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News >  Pacific NW

Man gets life for 1998 killing after confessions met doubt

BILLINGS – As the father of an 18-year-old video store clerk spoke to her confessed killer, a slide show flashed on a monitor in a Montana courtroom Friday: the young woman smiling with a fish dangling from a pole, laughing with her brother perched atop a boulder and posing in a formal dress before a school dance. “You are lucky I am not the judge because I would have you hung to death,” Mike Fenner told Zachary David O’Neill before he received a life sentence for Miranda Fenner’s 1998 murder and the rape of a second victim.
News >  Pacific NW

Farm entrepreneur to buy NORPAC cooperative

Agribusiness entrepreneur Frank Tiegs will expand his Northwest food processing empire with the planned purchase of most of the assets of the NORPAC farmers’ cooperative for about $149.5 million.
News >  Idaho

Court: Idaho must give transgender inmate gender surgery

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

BOISE – Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men’s prison, a federal appeals court said Friday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a federal judge in Idaho that the state’s denying the surgery for 31-year-old Adree Edmo amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
News >  Spokane

‘A good sadness’: 1st-year Gonzaga students move in

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

Gonzaga University welcomed 1,257 first-year students on Friday, the official move-in day. The class of 2023 is the strongest academically in Gonzaga’s history, with an average 3.82 grade-point average, average ACT score of 28 and average SAT score of 1,280.
News >  Spokane

$10,000 on the line as Spangle hosts world mechanical bull riding finals

On Saturday, from about noon to 7 p.m., the Harvester Restaurant in the small town of Spangle, about 20 minutes south of Spokane along U.S. Highway 195, will be transformed into a bull-riding mecca. More than a dozen cowboys and cowgirls will show the world what it’s like to be a real-life Urban Cowboy.