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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Four dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said. Several other people were wounded.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Melania Trump’s top spokeswoman violated federal law with ‘MAGA’ tweet

First lady Melania Trump’s top spokeswoman broke a long-standing federal law by issuing a pro-Trump message from her official Twitter account earlier this year, investigators announced Thursday.


Spokane Valley City Council may still not raise property taxes for 2019

Spokane Valley is planning to opt out of raising property taxes in 2019, which will mark a decade without an increase for residents.


Fire roundup: Spokane Valley crews rescue two women trapped after car rollover

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several reports of brush fires, natural gas leaks, downed electrical lines and a vehicle accident that required firefighters to extricate two women from …


Landmarks: Monument dedicated to early Spokane Valley settler Seth Woodard

Airway Heights woman gets wheels rolling to have monument built and dedicated to a Spokane Valley pioneer, her great-grandfather Seth Woodard.


Karen Winston receives same YWCA award as mother did 36 years ago

Karen Winston, at first a reluctant social worker, embraced her love of children and turned it into a lifelong career helping vulnerable children in Washington State.



Green Bluff Grange reveals hall renovations today

The Green Bluff Grange No. 300 will reveal recently completed


Valleyfest promises fan favorites and new events

Organizers of the 29th annual Valleyfest community festival being held this weekend are trying to encourage children to reach for the stars by bringing in a NASA exhibit to inspire …


Spokane chapter of Ryan’s Case for Smiles sews its 10,000th pillowcase for children patients in area hospitals

Sometime last Thursday morning one of the nearly 60 volunteers in the gym of Trinity Baptist Church in north Spokane sewed the 10,000th pillowcase that will be donated to one …


Southeast Spokane County Fair in Rockford offers annual fun for everyone

The annual Southeast Spokane County Fair this weekend in Rockford offers animals, exhibits and activities for everyone.


Front Porch: Columnist is learning to say it in 150 seconds

Cindy Hval is learning new things. She is telling her “Front Porch” stories in front of a camera on a segment of “Spokane Talks,” a television show on Fox28 Spokane.


Annual Coeur d’Fondo scenic bike rides Saturday will feature professional Italian cyclists

More than 1,500 bicyclists are expected to descend on downtown Coeur d’Alene Saturday for the seventh annual Coeur d’Fondo that allows cyclists to travel scenic routes between 120 and 15 …


One Peace, Many Paths hosting World Peace Flag ceremony, first Earth and Spirit Festival

The fourth annual World Peace Flag Ceremony and the first Earth and Spirit Festival will be held this weekend in Spokane as part of the Compassion Games.


Feature creature: Calvin the domestic short-haired cat would fit with any cat-loving family

Calvin the lynx point colored cat has been brought to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.


Gardening: It’s time to think about saving seeds from favorite vegetables, flowers, Pat Munts says

It’s time to think about saving seeds from your favorite vegetables and flowers.


100 years ago in Spokane: Anti-American sentiments land two in hot water

Two men were indicted by a Spokane federal grand jury for “slander” against the U.S.


Walking School Bus helps Spokane children get to school and instills confidence

Thanks to dozens of volunteers, the Walking School Bus helps young children – those who live too close to school for a conventional bus ride – find their way safely …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Spokane Public Schools planning to reduce staffing through attrition to pay for teacher raises

After delivering large pay raises for teachers and other staff, Spokane Public Schools administrators are now looking to shrink the size of its workforce.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Dave Smith Motors partners with Joydrive to expand online car-buying experience

Dave Smith Motors has announced it has partnered with Joydrive, an online network of handpicked car dealerships, to offer customers a new way to buy.


U.S. News & World Report ranks Gonzaga No. 4 among similar regional universities in the West

For the fourth year running, Gonzaga University is ranked fourth best regional university in the West, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual listings.


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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers face off in first public debate

In their first public debate, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Lisa Brown lobbed criticism on numerous issues, including health care, tax reform, gun control, the farm bill, …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018

Teen killed in dramatic natural gas explosions laid to rest

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of the lone victim of last week’s dramatic series of natural gas explosions and fires north of Boston on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018

Gonzaga fundraiser draws $355.4 million for improvements, scholarships

Gonzaga University announced Wednesday that it raised $355.4 million dollars in a seven-year-long fundraiser, far exceeding its original goal of $250 million.


Regulators: North Carolina flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters.


UN says Colombia’s coca production surges to record high

A United Nations report said Wednesday that cultivation of the plant used to make cocaine has reached an all-time high in Colombia, adding pressure on President Ivan Duque to resume …


Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentence

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings.


Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

The two Korean leaders took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, heading to a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and used in its …


Yakima police chief to collect $106,827 after firing

Yakima police chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. may have about two months until his job is officially terminated, but he’s already out of the office.