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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isn’t a “RAT” like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russia …


Spokane’s increasingly worst-kept secret: It’s a great place to live and work

Millennials are moving to Spokane for its affordability, vibrant social scene and and welcoming business climate.


‘We love you, Lindsey’: Family, friends remember McCleary girl who disappeared in 2009

Tables in the church foyer were lined with photos of Lindsey Baum, from when she was a baby up to age 10. There she was in a cowboy hat, in …


Tickets to candidate forum with Brown, McMorris Rodgers available on Monday

Free tickets for the first televised candidate forum featuring the candidates vying to represent Eastern Washington in Congress will be given away on Monday.


Safeguarding utility workers: UI grads create device to reduce electrocution deaths

Tim Ledford, Brandon Bledsoe and John Thompson developed a


Lost Summer: Wildfires make August campfires an endangered species

The month of August in the great Northwest once meant campfires, visits to deep lakes that had finally warmed enough for all-day fun, and last-chance vacations before school ended outdoor …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4 p.m.

Open Spokane County assessor seat draws two Republican candidates

Two Republican candidates are vying to become the newest Spokane County assessor following current assessor Vicki Horton’s retirement announcement earlier this year.


100 years ago in Spokane: Editorial crows over Wobblies’ courtroom defeat

The Spokane Daily Chronicle’s editorial page celebrated what it considered a historic win: a courtroom victory in Chicago against the Wobblies.


BBB Tip of the Week: Protect yourself when heading back to school

Parents want their dollars go the furthest when purchasing items for children going back to grade school. For parents who have kids going to college, it’s essential to take time …


Can you afford to help your kid start a business?

These household-name businesses were launched thanks to investments by the founders’ parents. But parents also have sunk plenty of money into their offsprings’ doomed enterprises, sometimes endangering their retirements and …


Paul Turner: Some things don’t change

Markets disappear, prices fluctuate and the politics of farm policy can make a farmer scratch his head. But Roy Dube’s quiet pride in being a farmer has not changed. And …


Motley Fool: A mouse for your house

Walt Disney’s future looks as strong as ever, and its stock seems undervalued today.


Shawn Vestal: The Six-Figure Club threatens to weigh down Spokane City Hall

Six-figure salaries could mean sustainability problems for the city’s budget. Numbers crunchers have talked for years about the consequences of possible “structural gap” between salaries and revenues. That pressure has …


Week Ahead

Conventions Goodguys Great NW Nationals - Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, Sunday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 10,000 attendees.


Business Beat

Accounting Nicholas Knapton P.S. has announced the promotion of Rachael Rizley and Seth DeNardi. Rizley has been named supervisor after her promotion from senior accountant. DeNardi has been promoted to …


No better time than now to come out of retirement

The jobless rate for workers 55 and older is just 3.1 percent, according to AARP’s calculation of government jobs data last month. That’s even lower than the 3.9 percent for …


Eye on Boise: Heart-warming ad misleads in initiative campaign

A new campaign commercial airing statewide urges Idaho voters to back Proposition 1 on the November ballot. But the commercial never says what the ballot measure would do: Reauthorize betting …


Spin Control: Primary turnout strong in Eastern Washington

Does better voter turnout depend on postage-paid ballots, or competitive races?


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert

At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

Chick-fil-A branch planned for Gonzaga campus

Chick-fil-A is coming to Spokane. UPDATE: It’s not.


Strong, deep undersea quake shakes Fiji; no damage expected

A deep, undersea earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck Fiji and small tsunami waves have been observed but no damage reported.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

More than 1,000 gather for Spokane Good Guys car show

Thousands of vintage automobile enthusiasts filtered through the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on Saturday to purchase hot rods and show off their vintage car collections at the Goodguys …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Gun rights enthusiasts joined by Shea, Fagan at Franklin Park rally

Armed gun enthusiasts and local politicians gathered at Franklin Park Saturday to advocate for their second amendment rights


Colorado legislative aide punished for Putin portrait prank

An adviser to a Democratic legislative leader in Colorado has been punished for helping a progressive group put a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin on brief display at the …


California drops wildfire utility liability protection plan

California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now.


Marine laboratory works to save hundreds of animals dying in Florida red tide

Things are grim in southwest Florida. A toxic algal bloom is poisoning one of most biodiverse regions in the United States. Hundreds of manatees, turtles and dolphins have washed up …


Pakistan’s Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

Pakistan’s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last …


Google refused order to release data. Will other companies bow under pressure?

Earlier this year, a federal judge signed a search warrant for a windfall of private information to help find the robber responsible for a string of crimes in southern Maine.


Ex-Skagit County sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to fraud

A former Skagit County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole money from a fund for police dog training.


Ex-Bellevue cop arrested again in domestic violence case

A former Bellevue police officer has been arrested again in a domestic violence case.