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Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Front & Center: Avista CEO Scott Morris discusses the utility’s proposed sale, his role and what it means to his hometown

Spokesman-Review Editor Rob Curley recently spoke with Avista CEO Scott Morris for a podcast that touched on several aspects of the company’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd., including what …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Idaho’s Proposition 2 would expand Medicaid in one of the most Republican states

Idaho is one of four Republican-leaning states where voter initiatives to expand Medicaid are on the Nov. 6 ballot.


Here are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ recent bills that became law and her votes on high-profile legislation

The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

Here are some of Lisa Brown’s top legislative accomplishments and her votes on high-profile bills

Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of …


BBB Tip of the Week: Spooktacular tips for Halloween

Shopping to decorate for Halloween should be a fun-filled experience – not a terrifying one.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

Spin Control: Breaking with trend, campaign coffers relatively low in Spokane’s 6th District race

For many years, Spokane’s 6th Legislative District could be counted on for two things.


Vestal: Avista’s $200,000 for French, Kuney TV ads puts timing, Hydro One sale in spotlight

Avista Corp. gives a lot of money to local candidates. If it leans in any political direction, it is toward incumbency – toward those already in power. But Avista’s recent …


Motley Fool: Building material profits

Temporary headwinds experienced by Owens Corning don’t justify how its shares have been punished.


Business Beat

Architecture MMEC Architecture and Interiors has announced the hiring of Mary Esther Knight. Originally from Walla Walla, Knight has three years of experience and comes to MMEC from an architecture …


Week Ahead

Monday B Corp. Bootcamp - Co-sponsored by Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance and Odengard consulting, this working session will provide an overview of the certification process, businesses benefit from becoming …


Spokane Public Schools’ pre-AP offerings unique in nation

When the College Board chose 100 schools to offer “pre-AP” courses to all freshmen, Spokane was the only district in the nation to get all of its comprehensive high schools …


Eye on Boise: Now they’re even in your phone – Idaho campaigns reach out by text

Pretty much everyone I know with an Idaho cellphone number, including me, received one or more texts in the past week from the campaign promoting Proposition 1, the initiative to …


Paul Turner: The pie that divides us

Spokane is torn in two, but it is not politics that divides us.


100 years ago in Spokane: Concerned son writes home with flu fears; found dead when parents arrive

Charles E. Fay Jr. was lying ill at Fort George Wright with pneumonia, brought on by the Spanish flu, when he wrote this message to his parents in Addy, Wash.: …


A look at the science used to find mail-bomb suspect

A 56-year-old Florida man was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats. Experts had predicted that forensic evidence left behind by the bomb maker would help law …


Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism Saturday after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he …


‘Horrendous anti-Semitic brutality’: Israel decries synagogue massacre, sends official to Pittsburgh

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “heartbroken and appalled by the murderous attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue” after a gunman killed at least 11 people and injured six …


Suspected synagogue shooter appears to have railed against Jews, refugees online

Robert Bowers, who authorities said attacked a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday morning services, appears to have targeted Jewish people on a social media account rife with anti-Semitic and white supremacist …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

New sculpture on Centennial Trail depicts the family of late V.A. chief surgeon

A new sculpture on the Centennial trail west of the Monroe Street Bridge stands as a symbol of Dr. Suzan Entwistle’s family.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

One killed in alleged impaired driver crash north of Spokane

Washington State Patrol responded to a two-car fatal crash 4 miles north of Spokane on state Route 2 at 4 a.m. Saturday.


Pope wraps up synod on youth claiming persecution over abuse

Pope Francis wrapped up a monthlong meeting of bishops dedicated to young people by saying Saturday the Catholic Church was being “persecuted” and “dirtied” by accusations from the devil – …


No plans to resume search for missing Nezperce woman after dog returns

It appears there are no immediate plans to continue the search for a 76-year-old Nezperce woman who disappeared three weeks ago in the upper Selway area, even after her dog …


Saudi FM says global outcry over Khashoggi ‘hysterical’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat said Saturday that the global outcry and media focus on the killing of a Saudi journalist earlier this month has become …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

University of Washington students publish online ‘rape list’ out of hopelessness

It was 5 a.m. on the first day of school when two University of Washington students started posting flyers around campus. “Do you know the name of someone who has …


Yemen says 14 killed in Cyclone Luban

Yemen’s prime minster says this month’s tropical storm has killed 14 people and made some 8,000 people homeless.


Sri Lanka’s crisis deepens as president suspends parliament

Sri Lanka’s president suspended parliament on Saturday even as the prime minister he fired the previous day claimed he has majority support, adding to a growing political crisis in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Texas attorney general favored to win despite indictment

Three years ago, criminal charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appeared to put his political future in peril.


Man charged after church arson in Seattle’s Rainier Valley

A man has been charged in connection with a church arson in Seattle last week.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Islanders brace for long recovery in typhoon’s aftermath

Some airport and shipping access has returned to a U.S. Pacific territory ravaged by a super typhoon, but tens of thousands of residents still without power and sifting through rubble …


IS gunmen kill 40 US-backed fighters in eastern Syria

The Islamic State group killed at least 40 U.S.-backed Syrian fighters, captured several alive and regained areas they lost earlier this month in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border in …