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President Donald Trump is expected to cut a significant number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and a smaller number in Iraq by the final days of his presidency, U.S. officials said Monday. The plan would run counter to military commanders’ advice over the past year, while still falling short of Trump’s much-touted goal to end America’s long wars.
Spokane Arts announced Thursday the nominees for the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards, as well as the names of those performing during the live virtual event. The award ceremony, planned for Sept. 26, will be livestreamed from Lucky You Lounge and feature a variety of performances and the presentation of the awards.
Elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East warned on Wednesday.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Washington State’s Kyle Smith are among 35 coaches from various sports across the country joining an initiative to enhance job opportunities for minority candidates.
As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fights the coronavirus in the intensive care unit of a London hospital, the people of his country are wishing him well – and asking who’s in charge. The answer is ambiguous. Britain’s unwritten constitution does not spell out what happens if a prime minister becomes unable to perform his or her job.
Property taxes have been a focus of the Idaho Legislative Leadership this session. What is needed is meaningful tax reform that rebalances our broken system.
How do we ensure that every student has the access and opportunity to get that high-quality STEM education? There is no cookie-cutter solution for ensuring every school, and every student, has what they need to succeed.
At my college reunion in May, I caught up with a classmate who had just been appointed chancellor of the largest urban public university system in the country. As we stood under a big tent drinking top-shelf liquor (it costs nearly as much to attend these reunions as it did to go to college there), I told him that I wanted – no, I expected – one thing from him.
The 76-year-old decorated reporter and author will speak at the Spokane Convention Center, and will join a speaker’s list for the President’s Leadership Forum that includes past secretaries of state, authors and other influential names.
It is summertime in the basement of Graves Gym, and Bryan Olson’s office soundtrack is the drone of dribbling basketballs, one floor above his head.
Sixteen maverick Democrats have released a letter saying they’ll vote for “new leadership” when the House picks leaders in January. That poses a threat to Nancy Pelosi’s effort to become speaker.
Pelosi, who was House speaker from 2007 to 2011, faces a challenge in her bid to return in that post, fueled in part by resistance from incoming Democratic freshmen who pledged during their campaigns in conservative-leaning districts not to support her.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers spoke Wednesday about the prospects in a House of Representatives led by Democrats for the first time since 2011. She said there were no grounds for impeachment of President Donald Trump, touted her bipartisan work and refused to say who’d she pick to lead a party she’s opted not to help lead herself for the next two years.
Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump’s agenda and try to build the party back to retake the majority.
Spokane Democrat Andy Billig was named majority leader of the state Senate Monday as members of the caucus gathered to select new leaders for the 2019 session.
Leadership today is more important than ever, so choose wisely when exercising one’s franchise.
They may be maligned in some circles and treated as cliches in others, they may face unimaginable horrors in Halloween movies at a rate far greater than most and they may be subjected to unfair stereotypes for more reasons than can be listed in this space, but here’s the truth:
The new leadership teacher at University High challenged her students “to build a program based on kindness and inclusion and empathy.” That small challenge, that acorn of an idea, has taken root with a group of senior boys.
Colin Powell remembers the last day he served as secretary of state: Jan. 26, 2005. He got the news that he was being replaced by Condoleezza Rice while he was on a plane, flying through a storm. When he landed, his bodyguards got in a different car and left. He was alone.
British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations.