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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

EWU faculty call for independent review of athletics spending

A physics professor representing concerned faculty members delivered a 10-minute presentation to Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees on Thursday, arguing money spent on athletics would be better spent on …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Congress warns Pentagon not to move money to fund Trump wall

Lawmakers from both parties told Pentagon leaders on Wednesday that the Defense Department is undermining its own efforts to get military money by diverting billions of dollars for the construction …


U.S. investigates Harvard and Yale over foreign revenue sources

The Education Department asked Harvard and Yale universities this week for records on their financial dealings with foreign governments, businesses and other entities as it notified the two Ivy League …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

East Valley graduate found support in Washington Drug Free Youth, but programs encouraging kids to be drug-free are struggling

Christine Dugger, a recent East Valley High School graduate, wanted to break the cycle of addiction in her family, and help her peers in the process. One of the programs …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

Appeals court allows Trump administration’s abortion ‘gag rule’ to take effect

Federal appeals court says new Trump administration rules imposing new hurdles for women seeking abortions can take effect.


Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood

The Ohio Department of Health says it’s ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a divided federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that blocks …


Diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts urges Legislature to fully fund the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

A diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts, ranging from hunters to environmentalists, sent a message Tuesday to lawmakers in Olympia: fully fund the Washington Department of Fish and Game.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Local lawmakers see end to shutdown with Trump announcement, remain at odds on wall funding

While lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they hoped the deal would ease the suffering for the state’s thousands of federal workers, they do not see eye-to-eye on …


Senate president wants Montana to send $8 million for Trump’s border wall

Montana Senate President Scott Sales plans to introduce a bill that would have the state of Montana direct $8 million in funding to a wall along the U.S. southern border.


Trump, Democrats dig in for fight over border-wall funding

Congressional leaders on Wednesday were digging in for a fight over government funding, a day after a combative White House meeting with President Donald Trump that seemed to raise the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Funding for defense in NY sex-trafficking case questioned

Federal prosecutors are challenging how defense lawyers are being paid in the case against a self-improvement organization accused of branding female followers.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

‘Trump … blinked, Seattle won,’ Durkan says as police get federal funds despite ‘sanctuary city’ threats

The Trump administration, after threatening to withhold funds for Seattle in retaliation for the city’s immigration policies, has agreed to hand over the money, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan and …


Ad watch: Ephrata group targets McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse with questionable claims about taxes, veterans

A political action committee from Ephrata, targeting Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse, is making some overly simplistic claims about legislation the Republican members of Congress have supported regarding …


Officials: Idaho’s rural EMS agencies need help

Faced with changing demographics and scant funding, the emergency medical services that provide life-saving care for many Idahoans may be in need of some rescuing themselves.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018

Two Spokane County recreation projects receive $1.5 million in grant money

Spokane County recreation projects received about $1.5 million from the


King County needs to spend $400 million a year to solve homeless crisis, new report says

An independent report on King County’s homelessness crisis by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company finds that squeezing efficiencies out of the current system isn’t enough to solve it; 14,000 …


Oklahoma teachers who just got raises rally for more funding

Thousands of Oklahoma teachers are expected to descend on the state Capitol Monday to demand lawmakers approve more education funding just days after the Legislature did just that.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018

Buehler wants $50 million to help fix Oregon foster care

A state official will request $50 million from the Oregon Legislature to help fix issues within Oregon’s child welfare agency.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

‘A wait-and-see kind of a situation’: How the federal government shutdown would be felt in Eastern Washington, North Idaho

Federal offices in Eastern Washington and North Idaho are preparing for a potential government shutdown as lawmakers


Mulvaney’s first funding request for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: zero

In his first quarterly funding request as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney is asking for nothing.


Spokane loses out on federal grant that would have paid for some new police next year

The Justice Department announced this week that the Spokane Police Department was not among the 179 law enforcement agencies in the country receiving a federal grant to bolster hiring. Officials …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

State Supreme Court: There’s more work to do on education funding

The Washington Supreme Court says that while lawmakers have made progress in a multiyear effort to fully fund basic education, they are not on track to meet a court-imposed deadline.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017

Conservative site with GOP ties funded Trump research

A conservative website with strong ties to the Republican establishment triggered the investigation into Donald Trump’s past that ultimately produced the dossier that alleged a compromised relationship between the president …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Source: Clinton camp helped fund Trump dossier research

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund political research into President Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, a …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Is it enough? Washington state Supreme Court hears school funding case

The Washington state Supreme Court is set to hear argument on whether the state has met its constitutional requirement to fully fund K-12 education.


FEMA pays nearly $74M in aid for Montana disasters since ’98

An analysis by the Associated Press found that FEMA approved 241 funding requests from Montana over that period and denied money for just three that had gone through an appeals …


Funding change means less enforcement time for game wardens

A legislative change in the funding for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks means game wardens will be required to do more wildlife management work, making them less available …


Funding change means less enforcement time for game wardens

A legislative change in the funding for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks means game wardens will be required to do more wildlife management work, making them less available …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

Major changes eyed in Idaho public school funding plan

An interim legislative committee is considering major changes to Idaho’s 23-year-old public school funding formula, including a shift to a student-based model.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017

Trump repeats making Mexico pay for wall as he seeks funding

President Donald Trump on Sunday renewed his pledge to make Mexico pay for the construction of a border wall between the U.S and Mexico, days after threatening to trigger a …