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Love story: Lost love found decades later

They grew up together. They dated in high school and sat next to each other at graduation. But it would take 40 years for Edie and Ralph Speer to finally wed.

Red Pill Expo brings leading contrarians to Spokane

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

An event that falls somewhere between the 2016 Oregon standoff and the movie “Matrix” kicks off Thursday at the Spokane Convention Center with the premier of a movie honoring slain rancher LaVoy Finicum.

Weathercatch: Hello, summer solstice! Dog days to arrive later

When summer officially begins at 3:07 a.m. Thursday, temperatures will be warm, but not at the heatwave-level predicted until just a few days ago. Originally, a high-pressure system was expected to bring clear skies and push temperatures into the 80s and 90s throughout much of the state. Now there’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with temperatures running 5-10 degrees cooler than anticipated.

Company prepares to move on Newport smelter’s environmental study

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:41 a.m.

A Canadian company that wants to build a controversial silicon smelter near Newport says it’s ready to start the environmental review process. Meanwhile, citizens groups have challenge the sale of public land for the smelter site, and the Kalispel Tribe is questioning $300,000 in state money awarded to the company.

Longest day of the year: Summer solstice arrives today

Early this morning the sun passed over the Tropic of Cancer, the northern limit of its yearlong path. The result is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year for anyone living in the northern hemisphere.