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Stories tagged: retirement

US Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state says he’s retiring

Democratic Rep. Denny Heck of Washington state said Wednesday that he is retiring from Congress.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

Vietnam vet, retired stone mason Richard Hemming serves his brothers on a motorcycle

The Spokane Valley resident lives with his 103-year-old WWII veteran father in a home he’s added to for the past 30 years. He’s also the chaplain of the Combat Veteran …

Nicki Minaj tweets that she’s retiring to ‘have my family’

Nicki Minaj announces on Twitter that she ‘decided to retire & have my family,’ but is the chart-topping rapper really hanging up the mic?

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

‘If you relax, they can feel you relax’: In retirement, public lands manager cuddles, cares for babies

After a decades-long career working for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Stephanie Snook has changed gears, but not pace, and volunteers cuddling babies in the NICU at Kootenai Health …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre retires to be with family full time in Spokane

The 30-year-old Sacre announced his retirement recently, surprising many in Japan because he was at the top of his game, but not those who know what means the most to …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019

Texas Republican congressman retiring as GOP departures rise

Another Texas Republican congressman announced his retirement Monday as the party’s mounting departures made it increasingly unlikely it will be able to regain the House majority in next year’s elections.

The best states for your retirement, ranked

Where you go to hang your hat in retirement is a massive life decision. The perfect location may vary by person, but most at the end of a long career …

UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

House passes bill to help workers with retirement savings

The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to promote retirement security by making it easier for small businesses and other companies to offer retirement plans.

UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Larry Stone: Ichiro, always a master of timing, gets it right again with his retirement

If there were any justice in the world, Ichiro would have beaten out the slow roller to shortstop in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Oakland A’s in …

After a gate-busting year for the Spokane Interstate Fair, director Rich Hartzell retires

Rich Hartzell is retiring as director of the Spokane County Interstate Fair after a successful year that drew more than 200,000 attendees.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Mattis leaving as Pentagon chief after clashes with Trump

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis abruptly said he was resigning Thursday, a day after President Donald Trump overruled his advice against pulling troops out of Syria and pressed forward on discussions …

Thousands of calls and 43 years later, fire Capt. Greg Borg ready to hang up uniform

For 43 years, Spokane Fire Department Capt. Greg Borg, 68, has answered the call –actually thousands of calls.

‘Sesame Street’ puppeteer Caroll Spinney retires after 49 years as Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch

For the first time in nearly 49 years, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch just won’t be the same: Lifelong puppeteer Caroll Spinney has announced his retirement.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Graduates of Deaconess Hospital’s nursing school gather one last time to remember bygone era of medical education

Though the school shuttered in 1980, many of its graduates remain in the health care field. Dozens showed up Saturday at the hospital one last time to say farewell to …

Older workers get wiser: More Americans are delaying retirement, but finding jobs later in life isn’t so easy

A growing share of baby boomers is opting to work well into what traditionally would be their retirement years, but the challenges of remaining employed or re-entering the workforce at …

No better time than now to come out of retirement

The jobless rate for workers 55 and older is just 3.1 percent, according to AARP’s calculation of government jobs data last month. That’s even lower than the 3.9 percent for …

Idaho’s first Latino judge, as he contemplates retirement: ‘I contribute my grain of sand’

As he looks back over what he’s accomplished in two-and-a-half decades as a judge, Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Sergio Gutierrez is modest.

Darrelle Revis ends ‘amazing’ career by signing 1-day deal with Jets

Darrelle Revis officially shut down his often-dominant playing career by signing one final contract. The seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback who routinely frustrated opposing receivers with his blanket-like coverage officially retired …

Frugal to a fault? Smart planning helps retirees know when it’s OK to splurge

Can you be too frugal as you’re nearing or actually in retirement? Uncertain about a splurge? Experts say that’s actually pretty common, because people who apply sound fiscal habits for …

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Justice Kennedy played unexpectedly pivotal role at Supreme Court

The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy will leave a hole in the center of the Supreme Court.

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018

Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.

UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018

Trump hires lawyer who represented Clinton in impeachment

President Donald Trump on Wednesday hired a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process as the White House shifted to a more aggressive approach to the Russia …

Myanmar’s president, a close friend of Suu Kyi, retires

Myanmar’s president, a close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said Wednesday that he was retiring, a move that puts a representative of the country’s already powerful military at …

FBI official Andrew McCabe, hoping to retire, asks Justice Department not to fire him

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Thursday is expected to make a final pitch to the Justice Department about why he should not be fired just 72 hours before …

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018

Kentucky teachers rally over retirement cuts, warn of strike

Hundreds of teachers in central Kentucky have rallied in front of public schools to protest proposed cuts to their retirement benefits in what could be a precursor to a statewide …

UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018

Lutheran Church services leader Dennis McGaughy to retire

After more than 27 years of working with Lutheran Community Services Northwest in Spokane, and a total of 47 years in social services, Dennis McGaughy is retiring as of March …

UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018

Pollard retiring: Spokane neighborhood council pioneer passing the gavel after 20 years

Gary Pollard’s service predates the neighborhood council charter. It has to – he helped write it. After 20 years as the Riverside Neighborhood Council Chair, though, he is ready to …

More Americans hold stocks, for better or for worse

A plunge in stock prices always stings, but this recent one dug deeper because more Americans are participating in the market, particularly those who are older.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018

Paul Simon announces his upcoming tour will be his last

Legendary singer played his first and likely only solo show in Spokane last summer, to an enthusiastic crowd at Spokane Arena

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018

State Department loses top career diplomat as crises abound

The Trump administration is losing its top career diplomat in a heavy blow to the State Department amid numerous international crises.