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Lawmakers wrestle with prison increases, question policies

Idaho is one of just three states that provides its prison inmates virtually no way to earn time off for good behavior behind bars, and its “compassionate release” program for …


WSU still searching for space

Lass than a week from the first day of classes at Washington State University, 145 sophomores, juniors and seniors on WSU’s housing waitlist are still waiting for on-campus accommodations.


Inside SpaceX, the Willy Wonka-like rocket factory that eventually could send astronauts to space

Elon Musk’s SpaceX hosted an open house here Monday, offering a rare peek inside the Willy Wonka-like rocket factory that also serves as a museum of sorts to SpaceX’s 16-year …


Manafort’s defense rests after calling no witnesses

Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

Lawmaker fired from CWU faculty position after investigation

Republican Rep. Matt Manweller has been fired by Central Washington University effective immediately following the completion of an outside investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct.


Boise veterinarian faces up to life in prison after admitting lewd conduct with child

A 47-year-old Boise veterinarian accused of molesting a young girl for nine years, starting when she was 5, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors, according to court records.


Washington man pleads guilty to sex trafficking charge

Federal court records show a Washington man arrested in southern Wyoming has pleaded guilty to trafficking girls for sexual activity.


Idaho couple lost in Wyoming ice cave for nearly 2 days rescued

A man and woman got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days and were hypothermic when rescuers found them.


Home Depot roars back in the second quarter

Home Depot handily beat expectations during the second quarter, bouncing back from a slow start to the year when terrible weather cooled construction projects. The world’s biggest home improvement retailer …


Nebraska executes first inmate since 1997

Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with the lethal injection of a convicted murderer who had been on death row for nearly twice …


STEM majors way up, humanities down, among Washington college students, new data show

Students are continuing to flock to science, technology, engineering and math fields statewide in record numbers.


Spears’ future at UI hangs in balance

It appears the Idaho State Board of Education may decide the fate of University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear this week when it meets at Idaho State University.


Coca-Cola investing in sports drink maker BodyArmor

Coca-Cola is buying a minority ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor, for an undisclosed amount, marking the latest move by the world’s biggest beverage maker to diversify its offerings.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest …


Three men injured in eastern Idaho airplane crash

Eastern Idaho authorities say three men sustained serious injuries when their small plane crashed near the Idaho-Wyoming border.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

‘Video games’? Pilots wonder how plane thief learned to do aerial acrobatics

Aviation instructors, pilots and safety experts suspect that Richard Russell had some sort of training, whether from a flight-simulator game or some form of lessons.


Texas man in 3D-printed firearms case welcomes legal battle

Wilson posted how-to plans for his gun online and said he wanted to do the same for future 3D-printed firearms, launching a national debate – and a still-raging legal battle …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

WH insists Trump’s no racist as he vilifies another minority

President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and “that dog,” as a clash rooted in the reality star’s accusations …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

Spokane starts Tuesday morning with unhealthy air

Spokane woke up to unhealthy air for the second straight day on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 16 others as it sent dozens …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018

School nurses train to treat victims of mass shootings before school year starts

The overshadowing theme for the daylong conference before the new school year was dealing with mass shootings.


100 years ago near Metaline Falls: Club explores Gardner Cave

A group called the Spokane Research Club went on an excursion to Gardner’s Cave near Metaline Falls, “the miniature Mammoth Cave.” It was, said the Spokane Daily Chronicle, “one of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Democrat Kim Schrier advances in Washington’s 8th District

An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Spokane City Council approves $300,000 road paving project with car tab fees

The work will be completed this fall to the Lower Crossing neighborhood, which has experienced washouts in recent years on the only road that leads to the small cluster of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Soap Lake man dies in Grant County Jail

A 34-year-old man was found dead in his cell in the Grant County Jail on Sunday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Wildfires spreading in North Idaho

Using firefighting airplanes, crews are working to suppress two of the biggest fires growing in North Idaho – Cougar Fire and Surprise Creek Fire.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Ad watch: Abortion rights group targets Cathy McMorris Rodgers on family separation policy

The ad charges that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hasn’t stood up to the Trump administration on the divisive “zero tolerance” policy that has led to children being separated from their …


Methodology for setting 2016 Avista rates was flawed, court finds

Avista Corp.’s 2016 rates for electricity and natural gas may need to be recalculated, following a successful court challenge.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018

Assault suspect arrested after fleeing into river

An assault suspect waded into the Spokane River after assaulting two people and running from officers, police said in a news release.