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2 Sacramento cops who shot Stephon Clark won’t face charges

The two Sacramento police officers whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black man last year prompted nationwide protests will not face criminal charges, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert …

Is a remote naval center in Russia’s nuclear crosshairs?

A Russian state television broadcaster asserts that one of his country’s top targets for attack in the event of nuclear war would be a 4,700-acre site east of Arlington that …

2 Lakewood restaurants close for possible norovirus cluster

Two Washington state restaurants have closed over concerns that customers and employees were sickened by a norovirus outbreak.

Idaho State Police may get tests to tell hemp and pot apart

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted …

29 parents separated from their children and deported last year arrive at U.S. border to request asylum

Twenty-nine parents from across Central America who were separated from their children by U.S. immigration agents last year returned to the U.S. border on Saturday, demanding asylum hearings that might …

8 killed in India-Pakistan fighting amid high tensions

Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said …

U.S. ambassador to UK slams critics of American agriculture

The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a “smear” campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda.

Subaru recalls 1.3M vehicles in U.S. for brake light problem

Subaru is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. because the brake lights may not illuminate properly.

Back in Brooklyn, Sanders predicts White House win in 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday returned to Brooklyn, his birthplace, for the first rally of his second presidential campaign and sought to tie his working-class background to his populist views …

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

America’s newest crew capsule rockets toward space station

America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX.

100 years ago in Spokane: City honors transformation of Cannon Hill Park from brickyard into ‘beauty spot’

The Spokesman-Review’s Sunday magazine section recounted the history of one of Spokane’s “beauty spots”: Cannon Hill Park on the South Hill.

Sue Lani: Born-Alive Act exposes Democrats’ vulnerability with young voters

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has exposed the Democrats’ greatest political vulnerability with young voters

Pullman Airbnb operator claims city short-term rental codes – or lack thereof – forced her to cancel $35K in reservations

When Pullman resident Tami Grady purchased a home last year, she thought it would be a good option to transform it into a short-term rental that provides lodging for travelers …

Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska kicks off this weekend

The world’s foremost sled dog race kicks off its 47th running this weekend as participants strive to push past a punishing two years for the sport’s image.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

‘Who’s the Boss?’ and ‘Soap’ actress Katherine Helmond dies at 89

Actress Katherine Helmond, who had roles in “Who’s the Boss?” and “Soap,” has died at age 89.

Spokane Valley Subway robbed by suspect armed with knife; no injuries

Deputies are searching for a suspect after a report a Spokane Valley Subway was robbed by a man armed with a knife on Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Dennis Wheeler, former Coeur d’Alene Mines chairman, dies at 76

Dennis E. Wheeler, former chairman of Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp., died Tuesday at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston where he had been receiving treatment for leukemia. He was 76.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

WSP Trooper spots house on fire, evacuates sleeping residents

A Washington State Patrol trooper drove by a house spewing smoke on Friday and ran inside to awake and evacuate the residents.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Spokane County Regional Veterans Service Center opens new facility in Spokane Valley

Spokane County Regional Veterans Service Center has relocated to a larger facility in Spokane Valley to serve veterans and their families.

Avista chairman Scott Morris sells $771,000 worth of company stock

Scott Morris sold $771,000 worth of Avista stock this week, but he still retains a $9 million ownership stake in the Spokane-based utility.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Man survives being hit by train on Mission Avenue

The man was wearing headphones and seemed oblivious to the approaching train, a witness said.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Spokane jury makes first conviction in 2015 disappearance of Bret Snow

A Spokane County Jury delivered a guilty verdict on Friday in the presumed murder of Bret Snow – the first official decision since he first went missing in late 2015.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Sex offender pleads guilty to assault and rape of Spokane Valley gas station clerk

A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Friday to a vicious rape of a Spokane Valley gas station clerk who said she was abducted and choked to near unconsciousness several times …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

MultiCare Valley Hospital receives perfect rating for patient care from federal government

The five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is based upon patient surveys as well as performance data reported to the federal government. It’s the first time …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 3:38 p.m.

Jordyn Woods: `I’m not a homewrecker’ in Kardashian brouhaha

Jordyn Woods says ‘I’m not a homewrecker’ as she breaks her silence over exactly what went down with Cleveland Cavalier Tristan Thompson

Foundation of Prince’s second wife to honor him at gala

Andra Day, Dave Stewart and Philip Bailey will perform during a fundraising gala honoring Prince.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

What the national media is saying about Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidential bid, climate platform

Most national pundits questioned Friday whether the Democratic governor’s singular focus on combating global climate change would be enough to make waves in an already-crowded field.

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Spokane County Marriage licenses

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Timeline: Jay Inslee’s political career started in 1985

A partial time line of the key elements in Jay Inslee’s political career.

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Mother of Otto Zehm leaves legacy of police reform after her death

Anna A. Zehm never sought exposure. But her fierce crusade for justice following the unlawful arrest, beating and death of her son, Otto, became a yearslong public campaign for better …