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UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Family shocked as trailer burned in fatal Port Angeles fire; husband arrested

Police have arrested a man suspected in a mobile home fire that killed four people in Port Angeles, Wash.

UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

It’s a girl: Researchers get closer look at J pod orca baby

A new baby orca born to J pod is a female, researchers have confirmed.

UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

Woman, 29, killed in head-on crash near Loon Lake

Brianna Arena, of Deer Park, was pronounced dead after her Toyota sedan crossed the centerline on U.S. Highway 395 and crashed into an oncoming Lexus SUV, according to the Washington …

UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

At Spokane watch party, ‘no doubt’ of victory in Women’s World Cup Final

Soccer fans filled Geno’s in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood bright and early Sunday to watch the American team play in the Women’s World Cup Final. The crowd of about 80 was …

UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

MAC exhibit rethinks how giants, unicorns and Bigfoot came into being

A new exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture examines the real-world origins of mythical creatures, past and present.

Rob Curley: Subscribing in space

The customer call that came one day last December was different than any other. A longtime resident wanted daily delivery of The Spokesman-Review. At the International Space Station.

Front & Center: Picker’s creations show heavy metal in new light

Since launching his Lincoln Build Works a decade ago, Cody Rodenbough has found eager customers all over the United States for his repurposed industrial machinery.

Eye on Boise: North Idaho lawmaker continues pushing federal appeal to have guns

An Idaho state representative who is under federal indictment in Texas is continuing to press his appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals of a court order that he …

Shawn Vestal: Longtime activist looks back on half-century of progress since Stonewall riots

Christopher Lawrence has seen massive social changes in the 50 years since the riots at the Stonewall Inn, and he’s helped a lot of those changes come about in Spokane …

That’s no turret: Artist offers a different take on The Spokesman-Review building

Self-taught artist puts a new twist on Spokane’s iconic landmarks.

UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 1:52 p.m.

The Dirt: Owner preparing Scofflaw’s Books, a bar in the speak-easy style, coming to downtown Spokane

Bryan Harkey plans to open the bar Scofflaw’s Books in the American Legion Building in downtown Spokane in August.

NASA astronaut, Spokane native Anne McClain returns to Earth, shoots for the Moon

After 204 days in space, Spokane native Anne McClain returned to Earth on June 24, and she said the experience of actually living in space made her want to go …

Local health experts warn against using marijuana while pregnant, even as research remains inconclusive

Multiple studies have shown that marijuana use during pregnancy can be linked to low birth weight and cognitive issues during formative years, but that research has been limited by the …

Cabinet of curiosities: 15,000 ink samples at Secret Service

The U.S. Secret Service’s International Ink library contains more than 15,000 samples dating back to the 1920s.

UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Ancient life awakens amid thawing ice caps and permafrost

From about 1550 to 1850, a global cold snap called the Little Ice Age supersized glaciers throughout the Arctic. On Canada’s Ellesmere Island, Teardrop Glacier extended its frozen tongue across …

Paul Turner: So you moved here. Your first impression?

For those who weren’t born here, this time of year is the setting for many stories that begin “The first time I saw Spokane …” That’s because a fair number …

Tom Kelly: Don’t panic over last-minute cancellation

A last-minute rental can be an unexpected goldmine for a vacationer and a pain in the pocketbook for a second-home owner.

Nerd Wallet: How to nag new coworkers to save for retirement

Giving new colleagues some friendly advice about 401(k)s and similar plans can help set them on the road to a healthy retirement.

BBB Tip of the Week: Post-graduation prime time for student loan scams

For thousands of college graduates in Washington, making student loan payments will soon become reality. A reality that can feel like a huge financial burden. According to the Institute for …

Taking care of the dirt: Canola on rise as rotational crop

Chris Eckhart was raised on the principle that “when you take care of the dirt, the dirt takes care of you,” and the bright yellow, flowering canola blanketing his land …

Election preview: Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton draws five challengers in the northwest

Andy Rathbun, Jeff Martin, Christopher Savage, Ken Side and Jeff Rugan have filed against the incumbent councilwoman, who’s been in office since 2015 and has, at times, butted heads with …

Motley Fool: A Shopify Spree

In its most recent quarter, Shopify’s sales shot up 50% compared to the year-ago quarter, and the total number of merchants on the platform now sits around 820,000.

Spin Control: Eyman and others fail to qualify voter initiatives

Tim Eyman will have one familiar initiative on the November ballot that deals with $30 car tabs, but could not muster the signatures to get a second measure that would …

Man arrested in Oregon in death of original Mouseketeer

Authorities in Oregon have arrested a man in the death of an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

AP Sources: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY on sex charges

Law enforcement officials say that wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New York on sex-trafficking charges.

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

From Libya to Texas, tragedies illustrate plight of migrants

Recent tragedies have focused attention on the risks faced by migrants, who are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the …

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Spain: Pamplona kicks off running of the bulls festival

The blast of a traditional firework opened Saturday nine days of uninterrupted partying in Pamplona’s famed running-of-the-bulls festival

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

‘Like the word was ending’: Shopping plaza blast injures 21

Shopping plaza explosion in South Florida leaves 21 injured; one witness describes loud blast, building shaking and flying debris ‘almost like the world was ending.’

Top official says Iran ready for higher uranium enrichment

A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to begin enriching uranium beyond the level set by Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Officer shoots at, arrests fleeing suspect in lower South Hill; no injuries

A Spokane police officer shot at but did not hit a wanted person on the lower South Hill on Saturday afternoon. No one was hurt and the suspect was arrested.