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Orville C. Pratt called on teachers to make their case to the public that they deserved a raise, but only if they could prove that doing so would improve “the welfare of the Spokane children.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Democratic-controlled House won’t pass must-do legislation to increase the government’s borrowing cap until the Trump administration agrees to boost spending limits on domestic programs.
More Spokane travelers are taking flight from Spokane than ever, according to Spokane International Airport, which is reporting a 12.6 percent increase in passenger activity in 2018, with passengers totaling nearly 4 million.
A small but increasing number of children in the United States are not getting some or all of their recommended vaccinations. The percentage of children under 2 years old who haven’t received any vaccinations has quadrupled in the last 17 years, according to federal health data released Thursday.
President Donald Trump on Thursday cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve’s independence, saying he was “not happy” with the Fed’s recent interest rate increases.
The University of Idaho will request more in tuition increases for its full-time students than any other public, higher education institution in the state this morning at a regular meeting of the Idaho State Board of Education in Moscow.
The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks.
With the new year, a new hourly wage will be coming for Washington state’s minimum wage earners.
Idaho state regulators will take public comments Tuesday on requested rate increases by Avista Corp.
Overall student enrollment at the University of Idaho is up 2.4 percent for fall 2017, bringing total enrollment across all UI campuses above 12,000 for the first time in five years, according to a news release from the school.
WASHINGTON – Long-term mortgage rates ticked up slightly this week as the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.85 percent from 3.83 percent a week ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the 15-year home loan, often used by homeowners who refinance their mortgages, also rose slightly to 3.15 percent from 3.13.
Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent– a move aimed at bringing in more money to outbid HBO, Amazon and other rivals for addictive shows such as “Stranger Things.”
U.S. job growth slowed in August as employers added 156,000 jobs, though still enough to suggest that most businesses remain confident in an economy now in its ninth year of recovery from the Great Recession.
The University of Oregon has received approval for a double-digit tuition increase for in-state students for 2017-18.
The University of Oregon will again ask a state commission to approve a double-digit tuition increase.
A citizen commission that sets elected officials’ salaries has voted to increase pay for Washington lawmakers by 2 percent annually for the next two years.