Stories tagged: news
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 11:31 a.m.
The Iowa Supreme Court says an insurance company doesn’t have to pay for damages after a squirrel climbed onto an electrical transformer and triggered a high-voltage spark that damaged a …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
A special airlift for thousands of baby flamingos is under way in South Africa as drought has put their breeding ground in peril.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.
Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 4 a.m.
It may be the biggest wild card in the climate system. Scientists have long feared that the so-called “overturning” circulation in the Atlantic Ocean could slow down or even halt …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
A federal grand jury indicted two Spokane “occult” spiritualists on fraud charges.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
A couple of months back, the city received the results of a “fact-finding report” regarding concerns of city staffers who felt they were mistreated, and possibly even bullied in violation …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
Spokane County Marriage licenses
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:43 p.m.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona say they’ve made their biggest fentanyl bust ever
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds of the synthetic drug that is fueling a national epidemic of …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:55 p.m.
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:05 p.m.
The Vandal Alert system, like similar tools in use at other schools, was designed to promptly notify the campus community of ongoing threats to public safety, such as violent crimes, …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:01 p.m.
Local school officials say Pullman students are at low risk of contracting measles despite an outbreak of the virus in a southwestern Washington county that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee to …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:06 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has a message to those who want him to publicly refuse to enforce Washington’s new restrictive gun law: Don’t tread on me.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
The Trump administration is poised to announce Friday that it is withdrawing from a treaty that has been a centerpiece of superpower arms control since the Cold War and whose …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:59 p.m.
A judge on Thursday set a $1 million bond for Ryan B. Lee, the suspect in a second school shooting threat in a year at Lewis and Clark High School. …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 8:19 p.m.
A controversial proposal to require independent hair stylists to become employees of the salons where they rent a booth was dropped by its sponsor Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:51 p.m.
Studded tires would carry a $100 fee if purchased after July 1 of this year and be banned after mid-2025 under a proposal being considered by the state House Transportation …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Montana authorities are deciding on charges against a 52-year-old Spokane man who they say hijacked a bus and forced a nearly 10-hour standoff with police.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
In a quiet Bothell business park far from booming South Lake Union, players in the Northwest’s “other” tech sector are coping with growing pains of their own.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:47 p.m.
Facebook says Apple is restoring its access to a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Amazon had another strong holiday season: Its quarterly profit topped $3 billion for the first time as revenue grew across many of its businesses, including online shopping, advertising and cloud …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:41 p.m.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has often repeated that Canada’s most important relationship is with indigenous Canadians, a group that past governments had long sought to forcibly assimilate into the larger …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
Spokane County has returned more than $4 million in taxes to residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations that made overpayments or were eligible for tax exemptions.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:28 p.m.
Dwarf tossing and similar staged activities were denounced as discriminatory, dehumanizing and dangerous, even to little people who aren’t participating in those events, supporters of a proposed ban told a …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Dongyuan Li’s business was called “You Win USA,” and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver …
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 4:45 p.m.
Wall Street got its mojo back in January after finishing 2018 with its worst December since 1931.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
Some rural homes and business Spokane and Stevens counties will get high-speed broadband in the future with the help of federal funding.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:17 p.m.
Children too young or inexperienced to participate in the annual Bloomsday race in Spokane can again participate in the smaller Junior Bloomsday run, which will resume after a two-decade hiatus.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 12:55 p.m.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that “unity” will be the theme of his first State of the Union address under divided government and that he respects Stacey Abrams, who will …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced last weekend that he’s considering an independent presidential bid – and it’s not clear his welcome will …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
North Dakota is sending an emergency response team to assist in efforts to control an escalating measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.