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Friday, January 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Lottery winner in Spokane County

Lottery winner in Spokane County for the week of Jan. 7-11.


Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries or damage

A small island volcano in southern Japan has erupted, blasting rocks and ashes into the air but causing no damage or injuries.


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Spokane County Marriage licenses


Pot deliveries OK’d into California communities that ban sales

California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:57 a.m.

Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle housing crisis in Seattle, Eastside

Blessed with a balance sheet that allows for sweeping gestures, Redmond tech giant Microsoft is responding to the region’s widening affordability gap with a $500 million pledge to address homelessness …


The power of building bonds while building muscle

The therapists and exercisers I interviewed for this article say that group workouts tend to build stronger bonds than, for example, adjoining cubicles, while enriching men’s lives by introducing them …


Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter …


State officials couldn’t become lobbyists as soon as they leave

State elected officials would have to wait a year to become lobbyists under a House proposal.


Robert Durst defense: Evidence could be ‘game over’ for heir

New York real estate heir Robert Durst is charged with one count of murder, but will have to defend himself in three killings at trial later this year in California.


Is alcohol sabotaging your diet?

A new study from Penn Nursing suggests that, if you want to lose weight and keep it off in the new year, you might want to think about cutting back …


Nordstrom slumps, targets slashed after weak holiday sales

Nordstrom shares sank on Wednesday, one day after the Seattle-based chain gave an update to its holiday sales that were seen as disappointing, prompting a number of analysts to lower …


Snap to lose chief financial officer, its second in a year

The company behind Snapchat is losing its second financial chief in less than a year as the social media service confronts a declining user base and stiff competition from bigger …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

SFCU offers new line of credit for federal workers

Spokane Federal Credit Union is offering a nine-month, interest free loan to federal workers affected by the shutdown, the lender announced this week.


Local mini-storage business delaying rent payments for federal employees

ABC Mini Storage, with locations in Spokane, Airway Heights and Spokane Valley, is excusing affected federal government workers from payment of rent for their units during the length of the …


World’s first device for premature babies with heart defect gains FDA approval

The device, which is smaller than a pea and made by Abbott Laboratories, can be implanted in babies weighing as little as 2 pounds. It’s designed to treat babies with …


Sinclair debuts streaming service for its local TV stations

The nation’s largest owner of television stations launched a free, ad-supported streaming service Wednesday drawing on local news, sports and other programs from the 191 TV stations it owns in …


How your at-home DNA test results could solve cold cases

For the past few decades, forensic DNA matching techniques have been used to make direct matches between a sample taken at a crime scene and a suspect who has been …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and father of the index mutual fund, dies at 89

John Bogle, investing pioneer and founder of Vanguard Group, who brought index funds to millions of investors, dies at age 89, the company says.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Three firefighters hospitalized after encountering bug bombs in apartment

Three Spokane Valley Fire Fighters were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after being exposed to chemicals from a bug bomb.


Man hospitalized early Wednesday after being pulled from Spokane River

A man was hospitalized early Wednesday morning with serious injuries after a jogger found him partially submerged in the Spokane River.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Fortnite flaw put millions of players at risk, researchers say

A flaw in Epic Games Inc.’s Fortnite put the accounts of millions of users at risk of malicious attack, researchers from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said in a report …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Shadle Park High School under brief lockdown following student’s threats

A Shadle Park High School student was arrested inside a classroom Wednesday after Spokane police say he threatened to shoot up the school.


Pills by post: The pros and cons of mail-order pharmacies

With nearly 3 in 5 American adults taking at least one prescription drug, odds are your health insurer has steered you toward a mail-order pharmacy. And, if they haven’t, they …


Dr. Zorba Paster: Dairy isn’t just not bad, it’s good for you

Not only is dairy not bad for us, but this study shows it’s


Wrecks seen as wildfire areas brace for big California storm

Days of rain and snow across California have snarled rush-hour commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads even before the most intense storm hits Wednesday, with wildfire-ravished communities bracing …


Los Angeles teachers union hints at new talks during strike

The head of the Los Angeles teachers union hinted at contract talks resuming Wednesday as striking educators in the nation’s second-largest school district protested outside hundreds of schools for a …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 2:12 p.m.

Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out at multiple locations in D.C.

Fake editions of The Washington Post claiming that President Donald Trump was leaving office were handed out Wednesday morning at multiple locations in Washington, D.C.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertainty

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday business contacts in many regions of the country are expressing less optimism amid a host of adverse developments, from plunging stock prices to uncertainty about …


The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

2 injured in scissors attack at downtown Spokane shelter

Two Guardians Foundation employees were injured Wednesday morning after a homeless woman attacked them with scissors at Westminster Congregational warming center.