SPOKANE — What started as a bold plan to save small businesses by a federal agency best known for disaster loans has turned into a massive $780 billion bailout that local bankers believe was necessary to prevent more catastrophic economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. air safety officials have asked Boeing Co. to supply fresh analysis and documentation showing numerous 737 MAX subsystems would not be affected by electrical grounding issues first flagged in three areas of the jet in April, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

SEATTLE — Calling all Washington restaurant owners who are working through pandemic-induced challenges: the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is open for applications. The program, which came into effect under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, sets aside $28 billion in funding to “hel…

WENATCHEE — As part of its centennial year celebration, Wenatchee-based Goodfellow Bros. is accepting applications for a $50,000 grant that will be given to a charitable organization located in the communities where the company operates.

WENATCHEE — Community members looking for a chance to volunteer or find out more about local community nonprofits have a chance to connect Saturday at the annual Pybus Public Market Nonprofit Day.

CAIRO — Three crew members aboard the cargo vessel that blocked global shipping in the Suez Canal last month will be allowed to return home, the ship's manager said on Thursday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. economic growth accelerated in the first quarter, fueled by massive government aid to households and businesses, charting the course for what is expected will be the strongest performance this year in nearly four decades.

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI — India’s total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots.

WENATCHEE — The task force charged with devising recommendations for short-term rental regulations is expected to present its findings in two weeks.

SEATTLE — Boeing reported a smaller quarterly loss on Wednesday as increased 737 MAX jet deliveries reflected a cautious rebound in air travel from the coronavirus pandemic, though the embattled U.S. planemaker took a charge on its Air Force One presidential aircraft program.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Senate hearing on Tuesday pitted three powerful social media companies against researchers who testified that the algorithms used by the platforms to generate revenue by keeping users engaged pose existential threats to individual thought, and democracy itself.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden administration will not use eminent domain to take farm or ranch property out of production to meet its climate goal of conserving 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030, nor will it try to restrict people’s meat consumption, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday.

YAKIMA — In December 2016, Jose Martinez-Cuevas and Patricia Aguilar sued their former Yakima Valley employer, DeRuyter Brothers Dairy, with the hopes of receiving payment for what they claimed were unpaid rest breaks, meal periods and overtime wages for themselves and their co-workers.

NEW YORK — More than half of Americans approve of President Joe Biden after nearly 100 days on the job, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling, a level of support that his Republican predecessor Donald Trump never achieved and one that should help Democrats push for infrastructure spending and o…

OTTAWA — Canada’s Justin Trudeau has a border problem. Like his counterpart in the White House, he’s being pummeled by his political opponents for it. Canada’s land border with the U.S., the world’s longest, has been shut to many foreign travelers for more than 13 months. Non-essential worke…

FERNDALE — Intalco Aluminum Corp. was fined in October 2020 for wastewater discharged that violated the idled smelter’s permit, according to the state Department of Ecology Monday, April 26.

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