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Police: 18 shots fired in drive-by shooting in S. Idaho

Police in south-central Idaho say they’re searching for a suspect following a drive-by shooting involving at least 18 shots.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Trump: Canada ‘will be out’ of trade deal unless it’s ‘fair’

President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to …


Grenade found in trailer detonated in west-central Idaho

Authorities in west-central Idaho have safely detonated a grenade a woman found in her deceased brother’s trailer.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

Palestinians condemn U.S. ending funding for U.N. refugee agency

The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is “an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people,” …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Amsterdam: ‘Terrorist motive’ alleged in attack on Americans

A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a “terrorist motive” for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday.


High court pick Brett Kavanaugh and his carefully constructed life

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s life seems as carefully constructed as the Supreme Court arguments he will hear if he is confirmed to the high court. He checks all the boxes of …


Pope decries ‘emergency’ of plastics blighting world’s seas

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Saturday called for concrete action to combat the “emergency” of plastics littering seas and oceans, lamenting the lack of effective regulation to protect the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:37 a.m.

Lana Del Rey nixes Israel concert after Palestinian pressure

Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Russian meddling in 2018 vote is no certainty, but a concern

Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of …


Judge: Effort to recall Kennewick councilman can proceed

A judge says an effort to recall a Kennewick city councilman can proceed on a single count.


Man betrayed by tattoo gets 9 years for casino robbery

A man whose distinctive hand tattoo helped betray him as a casino robber has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics

Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following the success of the Asian Games held there over the past two weeks, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a surprise …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:20 a.m.

Papadopoulos: Trump ‘nodded’ at suggestion of Putin meeting

President Donald Trump “nodded with approval” at the suggestion of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a court filing that seeks leniency for a former campaign aide …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

McCain tributes echo with criticism of Trump

John McCain’s daughter and two former presidents led a public rebuke of President Donald Trump’s divisive politics at the late senator’s memorial service Saturday in a call for a return …


Aretha Franklin’s funeral bishop apologizes to Ariana Grande

The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin’s funeral apologized Friday to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:22 a.m.

Far-right groups hope to build German force in joint protest

Emboldened far-right activists in Germany hope to make a Saturday protest a pivotal event in which clusters of nationalists – from lawmakers to Hitler-saluting skinheads – come together as a …


Work on affordable housing development in Hillyard set for early 2019

Spokane Housing Ventures will build 48 units of affordable housing in Hillyard beginning early next year, according to the organization’s executive director, Fred Peck.


New $1.8 million building to house warehousing, office space for Drywall Specialties

A $1.8 million, 20,000-square-foot building is being built across the street from the Esmeralda Golf Course in northeast Spokane.


Faith and Values: When the answer to a prayer is ‘wait’

I’m many things, but patient isn’t one of them.


100 years ago in Spokane: Flying is hot work, writes local aviator

A Spokane family received a letter from a relative who was training to be a combat aviator.


City agrees to move driving speed feedback sign on Maple Street amid outcry from West Central neighborhood

The sign was installed at the end of last summer at a location two blocks north of where the neighborhood wanted it. After making several pleas to move the sign …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 2:11 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Student launches program to collect school food for the hungry

If you’ve been in a school cafeteria, you know where a lot of food goes: into the garbage.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

Delays, complaints mar opening of Pullman’s downtown apartments

Two weeks after a new, luxury apartment complex in downtown Pullman was scheduled to open, residents are just now moving into the building, even as construction continues around them.


Seattle Public Schools, teachers reach contract agreement

Seattle Public Schools and its teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement to avoid a potential strike at the start of the school year.


Pepper spray discharges during flight to Hawaii, 15 treated

A can of pepper spray went off inside a plane headed from Oakland, California, to Maui on Friday, requiring emergency help for several people aboard, Hawaiian Airlines said.


Oregon’s only heart transplant program shuts down

The only Oregon hospital to offer heart transplants abruptly shut down its program Friday, leaving nearly two dozen patients on its waitlist to seek out-of-state treatment and hundreds of others …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Central Valley teachers and administrators to meet Monday on pay increases

After Spokane Public Schools and the Mead School District agreed this week to large pay raises for their teachers, the teachers union for Central Valley School District hopes to get …


Ford cancels plans to import SUV model from China in wake of tariffs

Ford is canceling plans to import a new crossover model from a plant in China after President Donald Trump’s tariffs undermined the business case for bringing the vehicle to the …


Rising Yakima River temperatures pose threat to salmon

With water flows down and the heat up, temperatures in parts of the Yakima River this summer have been running more like those in the waters of coastal Hawaii, according …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Crime is higher near downtown Spokane homeless shelter, and businesses are fed up

The relationship between business owners and the chronically homeless who spend much of their time in the six-block radius near Pacific Avenue and Division Street downtown has reached a boiling …