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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

Ye Olde Hock Shoppe aims to break the pawn shop mold

Ye Olde Hock Shoppe has only been open since mid-July, but it already has solidified its identity as not the average pawn shop.

Shawn Vestal: Will smoke wake us up to climate change?

While some politicians are trying very hard right now to remain blind to the role of climate change in wildfires, the fact that global warming is driving the growth of …

Paul Turner: Don’t fret, a righteous wind’s gonna blow our troubles away

Eventually the Inland Northwest’s air will clear and the siege of smoke will be over. Really and truly over. Until the next time.

100 years ago today in Spokane: Soldier ‘doing well’ after German bullet to the chest

Corporal Forest Glen Price of Spokane was shot in the chest by a German bullet, yet a kind nurse in France wrote to his parents and assured them that he …

MAC making changes after audit finds museum accounting problems

State auditor finds some accounting problems at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, but improvement over a 2016 examination.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

State Rep. Matt Shea calls journalists ‘dirty, godless, hateful.’ GOP leader says he remains qualified for task force.

Rep. Matt Shea will push for more openness in legislative records despite his criticism of the news media, House GOP leader says.

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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

Spokane City Council adopts law calling for 2030 adoption of exclusively renewable electricity

A packed chambers of the Spokane City Council urged the panel to approve the law Monday night, beneath a smoky sky and a blood-red sun. Lawmakers did just that, after …

Confederate statue on UNC campus toppled by protesters

A Confederate statue in the heart of North Carolina’s flagship university was toppled Monday night during a rally by hundreds of protesters who decried the memorial known as “Silent Sam” …

Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa

Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing with a trip through several African countries in October.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers schedules town hall Thursday in downtown Spokane

Tickets for the event at the Spokane Convention Center have sold out, but the congresswoman’s office said room may still be available.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

Bike-share initiative set to splash some green across Spokane

The pilot project will be done exclusively with Lime, a Silicon Valley-based bicycle and scooter sharing company. Some of the bikes and all of the scooters will be electric, giving …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Man strikes two deputies’ cars during chase in Spokane Valley, sheriff’s office says

A 26-year-old man led deputies on a car chase, going the wrong direction on Interstate 90 and crashing into two patrol cars, before fighting with the deputies on a steep …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Apple planning a new low-cost MacBook, pro-focused Mac mini

Apple will release a new low-cost laptop and a professional-focused upgrade to the Mac mini desktop later this year, ending a drought of Mac computers that has limited sales of …

Born out of the financial crisis, bull market nears record

If stocks don’t drop significantly by the close of trading Wednesday, the bull market that began in March 2009 will have lasted nine years, five months and 13 days, a …

Man pleads guilty in Renton martial arts studio child rape case

Authorities say a man has pleaded guilty to child rape in connection with a student at his martial arts studio in suburban Seattle.

Trump escalates attacks on the Federal Reserve

President Donald Trump on Monday criticized Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for raising interest rates, breaking with recent presidents’ practice of not commenting on the Fed’s handling of the economy.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify ‘unknowns’ dies

A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack has died. He was 97.

Idaho panel: Implement fines for campaign finance violations

Idaho candidates who don’t file campaign disclosure reports on time should face steeper penalties and the state should take a more active role in enforcing those fines, a group of …

Brett Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for then-President Bill Clinton

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president’s sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Rudy Giuliani clarifies his ‘truth isn’t truth’ puzzler

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney says he wasn’t trying to make an existential point about the meaning of veracity when he declared “truth isn’t truth.”

In the city that claims him, Ben Carson falls from grace

Ben Carson’s story of climbing out of poverty to become a world-renowned surgeon was once ubiquitous in Baltimore, where Carson made his name. But his role in the Trump administration …

Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated families

The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart during the turmoil …

Sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing …

Flash flood hits hikers in gorge in southern Italy; 8 dead

Heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers Monday in the southern region of Calabria, killing at least eight, Italy’s civil protection agency said. At least another five were missing

Trump to celebrate ‘heroes’ of ICE as political debate over federal agency intensifies ahead of midterms

President Donald Trump on Monday will offer public praise of federal immigration officers and tout them as “heroes” at a White House event aimed at drawing a sharp contrast with …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 1:27 p.m.

Michigan’s health director to stand trial on manslaughter charges for role in Flint water crisis

DETROIT – A judge on Monday ordered Michigan’s state health director to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of two men linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ …

A.J. Balukoff endorses Paulette Jordan for Idaho governor

A.J. Balukoff, the longtime Boise school board member and businessman who lost the Idaho Democratic primary for governor this year to Paulette Jordan, has issued a formal endorsement of Jordan …