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Spokane-based Inland Imaging merges with Columbia Basin Imaging

Inland Imaging has merged with another radiology group, Columbia Basin Imaging.


Senate president wants Montana to send $8 million for Trump’s border wall

Montana Senate President Scott Sales plans to introduce a bill that would have the state of Montana direct $8 million in funding to a wall along the U.S. southern border.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

The Air Force finally takes ownership of its first Boeing tanker – with serious misgivings

The U.S. Air Force on Thursday finally accepted and took ownership from Boeing of its first KC-46A air-to-air refueling tanker, though it pointed to flaws in the aircraft’s refueling systems …


Bill by Oregon congressman would regulate weed like alcohol

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

‘Captain Underpants’ tried to outrun Pasco police. The tale of the short chase is going viral.

A pantless man ended up in jail Wednesday after trying to run from Pasco police.


Liberals dare Trump to back their bills lowering drug prices

Challenging President Donald Trump to make good on his pledge to cut prescription drug prices, congressional liberals proposed legislation Thursday to bring U.S. prices in line with the much lower …


Trump: Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling

President Donald Trump says he did not know anything about allegations his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused …


Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID

To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer’s chicken dinner, detectives didn’t need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the …


Attorney general pick Barr expresses confidence in Mueller

The new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that attorney general nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russia …


Catholic Church challenges Congo’s surprise election result

Congo’s powerful Catholic church challenged the surprise win of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in the presidential election on Thursday, saying official results do not match the outcome compiled by its …


Brexit sparks showdown between UK Parliament and government

As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament.


Physicians criticize state lawsuits over pelvic mesh

Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away …


Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, starting in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover said Thursday it will cut 4,500 jobs as the carmaker addresses slowing demand in China and growing uncertainty about the U.K.’s departure from the European Union.


Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Thursday near the southern port city of Aden, killing …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won’t get paid

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that …


Inland Northwest high school DECA students advance to state conference

The Washington DECA Area 11 Career Development Conference announced the results of the competition held December at Spokane Falls Community College. The top eight places qualified for the state conference …


Remember virtual reality? Its buzz has faded at CES 2019

It’s a world away from the scene a few years ago, when VR products from Samsung, Oculus, HTC and Sony seemed omnipresent and unstoppable at CES 2019. These days, VR …


Spokane Valley City Council deletes open space requirement for mixed-use zone projects

Spokane Valley City Council approved an ordinance that removes open space requirements for residential properties in a mixed use zone.


Business focus: Popular Tacos el Sol food truck owners bring ‘magic spoon’ to new restaurant on North Division Street

Fans of Mexican food might have despaired when the bright yellow Tacos el Sol food truck, known for its tasty street tacos, disappeared from downtown Spokane this summer. But in …


Artist – a Whitworth graduate – illuminates medieval-style art form as creator in residence at North Spokane Library

Dragons, griffins, unicorns and other mythical creatures come to life under Hannah Charlton’s fingers, as she carefully creates illuminated manuscript pages.


Learning forensic science at cellular level; Spokane County Library District offers classes for all ages

The forensics class being offered at Spokane County Library District branches this month is messy and some might consider it a little gross, so it’s sure to be a hit …


Steve Christilaw: Pacific Northwest turns into recruiting hotbed

Another football season in the beautiful Pacific Northwest can be put to bed.


Gardening: Tackle early garden chores amid mild winter

I can’t remember the last time I spent a whole weekend in January digging in the garden. But that’s what I did last weekend and it was wonderful!


Heart to heart: Portable echocardiogram machine cuts commuting times for patients outside of Spokane

Adults and children with congenital heart disease depend on regular echocardiograms to track the health of their hearts and until now they had to travel to Providence Sacred Heart Medical …


Huckleberries: We suspect new Disneyland prices have Walt spinning in his grave

Count Evielynne Holbrook, of Spirit Lake and Spokane Valley, among those who aren’t impressed with the higher cost of visiting Mickey, Donald Duck, Goofy et al. in their natural setting, …


Another roundabout planned for Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley is about to get another roundabout. This time road construction crews will build the roundabout at the Barker Road and I-90 interchange.


Park board to lay out guidelines for moving Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Spokane Park Board may approve the process advocates should follow to move the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial from Riverfront Park to the Spokane arena Thursday.


Could podcast on mysterious killing of Zachary Lamb help solve Spokane cold case?

The podcast begins where Zachary Lamb’s life ended – on the historic streets of the lower South Hill, just outside of his apartment at 10th Avenue and Elm Street.


100 years ago in Spokane: Dream of a Hollywood North starts to fracture

Not all was well at the Washington Motion Picture Corporation.


Concussion-detection device developed by Minnesota doctor gets FDA OK

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new medical device invented by a Twin Cities neurosurgeon to detect signs of concussion by tracking a patient’s eye movements.