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100 years ago in Spokane: Pharmacist warns citizens about dangers of drinking wood alcohol

Prohibition certainly did not prevent people from drinking alcohol – but sometimes the most dangerous kind of alcohol.


Sue Lani Madsen: Defining Hate Crime and the Drive to Just Do Something

An attention-seeking actor was arrested this week for allegedly staging a fake hate crime. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was clearly outraged when he held a news conference to announce …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

February has been a boon to private plow drivers, including an 18-year-old who made $35K in Seattle

More than 25 inches of snow blanketed Spokane in February, which means big business for snowplow operators.


New Spokane company FunnerSoft about to release its first game, PlanTechtor

As a child, Lester Bloom could often be found hunched over a large roll of paper drawing out new levels for the Mario video game series. Nineteen years later, Bloom …


All ayes on eyeball tattoo ban

Washington moved a step closer to banning eyeball tattoos Friday as a key committee sent the proposal to the full House.


Free college in Washington not likely, but many plans would help with the cost

Free college for everyone may not be coming to Washington, but many students could see the cost of their post-secondary education reduced – although by just how much is still …


The Dirt: New brewery on tap on North Washington Street

Hidden Mother Brewery will begin renovating a North Washington Street building into a Spokane taphouse, according to permits issued by the city.


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Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Spokane Gold and Travel Show and Great Outdoors and Bike Expo - Vision Marketing, today, Spokane Convention Center, 3,800 attendees.


Business Beat

Honors The American Pharmacists Association has announced that clinical assistant professor at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Kimberly McKeirnan has been selected for their Academy of Pharmacy …


Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountability

Cardinals attending Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors who fail …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Did a wolf or coyote kill N.C. teacher? DNA tests say maybe, but experts disagree

The death of North Carolina school teacher Brenda Hamilton in a mysterious animal attack last week has been linked to an unknown animal with canine DNA.


Mueller sentencing memo in Manafort case not yet public

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing memorandum for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was not publicly available late Friday, suggesting the document may still be under seal.


Survey: Most Oregon, Washington drivers OK with roundabouts

Most Pacific Northwesterners feel perfectly confident navigating roundabouts, according to a new poll of Oregon and Washington drivers from PEMCO Insurance, it’s just the other guy who needs to learn …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Man with flare gun caught by helicopter after allegedly trying to steal from Walmart

A man who allegedly tried to steal items from a Walmart in Spokane Valley was caught with help from a helicopter after he fled the store.


New York has prepared Paul Manafort charges if Trump pardons him

New York state prosecutors have put together a criminal case against Paul Manafort that they could file quickly if the former chairman of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign receives a presidential …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Nine Mile Falls man accused of violently raping woman he met on dating website

Police arrested a man Wednesday on suspicion he attacked and repeatedly raped a Spokane woman he met on a dating website.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

CDC to study chemical exposure at Fairchild Air Force Base, seven other military installations

Fairchild Air Force Base is one of eight U.S. military installations where federal scientists will study human exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the toxic man-made chemicals that have contaminated …


AP source: Mueller report not expected next week

A report from special counsel Robert Mueller about the Russia investigation is not expected to be delivered to the Justice Department next week.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks smoking age, marijuana, guns and Donald Trump in podcast

Ferguson said he’s confident the Washington Legislature will pass a bill this session increasing the legal smoking age to 21 and is eyeing a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s …


Snow may be tiresome for many, but it means profits for Toro

Heavy snow in some regions of the U.S. helped boost sales for Toro Co., which makes snowblowers.


China bars millions from travel for ‘social credit’ offenses

Skipped paying a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket. Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year for “social credit” offenses …


N.Y. Gov. Cuomo deems losing 2nd Amazon HQ ‘greatest tragedy’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Amazon’s backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City is the “greatest tragedy” he has seen since he …


Canada’s energy regulator endorses contentious pipeline

Canada’s energy regulator has endorsed the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would almost triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast.


U.S., China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow

U.S. and China extend trade talks through weekend, and a Xi-Trump meeting may follow in March


Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice

As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way …


Mattis for president? Grass-roots campaign takes root on Richland official’s lawn

A Richland city councilman thinks native son Jim Mattis would make a terrific governor or even president. Phil Lemley hopes his neighbors will help push a grassroots campaign to encourage …


Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year and disbanded the government amid deadly protests.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Moove on: No more ‘cow-tipping’ shirts at Oklahoma airport

The mayor of Oklahoma City is celebrating the completion of a personal mission: ridding the city’s airport of cow-tipping T-shirts.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

WSU announces Mike Leach class on football, insurgency warfare will take place this spring

The class will meet four times, followed by a fifth session that will be free and open to the public. The WSU football head coach will teach alongside Spokane County …