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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona U.S. Senate seat

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Sears sale plan blasted by creditors as ‘foolhardy gamble’

Chairman Eddie Lampert wants to keep Sears Holdings Corp. alive, but a group of the company’s creditors say they’d be better off if Sears were dead.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

South Hill assisted-living facility purchased by Oregon company

Brookdale Senior Living’s South Hill facility has been purchased by Avamere Family of Companies, headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Late Lauren McCluskey celebrated in Pullman

Kind, sensitive, intelligent, dedicated and beautiful were among the adjectives family members, friends and coaches used to describe Lauren McCluskey late Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Police dog finds suspect in ditch after home burglary in west Spokane

A Spokane resident locked herself in her bedroom and called 911 while a burglar rummaged through her home early Sunday, prompting a manhunt that ended when a police dog found …


Pocket-money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

Children can spend their allowance and chore money by shopping online or by tapping at contactless payment terminals in stores. Sound like a recipe for splurging? Not so, says one …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Around the Corner: Remote orthodontic business opens first Spokane location

Remote orthodontic business opens first Spokane location SmileDirectClub has opened its first SmileShop in the Spokane area.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Spokane’s Andy Billig to be Senate majority leader in 2019

Spokane Democrat Andy Billig was named majority leader of the state Senate Monday as members of the caucus gathered to select new leaders for the 2019 session.


Hunter killed in Nez Perce County in accidental shooting

A North Idaho man was killed Saturday near Soldiers Meadow Lake from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Stan Lee, creator of superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee’s name became synonymous with the company that would become Marvel Comics, which he joined as a teenage assistant and stayed with for much of his adult life.


Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer

Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital plan to give athenahealth shareholders $135 per share in a deal that will take the company private. That represents a roughly 12 percent premium …


Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics, different vibes

The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

Tech giants slide, pulling U.S. stock market sharply lower

A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

1 year after Mugabe fall, Zimbabwe asks ‘what has changed?’

A year after Robert Mugabe fell from power Zimbabwe’s economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain, bringing some Zimbabweans to ask `What has changed?’ and `Are things …


Migrant caravan moving to western Mexico city of Guadalajara

Several thousand Central American migrants marked a month on the road Monday as they hitched rides to the western Mexico city of Guadalajara and toward the U.S. border.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 12:10 a.m.

Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead in Northern California

The blaze was part of an outbreak of wildfires on both ends of the state. Together, they were blamed for 44 deaths.


Spokane City Council to hear proposal for Business Improvement District rate increases

Spokane City Council will consider raising fees for hundreds of downtown businesses inside the Business Improvement District during a hearing at their Monday meeting.


100 years ago in Spokane: German autocracy ‘can never come back,’ editorial declares

On the day after the end of the European war, The Spokesman-Review editorial page took the opportunity to celebrate.


Graves at tiny Idaho cemetery remain a mystery

Many people desire a final resting place that reflects the way they lived their life. A windswept parcel of ground covered in crested wheatgrass and dotted with sagebrush resting on …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 7:45 a.m.

Getting There: Yielding and merging onto freeway aren’t the same. (You should know with changes coming to I-90.)

Little known fact: Those yield signs that motorists face when joining highway traffic? They mean yield.


Then and Now: Union Station

Historian Robert Hyslop, in his book “Spokane Building Blocks,” explains why Spokane’s Union Station, shown under construction in 1913, was called a station and not a depot. There had already …


Devastation as deadly California blaze tallies grim stats

PARADISE, Calif. – As wildfires continued to rage on both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by …


Sisters’ deaths in N.Y. shows perils for Saudi women

The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the risky journeys Saudi women take …


Study: Carnivores’ return helps Yellowstone park streams

The return of wolves and cougars to Yellowstone National Park is helping restore a landscape that had been altered in their absence and allowing streams to return to a more …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

With combat experience spanning seven decades, vets gather at Arena Sunday

Local leaders honored veterans and those killed in action at during Sunday ceremony.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Boise Ponzi schemer posed as ‘God-fearing Christian’ to swindle victims, state says

A Boise builder posed as a “God-fearing Christian” and swindled dozens of his Ponzi scheme’s victims out of at least $4.9 million, the Idaho Finance Department claims in a lawsuit …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Gun sellers expect sales bump after Washington voters approve new rules

Starting next year,


‘Am I dreaming?’ Letter excerpts from WWI’s last day

At a Paris ceremony Sunday marking the centennial of the armistice ending the first global war, eight teenagers born in the 21st century read from letters and notes written on …