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Search continues for SCC student missing since Oct. 8

Over a week after 17-year-old Sara McNease went missing from the Spokane Community College parking lot, police say they have no new information in the case while family continues search efforts.

Two men on sex offender registry released in Spokane

Two sex offenders, classified as likely to re-offend, were released to supervised custody in Spokane this week. The sex offenders were both released from McNeill Island, a commitment center in the Puget Sound that mainly houses violent sexual offenders.

Spokane police ombudsman concerned about ‘alarming’ change that could skirt use of force oversight

The chief watchdog of the Spokane Police Department raised a red flag on Tuesday about what he said is an “alarming,” crucial and unannounced change to how uses of force are referred to Internal Affairs investigators.

Spokane County mental health court to offer weekly resource fairs

District Court Judge Aimee Maurer said the goal is “to reduce or eliminate barriers to participant’s success with their court-ordered requirements, and encourage a healthy and productive reintegration into the community.”

First-time candidates vie for Airway Heights City Council seat

Sarah Slater, a para-educator, faces Jennifer Morton, an assistant to Spokane’s mayor, in the race for a seat on the Airway Heights City Council.

Little Free Pantries popping up in northwest neighborhoods thanks to Caritas Outreach partnership

Little Free Libraries offer neighborhoods a way to nurture souls, and now Little Free Pantries offer a way to fill empty stomachs.

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Apollo is a very sweet, loving boy with lots of energy, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in a news release.

Seattle-based Remitly opening second Washington office in downtown Spokane

Seattle-based Remitly, an online international money transfer company, is expanding to Spokane, with plans for a second Washington office in the Bennett Block building.

100 years ago in Spokane: Auto club plans to clear ugly signs

The Inland Automobile Association received permission from Spokane County commissioners to remove all “unsightly tin, wooden and painted signs.”

Motorcyclist dies after crashing into car in northwest Spokane

The motorcycle was southbound on North Indian Trail Road when it struck a car turning onto the road northbound.

Ironman returns: Coeur d’Alene City Council votes to bring full triathlon back in 2021

Coeur d’Alene City Council members approved a North Idaho Sports Commission contract proposal Tuesday to bring the 140.6-mile version of the grueling, world-class race back to the Lake City.

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Spokane’s response to homelessness dominates mayoral, city council president debate Tuesday night

Whether it was Nadine Woodward and Ben Stuckart for mayor, or Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle for City Council president, candidates for public office laid out different plans for addressing Spokane’s population living on the streets at a Pints and Politics debate downtown Tuesday.

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New big contributions smash record for outside spending on Spokane elections

The race for Spokane mayor has been infused with significant cash since the beginning of the month, as outside political committees ramped up their spending power with three weeks to go before Election Day.

EU: Brexit deal in sight but UK must still do more

EU officials are hoping a Brexit deal with Britain may be sketched out within hours, but negotiations have stretched into early Wednesday in the latest effort at producing an agreement in more than three years of false starts and sudden reversals

Free immunization clinic helps Spokane County kids get shots required to attend school

By late last week, more than 900 students in Spokane Public Schools lacked the necessary immunizations. The deadline was Monday, when 323 were turned away.

Last broadcast for KREM anchor Jane McCarthy

KREM 2 evening anchor Jane McCarthy delivered the news in Spokane for the last time Tuesday. McCarthy, who had anchored with KREM since January 2010, is moving to Seattle to be closer to family.

Catalan protesters, police clash for second straight night

Violent clashes have erupted for a second night in Barcelona between police and protesters angry about the conviction of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders

Church in north Spokane littered with flyers promoting neo-Nazi group, race war

“I’m really concerned about the safety of the people at my church,” the church’s pastor said.