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Pacific Northwest-based Foster Pepper, Garvey Schubert Barer law firms combine

Foster Pepper PLLC and Garvey Schubert Barer PC announced they will combine to create Foster Garvey PC, effective Sept. 1. The combined firm will have 180 attorneys in six offices …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Guardsmen training in Yakima preparing for 2021 deployment to Poland

The rugged scrubland between Yakima and Ellensburg looks nothing like Poland, but that’s not the point. What matters is that the 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the Washington Army …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Undercover police arrest 38 suspected drug dealers at Paradiso Festival in central Washington

Kyle Foreman, a spokesman for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, said undercover investigators seized LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, cocaine, steroids, ketamine, the party drug known as Molly, thousands of dollars in …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

I-90 crash in Post Falls blocks eastbound lanes, sends three to hospital

A two-car crash on Interstate 90 in Post Falls on Tuesday shut down the eastbound lanes and sent three people to the hospital, according to an Idaho State Police news …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Appellate judges require full disclosure of records from SFCC sexual harassment probe

“The people do not give public servants the right to decide what is good and what is not good for the people to know,” the judges ruled. “Free and open …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

TV show claims proof of ghosts at St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, but no haunted tours scheduled

The latest episode of “Ghost Adventures” claims to show “authentic” evidence of ghosts at St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, but the last of the building’s famous haunted tours was given …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Red flag warnings issued for Spokane area Wednesday

Dry and windy weather forecast for Wednesday has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning across much of Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

U.S. air quality is slipping after years of improvement

America’s air has been steadily getting cleaner, but the last two years that’s not been the case with more unhealthy air.


Amazon adds more jets to its growing fleet

Amazon is adding more jets to its fleet, as it grows its own delivery business and relies less on UPS, the post office and other carriers.


Google pledges $1B to tackle housing crunch it helped create

Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

‘The Profit’ loses city vote against his huge U.S. flag

A North Carolina city has voted against allowing larger flags to fly, in a debate that spurred a civil lawsuit regarding one business owner’s huge American flag.


California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a compromise announced Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Woman likely drowned in hotel pool in downtown Spokane

A woman was found floating unconscious in the outdoor pool of the Centennial Hotel in downtown Spokane on Tuesday afternoon, police say.


Facebook’s currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.


Optimism over trade sends U.S. stocks sharply higher

Potentially encouraging news on trade and interest rates put Wall Street in a buying mood Tuesday, driving the market to solid gains and sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average more …


Boeing signs first deal for 737 Max jet since deadly crashes

Boeing reports first 737 Max jet sale since fatal March crash, parent company of British Airways and other carriers signs letter of intent for 200 planes.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

U.S. authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine Tuesday from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Shawn Vestal: Spokane Police Guild should take a cue from union president representing sheriff’s deputies

The leader of the Spokane County Deputy Sheriffs Association recognizes that his duty does not flow only toward the union, but also toward the public and its expectation of high …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

McConnell on reparations for slavery: Not a ‘good idea’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay.


Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Increasingly, troubling questions are being raised about the treatment of mentally ill inmates in the nation’s 3,100 local jails, possible patterns of neglect — and whether better care could have …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged he ‘got’ victim with knife

A seven-man jury was selected Tuesday to decide the fate of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq and other …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

‘Baby’ found dead near park turns out to be realistic doll

Horror and alarm over the discovery of what appeared to be the body of a dead baby at a New York City park turned to relief, and probably some embarrassment, …


European Central Bank hints at stimulus – drawing Trump ire

The European Central Bank could unleash more stimulus if the economy doesn’t pick up soon, its president warned Tuesday, sparking a sharp drop in the euro and drawing an angry …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Trump says he’ll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week while he’s at a summit of nations in Japan. And U.S. and Chinese negotiators will …


Hong Kong protesters slam leader’s apology, demand she quit

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers and activists rejected a new apology Tuesday by the city’s leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she quit and that the legislation be …


Italian woman who was Europe’s oldest person has died at 116

A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Boris Johnson increased his lead Tuesday in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister as one of his rivals was eliminated in a party vote, leaving a five-strong field.


UK man fined for hurling milkshake at Brexiteer Nigel Farage

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to community service for dousing pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage with a milkshake.


Charitable giving by individual Americans drops in 2018

Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest …