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Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells

President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion plan to transform America’s infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines, a longtime priority for Western and rural lawmakers from both parties.

‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells dies, COVID-19 cited

LOS ANGELES — Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan's Island,” died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said. She was 82. Wells died peacefully at a living facility in Los Angeles, publicist Harlan Boll said.

Trump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald Trump’s administration: Watch your step if you want to keep doing business with the federal government.

East Central traffic stop lead to 2 narcotics arrests

When neighborhood resource officers conducted a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, Spokane police say they found the driver had a suspended license and his passenger, a felon, in possession of a fire arm and illegal substances.

Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small biz loans

The Federal Reserve is lifting its lending restrictions on Wells Fargo to allow it to make more loans that fall under the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program and the Fed’s upcoming own small business lending program.

Spokane developer Ron Wells sentenced to 1 year home detention in fraud case

Ron Wells, a developer known for restoration of historic properties, was sentenced to one year home detention for nine felonies involving staged car accidents and money laundering on Wednesday. Wells was also issued a $60,000 fine, which is in addition to the $179,876 he agreed to pay in restitution at his plea hearing in late April.

Then and Now: Jensen-Byrd warehouse on Main Avenue

The Jensen-Byrd warehouse on Main Avenue was first built as a storage facility for the Marshall-Wells Company in 1909. Today, it’s part of the WSU campus in the University District.