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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Faith and Values: Stripping politics from Christianity

In 1981, Billy Graham warned evangelical Christians about a “wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right,” warning that the “hard right [had] no interest in religion except to …


Christmas Bureau volunteer recruited her family to help serve recipients

Carla Crooks is working on making volunteering at the Christmas Bureau a family affair. She’s already recruited her husband and one daughter to join her and her other daughter plans …


Sue Lani Madsen: Initiative 1000 barking up the wrong tree

If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, or with the acute hearing of dogs, a dog whistle refers to a sound pitched so high only a dog can hear it. When …


100 years ago in Spokane: Conflicting messages as flu death toll continues

Two contradictory headlines in The Spokesman-Review summed up how difficult it was to face grim reality, yet not create panic, in the depths of the Spanish flu epidemic.


De Leon’s Taco & Bar to open third Spokane location

The new location, anticipated to open in early 2019, will be at at 1801 N. Hamilton St. in the Logan neighborhood near Gonzaga University. Permits show $300,000 in work.


Real estate firm’s renovation of downtown Spokane building will lead to move

The $1.2 million remodel of the 14,200-square-foot building at 915 W. Second Ave. also will improve the adjoining 45-stall parking lot to the south. When complete, 4 Degrees Real Estate …


Wake Up Call, dental office included in Liberty Lake mixed-used development plans

Local coffee chain Wake Up Call will be expanding to Liberty Lake as part of a mixed-use development that will also house a dental office.


Everett joins other cities in banning plastic bags

The Everett City Council has unanimously approved a plastic bag ban.


U.S.: Trump lawyer met Russian who offered ‘political synergy’

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a …


Fire at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall investigated

An early morning fire destroyed a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lacey and it’s being investigated as a possible arson.


Justice Mary Yu admonished over pro-charity Facebook post

Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu has received an admonishment over Facebook posts in which she promoted two charities: the newspaper Real Change and Lifelong, which supports HIV patients.


China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Average Spokane County home price was $246K during November

Spokane County home prices leveled off during November, while the number of homes sold during the month dipped slightly.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

New list of Catholic priest abuse on West Coast includes dozens of Jesuits with Spokane-area ties

The Jesuit religious order of the Catholic Church in the West released a list of names of “credibly accused” clergy Friday in response to renewed concern nationwide about sexual abuse …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Bull’s eye on Permian Basin on New Mexico-Texas border as oil prices rise

Some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state line, tapping one of the nation’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

U.S. just became a net oil exporter for the first time in 75 years

The shift to net exports is the dramatic result of an unprecedented boom in American oil production, with thousands of wells pumping from the Permian region of Texas and New …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

North Spokane stabbing suspect has history of violent attacks

Corey A. Taylor, 23, appeared in court Friday after police say he stabbed a man in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Last local Pearl Harbor veteran honored at Spokane Memorial Arena

The Greatest Generation never forgets, especially on Dec. 7.


Foie gras off Amazon’s offerings in California in settlement

Amazon has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force-fed and will pay civil penalties, investigative costs and restitution as part of a lawsuit …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Torrey Gambill acquitted of rape, imprisonment charges

A north Spokane man charged with the rape and imprisonment of a woman he met on a dating site has been found not guilty.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

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Public records task force: Legislature should be more transparent

A task force created after Washington lawmakers attempted to exempt themselves from the state’s Public Records Act says the Legislature should be more transparent about its workings.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers small-business bill gets Senate OK, heads to President Trump’s desk

The law seeks to incentivize more private investment in small businesses outside of economic centers like New York and Los Angeles. It passed through both chambers of Congress with little …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Juvenile suspect arrested in connection with threats made against East Valley High School

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with recent threats made on social media against East Valley High School.


California teacher charged after forcing haircut on boy

A California prosecutor has charged a high school teacher with several child cruelty and battery counts after she forcibly cut the hair of one of her students.


Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

A man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been convicted of first-degree murder.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

NASA’s new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Decision to return Confederate monument provokes loud response at UNC

Shock and anger continued to envelop the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this week following a decision by school leaders to return a Confederate monument to campus.


Deputy died from friendly fire in California bar gun battle

A sheriff’s deputy who died in a mass shooting at a California bar was shot five times by a gunman who massacred 11 others, but the officer was killed by …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Man yells ‘there’s no Santa’ at Florida holiday event

It wasn’t the Grinch who stole Christmas. It was a man who screamed “there’s no Santa Claus” over and over during a recent holiday festival in Florida.