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Trump signs Sept. 11 victims’ compensation fund extension

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks never runs out of money, ending years of legislative gridlock as the number of first responders dying of Ground Zero-related illnesses mounted.

Gonzaga, Washington extend basketball series for four games through 2024 season

Gonzaga has dominated the men’s basketball series recently with Washington, but the rivalry grew more interesting last year when the Zags escaped with an 81-79 win in Spokane. The programs have agreed to extend the series for another four games, beginning at the McCarthey Athletic Center in the 2021 season. The teams close out the current four-year contract this winter at Alaska Airlines Arena.

OPEC, allies extend production cut through 2018

The OPEC cartel and a group of allied oil-producing nations agreed Thursday to extend crude output cuts until the end of next year, continuing a policy that led to a significant rise in the price of oil over the past year.

NFL expects Roger Goodell contract extension to be finalized soon

The NFL expects a five-year contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell to be finalized soon despite a threatened lawsuit by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart says that “our expectation is this will be wrapped up soon but we can’t project an actual date.”

Washington gets REAL ID extension through October 2018

Washington is among 17 states that have been granted a yearlong extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards, state officials said Wednesday.

WSU Extension Office lecture will address common garden problems

The urban horticulture coordinator for Washington State University’s Spokane Extension Office Tim Kohlhauff is available to answer questions about what has gone wrong in local gardens at a lecture on Saturday, July 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. The lecture is free and sponsored by the Friends of Manito and Kohlhauff will address the most common causes of pest and other problems in local gardens, and he will share free resources that will help gardeners correct problems.

Learn about growing mushrooms and more

The University of Idaho Extension and Idaho Department of Lands are hosting Growing Forest Mushrooms and Forest Edibles workshops.

Washington state granted REAL ID compliance extension

With a deadline looming that could affect Washington residents’ ability to fly domestically, the state has been granted a temporary extension from the enforcement of federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.

Judge gives extension to Trump lawyers in travel ban suit

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday granted a two-week extension to the Justice Department in a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump’s immigration order is blocking efforts by legal residents to reunite with their children who are trapped in war-torn countries.

SCRAPS: Bring in pets when wind chill hits, and give extra care to outdoor animals

As the temperature is expected to fall below zero and the wind picks up, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is reminding pet owners to take extra care of cats and dogs. “No matter what the temperature, wind chill can threaten a pet’s life,” said Janet Dixon, SCRAPS special program manager. “The wind can lower the temperature 10, even 20 degrees, causing serious problems for your pet.”

Home beekeepers reap sweet rewards

Hundreds of local residents are taking beekeeping classes at the Spokane County Washington State University Extension in hopes of pollinating their gardens, having access to fresh honey or combating honey bee colony collapse.

Judge allows Bergdahl lawyers to get top generals’ emails

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – A judge’s order on Thursday will give Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl more information on why his military service was extended by a decade as his defense seeks to illustrate irregularities in the case. Defense attorneys have said in court filings that they are gathering information on whether the case has been tainted by unlawful command influence – a legal term for when high-level military officials unfairly sway a case. The lawyers are also expected to discuss defense requests for communications between high-level generals when a pretrial hearing reconvenes in the afternoon.