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UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Trump: China needs to reach a trade deal more than he does

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi Jinping and is prepared …


Saudi envoy blasts UN expert’s report on Khashoggi killing

A top Saudi diplomat lashed out Tuesday at an independent U.N. expert’s searing report alleging that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

House panel backs subpoena for White House counselor Conway

The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday approved a subpoena to force White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before the panel as it looks into allegations that she repeatedly violated …


US military says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan

The U.S. military said two of its service members were killed Wednesday in Afghanistan.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish

From the Vatican to the U.S. Congress, expressions of anguish, empathy and outrage poured out Wednesday over the photos of a migrant father and young daughter who drowned while trying …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

‘They died in each other’s arms,’ migrant’s mother says

The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

2 more deputies fired after shooting at Florida high school

Two additional deputies have been fired as a result of an internal affairs investigation into the agency’s response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Graves of US WWII servicemen found on Tarawa

A nonprofit organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors …


Tesla: Sales record within reach but deliveries are problem

Tesla is close to setting a quarterly record for deliveries, but the company is having trouble shipping vehicles to the right places as the second quarter comes to a close, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have ‘profound impact’

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to have “a profound impact” when he testifies before Congress on July 17, even though Mueller …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Weather service asks spotters to be alert as storms move through Spokane region while radar is down

The brunt of a large thunderstorm passed south of Spokane on Wednesday, but the city caught some rain showers and winds.


Homecoming for health care: UW School of Medicine graduate Mara Hazeltine finds her way back to Sacred Heart for residency

For Mara Hazeltine, starting her family medicine residency at Sacred Heart Medical Center is more than a step to becoming a board-certified physician, it’s a return home.


First Democratic debate tonight has Inslee among the 10 on stage

Round one of the Democratic presidential candidates debate is tonight with 10 candidates and at least one familiar face for Washington residents.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Liberty Lake City Council race a debate between experience and fresh ideas

The incumbent in the Liberty Lake City Council race, Cristella Kaminskas, said her two terms give her important experience to make good policy for the growing city. But her opponents …


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UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

As they prepare for smoke season, Spokane leaders consider adding more air monitors and protections for homeless

The main focus of today’s Smoke Ready Communities Day – a collaboration of the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, Spokane Regional Health District and Greater Spokane Emergency Management – is …


100 years ago in Spokane: Jury can’t decide fate of former Washington State Football Coach ‘Lone Star’ Dietz

The draft evasion trial of famous football coach William H. “Lone Star” Dietz ended in a hung jury after 20 hours of deliberation. More than a dozen ballots were taken, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Shawn Vestal: With first mayoral forum finished, Spokane voters deserve more to decide who should lead city

We need a mayoral contest of ideas and philosophies and proposals, one sharpened through debates, forums, interviews and other means to separate the candidates from stage management and sloganeering as …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Peter Heller shares unnerving origin story of latest novel at Northwest Passages Book Club

The Northwest Passages Book Club at the Montvale Event Center on Tuesday night featured author Peter Heller in front of a crowd of about 175 people. Interviewed by Spokesman-Review Editor …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Spokane mayor, council candidates debate homelessness, downtown crime

All five candidates for mayor shared a stage for the first time Tuesday, disagreeing on homelessness, affordable housing and how to improve safety downtown.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Senate president: Not enough votes for Oregon climate bill

The president of the Oregon Senate said there weren’t enough votes in his majority Democratic caucus to approve a landmark climate bill that has sparked a walkout by Republicans and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Jury begins on Wednesday deciding baby murder case against Spokane babysitter

After two weeks of trial, a jury will start on Wednesday deciding the second-degree murder case against a babysitter and Spokane father of four, who is charged with “savagely” beating …


House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

The House passed a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.


Man who pointed laser at helicopter agrees to plea deal; felony downgraded to misdemeanor

A man who directed a laser pointer at a Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day of time served.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Mexican national files federal lawsuit against Border Patrol following detention at downtown Spokane bus station

Andres Sosa Segura, 37, has filed a federal lawsuit in Spokane alleging false arrest and imprisonment during an incident at the Spokane Intermodal Center in July 2017. Sosa alleges he …


Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly

Mueller agrees to testify before 2 House panels next month


U.S. government investigating poultry price-fixing claims

The U.S. government is investigating price-fixing charges against the country’s biggest poultry companies.


Apple says it plans to turn Seattle into ‘key engineering hub’ with 2,000 new workers

Apple plans to add 2,000 software and hardware jobs in Seattle within the next five years, starting with 200 additional jobs this year, company officials said Monday at a news …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Judge allows Democrats’ lawsuit against Trump to proceed

A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit that accuses President Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the Constitution to move forward.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Report: Hackers using telecoms like ‘global spy system’

Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason says in a report that hackers are breaking into telecoms firms to gain sweeping access to VIPs’ call records, location data and device information.