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Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

Israel’s defense minister abruptly resigned Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about …

Idaho’s utilities are the cheapest in the nation

According to a recent analysis, Idaho’s average monthly utility bills are less expensive than any other state’s.

2,000 people agree: DOE plan for Hanford tank waste is not good

More than 2,000 people submitted comments or signed petitions critical of a proposal for closing Hanford’s underground radioactive waste storage tanks, according to a coalition of environmental and Hanford watchdog …

Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.

Lewiston trial for infant death begins

Daniel Alldrin, 28, of Orofino, is charged with allegedly hitting his 29-day-old daughter, causing multiple bruises and internal injuries that resulted in her death. The trial is being held in …

Vancouver Red Cross volunteer heads to Camp Fire front lines

Vancouver Red Cross volunteer Ron Burby starts work helping those displaced by the lethal Camp Fire in Northern California today, after he was deployed to the wildfire-ravaged state Monday.

Police think Alexa may have witnessed a New Hampshire double slaying – now they want Amazon to turn her over

Alexa might have been listening, as she almost always is, when Christine Sullivan was stabbed to death in the kitchen of the Farmington, New Hampshire, home where Sullivan lived with …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9 a.m.

McConnell, Schumer re-elected as Senate party leaders

Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer for Democrats in closed-door party elections Wednesday lacking the high drama underway on the House side …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:27 a.m.

Justice legal opinion backs Whitaker’s naming as acting AG

The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general.

Pullman police release video showing 2016 arrest of former Cougars cornerback

Treshon Broughton, who graduated from WSU last year after two seasons as a cornerback on the school’s football team, was arrested inside Bob’s Corner Market on Feb. 18, 2016, in …

Hate crime reports in Spokane spike in 2017

Reported hate crimes in Spokane rose by 175 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to new data released Tuesday by the FBI.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:37 a.m.

Silver Valley woman’s shrewd investing amassed $12M to benefit North Idaho communities

Through 40 years of shrewd investing, Margaret F. Galbraith turned a modest inheritance into a fortune valued in the millions. The Silver Valley native died in 2005, leaving a $12 …

Current, former Spokane bishops respond to Vatican’s order on sexual abuse crisis

An order from the Vatican on Monday widened a rift in the Roman Catholic Church over how to handle the ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the United States. That rift …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:13 a.m.

Spokane Valley hires D.C. lobbyist to help land federal transportation funding

The city of Spokane Valley has hired a lobbyist to help the city secure federal transportation funding for future rail projects.

100 years ago in Spokane: City health board continues ban on public gatherings as flu deaths rise

For the past few days, Spokane residents had nurtured the hope that the monthlong ban on public gatherings would be lifted. Yet after Dr. J.B. Anderson recited the grim statistics, …

Spokane to purchase new armored vehicle

The city will soon spend about $305,000 on a new armored vehicle for the Spokane Police Department, which uses money one City Council member said should be used on new …

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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Heart sculptures set for move to safer spots

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane is relocating downtown’s heart sculptures to more secure locations following vandalism that damaged several of the pieces. Some of the hearts will be placed …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Skate Ribbon opens on Saturday for its second winter

Spokane’s Skate Ribbon is slated to open Saturday

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Spokane police oversight panel pushes for further probe into officer conduct during summer protest

Following the recommendation of Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue, a civilian panel voted unanimously Tuesday night for a deeper look into the actions of an officer responding to a protester …

Democrat Harder ousts California GOP U.S. Rep. Denham

First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham on Tuesday in California’s farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California.

The ‘worst toys’ for the holidays, according to safety group

A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

Police catch burglars after victim finds stolen items for sale online

Spokane Police officers arrested two men Saturday in connection with the theft of guns and guitars from cars. Police caught the suspects after the victim of the burglaries helped police …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Petition asks Trump to block I-1639

A former congressional candidate wants President Donald Trump to keep Initiative 1639 from becoming law.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

Man robs bank in Reardan

A US Bank in Reardan, Washington was robbed on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

FDA signals crackdown on flavored cigars to reduce youth use of tobacco

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, signaled Tuesday the agency plans action against flavored cigars – products that are especially popular among African American teens – as …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Pilots says Boeing didn’t disclose jet’s new control feature

Boeing didn’t tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month’s deadly crash in …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

Lime wants to spread 1,500 shared cars around Seattle

Lime is launching a car-sharing service in Seattle this week, starting with the placement of 50 vehicles on city streets.

Congressman in tight race sues over ranked-voting system

Fighting for political survival, Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Maine’s new voting system, used for the first time last week in U.S. House …

Amazon HQ2 to receive more than $2.8 billion in incentives from Virginia, New York and Tennessee

Amazon received government incentives totaling more than $2.8 billion from Virginia, New York and Tennessee to build its two new headquarters and an operations center in those locations, according to …