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Optimist Club Youth House opens for young adults in need

The Falls Optimist Club’s Youth House has opened its doors to young adults who have transitioned out of the foster care program and serves as a transitional home.

Spokane-area legislators for the 2019 session

Contact information for members of the Spokane-area delegation.

Nerd Wallet: What the government shutdown means for your mortgage

The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage.

Eye on Boise: There’s a new Sen. Bayer, at least for now

With Sen. Cliff Bayer off to Washington, D.C., to be new Congressman Russ Fulcher’s chief of staff, Bayer’s mom, Regina Bayer, has been appointed to fill in as his temporary …

Tom Kelly: Reverse mortgage ‘subordination’ clarified

If you are a senior and struggling with the expenses that are allowing you to remain in your home, take the time to research a reverse mortgage.

BBB Tip of the Week: Returning holiday gifts

Many retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, have return policies in place to not only protect the consumer but their businesses as well.

Spokane-area senators lead both parties as new session starts

Spokane and the rest of Eastern Washington finds itself in an enviably strong position as legislators return to the capital Monday for the 2019 session.

Washington legislative preview: Issues to watch in the coming months

Washington legislators return to Olympia on Monday expecting more money to flow into state coffers than ever before, but with demands to spend even more.

Whatever happens, Sears’ legacy will endure

Now facing the possibility of liquidation – a bankruptcy judge is expected to decide the retailer’s fate in the coming weeks after Chairman Edward Lampert raised his bid to keep …

Motley Fool: Video game growth

Video game developer Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) is known for titles such as “Call of Duty,” “World of Warcraft,” “Hearthstone” and “Candy Crush.” Over the past few months, its stock …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 1:03 p.m.

Someone stole 29 guns from the Kettle Falls police chief. Twenty-eight are still missing.

Chris Courchene, the Kettle Falls police chief, told Stevens County sheriff’s detectives he had twice sent his girlfriend to meet a mysterious suspect and paid $1,250 in hopes of retrieving …

100 years ago in Spokane: Pandemic petering out, emergency hospital at last closes doors

Spokane’s emergency flu hospital closed its doors, after caring for 617 patients over three months.

Paul Turner: That guy from the old photo album

Have you ever imagined, many years from now and long after you are gone, being that person in the photo no one can recognize?

Spin Control: Keeping up with the Legislature from afar

It may be easier than ever to keep tabs on what lawmakers are doing over in Olympia.

Business Beat

Architecture American Institute of Architects Spokane has elected its 2019 board of directors. Newly elected officers are President Becky Blankenship and President-elect Kathy Russell, both of ALSC Architects; Treasurer Georgia …

Border wall GoFundMe to refund $20 million – unless donors want to give to it again

GoFundMe said Friday that it would be returning more than $20 million in donations meant to help finance the “Trump Wall” between the United States and Mexico after the effort …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Family of man killed in north Spokane officer-involved shooting releases statement

The family of David M. Novak, the Spokane man killed in an officer-involved shooting last Monday, released a statement Saturday thanking their community for support and asking authorities for answers.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Trump AG pick poised to reclaim old job in a changed capital

When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America’s biggest problems – violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The “Age of Aquarius,” …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

Pence’s pickle: How to bargain when no one speaks for Trump

The vice president has been one of the administration’s most visible emissaries during the shutdown fight, meeting with lawmakers, sitting for interviews and leading staff-level talks.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Granddad: Wisconsin girl has no link to suspected kidnapper

The grandfather of a northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say was abducted during a home invasion that left her parents dead said Saturday that the family has no connection to …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Mobius pop-up planetarium showing space movie this weekend

Mobius Spokane is hosting a space movie in a pop-up planetarium this weekend called “From Earth to the Universe,” by the European Southern Observatory, at the Mobius Science Center at …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

2-year-old dies in Sandpoint house fire

A 2-year-old boy died in a house fire in Sandpoint early Saturday morning.

Report: Police did not violate policy in removing black man

The Kirkland Police Department has ruled that their officers did not violate internal policy when they helped the owner of a frozen yogurt shop expel a black man, Byron Ragland, …

Congo runner-up Fayulu asks court to order election recount

Congo’s presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu has asked the constitutional court to order a recount in the disputed election, declaring on Saturday that “you can’t manufacture results behind closed doors.”

Runaway Saudi woman reaches her new home in Canada

Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

A Dallas man is the latest Holocaust survivor to have his story recorded in such a way that generations to come will be able to ask his image questions.

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 presidential race

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Democratic race for president, and he could end up being the only Latino in what’s expected to be a …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Anti-abortion supporters march though downtown Spokane

About 400 people came to support the anti-abortion cause, hear speeches and march through the streets of downtown Spokane on Saturday.

3 dead, dozens injured in Paris bakery gas leak explosion

A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

Democrats won back governor’s offices and legislative chambers in numerous states last year, thanks in large part to their promises to expand health coverage and make it more affordable.