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July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.


Mali’s president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percent

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a second five-year term in the turbulent West African nation with more than 67 percent of the vote in a runoff election, the Ministry …


Moscow child struggling with deadly illness can now enjoy new playground courtesy of Make-A-Wish

Moscow child Casen Hawkins, who is struggling with deadly genetic disorder, can now enjoy new playground in his yard courtesy of Make-A-Wish.


Lawsuit claims Yakima City Council broke transparency rules

An Olympia man who describes himself as an open-government activist is suing the city of Yakima for an alleged violation of the state’s Open Public Meetings Act.


Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

U.S. newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

Newspapers across the country, including The Spokesman-Review, pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and …


Gov. Otter appoints Grow to fill vacant Idaho Senate seat

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced that Eagle resident and small business owner C. Scott Grow has been appointed to fill the term of former District 14 State Sen. Marv Hagedorn.


Logging in Upper Skagit River watershed put on hold as Seattle has ‘grave concern’

Conservationists fear recent logging at the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River, the premier salmon producer of Puget Sound, will open the door to mining down the road.


Penney posts bigger-than-expected loss, cuts outlook

J.C. Penney reported a bigger-than-expected loss in its fiscal second quarter as a key sales metric fell well short of Wall Street’s view. The department store operator also cut its …


Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam’s murder

Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a “well-planned …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Police: alcohol a factor in crash that killed 3 in Pend Oreille County; passenger denies substance use

The Washington State Patrol says that alcohol or drugs played a role in a crash in Pend Oreille County on Wednesday that killed three people, though in an interview with …


SCRAPS joins statewide test pilot group to increase ‘live release’ rates

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service has joined a new coalition of animal rescue organizations in Washington state committed to working toward the live release of at least 90 …


Valley entities hire lobbyist to promote Henry Road overpass

The city of Liberty Lake, the Central Valley School District and the Spokane Valley Fire Department have banded together to hire a state lobbyist with one goal in mind – …


Catholic Charities Spokane teams up with local chefs, breweries for fundraiser ‘Dig In’

Catholic Charities Spokane is known for its work helping the homeless, but is less known for its work on food programs. The organization is planning a new fundraiser to serve …


Feature creature: Rowdy’s journey leads him to SCRAPS

Rowdy was picked up by the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.


Valley fire commissioner steps down after 20 years of service

The Spokane Valley Fire Department has bid farewell to a respected leader. Joe Dawson stepped down in May after 20 years as fire commissioner.


Front Porch: Work is more than husband’s livelihood, it’s his life

As I write these words, it’s 9 a.m. on one of those about-to-be broiling hot days of summer. My husband has been out of the house since 8 a.m., and …


Bringing on the brass

Tuba time: Central Valley High School marching band freshman Zane Bresko plays the contra tuba on the first day of practice Monday. The band was inside the school’s field house …


Weathercatch: Our two days of scorching heat, explained

For two taxing days last week, our region withered under record-breaking temperatures.


Love story: Sailor’s snapshot marks beginning of enduring romance

It was 1967. He was a sailor stationed in Lemoore, California.


Fueled by a family gift, Ellen Hawley Memorial Scholarship established at Freeman High

After longtime volunteer Ellen Hawley died on June 13, her family established a memorial scholarship to help students at Freeman.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Engine dead 500 feet above treeline, veteran Fire Boss pilot survives forced landing

First came a loud bang Tuesday and the aircraft’s single engine was dead. The fire boss pilot had 500 feet of elevation and 15 seconds to figure out a place …


Millennium water quality permit denial upheld

In another setback to the proposed Longview coal project, a state board Wednesday upheld the denial of a key water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project.


Protesters decry Border Patrol activity at Spokane Intermodal Center

More than 100 people gathered outside the Spokane Intermodal Center on Wednesday afternoon to protest the arrests of undocumented immigrants at the downtown transportation hub, and to call on local …


As smoke blankets Northwest, National Weather Service says Washington air quality worst in the country

The air quality in Spokane and across the Northwest teetered between unhealthy and moderate most of Wednesday as smoke from local and Canadian wildfires blanketed the region.


Paul Turner: What if, Spokane?

I’m sure you noticed the entertaining series of stories The Spokesman-Review sports section presented this summer in which several “What if?” scenarios were explored.


Man charged with manslaughter after cellmate dies in Spokane County Jail

A man being held in the Spokane County Jail for failing to register as a sex offender now faces a second-degree manslaughter charge in connection with the death of his …


100 years ago in Spokane: Reports from Seattle tell of skyrocketing cost of living

Spokane people who went to Seattle to work in war industries reported that the cost of living was so high that it was barely worth it.


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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Turkey braces for hard times amid currency crisis, U.S. spat

Some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating trade and political dispute with the United States – an indication that they are ready to endure …