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Friday, April 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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News >  WA Government

Holocaust education bill signed in Washington state

Updates with bill details, quotes from supporters. Schools in Washington will be ‘strongly encouraged’ to teach students about the Holocaust under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee, with advocates pointing to a spike in hate crimes as underlining the need for such a curriculum
Sports >  MLB

Khris Davis wants to lead A’s to playoffs again and again

Khris Davis was feted by Athletics teammates and employees a day after Oakland announced his new deal adding $33.75 million that runs through 2021. Davis entered Friday tied for the major league lead with 10 home runs. He and the team spent months negotiating the deal, and he became the rare player who has agreed to remain with Oakland into his free agent-eligible years. He says he wants to “get to the playoffs again and again.”
News >  Spokane

New evidence prompts mistrial in murder trial of Spokane man

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

The discovery of new evidence appears to be reason that a defense attorney called for a mistrial earlier this month in the first-degree murder case against a Spokane man charged with the 2016 killing of the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Sports >  MLB

Red Sox trade Blake Swihart to Arizona for minor leaguer

The Boston Red Sox have traded catcher/utilityman Blake Swihart to the Arizona Diamondbacks along international bonus pool space for minor league outfielder Marcus Wilson. Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen worked in player development and amateur scouting with Boston when Swihart was selected in the first round of the 2011 draft. The 27-year-old became one of the club’s top prospects, but his offensive production hasn’t matched the hype.
News >  Idaho

Idaho unemployment rate remained steady in March

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 6:27 p.m.

Idaho’s unemployment rate remained steady at 2.9% in March, but seasonal non-farm jobs experienced the third fastest year-over-year growth rate in the nation, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.


Enjoying our adventure in Appalachia

It's a relief to be in the mountains again. After nine months on the road, driving our RV into the Appalachian Mountains of Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina was a ...

Time travel conspiracy

So this morning, not long after getting up, I looked at the SR page on my phone. I saw that something I had written for Sunday's paper ranked No. 1 ...