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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Sea-Tac Airport’s security challenge: 13,600 people have access to aircraft

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has added temporary security measures in cargo areas and inside airport terminals after a rogue ground-service agent took off Friday in a Q400 turboprop plane and


VF, following millions of consumers, will shed its denim

The clothing company that makes Wrangler and Lee jeans is breaking off its denim division to focus on its fast-growing outdoor and active wear business.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Taliban offensive exposes fragile U.S. hopes for Afghan peace

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That’s raising …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Police searching for car with Idaho plates that struck pedestrian in Spokane

Spokane police are searching for a car that struck a pedestrian Sunday afternoon on the lower South Hill.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Air quality ‘unhealthy’ in Spokane, North Idaho, Northeastern Washington

Wildfire smoke that has blanketed Northeastern Washington and North Idaho, creating unhealthy breathing conditions, is expected to linger through much of the week, experts said.


Boxing gym gives Daybreak teens a safe space to fight back

Life has already delivered a few body blows to the teenage girls living at Daybreak Youth Services.


Then and Now: Baxter General Hospital

As World War II began in earnest, the wounded returning from war overwhelmed the military hospital system and new hospitals were planned. In 1942, city of Spokane donated 160 acres …


Reversing three-year trend, discipline rises in Spokane Public Schools

African-Americans, special education students and other groups in Spokane Public Schools are facing much higher rates of discipline than their peers, the district board was told last week.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

Getting There: Driverless technology is closer than you might think

Driverless technology is already here. The first sector to really use it is the shipping industry, with its American fleet of two million tractor-trailers.


100 year ago: Famous beauty recommends ‘milk cure’ for losing weight

The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran an article by Lina Cavalieri, “the most famous living beauty,” on “How to Reduce Surplus Fat.” She said that the “common method of reduction, and …


Paul Turner: What tales apartment walls may tell

It has been suggested to me a time or two over the years that this newspaper seldom acknowledges the existence of apartment dwellers.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Rival Koreas start talks meant to set up leaders’ summit

Senior officials from the rival Koreas met Monday to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

17 years running, Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival is all about tradition

The sounds of fiddles and guitars wafted among the tall pines of the Medical Lake Waterfront park over the weekend during the 17th annual Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the …


Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Sunday denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her – an allegation that …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Steve Bannon weighs in on UK burqa debate, Boris Johnson

Republican strategist Steve Bannon weighed into British politics Sunday in a wide-ranging interview in which he defended former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments about Muslim face veils and praised a …


Find an eagle feather? U.S. law says don’t take it. Cuomo did

A federal law prohibits non-Native Americans from possessing bald eagle parts, including feathers. The law has been on the books for nearly 80 years, but most Americans, Cuomo included, probably …


Lewiston Grade blaze scorches 166 acres

More than 25 acres of standing wheat was burned in a fire at the top of the Lewiston Grade Friday evening, and additional structure losses and other disruptions are currently …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Alaska’s North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

Alaska’s North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state’s seismologist said.


Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

Malians voted Sunday in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. …


Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a “Bikers for Trump” fan …


A Sputnik-era dream: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its …


Average U.S. price of gas rises 2 cents per gallon to $2.93

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has risen 2 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.93.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Massive Tri-City wildfire stalled but not out

Firefighters stopped the advance of an estimated 5,000-acre fire that tore through south Kennewick neighborhoods, consuming five homes and then threatening Finley.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest in Charlottesville

The mother of a woman killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last summer said Sunday there’s much healing to do a …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Idaho courts identify an outdated sentencing law that could be helping spur prison growth

As state lawmakers face a pricey proposal for a $500 million prison expansion, Idaho judges have been studying the state’s felony sentencing laws and processes with an eye to reforms.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Longview farm part of larger effort toward food equality

The Edwardses and other Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs are part of a larger movement in the area to educate and expose everyone – including children and the homeless – …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Walmart’s built a ragtag alliance of tech firms to battle Amazon

The Amazon menace has prompted a strategic shift inside Walmart’s headquarters.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Trump allies, security experts alarmed by Omarosa recordings

Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump’s allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing …


Drug courts and other special courts steer Idahoans away from prison

Ada County’s drug court is one of Idaho’s 71 problem-solving courts, which range from drug courts and DUI courts to mental health courts, veterans treatment courts, and child-protection drug courts, …