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U.S. to shut down Idaho nuclear waste processing project

Federal officials will shut down an Idaho nuclear waste treatment project after determining it would not be economically feasible to bring in radioactive waste from other states.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their …


The FBI says the Proud Boys are not an extremist group after all

A high-ranking FBI agent told reporters that the male-chauvinist group Proud Boys, who have made headlines for their part in violent clashes in Portland, Oregon, and New York, is not …


Trump picks Army chief of staff as next top military adviser

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he’s picked a battle-hardened commander who oversaw troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be the nation’s next top military adviser.


How crews plan to pulverize the Alaskan Way Viaduct

Visitors to the Seattle waterfront will hear the crunch of breaking concrete this February, while demolition equipment pivots through clouds of dust and mist, flexing spiked jaws that will munch …


GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit’s rebound

General Motors’ planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for “putting America on wheels,” but the closure and job losses …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Backlash over migrant caravan comments has Ammon Bundy rethinking his supporters

Ammon Bundy, one of the figureheads of the anti-government sentiment that crested with the rise of Donald Trump, Bundy made waves last week when he criticized the president for demonizing …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Idaho steelhead fishing to remain open on most rivers

Idaho wildlife officials have approved an agreement with conservation groups and sport anglers to keep most steelhead fishing areas open.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Rap concert stampede in Italy leaves 6 dead, over 50 hurt

Teenagers panicked before a rap concert at a jammed Italian disco, setting off a stampede that killed five of them and a mother who had brought her daughter to the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end

President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.


Toys for Tots in North Idaho working to overcome loss of top donor, Toys R Us

Both the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Marine Toys for Tots organization say they often need toys for young children the most. Leader of Toys for Tots Coeur d’Alene said its …


100 years ago in Spokane: Conflicting messages as flu death toll continues

Two contradictory headlines in The Spokesman-Review summed up how difficult it was to face grim reality, yet not create panic, in the depths of the Spanish flu epidemic.


De Leon’s Taco & Bar to open third Spokane location

The new location, anticipated to open in early 2019, will be at at 1801 N. Hamilton St. in the Logan neighborhood near Gonzaga University. Permits show $300,000 in work.


Real estate firm’s renovation of downtown Spokane building will lead to move

The $1.2 million remodel of the 14,200-square-foot building at 915 W. Second Ave. also will improve the adjoining 45-stall parking lot to the south. When complete, 4 Degrees Real Estate …


Wake Up Call, dental office included in Liberty Lake mixed-used development plans

Local coffee chain Wake Up Call will be expanding to Liberty Lake as part of a mixed-use development that will also house a dental office.


Sue Lani Madsen: Initiative 1000 barking up the wrong tree

If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, or with the acute hearing of dogs, a dog whistle refers to a sound pitched so high only a dog can hear it. When …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Faith and Values: Stripping politics from Christianity

In 1981, Billy Graham warned evangelical Christians about a “wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right,” warning that the “hard right [had] no interest in religion except to …


Christmas Bureau volunteer recruited her family to help serve recipients

Carla Crooks is working on making volunteering at the Christmas Bureau a family affair. She’s already recruited her husband and one daughter to join her and her other daughter plans …


Everett joins other cities in banning plastic bags

The Everett City Council has unanimously approved a plastic bag ban.


U.S.: Trump lawyer met Russian who offered ‘political synergy’

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a …


Fire at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall investigated

An early morning fire destroyed a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lacey and it’s being investigated as a possible arson.


Justice Mary Yu admonished over pro-charity Facebook post

Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu has received an admonishment over Facebook posts in which she promoted two charities: the newspaper Real Change and Lifelong, which supports HIV patients.


China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Average Spokane County home price was $246K during November

Spokane County home prices leveled off during November, while the number of homes sold during the month dipped slightly.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

New list of Catholic priest abuse on West Coast includes dozens of Jesuits with Spokane-area ties

The Jesuit religious order of the Catholic Church in the West released a list of names of “credibly accused” clergy Friday in response to renewed concern nationwide about sexual abuse …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Bull’s eye on Permian Basin on New Mexico-Texas border as oil prices rise

Some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state line, tapping one of the nation’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

U.S. just became a net oil exporter for the first time in 75 years

The shift to net exports is the dramatic result of an unprecedented boom in American oil production, with thousands of wells pumping from the Permian region of Texas and New …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

North Spokane stabbing suspect has history of violent attacks

Corey A. Taylor, 23, appeared in court Friday after police say he stabbed a man in north Spokane.