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Work on Central City Line infrastructure progresses

Spokane’s first bus rapid transit line is still two or three years away but work to prepare the city for its arrival continues, most recently at the downtown transit plaza.

Developers offer mixed views on video’s proposed ‘cure’ for Spokane

Local developers offer their perspectives on the issues raised in “Curing Spokane,” a video released Thursday that discusses downtown crime, public safety and homelessness.

University of Idaho receives approval to sell Sandpoint property

The University of Idaho received approval from the State Board of Education Thursday to sell a 75-acre parcel of land in Sandpoint that has gone unused for more than a …

Millennial Money: Make renting work for your financial goals

In some areas, renting is far more economical than buying a home. But renting can be used to fatten your credit profile as a steppingstone to your financial goals.

100 years ago near Kettle Falls: Man whose wife drowned in Columbia River joins search for body

Dr. J.B. Crain of Pasco put on diving gear and personally assisted in the search for the body of his wife, who drowned in a ferry accident on the Columbia …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Court reverses sole conviction in San Francisco pier killing

A California state appeals court has thrown out the sole conviction against an immigrant who fatally shot a woman on the San Francisco waterfront in 2015

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Franklin County man infected with West Nile virus. He’s the 1st in the state this year

A man in Franklin County is the first person in Washington state to be diagnosed with West Nile virus this year.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

AI-powered cameras become new tool against mass shootings

The seemingly endless cycle of mass shootings is compelling schools, stores and police to turn to surveillance cameras powered by artificial intelligence as a possible solution

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

‘A big hug from this community’: Hayden welcomes soldier injured in Afghanistan

More than 100 people braved rain and traffic Friday morning to line the sides of Highway 95 in Hayden and welcome a wounded soldier to their community.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

After years of preparation, work to empty Hanford leak-prone waste tanks is ready to restart

Hanford workers are expected to begin pumping radioactive waste from a leak-prone underground tank at Hanford for the first time in nearly two years.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Feds reject Idaho’s bid for Medicaid waiver

An effort to give low-income Idahoans a choice between public Medicaid coverage and private health insurance ran into a federal roadblock Thursday.

Dior stokes outrage with new ad for its Sauvage fragrance

A new ad for a Dior men’s fragrance called Sauvage has sparked outrage for its use of culture and symbols

Report: YouTube settles FTC complaint for at least $150M

A published report says Google will pay at least $150 million to settle a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission

Ford recalls 550K vehicles for seat strength problem

Ford is recalling more than 550,000 pickup trucks and SUVs in North America because seat backs may not properly restrain people in a crash

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Bolton sidelined from Afghanistan policy as his standing with Trump falters

As the president’s top aides prepared for a high-stakes meeting on the future of Afghanistan earlier this month, one senior official was not on the original invite list: national security …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

United removes Boeing Max 8 from schedule until mid-December

United again delays the earliest possible return of its grounded Boeing 737 jets

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

New plan targets salmon-eating sea lions in Columbia River

More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch of the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border to boost faltering populations of salmon and steelhead. Experts say …

UN atomic watchdog: Iran still in violation of nuclear deal

The U.N. atomic watchdog reported Friday that Iran remains in violation of limitations set by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers and that its stockpile of low-enriched uranium are …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Hurricane Dorian gains fury but might skirt Florida coast

Hurricane Dorian has strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane as it menaces Florida’s eastern coast with a potentially devastating direct hit

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Poland, U.S. agree on 6 sites for more US troops, debating 7th

Poland’s defense minister says six locations for additional U.S. troops have been agreed on with Washington and talks continue on one more site.

Mexico’s new drug war may be worse than old one

Mexico’s drug war appears to be back – and it may be worse this time around than in the bloody years of the government’s 2006-2012 offensive against drug cartels.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Riverview Retirement to add duplex at Upriver Drive campus

Riverview Retirement Community is adding a 10-bedroom duplex to its campus on Upriver Drive in Spokane, according to permits issued by the city.

China denies visa, expelling Wall Street Journal reporter

Chinese authorities have declined to renew the press credentials of a Beijing-based Wall Street Journal reporter, effectively expelling a journalist who extensively covered President Xi Jinping and Communist Party politics.

Jim Leavelle, lawman at Lee Harvey Oswald’s side, dies at 99

Jim Leavelle, the longtime Dallas lawman who was captured in one of history’s most iconic photographs as he escorted President John F. Kennedy’s assassin as he was fatally shot, has …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

E-cigarette maker Juul facing mounting scrutiny by state AGs

E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company’s blockbuster vaping …

Apartment complex proposed along Doomsday Hill

A 16-unit apartment complex may be built in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood at the top of Doomsday Hill, according to documents filed with the city.

High-level Brazilian envoys in US to discuss Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that his son and the country’s foreign minister are in the United States to discuss possible U.S. aid amid devastating fires in the Amazon …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Spokane judge dismisses domestic violence charge against football legend Mark Rypien

A judge on Friday dismissed the misdemeanor domestic violence charges against former NFL and Washington State quarterback Mark Rypien, his attorney said

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Pence: ‘The Bible stays’ at veterans hospital facing lawsuit

Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, “VA hospitals will not …

NATO: US service member killed in combat in Afghanistan

NATO says a U.S. service member has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.