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States slash steelhead bag limits

Responding to poor steelhead numbers, Idaho, Washington and Oregon have slashed daily bag limits on the Snake River and its tributaries.


Colleges and universities should be more visible in Washington classrooms, new foundation president says

James Dorsey, the new leader of an 18-year-old foundation that helps low-income students go to college says higher education should have a bigger presence in Washington’s classrooms.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

China-Africa trade deficit prominent at conference

African leaders will likely press their Chinese hosts at a conference this week to help narrow their trade deficits with Beijing by shifting more manufacturing to their continent, the chief …


‘Ghost ship’ spotted off coast of Burma

A ‘ghost ship’ was first sighted off the coast of Burma in the Yangon region the week of Aug. 26, and ran aground Thursday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

Transmission line may threaten historic Oregon Trail

Construction of the Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) electric transmission line might do what Father Time’s corrosive hand has not – destroy the last remaining remnants of the Oregon Trail in …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

There’s a problem with the records on 12,000 Hanford wells, audit finds

Hanford needs to do a better job in recording the status of the site’s approximately 12,000 wells that are either decommissioned or in use, according to a new audit report …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

Facebook adds Alaska’s Inupiaq as language option

A new Inupiaq language option recently went live on Facebook for those who employ the social media giant’s community translation tool.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

Mollie Tibbetts’ dad: Don’t use her death to push ‘views she believed were profoundly racist’

Rob Tibbetts said his family still needs time to mourn, and he asked for continued privacy. But he said he felt compelled to speak because politicians were using his daughter’s …


Busy mom of four chalks up eighth Pocatello Marathon victory

The 19th annual Pocatello Marathon was held Saturday morning, and for the eighth time in her 10 years of running the 26-mile race, Penny Parrish of Pocatello finished first among …


No easy solutions as Friendship House, businesses seek ways to coexist

After Friendship House’s recent decision to at least temporarily reduce the number of meals it serves to the homeless, neighbors of the nonprofit hope it’s the beginning of a solution …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

Chinese billionaire Liu of JD.com arrested in Minneapolis

Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, jail records show.


Jordan calls DMV contract a ‘boondoggle,’ Little is ‘frustrated’

Paulette Jordan blasted the “Otter-Little Administration” for the problems with state Division of Motor Vehicles services that forced shutdowns this week and have frustrated county sheriffs and motorists for two …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018

WSU scientist working on a CRISPR way to bacon

Jon Oatley is trying to devise ways to feed a growing world and to that end, he has genetically modified pigs to be sterile.


Idaho police say 2 dead after motorcycle crash

Idaho State Police say two people are dead following a crash on Interstate 84.


William Hill, FanDuel begin mobile sports bets in New Jersey

New Jersey’s mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

‘Trump Baby’ was part of massive protests in London; ‘Bikini Khan’ is a more subdued affair

When a balloon depicting President Donald Trump in a diaper took flight over London in July, it was the start of a day of protests in which tens of thousands …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018

UI study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

An online survey that drew some 400 firefighters mostly identified mental and physical fatigue as the primary cause of injuries to firefighters who are often confronted with a changing, dangerous …


Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100,000 to help Republicans keep control of U.S. House

Billionaire Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen this year has made his largest-ever foray into congressional politics, donating $100,000 to a group aiming to keep Republicans in control of …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

The search for battery riches in Sweden starts with this rock collection

Being home to Europe’s biggest rock collection has finally come in handy for Sweden amid the global race for the scarce metals that power electric cars.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

Four missing after boats collide, sink on Colorado River

Four people are missing after two boats crashed and sunk on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board, authorities said Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018

Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast

A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence chugged across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down …


100,000 jobs depend on dams. A congressional committee is coming to Pasco to see if they’re worth saving

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee has set a field hearing in Pasco to focus on the economic benefits provided by the Columbia and Snake river dams.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

Entrepreneur with Boise roots built a company to help immigrants, and it’s booming

Matt Oppenheimer, a Boise native, sees potential for Remitly, a tech startup which facilitates the cross-border money transfers, to help immigrants send money home to their families.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

Nestle wants your DNA

The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

McCain buried at Naval Academy alongside a longtime friend

Sen. John McCain’s final journey ended Sunday on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and …


Front & Center: Airport CEO focuses on what’s on the ground

During a recent interview, Spokane Airports CEO Larry Krauter discussed baseball, airline speed dating and wristwatches.


The Dirt: Work on affordable housing development in Hillyard set for early 2019

Spokane Housing Ventures will build 48 units of affordable housing in Hillyard beginning early next year, according to the organization’s executive director, Fred Peck.


Mum’s the word as Amazon nears one-year anniversary of HQ2 quest

There is little to suggest Amazon will reveal the location of its second headquarters any time soon. Except, perhaps, the calendar.


Summer getaway or full-time residence, a house on the water in Spokane area remains relatively affordable, observers say

As waterfront homes in Seattle sell at a premium with prices starting at more than $1 million, some Spokane real estate agents say homes near the water in the Inland …


Eye on Boise: Ada County GOP chair defends cardboard cutout

Ryan Davidson, Ada County Republican Central Committee chairman, says he doesn’t understand all the fuss over the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton cardboard cutout he put up at the GOP booth at …