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Author Urrea visits Palouse this week

Bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea will be visiting the Palouse this week for Everybody Reads.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

City stays with Jewels Helping Hands to run warming shelter as staff reviews past criminal allegations

After a flurry of concerns were aired about the leaders of Jewels Helping Hands last week, the city announced on Monday it will stay the course with the nonprofit as …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Veterans, families gather at Spokane Arena to celebrate sacrifices of military service members

More than 200 veterans and family members gathered at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Monday, Veterans Day, to celebrate the sacrifices of military service members.


Spokane Veterans For Peace celebrate Armistice Day, not Veterans Day, to focus on peace

For Veterans Day the Spokane chapter of Veterans For Peace, part of an international organization that advocates for peaceful foreign policy and nuclear disarmament, discussed renaming the holiday Armistice Day, …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Apple co-founder says Goldman’s Apple Card algo discriminates

Apple Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., two of the most recognizable companies in tech and finance, are caught up in a growing debate over whether lenders unintentionally discriminate when …


Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it’s not the Impossible Whopper that’s been a hit with U.S. customers.


Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

U.S. safety officials are examining repair records on dozens of used foreign planes bought by Southwest Airlines.


Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need care

Some good health news: Americans’ cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Bolivia in power void as Morales, would-be successors resign

Crowds of jubilant foes of Bolivian President Evo Morales celebrated in the streets Monday after the embattled leader stepped down following weeks of massive protests, but the resignation of every …


In Poland, thousands join nationalist Independence Day march

Tens of thousands of Poles joined on Monday in a yearly Independence Day march organized by nationalist groups, an event that has grown over the past decade as the far …


Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national

Turkey on Monday deported citizens of the United States and Denmark who fought for the Islamic State and made plans to expel other foreign nationals as the government began a …


Macron marks Armistice Day in homage to dead soldiers

French President Emmanuel Macron led Armistice Day commemorations on Monday by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead.


Havana celebrates 500th anniversary facing dire challenges

Havana has been ruled by Spanish colonial governors, American-backed strongmen and communist revolutionaries.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer’s slaying

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist “a mistake” and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one …


AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk

A review of federal data and reports obtained under state open records laws identified 1,688 high-hazard dams rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition as of last year in 44 states …


GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won’t seek reelection, enhancing Democrats’ chances to grab yet …


Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns

A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns.


Donald Trump Jr. went to UCLA to decry ‘triggered’ liberals. He was heckled offstage by the far right.

Donald Trump Jr. and Trump campaign senior adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle came prepared with snappy rejoinders for liberal protesters who might taunt them on Sunday at the University of California at …


Trump’s road to impeachment paved by all the president’s yes men

Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate a top Democratic rival went largely unchecked by some of his closest advisers — setting in motion the impeachment inquiry now engulfing …


Top Shiite leader backs UN plan to resolve Iraqi crisis

Iraq’s most powerful Shiite religious leader said Monday he backs a U.N. roadmap aimed at meeting the demands of anti-government protesters who have been rallying in recent weeks despite a …


Mini Mercury skips across sun’s vast glare in rare transit

Mini Mercury skipped across the vast, glaring face of the sun Monday in a rare celestial transit.


Trump kicks off Veterans Day tribute in NYC

President Donald Trump kicked off New York City’s Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation’s veterans “risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and …


Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong’s leader pledged Monday to “spare no effort” to halt anti-government …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Sears at Spokane Valley Mall to close by February

When a freezer broke at Jannean Judy’s Hold Your Grounds espresso stand in Spokane, she was able to quickly buy a replacement at Sears that same day, saving more than …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Stocks slip as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks

Stocks are falling Monday on Wall Street as investors weigh mixed signals about the status of U.S. trade talks with China.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

SpaceX launches 60 more mini satellites for global internet

The Falcon rocket blasted into the morning sky, marking the unprecedented fourth flight of a booster for SpaceX. The compact flat-panel satellites – just 575 pounds each – will join …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Boeing details steps needed to get grounded Max jet flying

Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Spokane Valley considers camping ban, shorter hours in parks to curb presence of homeless

The city is considering measures that would bar camping on public land, living in vehicles on the right of way and reducing the hours that parks are open to the …


Mayor Condon invites Nadine Woodward to settle in at City Hall; two council members object

Two council members are concerned with the lengths Mayor David Condon has gone to make the transition to a new mayor as seamless as possible, raising objections to his clearing …


Getting There: Pay heed, motorists, to the South Hill stop sign

A very unscientific survey last week at High Drive and Grand Avenue shows motorists heading south on Grand have not yet adapted to a stop sign installed at the intersection …