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Idaho agencies near deal to keep public access on land

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering paying its sister agency, the Department of Lands, to retain public recreation access to more than 2.3 million acres of state endowment …


Putin says latest U.S. sanctions senseless

U.S. economic sanctions against Russia are senseless, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, voicing hope that Washington will eventually agree to a constructive dialogue.


Yakima School District employees vote to strike as pay impasse continues

Hundreds of Yakima School District employees may not be in schools when classes start on Monday.


Verizon says it shouldn’t have throttled California firefighters during wildfire emergency

Verizon said it made a mistake by not removing data restrictions on a California fire department’s wireless service after firefighters went over their data cap as they struggled to contain …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

North Carolina will keep 3 Confederate monuments at Capitol

A North Carolina historical commission decided Wednesday that three Confederate monuments will remain on the state Capitol grounds with newly added context about slavery and civil rights, weighing in less …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Hurricane Lane weakens but still packing wallop

Hurricane Lane has weakened as it approaches Hawaii but was still expected to pack a wallop, forecasters said Wednesday.


Official say 3-year-old girl died in Auburn apartment fire

Authorities say a 3-year-old girl died in an apartment fire in Auburn.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Study: Many teens – and parents – feel tethered to phones

Parents lament their teenagers’ noses constantly in their phones, but they might want to take stock of their own screen time habits.


Disney offers tuition for hourly workers in tight job market

Disney is offering to pay full tuition for hourly workers who want to earn a college degree or finish a high school diploma.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Police: 2 Kentucky inmates injure jail staff, escape

Police were seeking two southeast Kentucky felons Wednesday who escaped from jail by spraying a bleach concoction in the eyes of one jail worker and physically attacking another before running …


Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak

Congo has approved the use of four more experimental treatments in the Ebola virus outbreak in its northeast, as health officials try to contain the spread amid the threat from …


U.S. home sales fell 0.7 percent, 4th straight monthly decline

U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market …


Aftershock hits Venezuela following biggest quake since 1900

A strong aftershock jolted Venezuela’s northeastern coast on Wednesday following the most powerful earthquake to hit the area in more than a century, though officials said neither caused major damage …


U.S. traffic deaths fell slightly in first half of year

The number of people killed on U.S. roads fell slightly in the first half of 2018, but a top safety organization says it’s likely that there will be little change …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Trump says he’s done nothing wrong, Cohen making up stories

President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution as his White House grappled with allegations that the president had orchestrated a campaign cover-up …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Wednesday morning air is rated ‘unhealthy’

After a slight break from “unhealthy” air quality readings during portions of Monday and Tuesday, the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency reported that Spokane awoke Wednesday to “unhealthy” air again.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off Oregon Coast; no damage reported

The quake, which was about 165 miles from land, was felt along coastal towns in Oregon as well as Salem, according to reports submitted to the U.S. Geological Service.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Wally Lindblad is frustrated with the care he gets in assisted living. So he’s giving $1 million to WSU.

Waldron (Wally) Lindblad has a button strapped around his wrist that he presses when he needs help. Sitting in his recliner in his apartment at an assisted living facility in …


New Christian school, Great Northern University, accepting applications after closure of Moody Bible Institute in Spokane

A new Christian college taking the place of the Moody Bible Institute, which closed its Spokane branch last fall, has received state approval and begun accepting applications for the fall …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Catholic Charities refutes claims of lawlessness and building a ‘small army’ of homeless people

Catholic Charities, which runs the city’s largest homeless shelter and has built hundreds of permanent homes for chronically homeless people, aggressively pushed back against what it deemed “some very serious …


100 years ago today in Spokane: Whitworth College trustees turn school over to government for military training use

The trustees of Whitworth College agreed to allow the school to become a military training college for the duration of the war.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Former Spokane chef faces up to life in prison following Richland sex sting

A longtime Spokane chef is facing up to life in prison if convicted on federal charges that he enticed two girls, ages 13 and 15, into to making explicit videos …


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Murray sees ‘cloud of corruption’ around Trump after developments in court cases

Paul Manafort conviction, Michael Cohen guilty pleas show “growing cloud of corruption” around President Donald Trump, Sen. Patty Murray says.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

Air quality predicted to stay in moderate-to-unhealthy range Wednesday

Northeast winds dispersed much of the smoke that hung over Spokane on Sunday and Monday, but the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency predicts a directional change could bring more smoke …


Q&A: What Cohen’s plea and Manafort’s verdict mean for Trump

Tuesday was a bad day in court for former associates of President Donald Trump, and it could foreshadow hard days ahead for the president.


Rural Idaho counties have more active voters than urban ones

More Idaho voters are turning out for statewide elections than ever before, but many counties lag behind the U.S. average, according to data from the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office.


Clearwater Paper sells Wisconsin plant for $72 million

Clearwater Paper Corp. has sold a plant in Wisconsin that makes recycled paper for $72 million.


Avista proposes lower electric and natural gas rates in Washington starting Nov. 1

Avista’s Washington customers could see about $10 in savings each month on their combined electric and natural gas bills under a proposed rate reduction.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

After Cohen’s guilty plea, Trump attacks Manafort conviction

President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled “guilty” of criminal charges. Although …