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Dwight Yoakam, Bret Michaels and 'I Love the '90s' announced at Northern Quest

<p><p>The 2022 Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert Series announced three new concerts Friday at Northern Quest Resort &amp; Casino.</p></p><p><p>The tree shows – a pair of double bills, Dwight Yoakam and Emmylou Harris and Bret Michaels and Jimmie Allen, and the “I Love the ‘90s” concert – go on sale at 10 a.m. May 27.</p></p><p><p>Yoakam, a country… ... Continue Reading

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 cooler and executing them with a revolver. One of the women was strangled by a cord used to tie her to a post.</p></p><p><p>Despite opposition from the victims’ families, the state’s Indeterminate Sentence Review Board last month unanimously found Pauley rehabilitated and eligible for parole, following a hearing at which he noted he had completed years of counseling for drug and alcohol abuse and for post-traumatic stress disorder for a workplace injury he suffered before the killings.</p></p><p><p>Pauley told the board he panicked during the killings; didn’t know why he shot the men, Loren Dowell and Robert Pierre; and that he wanted to be known for something more than his horrible crime.</p></p><p><p>But in an order released by the governor’s office on Friday, Inslee said he did not believe Pauley had shown appropriate remorse. Pauley did not apologize to the victims’ family members, who attended the online parole hearing in March, nor refer to the victims by name, Inslee noted.</p></p><p><p>“For Mr. Pauley’s rehabilitation to be complete, he must engage in serious introspection to ultimately achieve and affirmatively demonstrate both a full acceptance of his responsibility and remorse,” Inslee wrote.</p></p><p><p>The governor returned the case to the sentence review board for further proceedings.</p></p> ... 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