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Paul Turner: Yesterday’s free range baby boomers

It’s almost always best to resist the urge to make self-serving statements that begin “Back when I was a kid.”

Business Beat

Aviation Spokane International Airport CEO Larry Krauter has been selected by the American Association of Airport Executives to serve as secretary/treasurer on the association’s executive committee. The vacancy filled by …

Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Spokane Health & Fitness Expo - Spokane Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday-Jan. 6, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 1,000 attendees.

The Spokesman-Review’s most-read online stories of 2018

A rundown of Spokane’s top stories as measured by web traffic.

Avista, Amazon fulfillment dominate local business coverage in 2018

Avista’s proposed sale to a Canadian utility and Amazon’s fulfillment center in the West Plains dominated local business news in 2018.

World’s tallest empty hotel lit up with N. Korean propaganda

In a brilliant flip of the script, the empty hotel that towers over the Pyongyang skyline has been reborn as a symbol of North Korean pride and ingenuity

Trump orders pay freeze for federal workers

President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to freeze federal employee salary rates at current levels in 2019, although a chance remains that employees will still receive a raise.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Florida sheriff makes changes after Parkland school shooting

The sheriff of a Florida county where a gunman killed 17 students and staff at a high school has outlined steps his agency has taken in response to the Feb. …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Man fled before trial for allegedly killing a teen girl. U.S. prosecutor thinks Saudi Arabia helped him.

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was charged with manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old girl. Then he disappeared.

Top of the page: The 5 biggest news stories of 2018

Here are five major news stories that made a splash – in some cases immediately, in others over weeks and months – this past year in and around Spokane.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Yellow vest protesters target French media as movement ebbs

Yellow vest protesters marched on the headquarters of leading French broadcasters Saturday, as small groups turned out in Paris and around France despite waning momentum for their movement.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Egypt says its security forces killed 40 militants

Egypt said Saturday its security forces have killed 40 militants in raids on their hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula and the Greater Cairo area, just hours after a roadside bomb …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

House GOP quietly ends probe into FBI’s 2016 decisions

House Republicans say more investigation is needed into decisions made by the FBI and the Justice Department in 2016 as they brought an unceremonious end to their yearlong look at …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Short on solutions, long on blame in second shutdown weekend

President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees’ …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Nancy Grace Roman, astronomer celebrated as ‘mother’ of Hubble, dies at 93

Nancy Grace Roman, who was celebrated as a trailblazer for female scientists and a driving force behind advances including the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, died Dec. 25 at …

Renton post office renamed to honor Jimi Hendrix

Music icon Jimi Hendrix will now have a post office near his Washington state hometown named after him.

Yellowstone guides handling some duties with govt shutdown

Snowmobile and snow coach guides are handling some duties in Yellowstone National Park during the partial shutdown of the federal government. The park’s gates are still open, so snowmobile and …

Police: Wallet thief tracked and arrested at Boise Airport

A 27-year-old man police say snatched another man’s wallet from an X-ray bin while going through a security screening line at the Boise Airport has been arrested

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Children, grandmother among 4 fatally shot in St. Louis-area

A young sister and brother, their grandmother and another woman were fatally shot inside a St. Louis-area home. The suspect was taken into custody seven hours later.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Germany: Drugged car driver tries to follow plane at airport

A man drove a car through the security perimeter at Hannover Airport in northern Germany on Saturday, police said, prompting authorities to suspend flights for more than four hours.

Lampert’s hedge fund makes last-minute bid to save Sears

A hedge fund run by Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert said it submitted a last-minute bid Friday to keep the struggling retailer from being liquidated.

Trump says ‘progress being made’ with China after Xi call

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he’d spoken at length with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that “big progress” is being made toward a deal between the world’s largest …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

2 million in Times Square for New Year’s? Experts say no way

Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper will be there. Snoop Dogg, too. But 1 or 2 million people in New York’s Times Square for New Year’s Eve? As Snoop would say, …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Congo’s top archbishop pleads for peace on eve of election

Congo’s top archbishop is urging peace on the eve of a long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.”

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Trump blames Democrats for migrant child deaths at U.S. border

President Donald Trump deflected any blame from his administration for the deaths of two Guatemalan children this month in U.S. government custody as his Homeland Security chief visited Border Patrol …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Elections, films help effort to ban gay conversion therapy

Activists urging more states to ban gay conversion therapy for minors are expecting major gains in 2019, thanks to midterm election results and the buzz generated by two well-reviewed films.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Boy whose Yemeni mom fought U.S. travel ban to see him dies

The father of a 2-year-old boy who was separated from his Yemeni mother until she successfully fought the Trump administration’s travel ban to see him in the United States laid …

Julie Farley brings beauty to those who need a confidence boost

As a former model and long-time owner of downtown Spokane’s The Makeup Studio, Julie Farley knows a thing or two about putting your best face forward. But it’s not just …

Spokane to pave 54 miles of dirt, gravel roads across the city

The City of Spokane has approved a funding plan to start paving the 54 miles of unpaved roads across the city, starting with District 1 and 2.

Sue Lani Madsen: Campaign season is over – sort of

The brief December interregnum is over. For political parties and elected officials, the end of one campaign means it’s time to launch the next. A dozen candidates have already filed …