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UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

‘They gotta stop killing us’: Hundreds participate in Spokane’s Vehicle Procession for Black Lives

Over 200 cars flashing hazard lights and decorated in signs participated in Spokane’s Vehicle Procession for Black Lives, a socially distanced event hosted by the Peace and Justice Action League …


UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Garageland gives Black artists a unique canvas

Garageland put boards on their windows to protect their business, and now they’re encouraging the community to create art on them.


As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence

President Donald Trump has characterized protesters who are clashing with law enforcement in the wake of George Floyd’s death as radical-left thugs engaging in domestic terrorism.


Some community college students ineligible for federal COVID-19 relief

Many students in community colleges received federal coronavirus assistance, but many students were left out.


100 years ago in Spokane: Long odds don’t deter enthusiam for local senator’s presidential bid

The Spokesman-Review simply could not abandon the dream of a Republican presidential nominee from Spokane, despite the undeniable fact that Sen. Miles Poindexter was far from the favorite at the …


More active-duty troops leaving D.C., others remain on alert

U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and other officials say nearly 500 more of the active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capitol …


After 30 years, wrongfully convicted death row inmate freed

A death row inmate who spent nearly three decades behind bars for the killing of a 4-year-old girl in Philadelphia has walked free


White House forces reporters to ditch social distancing

The White House abandoned social distancing for reporters attending President Donald Trump’s Rose Garden event Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Seattle mayor bans 1 type of tear gas amid protests

The Seattle mayor has banned the police use of one type of tear gas as protests continue in the city and nationally over the killing of George Floyd


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Some downtown Spokane businesses take extra precautions ahead of Sunday protest

Downtown businesses take precautions ahead of Sunday protests.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Peru is running out of oxygen for COVID-19 patients

One of the world’s most abundant elements is in increasingly short supply in Peru, a center of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Mayor wants officers fired over death, State to review probe

The mayor of Tacoma, Washington, has told the city manager to fire four police officers following the death of a man after police restrained him in March


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

‘We can’t breathe’ projected on Spokane County Courthouse

A small team of activists used a projector to shine “We can’t breathe” on the tower of the Spokane County Courthouse this week in the aftermath of large peaceful protests …


Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens

Protesters stirred by the death of George Floyd are vowing to turn an extraordinary outpouring of grief into a sustained movement as demonstrations shift to a calmer, but no less …


U.S. moves forward with plan to end wild bird protections

The Trump administration is moving forward with plans to scale back a century-old law protecting most American wild birds despite warnings that billions of birds could die


Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a …


UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Spokane family harassed, then trapped in forest campsite in Western Washington, sheriff’s office says

A Spokane family’s camping trip in Western Washington became a nightmarish experience when armed locals accused them of being leftwing extremists.


J.C. Penney files list of 154 stores it wants to close, including 7 in Texas

J.C. Penney said Thursday that it will start closing 154 of its stores next week in what it is calling the first phase of its efforts to shrink its footprint.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Spokane County health officer allows playgrounds to reopen

Playgrounds and jungle gyms in public parks reopened Friday after Spokane County Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Lutz rescinded his order closing the play structures to prevent the spread of …


Twitter disables Trump campaign’s George Floyd video tribute

Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the U.S. …


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

US consumers shunned borrowing in April as economy shut down

U.S. consumer borrowing plunged in April as households fretted about the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and cut back on their use of credit.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Reddit co-founder leaves board, urges black replacement

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced his resignation from the board of the social media site and urged the board to replace him with a black candidate.


Former site of Vien Dong Vietnamese Restaurant on East Sprague undergoing renovations

The building that formerly housed Vien Dong Vietnamese Restaurant is undergoing renovations into a mixed-use space.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Autozone remodeling space for new store in Argonne Village Shopping Center

Autozone is opening in the Argonne Village in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Idaho offers $1,500 to unemployed if they to return to work

Idahoans out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible for up to $1,500 in cash when they rejoin the workforce as part of an effort by Gov. …


UPDATED: Sun., June 7, 2020

New restaurant, animal adoption facility planned for former Blackbird Tavern & Kitchen space

Nectar Wine and Beer owner Josh Wade is embarking on a new project in the building that was formerly home to The Blackbird Tavern & Kitchen.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Spokane school board to discuss racial equity measures in virtual Saturday morning forum

Hoping to back its words with a promise of action, the Spokane Public Schools board of directors will hold a special meeting Saturday morning to address racial equity issues in …


French forces kill al-Qaida’s North African commander

French forces have killed Abdelmalek Droukdel, the leader of al-Qaida’s North Africa affiliate, the France’s defense minister announced late Friday, in what would be a major victory for France after …


Germany investigating McCann suspect in another case

German prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether a 43-year-old who has emerged as a possible suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal may have been …


Lauding ‘force’ to restore order, Sen. Cotton raises profile

Freshman Sen. Tom Cotton has risen to the ranks of potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders by making all the right enemies. By lining up behind President Donald Trump’s law-and-order recipe …