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  • Michael Jackson stockpiled pornography at Neverland Ranch, documents show

    Michael Jackson’s activities at Neverland Ranch are back in the news this week amid the disclosure of documents suggesting the King of Pop kept a stash of pornography there.


  • ‘VIP Syndrome’ may have factored in Prince’s death

    One doctor delivered test results to Prince’s home. Another sent his son, who wasn’t a physician, on a cross-country flight to bring medication to the music star. It’s not clear …


  • Hoopfest 2015: 120 Sports, Desert Horse win men’s elite titles

    A team of Northwestern University graduates lost their final game on Saturday so had to fight their way through eight grueling games under punishing conditions Sunday to defeat the defending …


  • BlueStar Technologies’ Hansen pleads not guilty to fraud charges

    The man who once promised Spokane’s business leaders and elected officials he’d build a bustling Blu-ray factory downtown pleaded not guilty Monday to a 16-count federal fraud indictment. Clad in …


  • People: Sarah Palin faces speeding ticket

    Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla. The former Alaska governor was pulled over July 16 and cited for driving between 10 and …


  • Fraud investigators targeting Spokane DVD mogul

    A California DVD mogul who promised to build a high-tech production facility in downtown Spokane, drawing the endorsements and support of local business and political leaders, is being investigated by …


  • Moonwalking a mile in his shoes

    When Kenny Wizz was a teenage break- dancer in the summer of 1984, the Olympics came to his hometown of Los Angeles. “The whole world was basically in LA,” he …


  • Michael Jackson’s doctor sentenced to 4 years

    The doctor convicted in the overdose death of Michael Jackson was sentenced to the maximum four years behind bars today by a judge who denounced him as a reckless physician …


  • Cirque du Soleil’s ‘IMMORTAL’ captures ‘spirit of Michael’

    Being “immortal” was not in the cards for Michael Jackson. Yet that didn’t deter Cirque du Soleil from bringing Jackson back to life, in the same way it revived Elvis …


  • Spotlight: Sendak exhibit promises wild time at EWU

    Let the wild rumpus begin. A national traveling exhibition, “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” arrives at Eastern Washington University on Thursday.


  • Spotlight: Chewelah’s Stone hits No. 3 on national Soul charts

    A 24-year-old singer from Chewelah found himself firmly in the Top Ten of the national R&B/Soul charts this week. Allen Stone released his self-titled sophomore album on Tuesday. By Thursday, …


  • Spotlight: Locally filmed ‘Norman’ scoring big with critics

    The soon-to-be- released “Norman” is a Spokane rarity – a locally filmed movie getting outstanding reviews and major film festival awards. “Norman” is a coming-of-age story about a high school …


  • Love Cirque’s Beatles? You’ll love ‘Michael’

    Michael Jackson isn’t exactly touring anymore, but “Michael Jackson: The Immortal, World Tour” is on the way to the Spokane Arena next year on Nov. 12. This is a Cirque …


  • Virtual online world ‘Planet Michael’ to live in Entropia

    The man who made the moonwalk famous will soon be getting a planet of his own. The Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company …


  • Children try to live life of normalcy without King of Pop

    They are show business royalty, heirs of the King of Pop. Someday they will be very rich. But a year after Michael Jackson’s death, Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson are …


  • Music marks year after pop icon’s death

    In the past 365 days without Michael Joseph Jackson, the pop star’s legacy has come into sharper focus, his art, music and magic liberally extracted from his dizzying celebrity and …


  • Jackson’s finances rebound since death

    LOS ANGELES – The money is rolling in. The bills are being paid. And all those people who said Michael Jackson might earn more in death than in life are …


  • Michael Jackson doctor pleads not guilty in singer’s death

    Michael Jackson’s personal physician pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter Monday, setting the stage for a sensational celebrity courtroom drama as prosecutors attempt to prove Dr. Conrad Murray caused the …


  • ‘This Is It’ shows Michael Jackson once again

    Available on DVD this week: “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”: A behind-the-scenes peek at planning for the late King of Pop’s planned farewell concert tour. (1:51; PG for some suggestive …


  • King of Pop’s last work

    Kenny Ortega was responsible for some of Michael Jackson’s biggest concerts, including what were planned to be his comeback shows in London. But in the singer’s final days before his …


  • Jackson autopsy results revealed

    LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s outward appearance was marred when he died with puncture marks to his arms, surgical scars around his body and cosmetic tattoos on his lips and …


  • Nation in brief: Private service held for Jackson

    Glendale, Calif. – Michael Jackson was mourned by his family and celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Barry Bonds and Macaulay Culkin at a private funeral service held Thursday night outside the …


  • Coroner: Michael Jackson death ‘homicide’

    A law enforcement official tells the Associated Press that the Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Michael Jackson’s June 25 death a homicide.


  • Sources: Drugged Jackson left alone

    LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s personal physician left the performer alone and under the influence of a powerful anesthetic to make telephone calls the morning the pop singer died, according …


  • Jackson’s ‘Moonwalk’ set to return

    On the morning after Michael Jackson died, literary agent Joy Harris began getting the e-mails: When, publishers wanted to know, would Jackson’s memoir “Moonwalk” be returned to print? “It did …


  • Michael Jackson investigation expands

    LAS VEGAS – Federal agents searched the home and office of Michael Jackson’s personal physician Tuesday in a widening investigation of whether administering a powerful anesthetic as a sleep aid …


  • Disc maker teams with Joe Jackson

    Spokane business owner Erick Hansen, who for two years has tried without success to make the city a hub for Blu-ray disc technology, has forged a partnership with Joe Jackson, …


  • A memory fit for a king

    Chicago Tribune, July 8: Even in death, he made a spectacle of himself. Billions of mourners around the world watched Michael Jackson’s memorial service Tuesday, an unrestrained display of communal …


  • LA scrambles for help with Jackson service tab

    LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles spent $1.4 million to provide security, traffic control and other services for Michael Jackson’s memorial service, city officials said Wednesday as they looked for ways …


  • In flood of goodbyes, one rings most true

    The final, posthumous performance of Michael Jackson was in the transcendent tradition of his previous shows: part musical feast, part religious experience, part examination of a man who seemed like …

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