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Principals from schools with shootings form support network

In the days after a teenager shot and killed three fellow students at Ohio’s Chardon High School in 2012, then-Principal Andy Fetchik remembers getting a call from someone who knew …

Nearly $1B in contracts awarded for border fence sections

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion for removal and replacement of vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing along two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fire breaks out at Bangkok mall complex, killing at least 2

A fire broke out at one of Bangkok’s biggest mall complexes on Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring more than a dozen, officials said.

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole

Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss.

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Barr says ‘I think spying did occur’ on Trump campaign

Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he believes “spying did occur” on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled and aligning himself …

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Trump aiming to make it harder for states to block pipelines

President Donald Trump wants to make it harder for states to scuttle pipelines and other energy projects based on concerns about their impact on water quality.

WikiLeaks accuses Ecuador of spying on Assange at embassy

WikiLeaks on Wednesday accused the Ecuadorian government of spying on Julian Assange as tensions mounted between the WikiLeaks founder and his hosts.

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

REI reports more sales, income, and members – but also higher costs (and it still needs a new CEO)

Despite a business environment that is increasingly hostile to physical retailers, REI is delivering impressive results.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Hormel lawsuit reveals what ‘natural’ meat really means

Consumers want “natural” meat-and the biggest meat companies want to sell it to them. American shoppers are reaching for healthier, more environmentally and animal-friendly meat products, with 39% saying “all-natural” …

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Trump says only 1 person is in charge of immigration: Him

President Donald Trump says there’s only one person in charge of his immigration policy: Him.

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade

Lawmakers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky are considering or have passed measures designed to directly challenge Roe v. Wade. Anti-abortion activists are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s appointments of …

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Flash flooding damages homes, cars and businesses in Pullman, Moscow

Heavy rain caused flash flooding Tuesday night in Pullman and Moscow, sweeping up cars, damaging buildings and trapping about two dozen people inside businesses.

Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers plays both sides too much, even for the president

When Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers arrived at Trump Tower in December 2016 for an interview with the president, the envelope full of media clippings ‘detailing various times McMorris Rodgers had …

100 years ago in Spokane: Woman abandons six-month-old baby with Lewis and Clark science teacher

A “well-dressed woman” showed up at the home of Lewis and Clark High School science teacher Joseph McMacken and his wife and handed them a six-month-old infant.

Ice buildup may have caused barge to capsize at North Idaho Navy base

A Navy spokeswoman said the Feb. 11 incident remained under investigation Tuesday, but a buildup of ice may have been a contributing factor. The Naval Safety Center classified the incident …

Judge reverses jury’s decision regarding massive Christmas display in Hayden

A court decision that should have netted North Idaho couple Jeremy and Kristy Morris $75,000 after a jury found a Hayden homeowner’s association engaged in religious discrimination is looking a …

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Workforce council announces internship guide platform The Spokane Workforce Council has announced the launch of a web-based internship guide platform.

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Amway House denied rezoning request

The Amway House will not be allowed to be turned into an event venue or bed-and-breakfast any time soon, after the Post Falls Planning and Zoning Commission voted against a …

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Paradise Creek floods homes on the Palouse

Paradise Creek has reached flood stage in Moscow and homes are beginning to flood.

Dalai Lama hospitalized with chest infection, feeling better

The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader is under medication and likely to spend a day or two in the hospital, spokesman Tenzin Taklha said.

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Legislature looking to make changes in DUI law

Drunken drivers could soon avoid a DUI arrest by pulling off the road and taking a nap.

White House lawyers consulted Treasury on Trump’s tax returns, Mnuchin says

ATTN: National editors; one video. Updates Mnuchin’s comments; adds reaction. Damian Paletta

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Human composting gets final approval in House

Human composting moved a big step closer Tuesday to becoming an alternative to burial or cremation in Washington.

Hikes on Medicare drug premiums could be delayed until after 2020 elections

The moves could alleviate a looming problem for Trump in key states. Individual premiums for Medicare prescription drug insurance could jump 19 percent next year under the president’s plan to …

Capitol Hill hearing on online hate sees it firsthand

YouTube disabled the live chat section of the streaming video about 30 minutes into the hearing because of what it called “hateful comments.”

Coeur d’Alene Food and Wine Festival returns for a second year

Food, wine, demonstrations, and even a hike of Tubbs Hill are on the agenda in Coeur d’Alene this weekend.

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Retired Spokane anesthesiologist’s body found dismembered, burned in backyard

Detectives are investigating the death of a retired Spokane anesthesiologist whose body was found dismembered and burned in the backyard of his Dishman Hills area home.

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Airbnb reverses, will allow listings in Israeli settlements

The home-sharing company announced in November that it would remove approximately 200 listings in Israeli settlements, which are in a territory disputed by Palestinians. Airbnb said it will now allow …

Facebook tweaks tools for remembering dead friends

Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help it find profiles of people who have died, so their friends and family members won’t get, for instance, painful reminders about …