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Rob Curley: You’re going to ‘like a’ FICA lot

The many changes at the venue formerly known as the INB Performing Arts Center are about much more than just what its artists and patrons see.

100 years ago in Spokane: Flu cases – and deaths – spike

A shocking 351 new cases of the Spanish flu – and 11 deaths – were reported in one day, making it all too clear that the “crest of the new …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Instant Pot class boosts Second Harvest kitchen that teaches cooking to low-income families

Elene Johnston’s Instant Pot has been sitting in her cabinet for three months. Unused. But after attending an Instant Pot book author’s cooking class Tuesday in Second Harvest’s television-quality kitchen, …

Man accused of wielding gun during road rage incident in Kootenai County

A 38-year-old man was arrested in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday morning, shortly after a road rage incident in which he allegedly pointed a gun at another motorist on Interstate 90, …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Man pleads not guilty to injuring 8-month-old girl

A Washington state man accused of injuring an 8-month-old girl has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New Caledonia

A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck in the southern Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia on Wednesday, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to nearby islands.

Report details new allegations of Moonves’ sexual misconduct

A report by CBS lawyers outlines more allegations of sexual misconduct by longtime chief Les Moonves, the New York Times reported.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Proposed rule changes in immigration policy don’t favor ‘huddled masses’

Maybe it’s time to revise that slogan on the Statue of Liberty.

Authorities hopeful wildfire death toll lower than feared

The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating …

Grand Teton plan would trap or kill goats to help bighorns

Spotting a mountain goat perched high on a cliff might thrill many of the millions of tourists who visit Grand Teton National Park every year, but park officials say it …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

More U.S. beef being recalled over salmonella fears

An Arizona company is expanding the scope of its recall of raw beef that could be contaminated with salmonella, federal officials said Tuesday.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7 p.m.

Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones

Cuba says its citizens will be offered full internet access on mobile phones beginning Thursday, becoming one of the last nations to do so.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is joining some of the biggest names in beer in exploring the budding cannabis marketplace.

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

Brazilian doctors are reporting the world’s first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Supplies low for shelters helping migrants as holidays near

Shelters run by volunteers in the U.S. say they are getting hit with an expected surge of new migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. who need temporary housing. Nonprofit groups …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Commission floats idea for Spokane schools to integrate football arena into Sportsplex

The Spokane Sports Commission is floating the idea of combining its soon-to-be-built Sportsplex with a new downtown indoor stadium for high school football.

Arkansas school district allows paper to post banned article

An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website.

Wisconsin’s Walker defies protesters on lame-duck session

Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, drowning out a high school choir with their own songs in protest of a Republican effort …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Your next Uber ride may have a minifridge stocked with snacks

Cargo Systems, the New York-based provider of in-car commerce for Uber and Lyft Inc., has is Cargo box – sort of like a traveling minibar without the alcohol – in …

Dog expected to make full recovery following hawk attack

A small dog in Idaho had a close call with a hawk.

Repairing Lewiston water system will cost about $42 million

The city of Lewiston unveiled a hefty $42 million price tag Monday for fixing all of its aging water system, from the intake on the Clearwater River to the nearby …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

L.A. plans to make plastic straws available only on request

The city of Los Angeles took a step Tuesday toward limiting the availability of single-use plastic straws in restaurants, joining the state and a slew of smaller cities that have …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

LC student discarded leftover hunting ammunition in school garbage can

A Lewis and Clark High School student discarded leftover ammunition from a weekend hunting trip into a school garbage can Tuesday, setting off worries of another shooting threat.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Tumblr is banning adult content, and it’s already not going over well

The microblogging platform Tumblr has announced it is banning adult content. In a Tumblr post, Chief Executive Jeff D’Onofrio said the move was meant to promote “a better, more positive …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Renewed jitters over trade send stocks, bond yields lower

Stocks slumped on Wall Street on Tuesday as traders worried the U.S. and China made less progress than originally thought on defusing their dispute over trade. Bond prices surged, sending …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

WSU Provost Dan Bernardo, who filled in as president after Elson Floyd’s death, is stepping down

Bernardo plans to step down from his current role as provost and executive vice president, but will remain on the job until a permanent successor is appointed. Afterward, he will …

Senators accuse Saudi prince of complicity in Khashoggi murder

CIA Director Gina Haspel appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday to brief key senators on the agency’s assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman likely ordered the killing of journalist …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.

Spokane Christmas radio station’s playlist maintains ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ as #MeToo debate emerges

While some stations across the country – such as Star 102 in Cleveland and KOSI 101.1 in Denver – have decided the Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” really must …

U.S. warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact

The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe’s future …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Crowds honor Bush for long service, from war to White House

Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush’s casket and remember a president whose …