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White suspect in black church fires charged with hate crimes

Prosecutors have now added hate crime charges against the white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 10:54 a.m.

DOJ expects to make Mueller’s report public by Thursday morning

The Justice Department expects to make special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation public on Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 3:04 p.m.

Musk tweets out another Tesla forecast in midst of SEC talks

Elon Musk, already in hot water over his Twitter use, posted another Tesla production forecast reminiscent of the one that landed him before a federal judge earlier this month.


U.S. measles count up to 555, with most new cases in New York

U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years.


Layoffs planned at Idaho nuclear waste processing project

A U.S. Department of Energy contractor in charge of cleaning up radioactive waste at a federal site in eastern Idaho says it will eliminate up to 190 jobs starting this …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 10:58 a.m.

Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college scam

Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents are pleading not guilty in the college admissions bribery scam.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 10:54 a.m.

Suspect in Cowlitz County fatal deputy shooting is killed Sunday

Two police officers fatally shot the suspect in the killing of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy after the man was seen running out of the woods with a firearm, ending …


Genocide survivor, WSU crop scientist plants seeds of hope

Cedric Habiyaremye was 7 years old when his family fled their home in Gafunzo, Rwanda, in the spring of 1994. He remembers hiding, being chased, as his family headed toward …


EWU restructuring programs, cutting positions to fix $3.6 million shortfall

Facing a projected $3.6 million budget shortfall, Eastern Washington University is working to cut costs by restructuring colleges and academic departments – a process that will affect jobs. EWU President …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:29 a.m.

Getting There: Airway Heights officials hope roundabout on eastern edge will help recreate a downtown

Roundabout, median projects on U.S. 2 aim to restore Airway Heights’ small-town feel and its pre-highway days.


100 Years Ago in Spokane: Hutton Settlement’s construction underway

Construction gets underway of the Hutton Settlement for orphaned children. In other news, teachers get a raise of $1.50 per year.


Then and Now: The Lang Building

The Lang Building was erected on Washington Street in 1891. Most of the downtown buildings in that era were built for ground floor retail space, with a hotel or residence …


Faith and Values: There’s room for everyone in religion

Every once in awhile I’m asked by a church to fill the pulpit. This month Origin Church, which is gifting its property to SpokaneFāVS, asked me to preach about religious …


Virginia’s Northam cancels fundraiser appearance as protesters gather

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who has faced calls to resign since he admitted to wearing blackface during a dance contest in the 1980s, dropped out of a planned appearance Sunday …


Pope Francis ushers in Holy Week

Pope Francis has warned against being judgmental and too full of oneself in his Palm Sunday homily.


Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

A new study shows that a drug used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes also can help prevent or slow kidney disease.


NRA has history of promoting gun rights outside U.S.

NRA meeting with Australians is just one of many times its sought to influence the gun debate outside the United States.


Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster – a …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Former Seahawks star Curt Warner and wife share story of family’s love, and resilience raising autistic sons

Former Seahawks player Curt Warner and his wife Ana shared the story of their family’s love, faith and resilence while raising a family of four children, two of which are …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Missing man’s body found in Ferry County

The Ferry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man who went missing near Republic last week.


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 2 p.m.

American Airlines cancels Max flights through mid-August

American Airlines announced Sunday that it was canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The announcement made American the second …


Storms sweep across the South, killing 6 and injuring dozens

Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least six people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Tiger Woods makes Masters 15th and most improbable major

Tiger Woods took his fifth Masters title, his first since the 2008 U.S. Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 7:05 a.m.

Cowlitz County deputy killed in line of duty was WSU graduate

Officials have identified a deputy who was fatally shot near Kalama late Saturday as Justin DeRosier. He was shot while responding to a report of a disabled vehicle.


The Dirt: Third Avenue McDonald’s set for renovation

The McDonald’s on Third Avenue in downtown Spokane is planning a major renovation, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Stem cell therapy clinics are big business in Spokane area, but are desperate patients being sold snake oil?

Stem Cell Centers CEO Travis Autor insists that his stem cell therapy works and claims to have treated between 8,000 and 10,000 patients in clinics like the one in Coeur …


Paul Turner: Seniors aren’t simpletons, but that doesn’t mean they can’t use a little phone help

If you have elderly friends or relatives who live alone, it might be time to have the talk. No, not about giving up the car keys. This one is about …


Tribes, conservation groups cry foul after Trump administration signals rollback of Spokane River quality standards

The request for public comment on a plan to revisit allowable pollution levels in Washington’s waterways did not include notification to the state’s Department of Ecology or native tribes. The …


100 years ago in Spokane: Man accuses Reverend of kissing wife, punches him when snubbed apology

Sunday services had just concluded at the Deep Creek United Brethren Church when G. Van Donge walked up and confronted the Rev. Charles Cunningham.


Arizona man says he’s trapped in Coeur d’Alene fighting an illegal search that landed him in prison for marijuana trafficking

Wylie Hunter was stopped with a drug smuggling partner outside of Coeur d’Alene with 75 pounds of marijuana in his trunk. Now out on parole, Hunter is bringing a legal …