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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited – this time over President Donald Trump’s plan …

FBI official feared Russia probe would end after Comey fired

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview aired Thursday that he worried that investigations into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice would …

Front Porch: Managing frozen middle digit for the birds

This is about my wounded finger.

Spokane Great Outdoors and Bike Expo will stage its first dog fashion show Feb. 24

Fashionable dogs will be making an appearance at the first Outdoor Dog Fashion Show at the annual Great Outdoors and Bike Expo set for Feb. 23-24 at the Spokane Convention …

Area students share musical talents at Solo and Ensemble Festival, qualify for state

Early this month music students from Spokane and Mead competed in the Solo and Ensemble Festival hosted by the Spokane Falls Music Educators Association to win a chance to advance …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

We escaped to Hawaii. They kept working without pay. Remarkably, everyone was gracious.

And the answer is – cheerful and helpful. The question? What were the men and women of Spokane International Airport security like first thing in the morning after more than …

‘Spokane Women Together: Portraits and Stories’ exhibit on display at Spokane Valley Library

The Spokane Valley Library is marking Women’s History Month by hosting a photography exhibit during February that features portraits of women from nine countries who speak 14 languages and come …

Spokane Valley aims to speed up permits for northeast industrial area

Spokane Valley is considering a measure that speeds up the permitting process for potential businesses in the city’s northeast industrial area.

West Valley High School announces first-semester honor roll for 2018-19 school year

West Valley High School in Spokane Valley has announced its first-semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.

Love story: Doellefelds’ life together full of hugs; quitting was never an option

Walt Doellefeld’s life began in 1942 in Nazi Germany. His father was a payroll officer with the Wehrmacht assigned to Gen. Erwin Rommel’s army in Africa.

New traffic study set for Elks Lodge site

Whipple Consulting Engineers is holding a second traffic study meeting for a proposed multifamily development on the former Elks Lodge site in Spokane Valley. Todd Whipple of Whipple Consulting Engineers, …

Industrial grade 3D printer a game changer: Riverpoint Academy eagerly awaits new machine bought with Hagan grant

Teachers at Riverpoint Academy in the Mead School District are eagerly awaiting the arrival of an industrial grade 3D printing machine paid for by a $23,860 grant from the Hagan …

Gardening: Spokane Edible Tree Project’s workshop series gets tree owners ready for annual gleaning

The Spokane Edible Tree Project has gleaned over 100,000 pounds of apples, pears, plums, peaches, raspberries and blueberries from Spokane backyard trees since its inception in 2013. The Tree Project …

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High school sweethearts with a French connection

Mike and Jackie Tebbets met in France in the mid-1960s and a romance blossomed.

A first date in the skies

In a Cessna 172, Dave and Dianne McDermott began a courtship.

Picking raspberries and fighting cancer takes love

Kim and Keith Brewer’s young love story includes overcoming cancer.

Magic beneath a bomber’s wing

Beneath the wing of a B-52, John and Kathie Foerster met to begin a life together.

Call it a dating game of ‘Red Light, Green Light’

Mark and Steffanie Anderson met 35 years ago at a Portland stoplight.

100 years ago in Spokane: Police commissioner vows to arrest anyone passing out socialist flyer calling for ‘social revolution’

Under cover of night, Spokane radicals distributed handbills throughout downtown calling for, among other things, “Social Revolution.”

Three plates of spilled green jello spark a life together

William and Liz Wrigglesworth met when he couldn’t keep a plate of green Jell-O from spilling on the floor.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

In House’s Yemen vote, Congress reasserts war-making powers

Asserting congressional authority over war-making powers, the House passed a resolution Wednesday that would force the administration to withdraw U.S. troops from involvement in Yemen, in a rebuke of President …

Perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche dead at 96

Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Ferris High School resource officer resigns; Spokane School Board hears public concerns of ‘implicit bias’

Three weeks after an African-American student was pinned by a resource officer at Ferris High School, dozens of citizens contended implicit bias within the district exists.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 7:14 a.m.

Driving a plow can get stressful – especially when mad driveway shovelers go to extremes

Shoveling snow from sidewalks can be a tough job, but for Spokane County plow drivers, removing it from the roads presents even greater challenges.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Cougar Country Drive-In to stay closed until further notice

A post Tuesday on Cougar Country Drive-In’s Facebook page from the business’ owner says the Pullman restaurant is closed until further notice.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Here’s what you should know about snow gates, the plowing tool that lowers berms in front of driveways

The city of Spokane, Spokane County and Coeur d’Alene have all outfitted some of their snow removal equipment with the hydraulic devices that are intended to prevent berms in front …

Trump pans Venezuelan leader’s refusal of humanitarian aid during meeting with Colombian president

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s refusal to accept humanitarian aid a “terrible mistake” and the decision an example of what can happen when the wrong …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Newman Lake dog wins best of breed at Westminster

Pancho won his class, but he almost had a chance to win it all.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Honest in Ivory sells designer wedding gowns in warehouse space

Cassie David named her bridal boutique Honest in Ivory. She thought something “a little cheeky” would be appropriate.