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SWX gets in video gaming business with launch of streaming channel

The 24/7 sports station owned by KHQ is dipping its toe in the video game streaming world beginning Wednesday, when a 50-hour marathon of a Bothell-produced title begins. Sports anchor Sam Adams has been dreaming of a video game show since his post-collegiate days in the 1990s.

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Mali’s president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percent

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a second five-year term in the turbulent West African nation with more than 67 percent of the vote in a runoff election, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said Thursday.

Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established stores. Its shares rose nearly 10 percent.

U.S. newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

Newspapers across the country, including The Spokesman-Review, pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press – and, not surprisingly, Trump didn’t take it silently.

Penney posts bigger-than-expected loss, cuts outlook

J.C. Penney reported a bigger-than-expected loss in its fiscal second quarter as a key sales metric fell well short of Wall Street’s view. The department store operator also cut its full-year forecast again, and its shares plunged 24 percent.

Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam’s murder

Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a “well-planned conspiracy,” extending their murder trial until next year.

Bringing on the brass

Tuba time: Central Valley High School marching band freshman Zane Bresko plays the contra tuba on the first day of practice Monday. The band was inside the school’s field house because of poor air quality outside.

Front Porch: Work is more than husband’s livelihood, it’s his life

As I write these words, it’s 9 a.m. on one of those about-to-be broiling hot days of summer. My husband has been out of the house since 8 a.m., and I probably won’t see him until dinner. He’s doing exactly what he wants to be doing – he’s working.