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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Postal workers gather downtown to protest privatization of mail services

Nearly two dozen postal workers and local labor union members gathered on the steps of the downtown Post Office to protest privatizing mail services and demand Congressional action.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Survivors of sexual violence can find help through new Seek then Speak program

People who have experienced sexual violence in the Spokane area now have an anonymous, online way to access information and contact law enforcement through a new app, Seek then Speak.


Trade war may mean higher prices at Gap

Gap Inc. says it doesn’t want to raise the price of your sweaters but, thanks to the trade war, it may have no other option.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 8:34 a.m.

Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital opens; will begin receiving patients next month

Spokane’s newest psychiatric hospital was officially unveiled Thursday before a ceremony of about 50 people.


Wells Fargo to cut 10 percent of workforce over next three years

Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for …


Report: Washington unemployment rate lowest in 42 years

A recent report shows Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month – the lowest rate for August since 1976.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands …


Gen Z won’t kill brick-and-mortar, new surveys say

If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Woman found dead in Spokane River identified but name not released

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the woman and alerted authorities at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. She was floating in the river about two blocks east …


The ship Captain Cook used to ‘discover’ Australia may have been found – sunken in a U.S. harbor

More than two centuries ago, the British Royal Navy purchased a 4-year-old merchant ship with a flat-bottomed hull that was ideal for transporting cargo. The vessel would embark on an …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Hard seltzers on the rise, sold as a ‘better-for-you’ way to catch a buzz

Hard seltzers, the feistier cousins of nonalcoholic sparkling waters like LaCroix, are surging in popularity – a small but growing reason for optimism within the flagging beer industry.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Four Spokane vets flying to North Carolina to aid in aftermath of hurricane Florence

In the riverside city of New Bern, North Carolina, power outages and wastewater spills accompanied the flooding from Hurricane Florence. In online videos of the city, tall trees hang diagonally …


Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday.


New York judge dismisses harassment charge against actor Liev Schreiber

A suburban New York judge has dismissed charges against Liev Schreiber for allegedly attacking a local photographer while the actor was filming the popular Showtime series “Ray Donovan.”


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

Reliable Source: Tickets to Michelle Obama’s book tour are going fast – and raising eyebrows

Tickets to Michelle Obama’s arena book tour went on presale Thursday for people who signed up early, and it’s looking like the former first lady is generating Beyonce-level sales.


Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago.


Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air …


It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some experts are concerned that the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 7 p.m.

Stocks at records; Dow beats all-time high from January

Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed …


8 people, including 4 undocumented immigrants, die in Arizona highway collision

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.


Relatives of Iowa man charged in golfer’s death ‘devastated’

Relatives of the 22-year-old Iowa man charged in the stabbing death of a top amateur golfer from Spain say they’re “devastated by the tragedy.”


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

Raising the specter of a government shutdown in just 10 days, President Donald Trump complained Thursday that a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is “ridiculous” because it does not …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

Bezos family gives $3 million for UW early learning research

The Bezos Family Foundation’s donation amounts to a nearly 13 percent boost in the College of Education’s total donations and offers a lasting opportunity to influence the school’s research and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Eight people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all

Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can …


Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

Las Vegas’ newest attraction – and Instagram backdrop – is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

WWII veterans meet for lunch in Nampa, maybe for the last time

The group has been meeting every September for over a decade at Nielson’s house to reunite and retell stories. This year, the subtle fear that it may be the last …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Senior Wapato police officers warn city residents about actions that forced their resignations

Three senior Wapato police officers have resigned, citing “personal ethical standards and conscience.”


Today’s active-adult communities are stepping up their games

Remember the scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” when the retractable floor over the gym swimming pool slides open during a dance? Residents at Trilogy at Tehaleh, an active-adult community …


Idaho city seeks volunteers to scare off crowds of crows

City officials in Idaho are looking for volunteers to help ward off what has become a local sign of fall: The arrival of roughly 10,000 crows to the city of …