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Researchers discover new crocodile species

For nearly 85 years, crocodile experts knew of just three species in Africa – the dwarf, Nile and slender-snouted. And now, while studying the endangered slender-snouted variety, lead researcher Shirley …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Christmas wish for UPS: A better holiday shipping season

UPS is adding automation, airplanes and package-handling capacity to handle an expected record volume of business during the key holiday shipping season.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018

Eyemart Express marks opening of Spokane Valley Store

Eyemart Express has opened a store in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric center

Another young person has died in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Wednesday.


White supremacists arrested on Charlottesville riot charges

The leader of a Southern California white supremacist group and two other members were arrested on charges of inciting a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.


New York sues ExxonMobil, accusing it of deceiving investors about climate change risks

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sued ExxonMobil on Wednesday, accusing the oil giant of defrauding investors about the financial risks of climate change and lying about how it was …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Area residents to see lower natural gas rates

Inland Northwest residents who heat their homes with natural gas will get a break on their winter heating bills.


In an unusual step, Idaho GOP candidate brought a full security team to a debate

Republican lieutenant governor candidate Janice McGeachin brought multiple security guards to her Oct. 17 debate at Idaho Public Television — the first time staff there recall a candidate taking such …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Spokane County Superior Court Judge James Triplet dies; he was 55

Spokane County Superior Court Judge James Triplet died Tuesday.


Pierce County man is Washington state’s first flu death of the season

The man in Pierce County who died of the flu was in his 40s and had “chronic health concerns that increased his risk for complications,” said the Tacoma-Pierce County Health …


Campbell executive who touted migrant conspiracy is departing

The Campbell Soup Co. executive who came under fire after spreading a conspiracy theory about investor George Soros on Twitter had previously been planning to leave the company and will …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

VIDEO: Chehalis Judge chases inmates during attempted escape

A judge removed his robe and gave chase after two handcuffed inmates made a run for it from his Washington state courtroom.


Virginia attorney general opens investigation into possible child sex abuse and coverup in the Catholic Church

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that his office is running an “ongoing investigation” into the state’s two Catholic dioceses and whether there has been any sexual abuse and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

100s of Oregon ‘witches’ paddle down river, minus the brooms

Hundreds of “witches” traded in broomsticks for paddles in Oregon during the last weekend before Halloween.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Man who died after SUV fell from High Drive died from gunshot; death ruled suicide

The driver of an SUV that plunged down a High Drive embankment on Spokane’s South Hill earlier this week died by suicide.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

LuLaRoe gig leaves vendors with clothes they’re unable to sell

Never-worn pieces from LuLaRoe, a multilevel marketing company that sells soft, comfortable clothing designed to fit all body types, are being consigned to the store in huge batches. Cut from …


Boeing tops all expectations on strong defense spending

Boeing breezed past almost all expectations for the third quarter and raised its outlook for the year on burgeoning defense spending.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

$1.537 billion Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina

Lottery officials say someone bought a ticket in South Carolina to win the Mega Millions jackpot with a final total of $1.537 billion, shy of the all-time world record.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN; no injuries

Pipe bombs packed with shards of glass were intercepted en route to several prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, in an unnerving wave that deepened political …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Rich Landers: My day with Sandra Day O’Connor

A newspaper writer is more likely to get a hug from President Trump than a day on a trout stream with an associate justice of the Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Spokane City Council members accused of violating bullying policies

The City’s Human Resources Department has begun investigating four city council members after employees reported they had been bullied during public meetings.


100 years ago in Spokane: Flu hospital overwhelmed as nurses get ill

Spokane’s emergency Spanish flu hospital in the Lion Hotel was now crowded to capacity and “more nurses were needed at once.”


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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May

Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Spokane Mayor David Condon says federal rules trump new city law restricting bus searches by Border Patrol at Intermodal Center

Spokane’s Mayor David Condon said a new law City Council passed Monday restricting Border Patrol from searching buses in the Spokane Intermodal Center may not change the agency’s actions.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Idaho neo-Nazi targets Florida candidate Andrew Gillum in new racist robocall

A white supremacist who has lived in Sandpoint, Idaho, has sent a new round of racist robocalls targeting Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum that appear to be directed at …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Defense claims conspiracy in 2015 Newman Lake slaying

The trial of Colby D. Vodder began Tuesday, with his attorney telling a jury his client is the victim of a conspiracy that saw him wrongfully charged in the kidnapping …


Numbers drawn for record $1.6B Mega Millions jackpot

The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but it isn’t immediately clear if there’s a winner.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Shawn Vestal: Dirty-tricks mailer is the season’s deepest plunge into the muck

Glen Morgan, a conservative gadfly from Olympia who paints himself as a transparency activist, has produced a series of incredibly dishonest mailers intended to trick Democrats into writing in other …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Airman invents piece for 60-year-old plane to keep its landing-gear doors from breaking

The window behind Tech. Sgt. Shawn Roberge’s computer at Fairchild Air Force Base reveals a shop arranged with metal fabrication machines and tools he uses to tinker with parts for …