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Spokane International sees record number of passengers in 2018

More Spokane travelers are taking flight from Spokane than ever, according to Spokane International Airport, which is reporting a 12.6 percent increase in passenger activity in 2018, with passengers totaling …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Percentage of young U.S. children who don’t receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001

A small but increasing number of children in the United States are not getting some or all of their recommended vaccinations. The percentage of children under 2 years old who …


UI requests tuition hike for full-time students

The University of Idaho will request more in tuition increases for its full-time students than any other public, higher education institution in the state this morning at a regular meeting …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70

The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 …


Minimum wage workers will get a pay raise in 2018

With the new year, a new hourly wage will be coming for Washington state’s minimum wage earners.


Regulators Avista rate hearing set for Coeur d’Alene

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


Enrollment exceeds 12,000 at UI

Overall student enrollment at the University of Idaho is up 2.4 percent for fall 2017, bringing total enrollment across all UI campuses above 12,000 for the first time in five …


U.S. 30-year mortgage rates average rises to 3.85 percent

WASHINGTON – Long-term mortgage rates ticked up slightly this week as the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.85 percent from 3.83 percent a week ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:12 a.m.

Netflix raising U.S. prices by 10 percent for most popular plan

Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent– a move aimed at bringing in more money to outbid HBO, Amazon and other …


U.S. job growth slows to 156K; unemployment up to 4.4 percent

U.S. job growth slowed in August as employers added 156,000 jobs, though still enough to suggest that most businesses remain confident in an economy now in its ninth year of …


University of Oregon receives approval for tuition hike

The University of Oregon has received approval for a double-digit tuition increase for in-state students for 2017-18.


University of Oregon seeks tuition increase of 10.6 percent

The University of Oregon will again ask a state commission to approve a double-digit tuition increase.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

State politicians to get raises

A citizen commission that sets elected officials’ salaries has voted to increase pay for Washington lawmakers by 2 percent annually for the next two years.


Wash. minimum wage will rise to $9.19 per hour

OLYMPIA — Washington state’s minimum wage is increasing 15 cents to $9.19 per hour. The Department of Labor & Industries said today the new rules will go into effect in …


Lawmakers propose sales tax increase

OLYMPIA – Voters this fall may find themselves asked this question: Would you be willing to pay a slightly higher sales tax if the millions of dollars it raises went …


COSTLIER CABINS

Following his retirement in the mid-1990s, Tom Simons moved to the Heyburn State Park vacation cabin he’d acquired some 30 years prior. The small cabin is in a wooded section …


WA House votes to boost unemployment benefits

Washington’s House of Representatives on Friday voted to temporarily boost benefits for jobless workers by $45 a week, and plans to follow that up with a unemployment tax decrease for …