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Construction of Avista parking garage to begin

Avista will begin construction of a five-story parking garage with 500 stalls near its Mission Avenue headquarters, according to city permit data.


Jim Frank to be honored as Spokane Valley citizen of the year

Jim Frank of Greenstone Corp. will be honored as Citizen of the Year at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce’s gala Friday.


Propelled by hard work, Spokane high school graduation rates continue to trend upward

So what’s driving the higher graduation rates in Spokane high schools?


100 years ago in Spokane: AAA seeks to debunk ‘desert stunt’ of western travel

A Western AAA official debunked the notion, prevalent among drivers in the East and Midwest, that driving through the West was lonely and perilous.


Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Bridal Festival - The Bridal Festival, Today, Spokane Convention Center, 1,800 attendees.


Builder plans triplex in Nevada Heights neighborhood

A three-unit townhome will replace a single-family home in Spokane’s Nevada Heights neighborhood, according to permits issued by the city.


Sue Lani Madsen: Beyond abortion

In the case of post-abortion stress syndrome (PASS), politics has superseded medicine.


Washington records

Spokane County Marriage dissolutions granted


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

As Trump administration seeks to soften blow of shutdown, experts say agencies’ choices seem aimed at helping Republican-leaning voters

The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the …


Europe urges Congress to support lifting US sanctions on Russian firm controlled by Putin ally

The European Union is pushing Congress to support Treasury Department plans to lift sanctions on a Russian aluminum company controlled by a Vladimir Putin ally, saying the sanctions have harmed …


Yellowstone’s federal workers to resume some basic services

Yellowstone National Park officials say federal employees will start providing some basic services again, despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Amazon reportedly developing a subscription video game streaming service

Amazon is planning to use its massive cloud computing service to jump into the streaming market for video game play, according to a new report from the Information. The service, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Hamilton’s star reprising role in Puerto Rico to raise funds

Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists …


U.S. stocks drift in a quiet close to another winning week

U.S. stock indexes nestled a hair lower on Friday after the falling price of oil weighed on energy companies. The S&P 500 nevertheless closed out its third straight winning week …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Report: FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

The New York Times reported that law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump’s behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began …


Marie Kondo’s Netflix series inspires a national decluttering frenzy

Americans woke up on New Year’s Day, bloated in body and soul, and stumbled out of bed to survey their overstuffed post-holiday homes. It’s no accident that was the day …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

U.S. restaurant prices jump the most since 2011

Full-service restaurants, facing higher labor and food costs, raised prices the most in more than seven years in December, a Labor Department report released Friday shows.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Google considers building $600M data center in Minnesota

Google is looking into building a $600 million data center in central Minnesota that would be powered by two wind farms.


Brazilian government approves Boeing’s acquisition of Embraer’s commercial jet operation

New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his government have approved the terms of Boeing’s strategic move to acquire 80 percent ownership and full control of Embraer’s E-Jet commercial airplane and …


O’Rourke to do Oprah Winfrey interview amid 2020 speculation

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke will head to New York next month for a live interview with Oprah Winfrey as he continues to mull a 2020 presidential run


Bud Light wants you to know how many calories are in each beer

Bud Light is adding prominent nutrition labels to its beer packaging in a bid to tap consumer demand for more information about what’s in their food and drinks.


Court: Lawsuit in death of Susan Powell’s sons can proceed

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit against Washington state brought by the family of a Utah woman who disappeared nine years ago can proceed.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Rapper Nick Conrad fined for ‘Hang White People’ tune on YouTube, faces incitement to murder charges in Paris

A French rapper of Cameroonian descent who goes by the name Nick Conrad is being fined nearly $6,000 for a since-deleted YouTube video that depicts the torture and hanging of …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Former Spokane chef sentenced to 20 years for enticing minors for sex acts

A longtime Spokane chef has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on federal charges that he enticed two girls, ages 13 and 15, into making explicit videos and tried …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal from former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub

The nation’s highest court denied a request to look at the case of Frank Straub, who alleged wrongful termination in his ouster from city employ in September 2015. Straub was …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

United flight out of Spokane strikes bird diverts to Seattle

A United Airlines jet that took off Friday morning from Spokane struck a bird and then faced visibility problems at the airport that prompted the pilots to divert to Seattle, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Truck crashes into ambulance south of Coeur d’Alene; DUI suspected

A truck crashed into an ambulance five miles south of Coeur d’Alene on Thursday night. Everyone in the ambulance was sent to the hospital, treated and released, according to a …


New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Colville suspect James Gates pleads not guilty to second-degree murder

James C. Gates, who resides in Spokane, pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death of 51-year-old Mark Leland.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

New orca calf seen among Puget Sound’s critically endangered killer whales

A new calf has been born to the critically endangered southern resident killer whales, researchers confirmed.