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UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Hawaii officials want a peaceful end to telescope protests

Officials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National Guard troops or use force on peaceful telescope protesters blocking access to the state’s highest peak

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

2020 Democrats grapple with how to pay for ‘Medicare for All’

Democratic presidential hopefuls campaigning on ‘Medicare for All’ grapple with a thorny question: how to pay for it

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge

The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio, killing 34 people, was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to cut print edition to 3 days

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, one of Pennsylvania’s largest newspapers, will cut its print edition to three days as it grapples with declining advertising and digital threats, according to newsroom sources and …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

‘We were part of that’: WSU research team made largely forgotten contribution to man’s first moon visit

A team of researchers on the Palouse pitched in directly to the $24 billion effort that sent man to the moon’s surface 50 years ago today, but their contribution to …

Police seek information about SUV filmed before shooting of EWU football players

The Spokane Police Department is looking for information about the occupants of a light colored SUV caught on surveillance footage at the intersection of W. Main Ave. and Division St. …

University of Idaho professor to receive presidential award for science

University of Idaho associate professor Tara Hudiburg has been selected as one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

The NASA logo is having a moment

The NASA logo is having a moment in the retail spotlight

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

Judge to give Motel 6 settlement preliminary nod in suit

A federal judge has told Motel 6 and civil rights attorneys he plans to give his preliminary nod to a settlement in the case involving guests who complained the national …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

As crews begin to contain Hanford-area wildfire, smoke’s path uncertain

Smoke from the nearly 42,000-acre Cold Creek wildfire near the Tri-Cities is not expected to reach Spokane this weekend.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Idaho music event canceled amid immigration enforcement fear

A music festival in southern Idaho has been canceled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

U.S. to send asylum seekers back to dangerous part of Mexico

HOUSTON – The U.S. government on Friday expanded its requirement that asylum seekers wait outside the country to a part of the Texas Rio Grande Valley across from one of …

Rain Pryor Vane, daughter of comedy legend Richard Pryor, running for Baltimore City Council

Actress Rain Pryor Vane has thrown her hat in the ring for a Baltimore’s City Council seat.

Report: Equifax to pay $700 million settlement for 2017 data breach

The Wall Street Journal says Equifax will pay around $700 million to settle with the FTC over a 2017 data breach that exposed some 150 million people’s social security numbers …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

City of Spokane faces second lawsuit over handling of homeless camp, demonstration

An attorney with the nonprofit Center for Justice filed the lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of Richard Dahl, a homeless man who lived in the tent city dubbed “Camp Hope” until …

Biden’s son Hunter makes his 1st 2020 campaign appearance

Joe Biden’s son Hunter makes 2020 presidential campaign trail debut with his father two weeks after the former vice president praised him for battling through “tough times” including years of …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Hutton Settlement kicks off centennial celebration with officials, alums, Babe Ruth’s granddaughter

It’s been 91 years since Levi William “L.W.” Hutton last visited his century-old children’s home in Spokane Valley. But after Friday’s centennial celebration, in which the bright, bronze statue depicting …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Reined-in rate-cut expectations, Iran tensions hit S&P 500

U.S. stocks pulled further back from their records on Friday to cap the weakest week for the S&P 500 since May.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello is under siege

Tinder bypasses Google Play joining revolt against app store fee

Tinder joined a growing backlash against app store taxes by bypassing Google Play in a move that could shake up the billion-dollar industry dominated by Google and Apple Inc.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray’s price and features draw gasps

TUSTIN, Calif. – The crowd audibly gasped as General Motors president Mark Reuss said prices for the radically new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will start under $60,000, astoundingly close to …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Court documents shed new light on Wednesday killing of 20-year-old woman ; suspect’s bond set at $1 million

The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the young woman killed Wednesday in Spokane’s Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

School resource deputy recounts first chaotic moments of Freeman High shooting

Armored with weathered skin and a hint of sunburn, Spokane County Deputy Ron Nye looked down and went silent Friday when the prosecutor asked how the shooting at Freeman High …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Maximum sentence handed down to Guajardo for role in 2015 murder, dismemberment

A man convicted of murdering and dismembering another man in 2015 was sentenced to 47 years in prison on Thursday.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Three-structure fire in West Central likely caused by squatters, neighbors say

Fire crews battled a three-structure fire Friday morning in West Central that neighbors say likely started from frequently seen squatters.

Pilot flying to Felts Field makes emergency landing on Idaho freeway with no damage to plane

A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Iran’s seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

Iran has seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions with the West

Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles of terrain in the West. The …

Russian NHL star criticizes Vladimir Putin, says Russia is a nation of ‘lawlessness’

One of the NHL’s top Russian hockey players broke ranks with his countrymen to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview published Thursday on a Russian language YouTube page.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Appeals court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule

A U.S. appeals court panel has sided with the Trump administration, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that mining companies take financial responsibility for future pollution …