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Friday, December 14, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Apple strikes deal to produce new ‘Peanuts’ content

LOS ANGELES – Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the “Peanuts” crew will have a new home on Apple’s streaming service. Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Costco posts strong results but faces margin scrutiny

At first glance, Costco’s latest quarterly earnings look like the kind of results that would be the envy of any young, fast-growing company. The 35-year-old Issaquah-based retailer grew sales 10.2 …

Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health-care law unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas threw a dagger into the Affordable Care Act on Friday, ruling that the entire health-care law is unconstitutional because of a recent change in federal …

Spokane Tribe gets language about tribal Promise Zones into the Farm Bill

The Spokane Tribe worked with the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma to get language into the Farm Bill strengthening Promise Zones on tribal lands.

Stocks plunge to eighth-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedives

Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain’s impending departure …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Convict linked to two unsolved Spokane killings has parole denied in Idaho

A man who is a suspect in the 2010 disappearance of a Spokane woman and the 2012 killing of another has been denied parole by Idaho officials and must remain …

Last-minute shoppers for public health plans in Spokane County can seek help Saturday

The offices of Better Health Together, at 1206 N. Lincoln St. near the Spokane Arena, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the last day of open …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

1-year-old survives fatal crash after being ejected in car seat

A 1-year-old girl survived with only bumps and bruises after her car seat was ejected during a fatal crash near Loon Lake.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Washington Women’s March group disbands amid anti-Semitism controversy at national level

The decision won’t affect plans for a downtown march next month in Spokane, which will mark the third year of the annual demonstration that grew out of concern over the …

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Spokane County Marriage licenses

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Bonner County election officials discover 396 uncounted ballots from November election

Bonner County elections officials noticed something was wrong on Wednesday when they tried to balance the number of registered voters against the number of ballots counted.

B.C. company purchases Bank of America building in downtown Spokane for $47.7M

The Bank of America Financial Center – the tallest building in downtown Spokane – has been sold to Canada-based Redstone Group, which marks the commercial real estate company’s first investment …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Paul Turner: Hallmarks of a Spokane Christmas

There are Spokane residents who don’t know what Christmas is like here.

Montana man pleads guilty to killing 2, putting them in acid

A Montana man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing two people to death, including a teenage girl, dismembering their bodies and then trying to dissolve them in tubs filled with acid …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Thousands without power as high winds hit Washington, Oregon

Authorities say trees and power lines came down causing thousands to lose power as high winds swept across western Washington and Oregon.

Climate talks extended as island nations demand action

Weary officials from almost 200 countries faced another day of negotiations at the U.N. climate talks to bridge their last remaining differences as small island nations on Friday demanded an …

UNC system rejects $5M plan to house Confederate statue

North Carolina’s public university system rejected a proposal Friday to build a $5 million structure to house a toppled Confederate statue, opting instead to “go back to the drawing board” …

Russia probe cost surpasses $25 million since May 2017

The Russia investigation has cost more than $25 million since special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment, according to a new Justice Department report released Friday.

Mariners launch $3 million effort to combat homelessness

The Seattle Mariners have pledged $3 million for a new effort to prevent low-income renters facing eviction from falling into homelessness.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Judge orders Idaho to give transgender inmate gender surgery

A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in …

Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the …

Warren tackles race following criticism of DNA test release

Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity.

Priest crisscrosses U.S. performing random acts of kindness

Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds.

10 die of suspected food poisoning at Indian temple ceremony

At least 10 people in southern India died Friday of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple, police said.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

Trump picks Mulvaney to be next chief of staff

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took himself out of contention for White House chief of staff on Friday as President Donald Trump’s chaotic search for a new chief inched …

Wisconsin’s Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he …

May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball is in UK’s court

British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can …

Women’s March to roll out a political platform at 3rd DC rally

For two years, the Women’s March has cultivated an image: fiery protests, rallies, sit-ins, arrests and women taking to the streets en masse with catchy slogans, chants and songs. But …

AI start-up that screens babysitters halts launch, citing heavy backlash

Predictim, the artificial-intelligence start-up that sold automated “risk” screenings of babysitters, says it has put the service on “pause,” citing heavy backlash following a Washington Post report on the service …

Facebook says bug may have exposed photos of 7 million users

Facebook says a software bug affecting nearly 7 million users may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than what these users intended.