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Inslee’s security unit expanded amid presidential bid

The taxpayer price tag for Gov. Jay Inslee’s White House ambitions is escalating, as the Washington State Patrol plans to nearly double the size of his traveling security detail at …


Looking for a socially-conscious holiday gift? You may have to decide between principles and price.

Byrne’s conundrum is one shared by shoppers wanting to support eco-friendly, social-justice oriented or politically-savvy brands without breaking the bank. Especially around the holidays, retailers make a point of promoting …


The cost of France’s protests running into billions

France’s wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone’s second-largest economy a fortune.


Idaho’s utilities are the cheapest in the nation

According to a recent analysis, Idaho’s average monthly utility bills are less expensive than any other state’s.


After outcry, drugmakers decide not to triple the price of a cancer pill

Last week, two drug companies that jointly sell a blood-cancer drug made a rare decision: to not move forward with changes that would have effectively tripled the cost of a …


Trump-sought military parade could cost $10M-$30M

The White House budget director said Wednesday that a military parade envisioned by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million, although that money is not included …


$300M health care system cost to protect religious rights

President Donald Trump’s new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 …


Road to higher prices? New trucking regulation could drive up produce costs

Shoppers could see grocery prices rise because of a new federal mandate requiring most long-distance truckers to use electronic logging devices to keep track of their time spent driving.


Campus sued over security cost for white nationalist’s visit

White nationalist Richard Spencer’s campus tour organizer is suing the University of Cincinnati’s president, saying the school wouldn’t rent space for Spencer to speak on campus unless a nearly $11,000 …


Idaho victims’ rights proposal would cost state $553,000

Advocates of a proposal seeking to expand the rights of crime victims in Idaho say the statewide cost would be less than 1 percent of what the state already spends …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017

Mueller details $6.7M spent in early months of Russia probe

The special counsel investigation into possible coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election has cost more than $6.7 million so far, according to a …


Officials project cost of response to Vegas shooting at $4M

The costs of emergency police, fire and other services related to the Las Vegas shooting massacre were projected Wednesday at about $4 million and climbing.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017

Montana firefighting costs approach $400M

The cost of fighting wildfires in Montana is approaching $400 million at the tail end of the state’s worst wildfire season in two decades.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

Watchdog: Airfares for many travelers rise due to bag fees

Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, …


GOP presidential primary cost state $1.9 million

Idaho’s Republican presidential primary election cost taxpayers $1.9 million this year, coming in just slightly under what state officials originally estimated.


Spokane County spending $250,000 to make website user-friendly

Thirteen images line the left side of the Spokane County’s homepage at www.spokanecounty.org. Want to pay your taxes? Click the water-spotted leaf urging you to “Go Green.” In an effort …


Lincoln Bridge Costly Even If It’s Never Built Controversial Project Has Already Cost City $7 Million

Scrapping plans for the Lincoln Street bridge wouldn’t keep taxpayers from spending millions of dollars on Spokane bridge projects. At least $20 million must be spent on bridge repairs and …


Picnic For Really Big Family Proved Costly Montana’s Support Role In Standoff With Freemen Will Cost Fbi Plenty

The armed standoff with the Garfield County freemen this spring cost Montana more than $720,000, but the bills read more like a family shopping list than a counter-terrorism operation. Make …


Atlanta A 90s Kind Of Town, And Athletes Can Feel It Already

Atlanta warmed up for the Olympics with the Atlanta Grand Prix. For the first event in the new Centennial Olympic Stadium, it was 92 degrees, a record for May 18 …


Home Prices Strengthen Nationwide

Existing home prices rose in every region except the Northeast last year as falling mortgage rates boosted consumer demand, a real estate trade group reported Wednesday. But although the Midwest, …


Spokane Home Sales Jump 34% In January

Low interest rates and stable prices boosted January home sales in Spokane County 34 percent above the same month last year. “Having the two in conjunction with each other doesn’t …


Housing Starts Dip 0.1 Percent In June

Builders boosted construction of single-family homes by 3.9 percent in June, the latest sign of what analysts are calling a mild recovery in the housing industry. But although the single-family …


Kootenai County Home Sales Drop

The Kootenai County home sales market continues its decline from 1994’s record pace. Sales dropped 16 percent in June compared to last year. At the halfway point of 1995, the …


Craig: Let Locals Run Waste Cleanup Senator Sees Basin Trust Fund As Better Than Superfund Help

Larry Craig speaks at the Kootenai Room at NIC on Monday. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Road Ranking Helps Steer Repairs State Tries To Sink Money Into Stretches With Worst Rating

North Idaho drivers may have their own choices for worst roads in the state. But state transportation officials contend the roughest road in North Idaho is a stretch of state …


Report Fuels Push By Gop To Dump Vaccine Program

Republican members of Congress say they intend to dismantle a federal program that distributes free vaccine to millions of children in view of a new report from congressional auditors who …


Hazel O’Leary Travels In High Style Gets First-Class Seats, Top Hotels

U.S. Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary defends her department against budget-cutting proposals by portraying herself as a master economizer in government - reducing her work force, boosting efficiency and saving money. …


Gas Prices Are Highest Since 1990 Got A 4x4 Or Minivan? Then You’re Partially To Blame

Gasoline prices are up more than 13 cents a gallon from last summer, reaching their highest levels since late 1990, after Iraq invaded Kuwait. A number of factors are pushing …


Pazienza Against Jones: Don’t Buy It

Further evidence of how the world of boxing and pay-per-view technology are intertwined was provided by promoter Don King on Tuesday at Mike Tyson’s press conference at Sylvia’s in Harlem. …


Quaker Helping The Fight Against High Cereal Prices

Responding to the chorus of consumer complaints about high cereal prices, the Quaker Oats Co. has introduced a line of six bagged cereals that it says cost 40 percent to …