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Work to begin on restaurant upgrade as part of River Hotel renovation

Work on the Onyx Kitchen in the River Hotel will begin soon, according to permits issued by the city.

Visual learning catching on in Spokane schools

In Marion Bageant’s classroom at Garfield Elementary School, first graders tackled the slippery subject of subtraction last week with a dirty pile of worms.

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Sheriff: Man admitted 2 slayings; gun used in 4

A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it, according …

WSU regents authorize up to $5.26 million to settle lawsuit over 2017 hard drive burglary

The class-action suit in King County Superior Court stemmed from an April 2017 burglary at an Olympia storage facility in which someone stole a hard drive containing sensitive information on …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Ballots arriving for Feb. 12 special Spokane election

Spokane County voters should soon be receiving ballots in their mailboxes for the Feb. 12 Special Election.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

YouTube is changing its algorithms to stop recommending conspiracies

SAN FRANCISCO – YouTube said Friday it is retooling its recommendation algorithm that suggests new videos to users in order to prevent promoting conspiracies and false information, reflecting a growing …

Roger Stone loves dogs. His indictment says he threatened to steal one.

Longtime President Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone was charged Friday with lying and witness tampering in connection with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump donates $100,000 from salary to alcoholism research

President Donald Trump has donated his salary from the third-quarter of 2018 to the federal agency that researches alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

Alaska Air earnings plunge without 2017’s tax-cut boost, but CEO declares a ‘turning point’

About 21,800 employees nationwide at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air were to share a total of $120 million in annual performance bonuses in their paychecks Friday, an average payout of …

AP Fact Check: Facebook’s murky data-sharing practices

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest attempt to explain Facebook’s data-sharing practices is notable for its omissions as well as what it plays up and plays down

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Local lawmakers see end to shutdown with Trump announcement, remain at odds on wall funding

While lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they hoped the deal would ease the suffering for the state’s thousands of federal workers, they do not see eye-to-eye on …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Idaho looks into loud cannon fire at governor’s inauguration

Idaho National Guard’s commanding officer says he will look into 19 startlingly loud ceremonial canon blasts that were part of Gov. Brad Little’s inauguration.

Faraway space snowman is pitted and has bright ‘collar’

The space snowman visited by NASA on New Year’s Day is pitted all over and has a bright “collar” between its two fused spheres.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

WSP investigates two fatal crashes south of Spokane on Friday

The Washington State Patrol responded to two fatal collisions Friday, including one that continues keep both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 195 closed near Spangle.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Homicide suspect declares she is innocent of killing her child’s grandmother

Appearing confused and agitated, homicide suspect Ashley Horning repeatedly referred to herself as Gypsy – rather than her legal first name – and told a judge directly that she didn’t …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Washington Attorney General sues LuLaRoe clothing seller as ‘pyramid scheme’

The Washington attorney general filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that clothing marketer LuLaRoe, and its business model which uses “fashion consultants,” is actually a pyramid scheme used to defraud those …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Dam with mine waste collapses in Brazil; 7 dead, 200 missing

A dam that held back mining waste collapsed Friday in Brazil, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge, killing at least seven people and leaving scores of others missing.

Washington measles outbreak prompts warning to Idaho doctors

Health officials in southwestern Idaho are warning medical care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles because of an outbreak in western Washington that has sickened at …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Japan court upholds sterilization to register gender change

Human rights and LGBT activists on Friday denounced a ruling by Japan’s Supreme Court upholding a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilized before they can have their …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Deep freeze grips Upper Midwest, more bitter cold to come

An arctic wave has wrapped parts of the Midwest in numbing cold, sending temperatures plunging and prompting officials to close schools in several states on Friday, but forecasters say the …

Officials: 30 measles cases in western Washington outbreak

Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of measles in western Washington has grown to 30, with nine more cases suspected.

No solution for Lewiston airport on the radar

Nez Perce County Commissioner Douglas Havens insisted Thursday that management of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority should be put out for bid.

Clallam Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in connection with triple homicide

Nearly a month after three people were found shot and killed east of Port Angeles, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the triple homicide that left …

Man reported missing in 2017 identified as body found in tree

A man whose body was found suspended in a tree at Fort Worden State Park on Jan. 13 has been identified as a man reported missing from Port Townsend over …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Lab hopes to test most backlogged rape kits by end of 2019

A recent report shows the Idaho State Police lab is putting a dent in the number of backlogged rape kits.

Fewer than half of 26,000 recalled IRS staff report to work

Fewer than half of 26,000 furloughed IRS employees who have been recalled to work during the government shutdown to handle tax returns and taxpayers’ questions have returned to their jobs …

Local group exploring Boise charter flights

Supporters of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport are conducting a survey to gauge demand for charter service between Lewiston and Boise.

The Latest: Congress set to act quickly to reopen government

Congress is expected to quickly pass legislation that would temporarily reopen the government after President Donald Trump announced a deal to end the record 35-day partial federal shutdown. Here’s a …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Trump’s retreat: Shutdown ends without wall money, for now

Submitting to mounting pressure amid growing disruption, President Donald Trump agreed to a deal Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give …