Can the wealthiest U.S. president ever help the poorest U.S. citizens?
Donald Trump is a very rich man, one who was born to a very rich father and lives in a tower of riches where the furniture is gilded in gold. And yet, he ran a campaign that managed to leverage the fears of the not-so-rich — about job loss, about the dying manufacturing sector, about corrupt elites who rigged the financial system.
Michael Moore, Congressional Democrats and local progressives: How they are resisting Donald Trump's agenda
Michael Moore knew that this was going to happen. Last July, the filmmaker and activist predicted that Donald Trump was going to be the next leader of the free world, and he was right.
Alternatives to the inauguration (and how to make watching more fun if you have to)
Some will be thrilled to tune in to the country's handoff of power between Obama and Trump, elated by our new president's potential. Some will hate-watch like it's a new Kardashians series, thumbs at the ready for pithy Twitter salvos.
The inauguration that hopes to Trump them all
It's here, it's real, it's happening: Donald J. Trump is set to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Here is your guide to the huge day.
You'll learn a lot by watching some key people who could make or break Trump's presidency
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Our own 5th District representative was left at the altar by Trump — unceremoniously dumped as Secretary of the Interior in favor of one of his sons' hunting buddies.
If Trump gets into a trade war with China, Washington state workers may suffer the most
Until a trade war, China used to be REC Silicon's best customer. The facility lighting up the city of Moses Lake, producing polysilicon made into solar panels, exported 80 percent of its product to China.
Our local state representatives and senators gear up for another year of fights over education, taxes and crime
All eyes are on the presidential inauguration. A single presidential tweet can capture the heart or chill the bones of the entire nation.
What to watch for in the Idaho legislature's 2017 session
Jobs Lawmakers could consider expanding the state Tax Reimbursement Incentive program credited with generating an estimated 5,200 new jobs since it began in 2014.
Congresswoman among community leaders responding to post-election racial slurs; plus, remembering Judge Sam Cozza
BOOS, PRAISE FOR McMORRIS RODGERS Remember the days when angry conservatives yelled at their representatives regarding Obamacare at town hall meetings?
As local college students follow the national trend to demand "sanctuary campuses," college officials are trying to determine exactly what that means
For a college campus in 2017, there was nothing particularly unusual about what happened at Whitworth University last Friday afternoon. There were 50 students marching toward the president's office with a petition to make the college a sanctuary campus.
The family of a man killed by Spokane Police in 2011 is still searching for answers
Spokane Police Officer Dan Lesser says the shotgun was pointed right at him. That's why he fired his semi-automatic rifle at James Rogers in 2011.
Pedestrian bridge's price tag draws fire before city council vote; plus, Washington, Idaho fall short in closing the achievement gap
MAYOR CONDON, BRIDGE DEFENDER For years, civic gadfly George McGrath has been referring to the planned $9.5 million University District pedestrian bridge by the derogatory name "Bridge to Hookerville" — a reference to EAST SPRAGUE's reputation for prostitution.
Whether or not they supported the minimum wage hike, local businesses and nonprofits are scrambling to pay for it
Even before the new year hit, Rockwood Bakery posted an explanation at its register, bordered in clip-art Christmas lights, explaining why prices across the board were going up by 8 to 10 percent. "We have not raised our prices for three years, so we appreciate your understanding and wish it was not a necessity," the sign reads.
North Idaho College never questioned the men implicated in an alleged gang rape; instead, school officials scrutinized their accuser
On the morning of Nov. 17, 2013, a 17-year-old college freshman woke up confused on someone else's couch, smelling beer and sweat and wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers shirt that wasn't hers. She felt physical pain like she'd never felt before.
2016 PROGRESS EDITION
UW-Gonzaga partnership brings in more medical students; WSU's medical school is accredited After a years-long battle over which school — Washington State University or the University of Washington — would guide the future of medical education in Spokane, 2016 saw the two successfully go on their own paths.
Psychiatrist could be held liable for the murderous behavior of a patient; plus, untested rape kits in the Gem State
'INSURMOUNTABLE CHALLENGE' A Spokane psychiatrist could be held responsible for a DOUBLE MURDER committed by one of his patients, according to a Washington State Supreme Court ruling.