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This former ghost town on the fringes of LAX is now teeming with owls, legless lizards and butterflies

When the Los Angeles beachfront community of Surfridge disappeared decades ago to make way for the jet age, nature was slow to reclaim the sandy dunes and upscale lots that …


Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Spokane’s Windsong School disputes claims of negligence, bullying of students

A lawsuit accuses a private school in Spokane of bullying kindergartners, encouraging them to bully each other and evoking “negative karma from past lives” to justify it all. Administrators at …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Spokane Park Board approves Bacon Concrete bid for Southeast Sports Complex upgrades

The Spokane Park Board awarded bids last week for a $1.1 million upgrade of the Southeast Sports Complex at Altamont Street and 46th Avenue on the South Hill, it’s biggest …


Front Porch: Rooster’s crow signals new adventures in San Francisco

The rooster’s hoarse crows were sounding desperate and none of us knew what to do.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

House votes to raise smoking age to 21

In a bipartisan vote, the Washington House agrees to raise age for buying tobacco and vaping products to 21.


University High School announces winter quarter honor roll for 2018-19 school year

University High School of Central Valley School District has announced its winter quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


Evergreen Middle School announces its second quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year

Evergreen Middle School in the Central Valley School District has announced its second quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


Feature creature: HarleyDavidson needs home with lots of love

A dog named HarleyDavidson has been surrendered to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.


100 years later, Hutton Settlement still meeting children’s needs

The Hutton Settlement is marking its 100th anniversary with a series of planned events this year.


Spokane seeks $1.7 million from contractor for delayed sewage tank project

City of Spokane wants nearly $1.7 million from a construction company after the company took a year longer than scheduled to complete a waste water digester. The company is also …


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Voting for more than one candidate in an election suggested

Some Washington voters in the future could mark their ballots for more than one candidate in local elections, indicating which one they like best. Local governments could choose to use …


Fire in old part of Bangladesh’s capital kills at least 70

A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in an old part of Bangladesh’s capital and killed at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Victim of alleged assault in fight between Spokane neighbors over snow broke 2 ribs, bone in face, court records say

A man accused of attacking his neighbor over blowing snow into each others’ properties appeared Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court where his bond was set at $2,000.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Ex-school board candidate arrested in sex trafficking case

A one-time Edmonds school board candidate has been arrested in a sex-trafficking case after investigators said he groomed his children’s former babysitter and used “emotional and psychological coercion” to force …


Worried about a slowing economy, Fed officials want to maintain a key stimulus program

Amid growing worries about a slowing economy, Federal Reserve officials indicated at their meeting last month that they plan later this year to stop paring back a key stimulus program …


Katerra factory will add glulam beams

Clarification: Katerra’s Spokane Valley factory will produce cross-laminated timber to begin with and will add glulam beams in the future. A Sunday business story, based on information from Katerra, said …


Government shutdown cost Southwest Airlines $50 million more than estimated

Southwest Airlines says the government shutdown will cost the company around $60 million in first-quarter revenue, up from its previous estimates of $10 million to $15 million.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Crash on SR-291 northwest of Spokane blocks both lanes

Washington State Patrol shut down State Route 291 two miles northwest of Spokane due to a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured at least one person, according to a news release …


Samsung folding phone is different – but also almost $2,000

Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market.


Oakland teachers to walk off the job Thursday

Teachers in Oakland, California, will become the latest educators in the country to strike over pay and classroom conditions.


Black-Owned Business Expo returns to Spokane on Sunday

Spokane’s 2nd Annual “Black-Owned Business Expo” takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Google’s Nest home alarm system has microphone it forgot to mention

Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry’s leading …


Family friendly Greenacres Vendor Mall expanding in its new space on East Sprague Avenue

Greenacres Vendor Mall, with goods from more than 160 different vendors, could be Spokane Valley’s best kept secret.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Washington could ban eyeball tattoos

Legislative proposal aims to keep tattoos from making whites of your eyes any other color.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Omak man, 23, arrested for alleged threats against Washington sheriffs

Authorities on Wednesday arrested a 23-year-old Omak man who allegedly made Facebook posts threatening to kill law enforcement officers, including Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.


California student accused of making ‘Banana Plug’ drug app

A Northern California college freshman is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs.


Dairy farms take $4M hit from cows lost in blizzard

Officials say the more than 1,800 dairy cows that died in a blizzard in southern Washington state earlier this month were a nearly $4 million loss, not including the lost …