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Feature creature: L.A.

LA is a great gal with lots of energy. LA enjoys playing with toys and is food motivated. She will need an active home that keeps her engaged and provides …


Integrated 911 center could go forward without city of Spokane

City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.


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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

At least 2 sea lions found shot near Seattle

Federal officials are investigating after at least two California sea lions that washed ashore near Seattle were killed by gunshot wounds.


Seeking a 2020 comeback, House GOP elects McCarthy as leader

Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back …


Electronic driving systems don’t always work, tests show

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

WSP ramping up Apple Cup, Thanksgiving patrols

Thanksgiving break for Washington State University is right around the corner, as is the highly anticipated Apple Cup in Pullman, and troopers will be ramping up their patrols in response …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Here’s why the Arlene’s Flowers case is back in the state Supreme Court’s hands

The Arlene’s Flowers case is back before the state Supreme Court, nearly two years after justices unanimously ruled that the Richland flower shop’s owner broke the law when she refused …


Idaho man gets life in prison for child pornography

A southwestern Idaho man who had more than 30,000 child pornography files and used his wife’s daughter to produce child pornography has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.


A White House aide picked a fight with Melania Trump; the first lady won

A transoceanic personnel crisis that engulfed the National Security Council this week is partly rooted in a bureaucratic dispute over the seating arrangements aboard first lady Melania Trump’s plane to …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Seattle zoo to debut twin red panda cubs

Visitors to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo will soon be able to view the first successful birth of red pandas there in nearly three decades.


Catholic bishops’ meeting nears end, no vote on abuse plan

U.S. Catholic bishops made clear their frustrations Wednesday as a national assembly focused on clergy sex-abuse neared its conclusion without strong new steps to combat the multifaceted crisis.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018

Sea-Tac reviewing ways to prevent another stolen plane ‘insider threat’

Sea-Tac International Airport and Alaska Airlines are reviewing security procedures in the wake of an incident last August in which a


Fatal California fires spur search for solutions

Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Senate investigation into rape allegation to move forward

Senate leaders in Washington state say an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain will continue even though he lost his re-election bid.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Spokane police investigating death of man shot during sex

Spokane police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex.


2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy highway near Memphis

A tour bus overturned Wednesday on an icy highway near Memphis, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South, …


Around the Corner: Soap-making supply store to open Friday in Spokane

Soap-making supply store to open Friday Essential Soap & Supply will mark its opening on Friday.


Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees

A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for more than $36 million Wednesday at a rare auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby’s is …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Human remains found at construction site in Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department says human remains were found Tuesday night at Eighth Avenue and Mullan Street near McEuen Park.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Man facing vehicular assault charges after allegedly causing head-on collision on Upriver Drive

A man faces possible vehicular assault charges after police say he crossed the center line on Upriver Drive Tuesday evening and crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle while driving intoxicated.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Spokane ranked among best mid-sized cities for retirement

Spokane has turned up on another national list – this time for best places to retire. Livability.com ranked Spokane No. 7 out of 10 for affordable cities with attributes retirees …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Are you a minority borrower? You might want to think twice about using an online lender.

It’s not just bank loan officers with racial biases who discriminate against black and Latino borrowers. Computer algorithms do, too.


Zombie TV shows are among root causes of mass shootings, Republican governor says

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has been forthright about what he believes are the root causes of mass shootings. A few months ago, the Republican blamed gun violence on children’s access …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Official: Michael Avenatti in Los Angeles police custody

Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a chief critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, …


Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at U.S. border

Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Reardan bank robbery suspect arrested 12 hours later, 15 miles away at Airway Heights casino

Hours after an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the U.S. Bank in Reardan, the robbery suspect was arrested at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights


Skulls reveal Neanderthals, humans had similarly harsh lives

Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times.


Banks, insurers pull stocks lower; Oil snaps 12-day skid

An early rally drove major indexes sharply higher but was gone by midday, leaving the market headed lower for the rest of the day.


Raccoons drunk on crab apples cause false rabies scare in West Virginia

Considering the damaging – and in some cases, even fatal – effects of rabies, it was not surprising that when people in the city of Milton, W.Va., saw raccoons behaving …