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Tuesday, December 18, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown to debate one final time in Walla Walla on Wednesday

It’s the final public debate between the two candidates for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress. Those wishing to watch in Spokane will need to find a computer with Internet access, …


Senate slipping away as Dems fight to preserve blue wave

In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It’s whether there will be a wave at all.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee tours University District Gateway Bridge as span reaches final stages of construction

City officials wouldn’t give a firm opening date for the bridge Tuesday, which will stand 120 feet tall on the eastern edge of downtown and link the University District with …


Hawaii bonsai tree stolen after owner raised it for decades

Hawaii police are trying to find a rare bonsai tree that was stolen from a nursery owner who says he spent 56 years caring for it.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Urban and outdoors mix to make Spokane a destination must, according to popular travel website TripAdvisor

Spokane was one of seven “rising U.S. cities” named as a top-tier bucket list destination for 2019, according to a popular travel website TripAdvisor.


Yellowstone superintendent won’t consider visitor caps

The new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said Tuesday he won’t consider capping the number of visitors to the nation’s first national park, which is on pace to attract more …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Walmart makes improvements to third-party marketplace

Walmart says it will work with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free two-day shipping on orders over $35.


U.N. humanitarian chief says danger of ‘big famine’ in Yemen

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that “there is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen.”


Honey Smacks returns to shelves with new recipe after recall

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Kellogg’s Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Ruby Hospitality takes over Red Lion River Inn

The Red Lion River Inn will soon be no more. On Nov. 1, a full renovation will begin, and the 45-year-old hotel will be called the River Hotel and Onyx …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

VIDEO: Rome escalator accident injures 20 Russian soccer fans

At least 20 people were injured when an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Category 3 Willa makes landfall on Mexico’s Sinaloa coast

Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico’s Pacific mainland with 120 mph winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony.


6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for “medically fragile children” has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said Tuesday.


Melania Trump hosts students for movie at the White House

First lady Melania Trump invited sixth graders to the White House on Tuesday to watch a movie about kindness as part of her anti-bullying campaign – even as her office …


Lottery office pools increase odds – and possibly headaches

With the record Mega Millions jackpot now at a record $1.6 billion, it may seem like perfect sense to pool money with co-workers or friends to increase the chance of …


McCarthy says office was vandalized by thieves who threw ‘boulder,’ stole equipment

Two men broke into the Bakersfield, California, office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Saturday night and stole office equipment, the California Republican said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Stocks mostly recover from an early plunge on Wall Street

A turbulent day on Wall Street ended Tuesday with stocks climbing nearly all the way out of a steep, broad sell-off that at one point erased more than 500 points …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Cosby judge rejects new trial bid; Camille Cosby sees bias

A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian’s wife, Camille, to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband.


Starbucks opens first U.S. sign language store – with murals, tech pads and fingerspelling

The storefronts along Washington’s bustling H Street Northeast are lit up with familiar names and logos: Petco. Whole Foods. CVS. There is also a Starbucks. Or, more specifically, S-T-A-R-B-U-C-K-S spelled …


Utah lawmaker tries pot ahead of medical marijuana vote

A Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposition that would legalize its use in his state …


Space Force should be created – and here’s how to start, National Space Council says

In creating the Space Force that President Donald Trump wants, one of the first steps should be to make an agency that buys cutting-edge space technology for all branches of …


MoviePass to be jettisoned by parent company

MoviePass, the struggling discount movie ticket subscription service, is being spun off by the company that owns it.


Idaho GOP takes down social media posts mocking Democrat Paulette Jordan

The Idaho Republican Party has removed social media posts that added a mocking laugh track aimed at a Democratic candidate.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

Northern Idaho man cites self-defense in fatal Post Falls shooting

Bond will remain at $100,000 for a 41-year-old northern Idaho man who said he shot and killed another man in self-defense.


Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from U.S.

Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted their arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.

Idaho tries to determine if licensing rules are too onerous

Idaho officials are working to determine whether occupational licenses the state requires have gone beyond protecting public safety and now unduly limit job opportunities.


College GameDay weekend brought crowds to Pullman businesses

Local businesses were tasked with accommodating the thousands of excited visitors drawn to Pullman to tailgate, watch ESPN College GameDay in person and fill Martin Stadium to capacity for the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

U.S. to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is revoking the visas of some Saudi officials implicated in the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi.


BMW to recall 1.6 million vehicles worldwide over fire risk

Automaker BMW says it is expanding a recall to cover 1.6 million vehicles worldwide due to possible fluid leaks that could result in a fire.


Sandy Hook shooter’s belongings ordered released to public

Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state’s open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme …