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Visitors can no longer drive into Mount Rainier National Park as shutdown continues

Visitors are no longer allowed to enter Mount Rainier National Park through the main entrance until the government shutdown ends.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

Samsung, like Apple, feels sting of slowing global growth

Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit to fall 29 percent compared with last year, potentially unsettling a tech sector already skittish about slowing global economic growth.

Turkey slams U.S. request for assurances on Syrian Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the U.S. national security adviser of making “a very serious mistake” Tuesday by demanding that Ankara guarantee the safety of Kurdish fighters in northeastern …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

Baseball bat found at scene where police killed man thought to have been firing a gun

Spokane police shot and killed a man who they believed had been firing a gun at neighbors’ homes. After the shooting, however, they recovered a baseball bat that one witness …

Whitworth students travel to Vietnam for studies on war

Several Whitworth University students weren’t sure what to expect when they left Sunday for a three-week tour of Vietnam and the legacy of a war that divided a nation a …

The future of pot in Washington: State regulators talk marijuana ahead of 5-year anniversary of sales

Members of the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board will be taking public comment Wednesday at Spokane City Hall about the state’s legal pot industry, which will mark its fifth year …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

Former Spokane blood bank foundation leader files whistleblower complaint

The former executive director of the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest filed a whistleblower complaint alleging she was fired for opposing a deal that could benefit board members …

Maybe Bing deserves a Spokane birthday bash

Perhaps Spokane should make a bigger deal out of Bing. Think of how Memphis celebrates Elvis.

100 years ago in Colville: Mother and 2 sons die in house fire

A mom and her two sons were killed in a fire and a third son was critically injured in a house fire in Colville.

Spokane City Council may allow less parking, taller homes in some parts of city

Spokane City Council is considering loosening parking restrictions and allowing taller buildings in some parts of the city, which supporters say will increase development and create more options for homeownership.

Experts say ‘national emergency’ for border wall probably wouldn’t survive legal challenge

It’s unclear how Congress, as a whole, would respond if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency in order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, an idea he …

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Arkansas deputy fired after shooting small barking dog

An Arkansas sheriff’s deputy was fired after shooting a barking Chihuahua in the head Friday, an incident officials labeled “disheartening.”

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

Bill says defy NCAA, let college athletes accept pay

Legislator proposes letting college athletes in Washington to receive payments for “services provided” despite NCAA rules.

Ginsburg misses Supreme Court arguments for the 1st time

Chief Justice John Roberts says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will rely on briefs and transcripts to help the Supreme Court decide cases after missing arguments for the first time in …

Guatemala pulls out of UN corruption body, expels members

Guatemala is pulling out of a United Nations-sponsored anti-corruption commission after more than a year of tension between the government and the group, which has investigated top government officials and …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Fire investigators find no evidence of harmful substance that forced closure of North Spokane Walmart

Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department found no evidence of a harmful “white powder” on cash that north Spokane Walmart employees said made them feel ill.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

New Idaho governor says education will be his top priority

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says his No. 1 priority for the state budget is education, and he plans to create a new cabinet of educators and parents to advise him.

White House rules it can issue tax refunds during shutdown, plans to bring back some IRS employees

The Internal Revenue Service plans to pay tax refunds in the coming weeks, administration officials say, after the White House decided Monday it was legally permissible to process tax returns …

Spokane Police charge third suspect in fatal drive-by shooting from July

A Pierce County juvenile, who was linked by witnesses and fingerprints to a fatal drive-by shooting that occurred last summer in Spokane, appeared in court on Monday on the charge …

Disneyland Resort tickets and parking prices are going up again, as much as 25 percent

Only months before the opening of its $1 billion Star Wars expansion, the Disneyland Resort announced price increases of up to 25 percent for daily tickets, annual passes and parking.

Trump denies changes to Syria exit plan

President Donald Trump on Monday pushed back against media reports that he had altered the timeline for removing U.S. troops from Syria, denying his administration had issued a series of …

Self-driving train tested on Tokyo line

A self-driving Yamanote Line train went for a test run in Tokyo on Monday morning, as East Japan Railway Co. unveiled its latest technology to the press.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

KHQ-TV affiliated SWX gains Hoopfest broadcast rights

SWX, a local sports broadcaster affiliated with KHQ-TV and The Spokesman-Review, won the rights to air the basketball event. This year marks the first time in 15 years KXLY-TV won’t …

Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

U.S.-China trade talks start amid cooling economic growth

Facing a March deadline, talks aimed at ending a trade war between China and the U.S. are underway, with the world’s two biggest economies expressing optimism over the potential for …

California’s Newsom rebukes White House in inaugural

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact “progressive, principled” policies as the antidote to the White …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Expert: Census citizenship question would hurt Latino count

Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Allsup stripped of membership in Republican committee

The Whitman County Republican Central Committee voted unanimously Saturday to eject far-right agitator and former Washington State University College Republicans President James Allsup from its ranks.

The National Weather Service is ‘open,’ but your forecast is worse because of the shutdown

There are less-obvious ways in which the shutdown does affect the Weather Service – even its operations. Forecasters and managers are not getting paid. Weather models are not being maintained, …