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UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor

Some patients are dropping their family doctor as choices like telemedicine, urgent care centers and walk-in clinics grow.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Trump to allow suits over seizures of US properties in Cuba

Stepping up pressure on Cuba, President Donald Trump is poised to allow lawsuits against foreign companies that have benefited from Cuba’s seizure of American companies after the 1959 revolution, a …

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Macron: France to rebuild Notre Dame ‘even more beautifully’

The inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue …

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Rebuilding Notre Dame will be long, fraught and expensive

Notre Dame in Paris is not the first great cathedral to suffer a devastating fire, and it probably won’t be the last. In a sense, that is good news. A …

Muskrat love: Detroit-area Catholics permitted to eat rodent

Detroit-area Roman Catholics have one more dining option during Lent than most other followers of the faith. The culinary appeal of that item, however, is up for debate.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

First Red Cross aid delivery lands in crisis-torn Venezuela

The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday, delivering medicine and supplies for needy patients in a country whose president has long denied …

Former astronaut Owen Garriott dies, flew on Skylab station

Former astronaut Owen Garriott, who flew on America’s first space station, Skylab, and whose son followed him into orbit, has died at age 88.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Gonzaga University forming panel to address clergy sex abuse

Four months after Gonzaga University was criticized for allowing sexually abusive priests to live on campus, Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh announced Monday he is assembling a commission to address the …

Two people escape injury in Pullman plane crash

A single-engine airplane has crashed on the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, but the two people on board were not injured.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Apple, Qualcomm settle lawsuits over iPhone chips

Apple and Qualcomm announced Tuesday that they have settled their yearslong litigation over the use of Qualcomm’s chips in Apple’s iPhones.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Trump keeps attacking as redacted Russia report due Thursday

The president isn’t waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report – now expected Thursday – Donald Trump stepped up his attacks …

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Donations flow in as crews assess damage to Notre Dame Cathedral

From certain angles on Tuesday, it was almost possible to look head-on at the front of Notre Dame, see its centuries-old rose windows and carved statues and imagine that all …

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Washington Senate votes to repeal 1881 law to help consumers in debt

Washington residents struggling with consumer debt could get some help, including lower interest rates and restrictions on collection agencies, from a series of bills the Senate passed Monday.

100 years ago today in Spokane: City boots radicals, prompting threats of another Free Speech Fight

After Spokane city officials ousted radical speakers from Turner Hall, one radical leader threatened to revive the Free Speech Fight.

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UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Spokane City Council votes to require baby changing stations in public city buildings

Baby changing stations will soon be available in bathrooms at City Hall, after the Spokane City Council approved a plan to install them later this year.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Service Center for low-income, homeless opens Tuesday

People on the brink of homelessness, struggling to re-enter society after incarceration or access basic health care now have a one-stop shop where they can quickly get services, without having …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

High number of layoffs at Rogers High School shows ongoing disparity among city’s schools

As if they needed another one, the students in Hillyard are getting a tough lesson in economics.

Paul Turner: Game of Thrones, Bloomsday and Hoopfest share similarities

Long before there were people who resented HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” there were those right here in River City who held a grudge against Bloomsday and Hoopfest.

Gonzaga economist: Economic issues associated with wealth distribution, immigration and trade policy pose problems

Income inequality, immigration and trade tariffs are key issues that should be addressed to improve the U.S. economy, Clarence Barnes, professor of economics and dean emeritus at Gonzaga University’s School …

Who ruled the world? In ancient Egypt, often times it was a woman.

If you had 10 seconds to name a queen of ancient Egypt, who would it be? Probably Cleopatra, who was famous for her alliances with Roman leaders Julius Caesar and …

San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

Thousands of tourists may soon have to pay as much as $10 to drive down a crooked street in San Francisco.

Omak woman dies in crash west of Grand Coulee

An 80-year-old Omak woman is dead following a car crash Monday afternoon on State Route 174 about 19 miles west of Grand Coulee.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

$60,000 awarded to Spokane’s brightest high school seniors

Twenty-four high school seniors took home awards from $1,000 to $4,000 in six categories.

UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Patriot Prayer, Three Percenters leaders to speak at WSU

Joey Gibson, who founded Patriot Prayer in Vancouver, Washington, and Matt Marshall, who leads the Washington Three Percenters, plan to speak on the Pullman campus from noon to 3 p.m., …

Racist propaganda targets diversity event at North Idaho College

Postcards and flyers espousing racist conspiracy theories were distributed at North Idaho College and at least one nearby neighborhood in Coeur d’Alene, with some materials targeting the college’s fourth annual …

Trump tweets he will give Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

A green jacket, a fat paycheck and a restored reputation aren’t the only rewards Tiger Woods will receive after winning his fifth Masters on Sunday, capping one of the greatest …

Mueller’s redacted Trump-Russia report now expected Thursday

The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation public by Thursday morning.

Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

NEW YORK – Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn …

UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Man stabs himself after standoff with police at downtown Spokane motel

A four-hour police standoff at a downtown Spokane motel ended Monday evening when the suspect emerged onto a second-floor balcony while repeatedly stabbing himself with a knife. SWAT officers fired …