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Gorton Trade Trip Aided By Scrutinized Group Demos’ Controversial Huang Helped Found Thai Council

A Thai business group linked to the spreading controversy over Democratic campaign contributions helped fund a trade trip by Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., to Thailand last November. The 12-day trip …


Albright Focuses On Nato Issues, Isolating Terrorists Secretary Of State Tries To Avoid Spat Between France And Italy

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright waves to reporters Sunday in Rome. Photo by Associated Press


Gore Meets Mandela, Tutu

Vice President Al Gore saw the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated, introduced the country’s first Peace Corps volunteers, and discussed “everything under the sun” with Desmond Tutu on the …


Winter Remedies Two Retreats Tucked Away In The Pristine Cascade Wilderness Offer Respite From Seasonal Blues

1. A snowmobiler pauses to take in the stunning scenery of the Cascades. Photo by Nancy Sefton 2. Nestled among the snow-covered trees, Mountain Home Lodge looks like something straight …


Cross-Country Cuisine Montana’s Lone Mountain Ranch Offers Distinguished Dining For Winter Recreation Enthusiasts

1. Two cross-country skiers make their way past one of the cabins at Lone Mountain Ranch. Photo by Lone Mountain 2. Jean MacInnes runs the Bohart Ranch that offers a …


The Essence Of Winter: Stehekin The Season Is Unbowed In This Lake Chelan Village

Boats deliver visitors to Stehekin on Lake Chelan. Photo by Tom Streiffert


Business Connections Object Of Otter Trip

Lt. Gov. Butch Otter will lead a three-state trade mission to Mexico in search of new business for Idaho companies. Eight Idaho companies will take part in the Jan. 25-Feb. …


President’s Swing Through Pacific Called A Hit Trade And Personal Ties Strenghthened, Burma Singled Out For Repression, Drugs

Capping a 12-day tour through Asia and the Pacific, President Clinton on Tuesday stressed U.S. commitment to the region while pledging not to impose a vision of government on any …


U.S., China Optimistic After Talks Despite Lack Of Breakthroughs, Two Sides Say Relations On Mend

President Clinton leads Pacific Rim leaders, form left, Koo Chen-Fu of Taiwan and Prime Minister Banhard Silpa-Crcha of Thailand, in the wave Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Clinton’s Aussie Trip Resembles Campaign He Works Crowds, Talks Of 21st Century; Patient Prime Minister Overlooks Faux Pas

Clinton at the Sydney Opera House. Photo by Associated Press


Sen. Murray Visiting Israel

Sen. Patty Murray is spending the week in Israel, where she and several Seattle area community leaders will meet with politicians and policy-makers and tour religious sites. The trip is …


Pope Prepares For Visit To Poland In May

Pope John Paul II will make his seventh visit to his native Poland next spring. He will appear at the International Eucharistic Congress May 25-June 1 in Wroclaw, papal nuncio …


Kempthorne Visiting Asia To Boost Trade

Sen. Dirk Kempthorne left Washington, D.C., on Monday on an eight-day trip he hopes will boost Idaho’s foreign trade connections in Asia. The Idaho Republican is among six senators on …


Lowry To Embark On Last Trade Mission Governor Will Visit Japan, Taiwan To Conduct Investment Seminars

Gov. Lowry and trade officials will leave Sunday for Japan and Taiwan. Photo by Associated Press,


The Great American Road Race With New, Higher Speed Limit Laws On The Books In Most States, Americans Are Driving Faster Than Ever Before

Tum, tum, te-tum … WHOOSH … tum, tum-te … WHOOSH, WHOOSH … tum … WHOOSH … tum te-tum. …


Pope Makes Strong Showing

Winding up a trip that was a test of his health and his popular appeal, Pope John Paul II showed on Sunday that he still has the stamina to meet …


John Paul Ii Healthy; Planning More Trips

John Paul II is basically healthy and plans to make plenty of foreign trips in the coming months, the Vatican said Saturday as the pope ended a visit to Hungary …


Rowers Rescued From North Sea

Two Norwegians who tried to row across the North Sea were picked up by a fishing vessel Thursday. The two men were “distressed and dehydrated” when they were rescued by …


Prince Andrew Will Visit Seattle, Tour Navy Bases, Boeing

Prince Andrew is scheduled to arrive in Seattle on Sunday for a three-day visit to tour Navy bases at Bangor and Whidbey Island, Boeing facilities in Everett and Seattle and …


Jetboat Helps Passengers Mine Metaline Area History Box Canyon Resort Owners Finding Interest In River Trip

Diane Bastin photographs a historic power plant from the tour boat. Photo by John Craig/The Spokesman-Review


Germans Are Urged To Sacrifice Pope Ends Visit Stressing Personal Responsibility

A German nun watches the papal procession in Berlin. Photo by Associated Press


Cost Of Prince’s Visit To Canada Questioned

Prince Charles ended his Canadian tour Monday with a helicopter trip to one of the poorest regions of the country, where some residents questioned the cost of his weeklong trip. …


Crash Ends Trip Across The World Spokane Bicyclist Run Over By Truck In Florence

John Verd had bicycled more than 7,500 miles before his crash. File/The Spokesman-Review


Prince’s Visit Sparks Debate On Monarchy

The Prince of Wales toured this wintry gateway to Canada’s agricultural heartland Thursday during a weeklong trip to Canada which many are treating as a Canadian audition by the heir …


First Lady Urges Religious Tolerance Christian, Muslim And Jewish Leaders Gather To Meet With Her

Visiting a crossroad of world religions, Hillary Rodham Clinton urged people of all faiths Thursday to be more tolerant and “stand against those who would use and misuse religion.” With …


Tipper Gore Coming To Spokane Next Week

Tipper Gore, wife of the vice president, is coming to Spokane next week to campaign for the re-election of her husband, Al, and his running mate Bill Clinton. Gore’s visit, …


Pope Urges Guatemala To End Civil War ‘I Come As The Pilgrim Of Love And Hope,’ Pontiff Says

Pope John Paul II opened his first visit to Central America in 13 years on Monday by exhorting Guatemalans to end their 35-year civil war - the region’s last and …


Violence Won’t Keep Pope From Visiting

A leading Roman Catholic prelate said Thursday that recent outbursts of violence will not deter Pope John Paul II from visiting Nicaragua on his regional tour next week. Cardinal Miguel …


American Delegation Visiting Cuba

Rep. Joe Moakley, D-Mass., and a delegation of about two dozen Americans left Tuesday for Cuba with hopes of improving the climate for a more normal relationship with the island. …


Clinton Brings Praise, Treats To U.S. Soldiers In Bosnia

Clinton addresses troops Saturday at the Tuzla air base. Photo by Associated Press