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Families of 3 Idaho airmen killed in crash file wrongful death claims

The families of three Idaho airmen who died in a fiery crash on Interstate 84 have filed tort claims against the Idaho Transportation Department.


Olympic Game Farm sued, accused of neglect

A popular drive-thru game farm in Sequim is being sued for allegedly violating federal and state endangered species laws with its confinement and neglect of protected animals.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Furious Iraqi lawmakers demand U.S. troop withdrawal following surprise Trump visit

President Donald Trump’s surprise trip to Iraq may have quieted criticism at home that he had yet to visit troops in a combat zone, but it has infuriated Iraqi politicians …


Defying pundits, GOP share of Latino vote steady under Trump

Though Latino voters are a key part of the Democratic coalition, there is a larger bloc of reliable Republican Latinos than many think.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Spokane awakes to icy roads Thursday after winter storm brings up to 3 inches of snow

One of the largest accumulations of snow in this decidedly mild winter arrived Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Legal marijuana industry toasts year of global gains

The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

U.S. stocks stage big rally, erase 600 point drop in Dow

Wall Street staged a swift, last-minute turnaround Thursday that rescued stocks from a steep dive and put the market on track to end a topsy-turvy, volatile week with a gain. …


Second Harvest grocery store bus coming to northeast Spokane

Second Harvest has a new tool coming online to help its battle against hunger in the community – a retired Spokane Transit Authority bus.


Somebody needs you

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents.


Willard students learn good manners are elementary, and fun

It’s never too early to teach kids the value of dressing well, being respectful and being courteous. Students at Willard Elementary on Spokane’s North Side were given the chance to …


Gardening: Weed out overly generalized seed catalogs

The rush of Christmas is over. For many gardeners this means the real winter has settled, and it’s time to haul out the stack of reading material that has been …


Construction starts on Catholic Charities $4.48 million unit for homeless

Catholic Charities, which runs the city’s largest homeless shelter and has built hundreds of permanent homes for chronically homeless people, has started construction on a four-story, 51-unit building on the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Almost half of young voters who signed up in 2018 didn’t cast ballots

About half the young voters in Spokane County who registered in 2018 didn’t vote in the general election.


Renowned Sandpoint violin maker works slowly, his care redefining meticulous

Violin making tends to be a lonesome job, even for a luthier as renowned as Ryan Soltis. His instruments bring some of the most acclaimed musicians from some of the …


Family in limbo after suspected arson in Logan neighborhood leaves home in ruins

Two months after a fire tore through her home, Devan Howe-Kizzar is still unsure how to move on from that night. With no cash, renter’s insurance or assets, she’s unsure …


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FBI: ‘Money mules’ a growing target in online fraud schemes

The email caught the executive at a small company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company’s owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for …


Pope’s initial blind spot on sex abuse threatens legacy

It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic …


Cause of double-wide house fire in Spokane Valley unkown

A double-wide house in Spokane Valley nearly burned to the ground Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Friends, family remember 22-year-old woman who drowned after car plunged into Spokane River

It’s been about two weeks since 22-year-old Rachel Bowles drove off a cliff into the Spokane River and drowned, and her family and friends are still grappling with the freak …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Driver injured after semitruck fails to stop at traffic light in Spokane Valley

An 89-year-old driver was injured Wednesday afternoon when a semitruck failed to stop at an intersection in Spokane Valley, according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney of the Washington State Patrol.


Idaho man charged in sex assault at Utah fire camp agrees to plea deal

An Idaho inmate accused of sexually assaulting a woman after he was sent to work at a wildfire base camp in Utah has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery.


American man first to solo across Antarctica unaided

An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

KXLY picking up Ben Shapiro’s conservative radio show

KXLY has announced plans to air Ben Shapiro’s syndicated radio show, a month after the conservative political commentator was barred from speaking at Gonzaga University.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Snowy roads causing accidents in Spokane; SPD advises no driving

Police are warning drivers to avoid roads as ice and snow builds up into Wednesday night, causing car slideoffs and crashes.


Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about U.S. border agency

The deaths of two migrant children in just over two weeks raised strong new doubts Wednesday about the ability of U.S. border authorities to care for the thousands of minors …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Lewiston family finds man inside their home in armed Christmas burglary

A man is accused of spoiling a Lewiston family’s holiday plans after allegedly burglarizing their home Christmas day and attacking them with a wooden lamp when confronted.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

No more paperwork: Estonia edges toward digital government

This Baltic nation of 1.3 million people is engaged in an ambitious project to make government administration completely digital to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth.


Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years, but said it would no …


The cost of natural disasters this year: $155 billion

Natural disasters cost $155 billion this year, and several of them struck the U.S. particularly hard.