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Family friendly Greenacres Vendor Mall expanding in its new space on East Sprague Avenue

Greenacres Vendor Mall, with goods from more than 160 different vendors, could be Spokane Valley’s best kept secret.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Washington could ban eyeball tattoos

Legislative proposal aims to keep tattoos from making whites of your eyes any other color.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Omak man, 23, arrested for alleged threats against Washington sheriffs

Authorities on Wednesday arrested a 23-year-old Omak man who allegedly made Facebook posts threatening to kill law enforcement officers, including Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.


California student accused of making ‘Banana Plug’ drug app

A Northern California college freshman is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs.


Dairy farms take $4M hit from cows lost in blizzard

Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Officials: Fire at Bellingham pet store is suspicious

More than 75 animals were rescued from a burning pet supply store in Washington state, but some birds and a python remain missing.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Local objections derail proposed Superfund delisting

A proposal to delist part of the Bunker Hill federal Superfund site stalled in committee Tuesday after local officials raised objections.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

UW Medicine mistakenly exposed information on nearly 1 million patients

The medical files of nearly 1 million patients of University of Washington Medicine were visible on the internet for at least three weeks in December, UW Medicine said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham comes to Spokane May 6

Ticket are on sale for the Northwest Passages Book Club’s evening with Jon Meacham, the presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Soul of America.” The May 6 event, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

U.S. says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won’t be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American …


UK politics fractures further as 3 Conservatives defect

Brexit-driven cracks in Britain’s political party system yawned wider Wednesday, as three pro-European lawmakers quit the ruling Conservatives to join a new centrist group of independents who oppose the Conservative …


Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free

At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump’s locks.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

U.S. mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into …


Florida officer goes on trial for killing black motorist

For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing – and one of his defenses will be the state’s controversial “stand …


After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

A judge has agreed to postpone the start of ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s prison sentence by two months to May 6.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

More U.S. remains from Korean War nearing final ID

The remains of more American soldiers killed decades ago in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by the North Korean army, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Storm dumps snow or heavy rain, snarls travel in much of U.S.

A sprawling storm dumped several inches of snow from the Midwest to the East Coast and deluged the South with rain Wednesday as it closed schools, snarled air travel and …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty

A French court ordered Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in fines and damages for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, wrapping up one …


Moroccan police crackdown on protesting teachers

Moroccan police fired water cannons at protesting teachers who were marching toward a royal palace and beat people with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Civilians, including many children, leave IS-held enclave

A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of men, women and children left the last enclave held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Wednesday, signaling a possible end to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Tiny nugget of a moon discovered around Neptune

A diminutive nugget of a moon has been discovered lurking in the inner orbit of Neptune.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Sixty percent of state’s infants fully vaccinated on time, data shows

Some areas of Washington state are experiencing a measles outbreak and it has put brighter lights on vaccination rates. In the cases of children who aren’t vaccinated, the focus is …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Lawmakers, feds at odds over law for sick Hanford workers

Even as the federal government sues to stop a new Washington state law that helps Hanford workers, some state lawmakers are working to change the new law to allow even …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

Disputes over President Donald Trump’s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation’s most populous state.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Abuse survivors demand Vatican transparency, accountability

Survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of a Vatican prevention summit Wednesday and demanded transparency, zero tolerance for abuse and for religious superiors to be held accountable when …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Police: Man says he stole Pepsi truck to get to the airport

Authorities say an Oklahoma man stole a Pepsi truck as the driver was unloading soda in the back.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

U.S. mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into …