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Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

Turkey’s central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic policies …


Bank official recalls red flags on Manafort loan application

A bank executive said he found several red flags with Paul Manafort’s finances while the former Trump campaign chairman was being considered for $16.5 million in bank loans.


Six years later: Life returns to BLM ground burned by 2012 Cave Canyon Fire

Six years later, Cave Canyon is now showing proof of successful rehabilitation efforts.


Scientists attempt to feed chinook to ailing orca – but did she eat?

Feeding hatchery fish to a wild, starving orca in an unprecedented move by federal scientists to save her life.


Bayer stock plunges days after jury awards $289 million to man with terminal cancer

Bayer’s stock slumped about 10 percent in midday trading Monday, three days after a California jury awarded $289 million to a former groundskeeper who said the popular weedkiller Roundup gave …


Minidoka schools lose free breakfast for all students, federal changes also impact other districts

Many Magic Valley students will no longer receive free breakfast at school this year after the Federal School Lunch Program changed its eligibility formula.


Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown …


Drag show thrives in Washington’s timber country, but it’s not all sequins and rainbows

Despite some opposition, drag shows have helped draw support for the region’s LGBTQIA community.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Google tracks location data even when users turn service off, report finds

Google’s smartphone services store users’ locations even when privacy settings are adjusted to shut these features off, according to a new report by the Associated Press.


Probe says treatment of Latino teens not abuse

A state review into the treatment of immigrant teens held at a Virginia detention center confirms the facility uses restraint techniques that can include strapping children to chairs and placing …


Friends, family rally for Lewiston ‘superhero’

Zack Moore has always been a fan of Superman, and now he’s relying on others’ superhuman capacity for giving to help him and his family overcome a devastating injury.


Tensions swell over school salaries in Yakima Valley

Now that a nearly $1 billion court-approved funding package is being distributed to school districts in the Yakima Valley and the rest of the state, disputes are breaking out over …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 2:11 p.m.

Warren Buffett’s investing continues to evolve even at 87

Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn’t changed …


White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand …


‘Probable cause’ doesn’t apply to boaters: Safety checks help prevent boating deaths

No matter how straight people steer their boats, they still might be pulled over by law enforcement officers on the water for safety checks.


Days after devastating $20 million fire, Fruit Packers Supply to reopen

The Yakima Fire Department finished mopping up hot spots at Fruit Packers Supply Inc. on Sunday, where the day before a fast-moving fire destroyed two steel buildings, a pair of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Musk says he’s talking with Saudi fund to take Tesla private

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund would be the main source of money for Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s grand plan to take the company private, but the deal isn’t done yet, …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday.


Jordan edges closer to Little, poll shows

A survey released recently shows that Medicaid expansion is likely blazing a trail for gubernatorial hopeful Paulette Jordan.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Sea-Tac Airport’s security challenge: 13,600 people have access to aircraft

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has added temporary security measures in cargo areas and inside airport terminals after a rogue ground-service agent took off Friday in a Q400 turboprop plane and


VF, following millions of consumers, will shed its denim

The clothing company that makes Wrangler and Lee jeans is breaking off its denim division to focus on its fast-growing outdoor and active wear business.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Taliban offensive exposes fragile U.S. hopes for Afghan peace

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That’s raising …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Police searching for car with Idaho plates that struck pedestrian in Spokane

Spokane police are searching for a car that struck a pedestrian Sunday afternoon on the lower South Hill.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Air quality ‘unhealthy’ in Spokane, North Idaho, Northeastern Washington

Wildfire smoke that has blanketed Northeastern Washington and North Idaho, creating unhealthy breathing conditions, is expected to linger through much of the week, experts said.


Boxing gym gives Daybreak teens a safe space to fight back

Life has already delivered a few body blows to the teenage girls living at Daybreak Youth Services.


Then and Now: Baxter General Hospital

As World War II began in earnest, the wounded returning from war overwhelmed the military hospital system and new hospitals were planned. In 1942, city of Spokane donated 160 acres …


Paul Turner: What tales apartment walls may tell

It has been suggested to me a time or two over the years that this newspaper seldom acknowledges the existence of apartment dwellers.


100 year ago: Famous beauty recommends ‘milk cure’ for losing weight

The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran an article by Lina Cavalieri, “the most famous living beauty,” on “How to Reduce Surplus Fat.” She said that the “common method of reduction, and …


Reversing three-year trend, discipline rises in Spokane Public Schools

African-Americans, special education students and other groups in Spokane Public Schools are facing much higher rates of discipline than their peers, the district board was told last week.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

Getting There: Driverless technology is closer than you might think

Driverless technology is already here. The first sector to really use it is the shipping industry, with its American fleet of two million tractor-trailers.