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UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Restrictions loosened on religious services in Spokane, other Phase 2 counties

Washington is relaxing restrictions on the size of gatherings for religious services put in place some two months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

East Central traffic stop lead to 2 narcotics arrests

When neighborhood resource officers conducted a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, Spokane police say they found the driver had a suspended license and his passenger, a felon, in possession of …

GE selling century-old lighting unit to Savant Systems

GE is selling its lighting unit to smart home company Savant Systems for an undisclosed amount.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s …

Northwest wheat prices

Portland exporter bids for wheat delivered to the Northwest coast in unit trains or barges. Prices in dollars per bushel.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

Is a pandemic the perfect time to launch a new and relatively expensive streaming service? AT&T sure hopes so.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Boeing to cut nearly 10,000 jobs in Washington, more than 12,000 overall

Boeing announced to employees Wednesday a first batch of almost 7,000 involuntary layoffs in the U.S., which added to more than 5,500 voluntary buyouts means it will cut almost 12,300 …

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China

Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo has notified Congress that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China, setting the stage for U.S. to withdraw …

Court: Mental provider not liable in Florida school shooting

A mental health provider cannot be held liable for the actions of a man accused of a 2018 Florida high school massacre, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Nation’s capital set to begin a gradual reopening on Friday

Mayor Muriel Bowser says the nation’s capital will begin a gradual reopening Friday, even as she warns that it probably will result in more coronavirus infections.

US priest who founded Knights of Columbus to be beatified

The founder of the Knights of Columbus, the influential U.S.-based lay Catholic organization, is moving a step closer to possible sainthood.

Vanishing jobs for young could create ‘lock-down generation’

The International Labor Organization says more than one out six young people have stopped working during the coronavirus pandemic and is warning of long-term fallout that could lead to a …

India, China in tense standoff at Himalayan frontier

Indian and Chinese soldiers are in a bitter standoff in the remote and picturesque Ladakh region, with the two countries amassing soldiers and machinery near the tense frontier, Indian officials …

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

So-called honor killing of teen girl brings outcry in Iran

The so-called honor killing of a 14-year-old Iranian girl by her father, who reportedly used a farming sickle to behead her as she slept, has prompted a nationwide outcry.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Spokane County jury trials postponed again until after July 6

All civil and criminal jury trials in Spokane County have been postponed until after July 6.

Protesters mass in Hong Kong as anthem law is debated

Thousands of protesters shouted pro-democracy slogans and insults at police in Hong Kong on Wednesday as lawmakers debated a bill criminalizing abuse of the Chinese national anthem in the semi-autonomous …

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Two separate drive-by shootings Tuesday night in Spokane leave one injured

Two drive-by shootings late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning appear to be unconnected, according to the Spokane Police Department. A drive-by shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. at …

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Graham calls Rosenstein as first witness in Russia inquiry

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify next week at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Justice Department’s Russia investigation.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Loved ones reunite at an oasis on closed U.S.-Canada border

The closure of the U.S.-Canada border has cut off many families from loved ones on the other side, but a park between Washington state and British Columbia has provided some …

Luxembourg starts to test its entire population for virus

Luxembourg started a coronavirus testing program Wednesday to check each and every one of its roughly 600,000 people, as well as cross-border workers, over the next nine weeks.

Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap

Glazed or jelly? A black bear roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Police arrest 26 people in UK truck deaths of 39 Vietnamese

Police in Belgium and France on Wednesday announced the arrests of 26 people suspected of human trafficking in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants who were found in a refrigerated …

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

‘Bummed out’: SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts aborad on a history-making flight into orbit has been called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown …

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Lake of the Ozarks business owner defends actions

The owner of a business that hosted crowded pool parties over the Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks says no laws were broken and safety measures were …

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast, dissipates in a day

Tropical Storm Bertha made landfall on South Carolina’s coast Wednesday morning shortly after it formed, becoming the second named storm before the official start of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Man killed in 3-vehcile crash north of Bigelow Gulch Road identified

The man who died in a May 11 head-on crash on Argonne Road has been identified as 44-year-old Kevin Witcher.

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Drive-by shooting sends person to hospital in Moses Lake

A drive-by shooting in Moses Lake Tuesday night left the victim in grave condition, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Enterprising Spirit: Acupuncturist has kept practice open during pandemic

From the beginning of the stay home order, Godwin Acupuncture has been able to keep its doors open because pain management is an essential service, but that doesn’t mean it’s …

The man with the French horn: Veteran dies of coronavirus at 90

On May 8, Eldon Walton died in the bed next to his wife, Lois Walton, at age 90 from the coronavirus. Lois suffers from dementia; sometimes she is not sure …

100 years ago in Spokane: Rainmakers makes rain, but not enough for payment

Charles M. Hatfield, the hired rainmaker in Ephrata, came through with a deluge.