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Washington tribes awarded more than $4.3 million in federal violence prevention grants

The Yakama Nation was awarded more than $3 million in grants, the Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation was awarded $698,000 and the Colville Tribe was awarded $584,000, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.


Vancouver dental office owner fined $5,000 in death of 4-year-old

Washington’s Dental Quality Assurance Commission has fined an owner of Must Love Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Vancouver in connection with the death of a 4-year-old Vancouver boy after a dental procedure in March 2017.


Sheriff accuses county of ‘half truths’ to takeover Benton jail. Commissioner fires back

Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher swapped insults with a fellow elected leader Wednesday as he mounted a spirited defense of his stewardship of the county’s 700-plus-bed jail.


Washington reaches 1,000 winery licenses

Washington state’s wine industry reached a major milestone when it surpassed 1,000 active winery licenses recently. In the early 1980s there were only 20 wineries in the state.


Washington unemployment rate remains unchanged in September

The state’s 4.6% unemployment rate in September remained unchanged from August, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Washington State Employment Security Department.


Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats’ top rank

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature wealth tax plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign.


Rep. Herrera Beutler calls for impeachment vote

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has said the U.S. House of Representatives should hold a formal impeachment vote in order to grant bipartisan legitimacy to the investigation of President Donald Trump and grant House Republicans subpoena power.


Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

Two Pacific Northwest tribes are demanding the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. The Lummi and Yakama nations said Monday that the U.S. government was in violation of a treaty from 1855 when it built the concrete dams on the lower Columbia River, destroying important native fishing sites and the migration of salmon. The three dams are a critical part of a complex hydroelectric network in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that powers the region.


Washington, D.C., approves emergency measure renaming holiday ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’

City lawmakers have been trying for five years to rename the holiday. They succeeded last week, passing an emergency measure that brings Washington, D.C., in line with several other cities across the country, including Spokane.


Georgen, Morrison differ on funding, security strategies in race for Spokane school board spot

As the election filing deadline approached last spring, it would have been easy for Erin Georgen and Kevin Morrison to take a pass on running for a spot on the Spokane Public Schools board.




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Washington tribes awarded more than $4.3 million in federal violence prevention grants

The Yakama Nation was awarded more than $3 million in grants, the Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation was awarded $698,000 and the Colville Tribe was awarded $584,000, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.


Vancouver dental office owner fined $5,000 in death of 4-year-old

Washington’s Dental Quality Assurance Commission has fined an owner of Must Love Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Vancouver in connection with the death of a 4-year-old Vancouver boy after a dental procedure in March 2017.


Sheriff accuses county of ‘half truths’ to takeover Benton jail. Commissioner fires back

Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher swapped insults with a fellow elected leader Wednesday as he mounted a spirited defense of his stewardship of the county’s 700-plus-bed jail.


Washington reaches 1,000 winery licenses

Washington state’s wine industry reached a major milestone when it surpassed 1,000 active winery licenses recently. In the early 1980s there were only 20 wineries in the state.


Washington unemployment rate remains unchanged in September

The state’s 4.6% unemployment rate in September remained unchanged from August, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Washington State Employment Security Department.


Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats’ top rank

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature wealth tax plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign.


Rep. Herrera Beutler calls for impeachment vote

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has said the U.S. House of Representatives should hold a formal impeachment vote in order to grant bipartisan legitimacy to the investigation of President Donald Trump and grant House Republicans subpoena power.


Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

Two Pacific Northwest tribes are demanding the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. The Lummi and Yakama nations said Monday that the U.S. government was in violation of a treaty from 1855 when it built the concrete dams on the lower Columbia River, destroying important native fishing sites and the migration of salmon. The three dams are a critical part of a complex hydroelectric network in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that powers the region.


Washington, D.C., approves emergency measure renaming holiday ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’

City lawmakers have been trying for five years to rename the holiday. They succeeded last week, passing an emergency measure that brings Washington, D.C., in line with several other cities across the country, including Spokane.


Georgen, Morrison differ on funding, security strategies in race for Spokane school board spot

As the election filing deadline approached last spring, it would have been easy for Erin Georgen and Kevin Morrison to take a pass on running for a spot on the Spokane Public Schools board.