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UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Thousands gather at Stonewall 50 years after gay community uprising

Thousands of people have converged on New York City’s Stonewall Inn for the 50th anniversary of the rebellion that catalyzed a movement for LGBTQ liberation


Dutch government presents measures to cut carbon emissions

The Dutch government presented Friday a wide-ranging raft of measures – from a carbon tax for business to more bicycle parking at railway stations – that aim to slash by …


Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave

Firefighters and aircraft battled for a third straight day Friday to contain a major wildfire that started in a pile of chicken dung and raced across the hills of northeastern …


G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

40 tons of fishing nets retrieved in Pacific Ocean cleanup

In a mission to clean up trash floating in the ocean, environmentalists pulled 40 tons of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Additional US fighter planes sent to Gulf amid Iran tensions

Nearly a dozen Air Force F-22 stealth fighters have deployed to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, part of a force buildup requested by U.S. Central Command in May in …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

An avowed white supremacist sentenced to life in prison for hate crimes

James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, will spend the rest of his life in prison for crashing his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, and killing a young woman …


Trump jokes about election meddling with Putin

With a smirk and a finger point, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia’s Vladimir Putin “Don’t meddle in the election” in their first meeting since the special counsel concluded that …


Plane crashes into North Carolina home, killing 2

A single-engine plane crashed into a North Carolina home, killing the pilot and someone inside the house, authorities said. Another person in the house was seriously hurt.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

Jimmy Carter claims Russia won Trump the White House

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is president only because of Russian interference.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Anytime Fitness plans to open a second gym in Spokane Valley

Anytime Fitness is planning to open a second gym in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Police arrest man suspected of killing Utah college student

A Utah college student last seen in a Salt Lake City park 11 days ago was abducted and killed and her remains burned in the yard of a man now …


Rockwood Clinic to upgrade neuroscience institute

Rockwood Clinic is spending $250,000 to update its MultiCare Neuroscience Institute in north Spokane, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Report: Apple to shift assembly of Mac Pro from U.S. to China

Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro computer in China, shifting away from a U.S. assembly line it had been using for that product in recent years, according to a …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Fingernail DNA links Ponderay man with unsolved 1987 killing in Sandpoint

Investigators had no way of knowing 32 years ago that 18-year-old Tammy Bristow held the key, under her fingernails, to identifying the man who investigators believe put the rope around …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Krueger Sheet Metal has plans to build manufacturing facility, warehouse in Spokane Valley

Krueger Sheet Metal is planning to build a manufacturing facility and warehouse in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Feds allocate $10M to combat violence in rural Alaska

Attorney General William Barr has declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska, clearing the way for the Justice Department to award more than $10 million to combat crime in rural …


Charter school Pride Prep plans $750,000 expansion

Pride Prep, Spokane’s first charter school, will embark on a $750,000 expansion, according to city permit data.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Family displaced, firefighter injured when garage fire spreads to home in Hillyard

A garage fire in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood – with flames so hot it melted plastic on an RV parked on the street – spread to a century-old house Friday morning, …


Facebook’s digital currency may flourish in the analog world

Facebook’s new Libra digital currency is aimed at a huge potential market for financial services – the entire developing world, with billions of people in areas such as India and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Supreme Court to decide on Trump bid to end DACA

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation.


100 years ago today in Spokane: Spokane set to celebrate signing of Versailles Treaty

Spokane’s mayor called on all residents to celebrate the “greatest day in the history of the world.”


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

State courts side with Spokane River advocates on summer minimum flow levels, protecting recreational use

Spokane River advocates say they got a major win in court Wednesday, assuaging some worries about summer flows dipping below adequate levels for recreational and business uses.


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Garland Resale Boutique opening Friday in downtown Spokane

Garland Resale Boutique is opening today in downtown Spokane following months of work to repair damage from a fire earlier this year. The boutique was set to open in March …


Local governments, industries submit plans to limit pollution in Spokane River as conservation groups cry foul

The Department of Ecology has accepted applications from Spokane, Liberty Lake, Spokane County, Kaiser and Inland Empire Paper to avoid having to meet a standard for cancer-causing pollution that they …


For two weeks a year, children with rare speech disorder learn to overcome and be heard

Children from around the country with childhood apraxia of speech come to Spokane for two weeks of intensive treatment at Camp Candoo.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

Democrats in second debate get scrappy

In a scrappy debate, 10 Democrats spar on health care, immigration and which generation has the answers.


Clash between liberal, authoritarian values at G20 summit

World leaders gathered for a Group of 20 summit are clashing over the values that have served as the foundation of their cooperation