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E. coli found in some contaminated Hillyard water this weekend

The testing of water samples in southeast Hillyard found no chemical contamination in water apparently contaminated with hydroseed, but three positive E. coli-contaminated sample spots did come back on Saturday. …


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Fires and mayhem’ lead to proposed firecracker ban

Spokane’s fire chief made a controversial request: Ban firecrackers in the city, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 1:57 p.m.

Executive chef hopes to provide budget experience to Fairfield Town Council

Steven Walk believes its time for change on the Fairfield Town Council.


Spokane men recognized for preserving automotive history

For John Clarizio and Jerry Click, their vintage trucks are more than the sum of their parts. They’re an important part of automobile history. And the two Spokane men aren’t …


Seoul: North Korea launches 2 short-range ballistic missiles

South Korea’s military says North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles in its second weapons test in less than a week


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Sanders, Warren clash with moderates over ‘Medicare for All’

Liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are slapping back against moderate rivals who ridiculed “Medicare for All” during a Democratic presidential debate in which lesser-known pragmatists are warning against …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Highway 395 closed in both directions near Colbert due to 3-injury collision

A multi-vehicle collision closed Highway 395 in both directions 9 miles north of Spokane Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:15 a.m.

Mead School District to float $14.6 million supplemental levy

According to the district, the money raised would reinstate some paraeducators lost in recent cuts, maintain nursing staff at current levels, increase safety and security personnel and expand learning opportunities …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Cougar Country in Pullman to reopen under new ownership

A Pullman couple has purchased Cougar Country Drive-In and aims to reopen the iconic restaurant in August.


Bridge over Sunset Boulevard closed for more than an hour as Spokane police negotiate with man on railing

The bridge over Sunset Boulevard was closed for about an hour and a half Tuesday afternoon as Spokane police negotiators talked to a man who was standing on the railing.


Spokane Valley homeowner fires gun to scare off knife-wielding man, sheriff’s office says

A Spokane Valley homeowner fired a two shots into the air and scared off a suspected burglar armed with a knife early Monday, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 2:44 p.m.

Medical examiner rules Richard Coffee died of drowning; family still seeks answers in mysterious death

A 56-year-old man whose body was found floating in the Spokane River near the Division Street Bridge after spending weeks in the water died of drowning, the Spokane County Medical …


Pakistani army plane crashes into homes, killing 19

A Pakistani military plane crashed into a residential area before dawn on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people, most of them in their homes on the outskirts of the city …


UN says Afghan forces, allies killed most civilians in 2019

More civilians were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces in Afghanistan in the first half of this year than by the Taliban and other militants, the U.N. mission said …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

California governor signs bill on presidential tax returns

California’s Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald …


PotlatchDeltic reports increase in Q2 net income

PotlatchDeltic announced net income of $17.1 million, or 25 cents per share, for the quarter, compared to net income of $6.6 million and 10 cents per share during the first …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

China: Most people in Xinjiang camps reintegrated to society

Officials from China’s Xinjiang region say most of those detained in the area’s contentious re-education centers have been moved from the facilities, but those assertions have been challenged by accounts …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Pentagon nominee denies sexual misconduct allegations

The Air Force general nominated to be the nation’s number two military officer strongly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, telling a Senate committee that he was falsely accused and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed

The body of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger is expected to be exhumed from an Indianapolis cemetery in September more than 85 years after he was killed by FBI agents …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

6 hurt by fireworks amid Hong Kong protests on riot charges

Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Despite polls, Trump says blacks like his Baltimore remarks

President Donald Trump is claiming a groundswell of African American support in response to his comments denigrating Rep. Elijah Cummings and his majority-black Baltimore district, despite polling showing consistently negative …


Unoccupied car found in Spokane River near state line early Tuesday

Firefighters responded to a car in the Spokane River near the state line early Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Here’s what you need to know about the Capital One data breach

The alleged hacker, Paige A. Thompson, obtained Social Security and bank account numbers in some instances, as well other information such as names, birthdates, credit scores and self-reported income, the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Trump sends Kim photos from DMZ visit; nuclear talks stalled

President Donald Trump has sent mementos from his brief visit to North Korea last month to Kim Jong Un, but substantive nuclear talks between the two countries have not yet …


Events look at balancing security, ambiance after shooting

Event organizers should review their emergency plans after a deadly shooting at a California food festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements as the peak of summer …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Medical examiner says woman died after taking fentanyl in Spokane County Jail

Sharona Carroll was the 13th person to die in the county’s custody since 2015, and at least the second inmate whose death was linked to contraband drugs.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Sheriff: Wisconsin gunman may have imitated Closs kidnapping

A Wisconsin man suspected of killing four people may have tried to imitate the abduction last year of teenager Jayme Closs by shooting his way into the home of a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

U.S. issues hacking security alert for small planes

The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Study: Rising ocean temperatures killing Guam coral reefs

A third of Guam’s coral reefs have died because of rising ocean temperatures, researchers said.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Rhinoceros conceived artificially born at California zoo

A conservation organization in San Diego says it has achieved the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America, an important step in saving another …