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‘Build it and they will come’: A history of the Spokane County Jail

Local leaders have set out again to determine whether Spokane County needs a new jail. This time, vocal community members and reform-minded criminal justice experts are pushing back against the …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 2:02 p.m.

Curt and Ana Warner show the strength of family, even on the darkest of days, in memoir ‘The Warner Boys’

The New York Times doesn’t chart “Most-Hugged” authors, but Ana and Curt Warner probably would be high on that list if it did.


Legislature continues to look at changes in college aid programs

As the Legislature works to find ways that make higher education more accessible to more people, lawmakers continue to differ on how much to spend on Washington’s largest scholarship program …


Paul Turner: How many cows will it take to pay my property taxes?

If Spokane County allowed for payment of property taxes through some sort of barter system, what could we offer?


Eye on Boise: More limericks, and when sometimes we’re not amused…

As this year’s over-long legislative session nears its culmination, lawmakers tend to get a little punchy.


Ruins owner speeding up construction of new restaurant on West Riverside Avenue

The opening of a downtown restaurant by the popular Spokane chef, Tony Brown, is gathering speed, according to permits issued by the city.


Even opponents can try to cash in on a hero bill

When a “hero” bill becomes a “villain” bill.


Front & Center: Engraving business carries family stamp

When Dave Uddman was 16, his dad bought him an engraving machine. “He was a traveling salesmen who dealt with lots of jewelers,” Uddman recalled, “and they all needed engraving. …


100 years ago in Spokane: City welcomes home Sgt. McKie and his new English bride

Spokane welcomed home war hero Sgt. William J. “Fighting” McKie, and his “pretty 21-year-old” English bride.


CHAS to develop dental clinic for low-income patients in north Spokane

The Community Health Association of Spokane is building a dental clinic for low-income patients in north Spokane, according to permits issued by the city.


Motley Fool: Pfor your pfortpfolio?

Pharmaceutical behemoth Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) has a lot to offer investors.


Tom Kelly: Double-check a couple of deductions before April 15

Both the mortgage interest and home office topics need to be double-checked before the April 15 deadline.


BBB Tip of the Week: Look out for scam calls with political twist

Hot-button political issues are bringing a new twist to a frustrating scam. We have all received a robocall or two in our time. An unfamiliar number shows up on your …


A new president-elect in tiny Slovakia may point to a push against corruption and right-wing populism

When crusading lawyer Zuzana Caputova last week became the first woman elected president of Slovakia, one of her first gestures was both poignant and pointedly symbolic. She made a pilgrimage …


French priest’s 150-year-old heart being venerated in NYC

NEW YORK – The 150-year-old heart of a French priest is on a U.S. tour – a Roman Catholic relic with New York City as its latest stop. It was …


Sydney Brenner, who helped decipher genetic code, dies at 92

Sydney Brenner, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who helped decipher the genetic code and whose research on a roundworm sparked a new field of human disease research, has died. He was …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Vietnamese-American community hopes to open Spokane’s eyes to diversity of heritage

When people think of Vietnamese culture, Thuy Nguyen wants more to come to mind than just the food. That was the aim of Saturday’s Vietnamese Heritage Day at the Genesis …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Youth wrestling tournament draws thousands to sport that instills lessons beyond the mat

The pressure was on Landon Weitzel, 7, as he kneeled at the edge of a wrestling mat at the Spokane Arena, which was crowded with spectators.


25 years after genocide, can Rwanda heal? 6 villages try

A quarter century after the 1994 genocide that killed 75 percent of the country’s ethnic Tutsis, Rwanda has six “reconciliation villages”, where genocide survivors and perpetrators live alongside each other.


Mormons leader warns of ‘rampant immorality’ at conference

A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged members Saturday during a church conference to root their families in the teachings of Christ to prepare …


Idaho wildlife officials warn hunters to watch for grizzles

Idaho fish and game officials are warning people in the Panhandle to watch out for grizzles during black bear season.


Court dismisses student’s lawsuit against WSU

A lawsuit alleging Washington State University violated federal law and failed to protect an African-American student from a hostile campus environment in 2015 was dismissed from federal court last week.


Rival Libyan forces say they have captured Tripoli airport

Forces loyal to rival Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter said Saturday they seized control of the main airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, two days after Hifter ordered his forces to …


U.S. wants 2 years to ID migrant kids separated from families

The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last …


Ex-US Senator Ernest ‘Fritz’ Hollings of South Carolina dead at age 97

Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He …


WDFW gives update on latest wolf numbers, including new pack in Western Washington, but not all are thrilled by count

Washington’s wolf population continued to grow in 2018, with a minimum of 126 wolves, 27 packs and 15 breeding pairs documented by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


Group will plant trees along north-south freeway

Developer Larry Stone’s long crusade to get ponderosa pines planted on the North Spokane Corridor has paid off.


Sue Lani Madsen: Sometimes doing business the American way means dancing in a mindless bureaucratic ballet

Let’s say you want to start a new business after retirement, and you do it the American way. You get a business license and liability insurance, check state and local …


100 years ago in Spokane: Trial delayed for Washington State College football coach

The trial of William “Lone Star” Dietz for allegedly falsifying draft information was postponed in federal court in Spokane.


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