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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018

A century and more in the making, rodeo continues to thrill crowds – and push the limits of human endurance

Despite the physicality and talent needed for rodeo, and despite fact that rodeos play on the sports cable network ESPN, and despite the steel will needed to climb aboard an …


More than 600 turn out for Snake River protest Saturday

On Saturday, roughly 600 joined in the annual Free the Snake Flotilla, a protest of the four lower Snake River Dams.


Spin Control: A ‘what if’ scenario from McCain’s 2000 campaign in Washington

What if John McCain won the Washington primary in 2000 and went on to win the White House?


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

Recently appointed Superior Court Judge Shelley Szambelan faces challenge from attorney Dennis Cronin

Dennis Cronin thinks there’s reason to worry about Spokane County Superior Court. And it all starts with the image it presents to the public. Like a castle up high, overlooking …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018

Faith and Values: Have we forgotten how to disagree?

Do you need new rules of engagement?


Federal court ruling adds new twist to enforcement of Spokane’s ‘sit-lie’ ordinance

Robert Martin no longer lives as a homeless man in Boise, as he once did. But Martin, now a North Idaho resident, visits that city several times a year to …


Eye on Boise: One Idaho congressional race may be tighter than the other

Poll numbers released last week shed an interesting light on Idaho’s two congressional races, suggesting one may be much closer than the other.


Paul Turner: 30 years of marriage is great, eh!

My wife and I celebrate our 30th anniversary today.


Older workers get wiser: More Americans are delaying retirement, but finding jobs later in life isn’t so easy

A growing share of baby boomers is opting to work well into what traditionally would be their retirement years, but the challenges of remaining employed or re-entering the workforce at …


United tests lie-flat seats for longest U.S. routes

United Continental Holdings is experimenting with lie-flat seats for its fleet of Boeing 737 Max 10 jets, which the airline plans to fly on its longest domestic routes.


Week Ahead

Conventions Spokane Interstate Fair - Spokane Interstate Fair and National Stock Show, through Sept. 16, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 200,000 attendees.


BBB Tip of the Week: Customer support callers targeted by gift card scam

When you dial customer support, be sure to double-check – or triple-check – the phone number. Scammers are buying phone numbers similar to the customer support numbers of major companies …


Motley Fool: A towering portfolio candidate

American Tower is a real estate investment trust that’s one of the world’s largest owners of towers and other structures designed to hold telecommunications equipment.


Tom Kelly: Looking for a quick credit fix? Co-signer usually not the answer

Co-signers, or co-borrowers, can help bring you up to the income needed to qualify for a loan, but guidelines can be very specific depending on the type of loan. Usually …


Lawyer: Trump doesn’t think Stormy Daniels’ deal is valid

President Donald Trump does not believe porn actress Stormy Daniels’ hush-money deal, which his former personal lawyer said was done to influence the 2016 presidential election, is valid and will …


Mississippi homecoming queen boots game-winning extra point

One Mississippi high school senior had to quickly discard her crown after being named homecoming queen – and put on a football helmet.


8 arrested in protest over toppled Confederate statue

Eight people were arrested Saturday following another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina.


Women rally for gender equality at Toronto Film Festival

Women filmmakers, activists and actors congregated outside the hub of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday in a series of impassioned speeches on gender inequality in the movie industry …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018

Veterans gather to celebrate service at ninth annual American Indian Memorial and Honoring Ceremony

Michael Sebastian grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and after serving for more than 22 years in the U.S. Military – including three tours of duty in Iraq – …


Hundreds of dolphins cut through California waters in mesmerizing video of ‘superpod’ hunting

Hundreds of common dolphins in a ‘superpod’ sliced through slate-gray waters off Monterey Bay, California, while on the ravenous hunt for bait fish.


Lawmakers ask 11 major airlines to justify ‘fee gouging’

The news that JetBlue and United Airlines have raised fees for checked bags and some flight cancellations has provoked two U.S. senators and a congressman who are calling for “relief …


Cirque du Soleil audience sprayed with oil, show canceled

A Cirque du Soleil performance in Washington state ended abruptly when a hose on a hydraulic system broke and sprayed audience members with what the theatrical company says was vegetable-based …


Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to U.S.

President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can …


U.S. lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms

Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against …


New trial rejected for Idaho man convicted of killing wife

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling rejecting a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her …


Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 sit-in

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018

Bill Daily, sidekick on hit ’60s and ’70s sitcoms, dies at 91

Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms “I Dream of Jeannie” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” has died at age 91.


Wildfire that closed key California highway doubles in size

A roaring wildfire that has shut down a stretch of a major interstate in a rural area near the California-Oregon border has nearly doubled in size overnight.


John McCain had complicated relationship with Indian Country

John McCain hadn’t been elected to the U.S. Senate when a fellow veteran and friend spotted him at the annual Navajo Nation Fair.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018

Security forces deploy in Iraq’s Basra following violence

Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings in violence that …