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UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Barr, Mueller trade barbs as Russia probe rift goes public

Attorney General William Barr defended his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report on Wednesday amid new revelations that Mueller expressed frustration to Barr about how the attorney general …

Dr. Zorba Paster: Vegetarian, vegan diets help diabetics lower blood sugar

If you are diabetic, recent research from the British Medical Journal points out that a vegetarian or vegan diet might be just what the doctor ordered. Lower blood sugar, improved …

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Firefighters respond again to massive fire at glass company in east Spokane

A massive fire erupted for the second time in less than two years early Wednesday at the former Tormino’s Sash and Glass in east Spokane.

Kootenai County GOP embraces promoters of far-right ‘Pizzagate’ and ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theories

Kootenai County Republicans claim they voted last week to promote freedom of speech. In doing so, they embraced a couple who have promoted the far-right hoax known as “Pizzagate” and …

Shawn Vestal: From downtown developer to federal convict, the fall of Ron Wells is stunning

A superstitious person might wonder if there’s a curse on the Ridpath Hotel, whose history has been marked by saviors who turn out to be con men.

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

Trump, Dems agree infrastructure crumbling, but lack of details leave local officials uncertain

Road building has a long history of bridging the political chasm in Washington, D.C. How to pay for such infrastructure, however, can drive the wedge in.

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

Edmund Schweitzer joins legends with induction into National Inventors Hall of Fame

With ambition and a revolutionary idea to make the power grid safer, more reliable and efficient, Edmund Schweitzer launched a business that today boasts more than 5,200 employees. His inventions …

New laws cover Gold Star license plates, marijuana in schools and robotic delivery

Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on Gold Star family license plates, medical marijuana in schools and robot deliveries.

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100 years ago in Spokane: Billy Sunday, famous evangelist, to lead rally at armory for Victory bonds

Billy Sunday, the nation’s most prominent evangelist was in town, not for his usual religious revival, but to rally support for Victory Bonds to pay for the United States’ involvement …

Dr. C Family Dentistry offers scholarships

The Dr. C Family Dentistry is offering a scholarship program for area high school seniors in Spokane and Spokane Valley. Three students will be selected to each receive a $1,000 …

UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

NW Parkinson’s Foundation hosts conference Saturday at Northern Quest

Event will feature a resource fair, keynote speech from neurologist Dr. Jason Alred and breakout sessions aimed at Parkinson’s patients and caregivers.

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Man arrested in 1994 strangling death of Vancouver woman

An Oregon man was arrested on suspicion of murder with sexual motivation in the death of a Vancouver woman found strangled in her bed nearly 25 years ago. Investigators have …

Woman under investigation in husband’s death sentenced to 5 years in prison for wire fraud

Lori Isenberg, who remains under investigation for the suspicious death of her husband in February 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to 5 years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to …

ESPN the Magazine will cease print edition

ESPN the Magazine – at least the print version – will be canceled. ESPN announced an internal reorganization Tuesday under senior vice president of content Rob King, part of which …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Woman who successfully overturned vehicular homicide charge sues WSP, alleging false arrest and imprisonment

A woman who fought off felony vehicular homicide charges after successfully arguing that Washington State Patrol troopers made false statements to obtain search warrants is now suing the state agency …

Rural Catholic church defies Sri Lanka threats, holds Mass

Minor editing. With AP Photos. A small village in eastern Sri Lanka has held likely the first Mass since Catholic leaders closed their churches for fear of more attacks after …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Avista seeks Washington regulatory approval for rate increases over two years

Avista Corp. filed a request Tuesday with Washington regulators to raise electric and natural gas rates over the next two years.

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:31 a.m.

Key Tronic Corp. reports income decline in third fiscal quarter

Key Tronic Corp. reported a decline in net income in the company’s third fiscal quarter, but expects a rebound later in the year.

U.S. sales OK’d for cigarette alternative that heats tobacco

U.S. health officials on Tuesday said Philip Morris can sell a cigarette alternative that heats tobacco without burning it, opening the door for the company’s effort to shift smokers toward …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Emperor Naruhito takes throne day after his father abdicates

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will perform his first ritual hours after succeeding his father on the Chrysanthemum Throne

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Mueller frustrated with Barr over portrayal of findings

A Justice Department official says special counsel Robert Mueller expressed concern to Attorney General William Barr about how the findings of his Russia investigation were being portrayed

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Going, going, almost gone: Fund fees drop to record low

The stock market keeps going higher, but fees to own funds keep going lower.

PotlatchDeltic Corp. reports decline in first-quarter earnings

PotlatchDeltic reported net income of $6.6 million – or 10 cents per share – for the first quarter of 2019, a steep decline compared with results from the first quarter …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

North Carolina campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured

Two people have been killed and four others injured in a shooting on a North Carolina university campus

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 7:14 a.m.

Bloomsday forecast is sunny and warm

Runners will be greeted by a warm and sunny Bloomsday weekend this year, with temperatures climbing up to 70 degrees by the end of Sunday.

Dems vow to enforce subpoenas as Trump resistance grows

Democrats are steeling for a no-holds-barred fight with President Donald Trump as the White House ignores subpoenas, denies access to witnesses and otherwise stonewalls congressional oversight in the aftermath of …

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway so tame people can pet it

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to a military facility in Russia is so tame that residents can pet the mammal on its …

Emperor announces abdication as Japan marks end of era

Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a …

Sundance Film Festival co-founder pleads guilty to sex abuse

A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of a child.