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AP source: Biden to meet with family as he ponders 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events this week before stepping out of the public eye to hold family deliberations over the holidays on …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Son accused of shooting mother with pellet gun

A violent dispute that investigators say began when a son shot his mother with a pellet rifle sent a family to the hospital early Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Semitruck crash on I-90 in Lincoln County kills 1

One person was killed early Wednesday when two semitrucks collided on Interstate 90 five miles east of Sprague.


Cheney marijuana grower scrutinized for failed bacterial test amid legal tussle over ownership

Sweetwater Farms, a $5.3 million pot producer based on the West Plains, had one of its strains pulled from the state’s largest recreational marijuana stores last month after failing a …


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Shawn Vestal: Police union again undermines independent oversight by ombudsman

The ongoing battle to achieve independent oversight over the Spokane Police Department – a value that voters in this city have supported overwhelmingly – is again being thwarted by the …


Christmas Bureau ready to throw open the doors

The Christmas Bureau opens its doors today. Volunteers have been stacking toys and sorting stuffed animals from the Spokane Chiefs’ Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Spokane joins statewide group to increase teen homeless services

Spokane is joining three other Washington counties in an initiative to study youth homelessness and fill in gaps between shelters and the services at-risk young people need to succeed.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Spokane County commissioners open union contract negotiations to the public

The move means members of the public and media will be able to witness the collective bargaining process in real time, even though state law allows that process to take …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Nonprofit pop-up shop helps kids shop for inexpensive presents for their parents

On Wednesday, Cash went with his sister and their teacher to the second floor of River Park Square, where a pop-up shop welcomed them with thousands of inexpensive gift options …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Spokane school board to hear new sports stadium proposal

Board members have agreed to hear a new proposal Wednesday night from the Spokane Sports Commission and the Spokane Public Facilities District for an enhanced Sportsplex and indoor stadium.


Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding 12 and sparking a massive …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Spokane County commissioners approve new lease agreement with raceway operator

Spokane County commissioners approved changes to a lease agreement with the Spokane County Raceway operator to reduce annual fees in exchange for more law enforcement training days.


Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

Lawyers for Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Second judge recuses himself from Spokane County cat pee case as scholar argues sealed records violate First Amendment

Judge Gary Libey had been expected to decide whether to unseal records in the case, in which Michael Price, the presiding judge in Spokane County Superior Court, sued a cat …


Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food …


California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees

Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:27 a.m.

Judges overturn attempted-murder conviction in baseball bat attack on EWU student

A man who joked on tape about whether his baseball-bat beating caused his victim to become “retarded” had his conviction for attempted first-degree murder vacated by the state Court of …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

Illegal harvest of Doug firs ‘blatant,’ BLM official says

Thieves have been helping themselves to Douglas fir trees on federal land near Pinehurst, Idaho. A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the successful prosecution of the …


Ex-Target pharmacist wins $570K after alleging retailer broke Medicaid refill rules

Target has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal and Massachusetts state law by submitting claims in violation of rules against Medicaid prescriptions …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Deputies arrest Spokane Valley stabbing suspect near Costco

A man suspected of stabbing another man and sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries was arrested Monday evening.


Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas

California’s increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state’s top firefighter says.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Mead woman dies in fatal crash on U.S. 2 closed north of Riverside

One person died in a two-car collision on U.S. Highway 2 Tuesday afternoon.


Dell shareholders vote to take tech giant public again

Dell Technologies shareholders on Tuesday voted to take the Round Rock, Texas-based tech giant public after five years as a private company.


Wild ride to nowhere: U.S. stocks rise, fall and repeat

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks careened between big gains and modest losses on Tuesday before indexes ended the day mixed, the latest dizzying run for a market that’s been dominated …


Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media

Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, …


Stephen Curry says the U.S. never landed on the moon. NASA cries foul.

Until this precise moment in his nearly decade-long career, Stephen Curry has remained gleefully free of controversy. A few seconds of a podcast, however, may have changed everything.


Lawmakers OK $4,551 a month to pay for governor’s housing

A state panel has voted to slightly raise the housing stipend for Idaho’s governor as the state continues to be one of a handful without a governor’s mansion.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies

Google CEO Sundar Pichai – and other tech executives who may be watching – got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Washington governor proposes plans to fix mental health

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his budget and policy plans Tuesday for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years.