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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 3 p.m.

Idaho transportation workers find 2 explosives under bridge

Idaho construction contractors ran into something scary on Halloween as they conducted maintenance repairs on the Idaho 45 bridge over the Snake River: two unexploded military ordnances.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Bunker Hill Mining Corp. reaches new lease-purchase deal for historic Kellogg property

A Canadian company trying to reopen the historic Bunker Hill Mine has renegotiated the lease-purchase option after defaulting on payments in October.


Seattle Archdiocese pays $7M to settle sex abuse claims

Jim Hauer’s case is among a spate of sexual-abuse claims separately brought by six men that the archdiocese recently settled by collectively paying nearly $7 million. Hauer and the five …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Authorities: Custody dispute played role in Ohio family’s 2016 slaying

Authorities arrested a family of four Tuesday in the gruesome 2016 slayings of eight people from another family in rural Ohio, a crime that prosecutors suggested stemmed from a custody …


Police arrest man downtown after reports of gunshots

A man was arrested Monday night after multiple people reported a drive-by shooting in the area of Sprague Avenue and Browne Street in downtown Spokane.


FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 – marking a rise for the third straight year – with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Sheriff: California wildfire’s death toll rises to 48

Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as …


Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 10:57 a.m.

Southern California wildfire roars to life in wilderness

Southern California’s huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area even as many neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled its advance last week.


Starbucks laying off 350 people, mostly at Seattle headquarters

Starbucks is notifying about 350 corporate employees Tuesday that they no longer have a job with the Seattle coffee giant, an expected wave of layoffs associated with a reorganization announced …


Homeland Security secretary expected to leave

President Donald Trump has soured on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job, perhaps as soon as this week, according to two people with …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 2:19 p.m.

More U.S. kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that they still aren’t sure what’s causing it.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Phillip Tyler announces run for Spokane City Council president, says domestic allegations are the past

Phillip Tyler, a prominent community activist who has faced multiple allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wives, announced Tuesday he’s running for Spokane City Council President.


Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department’s own succession plan …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.’s smooth exit from …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:02 a.m.

Middleton parents rally to reinstate principal while the school board stays mum

Parents rallied around a suspended principal at


Cowlitz tribe sues Clark County Sheriff’s Office

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is suing the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to prevent it from releasing video surveillance of an alleged assault in October at ilani casino.


Homeowners are spending, Home Depot is winning

Home Depot breezed past all expectations in the third quarter and raised its annual profit expectations again as Americans plow money into their homes, even amid hints that the housing …


CNN sues White House to regain access for reporter Jim Acosta

CNN sued the Trump administration on behalf of reporter Jim Acosta on Tuesday, asking a court to restore Acosta’s White House press pass after President Donald Trump suspended it last …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

It’s official: Amazon says Northern Virginia, New York will get headquarters expansion

Amazon on Tuesday made it official: The company’s headquarters expansion will be in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Long Island City neighborhood of New York.


Public comments due this week on Greenstone’s proposed Garden District on South Hill

A proposed development of 236 homes and 38,000 square feet of office, retail and commercial space on Spokane’s South Hill faces a deadline this week as it seeks approval from …


Startup Spokane helps local entrepreneurs develop their ideas, launch companies

Startup Spokane returns this weekend for its 11th round of coaching entrepreneurs through creating a company in 54 hours.


Paul Turner: If you spend cold days griping about Spokane winters, you probably really love this place

Local residents complaining about early signs of winter isn’t just a tiresome form of whining. It’s a love song to Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:10 a.m.

Council delays vote on relaxing Spokane City Hall visiting rules amid concerns it would become daytime shelter

A proposal that some say will turn City Hall into a daytime homeless shelter has been shelved for at least a month after city employees raised concerns about safety and …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …


100 years ago in Spokane: Flu death toll rises, but theaters hope for end to ban on public gatherings

Spokane’s theaters were making plans to open after a nearly month-long closure due to the outbreak of the Spanish flu.


Painted Hills developers propose dumping 330,000 cubic yards of dirt for Spokane Valley housing project

Developers may dump 330,000 cubic yards of dirt atop the old Painted Hills Golf Course in Spokane Valley as part of a plan to bring the site above the floodplain …


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Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead

PARADISE, Calif. – More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42 – making it the …


City Council approves annual property tax increase

Spokane City Council approved a 1 percent property tax increase Monday, which will be used to pay for police and fire department vehicles.