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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday: Spokane nonprofits look online for donors after post-Thanksgiving consumer holidays

Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a national response to the post-Thanksgiving commercial spending holidays that urges donors to consider charitable gifts. This year, several Spokane nonprofits will …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Tom Konis overcomes 1,100-vote deficit to take lead in Spokane County assessor’s race

Tom Konis narrowly tops Spokane County assessor race, with a margin so thin it will require a recount.


Longtime volunteers have already started preparations for the Christmas Bureau

The first people many Christmas Bureau recipients meet are the volunteers who check their identification and verify their household information. Jay and Kay Walter have spent their retirement years training …


100 years ago in Spokane: Officials consider restricting red flag used by communists and Wobblies

Spokane was considering a new ordinance banning the display of the “red flag” – the symbol of radicals, communists and Wobblies – in any parade, procession or meeting.


Inland Northwest difference makers: Calling for nominations

During the past year, people living in the Spokane region have shown courage, generosity and love to one another. While news reports so often focus on controversy and wrongdoing, behind …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Spokane City Council overrides veto, stalling region-wide 911 integration plan

After outcry from dispatchers and the city’s firefighters union, the Spokane City Council overode the mayor’s veto and blocked a planned regionwide 911 integration which critics say may not improve …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Rob Curley: What happens when your two hometown teams lead the nation?

On Monday, the Associated Press named the Zags the No. 1 team in the nation, jumping over Kansas. That meant the Curley family’s favorite team was No. 2. It also …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Attorney requests mental evaluation for man accused of shooting two in northeast Spokane

In response to questions from a judge, Donavan L. Gibson sounded brusk, almost annoyed, as he confirmed that he understood his rights. The 35-year-old murder suspect made his first appearance …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Idaho regulators question if Canadian politics could hurt Avista if sale to Hydro One is approved

Hydro One Ltd.’s independence was on the stand Monday, as Idaho attorneys grilled executives about the Canadian government’s influence on the utility trying to buy Avista.


Seattle reaches settlement with one of ex-Mayor Murray’s accusers

The city of Seattle will pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit by the former foster son of ex-Mayor Ed Murray, who had accused Murray of misusing his official position to …


Kretz, Maycumber named to House GOP leader posts

Reps. Joel Kretz, Jacqueline Maycumber named to leadership posts by House Republicans.


Mueller: Ex-Trump campaign chair lied, broke plea agreement

WASHINGTON – The special counsel in the Russia investigation is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of lying to federal investigators in breach of his plea agreement, an extraordinary …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Crash injures three people after 93-year-old driver turns at red light in Moses Lake

Richard C. Smith, of Ephrata, was behind the wheel of a Kia Optima when he tried to make the turn from Highway 17 onto Yonezawa Boulevard shortly after noon Monday, …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

WSP tickets driver in UW marching band bus crash

The Washington State Patrol has cited the driver of a charter bus that slid off Interstate 90 and rolled onto its side on Thanksgiving, injuring members of the University of …


Fox begins digital service for people who want more opinion

The new streaming service Fox Nation that launches Tuesday is aimed at people who don’t think Fox News Channel offers enough opinion.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Beto O’Rourke doesn’t rule out a 2020 presidential bid

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who built a national following and a deep fundraising base during his unsuccessful bid for the Senate, would not rule out a run for the presidency, telling …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Seven nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before Senate runoff

State and federal investigators are trying to find out who hung seven nooses in trees outside the Mississippi Capitol early Monday, a day before a U.S. Senate runoff that has …


Apple to tutor women in tech in bid to diversify industry

Apple is launching a new program designed to address the technology industry’s scarcity of women in executive and computer programming jobs.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Global trade is at stake as Trump and Xi come face to face

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in Buenos Aires later this week to confront perhaps the greatest threat to the weakening global economy – each other.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Clues sought for decline in Hawaii humpback whale sightings

Researchers are convening this week to compare clues about a significant decline in the number of sightings of North Pacific humpback whales in their traditional breeding grounds off Hawaii.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Slick roads, blowing snow delay air, road travel in Midwest

A wintry storm brought blizzard-like conditions to parts of the Midwest early Monday, grounding hundreds of flights and causing scores of accidents and at least one death.


Q&A on scientist’s bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned. A Chinese researcher who says he created gene-edited babies crossed what most scientists consider a forbidden line.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Supreme Court could allow suit over Apple iPhone apps’ sales

The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow an antitrust lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps.


Sheriff’s office: Teen shot by deputy during altercation

A 16-year-old boy was shot by a Bannock County sheriff’s deputy after running from a traffic stop here on Friday night, authorities said.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Protesters line up to stop cleanup at Spokane City Hall homeless camp

In the freezing-cold early-morning hours Monday, about two dozen activists assembled with a small group of homeless people to


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

UK’s May fights to sell Brexit deal to a skeptical country

Prime Minister Theresa May made a blunt appeal to skeptical lawmakers on Monday to back her divorce deal with the European Union: It isn’t perfect, but it’s all there is, …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

A NASA spacecraft has landed on Mars to explore the planet’s interior.


Russian man who had been detained by immigration authorities has died in Tacoma

A Russian asylum seeker who was previously held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma has died, the Pierce County Medical Examiner confirmed Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

FDA plans overhaul of decades-old medical device system

U.S. health officials said Monday they plan to overhaul the nation’s decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which has long been criticized by experts for failing to catch problems …


Combatting ‘compassion fatigue’: Initiative focuses on well-being of Clarkston School District’s staff and students

A large part of Bruns’ job is helping students at the high-poverty school in Clarkston. But now his responsibilities have grown to include a focus on the well-being of staff …