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Eye on Boise: New school funding formula unveiled, lawmakers roll up sleeves

After three years of study, research, input and work, the Legislature’s interim committee that worked on a new approach to dividing Idaho’s school funding among schools across the state handed …


Washington could add ‘human composting’ option to burial, cremation

Legislature considers the “human composting” alternative to burial and cremation.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019

The doctor and the pandemic: Spokane’s 1918 fight against the Spanish influenza

Dr. John Anderson was strolling down Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane when a man spit on the sidewalk in front of him – a common, if foul, occurrence. It was …


Paul Turner: With a dry winter comes the loss of a time-honored tradition – snowplow grumbling

A lot of people in Spokane have been out of sorts this winter because something in their lives has been missing.


100 years ago in Spokane: Operators demand elimination of one-man streetcars

The “car men” – streetcar operators – of Spokane declared “war” on one-man streetcars.


Business Beat

Accounting RBC Wealth Management has announced Stan Webb and Jerry Karstetter have achieved the Presidents Council for 2018, and Kyle Weir and Garth Holbert have achieved the Directors Council for …


Motley Fool: Set to takeoff

JetBlue’s stock may not be a screaming bargain, but it’s appealingly priced for long-term believers and at least deserves consideration.


It’s not too late to save money on 2018 business taxes

Small business owners with sloppy records will not only find it harder to compile their returns, the haphazard books may be costing them money, and they may overlook expenses that …


Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Tshisekedi declared Congo’s president, but runner-up revolts

Congo’s election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country’s “only …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 71, leaves nightmare of ash

Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He …


Call for political action after Laquan McDonald cases

Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way …


Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

During the longest-ever government shutdown, the federal judiciary has remained open, allowing the wheels of justice to keep turning in most criminal cases. But many civil cases have come to …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat wearing teens who surrounded him

The images in a series of videos that went viral on social media Saturday showed a tense scene near the Lincoln Memorial.


Couple who died after fall in Yosemite were intoxicated, autopsies show

A Bay Area couple who died after falling from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park were intoxicated at the time, according to autopsy reports.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

U.S. spy satellite launched into orbit from California

A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifted off Saturday from California.


Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright’s sense of safety. The seemingly never-ending aftershocks deepen quake anxiety for the second-grader and many …


Plane skids from runway at Chicago airport amid snowy and icy weather

People throughout parts of the Midwest woke Saturday to a heavy and steady snowfall that forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

2019 Spokane Women’s March draws around 3,000

The third Spokane’s Women’s March drew around 3,000 people Saturday.


Moscow High School graduation rate falls

Moscow High School’s graduation rate in 2018 topped state averages, though it dropped 10 percentage points from 2017.


Yakima recycling options narrow as business cuts back

Central Washington Recycling will stop accepting aluminum, tin and plastic products Feb. 1.


Man pleads guilty to 15 charges related to poaching ring

A man implicated in a massive Pacific Northwest poaching ring has pleaded guilty to 15 charges related to illegally hunting big game with dogs and leaving the corpses to rot.


Survivors: Up to 117 migrants missing in capsizing off Libya

Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time of the …


More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the …


U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to an attack on Somali forces.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal; Dems dismiss it as ‘non-starter’

In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women’s March returns

The Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday and found itself coping with an ideological split and an abbreviated route due to the government shutdown.


Outrageous! Seattle isn’t the best coffee city in the country, says new survey

A new survey claims that the Emerald City no longer wears the crown when it comes to all things coffee, and some local espresso enthusiasts are biting back.


Maverick station planned at Ruby and Montgomery

The $2.9 million project on the southwest corner of the intersection will also have a 4,300-square-foot convenience store.


100 years ago in Spokane: New route proposed for large-scale irrigation project

A group of boosters were touting a new route for a proposed Columbia Basin irrigation project – although this was not the same irrigation project that was later made possible …