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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:11 p.m.

Stalled in Congress, LGBT rights advance at the local level

At the U.S. Capitol and in most statehouses nationwide, supporters of LGBT rights are unable to make major gains these days. Instead, they’re notching victories in seemingly unlikely venues, such …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 3:58 p.m.

Trump resistance groups look beyond Washington for victories

Seats of power unaccustomed to intense political attention are the focus of liberal groups as they try to turn the Trump resistance movement into tangible victories.


Thousands in St. Louis likely to see wage drop with new law

Thousands of workers in St. Louis will likely see smaller paychecks starting Monday, when a new Missouri law takes effect barring local government from enacting minimum wages different than the …


Craft Beer Week: Spokane’s local breweries hit their stride

Brewers and beer aficionados in town say Spokane’s beer scene is growing up, and branching out, a testament to the region’s growing craft beer scene. The pace of new breweries …


If you want to buy locally made gifts this holiday season, here are some places to start

If you’re looking to buy locally made goods this year, there are stores that specialize in that. And many folks navigate to standbys like locally made candy, wine, cheese or …


Local cherry season slow to start, fruit ready for picking next week

Seems patience is the secret ingredient in this year’s local growing season. The appearance of hot, sunny days may make one anxious for the fruits of mid-summer, but area farms …


Sheriff backs tax hike for jail

Kootenai County Sheriff Rocky Watson said the proposed $145 million facilities bond that would expand the jail and update all county public safety buildings boils down to this: “If you’re …


Police Ask City For 3 Hires Helping Serial Killer Task Force A Strain On Staff, Mangan Says

Trying to solve Spokane’s serial killings is putting a strain on staffing in the Police Department, say city officials. Tonight, the City Council will consider adding three positions to the …


City Council Approves Deal With Spokanimal However, Five-Year Contract Can Be Killed By Either Party

SpokAnimal Care won a five-year animal-control contract with Spokane on Monday, but it has a ways to go before it wins the City Council’s total confidence. Council members voted 5-1 …