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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Some Texas lawmakers see less appetite for divisive measures

Texas’ last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Secret campaign to use Russian-inspired tactics in 2017 Alabama election stirs anxiety for Democrats

A secret effort to influence the 2017 Senate election in Alabama used tactics inspired by Russian disinformation teams, including the creation of fake accounts to deliver misleading messages on Facebook …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Malaysia’s king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday in an unexpected move, after just two years on the throne.


Idaho farm income declined in 2018, dairy is struggling

A recent economic report shows Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy producers.


Seattle City Council members heading to New York City to share Amazon ‘lessons, mistakes’

Two Seattle City Council members are scheduled to appear Monday in New York City at a summit set up by unions and community groups that oppose Amazon’s plan to expand …


Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

Congo’s government Sunday postponed the release of the results of last weekend’s presidential election, fueling suspicions President Joseph Kabila’s ruling party is maneuvering to cling to power.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Records reveal Russian asylum-seeker who died in Tacoma claimed to be a shaman fleeing prison torture

Records obtained through the Freedom of Immigration Act reveal new details about a man who died after trying to hang himself in the Northwest Detention Center. A source of mystery …


Startups can lead kids to water but it’s harder to make them drink

Most kids don’t drink enough water, according to a 2015 study in the American Journal of Public Health. But they’re so accustomed to sugary drinks that they find clear, unsweetened …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Brother questions why American man being held by Russia

Russia’s deputy foreign minister has brushed back suggestions that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian citizen.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Thousands without power in Seattle area following powerful windstorm

Thousands were without power Sunday morning after an overnight windstorm that blew through the Seattle area.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Alaska Airlines flights back in the air after power outage

Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Trump says he needs to deal with Dem leaders to end shutdown

President Donald Trump held out little hope Sunday that another round of talks between top aides and congressional staff would produce meaningful progress toward ending the partial government shutdown, seeming …


Trump adviser outlines conditions for US pullout from Syria

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Sunday that the American military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group and on Turkey …


Prosecutors say shooting death of 7-year-old girl arose from case of mistaken identity

Prosecutors said Sunday that the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl as she rode in her family’s vehicle stemmed from a case of mistaken identity.


Mead teacher charged with sexual misconduct with student remains on payroll

A Mead High School teacher, who is charged with felony sexual misconduct with one of his students, remains on the school district’s payroll and will likely receive a full year’s …


The Dirt: Permits issued for crisis nursery’s new building on Sprague

The permits encompass most work for the construction of the 32,000-square-foot, 40-foot-tall building at 2230 E. Sprague Ave. The structure’s foundation was laid this fall.


Baseball great Dusty Baker wants to harness the power of the sun

The avuncular baseball legend, who played with Hank Aaron and managed Barry Bonds years before the Washington Nationals fired him in 2017, is competing in a new arena.


Put credit repair on New Year’s resolution list

Credit fraud and credit repair, although not on the same level of loss and anxiety, are two separate challenges – report and repair.


Motley Fool: A buy-and-hold contender

Amazon shares were recently down about 34 percent from their 52-week highs, and there’s good reason to believe that buying now could pay off handsomely in the long run.


BBB Tip of the Week: Con uses phony balance check website to drain gift cards

According to recent BBB Scam Tracker reports, a website claiming to help check gift card balances is really a con.


That ‘live check’ promises cash, but there’s a catch

Did you receive a preapproved offer in the mail this holiday season that looks like a check, made out to you and ready to cash? Before you rush to the …


His family says he stopped using heroin. Then he relapsed in the Grant County Jail.

Derek Batton had pretty much beaten a heroin addiction by the time he was booked into the Grant County Jail, according to his family. Inside, though, things took a turn …


100 years ago in Spokane: Roosevelt dies, and Spokane mourns

Spokane was mourning the death of former President Theodore Roosevelt.


Business Beat

Banking Spokane Teachers Credit Union has added two new directors. Debbie Arbuckle has been hired as director of payment operations and will develop business strategy and oversee daily operations. Arbuckle, …


L.A. sues IBM’s Weather Channel for user location tracking

The city of Los Angeles is suing IBM Corp.’s Weather Channel unit, accusing the company of misleading consumers about how their location data was being used.


Paul Turner: Making the case for a life in the boonies

Why do so many people in our area choose to live way off by themselves, out in the country?


Keeping watch on the ‘invisible wall’: On the trail with the agents of the northern border

The United States’ northern border is monitored by what is sometimes referred to as an “invisible wall” of patrolling agents and high-tech sensors, a virtual net bisecting the continent between …


Eye on Boise: The keys to a friendly transition

After he’d conducted what he referred to as his last official act in the governor’s office on Thursday, I asked outgoing Gov. Butch Otter when he’d be turning over the …


Spin Control: What’s in store for 2019? Maybe this. Maybe not.

With 2019 stretching before us, Spin Control makes some predictions.


AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s super-talkative, fact-busting week

A look back at the truthfulness of claims made in the last week by President Donald Trump.