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Trump scoffs at ‘politically motivated ingrates’ after Maria

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz had accused the administration of “killing us with the inefficiency.”

 

Trump promising huge tax cut; focus on taxes vs. health care

Top corporate tax rate could be cut to 15 percent from the current 35 percent.

 

This week’s best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Secrets in Death. J.D. Robb. St. Martin’s ($27.99) 2.…

 

Colville expand tribal wolf hunting in northeast Washington

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has approved wolf hunting for tribal members on land off its reservation in northeast… Continue reading

Trump Organization to launch ‘American Idea’ hotel chain

The sons of President Donald Trump said Monday their company is launching a new hotel chain inspired by their travels… Continue reading

‘Chuck’ a funny, poignant story of boxer who was the Real Rocky

By Gary Thompson The Philadelphia Inquirer As pro boxing fades into oblivion, it threatens to take with it one of the great recurring characters in… Continue reading

Cascade High grad Dave Peterson a craftsman in jazz guitar

Dave Peterson, like this writer a 1973 graduate of Cascade High, went on to earn a degree in music composition at Western Washington University and… Continue reading

Sears in spat with maker of Craftsman power tools

Sears is fighting back against vendors that it says are taking advantage of the department store as… Continue reading

Expert who beat cyberattack says he’s no hero

A young British computer expert credited with cracking the WannaCry cyberattack told The Associated Press he doesn’t… Continue reading

Keystone XL operator reassessing interest of US producers

TransCanada Corp. is reassessing whether oil producers in North Dakota and Montana are still interested in shipping… Continue reading

Tronc in talks with Wrapports to acquire Chicago Sun-Times

Two longtime newspaper rivals in the once highly competitive Chicago market may end with the acquisition of… Continue reading

Inslee announces trade mission to Mexico

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is leaving next week for a nearly weeklong trade mission to Mexico. Inslee will be among a… Continue reading

‘Moonlight’ best picture; Affleck, Stone also win

not, as it turned out, “La La Land” — won best picture at the Academy… Continue reading

Hundreds protest outside Reichert’s office, demand town hall

Hundreds of people demonstrated outside one of Rep. Dave Reichert’s district offices and demanded that the Republican congressman hold a town… Continue reading

Today in history

Today is Thursday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2017. There are 318 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Feb. 16, 1862, the… Continue reading

Woman killed after crossing double-yellow lines near Orting

A Puyallup woman was killed after crossing double yellow lines and hitting an oncoming truck on state Route 162 near Orting.… Continue reading

Postal worker assaulted while delivering mail in Walla Walla

A transient man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a U.S. Postal worker in Walla Walla. The Union-Bulletin reported… Continue reading

Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive

Joseph Tanner was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water,… Continue reading

Report: Western State hasn’t been accredited for months

Washington’s beleaguered state mental hospital hasn’t been accredited for more than three months, but it failed to mention… Continue reading

BNSF Railway to pay $75,000 for water quality violations

State officials say BNSF Railway will pay $75,000 to settle a 2015 penalty for water quality violations. The Department of Ecology… Continue reading