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Pending home sales cool in September, down 2.2%

The pending sales of existing homes fell 2.2% in September, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday, the first monthly contraction of that figure in four months.

Yakama Nation to continue appeal against mining expansion

The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that the Yakama Nation can move forward with its lawsuit to halt the expansion of a gravel mining project that they say could disrupt a tribal cultural and burial site.

Wildlife concerns lead to pause on plans for water connection to Five Mile development

A $240,000 contract to build a 12-inch water main on the bluffs leading to Five Mile Prairie was nixed by a majority of the City Council earlier this month, who said they were worried about the effect of construction on species of deer and bats that live in the area. Lawmakers also questioned why the city, and not a nearby developer, should pay for the cost of hooking up the system. 

NASA call for astronauts draws 12,000 spaceflight hopefuls

Who wants to be an astronaut? More than 12,000 people do, resulting in NASA’s second-largest group of astronaut hopefuls. NASA said Wednesday that Americans from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories applied to be part of the space agency’s next astronaut class. The monthlong application period ended Tuesday.

Then and Now: Maple Street Bridge

The Maple Street Bridge, which opened to traffic on July 1, 1958, is 1,716 feet long, towering 125 feet above the Spokane River, and its road surface is 50 feet wide, plus a 5-foot-wide pedestrian path on the southbound side.