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Banking Stefani Daley has been promoted to operations officer at Idaho Independent Bank’s Hayden branch. Daley will oversee employee training related to customer service and banking procedure as well as …


100 years ago in Spokane: War and its local connections dominate headlines

War news once again dominated the pages of the Spokane Daily Chronicle.


Faith and Values: Never, never, never

There are some things better left unsaid in marriage, or at least said differently than those first words out of our mouths. If you don’t believe me, search, ‘things never …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

WSU breaks ground on $61.9 million building addition for animal disease lab

Work has begun on a $61.9 million building addition that will serve as the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which plays a crucial role in infectious …


800 volunteers haul trash out of Spokane River in 15th annual cleanup event

Hundreds of volunteers joined the 15th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up on Saturday for a day of hauling mattresses, shopping carts and any garbage or recycling they could find out of …


Riverfront Park rides shot down by Spokane Park Board once again

A lobbying effort by former Riverfront Park Director Hal McGlathery and citizens pushing for the return of low-cost rides in the new park failed to attract a majority of the …


12-year-old llama keeper wins hearts, costume contest at Spokane County Interstate Fair

Kayla Wiggins and her llama Argento know how to win.


Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers disagree on Social Security

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, challenger Lisa Brown differ on what to do about the Social Security system.


Eye on Boise: Fulcher: ‘We only have 2 bullets in the congressional gun’

While the relationship between Idaho’s two GOP congressmen has been famously prickly – in 2015, news surfaced that U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador hadn’t spoken in six months …


Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Some fans must choose between family, team ties as Washington State Cougars host Eastern Washington Eagles

With a proximity of only 80 miles between the two schools, the sellout crowd of nearly 33,000 at the Washington State-Eastern Washington football game had dozens of fans whose families …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

MS-13 is suspected of killing her daughter. Now she is dead in a dispute over the memorial.

Almost exactly two years ago, mourners gathered at Brentwood High School on Long Island to remember teenagers Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, who were allegedly killed by suspected MS-13 gang …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Man facing battery of charges after stealing van, kidnapping passenger

A man has been arrested after stealing a van and kidnapping its occupant Saturday morning.


Body found in Spokane River

A body was found in the Spokane River east of Harvard Road Saturday.


Iranian Embassy in Paris damaged; Tehran knocks police work

The Iranian Embassy was damaged by a crowd that a local police official said Saturday was made up of “individuals,” while Iran’s Foreign Ministry accused them of being extremists and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Investigator: No evidence Boston-area gas explosions intentional

There’s no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional, a federal investigator said Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Sheriff: U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women

A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four prostitutes was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman managed to escape from him and notify the authorities, law enforcement officials …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

‘Last Lockdown’ statue unveiled in Spokane, one of 10 in cities around the country

A statue of a terrified, wide-eyed schoolgirl crouched beneathe a desk – an image meant as a stark reminder of ongoing school gun violence – was unveiled at the Shadle/Spokane …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in …


Proposed Lochsa River designation loses ground

There’s a chance a proposal to designate the Lochsa River corridor as a National Historic site could be scuttled even before the state review board considers it.


Niece: Family won’t take in Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper

Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager …


Vancouver woman finds outlet to cope with mental illness

Linda Harbaugh knew she had to leave her home on Livingston Mountain – the space was too depressing.


Russian meddling abroad: Does Vladimir Putin pull all the strings?

As alleged Russian plots, conspiracies and crimes unfold against the West, prosecutors and pundits routinely blame Vladimir Putin or a circle of Kremlin insiders said to be acting on direct …


Rwanda frees opposition leader, 2,100 others from prison

A prominent Rwandan opposition leader walked free on Saturday after the government approved the early release of more than 2,100 prisoners with little explanation.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Typhoon kills 12 in Philippines, heads to southern China

Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead, as Hong Kong …


NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Experts disagree on whether Dallas officer could be credible

Experts on police training and psychologists are split as to the credibility of Officer Amber Guyger’s story about how she came to kill 26-year-old Botham Jean, and that credibility will …


Envoy: U.S. willing to consider further lethal aid to Ukraine

The United States special envoy for Ukraine said Saturday that Washington would consider providing more armaments to the country, whose army is fighting with Russia-backed separatist rebels in the east.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Pope Francis pays tribute in Sicily to priest slain 25 years ago by Mafia

Pope Francis appealed to Mafiosi to renounce their quests for power and money as he visited Sicily on Saturday to honor a priest slain by mob henchmen for trying to …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

Some of Washington’s biggest trees are mysteriously dying

Something is killing bigleaf maples – Washington’s biggest broadleaf tree – and scientists can’t stop it. They don’t even know what’s causing it.