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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 8:53 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game commission requests nonresident hunter cap, fee increase

In an effort to address complaints of overcrowding, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission hopes to cap the number of nonresident hunter tags sold. They are also looking at increasing …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Late fines, printing charges eliminated at Spokane public libraries amid national trend

The move will cost the system about $63,000 a year in lost revenue, but library representatives say that number will be made up in staff time and credit card processing …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Spokane airport executive lobbies Congress for ‘user fee’ increase to $8.50 to finance improvements

The head of Spokane International Airport appealed to a congressional committee Tuesday to allow airports like Spokane’s to raise fees on passengers to fund development projects.


DirecTV to hike prices after owner AT&T promised cheaper bills

AT&T Inc. is increasing prices on its pay TV services for the second time since January, even after telling a judge during the U.S. antitrust trial last year that prices …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

Doctors, physician and nursing assistants would pay more to practice under new Washington rules

The Department of Health is proposing double-digit increases in licensing fees for the state’s physicians and a handful of other professions following an audit that showed some health care professions …


U.S. airlines pocketed $15.5 billion last year, including a record $4.6 billion in bag fees

The good times for the nation’s airlines continued last year, with the country’s largest carriers reporting a combined profit of $15.5 billion, including $4.6 billion from baggage fees.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Airlines protest Trump budget proposal to raise passenger fees

A trade group that represents those same U.S. airlines is protesting a proposal from the Trump administration to raise fees on airline tickets to collect nearly $3 billion.


Democrats condemn proposed fee hikes at national parks

Democratic senators are harshly criticizing a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone …


American Express fee accusations get U.S. high court hearing

The U.S. Supreme Court accepted a case that could roil the credit-card business, agreeing to consider reviving government allegations that American Express Co. thwarts competition by prohibiting merchants from steering …


Wells Fargo to refund some mortgage rate-lock extension fees

As it looks to win back trust after a scandal over its sales practices, the San Francisco bank said it will reach out to customers who paid so-called “rate-lock extension” …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

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, …


Spokane Public Schools writes off $100,000 in student fees

The Spokane Public Schools District failed to collect just over $100,000 in student fees and other charges during the 2015-16 school year.


Editorial: UI’s records fees close-minded

The records belong to the public, so agencies shouldn’t charge exorbitant fees to access them. Or make rules that serve the convenience of employees, rather than citizens.


Lodging Tax Advisory Committee funds distributes funds

After years of sometimes acrimonious debate, the Spokane Valley City Council seemed pleased by the recent funding recommendations made by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. The council voted unanimously Tuesday …


Washington cellphone taxes are 2nd highest

The next time you change the ring tone on your cellphone, consider choosing the sound of a cash register ringing. Or maybe The Beatles’ song “Taxman.” Washington cellphone users have …


New vote may be needed on tuition hikes

An informal opinion from the Washington attorney general’s office says lawmakers may need to take another vote on whether the state’s public universities can set their own tuition rates.


Shoreline restoration reviewed

The Spokane Valley City Council got its first look at another portion of the city’s Shoreline Master Program on Tuesday. The city is doing a state-mandated update of the plan, …


Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers can expect fewer carriers to choose from, fewer flights to smaller cities and more baggage and other fees as the industry continues to grapple with high …


Spokane Valley council OKs bike master plan

In a surprising move, the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously approved the city’s new Bike and Pedestrian Master Program on Tuesday. The plan had been heavily scrutinized by council members, …


County considers new formula for building permit fees

An overhaul of building permit fees in unincorporated Spokane County could reduce costs for big projects and make small ones more expensive. County commissioners will take testimony Nov. 30 on …


High waters dampen weekend

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff to boating season, but high water and debris from a fast snowmelt will keep boaters on Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane and …


Grants to help homeless hitting target

For almost half a century the House of Charity offered overnight lodging to homeless men during the winter months. In the summer, though, a lack of funding forced the Catholic …