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Temple killings put spotlight on 'hate rock' updated: Tue Aug 07 2012 20:22:00

The weekend killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin have brought a furious fringe genre of American music out of the background and to the front of the mix.

Man who placed bomb on MLK Day parade route sentenced to 32 yearsupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 16:35:00

A 37-year-old white supremacist, Kevin William Harpham, was sentenced Tuesday to 32 years in prison for placing a bomb-laden backpack along the route of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane, Washington, in January, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Man pleads guilty to placing bomb at MLK parade in Washington stateupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 17:14:00

A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to placing a backpack with an improvised explosive device along the parade route of a Martin Luther King Day parade last January in Spokane, Washington.

CNNMoney: Ditch your 401(k) for vodka and habaneros?updated: Fri Jul 01 2011 17:02:00

Don Poffenroth spent more than 20 years watching his 401(k) eke out returns of 3% to 5%. Until, in 2007, he decided to take a bold step: He emptied out his 401(k) into a self-directed IRA and funneled all of his savings -- $300,000 -- into a vodka distillery.

Suspect in attempted bombing at MLK Day parade pleads not guiltyupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 21:18:00

A suspect in the attempted bombing of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Washington state pleaded not guilty to the crime in U.S. Magistrate Court Wednesday, according to a federal law enforcement official.

Prosecutor: Suspect in custody in MLK backpack bomb attemptupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 20:23:00

Authorities have a suspect in custody in connection with a backpack bomb found in January along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, according to Michael Ormsby, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Jan. 2011: Bomb found on MLK dayupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 20:23:00

The FBI says a backpack found on a bench in Washington held a potentially deadly homemade bomb. KREM reports.

Number of U.S. hate groups on the rise, report saysupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 14:40:00

The number of radical right groups in America -- including hate groups, "Patriot" groups and nativist groups -- increased in 2010 for the second year in a row, according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Official: Bomb found on King Day in Spokane had rat poison, pelletsupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 15:49:00

A backpack bomb discovered last week along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, contained a chemical found in rat poison and was packed with little metal pellets, apparently as shrapnel, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

SI.com: Ann Killion: Is Saint Mary's the new WCC king? Gonzaga showdown looms largeupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 15:15:00

MORAGA, Calif. -- The Saint Mary's Gaels say they are a mentally stronger, more confident team now, thanks to their Sweet 16 experience of a year ago.

FBI will consider recent neo-Nazi activity in Spokane bomb discoveryupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 19:15:00

The FBI will consider recent local neo-Nazi activity in its investigation of a backpack bomb found this week along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, but it has no evidence of any connections, the agency told CNN on Thursday.

FBI: Bomb along MLK Day parade route could have been 'pretty lethal'updated: Wed Jan 19 2011 16:53:00

The bomb-carrying backpack found along a Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane, Washington, is being investigated "as an act of domestic terrorism," the FBI said Wednesday.

Destructive device found along Spokane MLK parade routeupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 06:49:00

A backpack containing a potentially deadly device capable of inflicting "multiple casualties" was found in Spokane, Washington, along the route of a Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. parade, the FBI said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Mega Millions: $380 million, divided by two...updated: Wed Jan 05 2011 13:12:00

Two winning tickets, from Idaho and Washington, will share a $380 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in U.S. history.

SI.com: The Bonus: The legend of Kenny Stablerupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 13:46:00

Excerpted from "Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders" by Peter Richmond. Published by arrangement with HarperCollins Publishers.

SI.com: George Dohrmann: Michigan St. survives New Mexico Stateupdated: Sat Mar 20 2010 00:17:00

SPOKANE, WASH -- New Mexico State tried to beat Michigan State on Friday.

Middle Distance Runner takes success personallyupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 17:43:00

In 1971, 1981 or 1991, Middle Distance Runner, the indie-pop craftsmen from Washington, D.C., might have become the biggest band in America.

SI.com: Seth Davis: Answering some key questions as Selection Sunday approachesupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 07:34:00

You got questions, I got answers. Selection Sunday is only three days away, so here's a primer on what you can expect:

SI.com: Andy Glockner: You've got bracket, bubble questions, we've got answersupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 13:39:00

With just 19 days left until Selection Sunday, it seems like a good time to clarify a number of bracketing and bubble questions that have been pouring in via e-mail and Twitter.

SI.com: E.M. Swift: White-Davis signal changing of the guard in U.S. ice danceupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 22:18:00

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Changes of the guard happen generationally, not seasonally, in ice dancing. Teams that are on top tend to stay on top, especially in an Olympic year. But yesterday a changing of the guard occurred in Spokane at the U.S. National Championships, as Meryl Davis, 23, and Charlie White, 22, defeated five-time U.S. champions Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto to win their second straight U.S. title.

SI.com: E.M. Swift: Cohen gives U.S. figure skating the celebrity it cravesupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 15:06:00

SPOKANE, Wash. -- John Nicks, Sasha Cohen's 81-years-young coach, summed up the evening best: "It was an extraordinarily good start, but it was only a start."

Police remove explosives from Washington state apartment buildingupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 09:52:00

A residential building in Spokane Valley, Washington, was being decontaminated after police removed a half pound of highly sensitive explosives from one of the apartments, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Police: Woman arrested 11 years after illegally taking sonsupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 08:43:00

Pennsylvania police have arrested a woman who authorities say fled Washington state 11 years ago with her two sons against a court order instructing her to return them to their father, police said.

Stolen 1965 Volkswagen van recovered after 35 yearsupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 14:35:00

A 1965 Volkswagen van stolen 35 years ago in Spokane, Washington, was found by customs agents in a shipping container in the Los Angeles port last month, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said.

Hospital chief resigns in wake of killer's escapeupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 01:17:00

The head of a Washington state mental institution resigned amid an investigation into the escape of a legally insane killer, the state's health department announced Wednesday.

No Shriners hospitals closing; some may be outpatient-onlyupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 12:24:00

All 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children will stay open, but some eventually might become outpatient-only surgery facilities, the system that offers free specialty pediatric care said Thursday.

Six Shriners hospitals may stay open, initial votes indicateupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 16:12:00

Members of the Shriners fraternity voted Monday to withdraw a measure that would have closed six of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children, representatives of some of the facilities said.

CNNMoney: $1.2 billion for summer jobsupdated: Wed May 27 2009 12:27:00

With teen summer employment expected to hit its lowest level since 1948, the federal government is pumping $1.2 billion in stimulus money into job training programs for youth.

SI.com: Kelli Anderson: Underdogs No Moreupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 11:07:00

Some have wondered if this might be coach Mark Few's best team yet. "They say that every year," says Matt Santangelo, a guard on the '99 team. "But I do like this team. They can play with anyone in the country." (A sturdy challenge awaits against top-seeded North Carolina on Friday.)

SI.com: South Region Breakdown: No stopping UNC, watch out for Gonzagaupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 22:17:00

Underrated: No. 4 Gonzaga The Zags flopped the last time they were in a high-profile game, losing by 18 to Memphis in Spokane on Feb. 7, and severely damaged their national rep. But Mark Few's team also went undefeated in the West Coast Conference, has one of the country's best combo guards in 6-foot-5 junior Matt Bouldin, and -- most importantly -- is the only club in the country to finish in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. The Zags' defense is ranked higher than that of North Carolina (the South's one-seed), Oklahoma (the two-seed) and Syracuse (the three-seed).

FSB: Sister Act II: Growing a bath bizupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 09:41:00

When sisters Monica Simeon and Marina TurningRobe invited Fortune Small Business to do a Makeover of their bath and body products business, they faced exciting opportunities - and daunting challenges ("Sister Act," December 2007/January 2008).

Snow rakes help small business weather rough economic climateupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 23:46:00

One small business has found a way to dig itself out of the snowballing recession -- snow rakes. Lots of them.

Snow rake saves jobsupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 23:46:00

A small firm found a way to save jobs as strong winter storms piled snow on Spokane. CNN affiliate KXLY reports.

Woman 'pregnant' with monkey convicted of smugglingupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:54:00

A Washington woman who hid a sedated monkey under her blouse on a flight from Thailand was convicted of violating wildlife laws for smuggling the monkey into the United States, prosecutors said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Homebuyers turn screws on sellersupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 18:31:00

A rock-bottom price just isn't enough for buyers these days - it's a starting point. If the furnace is out of date, they'll demand a new one. Cracked driveways have to be repaved, and dirty carpeting torn out and replaced. All at the seller's expense.

Time.com: Colleges Using Self-Defense Trainingupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 09:35:00

Hundreds of colleges across the nation have purchased a training program that teaches professors and students not to take campus threats lying down but to fight back

Money Magazine: Your shop: How to attract clientsupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 18:00:00

Question: How can I attract more customers to my retail boutique without spending a lot of money? - Tony Gim, Naples, Fla.

Time.com: 1 Dead in Calif. Wildfiresupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 10:00:00

Firefighting officials said Friday that one person died when a wildfire swept through a rural area of Northern California, a rare human casualty among the hundreds of blazes that have tormented the state for weeks

Wildfires send residents racing for shelterupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 02:59:00

Wind-whipped wildfires burned through sections suburban Spokane Valley in eastern Washington late Thursday, destroying at least four homes and sending hundreds of residents to emergency shelters, authorities said.

People.com: Avril Lavigne Apologizes for Canceled Tour Datesupdated: Mon May 05 2008 11:15:00

Days after calling off two shows, the singer is forced to postpone six more

FSB: Two businesses, one marriage - can it work?updated: Fri Apr 18 2008 14:57:00

Dear FSB: My husband and I manage separate small businesses. Will this hurt or help my marriage?

FSB: Conditioning for growthupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 14:25:00

Growing up, Monica Simeon and Marina TurningRobe were introduced to the challenges of running a family business by their father, one of the first Native Americans to open a casino after a 1987 court ruling paved the way for unfettered gambling on tribal lands. A member of the Spokane tribe, Ronald "Buzz" Gutierrez built his casino on the reservation 50 miles northwest of Spokane, Wash. His dutiful daughters tackled every job in the joint: opening the doors to eager gamblers at noon, flipping burgers, dealing cards, counting cash, mopping floors, and locking up at 4 A.M. Someday, they told each other, they would establish their own business - and it would be one with more regular hours.

SI.com: Kelli Anderson: Women's Spokane Regional breakdownupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 14:34:00

Underrated: Pittsburgh. The Panthers lost six games between Feb. 2 and March 1; thus their No. 6 seed. But it's worth noting that they have since avenged two of those losses, to Notre Dame and West Virginia, and that their loss to Rutgers in early February was only by four points. With All-America candidates Marcedes Walker and Shavonte Zellous delivering a reliable inside-out attack, the Panthers are dangerous.

SI.com: Kevin Armstrong: St. Anthony, McClymonds and Ferris finish unbeatenupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 14:29:00

Three teams reached perfection in the last week, none more impressively than St. Anthony of Jersey City, N.J.

FSB: Drumming up business with direct mailupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 13:00:00

Dear FSB: We are a SaaS (software as a service) company that delivers a fully integrated practice-management system for chiropractors. However, we are are on a very tight budget and we are struggling with our marketing and sales. Can you give me any insight into how to create a direct campaign that will get doctors' attention?

SI.com: Wash St. player to give up scholarship to recruitupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 17:28:00

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Talk about taking one for the team.

SI.com: Caption This: Reader Responsesupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 23:06:00

Bob didn't realize that his season tickets were for the off-season. -- Dale, Fort Walton Beach, Fl.

Records melt in Westupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 06:15:00

Forecasters predicted Friday would be another sweltering day for the Western United States, as heat warnings will remain in effect for some areas after Thursday's record-high temperatures.

SI.com: Closer look: USC-Arkansasupdated: Sat Mar 17 2007 02:20:00

SPOKANE, Wash. -- USC has not been kind to Arkansas the last few years. The last two years the football team handed the Razorbacks back-to-back humiliations (combined score 120-31). The Trojans' 77-60 win tonight was more of the same, making the Hogs' unlikely trip to the tournament a short one. While Arkansas had a significant height advantage, they didn't take advantage of it. Taking coach Tim Floyd's keys to the game -- defense and rebounding -- to heart, the Trojans held the Razorbacks, 35 percent 3-point shooters, to 15 percent shooting from the arc. Most significantly, they outrebounded them 39-26, a stat that Floyd admitted surprised him.

Money Magazine: Money Helpsupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 00:01:00

How to Make a Service Rep Keep His Word

CNNU: Students learning to juggle school, politics updated: Mon Oct 16 2006 13:06:00

College students grappling with the burdens of a full class and social schedule can barely find enough time to do laundry, let alone have a part-time job or an internship.

Drug runners flew copters through canyons, officials sayupdated: Thu Jun 29 2006 13:03:00

U.S. and Canadian authorities said Thursday they had arrested more than 40 people and broken up six rings that smuggled drugs across the border using planes and helicopters.

Coroner: Idaho victims had blunt head traumaupdated: Thu May 19 2005 08:15:00

The coroner's office concluded Thursday the victims of a triple homicide in this quiet Idaho town died of blunt force trauma to the head -- a crime that has puzzled investigators and left two young children missing.

Search on for two children whose relatives were found slainupdated: Tue May 17 2005 18:31:00

Investigators have no leads in a triple slaying at a home in Idaho and are searching for two children who lived there, authorities said Tuesday.

Exposed in Spokaneupdated: Mon May 16 2005 14:33:00

Battling colon cancer two years ago, Washington State's senate majority leader James West, who was at the time also a mayoral candidate, granted an interview to the Spokane Spokesman-Review in which he confided that his illness had brought him closer to his maker.

Spokane scandalupdated: Mon May 09 2005 16:59:00

City Hall in Spokane, Washington, is being rocked by a scandal that's making headlines nationwide.

FSB: Safer Blood, Fasterupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

The American Association of Blood Banks estimates that about one in 5,000 units of blood platelets is infected with bacteria, which until recently could be passed to patients who receive transfusio...

FSB: Captive Customersupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

It is a good time for small companies to break into the prison market. After all, last year the nation's prison population reached 2.1 million, having grown at its fastest pace in four years, accor...

FSB: Got the Time?updated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

In an age when you can check your watch against the time on your cellphone, those alternating time and temperature readouts on banks and office buildings may seem passé. But when Luke Williams and ...

Thief makes off with streakers' carupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 15:14:00

A car thief left a trio of streakers in Washington state out in the cold.

Money Magazine: Smart Savers If these five real people found relatively painless ways to save more and spend less, you can tooupdated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

A little more each month Tara Brettholtz, 26, Clifton Park, N.Y.

FSB: Get a Lift From Uncle Sam Ways the Tax Relief Act can lighten your tax load.updated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

This year being smart about taxes means focusing on the recent Tax Relief Act. In theory the new law is stuffed with goodies for well-heeled business owners like you. Here are three areas you can't...

Fortune: The Big Gamble Have American Indians found their new buffalo?updated: Mon Oct 02 2000 00:01:00

Outside Philadelphia, Miss., a wrinkled man drops coins into a slot machine. He's wearing overalls and a Marine Corps cap festooned with pins, and tendrils of smoke rise from the pipe clamped in hi...

Money Magazine: Get Paid More! For years, employers have refused to share salary data with their staffs. Now compensation updated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

Ever wonder if you're being paid what you're worth? Your employer is unlikely to share meaningful salary data with you--and if you're like most of us, asking your colleagues what they make is simpl...

Fortune: MY LIFE IN THE CIRCUS THE BIG TOP IS A LOT LIKE BIG BUSINESS. YOU SPEND YOUR DAYS JUGGLING, WALKING A TIGHTROPE, updated: Mon May 12 1997 00:01:00

When the time comes to kick back, it's important that you get your head completely out of the game. There's nothing more pathetic than the sight of some poor schmo, his cellular phone in his ear, h...

Money Magazine: YOU DESCRIBE HOW TO FIGHT THE DECEPTIVE TACTICS OF INSURANCE FIRMS AND BANKSupdated: Sat Apr 01 1995 00:01:00

Readers are angry about the shabby sales practices of the insurance industry and banks that were revealed in recent Money articles. January's "Don't Be Suckered into the Life Insurance Mess" showed...

Fortune: RISING TONGUEupdated: Mon Oct 18 1993 00:01:00

Among the K-12 set, Japanese language instruction is on the increase. The Japan Foundation Language Center reports that more than 1,700 public and private schools in the U.S. now offer Japanese, do...

Fortune: MAKING IT ALL WORKER-FRIENDLY Information technology won't transform your business if employees can't use it. updated: Mon Sep 27 1993 00:01:00

WHEN McKesson Corp. wanted to automate its big drug distribution center in Spokane, it turned to Don Bennett. He's no high-priced computer consultant or programmer. McKesson hired those from EDS, t...

Money Magazine: WHERE HOUSE PRICES WILL SINK AND SOAR Low mortgage rates and rising home sales have real estate agents trumpeting a housing turnupdated: Mon Mar 01 1993 00:01:00

Finally! After a three-year slump during which home prices in some cities fell 15% or more and selling a house sometimes took eight months to a year -- or more than twice as long as building one --...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK HOW TO FIND THE GLINT IN GOLD STOCKSupdated: Mon Aug 26 1991 00:01:00

Yes, it's glamorous and glittery. But with its disappointing returns of late, gold can also be absolutely galling. So why is Martin Wiskemann, portfolio manager of the Franklin Gold Fund since 1973...

Money Magazine: MORE SUPPORT FOR SAFE updated: Thu Nov 01 1990 00:01:00

Your August issue had the greatest idea I have ever seen in the magazine: a tax-advantaged Savings Account for Future Education (SAFE). I was in college from 1936 to 1940. Four years of college and...

Fortune: THE ALLURE OF SMALLER CITIESupdated: Mon Oct 22 1990 00:01:00

Companies shopping for locations should consider a lesson car buyers learned years ago: Small to midsize models often do the job more efficiently than bigger, better-known alternatives. As growth o...

Fortune: Welfare recipients at the opera, the Jimmy Carter fad, who wins the long-legged beauties. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Apr 23 1990 00:01:00

SPOKANE -- A Washington State Penitentiary inmate filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging his civil rights were violated when prison officials ordered him to quit playing Dungeons & Dragons. Kenneth P. Mc...

Fortune: Penney's change to a home on the rangeupdated: Mon Dec 07 1987 00:01:00

-- ''I'll take Manhattan'' seems to be a popular refrain among J.C. Penney employees. In July the giant retailer told the 3,800 staffers at its New York headquarters that it was moving to Plano, Te...

Fortune: FACTS VS. THE FUROR OVER FARM POLICY The heartland of America is bleeding. The challenge for lenders and politicians is to balanupdated: Mon Nov 11 1985 00:01:00

NEARLY 100,000 U.S. farmers, many of them among the most efficient in the world, are about to go broke. Many are in their 30s and 40s, men who just a few years ago saw rich, prosperous lives ahead....

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