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100 years ago in Spokane: Spanish influenza arrives in a rush

The bad news finally arrived: “Influenza Here; Public Warned.”


Sue Lani Madsen: A teachable moment on teen drinking

It’s been a gut wrenching week for anyone following the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings and a teachable moment to discuss community norms and parents’ role in underage drinking.


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CBS subpoenaed by Manhattan district attorney on Moonves

CBS said Friday that a New York City prosecutor has subpoenaed the company for information related to sexual misconduct allegations that led to the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

A Liberty Lake dog was caught on camera ringing a doorbell to get into his locked house, and the video went viral

Marshall the golden retriever was clever enough to ring the doorbell with his paw to get back into his Liberty Lake house after being locked out on Tuesday.


Pearl Jam announces $1.3M donation to help end homelessness

A month after holding two-sold out concerts in Seattle to raise money to combat homelessness, Pearl Jam has announced that some of the money will go toward ensuring no young …


Backhoe attack severely damages home in western Spokane County

A suspect is facing charges of malicious mischief after allegedly using a backhoe cause extensive damage to the home of a relative.


Teens open fire in Brazil school, wounding 3

Armed with a .22 caliber pistol, two teenagers stormed into a public school in southeastern Brazil and opened fire Friday, wounding three students, one of them seriously, police said.


California divorce courts go to dogs as pets gain status

California courts could be going to the dogs – and maybe cats, too – under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet …


U.S. consumer spending up modest 0.3 percent in August

U.S. consumer spending edged up a moderate 0.3 percent in August as sales of cars and other durable goods fell. A key gauge of inflation slowed slightly after its biggest …


Prosecutors want death penalty for bike path attacker

A man charged with using a truck to kill eight people last year on a New York City bike path will face the death penalty at a trial next year, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Stocks close out best quarter in five years on a quiet note

U.S. stocks ended back where they started Friday as the stock market wrapped up its best quarter in almost five years.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Tesla faces a reckoning with CEO Elon Musk’s job in jeopardy

The Tesla CEO who made his fortune and his renegade-genius reputation by bursting through the barriers of conventional thinking faces a humiliating comedown as government regulators try to oust him …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Co-defendant emerges as new witness in Bret Snow murder trial

The murder trial of Cheryl Sutton, one of four suspects Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies believe were involved in the 2015 torturing and slaying of Bret Snow, was delayed Friday as …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:06 p.m.

Giant ‘Baby Trump’ balloon is coming to Spokane to protest Pence visit

A 20-foot inflatable baby Trump figure is coming to Spokane to fly during Vice President Mike Pence’s visit on Tuesday.


Gambling monkeys may provide clues to why humans take risks

Aragorn, one of several rhesus monkeys – all named after “Lord of the Rings” characters – that Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist Veit Stuphorn has trained to perform what is formally …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

Trump signs spending plan, avoiding government shutdown

President Donald Trump signed an $854 billion spending bill on Friday to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

State approves federal plan to stabilize second Hanford tunnel containing radioactive equipment

State regulators have approved a request by the U.S. Department of Energy to begin work stabilizing a tunnel at Hanford that contains rail cars loaded with radioactive equipment and is …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 6 p.m.

Woman says Washington state lawmaker raped her in 2007

A woman has accused a Washington state lawmaker of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out as she watched the televised allegations against Supreme Court …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 1:27 p.m.

Ex-Boise priest pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former Boise Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges as part of a plea deal.


Government may gain new power to track, shoot down drones

An aviation bill Congress is rushing to approve contains a little-noticed section that would give authorities the power to track, intercept and destroy drones they consider a security threat, without …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Jesuits, legal institutions back away from Kavanaugh vote

Educational, legal and religious institutions important to the life of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have come out with calls to either delay or outright cancel the confirmation process.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

China, Russia take up globalism mantle as U.S. sheds it at UN

Days after U.S. President Donald Trump denounced globalism before world leaders at the United Nations, China and Russia positioned themselves Friday as defenders of internationalism that are keeping promises when …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 12:42 p.m.

50 years of the Boeing 747: How the ‘queen of the skies’ reigned over air travel

On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of its custom-built assembly plant in Everett, Washington. From the beginning, everything about the plane once known as the “queen …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 12:15 p.m.

Pope defrocks Chilean priest at center of abuse scandal

Pope Francis has defrocked a Chilean priest who was a central character in the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his “supreme” authority to stiffen an earlier sentence …


Another hairpin turn for Tesla as stock dives on SEC charge

Tesla investors have taken a wild ride as Wall Street values the promise of one of the world’s leading electric car makers, the hurdles the company faces as it tries …


Russian Orthodox Church issues warning to Orthodoxy’s leader

The Russian Orthodox Church warned Friday that it would sever ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community if he grants autonomy to Ukraine’s Orthodox Church.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Indonesian quake and tsunami devastates coast; at least 48 dead

The powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi has claimed many victims, a disaster official said Saturday, as rescuers raced to reach the region and an AP reporter …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Trump agrees to FBI probe of Kavanaugh, bows to Flake, Dems

Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats’ demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for …