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I-90 Express Finishing moves to larger building in Spokane Valley

I-90 Express Finishing has completed a move to a larger facility in Spokane Valley that allows the company to increase production.


100 years ago in Spokane: Flu worries continue to grow; ‘unsightly’ billboards removed along highways

Flu cases continued to trend upward, leading to new worries about a serious epidemic for the second year in a row. By mid-afternoon, 59 new flu cases were reported, bringing …


Spokane police seek man suspected of attempting to lure children into car

Spokane police are looking for a man suspected of attempting to lure a child into his car Tuesday afternoon. The man is described as a younger white male wearing a …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Spokane police investigating shooting death near Logan neighborhood

Spokane police responded to a reported accidental shooting in the Logan neighborhood area Tuesday afternoon that killed the man involved.


New York Fashion Week beckons for Spokane designer Sofia Mantoni

Sofia Mantoni believes fashion design is about helping people look and feel confident. “I think everybody has their own style and that your clothes should reflect that,” the Spokane resident …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Nissan to offer severance packages to older US workers

Slumping Nissan Motor Co. is offering voluntary separation packages to many of its U.S. workers as it tries to resize itself to match lower sales.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Documents from Shea investigation show detailed plans for action

Spokane Valley Rep. Matt Shea laid out detailed plans to prepare for dramatic “government escalation” at an Oregon stand-off and to protect the ability of a Priest River, Idaho, veteran …


Natural Grocers opening Feb. 19 on the South Hill

Natural Grocers has announced it will open its South Hill store next month.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

House bill would ban discrimination based on hair

An employer couldn’t fire or refuse to hire someone because they have an afro, braids, dreadlocks or twists, under a bill being considered by the House.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

‘Ageyev is a monster’: Moses Lake man sentenced for producing, possessing child porn

A Moses Lake man was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Tuesday for producing and possessing child pornography.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Coeur d’Alene pastor who survived shooting replaces expelled legislator

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has appointed a Coeur d’Alene pastor who survived six gunshot wounds, to replace a state representative who was recently expelled after a tax evasion conviction.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Man facing theft charges after he allegedly borrowed $2.8 million to insure fake companies

A Yakima man is facing theft charges after investigators say he borrowed $2.8 million from a Spokane insurance finance company to insure six fake businesses, and one real business that …


Tacos, anyone? Iguanas fell from trees, and people were selling the meat online

Mango season may be months away, but if you live in South Florida, your trees may have recently been ripe for the picking – of iguanas.


Dog and goat vie for honorary mayor of Vermont town

It’s Lincoln the goat versus Sammy the dog in the race for honorary mayor of one Vermont town.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft

After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can’t wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and …


Oprah is in – so is Northwest Passages: Jeanine Cummins (‘American Dirt’) headlines S-R book club on March 12 at the Bing

“American Dirt,” the novel by upcoming Northwest Passages Book Club author Jeanine Cummins, has received the stamp of approval from another book club – Oprah Winfrey’s coveted ranks.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Spokane-based Clearwater Paper Corp. names Kitch as CEO

Arsen S. Kitch will lead Spokane-based paper and tissue manufacturer Clearwater Paper Corp. beginning April 1.


Man flees police, sets himself ablaze

A man sets himself on fire after a police chase.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Heavy rain sends massive boulders crashing on Oregon highway

Rockslides triggered by unrelenting rain have closed local roads and highways around Oregon, including a highway near Crater Lake National Park that was closed Tuesday after two boulders the size …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

GOP doesn’t have votes to block witnesses, McConnell says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told senators privately he does not yet have the votes to block new witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial


‘Like I’m trapped’: Africans in China lockdown see no escape

While richer countries prepare to evacuate some citizens from China’s locked-down city of Wuhan, a grassroots effort has begun among hundreds of African students who see little chance of a …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Strike by Seattle nurses, staff closes emergency rooms

Thousands of nurses and other employees at a Seattle hospital system began a three-day strike over staffing levels, wages and other issues Tuesday, forcing administrators to close two emergency departments …


Trump backs Pompeo against NPR, criticizes CNN and Fox News

The nation’s media critic-in-chief is back on the job


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Palestinians angrily reject Trump Mideast peace plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no’s” to the Mideast peace plan announced Tuesday by President Donald Trump, which strongly favors Israel.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader’s hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Spokane Valley woman loses attempted murder appeal, awaits trial on other charges

A Spokane Valley woman imprisoned for attempting to hire a hitman to kill her husband lost her appeal on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as foreigners leave

Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the …


US consumer confidence shows solid gain in January

U.S. consumer confidence showed a strong gain in January, bolstered by continued strength in the job market.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

7.7 magnitude quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica; no injuries reported

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Starbucks’ results top estimates but coronavirus slows sales

It was a happy holiday at Starbucks, but the company’s sales momentum could start to slow due to the coronavirus outbreak in China.