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New accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination; Trump stands firm

A second allegation emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and …


Michael Baumgartner, David Green differ on role of Spokane County treasurer

Both candidates for Spokane County treasurer have lots of experience. But they differ on the kind of experience that’s better suited for the job and how to use that experience.


100 years ago in Spokane: Bootlegger accuses police officer of taking a bribe

An expose of a bootlegging scheme resulted in the arrest of a prominent local barber and the suspension of Spokane police officer.


Then and Now: 1972 International House of Pancakes

Thing were changing quickly in the early 1970s in Spokane. Civic leaders were planning for Expo ’74, and businesses were changing the look of downtown Spokane. On the corner of …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Getting There: How do we fix our crumbling roadways?

Every year, Washington’s vehicles get hit with $656 in needless damage due to poor road conditions. Since we’re not ponying up enough to pay for our roads, we instead are …


Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

BERLIN – With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year’s U.N. General Assembly are …


Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition feeling hopeless …


Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.


As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough

Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Idaho teens reached out to Kavanaugh accuser. Now they’re getting attention, too

“We feel connected to the 15-year-old girl still living inside of you, and are outraged by the 17-year-old boy still living inside of him,” wrote three Idaho girls in an …


German government reaches deal to solve spy chief dispute

Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition reached a deal Sunday to resolve a standoff over the future of the country’s intelligence chief, a dispute that has further dented …


Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a …


Arrival of turtles with painted shells at airport causes Customs quandary

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, its inspectors “have seen some interesting things” in passenger baggage at Dulles, but the four baby turtles with the painted shells “was a …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Eye on Boise: Idaho Debates schedule unveiled

The Idaho Debates schedule has been announced, with six debates scheduled in October in Idaho’s top election contests.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 11:01 a.m.

Trump signs spending bill to increase Hanford budget

President Trump signed spending bills Friday that include a budget increase for the Hanford nuclear reservation.


Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law.


U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.


Her husband was arrested. In 2 weeks, she was dead. Would protection order have helped?

On Aug. 29, a magistrate judge declined a Canyon County prosecutor’s request to put a no-contact order in place between Philip Butler and his wife. Two weeks later, police believe …


Controversy heats up over removal of Lower Snake River dams as orcas suffer losses

Orca champions have joined forces with dam busters, bringing new energy to an old fight to take down the Lower Snake River dams.


Japan’s oldest winemaker readies for European grape onslaught

With the removal of tariffs on European wines as soon as next year, Kirin Holdings Co.’s wine-making unit is betting on Japanese grapes to weather the onslaught.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in U.S.

The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he …


Sheriff takes heat for post on his Facebook page

Nez Perce County Sheriff Joe Rodriguez apologized Saturday for a meme his wife posted to his Facebook page that mocked women who don’t immediately report sexual assault.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 9 p.m.

The writing on the stalls: Students paint messages of hope

Students at Crossroads High School want their classmates to find hope in an unexpected place.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

An ideal niche product for baseball fans who want to put their heads together

He doesn’t make bobbleheads. He makes display cases that you put your bobbleheads in.Talk about a niche business.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

As Senate hearing set for Brett Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as …


The Dirt: Buildings’ demolition clears way for Larry H. Miller dealership parking lots

More than two full city blocks in the city core are being remade for the creation of parking lots for a large downtown auto dealership, according to permits issued by …


Eye on Boise: Paulette Jordan campaign chief’s resignation: Was it over PAC, or on-job friction?

Paulette Jordan’s campaign released a photo Thursday of its then-campaign manager, Michael Rosenow, posing with Jordan’s opponent in the race for governor, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, at a Little …


How to respond to racist robocalls from North Idaho: Accordion-playing clowns, says Virginia man

Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible …


Will adding a sour kick get millennials to eat raisins?

Sun-Maid Raisins is easily one of the most recognizable brands in the United States. But even the company’s iconic red bonnet-wearing farm girl hasn’t been enough to keep this century-old …


Maria Cantwell seeking fourth term in U.S. Senate in race against Susan Hutchison

Republican challenger Susan Hutchison has a tough assignment in a campaign against three-term incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell.