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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Macron caves in to French protesters – too late, they say

The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility price hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called the move a “first step” and vowed to fight on …


Idaho Supreme Court will hear challenge to Medicaid expansion

The Idaho Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the legality of Medicaid expansion, which was approved by voters in November with more than 60 percent of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Senate investigation of Fain rape allegation canceled

The planned investigation of a legislator accused of a 2007 rape during his re-election campaign was dropped Tuesday amid partisan recriminations.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 5:52 a.m.

Most East Valley High School students stay home following shooting threat; suspects identified

About 900 East Valley High School students stayed home from school Tuesday following a shooting threat posted to social media Monday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 8:04 a.m.

Christmas lights start and end their lives in China, and face rising costs

When the Christmas lights go out, you can recycle them, beginning a trans-Pacific journey that’s poised to get more expensive thanks to the U.S.-China trade war.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing cooperation

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court …


Spokane schools serving up lunches made with local food

At Jefferson Elementary School, the lunch scene changed forever a few years ago when one child learned the hard way that chicken nuggets were no longer on the menu.


Spokane City Council considers $5.8 million property tax increase for police, firefighters

The city of Spokane may ask voters to approve a $5.8 million increase in property taxes to pay 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers in a special election …


Lawmakers question safety conditions at exotic dance clubs

Low number of complaints to the state about exotic dance clubs not telling the whole story, dancers tell House committee.


Discovery Networks films documentary of Coeur d’Alene pastor shooting

After working into the wee hours the night before, Sgt. Johann Schmitz of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department spent the better part of a recent morning walking through a crime …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:23 a.m.

Both sides of I-940 campaign to back changes next year

Backers and foes of a successful ballot measure with new standards on the use of lethal force by police said Monday they will work together to get improvements they both …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

County approves $790 million budget without raising taxes

Spokane County commissioners unanimously approved a $790 million balanced budget for next year that largely avoids cuts to county departments while maintaining funding for public safety, infrastructure, parks and capital …


Longtime Christmas Bureau volunteer specializes in giving lunch breaks

Judy Hudson’s role as a Christmas Bureau volunteer has changed over the years. While she was still working as an accountant she worked a few shifts a year, then started …


100 years ago in Spokane: Dances and other gatherings banned as city tries to stop spread of flu

A ban on gatherings aimed at slowing the spread of flu stopped just short of a previous ban on all public gatherings because it did not close theaters, churches, lodges, …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

College Republicans want to build another Trump wall at WSU

The Washington State University chapter of the College Republicans wants to build another mockup of a border wall on the Pullman campus to “own the libs mercilessly” and show support …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Metallica donates $10,000 to local food bank

In the wake of


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Man accused of downtown Spokane hit-and-run crash claims he was drugged

A man accused of a downtown hit-and-run crash early Thursday morning told police he believed he had been drugged.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Apple will wait until at least 2020 to release a 5G iPhone

Apple plans to hold off until at least 2020 before offering an iPhone that can connect to the next generation of high-speed phone services coming next year, according to people …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Driver found dead after crashing into field in southeast Spokane County

A man was found dead in his vehicle Sunday morning after apparently crashing into a field in southeast Spokane County, according to the sheriff’s office.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Car theft suspects found sleeping in stolen truck

Spokane Valley deputies found and arrested two people sleeping in a stolen car parked in the parking lot of a gas station Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Man arrested for domestic violence and pointing gun at police

Police arrested a man early Monday on suspicion that he assaulted his fiance and pointed a gun at officers. No shots were fired.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Paul Turner: I’m giving up on ‘Washington state’

Our nation’s capital has “D.C.” as part of its official name, but out here in the Northwest we are the ones who have to be described in a way that …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Robot janitors to mop floors at some Walmarts

The world’s largest retailer is rolling out 360 autonomous floor-scrubbing robots in some of its stores in the U.S. by the end of the January, it said in a joint …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

Where are the drones? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

The day may not be far off when drones will carry medicine to people in rural or remote areas, but the marketing hype around instant delivery of consumer goods looks …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Michelle Obama cursed when criticizing Facebook executive’s ‘lean in’ mantra

In a brief moment of uninhibited candor – complete with some spontaneous swearing – that set the internet ablaze, Michelle Obama said the belief that women can “have it all” …


U.S.-China trade truce sends U.S. stocks solidly higher

A welcome truce in the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending U.S. stocks solidly higher and extending the market’s gains from last week.


‘It’s the real me’: Nigerian president denies he died and was replaced by a clone

Muhammadu Buhari over the weekend denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Garlic holds promise in treating lingering Lyme disease, research finds

Oils from garlic and other common herbs and medicinal plants are showing promise in the lab for treating the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, and may prove especially useful in …


Mexico’s new leader says military essential to fight crime

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office Sunday to double down on promises to deploy Mexico’s military for public security to address a key concern: …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Comcast upgrades Deer Park network, adds services for local customers

Comcast has invested nearly $2 million to upgrade its network in Deer Park since it acquired the Northstar Broadband Cable TV system earlier this year, officials said Monday.