Stories tagged: federal
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019
Facebook’s stock is plunging following a Wall Street Journal is report that the Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into the company as part of an arrangement that …
Thu., May 30, 2019
The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating whether a 5-year-old General Motors seat belt recall fixed the problem
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Yellowstone National Park officials say federal employees will start providing some basic services again, despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2018
A federal judge has ordered protection for salmon in the Columbia River basin from warm water temperatures that have been lethal to salmon and steelhead as the climate changes.
Tue., July 10, 2018
A federal judge in California Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to indefinitely detain immigrant families apprehended at the border, calling it an attempt by the federal government to simply …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move past an issue that irked customers whose devices bogged down.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
A technology company will pay $3.5 million and change how it sells laptop computers as part of a settlement reached with federal officials and 32 states, including Washington.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has received $3.9 million in federal appropriations for reforestation work across its sprawling reservation.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
A federal grant will help Spokane Community Colleges fund a welding and fabrication certificate program for students at its Newport Center.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017
The WSU College of Nursing and CHAS have joined forces with the result being a $1.3 million federal grant that will enhance the university’s program that prepares students to become …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017
A 28-year-old man facing federal charges in a pipe bomb explosion outside an Air Force recruiting center in Oklahoma had been enlisted in that branch of the military and was …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017
Cannabis users had a brief but intense moment of euphoria this week after the Transportation Security Administration seemed to give a green light to air travelers to pack medical marijuana …
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
A Spokane family has won a $50,000 settlement from the county after mental health medications were withheld from their son for more than a week in May 2013.
UPDATED: Wed., July 30, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a party-line vote of 225-201 Republicans pushed legislation through the House authorizing an official lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to enforce the health care …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2011
BOISE – Law enforcement is being hampered in Indian Country by what federal authorities describe as jurisdictional gaps. So they’re working with three Idaho tribes, including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, …
Sat., March 5, 2011
While it might seem at times that congressional debate is seat-of-the-pants silliness, much of what informs legislation is the product of empirical research and in-depth analysis. Congress, in essence, has …
Mon., Nov. 2, 2009
In the race for stimulus dollars, Washington is well ahead of the pack in winning valuable government contracts. Federal contracts awarded to companies and government agencies in the state are …
Fri., June 19, 2009
Five hydropower dams on the Spokane River are entering a new era. Avista Corp. received a new federal license for the dams Thursday that spells out how they will operate …
Thu., March 12, 2009
A Spokane Falls Community College student who was barred from putting up an anti-abortion display is suing the college in federal court in Spokane.
Wed., Jan. 14, 1998
Audit Confirms Abusive Irs Work Finds Employees Judged On How Much Money They Collect, Not Taxpayer Services Provided
A new internal audit has revealed that taxpayers’ rights have been abused nationwide because the IRS has routinely measured the performance of employees on the basis of how much money …
Wed., Jan. 14, 1998
Ending one of the biggest suspense stories inside the Beltway, Erskine Bowles bowed to pressure from President Clinton and said he would remain as White House chief of staff rather …
Sat., Oct. 4, 1997
Thompson Sheds Light, Takes Heat Just When He Had Democrats Down, Critics Say, Republican Attack Dog Failed To Go For The Throat
Wed., Oct. 1, 1997
President Clinton got a wake-up call from House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., who said Tuesday that the proposed fast-track authority for negotiating new trade agreements was “in very deep trouble.” …
Sat., Nov. 9, 1996
Setting an ambitious pace as he enters his second term, President Clinton said Friday he will begin working with congressional leaders next week to see if they can strike a …
Tue., June 4, 1996
Inland Northwest farmers are flocking to federal offices by the thousands these days to sign contracts that would end farm subsidy programs. But a House panel wants to change the …
Sat., Feb. 3, 1996
Despite a docket of unfinished business and the prospect of a national default, the House has now recessed for three weeks amid growing signs that the year-old Republican revolution has …
Sun., Nov. 19, 1995
Want to report a dangerous toy to the government? Leave a message. If it’s life-threatening, they’ll get back to you. Got your eye on one of those 400 new border …