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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

WWI descendants see armistice through prism of personal pain

William Kearsey’s war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it.


Stabbing suspect was released from prison 4 months ago

A man suspected of stabbing and seriously injuring a man he didn’t know in Southeast Boise was released from prison just four months ago.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Poaching ring cases still working through courts

More than a year after police busted a massive Pacific Northwest poaching ring accused of killing game animals with hound dogs and leaving many carcasses to rot, criminal cases against …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving at least six militants dead just as Israel and Hamas had …


Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West.


Harrowing escapes, heartbreaking loss in Northern California

In the days since a ferocious, wind-whipped wildfire began tearing through this Northern California town, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get …


Lisa Brown reflects on Congressional campaign, says she won’t run for Spokane mayor

The one bright spot for Lisa Brown in a decisive defeat by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday was the City of Spokane, where she earned a double-digit victory. Still, …


Sea-Tac tests allowing visitors beyond security checkpoints in attempt to recreate pre-9/11 airport experience

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is trying out a plan to allow nontravelers to once again access passenger-only areas that lie beyond the security checkpoints run by the federal government. That would …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

A century ago, World War I ended and Spokane went nuts

Spokane’s sleeping citizens were jolted awake just after midnight 100 years ago today by the honking of car horns and the shrieking of sirens. When people discovered the reason, “nobody …


$495 million Spokane Public Schools bond: Digging into the details

Tuesday’s election answered a big question for Spokane Public Schools, but it posed a few more.


Tom Kelly: Think twice before restarting your mortgage clock

Many mortgage professionals would like to see more programs today in which loans emand borrowers to have sizable down payment in exchange for a benefit of a moveable mortgage down …


BBB Tip of the Week: Holiday employment scams are on rise

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific wants to make sure you are informed with tips to stay safe during this holiday employment season.


Motley Fool: A biotech bargain?

Biotech stocks are rarely value stocks, but Celgene is an exception.


Spokane bishop on Catholic Church abuse crisis: ‘How much more can the people of God put up with?’

Light streamed into Bishop Thomas Daly’s office one recent afternoon as he spoke, in sometimes blunt terms, about the widening scandal of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the United …


Spin Control: Awards time for the highlights and lowlifes of the 2018 election

With most counting finished for the 2018 election and very few races still in doubt, it seems appropriate to pass out the awards for the highlights and lowlifes of the …


Wage gains of 3 percent taking hold as U.S. employers ‘need to pay up’

Hourly earnings are likely to keep picking up after surpassing 3 percent for the first time in this expansion


Advisory vote in on new stadium location, ball passes to school board’s court

By an almost two-to-one margin, voters preferred to build a new 5,000-seat stadium at the current Albi site, instead of new site on the north bank that was pushed by …


Shawn Vestal: Snow flies, and city is still seeking answers to shelter crisis

The temperatures had just peaked above 40 degrees on Wednesday, boosted by the bright sun.


Paul Turner: Time to burnish those Washington State bona fides

Today is the anniversary of Washington’s 1889 statehood.


100 years ago in Spokane: Heady celebration as armistice arrives, but flu fears churn underneath

A noisy, delirious celebration broke out in the early morning in Spokane when news of the armistice arrived. See our larger story for details on one of the biggest celebrations …


Almost half of big U.S. banks are failing to satisfy Fed supervisors

More than 40 percent of major U.S. lenders are failing to satisfy the Federal Reserve’s expectations in key areas of risk management, the central bank said Friday in a report …


Eye on Boise: When lawmakers convene, nearly a quarter will be new

When the Idaho Legislature convenes for its organizational session the first week of December, nearly a quarter of the 105-member Legislature will be new.


The ‘rational’ businesswoman picked to temper Tesla’s mercurial Musk

In picking Robyn Denholm to keep Elon Musk in check, Tesla Inc.’s board went with a numbers-first executive who climbed up the ranks of multinationals’ finance departments. Those who know …


Business Beat

Education Megan Undeberg, a clinical pharmacist, has been hired as a clinical associate professor at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Undeberg received both her bachelor’s …


Week Ahead

Tuesday Free Tax Workshop for Small-Business Owners - Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Attendees receive a workbook …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Washington man pleads guilty to killing cab driver

A Washington man accused in the stabbing death of a Washington cabdriver in North Idaho has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.


Ex-IS captive says son died in her lap from militant fire

A Syrian woman captured by Islamic State militants said her 8-year-old son died in her lap after the extremists shot him and his cousin during a military operation to liberate …


Migrant caravan heads north after departing Mexico City

Thousands of Central American migrants set up tents and strung tarps at a stadium in the central Mexican city of Queretaro, where they arrived Saturday afternoon after departing the country’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 4 p.m.

Shots fired at house in West Central neighborhood early Saturday

Spokane police responded to reports early Saturday morning after multiple gunshots were fired at a house in the West Central neighborhood. No injuries were reported.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 lights as one of New York City’s star holiday attractions, a gift from a same-sex …