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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 1:08 p.m.

Funding for defense in NY sex-trafficking case questioned

Federal prosecutors are challenging how defense lawyers are being paid in the case against a self-improvement organization accused of branding female followers.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

U.S. to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch

Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them of any irregular heartbeat.


UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast

A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in the Southern Ocean.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

Family separations at border down, but dozens still affected

The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:51 p.m.

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 – for the 41st president – carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, …


Two U.S. warplanes crash off Japan; 1 dead, 5 missing

One of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan’s coast early Thursday is dead and five others remain missing, the U.S. military said.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Spokane police arrest man accused of killing his grandfather in Chattaroy

A man was shot and killed Wednesday night north of Chattaroy, and within two hours a Spokane police officer spotted and arrested the victim’s grandson.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

Avista may seek another ‘white knight’

Avista Corp. remains a likely takeover target, even though the Spokane-based utility’s plan to be purchased by a Canadian company is apparently dead.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:58 p.m.

Crash closes Sprague-Freya intersection for morning commute

Spokane police have closed the intersection of Sprague Avenue and Freya Street to investigate an early-morning crash between a dump truck and car.


SCOPE will offer emergency preparedness class for homeowners on Dec. 8

Spokane’s Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort is holding an emergency preparedness class for homeowners at the Eastside Library in south Spokane.


Feature creature: Tucker the blue heeler dog wants to play

Tucker the blue heeler dog was surrendered to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.


Gardening: During winter’s approach, squirrels are still on the move

As the cold settled in this weekend, not much was stirring around our garden. The resident deer herd was nowhere to be seen. A few birds could be heard but …


Kathy Thamm retires from Community-Minded Enterprises

Kathy Thamm has two major passions; connecting families to safe, affordable, quality child care and helping those battling addiction find a pathway to recovery.


Front Porch: Remembering Bing – and many others from our state

This is Bing Crosby’s time of year. You can hardly walk through a mall or listen to the radio without hearing Spokane’s own world-famous crooner singing “White Christmas” or any …


Progress Elementary experimenting with electives

Educators and students at Spokane Valley’s Progress Elementary are in the midst of an experiment to launch a STEM program that includes offering all students in grades K-5 the opportunity …


SCRAPS gets $5,000 grant to fix feral cats

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service has received a $5,000 grant that it plans to use to spay and neuter free-roaming feral cats.


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Dental office in Spokane Valley will have bakery

Lakeside Dental is opening an office in Spokane Valley that will include abakery.


Spokane Indians net nearly 100 stuffed animals for Christmas Bureau

The Spokane Indians added a teddy bear toss to their Christmas in July game night this past summer, collecting nearly 100 stuffed animals for the Christmas Bureau. The idea came …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

With a doubling of traffic in 30 years, vehicles on I-90 in Spokane far exceed original design standards

Interstate 90 was designed to carry 50,000 vehicles on an average day. Today the busy highway cutting through Spokane carries 120,000 vehicles a day.


100 years ago in Spokane: Public gathering ban drives rift through citizenry as flu cases grow

The ban on public gatherings was reinstated – in a modified form – during a contentious meeting of the city board of health.


Supreme Court to hear closely watched double jeopardy case

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about an exception to the Constitution’s ban on being tried for the same offense. The outcome could have a spillover effect on …


New study explains creation of deadly California ‘firenado’

A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer’s deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools board still divided over details, location of new stadium

After a 45-minute discussion Wednesday night, the Spokane Public Schools board voted 3-2 to hear a proposal next week from the Spokane Public Facilities District for a Sportsplex that also …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Richland council considers marijuana advisory vote

The Richland City Council plans a workshop to discuss legalizing marijuana sales in Richland.


Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell

It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the …


Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in U.S.

A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim …


Woman gets 20 years after car fire kills daughter

A 31-year-old woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following a car fire that killed one of her children and injured another.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

RV fire likely caused by space heater

An unoccupied RV suffered extensive damage after catching fire Wednesday. The RV was located near a house and garage in the 1900 block of West Grace Avenue, according to a …