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Trump to announce new action at census news conference

President Donald Trump is expected to announce new executive action Thursday during a news conference on the 2020 census and his push to include a citizenship question.

Area leaders of United Methodist church react to LGBT decisions

At a special session Tuesday, the United Methodist Church voted for the plan that would continue the prohibition of gay clergy and same-sex marriage within the church, and provide harsher …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Gonzaga University to host anti-porn conference on Saturday

“I am now convinced that pornography is a public health crisis,” said Dr. Alfonso Oliva, who organized the conference.

Standing beside Trump, Putin makes a clear reference to the subject of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to offer an olive branch to special counsel Robert Mueller during a news conference after his summit with President Donald Trump on Monday.

Zuckerberg kicks off Facebook conference, offers no apology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off his company’s annual developer conference acknowledging that 2018 has been an “intense year” so far, but offered no apology for the company’s big privacy …

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018

Fed set to raise rates as Powell gives first news conference

The Federal Reserve’s first meeting under Jerome Powell’s leadership will likely end Wednesday with an announcement that the Fed will resume its modest interest rate hikes.

Dems ask for EPA info after scientists kept from speaking

Several Democratic members of Congress are asking the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency whether three agency scientists were prevented from speaking at a conference because it included a …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017

Chelsea Manning: ‘I believe I did the best I could’

Chelsea Manning told a crowd at a “creative thinkers” conference in Nantucket that she’s not a traitor as her critics have claimed and she did what she thought was the …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

War college holds conference about women, peace and security

An annual conference is being held at the U.S. Naval War College to discuss empowering women in conflict prevention and peace.

Kerry tells climate conference the U.S. will fight global warming, with Trump or without

Secretary of State John Kerry took the stage at United Nations climate talks in Morocco on Wednesday, seeking to reassure nervous negotiators that a groundbreaking agreement to fight global warming …

Some howl over Alibaba’s place in anti-counterfeiting group

The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition’s …

Courageous state of mind

Aging gracefully is a choice that takes courage and the ability to embrace change, advises award-winning actress Linda Evans who is known for playing Krystle Carrington in the 1980s drama …

Irish take ACC

Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the …

Mother, daughter share autism stories

Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950 and didn’t speak until she was about 4 years old. But Grandin went on to earn a doctoral degree and to transform …

Hydropower conference set for Spokane next week

About 1,500 employees of the hydropower industry will gather in Spokane next week for a conference discussing new technology and the impact of climate change on dams. The Waterpower XVI …

Unitarians Will Attack Christian Right

More than 3,000 members of one of America’s most liberal churches are in Spokane this week, and topping their agenda is lambasting conservative Christians. Both the president and moderator of …

Diplomats Enjoy Breath Of Fresh Air

Spokane businessmen looking at export possibilities might want to consider bottling the local air, at least Thursday’s variety. South Africa’s Consul General in Los Angeles, Hennie DeKlerk, said he was …

Leaders Plan Bull Trout Session

Two top federal officials, spokesmen for conservation and industry interests and Idaho Republican Gov. Phil Batt have agreed to debate the future of efforts to restore Northwest bull trout populations …