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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

VIDEO: Chehalis Judge chases inmates during attempted escape

A judge removed his robe and gave chase after two handcuffed inmates made a run for it from his Washington state courtroom.


Virginia attorney general opens investigation into possible child sex abuse and coverup in the Catholic Church

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that his office is running an “ongoing investigation” into the state’s two Catholic dioceses and whether there has been any sexual abuse and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

100s of Oregon ‘witches’ paddle down river, minus the brooms

Hundreds of “witches” traded in broomsticks for paddles in Oregon during the last weekend before Halloween.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Man who died after SUV fell from High Drive died from gunshot; death ruled suicide

The driver of an SUV that plunged down a High Drive embankment on Spokane’s South Hill earlier this week died by suicide.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

LuLaRoe gig leaves vendors with clothes they’re unable to sell

Never-worn pieces from LuLaRoe, a multilevel marketing company that sells soft, comfortable clothing designed to fit all body types, are being consigned to the store in huge batches. Cut from …


Boeing tops all expectations on strong defense spending

Boeing breezed past almost all expectations for the third quarter and raised its outlook for the year on burgeoning defense spending.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

$1.537 billion Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina

Lottery officials say someone bought a ticket in South Carolina to win the Mega Millions jackpot with a final total of $1.537 billion, shy of the all-time world record.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN; no injuries

Pipe bombs packed with shards of glass were intercepted en route to several prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, in an unnerving wave that deepened political …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Rich Landers: My day with Sandra Day O’Connor

A newspaper writer is more likely to get a hug from President Trump than a day on a trout stream with an associate justice of the Supreme Court.


100 years ago in Spokane: Flu hospital overwhelmed as nurses get ill

Spokane’s emergency Spanish flu hospital in the Lion Hotel was now crowded to capacity and “more nurses were needed at once.”


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Spokane City Council members accused of violating bullying policies

The City’s Human Resources Department has begun investigating four city council members after employees reported they had been bullied during public meetings.


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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Spokane Valley Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin debate Democratic challengers Ted Cummings and Mary May

Candidates for the two House positions representing the 4th Legislative District shared vastly different views on health care, organized labor, immigration and other issues during a pair of debates Tuesday …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Spokane Mayor David Condon says federal rules trump new city law restricting bus searches by Border Patrol at Intermodal Center

Spokane’s Mayor David Condon said a new law City Council passed Monday restricting Border Patrol from searching buses in the Spokane Intermodal Center may not change the agency’s actions.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Idaho neo-Nazi targets Florida candidate Andrew Gillum in new racist robocall

A white supremacist who has lived in Sandpoint, Idaho, has sent a new round of racist robocalls targeting Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum that appear to be directed at …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Defense claims conspiracy in 2015 Newman Lake slaying

The trial of Colby D. Vodder began Tuesday, with his attorney telling a jury his client is the victim of a conspiracy that saw him wrongfully charged in the kidnapping …


Numbers drawn for record $1.6B Mega Millions jackpot

The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but it isn’t immediately clear if there’s a winner.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Shawn Vestal: Dirty-tricks mailer is the season’s deepest plunge into the muck

Glen Morgan, a conservative gadfly from Olympia who paints himself as a transparency activist, has produced a series of incredibly dishonest mailers intended to trick Democrats into writing in other …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Airman invents piece for 60-year-old plane to keep its landing-gear doors from breaking

The window behind Tech. Sgt. Shawn Roberge’s computer at Fairchild Air Force Base reveals a shop arranged with metal fabrication machines and tools he uses to tinker with parts for …


No olives? Putin pokes fun at U.S. seal amid arms pact dispute

Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the official seal of the United States while hosting U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Tuesday, saying he wondered if the American …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Authorities assess items found in search for missing Wisconsin girl

Investigators are assessing several items that volunteers found Tuesday during an expanded search for clues that might lead to a missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed, but none …


South Korea’s Moon ratifies deals with Kim despite backlash

South Korea’s liberal president on Tuesday formally confirmed his recent reconciliation deals with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, triggering immediate backlash from conservatives who called him “self-righteous” and “subservient” …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

State regulators have tough questions regarding Avista sale to Canadian utility

Proposed Avista sale to Hydro One prompts tough questions from regulators after Canadian utility’s management shakeup.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

As caravan moves north, Trump struggles with what to do

The Trump administration has not settled on a plan for what to do if a migrant caravan arrives at the southern border, despite threats by President Donald Trump to declare …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown to debate one final time in Walla Walla on Wednesday

It’s the final public debate between the two candidates for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress. Those wishing to watch in Spokane will need to find a computer with Internet access, …


Senate slipping away as Dems fight to preserve blue wave

In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It’s whether there will be a wave at all.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Gov. Jay Inslee tours University District Gateway Bridge as span reaches final stages of construction

City officials wouldn’t give a firm opening date for the bridge Tuesday, which will stand 120 feet tall on the eastern edge of downtown and link the University District with …


Hawaii bonsai tree stolen after owner raised it for decades

Hawaii police are trying to find a rare bonsai tree that was stolen from a nursery owner who says he spent 56 years caring for it.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Urban and outdoors mix to make Spokane a destination must, according to popular travel website TripAdvisor

Spokane was one of seven “rising U.S. cities” named as a top-tier bucket list destination for 2019, according to a popular travel website TripAdvisor.


Yellowstone superintendent won’t consider visitor caps

The new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said Tuesday he won’t consider capping the number of visitors to the nation’s first national park, which is on pace to attract more …