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UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

From freeway to fridge: Here’s how one Boise woman makes use of Idaho roadkill

BOISE – When Jessica Mundall sees an animal on the side of the road, there’s a decent chance it will end up inside her freezer. The 26-year-old is one of …


Rash of stolen cars has police warning public

Police urge the public not to leave their cars unattended while warming them up after a spate of vehicle recoveries and arrests over the weekend.


Family: U.K. teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Relatives of a British teen who ran away with other London schoolgirls to join the Islamic State extremist group says she has given birth to a baby boy in Syria …


Supreme Court to hear undeliverable mail case

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether the U.S. Postal Service can invalidate Mitch Hungerpiller’s patented process for handling undeliverable mail.


Disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017.


Clouds part on Presidents Day

Snowstorms are taking a break on Presidents Day in the Spokane region. But it will be cold. As drier air sweeps in from the northeast, sunshine and frigid temperatures are …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 7:19 a.m.

Washington’s need-based scholarship program runs out of money before all eligible students are helped. Some Legislators want that changed.

The State Need Grant, Washington’s largest college aid program, is in line for more money and a new name.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 7:33 a.m.

As Washington lawmakers debate ending life imprisonment for 3-strikes, mom of Spokane murder victim speaks out

Washington lawmakers asked to resume parole for inmates with long prison terms, even those sentenced to life under the three-strikes law.



Eye on Boise: Little slows down minimum teacher salary boost, as school budget-setting approaches

With all the concerns over state tax revenues coming in behind forecasts this year due to income tax withholding issues, Gov. Brad Little has modified one of his signature proposals: …


As Gonzaga University grew, the tightly knit neighborhood surrounding it transformed

The Gonzaga district has cycled through many of changes since the residential area was developed in the 1890s. But the neighborhood still clings to key elements of its original identity …


Spin Control: Why legislators have a responsibility to reveal sources the news media don’t

Due respect, Mr. Chairman, but legislators and the news media have one big difference when it comes to revealing information.


100 years ago in Spokane: As private car ownership rises, so does the cost for a streetcar ride

Streetcar fares in Spokane were likely to go up from a nickel to seven cents, after being granted approval for such an increase by the Public Service Commission.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

On the rise: Local factories part of tall wood-building movement

A Spokane Valley factory could help transform the U.S. building industry, bringing tall, wooden structures into the mainstream.


Shawn Vestal: SkyRide naming decision shows just how far Spokane will go to monetize parks

Does everything have to be for sale? Even the amenities in our cherished Riverfront Park?


The Dirt: Riverview Retirement Community adding more housing for memory care residents

Spokane-based Bouten Construction will build three, one-story duplexes, which will each be more than 3,700 square feet in size.


Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned

The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant took a gun he wasn’t allowed to have to a job he must have known …


State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.


AI can make up news stories from handful of words

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has demonstrated a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking fake news articles after being given just a few …


Potential privacy lapse found in Americans’ 2010 census data

A top Census Bureau official says an internal agency team found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed …


Motley Fool: Bank on it – online

The internet revolution has changed everything about the way consumers conduct their financial affairs. One of the pioneers in online banking is Axos Financial.


BBB Tip of the Week: BBB sees more phony agency calls

Better Business Bureau is seeing an increasing number of scammers hiding behind fake phone personas to trick consumers. BBB Scam Tracker received more than 500 reports last year about callers …


Nerd Wallet: Companies flunking retirement planning

Plenty has been written about American workers’ failure to plan adequately for retirement. Their employers seem to be doing an even worse job. Only 1 in 10 large employers offers …


No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford

Sing all you want at the old ballgame, but nobody will be buying peanuts or Cracker Jack at this stadium


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has robustly defended European powers’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

No-fee cross-country ski trails are groomed and open in Spokane

Indian Canyon Golf Course is open this winter for cross-country skiing, thanks to enough snow and low temperatures.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Storm-lashed South Carolina reassesses global warming’s role

When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county’s beaches, South Carolina’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019, 1:54 p.m.

Safety officer assaulted with handcuff key at River Park Square mall

The safety officer and suspect were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and released.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 1:07 p.m.

Snow showers forecast through Sunday morning

A brief spurt of heavy snow hit Spokane around noon on Saturday and left about 1/2 inch of snow. More could fall after dark.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

Post Falls woman dies in Friday night crash near Post Falls

A Post Falls woman died in a crash near Post Falls on Friday night and police are investigating the cause of the crash, according to a news release from Idaho …