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Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran faces key test

President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran is at a crossroads as his administration decides whether to end one of the last remaining components of the 2015 nuclear deal.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

Review: Norah Jones is all about the music in her sold-out show at the Fox

Throughout the evening, the nine-time Grammy winner kept the mix of old and new going, backed by a trio on drums, bass and guitar or organ. Her beautiful, though sometimes …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Crews douse two small new blazes, expect Cheney fires to be fully contained Sunday

Crews fighting four wildfires southwest of Cheney kept the fire 65% contained Saturday and expect them to be fully contained on Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Hundreds of new Washington laws take effect Sunday

New laws governing everything from partially full wine bottles to fracking are set to become law on Sunday.


After nearly two decades, Colville Forest plan coming to a close

A nearly two-decade-long process determining the style and scope of management on the 1.1 million-acre Colville National Forest will come to a close this fall.


100 years ago in Montana: Dozens of firefighters trapped by wildfire save themselves in Whitecap Creek

Between 60 and 70 firefighters made a “spectacular escape” from a raging wildfire in the Selway region.


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Spokane Valley fire commissioner tries to fend off two challengers for seat

A one-term incumbent Spokane Valley Fire commissioner is hoping to retain his seat, as a former city councilman and a first-time candidate challenge him.


Couple continues rehab of Aberdeen Hotel

The top floor of the 121-year-old Hotel Aberdeen building in downtown Spokane is being renovated into three apartments, according to permits issued by the city.


MultiCare Health System planning new medical office building in Spokane Valley

Tacoma-based MultiCare Health System is planning to build a new medical office building adjacent to its existing hospital in Spokane Valley.


Cross-laminated timber maker Katerra moving offices to Wonder Building

Katerra is moving its Spokane area office to the Wonder Building on the north bank of the Spokane River downtown, according to city permit data.


Sue Lani Madsen: Candidate questionnaires bear sour grapes

Candidates are deluged with a multitude of questionnaires, even if they aren’t seeking an endorsement.


UPDATED: Sun., July 28, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Walmart in Spokane Valley completes store remodel

Walmart Inc. recently completed a remodel project to transform one of its Spokane Valley stores.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

JulyAmsh Powwow begins in Coeur d’Alene

Bells jingled, feathers swayed and drums pounded Friday evening as the annual JulyAmsh Powwow kicked off at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Man accused of robbing teenager at gunpoint in Spokane Valley arrested

The Spokane County Sheriff’s SWAT Team arrested a man who allegedly fired a gun in the July 17 robbery of a teenager on Friday.


Spokane officer on administrative leave for possible criminal use-of-force violation

A Spokane Police Department officer was placed on administrative leave Friday following an Internal Affairs review that determined an application of use of force appeared to violate department policy.


Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.


Cardinal Ortega, former archbishop of Havana, dies at 82

Cuba’s Roman Catholic Church says the former archbishop of Havana who helped organize the first papal visit to communist Cuba has died


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

‘It makes us stronger’: Spokane gathering celebrates efforts to sustain indigenous languages

Hundreds of families, students and community members gathered to celebrate and honor the Salish language at a rally in Riverfront Park Friday.


U.S. economy slowed to 2.1% growth rate in second quarter

The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the April-June quarter even as consumers stepped up their spending.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Privacy group challenges $5B Facebook settlement

A consumer privacy group has filed a challenge to Facebook’s $5B settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, saying it is not “adequate, reasonable or appropriate” and lets the social media …


U.S. stocks return to records following strong earnings

U.S. stocks pushed to record heights Friday following strong profit reports from Google’s parent company, Twitter and other big corporations.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

Analysis: What T-Mobile takeover of Sprint means for you

T-Mobile and Sprint say their anticipated combination will lead to better service and more competition, but critics fear higher prices and jobs lost.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Trump refuses to shield Apple’s Mac Pros from China tariffs

The pledge made in a Friday tweet rebuffs Apple’s attempt to shield its products from taxes being imposed on goods made in China as part of Trump administration’s trade war …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Classifieds newspaper The Exchange operating from new location

The free, weekly publication recently moved from a building it has occupied for more than 20 years in downtown Spokane to a location on Trent Avenue.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Moscow, Idaho-based Emsi to build new company headquarters

Moscow, Idaho-based Emsi, a labor market analytics firm, is expanding with plans to build a new, 70,000-square-foot company headquarters that will house more than 500 employees.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Man trapped, pronounced dead at scene of single-vehicle collision south of Long Lake

A man was trapped and later pronounced dead Friday afternoon when his vehicle crashed in northwestern Spokane County. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say at about 12:45 p.m. they received a …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Hazardous fire conditions arrive Saturday with winds, dry air, National Weather Service warns

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Saturday afternoon and evening, with low humidity and winds gusting to 35 mph in the forecast. Winds are expected …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Judge declines to provide outside counsel to suspect who has waited 30 months in jail as his attorneys keep quitting

A Spokane County Jail inmate who has waited 30 months without a trial was stalled this week in his request for a new attorney.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:10 p.m.

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UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Gonzaga, Whitworth receive high rankings for value in recent report

If you’re looking for a good return on your investment in higher education, a