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Israel battles measles outbreak as infant dies of disease

Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018.


WSU student sues Pullman police for excessive force during arrest in restaurant

A Washington State University student is suing the Pullman Police Department alleging a pair of officers used excessive force while taking him into custody inside a Pullman Jack in the …


Major projects at stake as Spokane school bond heads to ballot next week

To everyone who will listen, Spokane Public Schools officials have spent the last few months talking about their hopes for the future. Those hopes are wrapped up in a $495 …


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Troops from Fairchild to be among those sent to border

Troops from Fairchild Air Force Base will be among those sent to the U.S.-Mexico border, a Fairchild spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The official did not say how many Fairchild troops would …


S. Korea’s Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “soon” visit Seoul.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Spokane PD captain named October’s national Officer of Month

Spokane Police Department Captain Tracie Meidl is traveling to Washington D.C. next year to be honored as the country’s chosen police officer for October 2018.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Man stabbed near North Central High

A man was attacked and stabbed in the torso near North Central High School at about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to police.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

At least one of Rep. Matt Shea’s campaign donors wants money back

The political arm of the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents 180 credit unions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, gave $1,000 to Shea’s campaign this year but recently asked the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Japan resumes work at disputed site for U.S. base relocation

Japan’s central government has resumed work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite local opposition.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Downtown Spokane heart sculptures to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House has partnered with STCU to install painted hearts throughout downtown to raise money for the charity.


Lime pulls some electric scooters from 3 California markets, citing fire danger

Lime has pulled about 2,000 of its electric rental scooters from the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego and Lake Tahoe, saying a battery defect in one model could cause …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Isenberg pleads not guilty in Coeur d’Alene to stealing funds for affordable housing

A Coeur d’Alene woman, who remains under investigation for the suspicious death of her husband, made her first appearance Wednesday in federal court and pleaded not guilty to several charges …


UK-Canadian ‘grand committee’ seeks to question Zuckerberg

Parliamentary committees in Britain and Canada on Wednesday urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before a joint hearing of international lawmakers examining fake news and the internet.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Former Freeman school district fundraising president under investigation for theft

The former president and treasurer of the Freeman school district’s nonprofit fundraising group is under investigation for first-degree theft after allegedly stealing more than $6,000 from the group’s bank account.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Jury acquits on kidnapping, is deadlocked on murder in Colby Vodder trial

After two days of deliberations a jury failed to reach a verdict against Colby Vodder, who was on trial for the 2015 killing of Bret Snow.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Annual Heritage Museum luncheon explores Spokane Valley history

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is holding its 15th Annual Heritage Program Luncheon Saturday, which will feature a presentation on Spokane Valley’s history. Spokane Valley Heritage Museum Director Jayne Singleton …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Police arrest man this week accused of October 18 nonfatal downtown shooting

Spokane police arrested a man Tuesday accused of shooting a person in the thigh near Browne Street and Pacific Avenue on October 18.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

U.S. stocks rally again, but finish October with steep losses

Stocks climbed for the second day in a row Wednesday at the end of a brutal month for the global market. Investors applauded strong quarterly results from companies that included …


Students discover 6,000-year-old stone ax at Mount Vernon

On a high school archaeological dig at George Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon, a stone that looked like a big potato turned up in their sifting screen. It turned out …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Former GSI employee to lead statewide focus on growing Washington’s aerospace industry

Robin Toth helped Eastern Washington’s aerospace manufacturing industry grow through her job at Greater Spokane Incorporated.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

U.S. companies hiring at robust pace; wages rise faster

U.S. companies added jobs in October at the healthiest pace in eight months, and wages rose by the most in a decade, the latest evidence of the durable strength of …


Authorities probing immigrant Saudi sisters’ mystery deaths

Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies, bound together with tape, washed up on New York City’s waterfront last week.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

GM offers buyouts to 18K salaried workers in North America

General Motors will attempt to cut costs by offering buyouts to about 18,000 white-collar workers in North America.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Trump: Number of troops sent to border could reach 15,000

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 – roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans …


Weary migrant caravan rests in south Mexico, asks for buses

Thousands of weary Central American migrants in a caravan that has advanced 250 miles into Mexico but remains far from the U.S. border hope they won’t have to walk anymore, …


Sen. McCaskill distances herself from Warren, Sanders and ‘crazy Democrats’

Facing a tough re-election battle, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) is distancing herself from liberal members of her party, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) – even as Warren’s leadership PAC donated …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Coeur d’Alene jury finds Magner partially responsible for 2016 boating deaths

After being acquitted in an earlier criminal case, Dennis D. Magner of Spokane has been found partially responsible in the wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two …


Libertarian backs Republican in tight Montana Senate race

The Libertarian candidate in Montana’s U.S. Senate race threw his support behind Republican Matt Rosendale on Wednesday in response to an election mailer from an unknown group that appeared aimed …


Trump launching rally blitz in final stretch of midterms

President Donald Trump is kicking off a final rally blitz with just days to go before midterm elections that will determine whether Republicans retain control of Congress. He’ll attend 11 …