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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Washington, Idaho legislators react to Ford’s and Kavanaugh’s testimonies

Following on the heels of Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, local legislators were prompt in offering their own reactions.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Moscow Goodwill evacuated after WWII-era landmine discovered among donations

Goodwill in Moscow was closed Thursday afternoon after a World War II-era land mine, possibly active, was donated to the store.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Spokane students track Kavanaugh hearings, but at a distance

National media outlets lent their full attention to the emotional, and at time combative, testimony emerging in Washington, D.C. Thursday during hearings into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past and …


New England Journal of Medicine’s longtime editor to retire

Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, said Thursday he is planning to retire within a year after nearly two decades at the publication.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court candidates Nathan Choi, Steve Gonzalez debate Kavanaugh, campaign finance

In their first public forum for Washington Supreme Court – a forum that at times delved into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh – Justice …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Economist, futurist says for America to come out of winter, generations need to come together

As America trudges through its “fourth winter,” economist and futurist Rebecca Ryan belieaves post-war generations, from baby boomers to Generation X down to millennials, need to work together to create …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

House judiciary panel subpoenas memos kept by McCabe at FBI

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed the Justice Department for memos written by former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe.


Israel vs Iran: Netanyahu lobs nuclear claim – again

Clandestine nuclear dumping. Concealing atomic material near a rug-cleaning plant. Lying to international partners. Accusing Iran of all of the above, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu fired a new salvo Thursday …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

A slippery slap to the face: The instant legend of a kayaker, seal and octopus

The seal zipped through the water, broke through the surface and smacked Kyle Mulinder in the face with the octopus.


Dutch police arrest 7 men suspected of plotting major attack

Seven men were arrested Thursday in the Netherlands on suspicion of plotting a large-scale extremist attack that Dutch prosecutors said they think was foiled following a months-long investigation.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Texas inmate executed for killing girlfriend in 2000

A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally running over his girlfriend in a jealous rage more than 18 years ago. It was the state’s second execution in as …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

SEC seeks to oust Tesla CEO Elon Musk over go-private tweet

U.S. securities regulators are asking a federal court to oust Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk, alleging in a complaint that he committed securities fraud with false statements about plans to …


Rapper Nelly settles with woman over sexual-assault lawsuit

A Seattle-area woman and the rapper known as Nelly have mutually agreed to settle the woman’s lawsuit alleging he raped her on his tour bus after a performance last year, …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Greater Spokane Incorporated unveils new brand

Greater Spokane Incorporated unveiled a new brand Thursday, which its chief executive officer says better reflects its dual role of recruiting new businesses while helping existing local companies grow.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Human remains discovered in North Idaho near where Montana woman went missing last year

A hunter discovered human remains on Sunday in a remote area of North Idaho in the same general area that Bonner County Sheriff’s detectives had searched for a Montana woman …


WTO cuts trade growth forecast to 3.9 percent for 2018

The World Trade Organization has lowered its global trade growth forecast for this year by one-half percentage point to a still-robust 3.9 percent, saying increased trade tensions between large economies …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 2:19 p.m.

U.S. economy grew at robust 4.2 percent rate in second quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, the best performance in nearly four years, though economists believe growth has slowed in …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Nez Perce cowboy to be added to Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame

Jackson Sundown is remembered fondly for his horsemanship, and his prestige is being posthumously honored with his induction into the Idaho Rodeo Hall of Fame.


Need a spatula now? Amazon has a new store for that

Amazon is expanding its physical presence again, this time opening a 4,000-square-foot store that sells a wide range of products, including shower curtains, Hallmark cards and baby bottles.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Police chief ‘heartbroken’ after body discovered in creek

Search crews have found a body they believe to be that of a 6-year-old boy who ran off from his father at a park, a North Carolina police department said …


Bed Bath & Beyond nosedives after cutting forecasts

Bed Bath & Beyond’s stock plunged to its lowest price in 18 years after the home goods store chain posted weak results in the second quarter and cut its forecasts …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Big money pours into fight over Washington’s carbon fee

A campaign bankrolled by the oil industry has raised $20.46 million to defeat a carbon pollution fee on the ballot in Washington state aiming at tackling climate change.


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

Israel accuses Iran of harboring ‘secret atomic warehouse’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Thursday of keeping a “secret atomic warehouse” just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to …


Clearwater Paper changes its top executive ranks

An executive from a label company has joined Clearwater Paper as the company restructures its top leadership team.


Board reshuffle at Rite Aid after 2 failed merger attempts

After two failed buyout attempts that could have put it in a better position to compete against larger rivals, Rite Aid is shuffling its board of directors and dividing power …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Fiery Kavanaugh rebuts quiet accuser Ford in Senate showdown

In an extraordinary and highly emotional day of Senate testimony, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford quietly recounted her “100 percent” certainty Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had …


Extensive work in schools lands Lisa Laurier YWCA honor in education

When Whitworth University professor Lisa Laurier was a young woman in college, she was studying for her LSAT and making plans to become a lawyer, but instead became an educator …


Central Valley School District unveils latest high school plans

The community got a second look at plans for a new Central Valley School District comprehensive high school in Liberty Lake during an open house last week.


Education notebook: East Valley Middle School teacher honored

An East Valley Middle School ELA teacher was honored in front of representatives from 22 countries during the International Conference on Education, Diversity and Respect in Seattle in August. Julie …


Despite cloudy skies fairgoers take in small-town fun at Southeast Spokane County Fair in Rockford

People turned out for the Southeast Spokane County Fair in Rockford Sunday despite clouds and a sometimes chilly wind, spending the day checking out the exhibits, vendors, rides and music.