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UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids

U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought

Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

More Indonesians join cases against Boeing after CEO apology

More families of victims of the Lion Air crash in Indonesia are suing Boeing Co. after its chief executive apologized and said a software update for the MAX 8 jet …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

For some river towns, flood protection is simply too costly

The window of the Bee Naturals bath-and-body shop offers a view out of a Mark Twain novel: The sprawling Mississippi River at one of its widest points lapping against a …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Euroskeptic, populist parties form alliance in Europe

Euroskeptic populist parties formed a new and expanded right-wing alliance on Monday that aims to become the strongest faction in the European Parliament and seeks to radically transform European Union …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Secret Service director to leave Trump admin

U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles is expected to leave the Trump administration, said three administration officials, amid a shake-up in the upper echelon of the Department of Homeland …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

‘Smallville’ actress pleads guilty in sex-trafficking case

TV actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty Monday to charges she was involved in a scheme to turn women into sex slaves for the spiritual leader of a cult-like upstate New …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Nielsen out at Homeland Security as Trump focuses on border

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Pinterest sets conservative pricing after Lyft drop

Pinterest, among the gaggle of tech companies hoping to go public this year, set a conservative price range Monday for its initial public offering. It hopes to raise as much …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

17-foot, 140-pound python captured in Florida park

Researchers last week captured and killed the largest Burmese python to be removed from Big Cypress National Preserve in the Florida Everglades, according to wildlife officials.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

U.S. declares Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a ‘terrorist organization’

The United States on Monday designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization” in a move to increase pressure on the country that could also have significant military, diplomatic and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Future Spokane middle schools: More glass, light, academic ‘neighborhoods’ envisioned

Spokane Public Schools officials have met with an architecture firm to continue the hard work of designing six new middle school buildings by 2024 that are geared toward learning for …


Then and Now: Great Northern Railroad

The first Great Northern train rolled into Spokane in May 1892, starting a long association between the company and the city. James Jerome Hill, one of the great rail tycoons …


Spokane astronaut Anne McClain tackling battery, cable work in Monday spacewalk

Spacewalking astronauts are tackling battery and cable work outside the International Space Station. It’s the third spacewalk in just 2


Cold February puts Washington wheat farmers a month behind

During most years, many area farmers put in their spring wheat crop about the same time area high schools begin chasing championship dreams at the State B tournament. However, the …


100 Years Ago in Spokane: Bolshevist ties, labor council vote all in a day’s paper

Two stories in The Spokane Daily Chronicle address bolshevist plots and labor relations in Spokane.


Faith and Values: Smudges, sneers and small gods

Traditionalist Methodist views about LGBTQ continue a painful division in the church, as well as personal disappointment and anger. However, gods can be small on both sides.


Getting There: Congestion pricing isn’t coming to Spokane, but these roads aren’t free and never were

A wake-up call is coming to Manhattan motorists in the form of “congestion pricing.” Will this be Spokane’s future someday or just a dose of needed reality about the hodgepodge …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019

Larry Kudlow calls criticisms of Stephen Moore and Herman Cain ‘unfair’

Criticism of President Trump’s nominees for the Federal Reserve Board, Stephen Moore and Herman Cain, for being insufficiently qualified or too partisan for the independent central bank is “unfair,” said …


Mulvaney says Democrats will ‘never’ see Trump’s tax returns

President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff said Sunday that Democrats will “never” see the president’s tax returns, abandoning Trump’s long-held position that he would someday release the documents for …


Senate GOP game plan means more Trump nominees, fewer bills

Mitch McConnell says the Senate will be in the “personnel business” this year, but the majority leader’s focus on confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees is coming at the expense of …


Walmart’s traditional victims become its allies in India

Walmart is making friends in India with the kind of competitors that it spent decades putting out of business in the U.S.: mom-and-pop stores. These unlikely allies are part of …


China quitting canola has Canadian farmers sweating

After getting China hooked on canola, Canadian growers of the oilseed are reeling from the Asian giant’s decision to cut imports. They’re standing pat, though, on their production plans.


U.S. to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

The Trump administration is preparing to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a “foreign terrorist organization” – an unprecedented move that could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy in …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019

Man’s body found in backyard of Spokane County home

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man, after deputies found his body in the backyard of an eastern Spokane County home.


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen leaving administration amid surge of migrants

President Donald Trump announced Sunday that Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned as secretary of homeland security.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Collective bargaining transparency, income tax ban sought by pro-business group at Spokane City Council

The Spokane City Council on Monday will hear two initiatives submitted by Better Spokane, a fiscally conservative group that supports business-friendly political candidates. One would prevent the city from enacting …


Waste not, want not: Compost turns waste into garden gold

Coeur d’Alene’s wastewater treatment plant is creating Coeur d’Green, a gardening compost that’s “the best product in the country” from human waste.


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019

Seattle musician, Spokane native Shawn Smith dies

Gifted singer-songwriter Shawn Smith, born in Spokane, has died.


Officials say fewer cars than forecast using Seattle tunnel

Washington highway officials say the Seattle tunnel is carrying 5,300 cars during peak traffic hours, fewer than had been forecast.