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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Trump: Trade deal returns U.S. to ‘manufacturing powerhouse’

Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline.


What’s new in the housing market? Public gets a primer at 14th annual Fall Festival of Homes

Home buyers and builders gathered toured 30 newly built homes Sunday in the 14th annual Fall Festival of Homes Show.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

Spokane Public Schools look to $495.3 million bond to rebuild 3 mid-century middle schools

Welcome to Glover Middle School, where the principal doesn’t wear a button-down shirt because his office is too warm, where students recently went five days without hot water and where …


Getting There: Lessons from Copenhagen

Spokane will never be a bicycling city. It’s a refrain trotted out regularly by people decrying a new bike lane, or by those criticizing the sudden appearance of Lime bikeshare …


Paul Turner: Leave paddling in the dustbin of history

My wife was at home and happened to be looking out a window one recent afternoon. She observed a minor traffic collision. The fault in the matter was quite clear. …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Ad has doughboy raking kaiser over the coals

A full page ad in the Spokane Daily Chronicle showed a U.S. doughboy (soldier) with his finger in the face of Kaiser Bill (Wilhelm), delivering the following message:


Then and Now: J.J. Newberry store

In the late 1800s, America entrepreneurs have created a revolution in retail business by appealing to the thriftiness of the shopper and offering a wide variety of merchandise to save …


California’s tough net neutrality bill prompts U.S. lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday restored net neutrality rules in California that were repealed under the Trump administration, setting up a legal battle with the federal government …


Canada-US reach free trade deal with Mexico

Canada and the United States reached a deal Sunday night for Canada to stay in a free trade pact with the U.S. and Mexico.


Employers jump into providing care as health costs rise

Fiat Chrysler is offering free health care for most of its employees and their families – about 22,000 people – through a clinic the carmaker opened this summer. The company …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Tens of thousands say ‘Not him’ to leading Brazil candidate

Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday in protest against the presidential front-runner, a far-right congressman whose campaign has exposed and deepened divisions in Latin America’s largest …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

California is first state to require women on corporate boards

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, according to a law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown.


Three people missing after storm pounds Greece with heavy rain

Greek authorities are looking for three missing people on a Greek island after a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm dumped heavy rain on the region.


‘They’re great little animals’: The dusky gopher frog goes before the Supreme Court

Rana sevosa – spotted, big eyes, about three inches long and with a mating call that has been compared to a human’s snore – is one of the most endangered …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

FBI investigates after car blast kills 1 on downtown street

A car exploded on a downtown street, killing at least one person and leading to a shelter-in-place order for nearby residents, and federal authorities are helping local officials in the …


Opponents of Macedonia name change cheer low voter turnout

A referendum on changing the nation of Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday, a blow to the prime minister …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Kellyanne Conway: ‘I’m a victim of sexual assault’

Kellyanne Conway told CNN on Sunday that she was a victim of sexual assault.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Despite marked improvements, Wapato residents question city administrator’s methods

Juan Orozco says he’s making positive changes for Wapato, first as mayor and now as city administrator. He’s also become a lightning rod in the community.


Pellets with potential: Potlatch company has persevered to turn timber waste into a fuel source for sale in South Korean markets

Ben Anderberg is a founder of Northwest Biomass, a company that began making wood pellets six months ago.


As immigrants flow across U.S. border, American guns go south

Among the thousands of immigrants who have been coming across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, many are seeking to escape gang and drug violence raging in their homelands. The …


Officials: White House not ‘micromanaging’ Kavanaugh probe

Senior Trump administration officials insisted Sunday that the White House is not “micromanaging” a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and that senators are dictating the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Gov. candidate Jordan expects ‘women will be attacked’ by restrictive policies if Kavanaugh is confirmed

Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan said Friday she is worried about the state’s protections for women and minorities, especially if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme …


Seattle embraced dockless bike shares, but bans scooter ones. How come?

Mayor Jenny Durkan banned scooters, citing safety concerns, noting a Washington Post report that scooter-related emergency room visits have spiked in cities after scooter shares come to town.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

China’s manufacturing weakens amid U.S. tariff battle

China’s export orders shrank in September as a tariff battle with Washington over technology escalated, adding to downward pressure on the world’s No. 2 economy, two surveys showed Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

$2.5 million South Hill development to bring 19 townhouses

A $2.5 million townhouse development is coming to Spokane’s South Hill, according to permits issued by the city.


Author Elizabeth Gilbert gives an eloquent empowering speech at NAWBO conference

Eat, pray, love are the words many women associate with Elizabeth Gilbert, best-selling author of the book with the same name. But Gilbert had three different words for more than …


Spokane Public Schools $495 million bond proposal: An overview

The $495 million bond proposal voters will consider in the Nov. 6 election would create three new middle schools, replace three other middle schools, pay for a new


New middle schools in Spokane Public Schools bond would help lower class sizes in elementaries

The $495 million school Spokane Public Schools bond on the Nov. 6 ballot offers many things, but the biggest is a reduction in classroom size for kindergarten through third grade. …


Charles Hurwitz, vilified during Kaiser strike, was excluded from company during bankruptcy

Charles Hurwitz was a pivotal figure in the labor dispute between Kaiser Aluminum and the United Steelworkers.