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UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Multiple residents displaced in downtown Spokane apartment fire

Multiple downtown Spokane residents were displaced Wednesday morning after a fire tore through several units in a decade-old apartment building near Lewis and Clark High School.


Supreme Court: Google class-action case should be revisited

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed a lower court to take another look at a lawsuit that involved Google and privacy concerns and ended in a class-action settlement.


UK’s May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to postpone Britain’s departure from the bloc – due in nine days – until June 30. But an exasperated …


Excavator stolen from construction site near ilani

Clark County deputies are looking for a bright orange excavator stolen early Friday morning from a construction site near ilani.


Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans across the U.S. because they ignore climate change

A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing out west.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 8:14 a.m.

Ford repackages factory investment plan, will add 900 jobs

Ford is repackaging a previously announced manufacturing investment in the Detroit area and now says it will spend $900 million and create 900 new jobs over the next four years.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:03 a.m.

Kittitas County Sheriff’s deputy killed, officer injured during traffic stop

A sheriff’s deputy was killed and a police officer was injured after an exchange of gunfire during an attempted traffic stop


Shawn Vestal: Hoax chiseled into Whitworth history

A pair a students at Whitworth College etched an elaborate hoax in stone that captivated historians and the press for months during spring 1942.


Ronald McDonald House expansion a $14.5 million investment in region’s children and families

The Ronald McDonald House construction project at Fifth Avenue and Monroe Street adds 34 rooms and more space to serve the families of children across the Inland Northwest.


Rob Curley: Hey Jimmy Kimmel, Gonzaga is totally real and Spokane will prove it to you

It happens every year at tournament time: Some national television person ticks me off. Actually, it’s usually multiple people. I think in TV terms, they call that a gaggle of …


Education notebook: Whitworth, Gonzaga announce Act Six award recipients

Gonzaga and Whitworth universities have announced their eight choices for this year’s Act Six scholarship recipients.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 2:14 a.m.

Lottery winner in Spokane County

Lottery winners in Spokane County for the week of March 11-15.


100 years ago today in Spokane: Work starts on irrigation project

Crews were ready to begin preliminary surveying work on what was called the Columbia basin irrigation project – but this was not the irrigation project that we are familiar with …


Washington records

Spokane County Marriage licenses


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Washington gets $750,000 grant to test backlogged rape kits

The attorney general’s office estimated the Washington State Patrol, which runs the state’s two crime laboratories, will be able to test about 1,150 kits with the grant from the U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Conservative students push for Ben Shapiro visit after rejection by Whitworth University student government

The effort to bring the conservative political commentator to Whitworth mirrors an earlier controversy at Gonzaga University.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6:58 a.m.

Washington Supreme Court weighs greenhouse gas rules

The Washington Supreme Court hears arguments on greenhouse gas emissions rules adopted by the state Department of Ecology.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6:53 a.m.

Facial recognition technology could make airports safer and lines shorter

U.S. Customs and Border Protection aims to utilize facial recognition at 20 major international airports on 16,300 flights per week by 2021. The technology is already being used at 17 …


Mourners begin to bury those killed in New Zealand shootings

Relatives of those killed in last week’s shootings at two mosques in New Zealand began to bury the dead Wednesday, as the country’s prime minister renewed her call to remember …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

Hallelujah, the temperature in Spokane is normal again. And it just hit 60 degrees.

Spokane’s streak of colder-than-usual temperatures has finally ended.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Man charged with stabbing girlfriend near Colbert

A 40-year-old man was arrested Monday night after allegedly admitting to detectives he had stabbed his girlfriend in the leg during an argument at a home near Colbert. Aaron J. …


Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot

A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Court tosses $4 million copyright award against Zillow

A federal appeals court has thrown out a $4 million copyright infringement ruling against the Seattle-based online real estate company Zillow.


Trump names pick for FAA job as agency faces new scrutiny

President Donald Trump is announcing the nomination of a permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces new scrutiny over its oversight of industry in the wake …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Spokane Valley detectives ask for help to solve stabbing case

Spokane Valley Major Crimes detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a Monday night stabbing at a Spokane Valley apartment complex.


No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility

Officials said Tuesday that they’re not sure when a fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility will burn itself out, but they are confident that the air quality is safe, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Seattle hits 79 degrees for warmest March day ever recorded

The National Weather Service says Seattle’s high temperature of 79 degrees makes it the warmest March day on record since 1894.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

More households subscribe to streaming than traditional TV, according to new report

For the first time, a higher percentage of households in the U.S. subscribe to a digital streaming service than to traditional pay television, according to the results of a new …


First drug specifically for postpartum depression is approved

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first drug specifically for postpartum depression – a debilitating condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women a year in the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

High-level U.S., China trade talks to resume next week

Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said Tuesday.