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Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book

Former first lady Michelle Obama blasts President Donald Trump in her new book, recalling how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the …

Nurse who lost part of ear in patient assault sues state

A nurse at Washington state’s troubled psychiatric hospital who lost part of her ear when she was assaulted by a patient is suing the state for $5 million, claiming officials …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Only a few close races remain in Spokane County

Two days after polls closed, only a few local races in the November 2018 election cycle remain too close to call.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Expert: Acosta video distributed by White House was altered

A video distributed by the Trump administration to support its argument for banning CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House appears to have been altered to make Acosta look …

Ford buys electric scooter sharing company Spin

Ford Motor Co. has bought an electric scooter sharing company, expanding its presence in alternative modes of transportation.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Liberty Lake-based home care provider merges with Seattle company

Liberty Lake-based Family Home Care has merged with a Seattle company in a deal that will create what the companies say is one of the largest home care providers in …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

In California, lawsuit targets Greyhound over warrantless immigration stops aboard buses

Lawyers for a California woman asked a state judge Thursday to order Greyhound Lines to stop allowing federal immigration agents to board its buses and demand identification and proof of …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Man suspected of smashing downtown Spokane charity heart with stick has bail set at $20,000

A man suspected of smashing at least one public art sculpture with a stick in downtown Spokane had bond set at $20,000 Thursday.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Social media threat against Lewis and Clark High School targeted two female students, one who would be ‘first victim to go,’ court documents say

The latest round of social media threats against Lewis and Clark High School specifically mentioned two underage female students, one who would be the “first victim to go.”

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Remains of decomposed body found near Interstate 90’s Medical Lake exit

Washington State Department of Transportation workers found a decomposed body Thursday morning near the Medical Lake off ramp of Interstate 90, on the south side of the freeway.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction

LONDON – A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost $390,000, while a copy of his doctoral thesis fetched almost $767,000, auctioneer Christie’s said Thursday. …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Montanan first woman to enter House – and she did it on horseback

So many women roared to victories in Tuesday’s elections that a record of more than 100 are slated to be in the U.S. House when it convenes in early 2019. …

Senate committee approves investigation into rape allegation

A Senate committee on Thursday approved a bipartisan recommendation for an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court upholds conviction in guard’s death

The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the conviction of a Byron Eugene Scherf in the murder of corrections officer Jayme Biendl in 2011. Scherf had been serving life without …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Wildfire destroys most of California town of Paradise

Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers won’t run for House Republican leadership position

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced Tuesday that she will not run for a party leadership position in House.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Hecla Mining reports third-quarter loss of $23.2 million

Hecla Mining Co. on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $23.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

The captain of a tourist boat that sank in a southwest Missouri lake and killed 17 people, including nine members of one family, didn’t tell passengers to put on flotation …

Idaho school to reinstate staff who wore controversial Halloween costumes

The Middleton School District announced in a news release Wednesday that it will “welcome our teachers and aides back into their classrooms in the next few days,” having finished an …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

GOP gov candidate Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state

Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he’s captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival’s refusal to concede.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Oregon man barricaded in Coeur d’Alene hotel room arrested after SWAT standoff

An Oregon man with felony arrest warrants barricaded himself in a Coeur d’Alene hotel room Thursday morning, leading to a SWAT standoff that ended with his arrest.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 11:58 a.m.

Justice Ginsburg in hospital after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

12 killed in shooting rampage at California bar

Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded Marine combat veteran dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing …

Boatload of memories: Sea service members recall working in Antarctica, Mediterranean Sea during key moments in U.S. military history

Spokane has always had a strong veteran presence, served by a variety of clubs and fraternal organizations. While a few fraternal organizations are well-known, most operate in relative obscurity.

WV teacher a hall-of-fame drill and dance coach, but credits students, backing

Longtime West Valley High School teacher Jodee Cahalan was recently inducted into the Washington State Dance and Drill Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Feature creature: Butch the mix medium, cocker spaniel senior dog still has lots of energy

The black-and-white senior dog Butch with a lot of energy was surrendered to Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, a news release said.

Fire roundup: Bicyclist, pedestrian hit by vehicles; barbecue in use in bedroom

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls involving pedestrians struck by vehicles, cooking fires and a report of a barbeque operated indoors.

CVSD’s Community Connections event showcases student STEM projects at Spokane Valley Tech

STEM Academy students at Spokane Valley Tech showed off some of their engineering projects and prototype designs last week as part of a Community Connections event hosted by the Central …