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Seattle police say woman slain at illegal marijuana grow

Seattle police are investigating after a woman was found slain at an illegal marijuana grow.


Cyber Monday shoppers will see more sites charging sales tax

Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they’re being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

University of Washington marching band cancels Apple Cup performance after bus crash

Of the 56 people aboard, 47 were taken to hospitals for evaluation or treatment. The university said Friday morning that two students remained under medical care for injuries that were …


4 killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan

Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all …


For same-sex couples, a new path to legal parenthood

When Sara Watson’s partner got pregnant with their son through in vitro fertilization, they were overjoyed. Then the fear came.


Associate of Roger Stone in plea talks with Mueller

A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said Friday that he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Lawsuit over Idaho’s abortion reporting law put on hold

The battle over a new law that creates a list of what lawmakers deem to be complications of abortion and requires health professionals to report when they occurred now awaits …


What makes a California wildfire the worst? Deaths and size

The so-called Camp Fire in Northern California in many ways has become the worst wildfire the history of a state whose topography and climate have long made it ripe for …


Amazon staff in Europe protest to coincide with Black Friday

Some of Amazon’s workers in Europe are protesting against what they call unfair work conditions, in a move meant to disrupt operations on Black Friday.


Idaho man charged after utility workers hit with bug spray

An eastern Idaho man who authorities say intentionally sprayed two employees fixing a gas leak with an insect killer is charged with felony aggravated battery by use of poison.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Racist hackers tried to ruin their chances in a NASA competition. Six months later, they’re undeterred.

Three District of Columbia high school seniors had a whirlwind of a summer. But during a NASA computer programming competition in Seattle, users on 4chan – an anonymous Internet forum …


95-year-old alleged SS camp guard faces charges in Germany

A 95-year-old man has been charged with more than 36,000 counts of being an accessory to murder on allegations that he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Mauthausen concentration …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Stores fighting for Black Friday sales aim for convenience

Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts – and also to take …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

More medical students starting their careers in Spokane

This year, more new medical students are starting their careers in Spokane than in Seattle.


Prominent Syrian activist killed in rebel-held province

Masked gunmen in Syria’s rebel-held northwestern province shot and killed on Friday a prominent anti-government journalist who was also a sharp critic of Islamist militants.


Impeach the president? House Democrats saying not so fast

Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump?


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

1 person dead, 2 others hurt after Alabama mall shooting

A man was shot and killed by police after a fight at an Alabama mall ahead of Black Friday shopping resulted in gunfire that injured a teenager and a 12-year-old …


100 years ago in Pullman: Governor clears Washington State in probe into treatment of students with Spanish flu

Gov. Ernest Lister announced that he was shutting down his investigation into Washington State College’s handling of the flu epidemic. The governor said he had determined that the college had …


The Spokesman-Review’s Christmas Fund, which has raised over $16 million, begins its annual effort to raise money for toys and books for children

Holiday traditions are an important part of the season and The Spokesman-Review, Catholic Charities and the Volunteers of America are once again teaming up for their holiday tradition, offering food …


Spokane County Commissioners to take action on lawsuit aiming to block expansion of board

Spokane County commissioners will vote on whether to approve a lawsuit to block expansion of the board from three to five members – which would be filed on behalf of …


Mead man accused of strangling half-sister has history of domestic violence, records say

Long before he became the prime suspect in the killing of his half-sister, Ronald A. Beck was known to throw violent tantrums and exact petty revenge when he didn’t get …


Spokane City Council to vote on fake service animal law

The Spokane City Council will soon vote on an ordinance that would impose a civil infraction for people who are caught misrepresenting their pet as a service animal.


Shakes and hash browns fuel New Zealander’s full-country run

Powered by hash browns and chocolate milkshakes, a New Zealander has run the length of his country in a record time of 18 days and eight hours.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Charter bus with University of Washington band members en route to Apple Cup crashes, rolls on Interstate 90 near George

A charter bus filled with University of Washington marching band members headed to Pullman for Friday’s Apple Cup game rolled Thursday night on eastbound Interstate 90 near George, Washington.


For thousands of troops, holiday dinner is at U.S. border

Thousands of American troops spent Thanksgiving deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico, joining fellow service members overseas in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere who marked the holiday away from loved …


Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander

A pair of tiny experimental satellites trailing NASA’s InSight spacecraft all the way to Mars face their biggest test yet.


Cold turkey! Minus 26 atop Mount Washington for Thanksgiving

It’s downright cold atop Mount Washington, home to some of the most brutal weather in the Northeast.


U.N. watchdog calls on North Korea to re-admit nuclear inspectors

The head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog on Thursday called on North Korea to allow inspectors back into the country to monitor its nuclear program.


Two Utah teens accusing of stealing small airplane

Sheriff’s deputies arrested two teenage boys they say stole a small airplane at a private airstrip in rural eastern Utah and flew about 15 miles before landing successfully at Vernal …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Shoppers get a day early start on Black Friday shopping

Firas Alhasani had a plan. Get in. Get the TV. Get out. Such is the life of a Black Friday shopper. Especially one who shows up three hours early to …