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Netanyahu rejects corruption allegations in live address

In what was billed as a “dramatic announcement,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a prime-time address to again dismiss a series of corruption allegations against him.


Elected officials cannot silence critics on social media, appeals court rules

An elected official in Virginia violated the First Amendment when she temporarily blocked a constituent on Facebook, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a novel case with implications for …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Storm forces some school closures in Stevens County

A snowstorm that pummeled much of northern Spokane County forced several school closures Monday morning.


Michigan man pleads guilty to 6 murders in 2016

A man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday in Michigan.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Woman dies after rescue crews pull her from submerged car in Spokane River near Post Falls

A 54-year-old North Idaho woman died in a hospital Monday after her car plunged into the Spokane River near Post Falls.


Thai police say they won’t deport Saudi woman seeking asylum

The head of Thailand’s immigration police said Monday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape …


Forum on farm worker housing in Yakima in the works

Efforts toward a collaborative policy on temporary farm worker housing in Yakima County are moving forward.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Kroger, Microsoft create futuristic grocery store. Amazon, take note.

Kroger Co. and Microsoft are joining forces to bring the ease of online shopping to brick-and-mortar grocery stores.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Eli Lilly to spend about $8B on Loxo Oncology

Eli Lilly is spending about $8 billion in cash to buy Loxo Oncology, as the drugmaker seeks to bulk up on cancer treatments that target certain gene abnormalities. Loxo Oncology’s …


Houston wins praise for handling of girl’s drive-by shooting

Activists praised Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl, a …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Idaho police: 3 adults dead, 2 children safe after standoff

Three adults are dead and three children are safe after a standoff at a home in Meridian, Idaho on Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week

With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is planning to visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday to highlight his demands for a border …


Many still without power in the Northwest

Tens of thousands of people remained without power after windstorms struck parts of Washington state and Oregon over the weekend.


Police fatally shoot man after early-morning pursuit

Authorities say a hit-and-run suspect was shot and killed by Kent police after a brief pursuit.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Spacey’s legal team has entered a not guilty plea

Lawyers for Kevin Spacey entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in Massachusetts court Monday on charges he groped an 18-year-old busboy in 2016.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

CBS News president steps down, replaced by veteran producer

CBS said Sunday that its news division president, David Rhodes, is stepping down following a troubled year that saw morning anchor Charlie Rose and the top executive at “60 Minutes” …


Ginsburg missing Supreme Court arguments for 1st time

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

Getting There: The curious case of Benjamin Burr

Critics have skewered the unimaginative name of the University District Gateway Bridge. And let’s be honest, “Centennial Trail” does nothing to describe the 61 miles of paved trail that follows …


Then and Now: East Spokane grain elevators

These three grain storage and processing plants in east Spokane represent a various types of agribusiness ventures.


Idaho Humane Society blasts jury verdict, calls feeding of live puppy to turtle ‘wanton cruelty’

Idaho’s largest animal welfare organization sharply criticized the acquittal of an eastern Idaho teacher accused of animal cruelty, warning that the case would become a “rallying cry” for renewed efforts …


With impressive track record behind him, local greeting card artist launches own company

For Spokane Valley artist Colin Hayes, there’s still something special about sending and receiving physical greeting cards in an increasingly digital world.


100 years ago in Spokane: Vaudeville ‘king of newsboys’ to entertain his vassals

Spokane’s newsboys – numbering in the hundreds – were about to get a special treat.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

North Spokane Walmart evacuated after reports of suspicious substance

A Walmart in north Spokane was closed for several hours Sunday after employees discovered what they described as “white powder” on money passed over the counter. Reports of the substance …


Crews work to restore power after Pacific Northwest storm

Hundreds of thousands of people were without electricity after strong windstorms hit parts of Washington and Oregon late Saturday and early Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Fire crews suppress structure fire in north Spokane

Multiple fire crews responded to a structure fire in an under-construction home in north Spokane Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

SpokaneFaVS interfaith community center opening in former Origin Church building

Spokane’s Origin Church will close in May, and plans to transfer ownership of its building to non-profit SpokaneFaVS for the purpose of creating a local interfaith community center.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large

China has sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

U.S. confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing

A U.S. military spokesman confirms that an American airstrike killed an al-Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Volunteers clean restrooms, take out trash in Yellowstone

Volunteers are picking up the slack at Yellowstone National Park during the government shutdown. This weekend, about 10 residents of Gardiner, Montana, cleaned up rest stops and removed garbage from …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Cheney apartment fire damages two residences, displaces residents

Residents of an apartment complex in Cheney were displaced after the wall between two units caught fire Sunday afternoon.