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EWU restructuring programs, cutting positions to fix $3.6 million shortfall

Facing a projected $3.6 million budget shortfall, Eastern Washington University is working to cut costs by restructuring colleges and academic departments – a process that will affect jobs. EWU President …


100 Years Ago in Spokane: Hutton Settlement’s construction underway

Construction gets underway of the Hutton Settlement for orphaned children. In other news, teachers get a raise of $1.50 per year.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Getting There: Airway Heights officials hope roundabout on eastern edge will help recreate a downtown

Roundabout, median projects on U.S. 2 aim to restore Airway Heights’ small-town feel and its pre-highway days.


Then and Now: The Lang Building

The Lang Building was erected on Washington Street in 1891. Most of the downtown buildings in that era were built for ground floor retail space, with a hotel or residence …


Faith and Values: There’s room for everyone in religion

Every once in awhile I’m asked by a church to fill the pulpit. This month Origin Church, which is gifting its property to SpokaneFāVS, asked me to preach about religious …


Virginia’s Northam cancels fundraiser appearance as protesters gather

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who has faced calls to resign since he admitted to wearing blackface during a dance contest in the 1980s, dropped out of a planned appearance Sunday …


Pope Francis ushers in Holy Week

Pope Francis has warned against being judgmental and too full of oneself in his Palm Sunday homily.


Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

A new study shows that a drug used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes also can help prevent or slow kidney disease.


NRA has history of promoting gun rights outside U.S.

NRA meeting with Australians is just one of many times its sought to influence the gun debate outside the United States.


Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster – a …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Former Seahawks star Curt Warner and wife share story of family’s love, and resilience raising autistic sons

Former Seahawks player Curt Warner and his wife Ana shared the story of their family’s love, faith and resilence while raising a family of four children, two of which are …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019

Missing man’s body found in Ferry County

The Ferry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man who went missing near Republic last week.


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019

American Airlines cancels Max flights through mid-August

American Airlines announced Sunday that it was canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The announcement made American the second …


Storms sweep across the South, killing 6 and injuring dozens

Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least six people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019

Tiger Woods makes Masters 15th and most improbable major

Tiger Woods took his fifth Masters title, his first since the 2008 U.S. Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Cowlitz County deputy killed in line of duty was WSU graduate

Officials have identified a deputy who was fatally shot near Kalama late Saturday as Justin DeRosier. He was shot while responding to a report of a disabled vehicle.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Stem cell therapy clinics are big business in Spokane area, but are desperate patients being sold snake oil?

Stem Cell Centers CEO Travis Autor insists that his stem cell therapy works and claims to have treated between 8,000 and 10,000 patients in clinics like the one in Coeur …


The Dirt: Third Avenue McDonald’s set for renovation

The McDonald’s on Third Avenue in downtown Spokane is planning a major renovation, according to permits issued by the city.


100 years ago in Spokane: Man accuses Reverend of kissing wife, punches him when snubbed apology

Sunday services had just concluded at the Deep Creek United Brethren Church when G. Van Donge walked up and confronted the Rev. Charles Cunningham.


Tribes, conservation groups cry foul after Trump administration signals rollback of Spokane River quality standards

The request for public comment on a plan to revisit allowable pollution levels in Washington’s waterways did not include notification to the state’s Department of Ecology or native tribes. The …


Arizona man says he’s trapped in Coeur d’Alene fighting an illegal search that landed him in prison for marijuana trafficking

Wylie Hunter was stopped with a drug smuggling partner outside of Coeur d’Alene with 75 pounds of marijuana in his trunk. Now out on parole, Hunter is bringing a legal …


Paul Turner: Seniors aren’t simpletons, but that doesn’t mean they can’t use a little phone help

If you have elderly friends or relatives who live alone, it might be time to have the talk. No, not about giving up the car keys. This one is about …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Shawn Vestal: The ‘Not Nadines’ have a point about lack of coverage of their Spokane mayoral campaigns

When Nadine Woodward announced she was running for mayor, local media covered it as a capital-B capital-D Big Deal. When most other candidates announced, not so much.


Washington Legislature into the final push to decide money for schools as pressure mounts

Legislature facing pressure over school funding as it moves toward a deal on the 2019-21 general operating budget.


Motley Fool: Building profitable model

The Home Depot’s stock isn’t a screaming bargain, but it’s likely to reward patient investors over the long run.


Amazon in Seattle: An economic godsend or tech-giant pain

On an upper floor of Amazon’s Day 1 tower, foosball tables and beanbag games dot the shared spaces filled with mostly young employees and, occasionally, their dogs. Looking through tinted …


Wake Up Call to expand into Idaho market with Coeur d’Alene coffee shop

Spokane-based Wake Up Call is expanding into the Idaho market with a new coffee shop in Coeur d’Alene.


Business Beat

Banking Numerica Credit Union has hired Kristi Cossette as a senior external loan officer in their Home Loan Center in Spokane Valley. Cossette previously was a loan officer at HomeStreet …


Tom Kelly: No tax deduction for paying Mom’s mortgage?

Have you moved into your mother’s home, paid her monthly mortgage yet have been unable to take a mortgage interest deduction on your federal tax return because you are not …


BBB Tip of the Week: April is the Month of the Military Child

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific salutes our military and their families with tips for maintaining your child’s online privacy and avoiding overexposing your family’s information.