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UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

After Mueller, Trump says he’ll fight Dems on all fronts

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he and his administration will battle House Democrats on all legal fronts after the special counsel’s Russia report, refusing to cooperate with subpoenas and …


Rep. Matt Shea links to white nationalist website, defends running background checks on political opponents

Fuming after a new round of headlines about his interactions with far-right activists, state Rep. Matt Shea directed his 4,600 Facebook followers to an obscure Australian website that traffics in …


Share a beer, a joke and join a legendary running institution

If you want to be part of the in crowd in the Spokane running club scene, then think about photo bombing. The Flying Irish Running Club began on Thursdays in …


Central Valley schools bracing for budget cuts and layoffs

Facing a projected $12 million budget deficit next year, the Central Valley School District is bracing for cuts in staffing and programs.


Major cities are grappling with a drug-resistant fungal infection, but will it travel to Spokane?

Though Spokane has never dealt with a case of Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungal infection, an outbreak is only a plane ride away.


Mead waits on school budget cuts until community weighs options

Facing a $12 million budget deficit and some difficult choices, Mead School District has hit the pause button.


Condon says City Council decision nixing Union Gospel land deal risks $1 million grant to keep pollutants out of Spokane River

Spokane’s mayor asked City Council to reconsider a land deal with Union Gospel Mission, saying the vote to back out of the deal could cost the city the grant that …


‘Jeopardy!’ winner James Holzhauer keeps dominating. Does it matter if he broke the game?

James Holzhauer, a frighteningly talented “Jeopardy!” player has dominated the past 14 games and racked up $1,061,554, second only to Ken Jennings. But has he broken the game?


Spokane area has had its share of game show contestants

From “Jeopardy!: to “The Price is Right,” the Spokane area has been represented in game shows.


Vehicles parked along Bloomsday route must be moved during annual street sweep ahead of race day

Parking for Bloomsday could be an inconvenience on more than just race day.


Amid swarm of layoffs, West and East Valley schools credit planning and smaller raises for minimal cuts

In a contentious spring of budget-cutting and layoffs, two smaller school districts in Spokane Valley are, almost, feel-good stories.


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Robotic device winds its own way through beating pig heart

Scientists have come up with a small robotic device that guides itself safely through a beating pig’s heart.


100 years ago in Spokane: City prepares for flying circus and returning World War I soldiers

Spokane was preparing for the return of World War I soldiers and a “flying circus.”


Leaders of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests sentenced

A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were convicted last month of public …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Measles vaccine exemption bill heads to Inslee

House gives final passage to an end to the personal exemption for the measles vaccine.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

‘Ghost gun’ limits clear Washington Legislature

The Washington state Legislature on Tuesday approved new limits on untraceable, undetectable firearms, including the 3D-printed guns at the center of a high-profile federal case.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

North Korea’s Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Wednesday morning for his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Walsh apologizes to nurses for “card-playing” comment

Sen. Maureen Walsh apologizes for suggesting nurses at some small hospitals “probably play cards a good amount of the day.”


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Man dies in Riverfront Park

A man died in Riverfront Park on Tuesday afternoon, apparently of natural causes.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Henry Bloch, co-founder of tax company H&R Block, dies at 96

Henry Bloch, who helped found tax preparation giant H&R Block, died Tuesday at age 96, the company announced.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

9th Circuit reinstates lawsuit challenging government’s wolf killing program in Idaho

A panel of federal appellate judges on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit filed in 2016 by five conservation groups who are challenging how government employees target predators, including killing wolves.


Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations has intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Seattle-area ride-hail driver charged with sexual assaults

A Seattle-area ride-hail driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Marlene Tromp named first woman president of Boise State

Marlene Tromp was named the


Rüt aims to serve vegan fare that appeals to everyone

South Hill restaurant, in the Picabu Bistro location, has been a popular draw so far, say the owner-chefs behind the new vegan bistro.


Malawi becomes 1st nation to immunize kids against malaria

Similar vaccination programs will begin in the coming weeks in Kenya and Ghana, with the aim of reaching about 360,000 children across the three countries.


Google self-driving unit Waymo picks Detroit factory site

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

U.S. new-home sales climbed 4.5% in March

Sales of new U.S. homes increased 4.5% in March, the third straight monthly gain as the housing market appears to be cautiously recovering from a mortgage rate spike last year …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

Walgreens has decided to raise its minimum age for tobacco sales several weeks after a top federal official chastised the drugstore chain for violating laws restricting access to cigarettes and …