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100 years ago in Spokane: Turner Hall threatened with charges of ‘criminal syndicalism’ for radical assemblies

Spokane city officials warned the owners of Turner Hall, a radical gathering place in Spokane, that they will be charged with “criminal syndicalism” if they continue to allow radical and …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Do crime rates rise with homelessness in Spokane?

If history of crime is any indication, there were worse times to be a resident of Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Shawn Vestal: School layoffs and renewed push for higher local taxes show school funding far from fixed

After our local school district has revealed it will lay off hundreds of employees if it is not rescued – now, somehow, we are again considering the very money-generating mechanism …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

Eva Lassman Memorial Art And Essay Contests: third place essay, middle school

The Holocaust was a terrible event in history ,and we need to prevent it from happening again, Summer Corbett of Chase Middle School writes. Corbett earned third place in the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Patriot Prayer, Three Percenters demonstration at WSU draws meager turnout

There was a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag. There were students chanting about democracy and immigrant rights. There were police officers keeping watch from the library roof. And there was …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

FBI says woman who threatened Columbine was ‘infatuated’ with the shooting. She’s still at large.

Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old Sol Pais, who they said traveled to Colorado and threatened the schools. They described her as “armed” and “extremely dangerous” and said she was …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Washington Senate: Yes on year-round daylight saving time, no on public vote

Washington moved a bit closer to going to year-round daylight saving time as the Senate voted overwhelmingly to ask the federal government for the ability to make the switch.


China’s economic growth steady amid tariff fight with US

China’s economic growth holds steady at 6.4% in latest quarter amid tariff war with US, other data show consumer, factory activity accelerating


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Tuna recalled after salmonella outbreak that sickened one in Spokane County

A Spokane County resident was one of four people in Washington reportedly sickened by salmonella linked to tuna, according to the Washington state Department of Health.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Sandpoint homicide suspect appears in court weeks after sitting in jail on unrelated charges

A man in custody since March on allegations of giving false information to police has been officially charged in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Robert H. Wohali.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Police: No new charges against suspect in Monday’s SWAT standoff

A man who allegedly stabbed himself after a SWAT standoff in a downtown motel on Monday appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Shawn Woodward named as new Mead School District superintendent

Shawn Woodward, who has led the Lake Pend Oreille School District for the past seven years, has been named superintendent of the Mead School District.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

In a break with the president, Congress voted for the first time to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try and stop U.S. involvement in a foreign conflict.


North Carolina ‘born-alive’ abortion bill wins final passage

North Carolina lawmakers have given final passage to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion, a measure critics say …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Mayor Condon’s veto of open City Hall law likely to hold as Stuckart changes position

The mayor vetoed a new law requiring City Hall to be open to the public without a time limit, saying it was redundant and drew attention from what the city …


Walmart partners with Kidbox styling service for kids

Walmart is teaming up with Kidbox, the 3-year-old online styling service for children, to offer its customers an exclusive, curated style box.


Sprint, T-Mobile shares dive after WSJ casts doubt on deal

Sprint and T-Mobile shares are diving after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of their $26.5 billion deal.


U.S. fines Italian bank $1.3 billion in sanctions probe

Italian bank UniCredit will pay $1.3 billionto settle charges by the U.S. government that it violated sanctions against Iran and other countries.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

U.S. industrial production slipped 0.1% in March

U.S. industrial production slipped 0.1% in March, pulled down by drop in mining output.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Senate votes aye on eyeball tattoo ban

Senate gives final passage to a ban on performing tattoos on eyeballs.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

U.S. halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients’ reports of injuries and complications from …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

CVS fined $535K for filling forged Percocet prescriptions

Drugstore chain CVS Health has agreed to pay a $535,000 penalty to resolve federal allegations that it filled 39 prescriptions for narcotic medications that its pharmacists knew were forged.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Mining project on federal lands hires former Interior head

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump’s cabinet into a lucrative private career. He’s landed a more than $100,000-a-year post at a …


Dog rescued while swimming 135 miles off Thailand

A dog found swimming more than 135 miles from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.


UK police arrest more than 200 in climate change protests

Police say they have arrested more than 200 people after climate change protesters blocked major bridges and intersections in central London, bringing traffic to a standstill.


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Court ruling adds to delay in alleged USS Cole bomber case

A federal appeals court has thrown out years of legal proceedings in the already-delayed military commission case against a Saudi charged in the deadly 2000 bombing of a U.S. warship.


American flag graphic on police cars divides California town

The hue and cry over the placement of a bright American flag graphic on police cars has leaders in a small coastal Southern California city considering whether to tone down …


New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

The first hands-on preview of the Samsung smartphone with a folding screen suggests it’s a handy – but pricey – innovation.


High court seems likely to rule against Calif. oil workers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to rule against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who want to be paid for the off-work time they spend on the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

New Jersey high school’s celebrated ‘Alien’ play gets encore

A New Jersey high school’s stage production of “Alien” is coming back with help from the 1979 film’s director, Ridley Scott.