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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

EWU faculty call for independent review of athletics spending

A physics professor representing concerned faculty members delivered a 10-minute presentation to Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees on Thursday, arguing money spent on athletics would be better spent on …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

Drugs, money and an unexpected visit from Dad: WSP investigating local rapper after high-speed chase through Deer Park

Troopers aren’t sure why the suspect’s father showed up in the field where they ended the pursuit.


When Spokane made cash: The rise and fall, and rise again, of banks in the Pacific Northwest

Money used to be printed in Spokane, Hillyard and cities across the United States.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper came up with the idea of requesting data about the government’s food assistance program. They sent a stream …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Chelan County authorities can’t account for $18,000 in seized drug money

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett announced Thursday that an outside law enforcement agency, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, will review “possible errors in handling evidence” related to the bust, which …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Gonzaga strikes a deal to get more out of NCAA Tournament success

With perennially contending Gonzaga being courted by the Mountain West, school leaders sought a way to leverage their position as one of the best teams in college basketball. The cut …


What’s an NCAA Tournament unit worth? Millions. Here’s how

The NCAA’s revenue distribution system puts an exact price tag on bids and wins in the NCAA Tournament leading up to the Final Four. And once conferences are paid, they …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Money Madness: Analysis shows growing gap in NCAA Tournament payouts

An NCAA Tournament upset or at-large bid is like winning the lottery for the smaller conferences in college basketball. They often use it to fund conference-wide initiatives to improve team …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

Out of the shadows: Loyal money man swept into Trump probes

Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, has his name on all manner of checks and documents of the company going back decades, is familiar with its …


Spokane Valley banker tells Congress to allow lenders to deal with marijuana businesses

Greg Deckard, chairman and president of State Bank Northwest, doesn’t do business with marijuana companies. But he argued before members of Congress that a bill that would shield his bank …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Do you feel financially secure? Your answer likely depends on your age, income and education level

Just how financially secure you feel depends on your age, your race, your education and – perhaps not surprisingly – your income.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee is raising money to explore presidential run

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is taking steps toward a presidential bid, forming a federal political-action committee and soliciting money he could use to travel to early 2020 primary and caucus …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018

Fundraising in governor’s race eclipsed by initiative campaigns

After a hotly contested primary race that saw the candidates for governor spend more than $4 million combined, campaign finance reports filed Wednesday show much lower figures for rivals Brad …


State auditors investigating ‘suspected loss of public funds’ in Spokane County

An anonymous tipster this week alerted several local news outlets to the investigation, saying a large amount of taxpayer money had been stolen by an employee of the county’s risk …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018

Big money pours into fight over Washington’s carbon fee

A campaign bankrolled by the oil industry has raised $20.46 million to defeat a carbon pollution fee on the ballot in Washington state aiming at tackling climate change.


Idaho looks at building new state prison, spending $500 million

With all of Idaho’s prisons above capacity, county jails packed full and hundreds of Idaho inmates being held temporarily at a private jail in Texas, what Idaho needs is a …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Lisa Brown surges in fundraising, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers widens money margin in Congress race

Both camps are claiming unprecedented interest and donations in the race to represent Eastern Washington in Congress. The contest between the House of Representatives’ fourth-ranking Republican and the former Democratic …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

Paris hosts major climate summit – and it’s all about Trump

The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.


Mnuchin and Carranza now on $1 bills

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza are now on the money, literally.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017

Fundraising, outside spending reach historic highs in Spokane City Council races

For the first time in at least a decade, spending by outside groups in this year’s City Council races reached all corners of the city. Through Friday, more than $372,000 …


Former employee accuses Oregon bishop of assault, money misuse

A former employee of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon has filed a lawsuit against the diocese and Bishop Michael Hanley, claiming he assaulted a female priest and misused donated funds.


Trump campaign raising money off Pence walking out of NFL game

President Donald Trump’s joint fundraising committee sent an email Monday asking donors to show support for Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to leave an NFL game in Indianapolis after some …


Program to protect against invasive mussels has money issues

A pilot program to help protect the Flathead Basin from invasive aquatic mussels faces funding problems.


Equifax makes money by knowing a lot about you

NEW YORK – Equifax knows a lot about you. That is, in essence, how it makes money. The company and its competitors have in their files the personal financial information …


Oregon pension managers shift to age-based investment funds

Oregon’s public pension managers have voted to undertake a major shift in the way they invest members’ money, turning to age-based investment funds for beneficiaries’ individual accounts.


Pay raises for Olympia elected officials proposed by residents

An Olympia commission is proposing the city’s elected officials receive a salary increase of about 25 percent.


Hawaii says it’s 1st state to go cashless for pot sales

Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017

Counterfeit cash circulating in southern Idaho, authorities say

Police in the southern Idaho city of Pocatello say counterfeit $100 bills are being passed at local businesses.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

$28.75 charge to visit Elvis’ grave during vigil upsets fans

For nearly four decades, fans of the late singer Elvis Presley have made a solemn procession past his grave at his Graceland mansion during the annual candlelight vigil commemorating his …