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Tax-Increment Financing

What it is: An incentive to bring business to a community that might move elsewhere. What it pays for: Public infrastructure needed for a development - sewer, water, utilities and …


County Goes In Hock Over Weaver Probe Boundary Officials Will Borrow $100,000 To Pay For Investigation Of 3 Killings On Ruby Ridge

Boundary County commissioners will borrow $100,000 to pay for an ongoing investigation into the 1992 standoff between federal agents and Randy Weaver. “Money for the investigation was not in our …


Legislators Accused Of Taking Bribes

A member of the House of Lords on Friday implicated some of his peers in a scandal in which legislators have been charged with being paid to ask leading questions …


County Builds A Back Road To Electronic Age It’s Not The Information Superhighway, But Bonner County Goes On-Line Sunday

Bonner County, all 1,900 square miles of it, is about to become one electronically linked community. After a year of dabbling, the Panhandle Free-Net will be up and running Sunday. …


Clinton Puts His Neck Out For Mexico As Congress Balks At Bailout, President Acts On His Own

With Mexico on the verge of financial collapse and Congress balking at helping a neighbor, President Clinton struck out on his own Tuesday with an emergency Mexican rescue package of …


County May Change Manufactured Home Zoning

A new manufactured home in Armstrong Estates off Valleyway. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Council Will Go Ahead With Boundary Battle Request To State Review Board May Delay Incorporation Vote

Sue Delucchi, incorporation proponent A hailstorm of criticism didn’t dent the Spokane City Council’s plans to ask a state panel to change the boundaries of a proposed Spokane Valley city. …


Fda Faces Major Surgery But Officials Say Proposed Changes Would Imperil Public Health

Tombstones flank the grim headline: “If a murderer kills you, it’s homicide. If the FDA kills you, it’s just being cautious.” The full-page newspaper ads are part of a campaign …


City To Consider Incorporation Plan 29th-Pittsburg Traffic Barrier Also On Council’s Agenda For Tonight

A move to blunt the impact of possible Spokane Valley incorporation and a 29th Avenue traffic barrier - two widely controversial topics - top tonight’s Spokane City Council agenda. The …


City’s Notification Efforts Criticized

The city sent out 1,200 fliers last week to Spokane residents living near a traffic barrier at 29th Avenue and Pittsburg Street. The fliers alert residents to tonight’s City Council …


Medical Firms Fund Fda Critics

One of House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s favorite targets is the Food and Drug Administration. He recently called the FDA “the leading job killer in America” and Commissioner David Kessler “a …


Parties Split On Block Grants For Welfare Republican Governors Seeking More Freedom To Craft Programs

Donna Shalala Health secretary


Lively Fight Brewing Over Control Of Morgue New Coroner Wants To Move In, Pathologist Says Keep Out

County Coroner Dexter Amend wants to move his office into the new morgue at Holy Family Hospital. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Retirement Center Expansion Approved By Land Use Panel

Development A county board approved a plan to expand the Park Place Retirement Community on Thursday despite the objections of a neighbor who said the new buildings would ruin her …


State And Federal Officials Criticize Cost Of Returning Wolf To Yellowstone, Idaho

Elected officials at the state and federal level are expressing concern over the cost of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s plan to put 200 wolves in Yellowstone National Park …


Boise State Makes Case For School Asks Board Of Education For Independent Engineering College In Boise Area

Boise State University made a final pitch for a school of its own Thursday on the eve of a state Board of Education decision on how to meet the Boise …


Overnight Trip For Secretaries ‘Good Practice’

In the face of criticism that she spent tax dollars unwisely, the state superintendent of public instruction is defending a $24,000 overnight conference for 145 state-paid secretaries last spring. “This …


Pain Victims Make Case Before Board Patients Hope To Ease Fears About Prescribing Narcotics

A half dozen chronic pain sufferers pleaded with the Idaho State Board of Medicine late Wednesday to ease apprehension among doctors who prescribe narcotics. Jan Lambert, a Moscow resident, said …


Fence Divides Neighbors, Land In Dead-End Alley

Cliff Streeter claims his neighbor shouldn’t have fenced in part of an alley. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


N-Waste Shipments Opposed Idaho Fears Becoming Permanent Dumping Ground

Several Democratic senators called Wednesday for halting nuclear waste shipments to Idaho until the federal government resumes the search for an alternative. Former U.S. Rep. Richard Stallings, D-Idaho, announced late …


Spokane Wants Valley To Start Farther East

The Spokane City Council is laying claim to “a lucrative area” inside a proposed city in the Spokane Valley, a move that could delay the incorporation vote and fan resentment …


Agency Seeks Changes In Hydropower System Flushing Rivers To Save Salmon Likely Will End Up Costing Northwest Ratepayers

The National Marine Fisheries Service is calling for big changes in the region’s hydropower system, having finally decided that dams are pushing Snake River salmon toward extinction. Fish survival will …


Gop Takes Aim At Environmental Regulations Under Attack Are Vehicle Inspections Required In Many Areas To Combat Air Pollution

Senate Republicans have compiled a top-10 list of federal regulations they want to change or eliminate. Many of the rules are intended to protect or clean up the environment. No. …


Leader Pledges Better Crisis Response Japanese Quake Victims Get Baths, Eyeglasses, Medicine

As frightening aftershocks continued to hit this broken city, Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama pledged Wednesday to strengthen crisis management in Japan. Murayama made the promise during questioning in the …


Inconsistencies In Olympia Leave Sportsmen Puzzled

Conservative is perhaps the most misused term in American politics. The so-called conservatives in Olympia are as liberal as donkey dung in a barnyard when it comes to squandering salmon. …


State’s Sick-Leave Buyout Policy Comes Under Attack

Lawmakers looking to save a few bucks need look no further than the state’s sick-leave buyout policy. “People are using this thing like some kind of Christmas bonus,” grumbled state …


Wildlife Wins Batt’s Misplaced Battle

Idaho Gov. Phil Batt has shown already that he’s decisive, tightfisted, and has a clear vision for where state government should go. On Friday, Batt revealed another important leadership trait. …


Batt Appoints Retired Caldwell Physician Dillon To Succeed Shurtliff On State Board Of Education

Republican Gov. Phil Batt’s first appointment to the state Board of Education is a fellow Canyon County resident - a retired Caldwell physician with experience on two Idaho school boards. …


State Senator Named To Puc Monsanto Accountant Also Member Of Budget Committee

Gov. Phil Batt on Friday appointed Senate Transportation Chairman Dennis Hansen to the Public Utilities Commission. Hansen, 52, a Soda Springs Republican just beginning his fifth two-year term in the …


Batt Tells Game Panel He’s Sorry

Republican Gov. Phil Batt apologized to members of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Friday, calling last week’s letter seeking their resignations “premature and ill-conceived.” Batt met with five …