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Skagit Regional Health to offer robotic-assisted surgery

Using two tiny mechanical claws, community members tested out Skagit Regional Health’s new robotic surgery system by unwrapping Starburst candies and moving around mini-rubber rings.


Afghan president calls for Eid cease-fire, Taliban to reply

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Wildfire moves closer to Glacier National Park’s scenic road

A wildfire in Montana’s Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, considering 2020 White House bid, now says he supports assault weapons ban

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Sunday that he supports an assault weapons ban, in a signal that the moderate Democrat is seeking to appeal to progressives as he tests the …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Quick response saves burning house from ruin; one firefighter injured

An early morning house fire displaced a family and damaged a house Sunday at 808 E. Bridgeport Ave.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Chick-fil-A is not coming to Gonzaga

Gonzaga University will not open a Chick-fil-A on its campus, contrary to an incorrect notification on the company’s website, according to a Gonzaga spokesperson.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 13

Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least three people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from a temblor …


‘Dream or reality?’ Koreans to meet after decades apart

Lee Soo-nam was 8 the last time he saw his older brother. Sixty-eight years ago this month the boy watched, bewildered, as his 18-year-old brother left their home in Seoul …


U.S. says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 2:17 p.m.

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam’s faithful face five times …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Spokane air quality reaches ‘hazardous’ range

Air quality in Spokane has tipped into the “hazardous” range, and regional air quality monitors caution anyone, regardless of health, from exerting themselves out of doors.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

Science says: ‘The warmer it is, the more fire we see’

The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

Man shot, killed by police following Spokane Valley confrontation

A man was shot and killed by law enforcement Sunday after officials say he pointed a handgun at deputies.


Catholics consider withholding donations amid scandals

Across the U.S., Catholics once faithful with their financial support to their churches are searching for ways to respond to the constant sex-abuse scandals that have tarnished the institution in …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10 p.m.

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year – they are winning.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isn’t a “RAT” like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russia …


Spokane’s increasingly worst-kept secret: It’s a great place to live and work

Millennials are moving to Spokane for its affordability, vibrant social scene and and welcoming business climate.


‘We love you, Lindsey’: Family, friends remember McCleary girl who disappeared in 2009

Tables in the church foyer were lined with photos of Lindsey Baum, from when she was a baby up to age 10. There she was in a cowboy hat, in …


Lost Summer: Wildfires make August campfires an endangered species

The month of August in the great Northwest once meant campfires, visits to deep lakes that had finally warmed enough for all-day fun, and last-chance vacations before school ended outdoor …


Safeguarding utility workers: UI grads create device to reduce electrocution deaths

Tim Ledford, Brandon Bledsoe and John Thompson developed a


Tickets to candidate forum with Brown, McMorris Rodgers available on Monday

Free tickets for the first televised candidate forum featuring the candidates vying to represent Eastern Washington in Congress will be given away on Monday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4 p.m.

Open Spokane County assessor seat draws two Republican candidates

Two Republican candidates are vying to become the newest Spokane County assessor following current assessor Vicki Horton’s retirement announcement earlier this year.


Shawn Vestal: The Six-Figure Club threatens to weigh down Spokane City Hall

Six-figure salaries could mean sustainability problems for the city’s budget. Numbers crunchers have talked for years about the consequences of possible “structural gap” between salaries and revenues. That pressure has …


Week Ahead

Conventions Goodguys Great NW Nationals - Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, Sunday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 10,000 attendees.


Motley Fool: A mouse for your house

Walt Disney’s future looks as strong as ever, and its stock seems undervalued today.


Spin Control: Primary turnout strong in Eastern Washington

Does better voter turnout depend on postage-paid ballots, or competitive races?


BBB Tip of the Week: Protect yourself when heading back to school

Parents want their dollars go the furthest when purchasing items for children going back to grade school. For parents who have kids going to college, it’s essential to take time …


100 years ago in Spokane: Editorial crows over Wobblies’ courtroom defeat

The Spokane Daily Chronicle’s editorial page celebrated what it considered a historic win: a courtroom victory in Chicago against the Wobblies.


Can you afford to help your kid start a business?

These household-name businesses were launched thanks to investments by the founders’ parents. But parents also have sunk plenty of money into their offsprings’ doomed enterprises, sometimes endangering their retirements and …


Eye on Boise: Heart-warming ad misleads in initiative campaign

A new campaign commercial airing statewide urges Idaho voters to back Proposition 1 on the November ballot. But the commercial never says what the ballot measure would do: Reauthorize betting …