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Washington, Idaho colleges bracing for ‘enrollment cliff’ in 2025

Colleges and universities across the United States are bracing for an “enrollment cliff” in about five years – the result of a downturn in birth rates after the Great Recession. Washington and Idaho are expected to fare well compared to other states, though schools in the region are rethinking their recruitment strategies.

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News >  Spokane

‘They’re the ones who paid the price’: Spokane Valley veteran remembers fallen brothers in Battle of the Bulge

Everett Martin, 94, was one of thousands of Americans who fought in the snowy Ardennes Forest 75 years ago in an attempt to beat back a counterattack by Nazi Germany. What came to be known as “The Battle of the Bulge” lasted a month and claimed more than 19,000 American lives, but the victory by Allied forces hastened the war’s end that May.

News >  Spokane

Then and Now: Sears, Roebuck and Co. warehouse

Leased in the 1930s as the retail giant was ramping up brick-and-mortar operations after decades in the mail-order business, the warehouse that once housed merchandise destined for retail stores or homes is now home to the Pride Prep charter school.
News >  Nation

Democrats push for Amash as impeachment manager

WASHINGTON - A private campaign is underway to draft Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., as an impeachment manager in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, a bid to diversify House Democrats’ appeal to voters with a rare conservative voice. A group of 30 freshman Democrats, led by Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., has asked House leaders to consider the libertarian, who left the Republican Party earlier this year, for the small group tasked with arguing its case for removing Trump in the upper chamber, according to several Democratic officials.
News >  Spokane

No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit

LONDON – There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday’s election, Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to make good on his campaign mantra to “get Brexit done.” That means ensuring legislation known as the Brexit withdrawal agreement bill is passed in time for the U.K. to complete its historic departure from the European Union by the current deadline of Jan. 31.