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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including …


100 years ago today in Spokane: German women required to have permit to be near armory

“German alien women” were not allowed to walk past the Spokane Armory – or even within a half mile of it – without obtaining a permit.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:36 a.m.

Mary Kuney, Rob Chase are familiar opponents in race for Spokane County commissioner

The race for county commissioner between Rob Chase and Mary Kuney mirrors a split in the Spokane County Republican Party between more traditional Republicans who have lined up behind Kuney …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Legendary WSU quarterback Jack Thompson’s alleged comments in Jason Gesser case fit a pattern of cover-up

In the pages and pages of records surrounding the Jason Gesser case, Jack Thompson’s comment was not the most significant, perhaps, nor is he the person most responsible for taking …


Education notebook: Mt. Spokane teacher to receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching History

Luke Thomas, a social studies teacher of Mt. Spokane High School was recently awarded the Washington State Historical Society’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching History.


Pullman airport nets $7 million federal grant for runway expansion

Work to expand the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport continues, most recently with a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help build a longer, wider runway.


Buzz kill: Spokane schools trying to discourage students from ‘energy’ drinks

Like coffee and pop, any Spokane fifth-grader can buy caffeinated drinks legally at any supermarket or quick stop, no questions asked.


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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Kim Jong Un agrees to dismantle main nuke site if U.S. takes steps too

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Newport smelter hearing draws skeptical crowd

About 100 people turned out for Tuesday’s public hearing on a silicon smelter proposed for the Newport area, with many raising concerns about the project.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 6:42 a.m.

Spokane veterans medical center stops media tour with Cathy McMorris Rodgers to avoid violating federal election law

An attempted media tour to accompany U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers through the new urgent care clinic at the VA Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center on Tuesday was halted by VA leadership …


Despite sexism claims, Riot Games lands Mastercard deal

Riot Games is adding its first global sponsor, even as the esports giant behind League of Legends contends with backlash over claims it has fostered a sexist culture. Riot says …


Boise appeals ruling on whether cities can ban sleeping on the streets

The city of Boise on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling on its “anti-camping” ordinance, an issue with ramifications for other Western cities grappling with homeless …


Experts air new concerns about U.N. response to Myanmar crisis

U.N.-backed investigators who examined a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing critique Tuesday of …


Police seek help in identifying suspect in June burglary, fraud

Spokane police released a picture of a suspect in a burglary and attempted fraud in June and are asking for help in identifying the woman.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Closure of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct delayed

The permanent closure of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct will happen in January and not this fall as previously expected.


Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones – really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don’t lie.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Jason Gesser resigns from WSU as new allegations of sexual misconduct surface

The resignation Tuesday of WSU assistant athletic director Jason Gesser blunted the career of a former standout Cougar quarterback who returned home to raise money for his alma mater. But …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

Idaho regulators approve new timeline for Avista sale deliberations

Idaho regulators said they may not be ready to make a decision by mid-December on whether or not to approve the $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

Virtual reality therapy can help people by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors. The technology is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research.


‘It’s alive’: Family discovers unusual creature on beach walk

For the Dickinson family, a long walk on a New Zealand beach led to a strange creature.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Los Angeles takes step toward banning sale of fur products

Los Angeles, one of the world’s major fashion centers and long a symbol of glitz and glamour, is taking steps to ban the sale of new fur products, a move …


With declassification, Trump preps latest Russia probe punch

President Donald Trump has opened a new front in his efforts to discredit the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe, with the White House saying he will declassify a …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Flood victims get food and water; rain spreads to Northeast

Stranded by Florence’s epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps, while officials managed to …


100 years ago: Reports of Spanish flu on East Coast reach Spokane

Nearly 3,000 cases of Spanish flu had been reported, although one overly optimistic official said that it had appeared “only in a mild form.”


Attorneys ask for temporary stop to new Idaho abortion reporting law

For roughly an hour Monday, attorneys in Boise’s U.S. District Court argued for and against a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union.


Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan unveils $5.9 billion budget proposal

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s budget proposal for 2019 and 2020, unveiled Monday, would boost the city’s overall spending by about $300 million next year.


Russia blames Israel for plane shot down by Syrian missile

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel …