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Wednesday, December 12, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Though economy surprises, Europe Central Bank to stick with stimulus program

Europe’s economy is surprising people with its strength. But don’t look for the European Central Bank to signal a withdrawal from its stimulus efforts at Thursday’s meeting.


Robert Samuelson: Obama stopped economic slide

It is Obama’s unfortunate fate that the high-water mark of his presidency occurred in the first months, when the world flirted with financial calamity.


European Central Bank adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

The European Central Bank will pour another half-trillion euros ($579 billion) in newly printed money into the eurozone economy to support its recovery as the currency union heads into what …


Robert J. Samuelson: Can the private sector save economy?

Unfortunately, the locomotive is faltering. The economy didn’t pick up after the stimulus wore off. What ails the private sector? Can we do anything about it? Those are the crucial …


Japan Cabinet OKs new stimulus package to pump up growth

Japan’s Cabinet approved a fresh economic stimulus package on Tuesday worth more than $275 billion, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s latest effort to get the stalling recovery back on track.


European Central Bank surprises with strong stimulus action

The European Central Bank cut all its main interest rates, expanded its bond-buying stimulus program, and offered new cheap loans to banks, making an unexpectedly aggressive effort to boost inflation …


Fed to reduce pace of bond buying by another $10 billion

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says it will cut its monthly bond purchases by an additional $10 billion to $65 billion because of a strengthening U.S. economy. It’s doing so …


Greg Jeffreys pleads guilty to fraud

Greg Jeffreys pleaded guilty Thursday to swindling millions from investors, banks and the federal government to fund a lavish lifestyle.


Developer Greg Jeffreys’ wife wants source of alleged stolen money hidden

The wife of a jailed Spokane developer accused of fraud and theft doesn’t want jurors to learn that some of the allegedly stolen money was from the federal government’s controversial …


Shawn Vestal: ‘Loan mods’ leave Main Street crumbling

In April 2009, a Kootenai County homeowner struggling to pay the mortgage got a letter encouraging enrollment in a federal program meant to help people avoid foreclosure. The homeowner called …


Making lives warmer, one house at a time

Spokane winters can be pretty uncomfortable when you live in a 1973 mobile home. The wind will cut through cracks under the windows that don’t quite close all the way, …


Recovery Act funds give huge boost to outdoor recreation

Trails, campgrounds and forest access have been major stimulus beneficiaries from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Hikers were seeing something as rare as Sasquatch in the backcountry …


Spokane airport’s longer runway to open

Spokane International Airport will open its new runway extension on Thursday morning after months of major construction.


Grant makes services for diabetics a priority

A $15.7 million federal grant is expected to bolster medical services for diabetics living in Eastern Washington. Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services will use the federal stimulus funds to work …


White House reports 1 million jobs saved, created

White House economists said today the Obama administration’s recovery efforts have saved or created more than one million jobs so far.


Buy a house, get paid

Jared and Meredith Lyda expect to receive a check from the federal government within the next few weeks. The $8,000 tax credit should cover the renovations the Coeur d’Alene newlyweds …


Stimulus gives boost to low-income housing

When Salem Lutheran Church in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood started looking at what really was the best use for land it owned behind and across the street from the church, …


Stimulus funds allow schools to avoid grim year

Stimulus money and selected cuts will help Spokane Public Schools avoid an ugly budget scenario next year. Superintendent Nancy Stowell’s recommended budget for 2009-’10, released Wednesday, adds all-day kindergarten at …


Otter signs order on worker documentation

BOISE, Idaho — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to prove they are employing only legally documented workers if they want a share of …


Federal infusion is boon for laborers

In North Idaho’s recession-plagued Silver Valley, there’ll be an extra 70 high-paying seasonal jobs this summer removing and replacing lead-contaminated soil as part of the Bunker Hill cleanup, thanks to …


Legislators vote to use stimulus to save jobs

BOISE – Idaho lawmakers voted Friday to set a budget target for next year even lower than Gov. Butch Otter is now recommending but use more of the federal stimulus …


New round of projects on stimulus list

OLYMPIA – Millions of federal dollars are headed for local road and trail projects, including nearly $3 million to resurface a stretch of Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley. “I’m very …


Otter plan steers money to roads, not schools

BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to boost road spending three different ways but cut education sent Idaho lawmakers reeling Thursday, with some saying the governor’s right and others calling …


Lawmakers mull Otter plans to boost roads, cut schools

Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to boost road spending three different ways but cut education sent Idaho lawmakers reeling Thursday, with some saying the governor’s right and others calling for “middle …


Thinning project will create 55 jobs

COEUR D’ALENE – More than $2 million in federal stimulus funding will be used to thin trees in four North Idaho counties, restoring the ecosystem and lowering the risk of …


Otter endorses cuts in schools

Gov. Butch Otter is endorsing the first-ever cuts in public schools funding in Idaho, saying the $1.24 billion in federal economic stimulus funds he’s decided to accept aren’t enough to …


Otter calls for accepting $1.24 billion in stimulus money

Gov. Butch Otter has released his recommendations for spending $1.24 billion in federal economic stimulus funds in Idaho, and he’s posted the whole thing online for the public to see.


Idaho taps stimulus for schools, Medicaid

Idaho lawmakers have taken their first formal action to spend federal stimulus money, channeling a chunk of it into this year’s public schools budget.


Otter will accept $1 billion stimulus

BOISE – Despite national reports that Idaho Gov. Butch Otter was among a few governors who would reject federal stimulus money, Otter said Friday that he’ll take most – if …


Otter says he’ll take the stimulus money

Despite national reports that Idaho Gov. Butch Otter was among a handful of governors who would reject federal stimulus money, Otter said Friday that he’ll take most if not all …