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Batkid won our hearts. Now he’s cancer free.

When he was 5 years old and battling leukemia, the boy known as Batkid captivated the country as he dramatically “saved” Gotham from the bad guys in 2013. He just …


Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam

A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to …


Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to U.S. border

Members of a migrant caravan started to meet some local resistance as they continued to arrive by the hundreds in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where a group of …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Search continues Thursday for Spokane man who mysteriously disappeared in Santa Clara after 49ers football game

The search continued Thursday for a Spokane man who disappeared Monday night after a San Francisco 49es football game in Santa Clara, California.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Fire death toll now reaches 63 and counting in Northern California

Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Pelosi claims ‘overwhelming support’ among Dems for speaker

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has “overwhelming support” among fellow Democrats to become the next House speaker, and says: “I intend to win the speakership with Democratic votes.”


Students go broke for a day: Poverty simulation helps WSU students understand challenges

About 25 students were thrown in jail, got fired from their jobs, bartered with a pawn shop owner and tried to survive natural disasters Wednesday at the Washington State University …


No damage reported following eastern Idaho earthquake

Authorities in southeastern Idaho say there are no reports of damage following a 3.8-magnitude earthquake.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

FAA evaluates a potential design flaw on Boeing’s 737 MAX after Lion Air crash

Analysts, including former Boeing flight controls experts, are concerned that a new automated flight control system on Boeing’s 737 MAX may be flawed and that the way it changed the …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor said Thursday he’s seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the …


Thousands of calls and 43 years later, fire Capt. Greg Borg ready to hang up uniform

For 43 years, Spokane Fire Department Capt. Greg Borg, 68, has answered the call –actually thousands of calls.


Local jewelry-maker brings a new kind of artwork to library’s creator in residence program

Jewelry-maker Sondra Barrington is November’s creator in residence at the North Spokane Library, but if you haven’t signed up for her classes, it’s too late. “They’re all full, with wait …


Come sunshine, rain or snow, the Mt. Spokane equestrian team will be ready to ride

It was a chilly night in the barn Monday and the horses of students from the Mt. Spokane High School Equestrian Team made their way through an obstacle course with …


Birds of prey on display at learning center

The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center will host a “Raptor Rampage” open house Saturday and no, that doesn’t have anything to do with dinosaurs. Instead the center will showcase its …


Rob Curley: Come help us close out the Kettle Kickoff charity drive – we’ve got ‘Olaf’ your Christmas cheer right here

Last year, our newspaper was asked to participate in the Salvation Army’s Kettle Kickoff. We were all ready. But I was especially ready. Dressed as Santa, the generosity I saw …


Saltese Flats wetlands project underway for wildlife, water

Spokane County has started construction on the Saltese Flats wetland restoration project that will provide educational and recreational opportunities for residents. The restoration project, located west of the Saltese Uplands …


Feature creature: L.A.

LA is a great gal with lots of energy. LA enjoys playing with toys and is food motivated. She will need an active home that keeps her engaged and provides …


Front Porch: Letters to home

The letters by Jack Rogers came from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from Camp Pontchartrain, Louisiana, from Dutch East Indies, New Guinea, and the Philippines – approximately 150 in all.


After 131 years, Dodson’s Jewelry – Spokane’s longest-running retail business – is closing

The story of Dodson’s Jewelry spans well over a century. But after 131 years of family ownership, the story of the oldest retail store in Spokane is coming to an …


Deer Park rancher Beryl Baker leaves behind philanthropic, land legacy

A $1 million fund established in the names of his two sons whose lives were cut short in the 1980s isn’t the only gift Beryl Baker left behind. His sprawling …


100 years ago in Spokane: Nurses battling flu lauded; Washington Cracker Co. changes name

The Spokesman-Review honored the heroes in the battle against the Spanish flu: the nurses at the city’s emergency influenza hospital. “They have worked often for 48 hours at a stretch,” …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on working in the minority, leadership of her party and specter of impeachment

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers spoke Wednesday about the prospects in a House of Representatives led by Democrats for the first time since 2011. She said there were no grounds for …


Integrated 911 center could go forward without city of Spokane

City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.


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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

At least 2 sea lions found shot near Seattle

Federal officials are investigating after at least two California sea lions that washed ashore near Seattle were killed by gunshot wounds.


Seeking a 2020 comeback, House GOP elects McCarthy as leader

Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back …


Electronic driving systems don’t always work, tests show

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

WSP ramping up Apple Cup, Thanksgiving patrols

Thanksgiving break for Washington State University is right around the corner, as is the highly anticipated Apple Cup in Pullman, and troopers will be ramping up their patrols in response …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Here’s why the Arlene’s Flowers case is back in the state Supreme Court’s hands

The Arlene’s Flowers case is back before the state Supreme Court, nearly two years after justices unanimously ruled that the Richland flower shop’s owner broke the law when she refused …


Idaho man gets life in prison for child pornography

A southwestern Idaho man who had more than 30,000 child pornography files and used his wife’s daughter to produce child pornography has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.