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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.’s smooth exit from …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:02 a.m.

Middleton parents rally to reinstate principal while the school board stays mum

Parents rallied around a suspended principal at


Cowlitz tribe sues Clark County Sheriff’s Office

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is suing the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to prevent it from releasing video surveillance of an alleged assault in October at ilani casino.


Homeowners are spending, Home Depot is winning

Home Depot breezed past all expectations in the third quarter and raised its annual profit expectations again as Americans plow money into their homes, even amid hints that the housing …


CNN sues White House to regain access for reporter Jim Acosta

CNN sued the Trump administration on behalf of reporter Jim Acosta on Tuesday, asking a court to restore Acosta’s White House press pass after President Donald Trump suspended it last …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

It’s official: Amazon says Northern Virginia, New York will get headquarters expansion

Amazon on Tuesday made it official: The company’s headquarters expansion will be in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Long Island City neighborhood of New York.


Public comments due this week on Greenstone’s proposed Garden District on South Hill

A proposed development of 236 homes and 38,000 square feet of office, retail and commercial space on Spokane’s South Hill faces a deadline this week as it seeks approval from …


Startup Spokane helps local entrepreneurs develop their ideas, launch companies

Startup Spokane returns this weekend for its 11th round of coaching entrepreneurs through creating a company in 54 hours.


Paul Turner: If you spend cold days griping about Spokane winters, you probably really love this place

Local residents complaining about early signs of winter isn’t just a tiresome form of whining. It’s a love song to Spokane.


Painted Hills developers propose dumping 330,000 cubic yards of dirt for Spokane Valley housing project

Developers may dump 330,000 cubic yards of dirt atop the old Painted Hills Golf Course in Spokane Valley as part of a plan to bring the site above the floodplain …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …


100 years ago in Spokane: Flu death toll rises, but theaters hope for end to ban on public gatherings

Spokane’s theaters were making plans to open after a nearly month-long closure due to the outbreak of the Spanish flu.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:10 a.m.

Council delays vote on relaxing Spokane City Hall visiting rules amid concerns it would become daytime shelter

A proposal that some say will turn City Hall into a daytime homeless shelter has been shelved for at least a month after city employees raised concerns about safety and …


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Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead

PARADISE, Calif. – More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42 – making it the …


City Council approves annual property tax increase

Spokane City Council approved a 1 percent property tax increase Monday, which will be used to pay for police and fire department vehicles.


City Council approves new rates and fees for downtown businesses

Spokane City Council approved fee changes for businesses and property owners living inside the downtown Business Improvement District Monday.


Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, an associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, said Monday that he expects to face charges in the Russia investigation.


Zinke ‘100 percent confident’ he’ll be cleared in probes

BILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared Monday he’s “100 percent confident” no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that have stirred speculation he could get …


Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona U.S. Senate seat

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Sears sale plan blasted by creditors as ‘foolhardy gamble’

Chairman Eddie Lampert wants to keep Sears Holdings Corp. alive, but a group of the company’s creditors say they’d be better off if Sears were dead.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

South Hill assisted-living facility purchased by Oregon company

Brookdale Senior Living’s South Hill facility has been purchased by Avamere Family of Companies, headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Late Lauren McCluskey celebrated in Pullman

Kind, sensitive, intelligent, dedicated and beautiful were among the adjectives family members, friends and coaches used to describe Lauren McCluskey late Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Police dog finds suspect in ditch after home burglary in west Spokane

A Spokane resident locked herself in her bedroom and called 911 while a burglar rummaged through her home early Sunday, prompting a manhunt that ended when a police dog found …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

Pocket-money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

Children can spend their allowance and chore money by shopping online or by tapping at contactless payment terminals in stores. Sound like a recipe for splurging? Not so, says one …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Around the Corner: Remote orthodontic business opens first Spokane location

Remote orthodontic business opens first Spokane location SmileDirectClub has opened its first SmileShop in the Spokane area.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Spokane’s Andy Billig to be Senate majority leader in 2019

Spokane Democrat Andy Billig was named majority leader of the state Senate Monday as members of the caucus gathered to select new leaders for the 2019 session.


Hunter killed in Nez Perce County in accidental shooting

A North Idaho man was killed Saturday near Soldiers Meadow Lake from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Stan Lee, creator of superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee’s name became synonymous with the company that would become Marvel Comics, which he joined as a teenage assistant and stayed with for much of his adult life.