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Bloomsday 2019 is Sunday: Here’s what Bloomies need to know

Downtown roads will close at 5 a.m., and participants are reminded that backpacks aren’t allowed on the Bloomsday course due to safety concerns. If you’re looking for last-minute registration and …


Idaho’s snowpack specialist retires after 29 years

Idaho’s retiring water specialist Ron Abramovich reflects on 29 years of snowpack.


‘Bursting at the seams:’ Crosswalk Teen shelter plans move to new facility, secures $1 million in first round of funding

The Crosswalk Teen Shelter – Spokane’s oldest emergency youth shelter – is “bursting at the seams.”


Sue Lani Madsen: Road not taken – what didn’t pass in 2019

Once again, the Washington legislature adjourned without agreeing to pay its fair share of election costs. “Could have been worse, but still not a good session for local government. They …


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100 years ago in Spokane: Valley fruit trees hit hard by frost

Fruit trees in the Spokane Valley area were hard hit by late season frost. Reports from Vera, Oppportunity and Greenacres were that damage to pears, peaches and early apples was …


Accused ‘serial rioters’ plead guilty in Charlottesville racist mayhem

Two white supremacists described by authorities as traveling “serial rioters” each pleaded guilty to a federal crime Friday for instigating violence during the notorious 2017 Unite the Right rally in …


Plane crashes into Florida river at end of runway, no deaths

Officials say a charter plane traveling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river at the end of a runway


Hiring surge lifts economy – and Trump’s re-election chances

Surging economy is giving Trump’s re-election chances a boost


Fiat Chrysler expects improvements after weak first quarter

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Friday reported a 47% drop in profits for the first quarter of the year due largely to changes in production, but expressed confidence that new …


Report: Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments

The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans its own cryptocurrency-based payment system.


Musk doubles down on investment as Tesla raises capital goal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is more than doubling the stock he will buy in a new public offering in an apparent bid to earn investors’ confidence as he tries to …


Sinclair to buy regional Fox Sports networks for $9.6B

Media company Sinclair Broadcasting Group will buy Fox’s regional sports networks for $9.6 billion.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Gov. Inslee’s national climate plan calls for banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2030

The plan relies heavily on federal regulatory action to swiftly transition the U.S. away from fossil fuels in the transportation, electricity and building sectors. It calls for a phaseout of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

Federal authorities have started killing more California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Racist provisions on home deeds can’t be removed by county officials, court commissioner rules

Spokane County does not have the authority to remove racist provisions from home deeds and titles, even if they’re illegal and void, a Superior Court acting judge ruled Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Ex-Trump aide John Kelly on board of company that detains migrant kids

Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has joined the board of the conglomerate that operates the largest facility for migrant children in the country.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Three Spokane County Jail inmates found unconscious in dormitory, treated for overdoses

Three women in Spokane County Jail were treated for drug overdoses on Thursday and Friday after they had taken an “unknown powdery substance” that was smuggled into the jail.


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019

House Democrats call for investigation into Spokane Valley state Rep. Matt Shea

House Democrats call for investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Shea’s comments in online chat that called for violence against political opponents.


Evergreen Middle School announces its third-quarter honor roll for 2018-19 school year

Evergreen Middle School in the Central Valley School District in Spokane Valley has announced its third-quarter honor roll for 2018-19 school year. The eligible students are listed by class level …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Two people and a dog escape unharmed from Spokane Valley mobile home fire

Two people – and a dog – escaped unharmed from a raging mobile home fire Friday in Spokane Valley.


Former NFL player Ryan Leaf delivers speech in hometown

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has returned to his Montana hometown to deliver a speech about dealing with mental health and substance abuse.


Government to house more immigrants in tents at the border

About 50 asylum seekers stood this week in a circle near a bridge between the U.S. and Mexico to hear an American attorney explain what would happen to them when …


Minneapolis to pay $20M to family of 911 caller slain by cop

The city of Minneapolis will pay $20 million to the family of an unarmed woman fatally shot by a police officer when she approached his squad car after calling 911 …


3 Palestinians killed, 2 soldiers wounded in Gaza flare-up

Three Palestinians, including two militants, were killed by Israeli fire Friday after gunshots from the Gaza Strip wounded two Israeli soldiers, officials said, in a new flare-up that shattered a …


Judges declare Ohio’s congressional map unconstitutional

A federal court ruled Friday that Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional and ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Ebola outbreak deaths top 1,000 in Congo amid clinic attacks

Congo’s health minister says more than 1,000 people have died from Ebola since an outbreak began in August. Health Minister Oly Ilunga told the Associated Press on Friday that four …


Cyber officials call for coordinated 5G security approach

Cybersecurity officials from dozens of countries drew up a blueprint on Friday to counter threats and ensure the safety of next generation mobile networks that their nations are set to …


Cruise ship quarantined for measles case heads to Curacao

Authorities in Curacao debated on Friday how to respond to a ship with 300 people aboard that is heading to the Dutch Caribbean island after being placed under quarantine in …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Hardships from Hawaii volcano stretch on 1 year later

A year after a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island rained lava and gases in one of its largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes …