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Trump alters Electoral College debate in states

For years, polls show, Republicans across the country championed a national popular vote to elect presidents, instead of the state-by-state tally of the Electoral College. Then Donald Trump got elected …


Man arrested on arson, domestic violence charges after Saturday night standoff

A standoff ended with the arrest of a man on domestic violence and arson charges Saturday night near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

From chocolate fountains to 600 eggs, families celebrate tradition at Davenport’s annual Easter Brunch

The Davenport Easter brunch is a tradition not just for families, but staff as well, as both came together amid the opulent offerings, including chocolate and Champagne.


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 9:33 a.m.

Depths of despair: Climbing family loses son to greatest fear

The bodies of climbers Jess Roskelley, of Spokane, and two Austrians were recovered Sunday from an avalanche-hit area of the eastern Canadian Rockies. Among the recovered items was a phone …


Man dies in southwest Spokane crash

One man died in a crash in southwest Spokane County early Sunday morning


Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

More than 200 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo on …


Paul Turner: Breaking up with church is a deeply personal decision

People stop going to church for all sorts of reasons.


Spin Control: How the vaxx bill was resurrected

The bill to limit exemptions for the measles vaccination was thought to be dead Wednesday night, but came back to life.


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘City faces red threat’ although the free-speech standoff was already settled

The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran a giant banner headline reading “CITY FACES ‘RED’ THREAT.” This was perhaps an exaggeration.


A single chord ringing out is all it took to reconnect with a 140-year legacy

Janet Hubbard had only played a few chords when she said, to no one in particular, that she could hear it … something more than just the music responding to …


Shawn Vestal: Catholic Charities takes heat for its low-barrier housing, but closer examination of Starbucks ‘patrons’ tells different story

Most days, a group of people gathers inside and out at the Starbucks coffee shop at Second and Division – one block from the gateway to the city off Interstate …


Spokane’s oldest organized church, Westminster Congregational Church of Christ, prepares for 140-year celebration

The church has withstood challenges from without and within in its 140 years of existence, which makes Westminster older than Spokane itself. Within its stately stone walls, a congregation meets …


Tom Kelly: Charitable remainder trust as exit strategy

Defer tax on rental, but when must you pay? Real estate investors, especially small-time players with one or two rental properties, may have more exit options available to them with …


BBB Tip of the Week: Check out this new twist on phony debt collection

Sometimes folks just need a little help with bills, repairs or other financial commitments. It’s a time that might prompt consumers to take out a loan. But it’s also a …


Motley Fool: Dividends and growth

The stock of major drugmaker AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) has been priced at a discount lately over worries that more than 60 percent of its total revenue comes from one drug, …


Boeing 737 Max’s reputation will also need repair

Will the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft be cleared to fly again and, if so, will the traveling public be willing to fly on those airplanes?


Nerd Wallet: Five travel rewards myths that could cost you

There’s definitely a learning curve involved when it comes to frequent traveler programs and credit cards, but the upside can be big if you love to travel.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Pope during Easter vigil: reject the ‘glitter of wealth’

At an Easter vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the “glitter of wealth,” and to avoid seeking life’s meaning in …


Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

Authorities say a New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday on a criminal complaint accusing him …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi’s rule

Egyptians have gone to the polls for the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Two arrested in connection with shooting of journalist in Northern Ireland

Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a “new …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Brandi Carlile and Dave Grohl busk at Pike Place Market

Two music stars gave an impromptu concert at the Seattle landmark


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

People who were most directly affected by the Columbine High School shooting in suburban Denver spoke openly and emotionally Saturday about their struggles and advances since 12 students and a …


Trump administration says immigrants working in legal marijuana industry lack ‘moral character’ for citizenship

Immigrants who use marijuana or who work in the cannabis industry can be denied citizenship, even if they are doing so in states where it is legal, U.S. Citizenship and …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

A prominent cancer center in Houston says it has ousted three scientists whom federal authorities suggested are involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of …


Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions

A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after it raced …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper came up with the idea of requesting data about the government’s food assistance program. They sent a stream …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris to call attention to their problems


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

United Methodist Church is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Kids cast their lines at city pool stocked with rainbow trout

The rainbow trout writhed in the water as 5-year-old Mason Lynch reeled it in. The drag on the reel was set low, but with his grandmother Lu Ann Glasser’s help, …