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Students hand out cookies, then claim they were made with human ashes, police say

Police are investigating allegations that two high school students used a grandparent’s ashes to make cookies and then distributed them to fellow classmates.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Air Force announces further delays in Boeing aerial refueling tanker

Boeing is further delaying its delivery of the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker to the Air Force, Bloomberg reports.

Boise gay bar set to become police station, will reopen in new location

Even though the building that currently houses one of Boise’s two gay bars has been sold, the business will continue to operate.

Workshop helps people submit comments on proposed Newport smelter

Opponents of a proposed silicon smelter in Newport are hosting a Wednesday, Oct. 17 evening workshop at Gonzaga University to help members of the public submit comments.

King County Council members clash over response to rape allegation against state Sen. Joe Fain

Three county-council members say Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s comments about rape allegations leveled against Sen. Joe Fain “do not represent the King County Council.”

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside U.S.

Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting …

New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

The U.S. government has quietly reached a new agreement to keep open a 2,400-bed detention facility used to detain immigrant mothers and children, in a lucrative arrangement for a private …

Skagit Bancorp. shareholders approve merger with Banner Bank parent

The shareholders of Skagit Bancorp. have given their approval to the previously announced merger with Walla Walla-based Banner Corp.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Mexico Beach residents return home 1 week after Michael

Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach began returning home for the first time Wednesday since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered …

The ‘lost’ works of this Pulitzer Prize winner were just discovered by a UI professor

Turpin and his colleagues recently found previously unknown writings by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton, whose confessional style of writing made her one of the most well-known poets of the …

Groups challenging renewed activity at mine file appeals

A local environmental organization and a group of residents challenging the legality of a revived mine have turned to a planning agency that oversees land-use regulations in the Columbia River …

Netflix shares jump 6 percent on strong subscriber growth

Netflix shares jumped 6 percent in early trading after the company reported a big increase in subscribers.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Police search Saudi consul’s home in Khashoggi case

Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome …

DOJ report on Spokane Police reform shows improvement

The Spokane Police Department released a final report on a years-long police reform initiative in partnership with the Department of Justice.

Spokane City Council considering restricting Border Patrol access to Spokane Intermodal Center

The Spokane City Council is expected to vote soon on an ordinance that bars immigration enforcement from accessing city property without a criminal warrant unless officers obtain the mayor’s permission.

Washington elections safest from hackers, state officials insist

As Washington counties prepare to mail out ballots, state officials say the voting system is among nation’s safest.

100 years ago in Spokane: Hotel owners object to city’s takeover over of building as flu hospital

A dispute arose after city authorities took over the Lion Hotel and turned it into a temporary influenza hospital. The owners of the hotel filed an objection to the takeover. …

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown scheduled to appear at two debates in Spokane this week

A televised debate will air Wednesday night live from the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane beginning at 7 p.m. on KXLY-TV. A second debate will take place the following afternoon …

Shawn Vestal: The Deep State in Idaho appears to be a good example of open government

How deep is the state? The deep, deep, perniciously deep state? Deeper than you might guess.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Spokane top law officers back reform of state’s deadly force law, but disagree over how it should be done

Spokane’s top two law enforcement officials support reforming the state law governing how police officers could be charged in connection with using deadly force. But they don’t support the initiative …

Architectural gem on Manito golf course demolished to make room for new home

A 1950s home designed by one of Spokane’s premier midcentury architects for one of the city’s most prominent businessmen has been demolished.

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Rocket fired from Gaza hits home in south Israel; 4 treated

A rocket fired from Gaza struck a residential home in southern Israel early Wednesday and the Israeli military began attacking militant sites in Gaza in response as days of rising …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Spokane County treasurer candidates square off over office’s role in policymaking, proper investments

The two men running for Spokane County treasurer squared off in a television debate taped Tuesday morning, disagreeing over the treasurer’s role in policymaking.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Centenarians recall life’s experience at Southside Community Center event

Three Spokane residents, all more than a century old, were honored at a luncheon Tuesday afternoon at the Southside Community Center.

Man shoots hunting partner in arm in reported accident near Harrison, Idaho

A 31-year-old man shot his hunting partner Monday in a reported accident, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.

One dead after collision in on Trent Avenue in Spokane Valley

One person died in a two-car collision at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of state Highway 290 and North Barker Road, according to the Washington State Patrol.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.

One killed in head-on crash near Rathdrum

One person has died in a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon on Highway 53 at the intersection with Chase Road near Rathdrum.

Japanese bank Nomura to pay $480M for role in housing crisis

Japanese bank Nomura is agreeing to pay $480 million to U.S. authorities for its alleged role in the housing market bubble and the subsequent 2008 financial crisis.