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Spokane City Council members, other leaders reportedly targeted by Rep. Matt Shea call for his resignation

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart, City Councilman Breean Beggs and Councilwoman Lori Kinnear issued a joint statement Sunday calling on the Spokane Valley lawmaker to resign, after reporting from …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

‘Not in my backyard’: Kootenai County residents mount opposition to planned inmate re-entry center

The proposed facility is one of several projects aimed at reducing overcrowding in the state’s prison system, where roughly 62% of inmates are held for probation or parole violations – …


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

Trump administration tightens opioid prescriptions for feds

The Trump administration says the government’s employee health plan will tighten its rules for covering prescription opioid painkillers starting this fall.


Facebook’s currency plan gets hostile reception in Congress

Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Commissioners pick Mike Sparber to continue running Spokane County’s jail facilities

Sparber has served as interim director of Spokane County Detention Services since February, when


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

Stevens County prosecutor sues county commissioners for allegedly misspending $121,000 in homelessness funds

Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen started two lawsuits against the commissioners following a February report by the state auditor’s office, which found they had made an “unallowable gift of public funds.”


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:38 a.m.

Ferguson discusses suing Trump administration, potential run for governor at town hall

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson shared his thoughts Wednesday on a career in public service, running for governor and suing the president of the United States.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 8:46 a.m.

Self-described anti-socialist takes aim at Sandpoint’s community hospital funding

Daniel Rose, a self-avowed confronter of socialists in Bonner County, has the backing of the Idaho Attorney General in a constitutional squabble with the rural health care provider. The hospital …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Idaho looks into loud cannon fire at governor’s inauguration

Idaho National Guard’s commanding officer says he will look into 19 startlingly loud ceremonial canon blasts that were part of Gov. Brad Little’s inauguration.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Spokane’s National Weather Service employees feeling strain of government shutdown

Patience is wearing thin at the National Weather Service office in Spokane as its 25 employees remain unpaid and their jobs continue to be restricted by the longest federal government …


Commission recommends doubling salaries for Spokane Valley City Council

The Spokane Valley City Council is receiving pay raises for the first time in 13 years based on recommendations from a citizen salary commission.


Idaho Commission for Libraries facing slim budget

The Idaho Commission for Libraries would see a small decrease in state funding next year under Gov. Brad Little’s proposed budget, which calls for a 1.3 percent decline in the …


Yellowstone’s federal workers to resume some basic services

Yellowstone National Park officials say federal employees will start providing some basic services again, despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.


Brexit sparks showdown between UK Parliament and government

As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament.


New aircraft, beers on hold as businesses feel shutdown pain

In ways both small and large, businesses are beginning to feel the bite of the government funding impasse that has shuttered nine major departments, slowing federal reviews of everything from …


Israeli government falls, early elections called for April

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government agreed Monday to hold early elections in April after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy

An initiative promoter who is fighting political corruption charges brought against him by the state has filed for personal bankruptcy.


Trump rejects key conclusion of U.S. government climate report

President Donald Trump has rejected a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration, but economists said the warning of …


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Ammon Bundy says he never meant to create a movement. But one exists in Idaho.

It’s a motto of sorts. Ammon Bundy calls himself a “sunlight kind of guy.” Before his family’s infamous standoffs near Bunkerville, Nevada, and Burns, Oregon, he was living in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

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