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UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Woman and 5 of her kids die in Michigan motel fire

A fire that swept through a southwestern Michigan motel early Saturday killed five children and their mother, authorities said.

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Two children, great-grandmother perish in California wildfire

The death count from a Northern California wildfire rose to five Saturday after two young children and their great-grandmother who had been unaccounted for were confirmed dead.

Spokane Valley U-Haul location plans $4.5 million renovation

U-Haul Moving & Storage of U-City is planning a $4.5 million renovation to its facility near Sprague Avenue and University Road in Spokane Valley.

MultiCare Indigo urgent care coming in north Spokane

Construction has begun on an urgent care clinic near the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Holland Avenue in north Spokane, according to city permit data.

‘Home Runs for Hope’: Spokane Indians honor family of baby born eight weeks early

Two baseball teams and a stadium full of fans celebrated as five-month old Harper Marie Hepner, who entered the world eight weeks premature at 2 lbs, 7 ozs, crossed home …

Mars making a brilliant pass near Earth this week

Look to the south or southeast sky after dark during the next week or so and you will see the brightly beaming, rust-colored planet Mars.

6th District candidates make final push leading up to primaries

As primary election night approaches, Spokane County 6th District House candidate Dave Wilson has raised several thousand dollars more than his opponents. None of the candidates, Wilson included, thinks that …

More than 700 respond to second Riverside Avenue redesign survey; city hopes to clarify public input

Friday marked the deadline for the city’s most recent survey, the second regarding renovation of Riverside Avenue. Just hours before the survey closed, it had gathered more than 700 responses, …

Faith and Values: A politics worthy of the human spirit

I’m sick and fatigued nearly to the point of despair – only nearly! – by the divides we must navigate over matters political and religious, especially when they combine into …

Sue Lani Madsen: Resolution on nuclear-free community a distraction from city priorities

Sandwiched between a resolution on a $77 million bond proposal for library projects and an ordinance vacating an alley is a resolution declaring Spokane a nuclear-free community and calling for …

100 years ago in Spokane: Police nab suspected German spy

Spokane police believed they had a German spy in their clutches. “He said he was Charles Stromier, age 32, a native of Holland, but an investigation of his effects showed …

Global Credit Union plans retail development, more parking

Global Credit Union has demolished a drive-thru coffee stand at the intersection of Walnut Street and Fourth Avenue to make way for a three-unit retail building and new parking lot, …

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NTSB: Recordings show change in weather before boat sank

Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Pentagon identifies Tuskegee Airman missing from World War II

The Defense Department announced Friday that it has accounted for the first of more than two dozen black aviators, known as Tuskegee Airmen, who went missing in action during World …

Indictment levels new charges against officials

A new indictment in Arizona against operators of alleges the classified ad site gave free ads to prostitutes and cultivated arrangements with others who worked in the sex trade …

Jurors acquit ex-Tennessee football players in rape trial

Two former University of Tennessee football players were acquitted Friday of the aggravated rape charges they had been indicted on nearly 3

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Driver in custody after multiple crashes, wrecking his vehicle; drugs suspected

A suspect is in custody after causing a number of serious crashes in Idaho and Washington and totaling his vehicle on eastbound I-90 near milepost 11, according to police.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Gun control initiative passes signature check, gets new legal challenge

Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

FanDuel plans sports-gambling TV shows as betting parlors open

FanDuel, moving quickly after its merger with sports-book operator Paddy Power Betfair, plans to create sports betting TV shows to coincide with the opening of gambling parlors in casinos and …

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

Two attacked with rocks at Phish concert in the Gorge

Authorities are seeking witnesses to a pair of assaults that occurred at a Phish concert at the Gorge Amphitheater on Saturday, July 21.

Can big-spending U.S. consumers and businesses sustain growth?

Americans spent with abandon this spring. Businesses invested in more buildings and equipment. And exports jumped. Combined, those factors drove economic growth in the April-June quarter to a 4.1 percent …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Spokane’s water system free from lead pipes, removal complete

The city of Spokane recently completed a program to remove all lead lines in its water system.

After a life filled with sushi and calligraphy, world’s oldest person dies at 117

At age 117, Chiyo Miyako was not just her family’s ancient, reigning monarch, but also the oldest person in the entire world.

Fresno State professor who insulted the late Barbara Bush wants ‘white editors’ to resign

Just when it seemed like infamous Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar might’ve learned her lesson and stopped making controversial posts on social media, she did it again.

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

Idaho town eyes pricey wastewater facility upgrade

Officials in the south-central Idaho city of Heyburn have agreed to move toward asking a judge to approve a bond to cover the cost of a major wastewater treatment upgrade …

4-foot caiman found in storage bin in D.C. area home basement

A four-foot-long caiman, a reptile similar to an alligator, was found this week in a large storage bin in the basement of a home.

Health advisories issued for 2 southern Idaho reservoirs

Public health advisories have been issued for two south-central Idaho reservoirs due to harmful algae blooms.

Judge: Opioid distribution data not for public consumption

A federal judge has ruled that state and local governments cannot publicize federal government data about where prescription opioids were distributed – a blow to news organizations seeking to report …

Lebanon’s cannabis heartland, Bekaa, hopes for legalization

The fertile Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon has long been notorious as one of the world’s major narcotics-growing regions, producing some of the finest quality cannabis, mostly processed into hashish. …