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Plan To Cut Doe Budget Gains Additional Support

A Republican plan to cut $742 million from the Department of Energy’s cleanup budget picked up additional support Tuesday, this time from a key House appropriations subcommittee. The House energy …


Clinton Offers Budget Plan Gop Appears More Responsive Than Democrats To President’s Balanced Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON President Clinton, stung by Republican criticism and scrambling to carve out a role in Congress’ budget deliberations, unveiled a spending plan Tuesday night that embraces the Republican goal of …


Millions Wasted On Vip Planes, Gao Says Fleet Used For Routine Trips, Sending Cadets To Games

The Defense Department is wasting at least $200 million a year maintaining an unnecessary fleet of 600 VIP aircraft for senior officers, members of Congress and other government officials, a …


Governor Lauded By Business At Bill-Signing, But Clouds Near

Basking in the applause of business and government leaders, Gov. Mike Lowry on Thursday signed into law a major tax break for manufacturers. But there were already signs the cheers …


Clinton Back In Game With His First Veto Republican Spending Cuts Too Harsh, Says President

President Clinton, in a preview of coming budget battles with Congress, cast his first veto Wednesday as he rejected a bill to rescind $16.4 billion in previously approved appropriations for …


Nethercutt Wants To Ax Land Study Congressman: Cut Funds For Eastside Ecosystem Project

Fearing costly and stifling new regulations, a congressman from Spokane wants to slash the budget for a massive federal land study due out next year. U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt, R-Wash., …


Spending Habits Put Future In Hock Paltry Savings Contribute To Nation’s Economic Woes; Few Willing To Change Lifestyle

Spend, spend, spend. Here in the world’s consumer paradise, that’s one of the things Americans do best - and it’s a habit that could land us in hot water, if …


Nra Fundraising Letter Warns Members It Faces Big Budget Cuts

The National Rifle Association, after claiming that its letter which prompted President Bush to quit as a member was a fundraising success, is warning in a new appeal that it …


Assessor Gives City More Bad News

Assessor Charlene Cooney says that revaluing properties is a “huge task” made worse by “bad luck.” Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Radio Station Supporters Argue For Sfcc Program

Supporters of the rock radio station at Spokane Falls Community College argued Wednesday against cutting it from the budget, but won no promises. Last month, a 12-member council proposed pulling …


Senate Approves Rescession Bill; Clinton Again Promises To Veto It

Bob Dole


College Tuition To Rise About 4 Percent But Average Student Won’t Pay More Than $3,145 Per Year

Tuition at Washington’s public colleges will rise by an average of 4 percent in each of the next two school years, and 5,258 new enrollment slots will be created, negotiators …


Nasa Cuts Deeply To Reduce Its Budget

NASA said Friday that it would make deep cuts in its work force and streamline its operations as its budget shrinks in a new era of austerity. Under the plan …


Whitworth Victim Of Ailing Fund-Raiser Organization That Owes College $3.5 Million Files For Bankruptcy

Whitworth College is one of 300 unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy of a nationwide fund-raising organization. Whitworth President Bill Robinson said Wednesday the college is owed about $3.5 million by …


Assessor Under Fire For Lost-Tax Fiasco Schools, City, Other Taxing Districts Stand To Lose $1.4 Million Due To Inaccurate Property Appraisals

Charlene Cooney


Officials Should Be Called On The Carpet

It’s amazing what the glare of the spotlight can do to bring public officials back in line. Two years ago, an internal audit showed Spokane city and county employees were …


Arena District Gets Pay, Role Clarified

The state Legislature has approved a measure clarifying the powers of the public agency building Spokane’s new arena and allowing its board members to receive small paychecks. The Senate sent …


Meeting On Plans To Fight Milfoil

A Washington state grant will be used to fight milfoil, a weed that has infested some Stevens County lakes, and threatens parts of the Little Pend Oreille and Colville rivers.


EV Maintenance Considering Move

East Valley School District’s maintenance department might soon have a new home. The school board recently approved a two-year lease that will enable the department to move from its present …


Senate Approves Highway Budget House Leaders Optimistic Differences Can Be Ironed Out

The Washington Senate approved state transportation and construction budgets Thursday night that have received strong reviews from the Republican-dominated state House. The $3.1 billion, two-year highway budget sailed through the …


State Asked To Help Kids In Sex Ring

Douglas County commissioners have asked Gov. Mike Lowry for as much as $50,000 a month for the next two years to provide counseling for sexually abused children now in foster …


Lapwai Schools May Face Layoffs District Prepares To Make Up For Reduction In Federal Impact Aid Revenue

The Lapwai School District might lay off some teachers and classified employees because of a reduction in federal impact aid revenue. The money is paid by the government in lieu …


Budget Negotiations Open For First Time Ballard Hails ‘Bold New Step’| To Allow Public In Meetings

When negotiators from the state House and Senate begin meeting Monday to hammer out a budget compromise, the public will be invited to observe for the first time in state …


Deans Submit Program Cuts At UW

Deans of several University of Washington schools and colleges on Friday submitted their proposals for $6.5 million in program cuts to UW President William Gerberding. The proposed reductions include elimination …


Senate Reaches Compromise On Spending Cuts Republicans Add To Cuts To Pay For California Quake Relief, Deficit Reduction

Breaking more than a week of partisan stalemate on the eve of a two-week Easter recess, the Senate late Thursday approved a $16 billion package of spending cuts to help …


Ag Market News Agency To Close Fruit Price And Supply Information Service Will Shut Yakima Office July 1

Market News Service, the U.S. Agriculture Department agency that reports fruit and vegetable price and supply information, will close its Yakima office July 1 due to the lack of state …


Cost Of Nuclear Waste Cleanup Skyrockets New Energy Department Review Estimates $230 Billion As Minimum, Over A Period Of Decades

The cleanup of radioactive waste left over from decades of nuclear weapons production will take longer than the Cold War itself and cost between $230 billion and $350 billion, the …


Hanford Cleanup: $48 Billion National Bill May Reach $230 Billion, According To Latest Doe Estimate

Without changes in its agreement with Washington state, the Department of Energy estimated Monday that cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation would cost almost $48.7 billion over the next 75 …


Gingrich To Hold A Balance-The-Budget Retreat For Gop

Looking beyond the “Contract With America,” House Speaker Newt Gingrich intends to convene a two-day retreat for Republican lawmakers this spring to help forge agreement on the steps needed to …


Packwood Relents On Tax Cut Proposal

If the federal budget can be balanced without touching Social Security or harming the economy, “then there is room for a tax cut,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bob Packwood said …