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A Prosser Chihuahua’s bite was worse than his bark, said the burglar

Prosser police alleged Luis Gonzalez-Fajardo, 29, kicked down the door of a Paterson Road home Saturday because he was after someone’s bicycle. The upset Chihuahua inside “fulfilled his puppy dreams …


Icahn warns Cigna investors on Express Scripts deal

Carl Icahn is urging Cigna shareholders to reject the health insurer’s attempted multi-billion dollar takeover of Express Scripts, saying it’s paying too much for a company with a shaky future.


Man receives concurrent 30-year sentences for role in murder

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing and murdering a Coeur d’Alene resident in October 2016 will spend at least 30 years in prison.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11 a.m.

Still raging: Largest wildfire in California history grows

Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The places and names change, but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.


N. Idaho police search for suspect following fatal shooting

Police in northern Idaho are searching for a man following a fatal shooting at a motel.


EPA delists federal Superfund site in Washington state

The Frontier Hard Chrome Inc. Superfund Site has been officially deleted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient – fluoride – and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Gates says he and Manafort disguised foreign income as loans

Paul Manafort’s longtime deputy told jurors Tuesday how he spent years disguising millions of dollars in foreign income as loans to lower the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax bill.


Today’s primary: Seats up for grabs; results open to interpretation

The primary ballot is the gateway to the general election for candidates seeking federal, state and local offices, but the results are always open to interpretation. Ballots have to be …


Historically, when it’s this hot, Spokane takes notice

Temperatures in Spokane may reach a record high Thursday, with high near 100 for most of the week.


Paul Turner: Yearning for old-fashion polling place

When Washington switched to voting by mail we gained a bit of convenience. But we also lost something.


Spokane’s newest deputy fire chief ready to help

Coming from a county in Virginia whose eastern edge rubs against the nation’s capitol, Spokane Fire Department’s newest deputy fire chief is used to the rain. Lots of rain. And …


Spokane South Hill’s Cool Beans Coffee opening a cafe in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley residents will soon have a new place to sit down, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee with the opening of Cool Beans Coffee near University Road and …


100 years ago in North Idaho: Mine managers ask for troops to get strikers back to work

The managers of mines in and around Mullan, Idaho, wired the Idaho governor to ask that “troops be held in readiness” to quash labor troubles.


Air quality could remain unhealthy until Friday

Air quality in the Spokane area dipped into the unhealthy ranges Tuesday and could remain so until Friday as the region became inundated with smoke from area wildfires.


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Former deputy indicted on fraud charges involving non-profit

A former Skagit County Sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on federal charges of using Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association funds for his own benefit.


Northern California blazes now largest in state history

Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Evangelist Franklin Graham scheduled to speak at Spokane fairgrounds Thursday

The Rev. Franklin Graham is scheduled to speak Thursday evening at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center as part of his “Decision America” tour across the Pacific Northwest, in …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

City Council approves advisory vote for sports stadium

Spokane voters will have a voice in the location of a new sports stadium, the Spokane City Council decided Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Hanford contractor agrees to pay fine for accepting illegal kickbacks

The Chief Financial Officer of one of the prime contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has agreed to pay $124,440 to resolve allegations that he accepted more than $40,000 in …


Spokane-based etailz forms partnership with Strider Sports

Strider Sports International Inc. has formed an exclusive partnership with Spokane-based etailz to market its line of bikes and accessories on Amazon and Walmart’s online platforms.


Itron reports lower 2Q earnings

Itron Inc. reported lower second quarter income on Monday, partly because of costs associated with the purchase of competitor Silver Springs Network, officials said.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Washington regulators schedule October hearing on proposed Avista sale

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has scheduled an Oct. 23 technical hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd. of Toronto.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Crews continue to fight fire near Davenport

The Angel Springs fire near Davenport is 15 percent contained, with crews from local, state and federal agencies working to contain it.


Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement

The government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman – and …


Wanted: Applicants for Yakima Police Department – recruitment officer takes to the road to find candidates

Meyers is the department’s full-time recruitment officer, a position created in April to bolster the Yakima Police Department’s ranks in a tight job market, as well as create a more …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Evacuations ordered for residents near Silver Lake fire along I-90

A fast-moving brush fire quickly grew to 100 acres and its smoke forced brief closures on Interstate 90 in both directions near the Cheney exit as fire officials called for …


Musk tweets video parody of Hitler ‘shorting Tesla stock’

Elon Musk is struggling with his own pledge to get a better handle on his use of Twitter, posting a version of an Adolf Hitler clip that lampoons fund managers …


Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists – yet another …