Inslee cancels parole for man who killed 3 in tavern robbery

<p><p>OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has overturned a decision to grant parole to man who killed three tavern workers during a robbery in 1980.</p></p><p><p>Timothy Pauley was 21 when he and associate Steven Smith robbed the Barn Door Tavern in King County, tying up three women and two men, forcing the men into a walk-in…Continue Reading

A third of Americans report financial stress in Census survey

<p><p>More than a third of Americans reported difficulties to pay bills in the latest U.S. Census Bureau household survey, showing how much of a toll the surge in consumer prices has taken on budgets.</p></p><p><p>The share of respondents saying it has been somewhat or very difficult to pay for usual household expenses is now near its…Continue Reading

Deere plunges with high farming costs denting gear demand

<p><p>Deere &amp; Co. plunged after the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment posted disappointing quarterly sales and said higher farming costs are denting demand.</p></p><p><p>Despite record crop prices, disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has elevated the cost of fuel and fertilizer, limiting farmers’ spending power.</p></p><p><p>Surging diesel prices mean some farmers are paying twice as…Continue Reading

Biden: South Korean chip plant a model for deeper ties to Asia

<p><p>PYEONGTAEK, South Korea – President Joe Biden opened his trip to Asia on Friday by touring a South Korean computer chip factory that will be the model for a plant in Texas.</p></p><p><p>He held it out as an illustration of how deeper ties with the Indo Pacific can fuel technological innovation and foster vibrant democracies.</p></p><p><p>“So much of…Continue Reading

Power outage at Yakima airport halts commercial flights

<p><p>YAKIMA — Commercial flights into the Yakima airport were temporarily shut down after a car crashed into the control tower early Friday morning.</p></p><p><p>The Yakima Police Department said a driver was speeding on Washington Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Friday and crashed into two transformers and the base of the control tower.</p></p><p><p>Airport manager Jaime Vera said…Continue Reading

Stocks fall on Wall Street at the end of a bruising week

<p><p>NEW YORK — Stocks fell in late morning trading on Wall Street Friday and are headed for another week of declines following a massive pullback two days ago.</p></p><p><p>The S&amp;P 500 fell 0.7% as of 11:27 a.m. Eastern, and is on track for its seventh straight weekly decline after getting <a href=”″ target=”—blank”>close to entering a…Continue Reading

U.S. trade rep. sees opportunity in recovery

<p><p>BANGKOK — With world economies all suffering from more than two years of the coronavirus pandemic and global supply problems exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has an “incredible opportunity” to engage with other nations on a common playing field and forge new partnerships and agreements, the top U.S. trade negotiator said…Continue Reading

Fire damages north Spokane Home Depot

<p><p>Damage caused by a fire late Thursday at the North Side Home Depot will keep the store closed today.</p></p><p><p>Crews were called to the store, 9116 N. Newport Highway, about 9:30 p.m.</p></p><p><p>Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer tweeted about an hour later that the fire had been stopped and that no one was injured.</p></p><p><p>He said a fire investigation…Continue Reading