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Spokane toddler fighting for life while babysitter’s husband faces first-degree assault charge

Doctors have been fighting for nine days to save the life of an 18-month-old Spokane boy who suffered a lacerated liver so severe that a physician told the mother it …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Investigation into homeless man’s shooting death continues; no weapon found yet

Investigation into shooting death of homeless man by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy details a brief chase and deputy’s fear that the man was reaching into his pants for a …

No clear winners or losers in China trade dispute, WSU expert says

The short-term results of the Trump administration’s trade disputes with China are clear, said T. Randall Fortenbery, Washington State University Thomas B. Mick economics endowed chair. Fortenberry studied the impacts …

Shawn Vestal: The Morris family’s ‘War on Christmas’ got them exactly what they wanted – publicity

The Christmas-loving Morrises, of Hayden, have again donned their robes as victims of religious persecution.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

‘Ghost gun’ ban, other firearms laws signed

New gun laws could be “model” for rest of country, Gov. Jay Inslee says.

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Spokane County Marriage licenses

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Airway Heights building first recreation facility in West Plains

Work is proceeding quickly on the new recreation center in Airway Heights, with plans to begin moving in equipment and furniture this spring.

100 years ago in Spokane: Plans announced to build new Episcopal cathedral in honor of soldiers killed in World War I

All Saints Episcopal church announced it would build a new cathedral that would be dedicated to those killed in action during World War I.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Mead School Board cuts alternative school, suspends Riverpoint, but staff layoffs still under review

Budget cuts approved Tuesday night by the Mead School Board will shutter M.E.A.D. Alternative High School and temporarily close Riverpoint Academy.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

DNA, family tree help solve 52-year-old Seattle murder case

Seattle police said Tuesday they have solved a murder from nearly 52 years ago with the help of DNA and a family tree – a method that has revolutionized cold-case …

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

From the eyes on Maple Street Bridge to a pixelated Jesus, Spokane has its fair share of memorable murals

There are a handful of murals around town in addition to the recent painting on Stevens Street by artists Shelby Allison and Susan Webber.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Local artists hope to show Spokane through the eyes of mother nature

Two artists hope to show Spokane through a feminine perspective, with a mural depicting the city through the eyes of mother nature.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee signs mandate for carbon-free electricity by 2045

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is seeking a path to the White House on the message of climate change, signed a measure Tuesday that makes his state the fourth in …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Murder trial begins for felon accused of gunning down man in north Spokane

An altercation over a girl in 2008 apparently stewed for nine years before a man shot and killed a Spokane man in 2017, a prosecutor said in court Monday.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

New York Times: Trump lost more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994

Copies of Trump’s personal 1040 tax return forms from 1985 to 1994, obtained by The New York Times, reveal the president totaled $1.17 billion in losses for the time period.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Leaders, onlookers cheer ‘change in the skyline’ as Gateway Bridge officially opens

Upward of 500 people turned out for Tuesday’s official opening of the University District Gateway Bridge – six months after Spokane’s $15.4 million pedestrian bridge opened.

Google spinoff, Lyft team up to offer self-driving car rides

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

U.S. job openings jump to nearly 7.5 million in March

U.S. employers advertised almost 7.5 million jobs at the end of March, a solid figure that signals hiring will likely remain strong in the months ahead.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

GM Cruise autonomous vehicle unit gets $1.15B investment

A group of institutional investors is sinking $1.15 billion into GM Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle unit of General Motors.

Ex-White House lawyer defies House subpoena for Mueller docs

WASHINGTON – A former White House lawyer defied a congressional subpoena Tuesday, setting the Trump administration on course for another collision with the Democratic-led House over its pursuit of documents …

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

US Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq

BAGHDAD – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a lightning visit to Baghdad on Tuesday to show U.S. support for the Iraqi government as Washington steps up warnings to …

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Suspicious device reported in Moscow; Spokane bomb squad deployed for third time in a week

A Spokane bomb squad was dispatched to Moscow on Tuesday after a suspicious device was found near a hospital and a Baptist church. Experts determined the device was not an …

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Hart index sees slight increase in overall stock value of regional companies

The Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index increased by 1.8% during the first quarter of 2019, fueled by gains from PotlatchDeltic Corp. and the banking sector.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Stevens County militia leader wanted on extortion charges arrested in West Virginia

James “Russell” Bolton was arrested late Monday at his father’s house in Princeton, West Virginia, a U.S. Marshals Service official said.

Real spies, not James Bond, take spotlight at new spy museum

It’s the stories of real-life spies, not fictional spooks like James Bond, that take center stage at the new International Spy Museum in Washington

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

School shooting in Colorado kills one, wounds eight students, before deputies arrest two suspects

Authorities say a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school injured eight people Tuesday, and two suspects were in custody.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Worsening U.S.-China trade tensions rattle financial markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their …

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

WSU names new provost, executive vice president

Mitzi Montoya, an administrator at Oregon State University, will start her new job at Washington State University on Aug. 1.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Amazon opens first Go store that accepts cash

Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Meatsplainer: How new plant-based burgers compare to beef

If you want to skip meat, a new era of options is here. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are among the companies racing to tap into the massive U.S. market …