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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Ukraine cites massive buildup of Russian forces along border

Russia is building up its land forces and weapons along the border, Ukraine’s president said Saturday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia not to block Ukrainian ports in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake

Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn’t his car – it was a …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

French police, protesters clash in Paris riot; 80 injured

France’s most violent urban riot in more than a decade engulfed some of central Paris on Saturday as “yellow jacket” activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the …


Mexico gets 1st leftist leader after 32 years of technocrats

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the oath of office Saturday as Mexico’s first leftist president in more than 70 years, marking a turning point in one of the world’s most …


British zoo defends decision to kill escaped snow leopard

A British zoo has defended its decision to kill a rare snow leopard that got out of its enclosure when a door was left open.


Lawyers say ex-Trump lawyer Cohen deserves no prison

Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, say he should be spared prison for crimes he committed in an abundance of enthusiasm for his ex-boss, and they …


Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

For generations, the career path for smart kids around Detroit was to get an engineering or business degree and get hired by an automaker or parts supplier. Now that once-reliable …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight

As Mars’ newest resident settles in, Planet Earth is working on three more landers and at least two orbiters to join the scientific Martian brigade.


E. Idaho district court judge named to Idaho Supreme Court

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed an eastern Idaho judge to the Idaho Supreme Court.


Pullman’s Family Promise to take on warming shelter

Local nonprofit Family Promise of the Palouse recently agreed to organize a warming shelter in Pullman for those looking to escape the freezing weather overnight.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

U.S., China reach 90-day ceasefire on tariffs in trade dispute

The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting …


Whale songs and war: The less talked-about climate impacts

Near Antarctica, whales are singing in deeper tones to cut through the noise of melting icebergs. In California, a big college football rivalry game was postponed until Saturday because of …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Presidents, others praise former President George H.W. Bush

Praise poured in over night from top political and social leaders both in the United States and abroad for former President George H.W. Bush.


Buying Christmas Bureau toys is a full-time job

There were years when buying toys for the Christmas Bureau could be accomplished by two volunteers over a couple of months, but now it takes four volunteers working nearly full …


Goodwill Industries plans renovation, expansion of South Hill location

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest is renovating and expanding its South Hill location in Spokane following its purchase of the building this summer.


Townhomes slated for Logan neighborhood property

Four large townhomes will be built in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood on a vacant lot occupied by a small house until 2017, according to city permits.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Faith and Values: Traditions, both constant and changing

The holidays have a way of being both joyous and wistful. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family. We usually celebrated it …


Spokane student overcomes severe anxiety to pursue college aspirations

Lydia Barrett has overcome social anxiety to excel in high school and amass college credits.


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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Paul Turner: 13 Christmas questions

So it’s December, time for the 13 Questions of Christmas in Spokane.


Sue Lani Madsen: The more things change…

Mom always said people don’t really change as they get older, they just get more and more like themselves. Apparently so do countries.


100 years ago in Spokane: Spiting flu warnings, thousands take to the streets for fair and dance

The Spanish flu claimed six more deaths – 12 in two days – confirming fears that the epidemic had made a comeback.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Spokane was a stop for George H.W. Bush before, during and after his presidency

As a candidate, a president and a former president, George H.W. Bush made several stops in Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

After decades in storage, animatronic Christmas displays reemerge at the Davenport Grand Hotel

Vintage animatronic Christmas displays came to life Friday at the Davenport Grand Hotel.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Microsoft tops Apple to become No. 1 on Wall Street

The Redmond, Washington, tech giant, which had briefly overtaken Apple’s market capitalization in intraday trading earlier this week, finally closed at No. 1 on Friday.


To 32 and beyond: Seattle may not be end of NHL expansion

The NHL will soon have 32 teams if Seattle is approved as expected next week. An even balance between conferences. A cross-border rival for the Vancouver Canucks in the Pacific …


Tariff tensions shadow U.S., Canada, Mexico trade pact signing

President Donald Trump teamed up with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact, a deal that fulfills a key political pledge …


Kid Rock booted from leading parade after profane TV remarks

Kid Rock’s profane comments on live TV have gotten him booted from leading the Nashville Christmas Parade.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

A new report suggests the gender wage gap is wider than you thought

A new study out of a Washington, D.C.-based think tank suggests the national gender wage gap is far greater than the figures often bandied about by policymakers and women’s advocates. …