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Then and Now: Spokane River Shacktown

A population of transient workers and pensioners swelled to more than 100 residents after World War II, but the city’s boosters dismantled it shortly thereafter.


Billions at stake for Washington growers and manufacturers under Trump trade policy, speakers say

Washington’s economy relies heavily on trade, with about 40 percent of the state’s jobs tied to international exports. As the Trump administration crafts trade policy, billions of dollars are at …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns Trump against China tariffs

America’s largest business lobby is warning President Donald Trump against slapping big tariffs on Chinese imports.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce sounds alarm about a NAFTA pullout

America’s biggest business group is warning the Trump administration that a withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement would be a “political and economic debacle” that would cost hundreds …


Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective

Topics included a push to buy locally, the possibility of a national lottery, the definition of basic education and radioactive contamination from Hanford.


Parents, civic leaders can’t deny value of locals who move away but later return

It’s summer in the Inland Northwest. Hot days but low humidity. The water temperature in many of the region’s 50-plus lakes is bathtub warm. Flowers bloom in our parks. Sunlight …


Hayden Chamber program promotes shopping locally

Prompted by the economic downturn, The Hayden Chamber of Commerce has planned a robust calendar of events to showcase local businesses: “Go Green – Shop Hayden,” which will provide the …


Festival sponsorship irks veterans

Veterans groups are angry that Coeur d’Alene’s Independence Day celebration this year will be named for a corporate sponsor, Black Rock Development, one of the area’s largest developers. Now some …