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UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray’s price and features draw gasps

TUSTIN, Calif. – The crowd audibly gasped as General Motors president Mark Reuss said prices for the radically new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will start under $60,000, astoundingly close to …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

Court documents shed new light on Wednesday killing of 20-year-old woman; suspect’s bond set at $1 million

The Spokane County Medical Examiner identified the young woman killed Wednesday in Spokane’s Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

School resource deputy recounts first chaotic moments of Freeman High shooting

Armored with weathered skin and a hint of sunburn, Spokane County Deputy Ron Nye looked down and went silent Friday when the prosecutor asked how the shooting at Freeman High …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Maximum sentence handed down to Guajardo for role in 2015 murder, dismemberment

A man convicted of murdering and dismembering another man in 2015 was sentenced to 47 years in prison on Thursday.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Three-structure fire in West Central likely caused by squatters, neighbors say

Fire crews battled a three-structure fire Friday morning in West Central that neighbors say likely started from frequently seen squatters.

Pilot flying to Felts Field makes emergency landing on Idaho freeway with no damage to plane

A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Iran’s seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

Iran has seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions with the West

Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles of terrain in the West. The …

Russian NHL star criticizes Vladimir Putin, says Russia is a nation of ‘lawlessness’

One of the NHL’s top Russian hockey players broke ranks with his countrymen to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview published Thursday on a Russian language YouTube page.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Appeals court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule

A U.S. appeals court panel has sided with the Trump administration, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that mining companies take financial responsibility for future pollution …

Downtown Spokane bar says it will implement new policies amid claims of drugged drinks

The Globe Bar & Kitchen posted a news release to its Facebook page to announce it is creating new policies to guard against drink tampering after claims on social media. …

Plan to add 415 homes in southwest Spokane raises capacity concerns

A proposal to build 415 homes on undeveloped, forested land in southwest Spokane is making its way through City Hall – and raising concerns about increased traffic – as the …

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Housing, homelessness at stake in Spokane Valley council race, candidates say

The race to replace Sam Wood on the Spokane Valley City Council features four political newcomers who all say housing and homelessness are among the key issues at stake.

100 years ago in Spokane: Man claims Wobbly assault, booked on suspicion of insanity

A Spokane fireman was on his way to fish at Marshall Lake when he heard moaning and a cry for water in the woods, The Spokesman-Review reported.

William Hyslop sworn in as as Eastern Washington’s top federal prosecutor

Spokane attorney William Hyslop was sworn in Thursday as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Keeping people out of crisis: Unit combines law enforcement, mental health worker

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Diversion Unit works to divert people experiencing mental health crises away from the hospital or jail.

Man self-immolates near Japan Embassy in Seoul amid row

South Korean police say a man has set himself on fire in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul amid rising trade disputes between Seoul and Tokyo

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Motorcyclist dies in Rathdrum accident

Idaho State Police say the motorcyclist swerved to avoid a flock of turkeys in the roadway around 5:30 p.m.

Heat wave forecast prompts Chicago public housing checks

Public housing officials in Chicago are planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Wildfire burns near Hanford, remains uncontained

The fire was reported at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday and drew response from the Department of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, and Benton County crews.

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 2:36 p.m.

Opposition persists as new Spokane regional emergency communications center opens

Spokane Regional Emergency Communications celebrated its opening on Thursday morning with a press conference and tour of the Combined Communications Building – and with dozens picketing outside.

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Teen shot by adult in Bonner County, sheriff’s office says

A teenage boy was shot by an adult man Tuesday evening, according to the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office.

Utah boy advertises ‘Ice Cold Beer’ at root beer stand

A Utah boy has earned widespread social media attention for his neighborhood soda stand thanks to a sign he holds that reads, “Ice Cold Beer” with “root” above the word …

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Boeing takes $5.6 billion revenue hit over 737 Max problems

Boeing said the grounding of its 737 Max jets would reduce its revenue and earnings by $5.6 billion in the second quarter, the largest financial impact of two deadly crashes …

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Crews suppress Spokane County wildfire, U.S. 395 reopens

Crews put out a small wildfire near the intersection of Half Moon Road and state Highway 395 Thursday afternoon, allowing the highway’s northbound lane to reopen after a lengthy closure.

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Police search for knife-wielding man who rang Spokane woman’s door

Twice in the past week, a man wielding a knife approached Kristen Tesarik’s house in the East Central neighborhood, stood outside the front door and left without harming anyone or …

Jet2 sends big bill to passenger for flight return to London

A passenger accused of severe misbehavior on a Jet2 flight that had to return to London’s Stansted Airport in June has received a huge bill from the airline.

Assange drops appeal of 50-week sentence for jumping bail

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has dropped an appeal of his 50-week prison term for jumping bail in Britain.

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Trump disavows ‘send her back’ cry; Omar stands defiant

President Donald Trump is chiding supporters who chanted “send her back” at NC rally