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Thursday, May 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 9 a.m.

Tesla shares bounce on leaked memo about rising sales

Shares of Tesla, suffering one of the worst stretches in company history, rebounded Thursday after CEO Elon Musk told employees that orders are up.


Woman who helped put away serial killer awaits his execution

Lisa Noland said she was 17 when she wrote a suicide note, planning to end her life after years of being raped by her grandmother’s boyfriend. A day later, she …


Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as part of an outbreak of severe weather across the state overnight that left at least three people dead and dozens …


Bank CEO charged with trying to trade loans for Trump post

A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump’s administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was arrested …


Manit Day: Marshallese community celebrates youth achievements amid cultural traditions

The Marshallese community in Spokane County celebrates its cultural traditions while recognizing the academic and athletic achievements of Marshallese students during the third annual Manit Day held at Rogers High …


Benefit auction will support Scleroderma group

A bat and ball autographed by former Seattle Mariners and Washington State Cougars star John Olerud are among the featured items at the fifth annual auction, raffle, walk and picnic …


Education notebook: C.A.T.S. Lego team takes first place for innovation in Lego international competition

The local Lego robotics team C.A.T.S. won the Robot Design Strategy and Innovation award at the FIRST Lego League International Open the weekend of May 17 in Carlsbad, California.


Law firm counts 210 deaths in Washington jails; Spokane County has fourth-highest death toll

A nonprofit law firm has identified more than 200 people who died in Washington jails over the course of nearly 12 years, finding lapses in supervision, medical and mental health …


Free meal programs

Area schools and nonprofit groups are offering free summer meals for youths around Spokane County. Meals are served Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted. This list will be updated in …


Prison ombudsperson calls for jail reform during Center for Justice fundraiser

Speaking from experience, Riley Hewko said that many people charged with violent crimes often grew up with abuse and addiction, and jails do more harm to people who have already …


May as Better Hearing and Speech month spotlights work of groups like Spokane HOPE

The Spokane HOPE program has been helping children with hearing loss since 2004. With May as Better Hearing And Speech Month, it is raising awareness of the importance of early …


Spokane Valley Fire Station 8 getting facelift, expansion to fit tiller truck

A remodeling construction project of the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s Station 8 began in April and is scheduled to be completed in four months, according to the department’s website.


Front Porch: Waging battle with deer – for dahlias this year

I have discovered dahlias, Dianthus and Salvia. Of the three, last year I could not have told you what two of them were.


Feature creature: Loving Lunk wants to go with his person and sit for treats

A “hunk o’ burnin’ love,” Lunk has a playful, energetic, calm and good-natured temperament.


City cleans up 130-year-old fallen tree in Browne’s Addition

A 130-year-old ponderosa pine tree in Browne’s Addition became the latest casualty of last week’s flood, after a weekend of rain and winds destabilized the root system and it crashed …


Liberty Lake joins Centennial Trail council,; will maintain 2.2 miles of trail on city’s north side

As a voting member of the Centennial Trail Coordination Council, the city of Liberty Lake can help determine funding for its section of the trail


Somebody needs you: High chair, recliner or lift chair, washing machine needed

Area residents seek donations of a child’s plastic high chair, recliner or lift chair and washing machine, the Volunteers of America says in a news release


Gardening: Proper research can prevent common tree-planting mistakes, experts say

The gardening season is in full swing and the nurseries are full of enticing plants.


All but one Kootenai County tax proposal fails to reach super-majority approval

Multiple tax proposals on the ballot Tuesday in Kootenai County won wide support, but not enough to surpass the super-majority requirement needed for approval.


Is it time for Spokane to redesign its Expo-era flag? Kate Burke thinks so.

As Spokane transforms many of its Expo ’74 era icons, one council member believes it’s also time for a new flag.


Native Project marks 30 years of health and behavioral services in Spokane

The Native Project celebrated its 30th anniversary during the steady drenching rain that fell in Spokane Friday, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. What couldn’t be put under tents moved …


Mexico tariff pull back boosts Washington apple industry prospects

After a full year of uncertainty surrounding Washington’s signature crop, growers finally got a container ship of good news this week as Mexico officials announced that they had eliminated their …


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100 years ago in Spokane: Founder of Deaconess movement honored at Spokane convention as hospital prepares for new six-story building

Lucy Ryder Meyer, the founder of the Deaconess movement – which led to the creation of Deaconess Hospital in Spokane and other organizations across the country – was in town …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Reward offered for help finding three work release escapees

An independent public safety group is asking for the public’s help in finding three men who escaped from work release in Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

City Council to vote on joining new emergency communications system

Spokane City Council will likely vote to stay out of a new regionwide emergency communications system – a center many of the other fire departments in the region have agreed …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 7:06 a.m.

Murray says Trump’s action on infrastructure shows he’s in midst of tantrum; Newhouse blames Democrats for ‘partisan attacks’

President Donald Trump halted infrastructure talks with congressional Democrats on Wednesday, asserting he would not return to the table until they dropped their probe in the wake of the Mueller …


More younger women are having heart attacks. Here are steps to minimize risk.

More younger women are having heart attacks. Here are steps to minimize risk.


US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it’s not clear if the White House would approve sending all or just some of the requested forces. Officials …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Spokane County Fair names Erin Gurtel as new director

The Spokane County Fair and Expo Center has a new director.