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U.S. court rules for Chevron in Ecuador rainforest-damage case

Ecuadorean plaintiffs cannot collect a $9 billion judgment in the U.S. against Chevron for rainforest damage, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, upholding a judge’s finding that the judgment was obtained through bribery, coercion and fraud.

Chevron suffers quarterly loss, hefty job cuts are underway

Jolted by the slump in oil prices, Chevron reported on Friday a first quarter loss that was worse than Wall Street’s expectations, a setback that caused the company’s shares to drop, and raised the specter of thousands of job cuts worldwide this year.

Homicide suspect passed through area

A man suspected in a triple homicide in Lewis County passed through Spokane about 2:30 p.m. Saturday and possibly stopped at the Chevron gas station at Third Avenue and Monroe Street. Spokane police believe John Allen Booth Jr., 31, of Onalaska, Wash., is no longer in the area. He is wanted for a shooting that left three dead and one person in critical condition around 2 a.m. Saturday in Salkum, Wash., according to an alert from the Lewis County sheriff.

Business owner’s woes increase from road project

Gasoline convenience store operator Barnabas Yeo was in trouble even before Spokane Valley began a construction project Monday that obstructed his driveways at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Fancher Road. “Now they put me out of my misery,” Yeo said. “I don’t think I can survive this.”