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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Balboa Elementary music teacher teaching African rhythms with new tubano drums purchased with grant money

Katie Munro’s music classes at Balboa Elementary in north Spokane have a cadence set by African drums thanks to a $2,000 Making Music Matter grant from the Washington Music Education …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Washington could sue over Trump’s national emergency order

Washington is preparing to sue the federal government over President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to expand the border wall if any state funding is cut, Gov. Jay …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

Protests slam Trump’s emergency declaration for border wall

Protesters converged in cities around the country Monday to decry President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to fund his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Bill to keep Idaho wolf control board headed to governor

Legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Idaho man arrested following nearly 4-hour standoff

Police say they arrested a man after he forced entry into a woman’s home and threatened her with a gun in western Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Florida student charged with misdemeanor after refusing to recite Pledge of Allegiance

A Florida student is facing misdemeanor charges after a confrontation with a teacher that began with his refusal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and escalated into what officials described …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Oakland Catholic diocese names 45 priests accused of sexual abuse

In a move aimed at reassuring parishioners amid renewed scrutiny of the Roman Catholic Church, the Diocese of Oakland named 45 priests Monday who had been credibly accused over the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Police: Man fatally shot outside Everett restaurant

Police say a man was shot and killed outside a fast-food restaurant in northwest Washington state


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks

World stocks mostly rose on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development

China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

First private Israel lunar mission launching from Florida this week

A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private spacecraft to land on the moon.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Ancient site linked to Caesar’s murder to open to public

A complex of ancient temples in Rome that are linked to the scene of Julius Caesar’s murder will be opened to the public.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Kashmir tensions increase as 7 killed in fighting

Tensions escalated in the aftermath of a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with seven people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers scoured the area for …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Trump pleads with Venezuela’s military to back Guaido

President Donald Trump will seek on Monday to rally support in the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido, saying Venezuela’s “current path toward democracy is …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

DC’s many prankster activists turn anger into street theater

From fake street signs to Robert Mueller-themed ice cream trucks, activists in the nation’s capital have honed a particular brand of performative prankster-style protest.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Ex-Idaho transportation worker files lawsuit over firing

A former Idaho Transportation Department employee alleges in a lawsuit that he was fired after notifying a federal agency about possible nuclear violations.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Wrong-way driver killed in crash with US Postal truck

A wrong-way driver was killed after crashing into a U.S. Postal Service truck on state Route 520 in Redmond, Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism – the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

More than 300 Islamic State militants surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed forces and are trying to negotiate an exit, Syrian activists …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Budget committee approves $2.2 billion for Idaho schools

The Legislature’s budget-setting committee has approved about a 6 percent increase to $2.2 billion for public schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint

Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper’s doorsteps, says it wants to be greener.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley paint store destroyed in Sunday night fire

A Spokane Valley paint store was completely destroyed Sunday night in a fire.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russia probe

President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

100 years ago today: League of Nations idea divides Spokane

The establishment of the League of Nations – an early attempt to form a United Nations-style organization – was a divisive issue in Spokane. Some critics, including U.S. Sen. Miles …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Faith and Values: Door closes, but a window opens, if you’re looking

“It’s not fair.” That phrase has come up a lot lately.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Then and Now: Taylor Bros. Department Store

Taylor Bros. at Five Mile Shopping Center was among the region’s projects started by businessman Colin Taylor. It is now Anytime Fitness.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Adults and students may soon use the same Spokane libraries at schools

When it comes to the future of libraries in Spokane, civic leaders aren’t going by the book – they’re writing a new one. It’s been a great read so far. …