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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 9:39 a.m.

Spokane drive-by shooting suspect arrested in Oregon

U.S. Marshals arrested a suspect Wednesday in Saint Helens, Oregon, in connection with a drive-by shooting in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood on Aug. 20.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

As Grocery Outlet site seems less likely, Spokane considers 3rd Avenue homeless shelter without regional partners

With the county’s support for a new emergency homeless shelter on East Sprague uncertain, the city has found a new option in a Daybreak Youth Services building on East 3rd …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Oregon vape death patient used THC device from dispensary

A person who died of a severe respiratory illness in Oregon after vaping had used a product containing THC that was purchased at a marijuana dispensary.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

U.S. trade gap fell 2.7% in July including the gap with China

The U.S. trade deficit declined in July, including the gap with China that has been the focus of President Donald Trump’s tariffs.


Fed survey says growth is steady despite Trump’s trade wars

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the U.S. economy is still growing steadily and most businesses are optimistic, even in the face of President Trump’s trade wars.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Helicopter crash puzzles authorities as occupants left scene, won’t talk

The Asotin County Sheriff’s Office is puzzled by a Saturday night helicopter crash in the Snake River because the occupants left the scene immediately and won’t tell law enforcement how …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to stop trolling MillerCoors with ‘corn syrup’ packaging

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop using Bud Light packaging that implies rival brews made by MillerCoors contain corn syrup. The order extends an injunction issued in …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Carmakers to add alerts to prevent child heatstroke deaths

By the 2025 model year, nearly all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will come with electronic alerts to remind people to not leave children behind in the back seats.


Dorian creeps up southeast U.S. coast; near-record storm surge feared

Weakened but still deadly, Hurricane Dorian crept up the sooutheastern coast of the United States on Wednesday and millions were ordered to evacuate as forecasters said near-record levels of seawater …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 3:09 p.m.

Michigan to become 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Michigan could become the first state to ban flavored electronic cigarettes. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday ordered the state health department to issue emergency rules that will prohibit the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Caleb Sharpe will get public defender in Freeman school shooting case

Accused Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe will be represented by the Spokane County Public Defender’s Office.


Starbucks shares fall as company cuts profit growth forecast

Starbucks shares tumbled Wednesday after the company lowered its 2020 earnings forecast.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 3:02 p.m.

Stocks notch gains, erase prior day’s losses for S&P 500

Technology companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, erasing the S&P 500’s losses from a day earlier.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

Man dies in officer-involved shooting in Coeur d’Alene neighborhood

Police in Coeur d’Alene shot and killed a man Wednesday morning in a residential neighborhood between Silver Lake Mall and Lake City High School.


NTSB: Tesla Autopilot let driver rely too much on automation

A government investigation has found that a design flaw in Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a …


Judge: Epstein civil filings name hundreds of third parties

Sealed court records contain the names of at least hundreds of third parties who were mentioned in a civil case involving sexual abuse allegations against the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Man jailed on suspicion of vandalizing Spokane police cars and Knitting Factory

Bobby Risenhooven, 51, also known as Bobby Risenhoover, of Cheney is charged with two counts of first-degree malicious mischief for the damage to the police vehicles and one count of …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Google to pay $170M to settle allegations YouTube violated kids’ privacy law

Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent.


Miami’s Bahamian ties inspire relief effort after Dorian

Spared from the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, people in South Florida are donating water, food and household supplies in a relief effort spearheaded by descendants of some of Miami’s earliest …


U.S. watchdog: Separated migrant children suffered trauma

Migrant children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border last year suffered post-traumatic stress and other serious mental health problems, according to a government watchdog report Wednesday. …


As concerns about tackle football grow, flag football proves popular with players – and parents

It looks like another banner year for flag football. Participation is soaring – in America, Spokane and at Glover Middle School, where the season can’t get here soon enough.


Spokane County, Spokane Valley vote to redirect state sales tax for affordable housing

Spokane County and Spokane Valley could soon have hundreds of thousands more to invest in affordable housing after voting to keep a small percentage of state sales taxes local.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

New tool offers public a way to analyze police use of force

An interactive use-of-force dashboard was launched on Tuesday on the Office of Police Ombudsman’s website.


100 years ago in Eastern Washington: Chronicle calls for new bridges to replace ferries

A series of accidents on the Columbia River ferries prompted the Spokane Daily Chronicle editorial page to call for “radical and quick action in devising safer methods for transportation across …


Law that gives trainers authority to pull players at center of effort to combat concussions

“The kids are doing good with all this, they understand that we have their best interests at heart here,” West Valley football coach Craig Whitney said. “We want kids to …


New solution proposed for bus complaints on East Sprague

Nearly five months after the Spokane Transit Authority rebuffed Spokane Mayor David Condon’s request to move bus stops on East Sprague Avenue, the City Council will consider using technology to …


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Niche home-sharing sites roll out welcome mat for minorities

Their approach has carved out a thriving niche in the market. Muzbnb is a site for Muslims. Misterb&b serves gay travelers. Innclusive and Noirbnb cater to black customers. There are …


Man charged with kidnapping a Tri-Cities reporter for money. Police say he used a toy gun.

A 19-year-old man remains locked up on $500,000 bail one week after he allegedly went on a two-day violent crime spree in Kennewick.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Pre-teen arrested for threatening school

A 12-year-old boy was arrested Monday after threatening to shoot students at Orchard Middle School.