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Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 presidential race

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Democratic race for president, and he could end up being the only Latino in what’s expected to be a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

Anti-abortion supporters march though downtown Spokane

About 400 people came to support the anti-abortion cause, hear speeches and march through the streets of downtown Spokane on Saturday.


3 dead, dozens injured in Paris bakery gas leak explosion

A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

Democrats won back governor’s offices and legislative chambers in numerous states last year, thanks in large part to their promises to expand health coverage and make it more affordable.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void.


McCarrick accuser cooperates with NYC prosecutors on abuse

The key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now …


3 dogs lighter, maybe chilly, after losing 13 pounds of fur

Three Shih Tzus are a bit surprised but in good spirits after the Spokane Humane Society removed a combined 13 pounds of matted fur from the dogs earlier this week.


Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe’s health system collapses

A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full …


One-year sentence for man who smuggled guns to Turkey

A Seattle man has been sentenced to a year in prison for smuggling guns to Turkey – weapons that were ultimately intended for Kurdish fighters in Iraq.


Shutdown puts strain on hundreds of Native American tribes

Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with …


Israel tried to wiretap Hamas in botched mission, group says

Gaza’s ruling Hamas says Israeli undercover forces tried to install equipment to monitor the group’s landline communications during a botched mission in November.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

Car chase from Post Falls to Coeur d’Alene ends with driver in custody

Idaho law enforcement arrested a Rathdrum man after he led them on a car chase from Post Falls to Coeur d‘Alene late Friday night.


The Latest: French protesters demand more help from govt

Thousands of yellow vest protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies.


Wisconsin kidnapping, killing suspect lived under the radar

The man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents two months ago appears to have led an unremarkable existence until then.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

Inslee pitches to Nevada outside 2020 spotlight on DC

Former Vice President Joe Biden and several nationally known senators are commanding most of the attention in Democrats’ early presidential angling, but there are several governors and mayors eyeing 2020 …


Paris, provinces brace for revived yellow vest protests

The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops to brace for possible violence between police and yellow vest protesters, as the nationwide movement seeks a new stage for its …


Record wildfire-fighting budget requested by Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz

An investment of $55 million would include a doubling of the state’s resources to fight wildfires. Franz, in an interview recorded for the Spokesman-Review’s Newsmakers podcast series, said such spending …


It’s shaping up to be a stellar year for space flight

Government and industry officials believe 2019 could mark a turning point in the United States space program, which could see all sorts of new milestones as NASA celebrates the 50th …


Megyn Kelly officially exits NBC News

Megyn Kelly’s turbulent two-year run at NBC News is over as both sides reached an agreement Friday night on her exit from the network.


Jim Frank to be honored as Spokane Valley citizen of the year

Jim Frank of Greenstone Corp. will be honored as Citizen of the Year at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce’s gala Friday.


Propelled by hard work, Spokane high school graduation rates continue to trend upward

So what’s driving the higher graduation rates in Spokane high schools?


Sue Lani Madsen: Beyond abortion

In the case of post-abortion stress syndrome (PASS), politics has superseded medicine.


100 years ago in Spokane: AAA seeks to debunk ‘desert stunt’ of western travel

A Western AAA official debunked the notion, prevalent among drivers in the East and Midwest, that driving through the West was lonely and perilous.


Builder plans triplex in Nevada Heights neighborhood

A three-unit townhome will replace a single-family home in Spokane’s Nevada Heights neighborhood, according to permits issued by the city.


Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Bridal Festival - The Bridal Festival, Today, Spokane Convention Center, 1,800 attendees.


Construction of Avista parking garage to begin

Avista will begin construction of a five-story parking garage with 500 stalls near its Mission Avenue headquarters, according to city permit data.


Washington records

Spokane County Marriage dissolutions granted


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

As Trump administration seeks to soften blow of shutdown, experts say agencies’ choices seem aimed at helping Republican-leaning voters

The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the …


Europe urges Congress to support lifting US sanctions on Russian firm controlled by Putin ally

The European Union is pushing Congress to support Treasury Department plans to lift sanctions on a Russian aluminum company controlled by a Vladimir Putin ally, saying the sanctions have harmed …


Yellowstone’s federal workers to resume some basic services

Yellowstone National Park officials say federal employees will start providing some basic services again, despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.