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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

‘We’re going to be everywhere’: Inside Bloomberg’s 2020 plan

For any other candidate, a crowd of just 38 voters at a high-profile policy announcement might be cause for panic. But Michael Bloomberg is not just any candidate.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

U.S. flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.


As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also powerful sentiment against him from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms …


Where’s my Amazon package? It may be late

It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon is already having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Lil Sumthin’ Saloon to open later this month in downtown Spokane

Owner Austin Estrada filed an application with the city in October to convert a former photography studio at 301 W. Second Ave. into a 600-square-foot bar.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

OPEC countries, Russia to cut oil output, pushing up prices

The OPEC oil-producing countries and ally Russia said Friday they have agreed to cut crude production, prompting a surge in global crude prices that they hope to sustain into next …


US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs.


Russian supply ship lifts off to International Space Station

An automatic Russian supply ship carrying tons of supplies successfully blasted off Friday heading for the International Space Station.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Students evacuated from 3 Gonzaga dorms allowed back inside

A construction crew struck a gas line Friday morning, forcing the evacuation of three dorms at Gonzaga University, KHQ reported.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

The government of Saudi Arabia has condemned a fatal shooting by a Saudi aviation student at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida


Shawn Vestal: Mitchell and Jessen, with waterboards and PowerPoints, stand at center of new film

Film about post-9/11 torture program paints Spokane psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen as the bad guys.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Spokane’s real estate boom is pricing out some families. Family Promise program is trying to help.

While Spokane County has experienced an economic boom, families staying at Family Promises’s long-term shelter are taking longer to find housing than ever before.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Christmas Bureau seeks woodworkers to make traditional trucks

The Christmas Bureau needs a little last-minute help from local residents with woodworking skills who are willing and able to make a few simple wooden trucks in the next week.


100 years ago in Spokane: Ministers seek enforcement of ‘Sunday amusement’ ban

City Commissioner J.H. Tilsley was poring over some old ordinances when he discovered the existence of an old “Sunday amusement closing ordinance.” It had not been enforced for decades, but …


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Experts split sharply over experimental Alzheimer’s drug

Experts are sharply split over the effectiveness of an experimental new Alzheimer’s drug


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Spokane man convicted of threatening to blow up federal courthouse indicted on same charge

Scott J. Franklin, 49, pleaded guilty in 2013 to mailing a threat from Spokane County Jail to bomb the federal courthouse and kill a judge. He was indicted Tuesday on …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Trump: If you’re going to impeach me, ‘do it now, fast’

After months of fighting the House impeachment inquiry and blocking witnesses, the White House is publicly embracing a new strategy


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Miami police chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

National gun sales reach record while new laws slow gun purchases in Spokane

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Judge denies motion to dismiss charges pending against man suspected in wife’s death

William W. Bost, 60, asked Superior Court Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren to dismiss the charges he faces, including one count of first-degree murder and nine counts of illegal possession of a …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Arsonist gets six months in jail for 2016 fires north of Spokane

The fires were small but diverted firefighters and resources from two much larger blazes that erupted on the same day in Spokane and Valleyford, destroying homes, crops and other property.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

Uber acknowledged more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during U.S. Uber rides in 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Bridge Press Cellars opening new live event venue

Bridge Press Cellars is transforming a former tasting room into a live event venue that will also serve beer and craft cocktails.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Royal Opera, The Met removes tenor Vittorio Grigolo

The Royal Opera in London and The Met in New York has removed tenor Vittorio Grigolo after an investigation found inappropriate and aggressive behavior at a curtain call


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Parks supervisor fired for harassment of gay subordinate set to get job back, $100,000 settlement

Months after the city fired him for his behavior toward a gay subordinate, a former Parks Department supervisor will get his old job back and, pending City Council approval, a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Chamillionaire wants to add diversity to tech space

When Grammy award-winning rapper Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki began learning the ropes of venture capitalism in the tech space, he says he didn’t see many people who looked like him


Timberlake apologizes to wife for ‘strong lapse in judgment’

Justin Timberlake has publicly apologized to his actress-wife Jessie Biel weeks after he was seen holding hands with the co-star of his upcoming movie


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Spokane fire crews rescue man from Spokane River

Spokane Fire Department crews rescued a man from the Spokane River below the Post Street Bridge early Thursday after a person near the bridge reported a man screaming for help …