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Federal judge orders EPA to protect salmon from warm temps in Columbia River basin

A federal judge has ordered protection for salmon in the Columbia River basin from warm water temperatures that have been lethal to salmon and steelhead as the climate changes.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Former Microsoft director indicted on embezzlement charges

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Microsoft sports marketing director with five counts of wire fraud, accusing him of attempting to embezzle $1.5 million from the company and using his …


‘Honestly, it’s not for everyone’ says Nebraska’s self-deprecating, new tourism campaign

Nebraska has an image problem. For four consecutive years, it’s come in dead last on a list of states that tourists are interested in visiting, according to the travel marketing …


Driver who hit car show crowd guilty of reckless driving

The driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show in Boise has been found guilty of reckless driving.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Washington Supreme Court rules sentencing youth to life without parole is unconstitutional

A split Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Starbucks selling stores, closing office in Europe

Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

U.S. pulls out of Saudi meeting amid mixed signs on Khashoggi

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he told Saudi Arabia’s rulers that the U.S. takes “very seriously” the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will await the outcome of investigations …


Idaho lieutenant governor hopefuls Collum, McGeachin clash in their only debate

The two rivals vying to be Idaho’s lieutenant governor outlined starkly different views during their statewide debate on Wednesday night, with Republican Janice McGeachin warning against “traveling down the progressive …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Opioid darts, helicopters, refrigerator trucks: How to move a goat from one mountain range to another

The bizarre goat transport process is part of a plan – hatched years ago – to rid the peninsula of the creatures that national-park officials haven’t wanted for decades, and …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG

The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for theater tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors.


Trump threatens to summon military to close U.S.-Mexico border in response to migrant caravan

President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to summon the military to close the U.S.-Mexico border and upend a trade deal, expressing mounting frustration with a large caravan of migrants from Honduras …


Authorities say guards killed 3 Afghan officials

Afghan officials say three top Kandahar province officials have been killed by their own guards in an attack at a security meeting that also wounded two U.S. troops.


Canadian lynx arrives with 3-month-old cougar at Cat Tales Zoological Park

Kachina, a 3-month-old cougar cub, sprang repeatedly into the air, tackling everything in sight. She didn’t care if it was a stuffed toy or the arms and legs of her …


U.S. Forest Service ecologist says mega wildfires require more than suppression, urging 3-step solution

Hotter, dryer summers have led to increased megafires and Paull Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, said he fears our wildfire seasons will get much worse.


Gardening: How-to guide for storing season’s harvest

So, how do you store all of this fall bounty. It’s not hard if you pay attention to a few simple guidelines, Pat Munts writes.


It’s the cause, not the candy: Richard Charet takes Knights of Columbus fundraising to heart

The Knights of Columbus at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes downtown had a good year selling Tootsie Rolls as a fundraiser and Grand Knight Terry Gafery says a …


Front Porch: A prayer to find their way home

Grime had worn grooves on the backs of her heels.


Shiloh Hills Neighborhood Council in formative stage

Spokane’s oldest neighborhoods were established in the 19th century, built by men who rode horses to work every morning. But not Shiloh Hills, where contractors guided construction of the neighborhood’s …


Education notebook: West Valley student gets National Merit honor

Jacob Barnhart, a student at West Valley High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.


Mt. Spokane teacher receives governor’s award for excellence in teaching history

Mt. Spokane social studies teacher Luke Thomas has received the Washington State Historical Society’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching History.


Brace for an ad onslaught as big money pours into initiative campaigns

Millions of dollars pour into initiative campaigns, fueling ads on television, the internet and in the mailbox.


After nearly nine decades in business, lighting store Carr Sales to close in downtown Spokane

On Nov. 2, Carr Sales will close after 89 years in business.


Shawn Vestal: Former Black Panther turned business consultant says change starts with voting

A lot has changed in the half-century since Elmer Dixon and his brother founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panthers, but the key issues that motivate him remain essentially …


Trump lifted ethanol restriction in gasoline. Here’s what it means for your car and more

Gasoline with containing 15 percent ethanol is not currently allowed to be sold in most places during the summer months out of concern it produces more ground-layer ozone or smog, …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

100 years ago in Spokane: Flu death toll rises to 15 as city takes more action to limit crowds

The Spanish flu death toll in Spokane jumped to 15, with five more deaths reported in one morning


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Spokane Valley citizens can apply to amend city’s comprehensive plan

Spokane Valley is accepting applications for amendments to its comprehensive plan.


Food, water, ride: Guatemalans aid Honduran caravan migrants

Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Honoring a yearly tradition, local ballplayers celebrate Babe Ruth homer

In October of 1924, probably the most famous baseball player of all time, Babe Ruth, came to Spokane on a barnstorming tour.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown spar on taxes, economy and health care in second Congressional debate

The two candidates took the stage for the second time in the closely watched contest Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, in a debate focused on the …