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Italy’s Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Italy’s hard-line interior minister has buckled under pressure and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government

News >  Spokane

Dick Cheney to appear at fundraiser for Trump and RNC

Former vice president Dick Cheney and his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., are to appear at a lunch fundraiser Monday in support of President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee, according to an invitation to the event.
News >  Spokane

At least 13 people arrested at Portland protest

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland.
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Sue Lani Madsen: Representative’s tribal visit is a reminder that we have a system that works, even when it works slowly

Conflict or the potential for conflict attracts more media attention than harmony. That explains why some events on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ calendar this week received news coverage, and others slipped silently by like a sockeye traveling up the Columbia River. Or the parts of the river that still have salmon. There was potential for conflict in the Spokane Republican’s two-hour meeting with the Spokane Tribal Council. The reservation is the only consistently blue precinct in Stevens County, with less than 21% of voters supporting McMorris Rodgers in 2018, compared to 75% countywide. But it was a collaborative session, not the kind of political theater generated inside and outside too many town hall meetings.