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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 12:45 p.m.

Democrats OK limiting party leaders’ role in picking nominee

After two years of sometimes ugly public fighting, Democratic Party leaders on Saturday voted to limit their own high-profile roles in choosing presidential nominees, giving even more weight to the …


Seattle area’s economic boom splashes over the Cascades, bringing work and worries

For Subsplash, a small Seattle-based maker of social apps for churches, the decision to open a second campus in Wenatchee this fall was easy. The Central Washington town has better …


Fire kills 19 at resort hotel in China’s northeast

At least 19 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the local government said.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

‘Mother Nature at her gnarliest’: Lane draws surfers looking for epic waves

With a historic hurricane threatening the islands, most residents had batteries, food and water on the brain. But surfers like Guyvan Taevil had something else in mind.


4 Seasons Roasting moving from downtown Spokane to Valley

Spokane’s first specialty coffee roaster, 4 Seasons Roasting Co., is planning to move its coffee-roasting facility to Spokane Valley by next year.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Congo: 2 who received experimental Ebola treatment recover

Congo’s health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what …


Eastern Idaho man dies after crashing at sand dunes

An eastern Idaho man has died after crashing his UTV at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Money and loyalty: A look inside dramatic Trump-Cohen rift

For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump, it’s always been about money and loyalty.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 1:05 p.m.

Pope in Ireland decries abuse cover-up, meets with victims

Pope Francis faced a lukewarm reception and scattered protests Saturday on his trip to Ireland, with even his vow to rid the church of the “scourge” of sexual abuse and …


Holy nights: New Marriott rooms to get Bible, Book of Mormon

Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion.


ICE issuing more immigrant ankle monitors. But do they work?

Federal authorities’ shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted with electronic monitoring …


Memory care facility coming to Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood

A nearly 40,000-square-foot memory care facility will be built in Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood, according to permits issued by the city.


Restaurant, pub envisioned for old schoolhouse in Vinegar Flats

The historic Lowell School, 2225 S. Inland Empire Way, hasn’t welcomed students since 1954, but it remains a landmark in the Vinegar Flats part of town in the Latah-Hangman neighborhood.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 9:44 a.m.

Mead schools, teachers union reach tentative contract; legislator calls for state intervention in strikes

Mead School District officials and the district’s teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement, with union members scheduled to vote on it Monday evening.


Fear and pain motivate both bullies and victims

I purposely began writing this reflection on the one-year anniversary weekend of the Charlottesville riot over racism and white supremacy. It was a tragic dramatic reminder of what bullying is …


50 years on, remembering Spokane’s Natatorium Park

This year marks the 50th anniversary since the Natatorium Park closed. Few alive today would remember the park in its glory days – but the ghost of a memory remains, …


100 years ago in Spokane: Editorial offers impassioned defense of Spokane as aviator’s training ground

The Spokesman-Review wrote an indignant editorial about the reasons federal authorities rejected Spokane as a wartime aviation training site.


Sue Lani Madsen: Log it, graze it or watch it burn

Three million acres burning, smoky skies blotting out the sun, businesses closed as people stay indoors to escape wind-driven emissions from a thousand small fires.


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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Kellyanne Conway keeps focus on Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Eastern Washington in Spokane stump speech

In a stump speech for the longtime Republican congresswoman, Kellyanne Conway kept her comments local and said that the GOP had a clear advantage in the district, just as it …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Teen killed in shooting near California school

Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was killed and an 18-year-old critically wounded when a gun battle broke out near a Northern California high school.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Spokane Gun Club votes to sell land to Valley School District

The Spokane Gun Club approved selling land to the Central Valley School District in a final vote Friday evening.


Fire at hot springs hotel in northeast Chinese city kills 18

At least 18 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, state news agency said.


Body found near Safeway in Hillyard; police say death not suspicious

A man was found dead in a car near Safeway near Hillyard in Spokane Friday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Students shake off jitters and start unpacking at Gonzaga move-in day

Move-in day at college is supposed to be a little stressful. There’s the packing and hauling, the long drive, the new environment, and at the end of it all, the …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

Frustrated northeast Washington politicians meet after judge blocks killing of Togo pack wolves

Politicians and ranchers in northeast Washington are chafing after two environmental groups from outside the state temporarily blocked the legal killing of members of the Togo wolf pack.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

State Supreme Court orders gun control initiative back on Washington’s November ballot

Washington voters will get to vote on a gun control initiative this November after all.


Powell signals more hikes ahead if U.S. economy stays strong

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Gala celebration: Variety now America’s top apple

The Red Delicious apple, an easy-to-transport variety that dominated grocery selection for decades, is no longer the most popular variety in the U.S. as the rise of the Gala apple …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are ‘negative, nasty’

President Donald Trump sought to unite Ohio’s fractious state Republican Party on Friday, bitterly complaining about “negative, nasty” Democrats and warning that the Democratic contender for governor would “destroy your …