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Samsung folding phone to launch after screen problem delay

Samsung’s highly anticipated folding phone will go on sale Friday, after the original launch date was delayed by months because of embarrassing problems with the screen.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

GM hires Google to make infotainment system more like phones

General Motors is hiring Google to run key parts of its dashboard infotainment system, admitting that the tech firm can do a better job.

States, politicians back gun-maker in Sandy Hook appeal

Ten conservative states and nearly two dozen Republican members of Congress are supporting gun-maker Remington Arms as it fights a Connecticut court ruling on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

U.S., Chinese envoys to meet in October for tariff war talks

U.S. and Chinese envoys will meet in early October for more talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth.

U.S. stocks jump on planned resumption of US-China trade talks

Stocks moved broadly higher as investors cheered plans for the U.S. and China to resume trade negotiations in October.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

Spokane police looking for man who reportedly pointed gun at Browne’s Addition residents

Spokane police received a report of a man who pointed a gun at someone in the 2100 block of West Pacific Avenue just after 1 a.m., according to a news …

Rare, two-headed rattlesnake found in New Jersey forest

A newborn two-headed timber rattlesnake has been found in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?

Facebook Dating, a matchmaking service the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries, will arrive in the U.S. on Thursday. But after years of privacy missteps by …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Dorian grazes Carolina coast, aims for Outer Banks

Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least …

Big days, small class sizes expected to boost kindergarten learning

First day of kindergarten arrives with high expectations in Spokane schools.

Widow sues Moody Bible Institute over deadly plane crash near Deer Park

A woman is suing the Moody Bible Institute over a plane crash that killed her husband and two other men, alleging the Chicago-based evangelical college failed to maintain the aircraft …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Fowler United Methodist Church embraces African refugee congregation

When Sue Robinson, lay minister at Fowler United Methodist Church, prayed for God to send children to their Sunday school; she said she couldn’t have possibly predicted how her prayer …

Class on dehydrating foods scheduled at South Hill Library

The Friends of Manito will present a class on dehydrating foods at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21, at the South Hill Library, located at 3324 S. Perry. The class will be …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 1:07 p.m.

Remaining recruits from Spokane Police Academy class of ‘94 honored

Not all 31 recruits who entered the Spokane Police Academy just after Labor Day in 1994 are still on the force, but 11 of them are still going strong 25 …

Education notebook: Medical Lake High installs new safety fence

Medical Lake High School recently announced on its website the construction of a new fence on their campus. The fence is intended to increase safety for student travel between two …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Stepping up so others may saddle up: Student volunteers make Relational Riding Academy camp successful

The young riders weren’t exactly off to the races at Relational Riding Academy in Cheney on a recent Friday morning, but for kids who’d never been on horse, a quick …

Groundbreaking launches construction of Ridgeline High School in Liberty Lake

Cars filled an empty field in Liberty Lake last week as the community turned out in droves for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ridgeline High School.

100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane prepares for President Wilson’s visit; bunco men nabbed

President Woodrow Wilson was coming to visit Spokane in a week, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported, and Spokane had appointed a Committee of 500 to welcome him.

Gardening: Transplant learns to blend into surroundings

Building gardens is always an adventure.

Feature creature: SCRAPS volunteers rate Riker as ‘gentle, sweet and adventurous’

Riker is a very happy, fun-loving dog, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in a news release.

Liberty Lake’s Trailhead Golf Course gets upgrades; offers scooters as alternative to golf carts

The city-owned Trailhead Golf Course in Liberty Lake has been making improvements to entice golfers to it’s nine-hole course and the latest of those efforts is the acquisition of four …

YWCA Spokane announces Women of Achievement honorees

YWCA Spokane recently announced the 10 women to be honored at the 2019 Women of Achievement luncheon set for Friday, Oct. 11, at the Spokane Convention Center.

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Spokane County Marriage licenses

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Texas inmate executed for killing 2 women in 2003

A 64-year-old Texas death row inmate has been executed for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago in their Fort Worth home

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 11 p.m.

Liberty state proponents push plan to secede from Washington at Moses Lake press conference

Proponents of a plan to split Washington into two states held their first news conference Tuesday evening in Moses Lake – an attempt, they said, to clear up misconceptions about …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Dorian, back to a Category 3 hurricane, creeps up U.S. coast

A force still to be reckoned with: Hurricane Dorian begins sideswiping Southeast U.S. seaboard, threatening to swamp low-lying coastal regions

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Despite weather issues, Yakima Valley hop harvest yields expected to approach 2018 levels

Overall, regional hop growers are expecting a solid harvest.

Justin Bieber opens up about his steep fall from grace

Justin Bieber is opening up about a string of “bad decisions” that led him to go from being a beloved teen performer to “the most ridiculed, judged and hated person …

Scarlett Johansson stands by Woody Allen: ‘I believe him’

Scarlett Johansson says she’s standing by Woody Allen because, ‘I believe him.’

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 9:39 a.m.

Spokane drive-by shooting suspect arrested in Oregon

U.S. Marshals arrested a suspect Wednesday in Saint Helens, Oregon, in connection with a drive-by shooting in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood on Aug. 20.