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Thursday, January 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Cassia schools launch free student counseling program

Students in need of mental health counseling have a new resource in one southern Idaho school district.


Employees of Seattle suburb to undergo bias training

Employees of a Seattle suburb will undergo implicit bias training after police asked a black man to leave a frozen yogurt shop because employees said he made them feel uncomfortable.


Oldest U.S. military survivor of Pearl Harbor dies at age 106

Ray Chavez, the oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II, died Wednesday. He was 106.


Scientists find remains of huge ancient herbivore

A giant, plant-eating creature with a beak-like mouth and reptilian features may have roamed the Earth during the late Triassic period more than 200 million years ago, scientists said Thursday.


19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier retires from ‘The Nutcracker’

After more than 125 performances in “The Nutcracker” in Rhode Island, a 19-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Archie is leaving the stage.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Runners brave brisk temperatures for annual Turkey Trot

Brisk temperatures and the threat of a rain shower didn’t deter about 2,000 people from heading to Manito Park Thursday morning for the Bloomsday Runners Club’s annual Turkey Trot.


Relatives, strangers offer hot meal, comfort to evacuees

Hannah Crenshaw hosts a Thanksgiving dinner each year, cooking turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes – her favorite – for up to 15 guests at her home in Magalia.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Despite cold, balloons fly at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

Frigid temperatures and blustery winds were no match for holiday cheer as giant character balloons took to the skies, and performers on floats and marching bands made their way through …


Clausen-Simmons corrals championship at Arabian Nationals

You could almost say that Christine Clausen-Simmons was born on a horse. After decades of riding and showing, she and her horse Just Like Fire CF just took home several …


Apprenticeships featured at Riverside High School career day

Riverside High School set aside a full day Friday for seniors to work on college and scholarship applications, do research on careers and meet with technical education and apprenticeship representatives.


Front Porch: Giving thanks for one spotted pup

When giving thanks this time of year, the big things come to mind – good health, the safety of loved ones, a happy marriage. But sometimes, it can be for …


A picture of resilience: Severe electrical shock nearly claimed David Olsen’s life

David Olsen will never forget Thanksgiving 1981. That’s the day he returned home following a four-month hospital stay – the result of a near fatal boating accident.


As Sears declares bankruptcy, the retailers’ storied history in Spokane mirrors its rise and fall

While Sears is a wholly American story, it’s a Spokane story as well. Its rise was more than evident here, as the retailer built the city’s most modern department store …


Shawn Vestal: Discovering gratitude in the unlikeliest of moments

The abundance and ease of the average American life in 2018 is a marvel, and it’s surpassingly easy to simply list the reasons we have to be thankful. But isn’t …


Colfax officials drop ‘Minshew’ from mustache giveaway to comply with NCAA rules

Only on the Palouse can the craze over the facial hair of a Heisman trophy-candidate quarterback lead to a cease-and-desist letter and nearly lead to an NCAA rules violation.


Spokane International Airport on pace to break last year’s travel record with new direct flights

Air travelers are flowing in and out of Spokane International Airport at a pace previously unseen in history as the economy remains strong and new nonstop flights give commuters more …


100 years ago in Spokane: City plans funeral pyre for Kaiser Wilhelm II to celebrate end of World War I

Spokane was making plans for a giant “peace festival,” including a giant funeral pyre for Kaiser Wilhelm, to celebrate the end of the war. An effigy “of one W. Hohenzollern, …


Cellphone data, DNA match result in Spokane man’s rape conviction

A Spokane County jury convicted a man of first-degree rape on Tuesday, more than a year after he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute and forcing her to perform oral …


Up on the rooftop … gobble, gobble, gobble

Shirley Stafford Thagard wasn’t nestled in her bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in her head. But she was focused on Christmas on Saturday when she heard something up …


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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Ash from Alaska volcano prompts aviation warning

Residents of a tiny Alaska Native community woke up to a little pre-Thanksgiving excitement Wednesday, with a neighboring volcano spewing a billowing dark cloud high into the air.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Police seeking help identifying fraud, identity theft suspect

Police are asking for help to identify a woman who is suspected of identify theft and fraud.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Lawsuit dismissed against deputies in death of Idaho rancher

A judge has dismissed a federal wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of an Idaho rancher who was fatally shot by deputies in a dispute that occurred after one …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Find out when Spokane-area stores are open for Black Friday

For those wanting to plan their shopping excursions Thanksgiving Day and Friday, here’s a list of Black Friday hours for a score of area stores.


Scientists wrap up deep-water probes in Caribbean waters

A rarely seen shark embryo. Corals up to 7 feet high. Sponges with sharp edges.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Dry Fly Distilling plan major expansion at new development north of downtown Spokane

Small batch distillery Dry Fly announced an expansion into Asian markets Wednesday that will coincide with a move into a new development near Spokane’s downtown core.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Questions about the romaine warning? Here are some answers

Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don’t worry about your turkey.


Light rain falling in Northern California could hurt search effort

Light rain falling Wednesday in some areas of Northern California could aid crews fighting a deadly wildfire while raising the risk of flash floods and complicating efforts to recover the …


Amazon tells some customers their emails have been exposed, but provides few details

Amazon.com informed some customers Wednesday that their names and email addresses had been “inadvertently disclosed” as a result of a “technical error,” but declined to provide more details about the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

4 in New Jersey mansion fire killed by ‘homicidal violence’

A homeowner who died along with his wife and two children as their luxury home went up in flames suffered a gunshot wound and all four are considered to be …