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Christmas Bureau ready to throw open the doors

The Christmas Bureau opens its doors today. Volunteers have been stacking toys and sorting stuffed animals from the Spokane Chiefs’ Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday.


Shawn Vestal: Police union again undermines independent oversight by ombudsman

The ongoing battle to achieve independent oversight over the Spokane Police Department – a value that voters in this city have supported overwhelmingly – is again being thwarted by the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Spokane joins statewide group to increase teen homeless services

Spokane is joining three other Washington counties in an initiative to study youth homelessness and fill in gaps between shelters and the services at-risk young people need to succeed.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Spokane County commissioners open union contract negotiations to the public

The move means members of the public and media will be able to witness the collective bargaining process in real time, even though state law allows that process to take …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Nonprofit pop-up shop helps kids shop for inexpensive presents for their parents

On Wednesday, Cash went with his sister and their teacher to the second floor of River Park Square, where a pop-up shop welcomed them with thousands of inexpensive gift options …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Spokane school board to hear new sports stadium proposal

Board members have agreed to hear a new proposal Wednesday night from the Spokane Sports Commission and the Spokane Public Facilities District for an enhanced Sportsplex and indoor stadium.


Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding 12 and sparking a massive …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Spokane County commissioners approve new lease agreement with raceway operator

Spokane County commissioners approved changes to a lease agreement with the Spokane County Raceway operator to reduce annual fees in exchange for more law enforcement training days.


Flynn argues against prison time in Russia investigation

Lawyers for Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Second judge recuses himself from Spokane County cat pee case as scholar argues sealed records violate First Amendment

Judge Gary Libey had been expected to decide whether to unseal records in the case, in which Michael Price, the presiding judge in Spokane County Superior Court, sued a cat …


Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food …


California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees

Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

Judges overturn attempted-murder conviction in baseball bat attack on EWU student

A man who joked on tape about whether his baseball-bat beating caused his victim to become “retarded” had his conviction for attempted first-degree murder vacated by the state Court of …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018

Illegal harvest of Doug firs ‘blatant,’ BLM official says

Thieves have been helping themselves to Douglas fir trees on federal land near Pinehurst, Idaho. A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the successful prosecution of the …


Ex-Target pharmacist wins $570K after alleging retailer broke Medicaid refill rules

Target has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal and Massachusetts state law by submitting claims in violation of rules against Medicaid prescriptions …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Deputies arrest Spokane Valley stabbing suspect near Costco

A man suspected of stabbing another man and sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries was arrested Monday evening.


Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas

California’s increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state’s top firefighter says.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Mead woman dies in fatal crash on U.S. 2 closed north of Riverside

One person died in a two-car collision on U.S. Highway 2 Tuesday afternoon.


Dell shareholders vote to take tech giant public again

Dell Technologies shareholders on Tuesday voted to take the Round Rock, Texas-based tech giant public after five years as a private company.


Wild ride to nowhere: U.S. stocks rise, fall and repeat

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks careened between big gains and modest losses on Tuesday before indexes ended the day mixed, the latest dizzying run for a market that’s been dominated …


Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media

Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, …


Stephen Curry says the U.S. never landed on the moon. NASA cries foul.

Until this precise moment in his nearly decade-long career, Stephen Curry has remained gleefully free of controversy. A few seconds of a podcast, however, may have changed everything.


Lawmakers OK $4,551 a month to pay for governor’s housing

A state panel has voted to slightly raise the housing stipend for Idaho’s governor as the state continues to be one of a handful without a governor’s mansion.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies

Google CEO Sundar Pichai – and other tech executives who may be watching – got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Washington governor proposes plans to fix mental health

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled his budget and policy plans Tuesday for fixing the state’s struggling mental health system in the coming years.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018

Clarence Thomas references Gonzaga University case in Planned Parenthood dissent

A case against Gonzaga University that reached the Supreme Court in 2002 resurfaced this week when Justice Clarence Thomas referenced the case in dissent.


Women get board seats mostly when it’s required by law

A new study by Egon Zehnder points out that among countries that average three or more women on large company boards – thought to be the threshold at which diversity …


Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch …


Activists decry no-jail sentence for former frat president

In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University …


Fears of metal-tainted meat prompt recall of Jimmy Dean sausage in 21 states

More than 28,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage has been recalled over fears over metal tainting in meat distributed to 21 states, the company said Tuesday, in a move to …