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Thursday, December 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions

Residents in communities north of Boston that were rocked by natural gas explosions were given the green light Sunday to return to their homes.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly …


UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit ‘irritating’

British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations.


Scientists look to map the genes of thousands of animals

A group of scientists unveiled the first results Thursday of an ambitious effort to map the genes of tens of thousands of animal species, a project they said could help …


Private school future in flux after official’s indictment

A man accused of playing a part in a multimillion-dollar cellphone smuggling ring told the Idaho Press on Wednesday that his biggest concern is the future of the private classical …


Japanese supply run to space station delayed again

A Japanese supply run to the International Space Station has been delayed again.


Chinese scientist pleads guilty in plot to steal GSK secrets

A Chinese scientist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme to set up companies in China to market …


Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

There’s a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way through apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn fields.


California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault

Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago. Since Wednesday, she …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Judge rejects bid to move trial of Idaho teacher accused of killing puppy

Despite the hundreds of thousands of people outside of this Franklin County city who think that a local biology teacher who allegedly fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

In a five-person submarine, scientists in Friday Harbor unravel the mysteries of the Salish Sea

Marine scientists used a five-person submersible to learn more about the sand lance, a forage fish that is a staple of the chinook salmon diet. If the sand lance go …


Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs

President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Typhoon pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 dead and dozens more …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Making a house a home: Lewiston doctors renovate historic residence

While Lewiston’s Normal Hill is known for its historic homes, some of its finest gems have fallen into disrepair over the decades. A husband and wife team of Lewiston cardiologists …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Cute puppies, buccaneer swagger mark Pirates in the Plaza

Pirates gathered Saturday afternoon in downtown Washougal, but they weren’t there to plunder the town. Rather, families and their pets came out to attend Pirates in the Plaza.


American eating habits are changing faster than fast food can keep up

Restaurants are getting dinged by the convenience of Netflix, the advent of pre-made meals, the spread of online grocery delivery, plus crushing student debt and a focus on healthy eating.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The …


The Dirt: Springhill Suites hotel planned near Spokane Airport

A 109-room, $10 million Springhill Suites hotel will be built near the Spokane International Airport, according to city permit records.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

A club of their own: The story of a secret poker society started by pioneering African-Americans

In 1942, a group of black professionals in DC wanted to play poker on weekends. Segregation prevented them from joining social clubs, and Howard University – where many worked – …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018

Spokane libraries to ask voters for $77 million that will update branches and pay for new locations

The Spokane library system will ask voters for $77 million to pay for large renovations. It’s the first major update the system has seen since new libraries were built in …


Spin Control: Let’s talk about polls

Some basic rules of polls.


800 volunteers haul trash out of Spokane River in 15th annual cleanup event

Hundreds of volunteers joined the 15th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up on Saturday for a day of hauling mattresses, shopping carts and any garbage or recycling they could find out of …


Week Ahead

Tuesday Free Tax Workshop for Small Business Owners - Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Attendees receive a …


Business Beat

Banking Stefani Daley has been promoted to operations officer at Idaho Independent Bank’s Hayden branch. Daley will oversee employee training related to customer service and banking procedure as well as …


Motley Fool: Prescription for profit

Shares of CVS Health have had a tough year, dropping in large part due to fears about Amazon’s potential entry into the pharmacy business.


BBB Tip of the Week: Scam risk decreases with age

Grandparents Day was Sep., and it has been shown recently that older consumers have the lowest risk of being scammed. However, that does not mean scammers are not targeting this …


12-year-old llama keeper wins hearts, costume contest at Spokane County Interstate Fair

Kayla Wiggins and her llama Argento know how to win.


100 years ago in Spokane: War and its local connections dominate headlines

War news once again dominated the pages of the Spokane Daily Chronicle.


Faith and Values: Never, never, never

There are some things better left unsaid in marriage, or at least said differently than those first words out of our mouths. If you don’t believe me, search, ‘things never …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

WSU breaks ground on $61.9 million building addition for animal disease lab

Work has begun on a $61.9 million building addition that will serve as the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which plays a crucial role in infectious …