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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018

Rob Curley: At 90, Mickey Mouse still the symbol of a dream that wouldn’t quit

Strap on those Mickey ears you bought during your last vacation to Disneyland and let’s begin this little mouse tale.


Some regret loss, others see trend as midcentury homes give way to new construction

The demolition of the Blair House was not the first time a notable home fronting the Manito golf course was destroyed to make way for a new home, and many …


100 years ago in Spokane: City takes deep breath of relief as quarantine lifts

“Spokane Is Happy Once More,” enthused a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline, because the ban on all public gatherings was lifted.


Eye on Boise: Why the Ada recount will take a month or more

With recounts pending both for the College of Western Idaho levy, which failed by just 144 votes in Ada and Canyon counties combined, and the District 15 state Senate seat, …


Shawn Vestal: ‘Constitutionalists’ have some funny ideas about the Constitution

Scratch the surface of a “constitutionalist” – at least one of the Western anti-government variety – and what you often find underneath is an authoritarian. Or an anarchist.


Commentary: Americans, particularly millennials, have fallen out of love with cars

Almost half of more than 1,000 consumers surveyed do not enjoy most of the time they spend driving, said a study by Arity, a Chicago-based transportation technology and data company …


Spin Control: Election results do add up, if you dig into the details

Some more numbers to consider from the recent midterm elections.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

8-year-old stabbed multiple times in apparently random attack in Spokane Valley

A 30-year-old man faces charges of attempted murder following what authorities describe as the “random and vicious” stabbing of an 8-year-old boy in a Spokane Valley store Saturday afternoon.


As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes

Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor on Saturday, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots.


Moscow considers additional polling stations

Following the highest voter turnout for midterm elections since 1994, Latah County officials – and some community members – are seeking additional polling stations in Moscow.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Ice ribbon opens for its second year

Spokane’s Skate Ribbon opened this morning at Riverfront Park, marking the start of its second year.


King County to require warning signs at gun shops and ranges

Gun dealers and shooting ranges in King County in western Washington will have to post warning signs about the danger of firearms.


Police: Duo dumped deer carcasses on Minnesota Somalis’ cars

Somali and Muslim leaders expressed deep concern Saturday after a white man and his teenage son dumped bloody deer carcasses on the hoods of two cars owned by Somali-American men …


Trump administration denies reaching conclusion on Khashoggi killing

The Trump administration denied Saturday that it had reached a final determination about Jamal Khashoggi, whose murder in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey was ordered by the kingdom’s crown prince, …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Gov. Otter pardons man convicted of statutory rape as teen

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has granted his fifth pardon during his 12 years in office.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Argentina minister says country without means to rescue sub

Hours after announcing the discovery of an Argentine submarine lost deep in the Atlantic a year ago with 44 crew members aboard, the government said Saturday that it is unable …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to …


Surviving the Camp Fire was hard enough. Now these animals have to find their humans.

Nearly 10,000 homes around Paradise and Magalia have been destroyed since the Camp Fire ignited early Nov. 8. The fire spread so fast, people barely had time to save themselves, …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Semi flips on I-90 after being struck by passing driver; DUI suspected

A driver hit a semitruck, causing it to flip on to its side on Interstate-90, blocking all eastbound lanes of traffic at about 1:35 a.m. The suspect fled the scene …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Rail cars fall from Georgia overpass; no injuries reported

Rail cars tumbled from an overpass onto a Georgia highway Saturday, causing an evacuation and traffic headaches in a small town but resulting in no injuries.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Supporters, opponents clash over Dutch character Black Pete

Scattered confrontations broke out Saturday between supporters and opponents of the divisive helper of the Dutch version of Santa Claus, police and media reported, amid a fierce and increasingly polarized …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits

Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed …


Dead newborn orca calf washes up near Vancouver Island

Officials say a dead newborn orca calf washed up on the shores of Nootka Island off Vancouver Island on Friday.


Another Lewiston airport employee is out

Robin Turner was fired Friday from his part-time job as assistant manager at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Under-construction hotel parking garage near Sacred Heart Medical Center catches fire Friday night

An under-construction parking garage caught fire on the South Hill on Friday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

1 dead, scores injured in French fuel taxes protests

One protester was killed and 227 other people were injured – eight seriously – at roadblocks set up around villages, towns and cities across France on Saturday as citizens angry …


Report: U.S.-led airstrikes kill 40 in IS-held area of Syria

At least 40 people, mostly women and children, were killed Saturday by U.S.-led airstrikes on the last pocket held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a war monitor and …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

New black officers, court officials rethinking U.S. policing

Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018

Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days.