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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Providence nurses prepare to strike if contract negotiations continue to stall

Nurses in the Providence hospital system are preparing for strikes after ten months of contract negotiations have produced little progress.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Sacred Heart nurses hold second rally as contract talks with Providence drag on

Nurses at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center held a second demonstration Thursday afternoon to keep pressure on the hospital system amid drawn-out contract negotiations.


Frontier attendants, airline reach tentative deal

Frontier Airlines flight attendants celebrated a tentative contract with the Denver-based budget carrier Wednesday, calling off a demonstration by attendants from 20 airlines in town for a union convention.


AP source: Mike Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best agrees to two-year extension

Eastern Washington head coach Aaron Best has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the school announced Thursday, keeping him in Cheney through 2024.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Tri-City company awarded $152 million Hanford contract

The Department of Energy has awarded a Hanford contract valued at up to $152 million to a Kennewick company.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Spokane County commissioners open union contract negotiations to the public

The move means members of the public and media will be able to witness the collective bargaining process in real time, even though state law allows that process to take …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Air Force announces further delays in Boeing aerial refueling tanker

Boeing is further delaying its delivery of the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker to the Air Force, Bloomberg reports.


Battle Ground Public Schools board approves contract with union

Battle Ground Public Schools’ board of directors approved its contract with the teachers union Tuesday, formally marking the end of weeks of consternation over teachers’ salaries in the region.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 4:09 p.m.

Idaho extends financial adviser contract on land dealings

Idaho officials have approved extending the contract of a financial adviser guiding the state through the process of reinvesting millions of dollars from the sale of commercial and residential real …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Tribes won’t renew lobbying contract after initiative filed

Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they will not renew a contract with their lobbying firm after the firm filed a ballot initiative to legalize lucrative betting machines known as …


New Hanford contract to care for 6,000 workers valued at $17.1M a year

The Department of Energy has put out a draft request for bids for a company to provide occupational medical and health services at the Hanford nuclear reservation.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Democrat urges probe of Puerto Rico power contract to Zinke’s Montana neighbor

A Democratic congressman is calling for an investigation into a $300 million contract awarded to a small company based in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

The European plane maker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Tuesday, boosts both companies’ prospects in Asia and should save thousands of Bombardier …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:13 p.m.

City Council gives East Central Community Center contract to MLK Center over concerns about bias

A majority of the Spokane City Council voted to award a new contract to the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center on Monday night to take over operations of …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Under pressure from Congress, IRS suspends Equifax contract

The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Pacers pick up option year on former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis’ contract

Indiana announced Friday it has picked up the third-year contract option on Sabonis, who was dealt from Oklahoma City this summer along with Victor Oladipo in exchange for Paul George.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:29 p.m.

Proposed solar farm eligible for 15-year contract

Montana utility regulators have approved more favorable contract terms for a proposed solar farm west of Billings, but developers still aren’t sure the numbers work out.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

Senators bewildered by Equifax contract with IRS after hack

Senators are expressing bewilderment that credit reporting company Equifax has received a $7.25 million contract with the IRS to provide taxpayer and personal identity verification services.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Scandal-plagued Equifax wins $7.25 million contract from IRS

The company at the center of the biggest breach of personal information just signed a contract with the federal government to provide, well, personal information.


East Central Community Center contract review sparks controversy between nonprofits

The scrum to operate Spokane’s East Central Community Center has led to complaints this summer of bias in the city’s selection process, including some targeting a sitting Spokane City Council …


Comedy Central keeps Noah at ‘Daily Show’ through 2022

In a strong vote of confidence for its late-night cornerstone, Comedy Central said Thursday it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of “The …


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

Spokane eyes tougher regulations for Uber, Lyft after outcry from cab companies

With no new rules in sight from the state Legislature, Spokane signed contracts with the popular ride-hailing services last week with the promise city laws would be rewritten. Traditional taxi …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Condon pushes City Council to pass oversight ordinance before police union talks

Mayor David Condon said he’s received legal guidance that negotiations with the Spokane Police Guild should not begin until after a new ordinance on police oversight is approved or discarded, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Spokane County aims for accountability in negotiations with jail medical care contractor

Spokane County plans to add measureable performance standards to its contract with NaphCare Inc., the Alabama company that provides medical care to county jail inmates.


California firm chosen to investigate Waste-to-Energy incident that critically injured two workers

The same firm that investigated the death of a city maintenance worker at the wastewater treatment plant in 2004 will look into the events leading to a boiler accident at …


Union approves contract with Spokane Public Schools including some early-release Fridays

Members of the Spokane Education Association voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a new three year contract with Spokane Public Schools


City Hall rethinking its relationship with Greater Spokane Incorporated

Spokane City councilmembers say they want to talk specific programs with Todd Mielke, the chief executive at Greater Spokane Inc., before approving a contract extension for economic development services.


United, flight attendants near deal on new joint contract, first since 2010

United Airlines and a negotiating team for the company’s 25,000 flight attendants have agreed on terms of a new contact, the Association of Flight Attendants said in a statement on …