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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Professors make impeachment case; Democrats say they’re all in

Three leading legal scholars testified at a congressional House hearing that President Donald Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment


Hearing for lawmaker who made threats during GOP walkout

A special committee of the Oregon state Senate is holding a hearing over a lawmaker’s comments made during a Republican revolt over climate legislation.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Cheney man who allegedly killed wife with ice cream moves to Oklahoma, pleads not guilty to new murder charge

A man suspected of killing his wife last year at their Cheney home with poisoned ice cream pleaded not guilty to a new murder charge in Spokane County Superior Court …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Issues aired at Idaho Medicaid hearing

A plan to give low-income Idahoans a choice between free government health care and subsidized private health insurance drew a lukewarm response at best during a public hearing in Lewiston …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

As Senate hearing set for Brett Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018

Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their …


Eye on Boise: Little disappointed as Labrador misses grazing hearing

When Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little went to Washington, D.C., to testify on Thursday at a congressional hearing on public lands grazing, he expected to see Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018

School chief doesn’t explain public defecation at hearing

A school superintendent accused of repeatedly relieving himself during early morning workouts and leaving piles of his own feces next to a track at a New Jersey high school didn’t …


Ex-USA Gymnastics head Steve Penny to attend Senate hearing

Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny is scheduled to appear before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday to face questioning about the sex-abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

Supreme Court hearing 2 vehicle search cases

The Supreme Court’s justices put themselves in the driver’s seat Tuesday, hearing arguments in two cases involving vehicle searches, but it was unclear what routes the justices will take to …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Bombing underscores New York subway system’s vulnerability

The crude pipe bomb that exploded beneath the streets of New York this week served as a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of the city’s subway system, a 24-hour-a-day operation …


Birth-control coverage fight faces key hearing in California

The state of California and the Trump administration will square off Tuesday before a U.S. judge who will decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Travel ban faces scrutiny from Seattle judges who blocked it before

The U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing President Donald Trump’s third travel ban to take effect – at least for now – has intensified the attention on a legal showdown Wednesday …


Powell casts himself as a figure of stability for the Fed

Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of …


Regulators Avista rate hearing set for Coeur d’Alene

Idaho state regulators will take public comments Tuesday on requested rate increases by Avista Corp.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017

New Russia probe details likely to dominate Sessions hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill this week amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

Sessions faces another hearing on Russia contacts in Trump campaign

For Attorney General Jeff Sessions, questions about the Trump campaign and Russia have become a nagging headache that won’t go away.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017

Hearing draws support, criticism of oil refinery project

A hearing for a proposed project at an oil refinery at Anacortes has drawn vocal opposition and support.


Facebook announces new ad transparency before Russia hearing

Under pressure in advance of hearings on Russian election interference, Facebook is moving to increase transparency for everyone who sees and buys political advertising on its site.


Cuba presents detailed defense against sonic attack charges

Cuba presented its most detailed defense to date against U.S. accusations that American diplomats in Havana were subjected to mysterious sonic attacks that left them with a variety of ailments …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Army schedules hearing to consider Bergdahl guilty plea

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear before a judge next week to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in …


U.S. court arguments set over ‘debtor’s prison’ allegations

A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday in a 2015 lawsuit that accuses the state criminal court in New Orleans of running what amounts to a “debtors’ prison.”


KKK leader awaits hearing on Charlottesville gun charge

A Baltimore Ku Klux Klan leader who authorities say fired a gun during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is in custody in Virginia awaiting a court appearance this week.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

First hearing in public records lawsuit against Legislature

An initial hearing Friday on a public records lawsuit filed against the Washington state Legislature by a coalition of news organizations established some ground rules in the case moving forward, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Washington cyberstalking law on thin ice after hearing

Washington’s law against cyberstalking faces a dubious future after the state Attorney General’s Office declined to defend its constitutionality during a federal court hearing.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

Covert sonic devices in Cuba damaged hearing of at least 16 Americans, U.S. says

The United States says at least 16 Americans working for the U.S. government in Cuba suffered symptoms as a result of activity attributed to a covert sonic device. The diplomats …


House call: Taking care of your ears

Sometimes illness affects your hearing. That muffled hearing sensation you sometimes get when you have a cold typically resolves itself as you get over the cold. It’s from congestion in …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

Washington lawmakers consider allowing medical marijuana in schools

Meagan Holt sat in the front row of a committee hearing earlier this week holding her 4-year-old daughter Maddie in one arm and a syringe filled with cannabis oil in …


Cheaper over-the-counter hearing aids could be on the way

Imagine seniors walking around with stylish ear devices that amplify and clarify sound and connect wirelessly to smart phones, tablets, televisions and digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s …


Another Trump nominee, Nikki Haley, disagrees with him on Russia and the U.N.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, the president-elect’s nominee for ambassador to the United Nations, made it clear during her confirmation hearing Wednesday that she disagrees with Donald Trump quite a …