United Air pilots agree to 14.5% pay hike as travel rebounds

<p><p>United Airlines pilots tentatively agreed to a new contract that gives them 14.5% raises, increased overtime pay and other benefits, setting the standard as other major carriers negotiate deals with their aviators at a time of rebounding travel demand.</p></p><p><p>The higher pay will come in three increases over an 18-month span, the Air Line Pilots Association’s…Continue Reading

Consumer expectations ease from highest in 14 years

<p><p>The University of Michigan’s final June reading of longer-term U.S. consumer inflation expectations settled back from an initially reported 14-year high, potentially reducing the urgency for steeper Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes.</p></p><p><p>Respondents said they expect inflation to rise 3.1% over the next five to 10 years, down from a preliminary reading of 3.3%, according to Friday’s…Continue Reading

'Extremist,' a 'most momentous day': Local lawmakers, officials react to overturning of Roe v. Wade

<p><p>The Supreme Court’s decision Friday to revoke a Constitutional protection for abortion drew an impassioned response from lawmakers in the Inland Northwest.</p></p><p><p>The decision automatically starts a 30-day countdown in Idaho that will effectively criminalize abortion by the end of July, and prompted pledges in Washington to either defend the state’s law authorizing abortion up until…Continue Reading

Supreme Court overturns Roe V. Wade

<p><p>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday overruled Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion after almost 50 years in a decision that will transform American life, reshape the nation’s politics and lead to all but total bans on the procedure in about half of the states.</p></p><p><p>The ruling will test the legitimacy of…Continue Reading

Mayor, Spokane City Council agree on temporary zoning changes that would increase housing density in neighborhoods

<p><p>Duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes – oh, my.</p></p><p><p>Those and townhomes are all options Spokane officials are promoting with loosened zoning regulations to help address the city’s housing crisis.</p></p><p><p>The “Building Opportunity and Choices for All” one-year pilot program would, if approved, allow duplexes and townhouses in all residential neighborhoods and allow triplexes and fourplexes in targeted areas near…Continue Reading

Seattle police officers won't march in Pride Parade, frustrated chief says

<p><p>SEATTLE – Seattle police officers will not march in the Pride Parade Sunday, interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz said in an open letter expressing frustration with Seattle Pride’s decision to bar uniformed officers from marching.</p></p><p><p>Diaz’s letter comes after the Seattle Pride board of directors said any police officers marching in the parade must do so…Continue Reading

Heritage and other universities create pipeline to law school for diverse WA students

<p><p>YAKIMA – Heritage University in Toppenish has partnered with other Washington schools to create a law school pipeline to increase access and readiness among students for law school, according to a Heritage news release. The program targets Latino and Indigenous students.</p></p><p><p>The partnership is between Heritage University and the law schools at the University of Washington,…Continue Reading

Half Ironman race returns to CdA this weekend, full Ironman approved for next year

<p><p>Thousands are expected to compete in the Ironman 70.3 race in Coeur d’Alene on Sunday.</p></p><p><p>The 70.3-mile triathlon entails a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. </p></p><p><p>But next year, athletes will face twice the challenge after the Coeur d’Alene City Council this week approved a full-distance Ironman race for 2023. </p></p><p><p>“We are…Continue Reading