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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Man accused of harassing, threatening 911 operator in more than 20 calls

Spokane Valley Deputies arrested a man on Tuesday for making “highly agitated and abusive” threats to a 911 operator.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Cougs fans get ready for Gameday in Pullman

PULLMAN – For many Cougar fans, it’s all about the journey. This one was special.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

States and feds unite on election security after ‘16 clashes

Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018

Spokane to partner with Verizon on Smart Cities project

Spokane has added telecommunications company Verizon to it’s list of partners for a smart city project, which will add technology to improve air quality monitoring, save light energy and potentially …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Cheney man appears in court for alleged killing of wife with laced ice cream

A Cheney man appeared before a judge Thursday to face charges that he allegedly killed his wife by lacing her ice cream with a lethal dose of pain medication in …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Breaching dams to benefit endangered orcas is contentious issue

Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention.


Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

WASHINGTON – Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said. The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Facebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake information

Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their monitors while data streams across giant dashboards.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers reveal their most admired party leader in Rotary debate

Taking the stage for the second time in less than 24 hours, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown met in a public debate Thursday hosted by Spokane Rotary 21. …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Woman dies in hit and run in Liberty Lake; police looking for vehicle

A pedestrian died after a hit and run in Liberty Lake Thursday morning. Police are searching for the vehicle involved, a red Dodge pickup truck, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Candlelight vigil planned for Lewis and Clark student killed in downtown shooting

The victim of Wednesday’s fatal shooting in downtown Spokane has been identified as Eddie Daniels III, a 15-year-old student at Lewis and Clark High School.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Spokane County mailed 300,000 ballots this week. Here’s how.

310,000 ballots sent out from the Spokane County Elections Office this week should be in the hands of voters by Oct. 22.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no …


Rapper Yella Beezy shot on Texas highway, still hospitalized

Management for rapper Yella Beezy says he remains hospitalized after being shot while driving on a highway in Texas.


’Disappointed’ Kobe Bryant removed from animation fest jury after petition cites old rape allegation

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant has been removed from this weekend’s Animation Is Film Festival days after an online petition protesting his appointment over his 2003 rape allegation surfaced online.


Mueller said ready to deliver key findings in his Trump probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

Cindy Wilson challenging Sherri Ybarra in race for Idaho superintendent of schools

Sherri Ybarra says if voters re-elect her for another four-year term as state superintendent of schools, they’ll be voting for stability.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Trump supporters gather for Missoula rally

The line for President Trump’s rally at the Missoula International Airport began forming at 3:30 a.m. Among those there to support Trump are the Blazen Divaz from Coeur d’Alene.


Medical Lake schools and Whitworth team up to provide mental health care

The Medical Lake School District is partnering with Whitworth University to provide mental health care to its students, families, staff and the community.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Why Amazon Prime memberships might be waning

Amazon Prime memberships – the main engine behind the retailer’s online dominance – may be starting to step off the gas.


Two workers acquitted of lying in water park death probe

Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while riding what was billed as the world’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ …


Federal judge orders EPA to protect salmon from warm temps in Columbia River basin

A federal judge has ordered protection for salmon in the Columbia River basin from warm water temperatures that have been lethal to salmon and steelhead as the climate changes.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Former Microsoft director indicted on embezzlement charges

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Microsoft sports marketing director with five counts of wire fraud, accusing him of attempting to embezzle $1.5 million from the company and using his …


‘Honestly, it’s not for everyone’ says Nebraska’s self-deprecating, new tourism campaign

Nebraska has an image problem. For four consecutive years, it’s come in dead last on a list of states that tourists are interested in visiting, according to the travel marketing …


Driver who hit car show crowd guilty of reckless driving

The driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show in Boise has been found guilty of reckless driving.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Washington Supreme Court rules sentencing youth to life without parole is unconstitutional

A split Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Starbucks selling stores, closing office in Europe

Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

U.S. pulls out of Saudi meeting amid mixed signs on Khashoggi

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he told Saudi Arabia’s rulers that the U.S. takes “very seriously” the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will await the outcome of investigations …


Idaho lieutenant governor hopefuls Collum, McGeachin clash in their only debate

The two rivals vying to be Idaho’s lieutenant governor outlined starkly different views during their statewide debate on Wednesday night, with Republican Janice McGeachin warning against “traveling down the progressive …