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Lyft reveals financial details ahead of its IPO

Ride-hailing giant Lyft released financial details in a federal filing before it begins selling its stock to the public, giving investors the first chance to buy into the ride-hailing phenomenon.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Tesla defies convention and pays for it as shares slide

Tesla is suffering one of its worst sell-offs of the year after announcing it would begin closing all of its stores in favor of selling its electric cars exclusively online.

Walmart to make ‘every effort’ to keep disabled greeters

After more than a week of backlash, Walmart is pledging to make “every effort” to find other roles for disabled workers who’d accused the retailer of targeting them as it …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Idaho official poses with anti-government group in Capitol

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin said Friday that a photo she posted on Facebook of herself with members of an anti-government group is her way of showing support for another …

Eyeing 2020, White House steps up ‘socialism’ attack on Dems

As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it’s pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it’s calling the policies of “socialism.”

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 6 p.m.

Northpointe Plaza Walmart closed briefly as Spokane police investigate explosive device in motor home

Northpointe Walmart in north Spokane was closed Friday morning after Spokane police found an explosive device in a motor home in the store’s parking lot.

Scientists see evidence of underground lakes system on Mars

Scientists say images of craters taken by European and American space probes show there likely once was a planet-wide system of underground lakes on Mars.

UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 10:11 a.m.

Who’s more likely to be the next president: Tom Brady or Jay Inslee? Betting sites place the odds as long for both.

The odds are long on whether Jay Inslee can win the White House in 2020 – if you can find them.

State Department offers $1 million for information on Osama bin Laden’s son

The State Department is offering a $1 million reward for information on the whereabouts of Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden, who masterminded the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks …

Southwest sues mechanics union alleging deliberate slowdowns

Southwest is suing its mechanics’ union over what it claims is an illegal work slowdown that is grounding planes and disrupting flights.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Inslee’s in the 2020 White House race and he’s headed to Iowa

Jay Inslee makes it official: He’s running for president.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:49 a.m.

Warmbier’s parents blame North Korea ‘evil regime’ in son’s death

The parents of an American college student who died following months of detention in North Korea rebuked President Donald Trump on Friday, saying Kim Jong Un “and his evil regime” …

President ordered top clearance for Kushner despite concerns of Kelly, intel officials

President Donald Trump early last year directed his then-chief of staff, John Kelly, to give presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance – a move that made Kelly so …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Jay Inslee is running for president. Here’s what he brings to the Democratic field.

Inslee’s singular focus on climate change and his experience as a governor could boost his campaign, but the Democratic field is large and his strategy has downsides.

100 years ago in Spokane: Civic, union leaders question giving jobs from women to returning soldiers, sailors

Now that the war was over, men were beginning to question whether married women should be holding down jobs.

Former Spokane pediatrician facing felony stalking, marijuana charges in Idaho

A popular Spokane pediatrician who sold his medical practice last year is facing charges of felony stalking and possession of marijuana in Idaho.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

The music will go on: Jury sides with Rocket Market on free outdoor concerts

Attorney Jed Barden showed jurors a photo of Rocket Market co-owner Alan Shepherd standing next to Spokane Mayor David Condon. The two appeared to be having a jovial conversation.

WSECU moving Spokane Valley branch to new location

Washington State Employees Credit Union is moving to a new location in Spokane Valley.

Springdale marshal accused of lying to investigators about turbulent car chase

Todd M. Schauls, 36, was hired as town marshal – Springdale’s sole law enforcement officer – in early 2018 but never completed basic training for a Washington state law enforcement …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:56 a.m.

Washington legislators debate what taxes should pay for $17 billion in transortation projects, including I-5 bridge over Columbia

Transportation package gets support for the projects it would fund, opposition for the way it would raise the money.

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:46 a.m.

Suspect in social media threats against Lewis and Clark out of jail as parents post $100,000 cash bond; attorney claims no evidence of wrongdoing

Ryan Lee, accused twice of making social media threats against students at Lewis and Clark High School out of jail, His attorney claims police arrested the wrong guy.

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Trump wrongly says Islamic State holds no land in Syria

President Donald Trump is asserting that the Islamic State group has now lost 100 percent of the territory it once controlled in Syria, but U.S. officials in Washington and accounts …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10 p.m.

Grounded ship leaks 80 tons of oil near Pacific UNESCO site

Australian officials say an environmental disaster is unfolding in the Solomon Islands after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site

Man executed in Texas for killing estranged wife’s family

A Texas inmate once described by a prosecutor as having “a heart full of scorpions” has been executed for killing his estranged wife’s parents and her brother, who was a …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:11 p.m.

Oregon OKs 1st statewide mandatory rent control law

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation’s first statewide mandatory rent control measure on Thursday, giving a victory to housing advocates who say skyrocketing rent costs in the economically booming …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

From a few icicles, a winter wonderland of ice sprouts

On a clear, frigid night in a courtyard made of walls of ice, Bruce McCafferty and his young son stand mesmerized, bathed in the pulsating rainbow light emanating from a …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Farewell to the second snowiest February on record

While many people in the lowlands are grousing about all of the February snow and cold, folks at mountain ski areas are reveling in the winter weather.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Studies show people tend to believe informants like Cohen

We tend to believe informants like Michael Cohen, studies show and psychologists say.