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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Trump doubts negotiators will strike budget deal he’d accept

President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.”


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

U.S. hits Venezuela with oil sanctions to pressure Maduro

The Trump administration on Monday sanctioned Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, ratcheting up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the U.S.-backed opposition in the oil-rich nation in …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Dems fear Trump re-election if ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz runs

For a businessman who grew a small coffee roaster into an inescapable global chain, who ensured that even his part-time workers had benefits and who has given about $150,000 to …


Heavy snow hitting parts of Midwest; dangerous cold coming

Heavy snow and powerful wind created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to cancel about 1,000 flights in Chicago and close hundreds of schools in several …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Strongest tornado in 8 decades hits Cuba; 3 dead, 172 hurt

Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Companies navigate dementia conversations with older workers

Faced with an aging American workforce, companies are increasingly navigating delicate conversations with employees grappling with cognitive declines, experts say.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Stocks slide as slow growth in China weighs on earnings

Stocks slumped in morning trading on Wall Street after two major U.S. companies warned that slower economic growth in China was hurting their results.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Shutdown projected to cause $3B permanent hit to economy

The federal government shutdown will cause slight permanent harm to the economy – about $3 billion – according to a report Monday by the Congressional Budget Office.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

UK leader under new pressure to secure EU Brexit concessions

Pro-Brexit British lawmakers were mounting a campaign Monday to rescue Prime Minister Theresa May’s rejected European Union divorce deal in a parliamentary showdown, as major retailers warned the U.K. could …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019

Portland comedian Mohanad Elshieky says he was accosted by Border Patrol agents at Spokane bus station

“They walked around before they asked me and few others to step outside and took my documents and interrogated me for around 20 mins then claimed my papers were fake …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

U.S. close to reaching deal with Taliban for troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called on Taliban insurgents Monday to “begin serious talks” with his government and reach a “speedy peace,” following six days of negotiations between U.S. and Taliban …


End of shutdown still leaves contract workers hanging

Federal employees are turning on office lights and computers and reopening national parks and museums for the first time in weeks, but others employed by government contractors face still more …



UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Spokane teens model gowns to raise money for prom dress nonprofit program

Forty local teens volunteered to model prom dresses, to raise funds for a dress exchange program that offers formal wear to teens who may not be able to afford full-priced …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Spokane Valley nuisance property law gives neighborhood new lease on life

Last year, it was common for neighbors to be jolted awake late in the evening by police activity from a nearby chronic nuisance property. But that has changed since Spokane …


100 years ago in Spokane: Museum hopes to find mastodon skeleton on ranch

Spokane’s fledgling history museum was preparing to excavate the skeleton of what it hoped would be “one of the largest mastodons ever unearthed,” on Hangman Creek.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019

Spokane-area hospitals post prices online under federal directive criticized as imperfect

The new federal rule requires health care providers to post prices for their procedures in spreadsheet form, part of an effort the Trump administration says is intended to improve transparency …


Census Bureau recruiting in Spokane County for the 2020 census

More than 100 temporary workers will be hired to work on the 2020 census in Eastern Washington. The jobs will begin this summer.



UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

In Oakland speech, Kamala Harris launches White House bid with scathing assault on Trump

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland’s city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House on Sunday, presenting herself as the leader who can best unite …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Spokane health district urges vaccinations as Washington measles cases rise to 34

No measles cases have been confirmed in Spokane County as Washington’s statewide number hits 34, but the threat is growing and vaccinations are urged, health officials said. The number of …


Idaho fisheries forecast poor for chinook salmon season

An early forecast by fisheries managers in Idaho suggests a poor outlook for the upcoming chinook salmon season. The Lewiston Tribune reports a group of federal, state and tribal fisheries …


Eluding justice:Why Idaho sexual offenders rarely do time

If a man is convicted of a sex crime in Idaho, he likely will get probation. The same goes for women, though the majority of people charged with sex crimes …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Washington baker apologizes for ‘Build that Wall’ cookie

An Edmonds, Washington, bakery store owner is apologizing for a politically charged Valentine’s Day cookie that generated a social media uproar


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Then and Now: Thinking ahead of Expo ’74, U.S. Pavilion takes shape

Even before the world’s fair, Expo ’74, closed down, the city of Spokane was embroiled in discussions of what to do with the 100-acre site. There was a strong movement …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

France: ‘Yellow vest’ violence prompts ‘red scarves’ rally

Some 10,000 people wearing red scarves marched through Paris on Sunday to protest acts of violence and vandalism on the sidelines of anti-government demonstrations by the largely peaceful yellow vest …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

World trade group is likely to probe Trump’s China tariffs

Tension between the U.S. and China is about to get more complicated, with the World Trade Organization ready to investigate President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Auschwitz survivors pay homage as world remembers Holocaust

Former prisoners of Auschwitz have placed flowers at an execution wall at the former Nazi German death camp on the 74th anniversary of the camp’s liberation and what has now …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

End of shutdown still leaves contract workers hanging

Federal employees are turning on office lights and computers and reopening national parks and museums for the first time in weeks, but others employed by government contractors face still more …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Idaho fisheries forecast poor for chinook salmon season

An early forecast by fisheries managers in Idaho suggests a poor outlook for the upcoming chinook salmon season. The Lewiston Tribune reports a group of federal, state and tribal fisheries …