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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Anxiety builds at NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With just a day to go, NASA’s InSight spacecraft aimed for a bull’s-eye touchdown on Mars, zooming in like an arrow with no turning back. InSight’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Activists plan rally after city threatens to remove homeless protesters’ belongings from outside City Hall

After a group of homeless people camping in front of city hall in protest were notified that their belongings would be cleared away in 48 hours, a group of protesters …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

‘I will die before this loan is ever paid off.’ Idaho students’ debt piles up as company takes heat

One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

For endangered orcas, it’s the hunger games

For the past few years, Idaho’s Snake River salmon and Puget Sound orcas have become linked in the decadeslong battle over the fate of the four lower Snake River Dams …


Soldier from Washington state killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Defense officials say a 25-year-old soldier from Leavenworth, Washington, was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan. Army Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso died Saturday in Helmand …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Proposed Renaissance town causing a stir with neighbors

CATHLAMET, Wash. – In the next few years, visitors to a valley of dairies and ranches just north of here could be asked to keep their cellphones out of sight …


Conductors sue railroad, allege responsibility for illness

Two rail conductors who formerly worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are suing the train company in Idaho state court, claiming they became ill after being exposed to dangerous …


Over 400 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 400 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said.


Swiss reject plan to entice herders to save cow, goat horns

GENEVA – Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a national referendum on a cattle farmer’s proposal to have the government subsidize herders of goats and cows if they let their animals …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Gov. Butch Otter launches post-election farewell tour

Gov. Butch Otter’s post-election farewell tour included visits to Boise’s business community.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

Ukraine, Russia tensions soar after Black Sea naval incident

Russia’s coast guard opened fire on and seized three of Ukraine’s vessels Sunday, wounding two crew members, after a tense standoff in the Black Sea near the Crimean Peninsula, the …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

Migrants enveloped in tear gas after heading toward US

Some Central American migrants, mostly men, tried to breach the border crossing between Tijuana, Mexico and California on Sunday, after pushing past a blockade of Mexican police standing guard near …


New Starbucks coming to west end of downtown

A new Starbucks is coming to Spokane, in a former credit union drive through on the west end of downtown, according to city permit data.


Spokane-area retailers expect strong holiday season

Spokane area residents will spread their money around this season, hitting the malls, patronizing small businesses and shopping online, according to a survey by Washington State University. Five local retailers …


New Starbucks coming to west end of downtown

A new Starbucks is coming to Spokane, in a former credit union drive through on the west end of downtown, according to city permit data.


Volunteer takes vacation from work to help out at the Christmas Bureau

Christmas Bureau volunteer Joe Guerrinha takes more than a week off work every December to work at the Bureau, but insists that he’s only doing what hundreds of other people …


Lighted Madonna remains in storage as plans emerge for 2019 display

For the third year running, the iconic display of Madonna and the Christ Child that lit a corner of the old Bon Marché building for decades will be stored for …


Idaho regulators asking hard questions about Avista’s sale to Canadian utility

Idaho regulators are raising tough questions about Avista Corp.’s sale to a Canadian utility, and their concerns have the potential to unravel the $5.3 billion deal.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 3 p.m.

Captain and postman: On the water with the Lake Pend Oreille mailboat

As Lake Pend Oreille’s designated mail carrier – the latest in a line going back to the late 1930s – traveling from one place to another is pretty much Captain …


The most rampant robocall scams are linked to health insurance, Amazon and student loans

PHILADELPHIA – There’s a good chance the next caller on your cell phone will try to take your money or steal your identity. This grim statistic comes from First Orion, …


Eye on Boise: Idaho has incarcerated 223 for statutory rape since 1972

Gov. Butch Otter’s recent pardon of a man who had been convicted of the statutory rape of his underage girlfriend when he was 18 raised an interesting question: How many …


BBB Tip of the Week: ‘Secret Sister’ gift-exchange scam

The Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that the online “Secret Sister” gift exchange and similar invitations are illegal and should be ignored.


Motley Fool: Investing in Warren Buffett

As long as Warren Buffet’s successors stick to his conservative, value-based approach, Berkshire Hathaway can continue to thrive.


Shawn Vestal: Gov. Inslee’s travel budget smudges the line between political and professional

It’s been a sea-to-shining-sea year for our peripatetic governor.


Tom Kelly: Old consumer loan method applied to home mortgage

The borrower on a loan had planned to pay the small balance off within three years and save some interest money but was shocked to discover the loan structure – …


100 years ago in Spokane: Schools reopen after flu closure

The city’s schools opened for the first time in seven weeks, and most students and teachers reported that they were happy to be back.


Paul Turner: Predictions for the next 50 years

How will things change in the next 50 years – not just in pro football but in American life?


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 11:46 a.m.

Business Beat

Consulting Jimmy Grimm has been hired as principal fiscal/economic analyst at TischlerBise’s new Sandpoint office. He has previously worked as planning and community development director in Sandpoint and Buffalo, Wyoming. …


Black Friday and Cyber Monday are increasingly merging

The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending into one big holiday shopping event as more customers buy items online and pick …


Spain to back Brexit deal after U.K. agrees to Gibraltar terms

BRUSSELS – The European Union removed the last major obstacle to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal Saturday with Britain over Gibraltar on …