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Pullman police settles lawsuit over alleged excessive force

A former Washington State University student suing the Pullman Police Department for $1 million settled his claim for an undisclosed amount.


Police officer shoots pit bull attacking golden retriever

A Boise police officer shot and killed a pit bull attacking a golden retriever.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

France girds for weekend protests, fearing more violence

Anticipating a fourth straight weekend of violent protests, France on Friday mobilized armored vehicles and thousands of police, cordoned off Paris’ broad boulevards and made plans to shut down tourist …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana

Altria Group Inc., the U.S. maker of Marlboros, made a $1.8 billion investment in a Canadian pot company Friday based on a simple premise: Cannabis is growing fast, and cigarettes …


Bush’s presidential funeral train first in nearly 50 years

The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the …


Trump says he’ll nominate Barr for attorney general

President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush’s attorney general, to serve in the same role.


Millwood Christmas tree lighting set for Friday

The Millwood Community Association and Inland Empire Paper Co. are teaming up to host the annual Millwood Christmas tree lighting ceremony and community events Friday beginning at 6 p.m.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

California-based burger chain plans location in north Spokane

The Habit Burger Grill, a popular California-based fast casual chain, is planning to open a restaurant in Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Memories in stone: How Spokane’s Pearl Harbor Memorial came to be

Spokane’s Pearl Harbor Memorial, originally unveiled in 2014, was the realized through the efforts of many individuals.


Shawn Vestal: A thank you to regulators who nixed Avista deal

Those of us who pay Avista to heat our homes owe a big thanks to Washington state regulators today.


The Gilded Lily Florist marks reopening at Monroe Street location

The Gilded Lily Florist will celebrate its grand re-opening today with refreshments and a lion dance performance by a local Vietnamese youth group.


Retired priest Mike Savelesky ready to volunteer at Christmas Bureau

The Rev. Mike Savelesky will volunteer at the Christmas Bureau this year just as he’s done every year for the last dozen years or so.


100 years ago in Spokane: As flu cases climb, city health officer hardens line on public gatherings

City health officer Dr. J.B. Anderson threatened to shut down any business that violated the modified Spanish flu quarantine.


As new shelters open, Spokane to enforce anti-camping law

Residents of Camp Hope, the homeless encampment built around the side entrance of city hall, were told by law enforcement Thursday that they had 48 hours to leave the property …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Man hospitalized, suspect in custody after unprovoked stabbing attack

A suspect is in custody after an apparently random stabbing in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Eddie Murphy and fiancee have baby boy, his 10th child

Eddie Murphy and his fiancee Paige Butcher have a new baby boy.


Serena Williams launches pop-up shop during Art Basel Miami

Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams’ fashion line is all about power moves, and she’s hoping it will also inspire women to find their own voice.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Geiger Boulevard will get turning lane, new pavement, pedestrian and bike trail in preparation for Amazon

The federal government awarded Spokane County $14.3 million Thursday for a project to improve Geiger Boulevard in front of the Amazon fulfillment center being built just west of the city.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Analysis: Golden Globes’ celebration of ‘Vice’ collides with Bush funeral’s celebration of virtue

Hollywood figuratively crashed the funeral Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Parkland shooting victim’s dad joins Trump for Hanukkah

The father of a Florida school shooting victim helped the White House celebrate Hanukkah on Thursday and lauded President Donald Trump as a “fighter” who has “retaken Washington for the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Record imports push U.S. trade gap to $55.5 billion in October

The Commerce Department said Thursday the gap between the United States sells and what it buys from foreign countries hit $55.5 billion in October, the fifth straight increase and highest …


List of nominees for 76th Golden Globe Awards

A list of nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Former lawmaker Lynn Schindler remembered for strong values

Former Valley legislator Lynn Schindler died this week.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations

Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” staged an awards-season coup Thursday, landing a leading six nominations from the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards to narrowly edge more expected favorites like …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Trump resort hired undocumented workers, New York Times reports

NEW YORK – Two women hired to clean at one of President Donald Trump’s golf resorts in New Jersey say they were in the country illegally when they got their …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Identity Evropa posters removed from Spokane Falls Community College

Posters advertising prominent white nationalist group Identity Evropa were removed from around the Spokane Falls Community College campus Tuesday.


Seattle woman dies after contracting rare form of brain-eating amoeba

When a 69-year-old Seattle woman had a seizure earlier this year, doctors at Swedish Medical Center thought she may have had a brain tumor. However during surgery, they discovered it …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Lyft aims to beat Uber to U.S. stock market with IPO

Lyft still hasn’t caught up to Uber in the rapidly growing ride-hailing market, but it’s ahead in the race to sell its stock on the public market where the two …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018

Pennsylvania farmers use sweat, science to craft the perfect Christmas tree

In the olden, golden days of yore, Santa Claus stuffed a tree down the chimney on Christmas Eve with the toys and set it all up before jingling off to …


School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains.