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On Vietnam human rights, Obama finds a work in progress

For all the lusty cheers and warm welcomes that Obama has gotten during his time in Vietnam, the transformation clearly is still very much a work in progress.


Obama banishing Vietnam War vestige by lifting arms embargo

Eager to banish lingering shadows of the Vietnam War, President Barack Obama lifted the U.S. embargo on selling arms to America’s former enemy Monday and made the case for a …


Boeing sells 100 planes to Vietnam’s VietJet

Boeing Co. is selling 100 aircraft worth about $11.3 billion at list prices to Vietnam’s VietJet as the airline seeks to expand its international and domestic flights.


Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

President Barack Obama’s mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China.


China rejects U.S. claim of unsafe aerial intercept

Adds US State Department comment. Edits 4th paragraph to fix typo. For global distribution. BEIJING (AP) – China on Thursday rejected U.S. claims that its fighter jets maneuvered unsafely when …


Decorated Spokane Marine shares story of 1963 heroism

Local veteran Rodger J. Johnson, 75, saved seven men from burning helicopter wreckage during a training exercise more than 50 years ago. Slowed by a stroke, he says instinct kicked …


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Twins stick together in war and peace

Leon and Dale Brown beat the odds, both surviving a year as corpsmen in Vietnam − and coming to each other’s aid on the battlefield and at home.


Still standing tall: Honors finally awarded to Vietnam-era Army sergeant

In August 1969, a lanky and bushy-haired Army Sgt. Leon Strigotte stooped to inspect makeshift booby traps laid by Viet Cong near Bong Son, a village near the coast in …


Reserve deputy justified in fatal shooting

The Stevens County prosecutor won’t charge a reserve deputy who shot and killed a man in October at his rural home located between Valley and Springdale, Wash. John E. Peterson, …


Hanoi opens 3 new areas in search for MIAs

The Vietnamese government on Monday agreed to open three new sites in the country for excavation by the United States to search for troop remains from the war, the minister …


Shogan leaves council with accomplishments and a sense of relief

Joe Shogan, 63, served eight years on Spokane’s City Council, six as council president. He spent Thursday saying goodbye to City Hall staffers and cleaning out his office.


Vietnam vets thanked for service — unlike in the ‘70s

Twice during a Veterans Day event Friday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, friends called to thank Bob Poe for his service — a far different greeting than in the years …


Hmong gather for memorial service to honor revered leader

The Hmong community in Spokane is mourning the death of the man they view as the father of their people. They held a memorial service Saturday at the East Central …


Gregoire plugs spuds in China, Vietnam

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is asking diners in Asia if they want fries with that.


War recalls past conflict

An editorial cartoon in the early 1980s, as the Soviet Union army struggled against the mujahedeen in Afghanistan, featured two shivering soldiers in furry hats in front of a Soviet …


Search for owner of veteran’s ring goes national

The search for the owner of a Vietnam Veteran’s ring found in Spokane Valley has expanded nationwide after the Pennsylvania company that sold the ring pledged to try finding the …


Hardware store seeking owner of vet’s ring

An orange sign near the cash register at Ace Hardware outlines how customers can return merchandise to stores; the store is now wondering how to return personal possessions to customers.


Bonded by Vietnam, members of ‘Evergreen Platoon’ reunite

OLYMPIA – In 1968, 80 young men from Washington state stood in their white shirts and thin black ties in the echoing state Capitol and listened to then-Gov. Dan Evans …


Graves Show Divisions Unhealed

At a military cemetery on the outskirts of this city, there is no evidence of reconciliation between the communist victors and their vanquished countrymen and women. Here, the graves of …