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Tom Kelly: Tracking down the landlord became a mystery

Landlords can be a pain. Some have crossed the line from forgetful to clueless. At the top of the list was an absentee gentleman who enabled a typical living arrangement …

Nerd Wallet: In ‘SIM swap,’ criminals really have your number

In SIM swap fraud, criminals take over your phone number by duping your mobile carrier, which can unlock financial, email and social media accounts.

BBB Tip of the Week: Printers can be a place for scammers to linger

Digital multifunction printers have been around for the past decade. They contain built-in memory, known as RAM, to store documents semipermanently. That means the birth certificates you copied, the tax …

Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral

Trump drops plan to hold next Group of Seven meeting at his Doral golf resort after scathing criticism

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Analysis: Confronted by impeachment, Trump adds to the chaos

The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis, and Trump keeps adding to the chaos.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019

New footage shows hero coach disarming, comforting Oregon student

Newly released surveillance footage from the Parkrose High School gun scare in May shows Keanon Lowe, a security guard and coach at the Portland school, disarming, embracing and comforting the …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Roadside Bigfoot: Georgia museum devoted to legendary beast

In the picturesque mountains of north Georgia, an unassuming roadside building is now ground zero in the search for Bigfoot

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Turkey wants Syrian forces to leave border areas, aide says

A war monitor says Turkish-backed Syrian fighters crossed the border from Turkey and attacked a Kurdish-held town amid continued fighting nearly two days after a cease-fire was declared in northeast …

In many parts of Mexico, government ceded battle to cartels

A massive gunbattle in the Mexican city of Culiacan was shocking for the openness of government capitulation as it forced the release of a drug kingpin’s son, and the brazenness …

Trump outstripping Obama on pace of executive orders

A past critic of executive orders, Trump has exceeded Obama’s numbers each year of his presidency

Despair in Burgundy and beyond, as U.S. tariffs hit EU goods

French vintners are begging for government aid. Italian farmers are scrambling for new export markets. And American shoppers are about to face supermarket sticker shock on European products.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Killing of orphaned Idaho black bear cub raises questions

State wildlife officials in central Idaho say they killed an orphaned black bear cub rather than send it to a rehabilitation facility because success isn’t guaranteed, and Idaho already has …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Spokane woman gets 30 years for role in Social Security killing

A Washington woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in the killing of a woman whose body was found in Idaho.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Johnson says he will resist any Brexit delay beyond Oct. 31

Defiant Johnson says he will resist attempts to delay Britain’s departure from EU beyond end of the month.

Downed feeder line briefly knocks out power for several thousand homes in Spokane Valley

A downed feeder line knocked out power for several thousand homes in Spokane Valley Saturday morning for about an hour.

Two rare but ‘devastating’ conditions added to newborn screening list

Spokane County Health Officer Bob Lutz said both enzyme deficiency-related conditions are rare, but an early diagnosis can greatly affect a patient’s trajectory.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019

‘Nice girls don’t join the military’: New Fairchild commander proves her mettle – and critics wrong

Lt. Col. Cindy Dawson is the new commander of the reactivated 97th Air Refueling Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, the largest wing of KC-135 Stratotankers in the world.

Sue Lani Madsen: We don’t need affirmative action choking paths to success

What is sometimes a useful tool for jumpstarting change can quickly begin to undermine the very people it presumes to help.

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Spokane County Marriage licenses

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Eye on Boise: Medicaid enrollment beginning Nov. 1

Idaho will start enrollment in its newly expanded Medicaid program on Nov. 1, with benefits starting Jan. 1, and the state already has identified about 70,000 people it knows are …

100 years ago in Spokane: Boys accused of “forcibly hugging and kissing” telephone operators given lecture by judge

Three boys were on trial in police court for “forcibly hugging and kissing” two young telephone operators.

Motley Fool: Not a bitter pill

Investing in biotech stocks can be quite risky, with the potential for clinical failures, regulatory setbacks and new competitors. But for risk-tolerant long-term investors, Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: VRTX) is worth …

Markle’s example: New parents, it’s OK to not be OK

Duchess Meghan Markle opened up about her struggles of pregnancy and being a new mother. Spokane specialists and new mothers spoke about their experience.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Pay disparity hampers teacher retention in small districts

Some smaller Idaho school districts are struggling to retain teachers who are tempted by the bigger paychecks and increased resources offered by larger districts. The Post Register reports records from …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Man breaks doors, enters home, flees armed homeowners in Medical Lake, sheriff’s office says

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 27-year-old man Thursday after several Medical Lake residents reported he entered, tried to enter or damaged their property.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Mexicans seeking asylum becoming more prominent at U.S. border

As the Trump administration has all but stopped allowing Central American families to seek asylum in the U.S., Mexican parents and children are arriving in increasing numbers at the southern …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Gregory McCrea, serial child rapist with militia ties, released after two decades in federal prison

A child rapist who claimed 1,000 victims and had suspected ties to domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Chevie Kehoe, has been released from federal prison with plans to move home …

New Facebook oversight board results to be public, exec says

A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook’s platform in a “very public way,” an executive …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Washington tribes awarded more than $4.3 million in federal violence prevention grants

The Yakama Nation was awarded more than $3 million in grants, the Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation was awarded $698,000 and the Colville Tribe was awarded $584,000, according …

38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe

The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face …