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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Sheriff: Maryland warehouse shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

U.K. leader Theresa May hits back after EU trashes her Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May challenged the European Union on Friday to break the “impasse” in Brexit negotiations, fighting back after the bloc threw divorce negotiations into doubt by labeling …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Trump drops civil tone, slams Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accuser credibility

Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence’s latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas.


Bigger, more extensive Spokane dog park planned for South Hill

The ongoing partnership between the city and Spokane Public Schools may produce a bigger and better dog park, with longer trails and less conflict with neighbors.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

100 years ago in Spokane: Peach pits pile up at Clemmer Theater in gas mask drive

The Clemmer Theater (today’s Bing Crosby Theater) held its first-ever “peach pit matinee” – and ended up collecting 2,500 pounds of peach pits.


Shawn Vestal: As federal government stalls, Spokane takes its place among localized climate actors

When the City Council overrode the mayor’s veto of new climate change standards for the city, it put Spokane into the right zone.


I-1634 would ban new local taxes on all groceries, including soda

Soda industry backs an initiative that would keep local governments from putting taxes on soda or groceries.


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U.S. sanctions China military agency for buying Russian arms

A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons, the State Department announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Postal workers gather downtown to protest privatization of mail services

Nearly two dozen postal workers and local labor union members gathered on the steps of the downtown Post Office to protest privatizing mail services and demand Congressional action.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Survivors of sexual violence can find help through new Seek then Speak program

People who have experienced sexual violence in the Spokane area now have an anonymous, online way to access information and contact law enforcement through a new app, Seek then Speak.


Trade war may mean higher prices at Gap

Gap Inc. says it doesn’t want to raise the price of your sweaters but, thanks to the trade war, it may have no other option.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital opens; will begin receiving patients next month

Spokane’s newest psychiatric hospital was officially unveiled Thursday before a ceremony of about 50 people.


Wells Fargo to cut 10 percent of workforce over next three years

Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for …


Report: Washington unemployment rate lowest in 42 years

A recent report shows Washington’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month – the lowest rate for August since 1976.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands …


Gen Z won’t kill brick-and-mortar, new surveys say

If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Woman found dead in Spokane River identified but name not released

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the woman and alerted authorities at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. She was floating in the river about two blocks east …


The ship Captain Cook used to ‘discover’ Australia may have been found – sunken in a U.S. harbor

More than two centuries ago, the British Royal Navy purchased a 4-year-old merchant ship with a flat-bottomed hull that was ideal for transporting cargo. The vessel would embark on an …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Hard seltzers on the rise, sold as a ‘better-for-you’ way to catch a buzz

Hard seltzers, the feistier cousins of nonalcoholic sparkling waters like LaCroix, are surging in popularity – a small but growing reason for optimism within the flagging beer industry.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Four Spokane vets flying to North Carolina to aid in aftermath of hurricane Florence

In the riverside city of New Bern, North Carolina, power outages and wastewater spills accompanied the flooding from Hurricane Florence. In online videos of the city, tall trees hang diagonally …


Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday.


New York judge dismisses harassment charge against actor Liev Schreiber

A suburban New York judge has dismissed charges against Liev Schreiber for allegedly attacking a local photographer while the actor was filming the popular Showtime series “Ray Donovan.”


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Reliable Source: Tickets to Michelle Obama’s book tour are going fast – and raising eyebrows

Tickets to Michelle Obama’s arena book tour went on presale Thursday for people who signed up early, and it’s looking like the former first lady is generating Beyonce-level sales.


Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago.


Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air …


It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some experts are concerned that the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Stocks at records; Dow beats all-time high from January

Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed …


8 people, including 4 undocumented immigrants, die in Arizona highway collision

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on crash on an Arizona highway, authorities said Thursday.