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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Theresa May pleads for support as humiliating defeat over Brexit Looms

Prime Minister Theresa May, facing a humiliating defeat in a crucial vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, pleaded with U.K. lawmakers to support her or face the “real risk” …

Seattle’s unpaid air traffic controllers get special delivery from their Canadian counterparts

Last week, Canadian air traffic controllers started buying pizzas for their American counterparts who are working but not getting paid due to the continued federal government shutdown, now the longest …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

Classes expected to resume Tuesday after campuswide power outage at Spokane Community College

Spokane Community College canceled classes Monday due to a campuswide power outage. A post on the school’s Facebook page said classes would resume on Tuesday.

Then and Now: Spokane Steam Laundry

The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, …

Advocates, vets say animal care services are a growing need for homeless, low income population

For many people experiencing homelessness or poverty, having a pet is a need for survival not a luxury, but finding a safe place to sleep that accepts pets, affordable veterinary …

Getting There: Lighting up the dark spots on Spokane’s roadways

Governing magazine this month examined data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, showing that between 2010 and 2017, annual nighttime pedestrian and cyclist deaths climbed 46 percent in the …

Family: Wisconsin teen in ‘good spirits’ post-kidnap, escape

The grandfather of a 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say escaped a man who killed her parents and held her captive for three months says she’s in “exceptionally good …

Man who killed officer said he was hit by ultrasonic waves

The man who shot and killed a rookie California police officer left a letter on the bed in the home where he lived claiming police bombarded him with ultrasonic waves, …

Government shutdown threaten’s Idaho’s hatchery-based steelhead season

In a frantic letter to Gov. Brad Little, the Idaho Conservation League calls attention to the federal government shutdown threatening Idaho’s ability to keep hatchery-based steelhead season open.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Skijoring bring pets to Mount Spokane for Winterfest

Beginners and experienced skiers headed to Mount Spokane on Sunday to try cross-country skiing and skijoring, where up to two dogs can pull their owner down a trail.

As the Alaskan Way Viaduct comes down, so does a longtime shelter for Seattle’s homeless

The Alaskan Way Viaduct’s closure on Friday isn’t just a congestion headache for drivers that traveled on the road above. For decades, the viaduct provided shelter to homeless people below, …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in Washington, 12 other states

A U.S. judge in California has blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect a word: meat

More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Storm punishes swath of U.S. with snow, ice and freezing rain

A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane labor council goes after employers who violated womens’ pay laws

Spokane’s Central Labor Council said that the minimum wage law for women was “flagrantly violated” in the city.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 1:45 p.m.

1 man dead in early morning shooting at Tacoma club

The Tacoma Police Department is investigating a shooting at a club that left one man dead.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

A Republican lawmaker close to Trump says he’s pushing Trump to reopen government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before taking …

Optimist Club Youth House opens for young adults in need

The Falls Optimist Club’s Youth House has opened its doors to young adults who have transitioned out of the foster care program and serves as a transitional home.

The Dirt: Construction of Avista parking garage to begin

Avista will begin construction of a five-story parking garage with 500 stalls near its Mission Avenue headquarters, according to city permit data.

Fish and Game surveys eastern Idaho fawns

The helicopter hovered low over the hills southeast of Kelly Mountain, snow billowing up from the ground, and deer bounded down the slope to flee the noisy monster.

Comcast aims to help customers with disabilities through call center, technology

At Comcast’s Accessibility Center of Excellence in Liberty Lake – the company’s largest accessibility support center in the country – a team of specially trained agents are helping elderly as …

Spokane-area legislators for the 2019 session

Contact information for members of the Spokane-area delegation.

BBB Tip of the Week: Returning holiday gifts

Many retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, have return policies in place to not only protect the consumer but their businesses as well.

Motley Fool: Video game growth

Video game developer Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) is known for titles such as “Call of Duty,” “World of Warcraft,” “Hearthstone” and “Candy Crush.” Over the past few months, its stock …

Someone stole 29 guns from the Kettle Falls police chief. Twenty-eight are still missing.

Chris Courchene, the Kettle Falls police chief, told Stevens County sheriff’s detectives he had twice sent his girlfriend to meet a mysterious suspect and paid $1,250 in hopes of retrieving …

Whatever happens, Sears’ legacy will endure

Now facing the possibility of liquidation – a bankruptcy judge is expected to decide the retailer’s fate in the coming weeks after Chairman Edward Lampert raised his bid to keep …

Paul Turner: That guy from the old photo album

Have you ever imagined, many years from now and long after you are gone, being that person in the photo no one can recognize?

Spin Control: Keeping up with the Legislature from afar

It may be easier than ever to keep tabs on what lawmakers are doing over in Olympia.

Eye on Boise: There’s a new Sen. Bayer, at least for now

With Sen. Cliff Bayer off to Washington, D.C., to be new Congressman Russ Fulcher’s chief of staff, Bayer’s mom, Regina Bayer, has been appointed to fill in as his temporary …

100 years ago in Spokane: Pandemic petering out, emergency hospital at last closes doors

Spokane’s emergency flu hospital closed its doors, after caring for 617 patients over three months.