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Trump administration will review pollution rules affecting Spokane River

Rules affecting the amount of cancer-causing chemicals flowing into the Spokane River will be reviewed by the Trump administration. Business and industry groups petitioned for the review last year, urging …


Spin Control: Inslee gets his weather patterns wrong in coal debate

Could we really be breathing coal smoke from Mississippi, as Gov. Jay Inslee suggested?


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 12:21 a.m.

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown on abortion, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood

A vacancy on the closely divided U.S. Supreme Court has renewed talks about the long-standing court decision that ensured the availability of abortion in the United States. The congresswoman and …


Prices, production looking good for Washington wheat despite uncertain markets

Belching clouds of orange dust, the massive red machines crawled along the hillsides north of Reardan eating endless rows of amber stalks.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Steve Groene, father of kidnapping victim Shasta Groene, fighting eviction from Coeur d’Alene home

A house in Coeur d’Alene was supposed to be a gift for Shasta Groene, the lone survivor of one of the region’s most horrific crimes. But more than a decade …


100 years ago in Spokane: Wobblies arrests uncover plans for general strike

Spokane police said they found a general strike order in the shoe of E. Hofstede, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies), when they arrested him.


Eye on Boise: Behind the numbers, what the polls tell us about Idaho’s race for governor

Two major statewide polls in the Idaho governor’s race provide some interesting insights into where the race stands, but they may not be the same conclusions drawn by the group …


Motley Fool: Shopping for Shopify

Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) helps more than 600,000 businesses sell their products online. It offers more than 100 website templates to help customize the experience, and it can provide services such …


Why banks are giving tellers raises instead of pink slips

After banks received generous tax cuts in December, several of the nation’s largest – including Wells Fargo & Co., PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and Fifth Third Bancorp – said …


Smoky skies and the Great Indoors

There have been some good things about August’s on again/off again smoke-filled air. I mean, if you really think about it.


Cherry growers seek tariff relief on estimated $86 million loss

Washington state cherry growers say they stand to lose an estimated $86 million this season due to retaliatory tariffs in place in the U.S. trade war with China.


Central Washington Hospital to close rehab center

A need for additional nursing staff in other parts of Central Washington Hospital will lead to the closure of the hospital’s transitional care center.


McMorris Rodgers tells Inlander she is ‘open’ to Jim Jordan as Speaker

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said this week she has not ruled out support for Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in his bid for Speaker of the House.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

A request for correction by Rep. Matt Shea was not ignored. It never arrived.

On May 6,


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Spokane celebrates Native culture with Gathering at the Falls Powwow

Ringing bells and drum beats filled Riverfront Park Saturday, as hundreds of Native American families gathered on the shores of the Spokane River for a powwow celebrating heritage, culture and …


Italy: Catholic church, Albania, Ireland to take migrants

Catholic bishops, tiny Albania and Ireland agreed to take the 140 migrants blocked aboard an Italian coast guard vessel, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Saturday, announcing the end of 10-day standoff …


Idaho State athletic director placed on administrative leave

Idaho State University Athletic Director Jeff Tingey has been placed on administrative leave by the school, but no reason was given.


Whale killed by ship now a harvest celebration as Makah Nation prepares feast

The death of a 31-foot humpback whale killed by a ship that broke the whale’s jaw and fractured its skull has turned into a celebration at Neah Bay, where the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

7 arrested in protest over torn-down Confederate statue

Officials say seven people have been arrested at a rally calling for a century-old Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina to be returned after it was yanked down …


‘Private’ mess: Musk’s credibility goes from bad to worse

First it was the shocking tweet that funding was secured and Tesla may go private, then a statement that the money wasn’t locked down after all. Two weeks later it’s …


Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

Mayo, Florida, is holding the mayo, at least for a few days.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Squirrel causes thousands to lose power in North Spokane

A squirrel appears to be the cause of temporary power outages that affected thousands in North Spokane Saturday morning.


A man thinks female drivers are ‘incompetent’ – so he shot them, police say

Nicholas Dagostino hated female drivers, authorities say, so much so that he shot them while they were driving.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Tourist bus crashes in Bulgaria; 16 reported killed

Bulgaria’s health minister says a tourist bus has flipped over on a highway near Sofia, the capital, killing at least 15 people and leaving 27 others injured.


Public warned: Stay away from Miriam Fire area

Fire officials are reminding people to observe closures in the area around the Miriam Fire after two hunters disrupted fire operations.


CDC approves nasal-spray vaccine for flu season

After advising the public to avoid the nasal-spray version of the flu vaccine for the past two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now giving it the …


Trump suggests U.S. close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico

President Donald Trump says the United States is close to a “big Trade Agreement” with Mexico and he’s citing improving ties between the two countries.


China blasts Trump comment; Seoul regrets Pompeo trip delay

China on Saturday lashed out at President Donald Trump for accusing Beijing of not being supportive in efforts to denuclearize North Korea, while South Korea called the U.S. decision to …


Russian opposition leader Navalny detained, hurt in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained Saturday outside his home in Moscow ahead of planned nationwide anti-government protest rallies, and his spokeswoman said he was later taken to a …