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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

As Senate hearing set for Brett Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as …


The Dirt: Buildings’ demolition clears way for Larry H. Miller dealership parking lots

More than two full city blocks in the city core are being remade for the creation of parking lots for a large downtown auto dealership, according to permits issued by …


How to respond to racist robocalls from North Idaho: Accordion-playing clowns, says Virginia man

Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible …


Eye on Boise: Paulette Jordan campaign chief’s resignation: Was it over PAC, or on-job friction?

Paulette Jordan’s campaign released a photo Thursday of its then-campaign manager, Michael Rosenow, posing with Jordan’s opponent in the race for governor, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, at a Little …


Will adding a sour kick get millennials to eat raisins?

Sun-Maid Raisins is easily one of the most recognizable brands in the United States. But even the company’s iconic red bonnet-wearing farm girl hasn’t been enough to keep this century-old …


Maria Cantwell seeking fourth term in U.S. Senate in race against Susan Hutchison

Republican challenger Susan Hutchison has a tough assignment in a campaign against three-term incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell.


Blocking robocalls – even racist ones – is a giant, complicated challenge, experts say

Billions of robocalls are sent each month, but a tiny fraction of them have attracted extra scrutiny. In recent months, an estimated 10,000 robocalls in at least five states have …


Motley Fool: Made-to-order growth

Moves suggest McDonald’s recent growth may continue.


BBB Tip of the Week: New law makes credit freezes, thaws easier and free

Identity theft can happen to anyone, but consumers have a new free tool to help protect themselves against scammers who would steal their financial information.


Week Ahead

Saturday Veteran Resource and Job Fair - Representatives from local veteran organizations, community organizations, the Spokane Vet Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs will provide resources and employment opportunities …


Semis, the last bastion of stick shifts, are going automated

The strictly manual transmission is disappearing from the cabs of semitrailer trucks – and the strong economy is one reason why. In its place is a manual transmission with a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018

Shawn Vestal: Battling hate, one conversation at a time

GU’s Kristine Hoover found her life’s work exploring and fighting hatred.


100 years ago in Spokane: Sash company turns production to war work

The White Pine Sash Co. of Spokane announced that it would be devoting itself entirely to war work.


Spin Control: Wrapup from the primary: Recount challenges and the biggest loser

Recount of key precincts showed no changes. Now candidates may challenge the process.


Tom Kelly: Empty house on the market may cost more to insure

Because a primary residence was unoccupied, vacant and headed for sale, its insurance premium had jumped to nearly eight times the normal rate.


Nationally renowned crossword puzzle creator David Steinberg gives shout out to area with special offering

David Steinberg was only 14 and just finishing Lakeside Middle School in Seattle when his first crossword was published by The New York Times, making him the then second-youngest constructor …


Rob Curley: Never mess up the crossword puzzles, a wise editor once said

Never mess up the crossword puzzles, a wise editor once said. Boy was he right.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Wind snaps limbs and wires, killing 1 and hurting others at crowded Tri-City events

Wind wreaked havoc at two festivals in the Tri-Cities on Saturday, killing a woman and sending at least two others to the hospital and hurting several others.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Fish, facepainting and Ford replicas delight Valleyfest-goers on Saturday

Hundreds flocked to this year’s Valleyfest on Saturday at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center and Maribeau Point Park in Spokane Valley.


Analysis: ‘Dark money’ claims in McMorris Rodgers, Brown debate oversimplify complicated campaign finance laws

The candidates both claimed the other was benefitting from campaign contributions that aren’t traceable. The issue has become heated in a race that has attracted outside attention from leadership groups …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a “provisional agreement” over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Graduates of Deaconess Hospital’s nursing school gather one last time to remember bygone era of medical education

Though the school shuttered in 1980, many of its graduates remain in the health care field. Dozens showed up Saturday at the hospital one last time to say farewell to …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Four injured after military vehicle drives over small cliff in Kittitas County

A military vehicle that fell 25 feet down a cliff led to four people being hospitalized near Interstate 90 in Kittitas County early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Fire early Saturday morning razes a shop north of Airway Heights

Flames were reported by a neighbor in the 19400 block of W. Bowie Road, according to fire officials. They were able to contain the damage to the shop, and there …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically …


Idaho deputy shot, wounded during arrest of robbery suspect

A Bingham County sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded while trying to arrest an armed robbery suspect, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Nespelem man injured in Okanogan County car crash while fleeing police, investigators say

Jeremiah Wippel was airlifted to Spokane following the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Art’s iconic ‘Blue Boy’ gets major 250th birthday makeover

“Blue Boy” is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public can watch as one of the world’s most recognizable paintings gets a little nip here, a nice tuck there and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It …