Kentucky Past Upstart Utah

1. Coach Tubby Smith gets a victory ride after his Wildcats, led by game MVp Jeff Sheppard, left, netted him an NCAA chamionship in his first season at Kentucky with …


Tech Final Hurdle For Unbeaten Tennessee Volunteers Ramble Past Razorbacks, Earn Shot At 3rd Straight Ncaa Title

Arkansas’ Karen Jones, left, outnumbered in rebound battle. Photo by Associated Press


Economy Remains In High Gear Rising Incomes, Spending Point Toward More Good Times Ahead

Confident consumers earned and spent more money in February, suggesting the economy has the fuel it needs to charge ahead into its eighth year of expansion. Personal incomes rose 0.6 …


Tech Final Hurdle For Unbeaten Tennessee Lady Techsters’ Running Game Leaves Wolfpack Dreams In Dust

For a few moments anyway, North Carolina State could dream the dream. Then came Louisiana Tech’s devastating running game. Hello, reality. State’s giddy run through the NCAA Tournament to its …


Pending Home Sales Up Over Last Year

Valley home sales were nearly unchanged last month in comparison to February of 1997, but pending sales have Valley real estate experts hopeful. Sixty-eight homes sold in the Valley last …


Stocks Cap Losing Week With Pullback

Economy Lingering worries about corporate profits turned an early gain by the Dow Jones industrial average into a third-straight loss Friday. The Dow lost nearly 51 points to close at …


Vikings Bring Big Bats To Ballpark

Coeur d’Alene’s Bret Whiteman is the center of attention at home plate after his three-run home run in the Vikings’ nine-run fourth inning. Coeur d’Alene beat the Trojans 14-1. Photo …


Sonics Score Big Against Wizards Get Season-High 133 To Keep Pace In Race For Best Record

Detlef Schrempf and the Sonics had plenty of good looks against the Wizards. Photo by Associated Press


Study Links TV To Child Obesity Kids Who Watch At Least 4 Hours A Day Are Heavier

While the debate over television’s effects on kids focuses on what they watch, a new study of some 4,000 children underscores the importance of how much they watch, showing that …


Seattle-Area Apartments Like Hen’s Teeth Something Affordable Often A Matter Of Luck

Apartment hunters in the Seattle area are finding it takes more than just time, money and good references to locate an affordable abode these days. It also takes luck. Seattle’s …


Suns Rise To Occasion Phoenix Finds Way To Beat Sonics

For a team that was 0-2 against Seattle this season and had lost five straight against clubs with winning records, the Phoenix Suns were remarkably confident about playing the SuperSonics …


Sonics Miss Out On Sweep Los Angeles Gets First Victory Of Season Against Rival Seattle

Any psychological advantage the Los Angeles Lakers might have gained over the Seattle SuperSonics was completely lost on Shaquille O’Neal. “I failed psychology in high school and college - and …


‘Witching’ Gives Stocks A Big Boost

Stock prices surged again Friday, despite the lack of any new eco nomic news to act as a stimulus. The Dow Jones industrial average shot up more than 103 points …


Jolt Of Electronic Filings Jump-Starts ‘98 Tax Season

More U.S. taxpayers filed their tax returns electronically this year as the early filing season jump-started faster than last year, H&R; Block Inc. said this week. Block reported that its …


Gonzaga Gets Sidelined By Hawaii

Anthony Carter scored a career-high 33 points as Hawaii held off Gonzaga 78-70 late Monday night to advance to the third round of the National Invitation Tournament. Carter, who scored …


State’s Unemployment Rate Hit 47-Year Low For February

Washington’s unemployment rate fell in February to 5.1 percent, down from 5.3 percent in the previous month, and was the lowest for February in 47 years, state officials said Tuesday. …


Growth High, But Slowing

Two North Idaho counties rank in the top 10 statewide in population growth from 1990 to 1997, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced. Kootenai County’s population is 98,767, up 28,972 …


Americans Head South, West Suburban Counties See Biggest Population Jump

Americans are moving west and south, fattening counties near such cities as Denver and Atlanta, the Census Bureau says. Colorado and Georgia each claim three of the fastest-growing counties in …