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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

Some planes have cameras in their seat-back entertainment systems


Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicks off Arizona Senate bid

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is casting his Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate as a “mission for Arizona” as he kicks off his bid to finish John McCain’s last term in …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

Severe storms rake the South amid days of drenching rains and a tornado touches down in east Mississippi city of Columbus; no reports of any deaths.


Black woman is taking the place of newspaper editor who urged Klan to ‘ride again’

A black woman is the new editor and publisher of an Alabama newspaper after her predecessor stepped down Thursday following widespread condemnation of his Feb. 14 editorial that called for …


Firefighters investigating early morning fire in downtown Spokane

Firefighters responded to a commercial building fire at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in downtown Spokane on South Howard Street.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Mueller: Manafort ‘brazenly violated the law’ for years

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has filed its sentencing memo in one of two criminal cases against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

‘Black Friday’ of vinyl record sales brings out collectors, resellers to benefit Spokane Public Radio

The Spokane Valley Events Center was bustling Saturday morning as the annual Spokane Public Radio records sale kicked off.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Counting starts in Nigeria’s delayed poll marked by violence

Counting starts in Nigeria’s delayed election marked by violence; challenger loses in hometown.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Teens tweet Trump, find Senate ally, score civil rights win

High school students use social media and an alliance with a new Alabama senator to achieve an ambitious goal – a federal law to create a national archive of documents …


National Guard fires tear gas amid Venezuela border tension

Venezuela’s National Guard fires tear gas on opposition activists at barricaded border bridge to Colombia, and two protesters are killed near border in Brazil as opposition tries to execute plan …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

NASA, SpaceX OK 1st test flight of crew capsule next week

NASA and SpaceX approve a test flight next week of the crew Dragon capsule.


Indictment by indictment, special counsel Robert Mueller has stitched together a Russia report in plain view

Special counsel Robert Mueller has spoken loudly, if indirectly, in court – indictment by indictment, guilty plea by guilty plea. In doing so, he tracked an elaborate Russian operation that …


Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Warren Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn’t found any major deals at attractive prices recently.


Man accused in Idaho kidnapping case now faces child sex charges

Authorities say a registered sex offender in Idaho abused the child of a woman he kidnapped and kept chained in a barn last December


Women take Catholic bishops to task at Vatican abuse summit

A prominent Nigerian nun blasted the culture of silence that has long kept clergy sexual abuse hidden in the Catholic Church, telling Catholic leaders Saturday that they must admit their …


Parents of dead high school football player sue Federal Way school district

The parents of a Seattle area high school football player who died during a team workout are suing the school district.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Sen. Feinstein debates children over climate change

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a group of San Francisco Bay Area students squared off over climate change in a sometimes tense exchange captured on video widely shared on social …


Pentagon chief getting firsthand look at U.S.-Mexico border

Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Prosecutors paint dark portrait of manipulative R. Kelly

R. Kelly arrived Saturday in a Chicago courtroom for his first hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, years ago in a …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Shooting in northeast Spokane sends one to the hospital; no reports of arrests

A man was taken to the hospital from an apparent gun shot wound Friday night in northeast Spokane and police are seeking the community’s help in identifying a suspect.


New Spokane company FunnerSoft about to release its first game, PlanTechtor

As a child, Lester Bloom could often be found hunched over a large roll of paper drawing out new levels for the Mario video game series. Nineteen years later, Bloom …


From 13 ounces to 6 pounds, baby Willow just keeps on fighting

Willow Hope Spilker was never expected to be born alive. But today she sits snuggled in her mother’s arms in their South Hill home, the oxygen tubing that runs to …


Free college in Washington not likely, but many plans would help with the cost

Free college for everyone may not be coming to Washington, but many students could see the cost of their post-secondary education reduced – although by just how much is still …


South Hill development showdown rests with City Council

A road must run through the center of a proposed “walkable mixed-use urban neighborhood” on Spokane’s South Hill near the busy intersection of 29th and Southeast Boulevard, according to a …


Sue Lani Madsen: Defining Hate Crime and the Drive to Just Do Something

An attention-seeking actor was arrested this week for allegedly staging a fake hate crime. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was clearly outraged when he held a news conference to announce …


Senate panel votes to narrow vaccine exemptions

Senate bill to remove personal exemptions for all childhood vaccinations receives committee approval.


All ayes on eyeball tattoo ban

Washington moved a step closer to banning eyeball tattoos Friday as a key committee sent the proposal to the full House.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

February has been a boon to private plow drivers, including an 18-year-old who made $35K in Seattle

More than 25 inches of snow blanketed Spokane in February, which means big business for snowplow operators.


100 years ago in Spokane: Pharmacist warns citizens about dangers of drinking wood alcohol

Prohibition certainly did not prevent people from drinking alcohol – but sometimes the most dangerous kind of alcohol.