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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

WSP investigates two fatal crashes south of Spokane on Friday

The Washington State Patrol responded to two fatal collisions Friday, including one that continues keep both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 195 closed near Spangle.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Homicide suspect declares she is innocent of killing her child’s grandmother

Appearing confused and agitated, homicide suspect Ashley Horning repeatedly referred to herself as Gypsy – rather than her legal first name – and told a judge directly that she didn’t …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Washington Attorney General sues LuLaRoe clothing seller as ‘pyramid scheme’

The Washington attorney general filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that clothing marketer LuLaRoe, and its business model which uses “fashion consultants,” is actually a pyramid scheme used to defraud those …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Dam with mine waste collapses in Brazil; 7 dead, 200 missing

A dam that held back mining waste collapsed Friday in Brazil, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge, killing at least seven people and leaving scores of others missing.

Washington measles outbreak prompts warning to Idaho doctors

Health officials in southwestern Idaho are warning medical care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles because of an outbreak in western Washington that has sickened at …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

Japan court upholds sterilization to register gender change

Human rights and LGBT activists on Friday denounced a ruling by Japan’s Supreme Court upholding a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilized before they can have their …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Deep freeze grips Upper Midwest, more bitter cold to come

An arctic wave has wrapped parts of the Midwest in numbing cold, sending temperatures plunging and prompting officials to close schools in several states on Friday, but forecasters say the …

Officials: 30 measles cases in western Washington outbreak

Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of measles in western Washington has grown to 30, with nine more cases suspected.

No solution for Lewiston airport on the radar

Nez Perce County Commissioner Douglas Havens insisted Thursday that management of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority should be put out for bid.

Clallam Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in connection with triple homicide

Nearly a month after three people were found shot and killed east of Port Angeles, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the triple homicide that left …

Man reported missing in 2017 identified as body found in tree

A man whose body was found suspended in a tree at Fort Worden State Park on Jan. 13 has been identified as a man reported missing from Port Townsend over …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Lab hopes to test most backlogged rape kits by end of 2019

A recent report shows the Idaho State Police lab is putting a dent in the number of backlogged rape kits.

Fewer than half of 26,000 recalled IRS staff report to work

Fewer than half of 26,000 furloughed IRS employees who have been recalled to work during the government shutdown to handle tax returns and taxpayers’ questions have returned to their jobs …

Local group exploring Boise charter flights

Supporters of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport are conducting a survey to gauge demand for charter service between Lewiston and Boise.

The Latest: Congress set to act quickly to reopen government

Congress is expected to quickly pass legislation that would temporarily reopen the government after President Donald Trump announced a deal to end the record 35-day partial federal shutdown. Here’s a …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

Trump’s retreat: Shutdown ends without wall money, for now

Submitting to mounting pressure amid growing disruption, President Donald Trump agreed to a deal Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give …

Yellow vests, opponents gearing up for protests in France

Thousands of demonstrators will again take to the streets across France this weekend in protest at French president Emmanuel Macron’s policies, while anti-yellow vest groups also plan to use street …

Police: Woman drove drunk on vanilla extract

Police say a Connecticut woman charged with driving under the influence was drunk on vanilla extract, which contains a significant amount of alcohol.

FBI director says partial shutdown is ‘mind-boggling’

The director of the FBI says the partial government shutdown is “mind-boggling, it’s short-sighted, and it’s unfair.”

Airport disruptions bring new urgency to end gov’t shutdown

Intensifying delays at the nation’s airports and widespread disruptions across the federal government instilled new urgency Friday into efforts by President Donald Trump and Congress to bring a resolution to …

‘It’s going to be worse’: As Venezuela’s crisis grew, more babies died

New research published this week in the Lancet Global Health journal estimated that Venezuela’s infant mortality rates have risen from 15 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2008 to 21.1 …

Canada auto workers seek boycott of GM vehicles from Mexico

The Canadian auto workers union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Trump confidant Stone charged with lying about hacked emails

President Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone was charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election bid, with prosecutors alleging that senior Trump campaign …

UW researchers use scat-sniffing dogs to bolster wolf count in Washington

It’s quite possible that the statewide population of wolves is closer to 200 rather than 122, according to UW researchers using scat-sniffing dogs.

Federal government shutdown threatens housing for low-income residents

Thousands of people relying on government subsidies for housing worry the federal government’s partial shutdown will lead to eviction.

Failure to launch: Central Valley grad’s NASA internship delayed because of shutdown

Josh Ross, a 2014 Central Valley High School graduate, has been helping with a NASA project destined for Mars. The partial government shutdown has grounded his work.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to comply with Senate subpoena

Paul Manafort will make his first court appearance in months on Friday as prosecutors and defense lawyers argue over whether the former Trump campaign chairman intentionally lied to investigators, including …

Shawn Vestal: Fears of minimum wage hikes ruining economy fall flat

You may have heard, sometime over the past year, that minimum-wage increases in Seattle were an economic disaster – leading to job losses and cuts in hours that actually cost …

100 years ago in Spokane: Prosecutor declines to charge suspect in strychnine death

The county prosecutor declined to charge H.M. Delaney in Rosa Kempf’s death, citing a lack of evidence.

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