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Paul Turner: If you spend cold days griping about Spokane winters, you probably really love this place

Local residents complaining about early signs of winter isn’t just a tiresome form of whining. It’s a love song to Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:10 a.m.

Council delays vote on relaxing Spokane City Hall visiting rules amid concerns it would become daytime shelter

A proposal that some say will turn City Hall into a daytime homeless shelter has been shelved for at least a month after city employees raised concerns about safety and …


100 years ago in Spokane: Flu death toll rises, but theaters hope for end to ban on public gatherings

Spokane’s theaters were making plans to open after a nearly month-long closure due to the outbreak of the Spanish flu.


Painted Hills developers propose dumping 330,000 cubic yards of dirt for Spokane Valley housing project

Developers may dump 330,000 cubic yards of dirt atop the old Painted Hills Golf Course in Spokane Valley as part of a plan to bring the site above the floodplain …


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Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead

PARADISE, Calif. – More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42 – making it the …


City Council approves annual property tax increase

Spokane City Council approved a 1 percent property tax increase Monday, which will be used to pay for police and fire department vehicles.


City Council approves new rates and fees for downtown businesses

Spokane City Council approved fee changes for businesses and property owners living inside the downtown Business Improvement District Monday.


Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, an associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, said Monday that he expects to face charges in the Russia investigation.


Zinke ‘100 percent confident’ he’ll be cleared in probes

BILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared Monday he’s “100 percent confident” no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that have stirred speculation he could get …


Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona U.S. Senate seat

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Sears sale plan blasted by creditors as ‘foolhardy gamble’

Chairman Eddie Lampert wants to keep Sears Holdings Corp. alive, but a group of the company’s creditors say they’d be better off if Sears were dead.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

South Hill assisted-living facility purchased by Oregon company

Brookdale Senior Living’s South Hill facility has been purchased by Avamere Family of Companies, headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Late Lauren McCluskey celebrated in Pullman

Kind, sensitive, intelligent, dedicated and beautiful were among the adjectives family members, friends and coaches used to describe Lauren McCluskey late Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Police dog finds suspect in ditch after home burglary in west Spokane

A Spokane resident locked herself in her bedroom and called 911 while a burglar rummaged through her home early Sunday, prompting a manhunt that ended when a police dog found …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

Pocket-money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

Children can spend their allowance and chore money by shopping online or by tapping at contactless payment terminals in stores. Sound like a recipe for splurging? Not so, says one …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Around the Corner: Remote orthodontic business opens first Spokane location

Remote orthodontic business opens first Spokane location SmileDirectClub has opened its first SmileShop in the Spokane area.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Spokane’s Andy Billig to be Senate majority leader in 2019

Spokane Democrat Andy Billig was named majority leader of the state Senate Monday as members of the caucus gathered to select new leaders for the 2019 session.


Hunter killed in Nez Perce County in accidental shooting

A North Idaho man was killed Saturday near Soldiers Meadow Lake from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Stan Lee, creator of superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee’s name became synonymous with the company that would become Marvel Comics, which he joined as a teenage assistant and stayed with for much of his adult life.


Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer

Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital plan to give athenahealth shareholders $135 per share in a deal that will take the company private. That represents a roughly 12 percent premium …


Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics, different vibes

The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

Tech giants slide, pulling U.S. stock market sharply lower

A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

1 year after Mugabe fall, Zimbabwe asks ‘what has changed?’

A year after Robert Mugabe fell from power Zimbabwe’s economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain, bringing some Zimbabweans to ask `What has changed?’ and `Are things …


Migrant caravan moving to western Mexico city of Guadalajara

Several thousand Central American migrants marked a month on the road Monday as they hitched rides to the western Mexico city of Guadalajara and toward the U.S. border.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 12:10 a.m.

Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead in Northern California

The blaze was part of an outbreak of wildfires on both ends of the state. Together, they were blamed for 44 deaths.


Spokane City Council to hear proposal for Business Improvement District rate increases

Spokane City Council will consider raising fees for hundreds of downtown businesses inside the Business Improvement District during a hearing at their Monday meeting.