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Trump rejects key conclusion of U.S. government climate report

President Donald Trump has rejected a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration, but economists said the warning of …

Americans, Canadians are warned: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Trump threatens GM over plant closures, layoffs

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was “very disappointed” that General Motors was closing plants in the United States and warned that the White House was “now looking at …

Rep. Ruppersberger at Walter Reed hospital amid reports of an active shooter

U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where reports of an active shooter sent the facility into a lockdown on Tuesday …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

New developments put Manafort back in Russia probe spotlight

The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Ivanka Trump and Apple’s CEO visit the Treasure Valley

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s adviser and daughter, and Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook visited Wilder schools Tuesday to examine the district’s use of technology.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

Spokane Valley suspect accused of shooting man in leg to ‘teach him a lesson’

A man suspected of shooting another man at a Spokane Valley window company early Tuesday morning told deputies he was trying to “teach him a lesson.”

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

U.S. nixed FBI checks on staff at migrant teen detention camp

The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months …

These cats and dogs starred on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ You can see them in the Tri-Cities

Another “America’s Got Talent” competitor is coming to the Tri-Cities – and this one is bringing a herd of furry co-stars.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Cyber Monday sales increase by nearly 20 percent

With consumers already shopping more online, Cyber Monday is expected to bring in record e-commerce sales as retailers’ digital operations face their first major test of the season.

Roadside bomb kills 3 U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, in what appeared to be the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in …

Paul Turner: Your Christmas tree can’t protect itself from your newly adopted cat

For some cats, Christmas trees act as a powerful hallucinogenic. Though not always. Not every time. Usually just before you hear a loud crash in the living room and your …

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Commissioners to vote on Spokane County property tax increase

Spokane County commissioners will decide on Tuesday whether to take a one percent property tax increase that could help fund basic county services, road construction and property acquisitions for the …

Inland Northwest difference makers: Calling for nominations

During the past year, people living in the Spokane region have shown courage, generosity and love to one another. While news reports so often focus on controversy and wrongdoing, behind …

100 years ago in Spokane: Officials consider restricting red flag used by communists and Wobblies

Spokane was considering a new ordinance banning the display of the “red flag” – the symbol of radicals, communists and Wobblies – in any parade, procession or meeting.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:19 a.m.

Tom Konis overcomes 1,100-vote deficit to take lead in Spokane County assessor’s race

Tom Konis narrowly tops Spokane County assessor race, with a margin so thin it will require a recount.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 12:39 p.m.

Convicted tax-evading Spokane CPA seeks relief from federal prosecutors

After pleading guilty in 2016 to filing false tax returns for his businesses, a Spokane certified public accountant was back in federal court Monday arguing about the $400,000 in restitution …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

Giving Tuesday: Spokane nonprofits look online for donors after post-Thanksgiving consumer holidays

Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a national response to the post-Thanksgiving commercial spending holidays that urges donors to consider charitable gifts. This year, several Spokane nonprofits will …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 7:02 a.m.

Spokane City Council overrides veto, stalling region-wide 911 integration plan

After outcry from dispatchers and the city’s firefighters union, the Spokane City Council overode the mayor’s veto and blocked a planned regionwide 911 integration which critics say may not improve …

Longtime volunteers have already started preparations for the Christmas Bureau

The first people many Christmas Bureau recipients meet are the volunteers who check their identification and verify their household information. Jay and Kay Walter have spent their retirement years training …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Rob Curley: What happens when your two hometown teams lead the nation?

On Monday, the Associated Press named the Zags the No. 1 team in the nation, jumping over Kansas. That meant the Curley family’s favorite team was No. 2. It also …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Attorney requests mental evaluation for man accused of shooting two in northeast Spokane

In response to questions from a judge, Donavan L. Gibson sounded brusk, almost annoyed, as he confirmed that he understood his rights. The 35-year-old murder suspect made his first appearance …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:27 a.m.

Idaho regulators question if Canadian politics could hurt Avista if sale to Hydro One is approved

Hydro One Ltd.’s independence was on the stand Monday, as Idaho attorneys grilled executives about the Canadian government’s influence on the utility trying to buy Avista.

Seattle reaches settlement with one of ex-Mayor Murray’s accusers

The city of Seattle will pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit by the former foster son of ex-Mayor Ed Murray, who had accused Murray of misusing his official position to …

Kretz, Maycumber named to House GOP leader posts

Reps. Joel Kretz, Jacqueline Maycumber named to leadership posts by House Republicans.

Mueller: Ex-Trump campaign chair lied, broke plea agreement

WASHINGTON – The special counsel in the Russia investigation is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of lying to federal investigators in breach of his plea agreement, an extraordinary …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Crash injures three people after 93-year-old driver turns at red light in Moses Lake

Richard C. Smith, of Ephrata, was behind the wheel of a Kia Optima when he tried to make the turn from Highway 17 onto Yonezawa Boulevard shortly after noon Monday, …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

WSP tickets driver in UW marching band bus crash

The Washington State Patrol has cited the driver of a charter bus that slid off Interstate 90 and rolled onto its side on Thanksgiving, injuring members of the University of …

Fox begins digital service for people who want more opinion

The new streaming service Fox Nation that launches Tuesday is aimed at people who don’t think Fox News Channel offers enough opinion.