Tim Eyman films himself trying to return the chair he allegedly stole

First, he was caught on store surveillance allegedly stealing a $70 office chair. Now Washington anti-tax activist Tim Eyman has produced his own video. It shows him returning to the scene of the alleged crime.

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The Record Sale 2019

Join us February 23 & 24 at the Spokane Valley Event Center for two days of bargain hunting. Thank you for all your donations. We are no longer accepting donations, as we prepare items for the sale.

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Once a happily married businessman, avid golfer, and the proud owner of three boats and several luxury cars, conservative-minded Richard LeMieux saw his fortune change almost overnight. In this astonishingly heartfelt memoir, he describes his descent into homelessness and his struggle to survive personal and economic disaster. Evicted from his home in 2002 and living with his dog, Willow, in a beat-up old van, LeMieux finds himself penniless and estranged from his family and friends. He dines at the Salvation Army (aka Sally’s), attempts suicide, and is treated at a mental hospital where he is diagnosed with depression.

Legislation that was aimed at derailing Idaho’s Medicaid expansion was shot down in the Idaho House Thursday.

Two different bills were presented to the House Health and Welfare committee Thursday that would have repealed the voter approved Medicaid Expansion. Both were introduced by Post Falls Republican representative John Green.

 Green said at the hearing he felt many Idaho voters were not well informed of specifics of the Medicaid expansion, particularly when it came to funding.

Tod Marshall was born in Buffalo, New York, and he grew up in Wichita, Kansas.  He studied English and philosophy at Siena Heights University, earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University, and graduated with his PhD from The University of Kansas.  He directs the writing concentration and coordinates the visiting writers series at Gonzaga University.  He enjoys backpacking and fishing and spends about a month of every year in a tent.  From 2016-2018, he served as the Washington State Poet Laureate.

People with Celiac disease are a bit closer to enjoying gluten products again.

With the help of genetic modification, a team of Northwest scientists have engineered a unique wheat variety that’s safe for people with gluten sensitivities and allergies.

First, he was caught on store surveillance allegedly stealing a $70 office chair. Now Washington anti-tax activist Tim Eyman has produced his own video. It shows him returning to the scene of the alleged crime.

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A bill in the Washington State house would modify extreme risk protection orders that allow police to confiscate firearms from people considered to be a threat.
Currently judges have a checklist of things that can lead to someone having their guns taken away, including acts of violence or violation of a protection order. 

Senate Bill 5745 would add to that list any threat of harm to a person because of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.

This week, the governor of Connecticut proposed a statewide tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Several cities have already enacted such soda taxes to raise money and fight obesity. And there's new evidence suggesting that these taxes do work — although sometimes not as well as hoped.

Thursday at the Vatican, Pope Francis stood before some 200 participants in an unprecedented summit on preventing clergy sex abuse and said Catholics are seeking not simply "condemnations" but "concrete, effective measures."

But a crisis that has crossed borders and generations, lacerating the church and shaking the pope's credibility, is standing in the way as he seeks to forge a path ahead.

Two new accusers have come forward against R. Kelly, claiming that the embattled singer sought to have sex with them when they were minors, more than two decades ago. At a news conference Thursday in New York City, Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff related the story of a traumatic encounter that allegedly occurred after one of Kelly's performances in the mid-1990s.

Updated at 6:34 p.m. ET

A federal judge on Thursday barred Roger Stone from talking publicly about his case after an inflammatory photo was posted on his Instagram account of the judge that included what appeared to be a crosshairs.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected apologies offered by Stone, both in writing and in person at a hearing in Washington, D.C. If Stone violates the order, Jackson warned him, she would be "compelled to adjust your environment."

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