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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Bear captured after reportedly raiding chicken coops in North Idaho

Idaho Fish and Game captured a young grizzly bear that had raided chicken coops in North Idaho late Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

CHAS Health opens Spokane Valley dental clinic

The East Mission Dental Clinic is an extension of the existing CHAS Health urgent-care facility at 1502 N. Vercler Road, which opened three years ago.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Police arrest Spokane man suspected of killing infant son

Police arrested a Spokane man accused of causing the death of his 3-week-old son by abusing him.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Man who represented himself doesn’t deserve new trial after he lost, court says

A defendant who demanded to represent himself in a drug trial can’t get his conviction overturned because the judge agreed to let him, Supreme Court says.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds

The possibility of lightning prompted a red flag warning Thursday and into Friday morning for Spokane and the Palouse region.


CEO pay jumps to $19 million annually, as fears mount over the wealthy pocketing gains

The top executives of America’s biggest companies saw their average annual pay surge to $18.9 million in 2017, according to a report released Thursday, fueling concerns about the gulf between …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

‘Respect’ indeed: Aretha flipped man’s song into epic anthem

It’s easy to forget that “Respect” wasn’t originally Aretha Franklin’s song. But the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her.


Authorities: Remains at New Mexico compound are missing boy

New Mexico forensic investigators announced Thursday that a highly decomposed body found at a desert compound in New Mexico has been identified as a missing Georgia boy whose father is …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

The United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for a way out of an intensifying dispute between the world’s two largest economies.


Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

Montana’s Democratic governor was in Iowa on Thursday railing against money’s corrupting influence in government and talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he continued to deflect …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10 p.m.

Judge denies new rape trial for former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis

A judge rejected a new rape trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting another police officer during a heavy-drinking house party three years ago.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10 p.m.

Mountain West Bank invests $1 million in SNAP to assist homeowners, businesses

The partnership will add 20 percent of lending capacity to SNAP to assist those hoping to buy or renovate their home in the Inland Northwest. SNAP provided more than $758,000 …


Nordstrom 2Q beats Wall Street expectations

Nordstrom Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $162 million. On a per-share basis, the Seattle-based company said it had profit of 95 cents.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Union says STA report clearing HR director is ‘deeply troubling’

The president of the union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said a report clearing the agency’s human resources director of wrongdoing is “deeply troubling as an indication of STA’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

Vatican condemns reported sex abuse by Pennsylvania priests

The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” on Thursday about a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses and decried the abuse as …


Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location history

Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

FCC chair: White House called about Sinclair-Tribune deal

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency, says a White House official called to talk about a proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media …


Otter pardons man convicted of selling marijuana 30+ years ago

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday announced the fourth pardon he’s issued in his 12 years in office, pardoning a man who was convicted more than three decades ago of …


Environmentalists sue federal government in Seattle to protect endangered orcas

An environmental conservation group has sued the federal government, alleging it failed to meet its obligation to protect the habitat of endangered southern-resident killer whales on the West Coast.


Washington unemployment rate hits lowest point in 11 years

Washington’s jobless rate in July was 4.6 percent – its lowest point since June 2007 – as strong employer demand continued to outpace growth in the working population.


Free press gets a boost with Senate resolution declaring it is not the enemy

The Senate on Thursday went on record declaring “that the press is not the enemy of the people” – a rebuke to President Donald Trump, who declares the opposite on …


July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.


Mali’s president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percent

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a second five-year term in the turbulent West African nation with more than 67 percent of the vote in a runoff election, the Ministry …


Moscow child struggling with deadly illness can now enjoy new playground courtesy of Make-A-Wish

Moscow child Casen Hawkins, who is struggling with deadly genetic disorder, can now enjoy new playground in his yard courtesy of Make-A-Wish.


Lawsuit claims Yakima City Council broke transparency rules

An Olympia man who describes himself as an open-government activist is suing the city of Yakima for an alleged violation of the state’s Open Public Meetings Act.


Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

U.S. newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

Newspapers across the country, including The Spokesman-Review, pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and …


Gov. Otter appoints Grow to fill vacant Idaho Senate seat

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced that Eagle resident and small business owner C. Scott Grow has been appointed to fill the term of former District 14 State Sen. Marv Hagedorn.


Logging in Upper Skagit River watershed put on hold as Seattle has ‘grave concern’

Conservationists fear recent logging at the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River, the premier salmon producer of Puget Sound, will open the door to mining down the road.