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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism – the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Besieged IS militants refuse to surrender, ask for an exit

More than 300 Islamic State militants surrounded in a tiny area in eastern Syria are refusing to surrender to U.S.-backed forces and are trying to negotiate an exit, Syrian activists …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Budget committee approves $2.2 billion for Idaho schools

The Legislature’s budget-setting committee has approved about a 6 percent increase to $2.2 billion for public schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint

Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper’s doorsteps, says it wants to be greener.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Spokane Valley paint store destroyed in Sunday night fire

A Spokane Valley paint store was completely destroyed Sunday night in a fire.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russia probe

President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

100 years ago today: League of Nations idea divides Spokane

The establishment of the League of Nations – an early attempt to form a United Nations-style organization – was a divisive issue in Spokane. Some critics, including U.S. Sen. Miles …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Faith and Values: Door closes, but a window opens, if you’re looking

“It’s not fair.” That phrase has come up a lot lately.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Getting There: 6 big transportation projects Spokane Valley plans to finish in 2019

Barker, Garland, Argonne are among the larger projects Spokane Vally will finish this year.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Then and Now: Taylor Bros. Department Store

Taylor Bros. at Five Mile Shopping Center was among the region’s projects started by businessman Colin Taylor. It is now Anytime Fitness.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Bike sharing may be back this spring with new rules

City leaders hope to bring bike sharing back to Spokane by spring, but with a new set of rules for both companies and riders.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Adults and students may soon use the same Spokane libraries at schools

When it comes to the future of libraries in Spokane, civic leaders aren’t going by the book – they’re writing a new one. It’s been a great read so far. …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Aide says Trump will veto disapproval of declaration

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Rare owls thrive in ghost town near Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES – Researchers have discovered a group of rare owls thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport, according to a newspaper report Sunday. The 10 burrowing …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

‘Taking their last breath’: Once-dominant

Once in control of about a third of Syria and Iraq, Islamic State militants now are down to what officials describe as a small tented village atop a network of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remains mum on reports he nominated President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his chief spokesman declined Monday to say if Abe had nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though they praised Trump for …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

EWU student crowned Miss Spokane

With an opera performance, in a navy evening gown, 24-year-old Eastern Washington student Ashlee Karras took the Miss Spokane crown for the second time Sunday night, making her the area’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Ex-FBI official says ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

WASHINGTON – Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

From freeway to fridge: Here’s how one Boise woman makes use of Idaho roadkill

BOISE – When Jessica Mundall sees an animal on the side of the road, there’s a decent chance it will end up inside her freezer. The 26-year-old is one of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Rash of stolen cars has police warning public

Police urge the public not to leave their cars unattended while warming them up after a spate of vehicle recoveries and arrests over the weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Family: U.K. teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Relatives of a British teen who ran away with other London schoolgirls to join the Islamic State extremist group says she has given birth to a baby boy in Syria …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Supreme Court to hear undeliverable mail case

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether the U.S. Postal Service can invalidate Mitch Hungerpiller’s patented process for handling undeliverable mail.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Clouds part on Presidents Day

Snowstorms are taking a break on Presidents Day in the Spokane region. But it will be cold. As drier air sweeps in from the northeast, sunshine and frigid temperatures are …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

State Need Grant could get new budget, new name

The State Need Grant, Washington’s largest college aid program, is in line for more money and a new name.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

As Washington lawmakers debate ending life imprisonment for 3-strikes, mom of Spokane murder victim speaks out

Washington lawmakers asked to resume parole for inmates with long prison terms, even those sentenced to life under the three-strikes law.


Eye on Boise: Little slows down minimum teacher salary boost, as school budget-setting approaches

With all the concerns over state tax revenues coming in behind forecasts this year due to income tax withholding issues, Gov. Brad Little has modified one of his signature proposals: …



100 years ago in Spokane: As private car ownership rises, so does the cost for a streetcar ride

Streetcar fares in Spokane were likely to go up from a nickel to seven cents, after being granted approval for such an increase by the Public Service Commission.