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Get Bach to work: Company orchestras a German tradition

It’s hard to quantify, but the engineer and accountant musicians – and some business experts – argue that a symphony orchestra is an excellent model for the creative teamwork companies need to compete.

Funny man Harland Williams makes his first trip to Spokane

The comic, actor and podcaster will perform at the Spokane Comedy Club this weekend, his first performance in the city. Harland Williams is best known for his minor roles in the films “Dumb and Dumber,” “There’s Something about Mary” and “Employee of the Month.”

Audit: Idaho Racing Commission broke law distributing funds

The Idaho Racing Commission broke the law when it distributed funds collected from now-defunct historical horse racing betting terminals, state auditors said. Legislative auditors said in a report released Tuesday that the commission gave two horse breeder associations about $286,000 in late 2015. However, the commission was supposed to give...

Report: Funding for 22 school programs not based on need

Many of the programs intended to help students in Idaho's public schools are not funded based on need or actual costs, state evaluators found in a new report released Monday. The state's nonpartisan Office of Performance Evaluations also found that the state lacks information on the total amount of money spent on these 22 programs...

Fair games: Buskers play for a chance to entertain crowds

He’s standing on a piece of wood, balancing on a thick piece of PVC pipe, perched on top of a metal stool, juggling three knives. The crowd claps and Justin “The Great” Santini flips the knives high, the mid-afternoon sun glinting off the steel blades.

Spokane comedians work together to raise profile of the scene

They’re onstage for different reasons, and tell jokes with different styles. But the men and women taking the stage at bars, nightclubs and other venues around Spokane are all working together to re-establish what has been a sleepy comedy scene since the boom of the 1980s and early ’90s.

Airlines boost on-time performance from last year

U.S. airlines posted a better on-time rate for May, and complaints dropped compared with the same month last year. The Department of Transportation said Thursday that 83.4 percent of domestic flights arrived on time in May, up from 80.5 percent a year earlier although down from April.

Editorial: Parents must engage to optimize educational options

Tomorrow will be opening day for Spokane Public Schools, as it has been or soon will be for other districts throughout Spokane County and North Idaho. A decade ago, perhaps, the vast majority of students would be returning to classrooms that looked very much like those their parents entered in their time, oh so long, long ago.

$1 million bond set for career criminal

Career burglar Christopher J. Cannata was back in court on new charges Thursday for the second time in a week – and police and prosecutors are apparently tired of it. Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell asked for and was granted a $1 million bond on two cases Thursday, which adds to the $500,000 bond set Wednesday on charges of burglary and vehicle theft.