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Whale songs and war: The less talked-about climate impacts

Near Antarctica, whales are singing in deeper tones to cut through the noise of melting icebergs. In California, a big college football rivalry game was postponed until Saturday because of …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 8:53 a.m.

Presidents, others praise former President George H.W. Bush

Praise poured in over night from top political and social leaders both in the United States and abroad for former President George H.W. Bush.

Buying Christmas Bureau toys is a full-time job

There were years when buying toys for the Christmas Bureau could be accomplished by two volunteers over a couple of months, but now it takes four volunteers working nearly full …

Spokane student overcomes severe anxiety to pursue college aspirations

Lydia Barrett has overcome social anxiety to excel in high school and amass college credits.

Sue Lani Madsen: The more things change…

Mom always said people don’t really change as they get older, they just get more and more like themselves. Apparently so do countries.

100 years ago in Spokane: Spiting flu warnings, thousands take to the streets for fair and dance

The Spanish flu claimed six more deaths – 12 in two days – confirming fears that the epidemic had made a comeback.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

Faith and Values: Traditions, both constant and changing

The holidays have a way of being both joyous and wistful. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family. We usually celebrated it …

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Goodwill Industries plans renovation, expansion of South Hill location

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest is renovating and expanding its South Hill location in Spokane following its purchase of the building this summer.

Townhomes slated for Logan neighborhood property

Four large townhomes will be built in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood on a vacant lot occupied by a small house until 2017, according to city permits.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

Paul Turner: 13 Christmas questions

So it’s December, time for the 13 Questions of Christmas in Spokane.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:48 a.m.

Spokane was a stop for George H.W. Bush before, during and after his presidency

As a candidate, a president and a former president, George H.W. Bush made several stops in Spokane.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

After decades in storage, animatronic Christmas displays reemerge at the Davenport Grand Hotel

Vintage animatronic Christmas displays came to life Friday at the Davenport Grand Hotel.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Microsoft tops Apple to become No. 1 on Wall Street

The Redmond, Washington, tech giant, which had briefly overtaken Apple’s market capitalization in intraday trading earlier this week, finally closed at No. 1 on Friday.

To 32 and beyond: Seattle may not be end of NHL expansion

The NHL will soon have 32 teams if Seattle is approved as expected next week. An even balance between conferences. A cross-border rival for the Vancouver Canucks in the Pacific …

Tariff tensions shadow U.S., Canada, Mexico trade pact signing

President Donald Trump teamed up with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact, a deal that fulfills a key political pledge …

Kid Rock booted from leading parade after profane TV remarks

Kid Rock’s profane comments on live TV have gotten him booted from leading the Nashville Christmas Parade.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

A new report suggests the gender wage gap is wider than you thought

A new study out of a Washington, D.C.-based think tank suggests the national gender wage gap is far greater than the figures often bandied about by policymakers and women’s advocates. …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Around the Corner: Five Star Real Estate, MultiCare Inland Northwest’s Community Partnership

Five Star Real Estate Group opens in Spokane Valley office Five Star Real Estate Group has opened in Spokane Valley at 12121 E. Broadway, Building 2, in the Broadway Center …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Five Star Real Estate opens Spokane Valley office

Five Star Real Estate has opened a Spokane Valley office in the Broadway Center complex.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Christmas tree display benefiting Spokane Symphony contains memorial for late auto dealer, philanthropist

The family of Marlene Kay “Marti” Hollenback, who died suddenly last spring, have developed a Christmas package full of the late philanthropist and community volunteer’s favorite things. The tree, sponsored …

AT&T plans three streaming options in its war with Netflix

AT&T Inc. is putting its new Time Warner arsenal of media properties to work, unveiling plans to roll out a three-tiered streaming-video service to compete with Netflix.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Flurry of snow hits Spokane, ski resorts ahead of dry week

An hourlong band of snow swept across Spokane on Friday starting about 1:30 p.m. Airway Heights saw about an inch stick to the ground, with no accumulation recorded in lower …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Ex-Dallas police officer facing murder charge in shooting of unarmed neighbor

A white former Dallas police officer was indicted on murder charges Friday, nearly three months after she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she said she entered by …

Portland tolling plan would cover downtown

Oregon transportation officials have unveiled a proposal to eventually toll two stretches along Portland-area freeways.

Hawk native to South America wows crowd in Maine park

A hawk that is native to Central and South America drew a lot of attention from Maine’s birding community Friday after appearing in a park, where it brawled with a …

California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

Wildfires in California in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide – about the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced in …

U.S. to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

The number of U.S. active duty troops at the southern border will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will be extended through the end of January, under …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Belgian police, protesters clash in Brussels over high taxes

Police and hundreds of yellow jacket protesters upset over high taxes and living costs clashed Friday in Brussels. Dozens were detained as the grassroots movement that started in France two …