OLYMPIA – Washington lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a compromise budget that makes incremental changes to programs that could ease problems in mental health, a teacher shortage and homelessness.
Today, we reported that Spokane City Council members are getting a 44 percent pay increase - about $14,000 a year - thanks to a decision by the city's Salary Review Commission. Apparently, the phones started ringing at City Hall.
President Bill Clinton said Monday during a speech at Spokane Falls Community College the last eight years had left "an awful legacy." But a look at his full speech indicates his ire was not directed entirely at President Barack Obama.
Our look-back at Spokane visits by presidents, presidential hopefuls and their spouses that ran last Saturday left a few out. We've updated it with a few more campaign stops that readers called to remind us of.
A Department of Corrections official insisted an investigation into the computer mistakes that led to the early release of more than 3,000 inmates made him a scapegoat.
But David Dunnington said he agreed with the conclusion that systemic failures led to continued delays of what should have been a top priority for the department.
Last year’s initiative that told legislators to pass a constitutional amendment or face a cut in the sales tax presents several thorny questions for the Washington Supreme Court.
Tuesday they posed those questions to attorneys representing the people who want to save Initiative 1366, and those who want it thrown out.