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Acts Of Commission: Office Has A Bad Rep Scandal Over Ambulance Dispute Latest Blow To County Leadership

An ambulance controversy involving a dying man left Robin Ricks disgusted with Kootenai County. Ricks and other county residents believe political wrangling between ambulance companies hampered a routine emergency call …


Fish Advocates Sought

Nominations are being accepted through Jan. 31 for the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s new Inland Fish Policy Advisory Group. The 15-member group will advise the department on issues relating …


New Logo A Winner, But Department’s Contest Wasn’t

The new Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has a new logo. The department was born last year after the state Legislature approved a merger of the Fisheries and Wildlife agencies. …


Republicans Consider Backing Off Balanced Budget Promise

Republicans are privately considering whether to back off their promise to find enough spending cuts to balance the federal budget in seven years. Key GOP budget experts have warned that …


Batt To Back User Fee Increase If Conditions Met

After hinting that he would propose an increase in the fuel tax or vehicle registration fees, Gov. Phil Batt on Wednesday set conditions under which he might be convinced to …


Lowry’s Higher Ed Plan Blasted Governor’s Proposal Finds No Defenders In Legislature

Paying for college: Gov. Lowry’s plan drew heavy criticism Tuesday. File/The Spokesman-Review


Fox Completes Sweep Of Top Education Officials Dismissal Of Expert On School Aid Causes A Capitol Stir

The state Department of Education’s top expert on the complex and controversial school aid distribution formula was fired on Tuesday by state Schools Superintendent Anne Fox in what was described …


Council Considers Hiring Legislative Lobbyist One Member Says City Needs Fulltime E, Ear, Voice In Olympia, But Another Questions The Cost

Commuting to Olympia just isn’t hacking it. So to make sure Spokane doesn’t get left behind during the 1995 legislative session, City Council members are considering hiring a lobbyist.


New County Administrator Will Earn Less Than Employees

County Administrator Jim Lindow, appointed to the job last week, will make less money this year than two people he directly supervises. Lindow, 49, formerly county director of social services …


Planning Commission, Airport Board Have Vacancies

Spokane County commissioners are accepting applications for the Airport Board and the planning commission. The Airport Board appointment would be for a three-year term. The five-member board meets monthly and …


Wilson: Golden State Or Welfare State?

Gov. Pete Wilson packed his inaugural address Saturday with promises to tighten up on welfare and cut taxes and government regulations. The Republican took the oath for his second term …


New Idaho Superintendent Fires Three Those Fired Believe Politics, Campaign Contributions Played Role

State Schools Superintendent Anne Fox fired three Department of Education administrators Tuesday, including the supervisor of millions of dollars in federal special education funding and the man who wrote three …