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Council votes to allow marijuana transporters to move to Spokane Valley

Marijuana transportation companies will be able to open offices in Spokane Valley after City Council voted Tuesday to add a new category to its marijuana regulations.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

More than 5,300 South Hill homes without electricity Tuesday evening

Power outages on the South Hill left more than 5,300 homes without electricity Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Tractor-trailer hauling hay catches fire that spreads to fields before crews contain the blaze

Sections of burned field and patches of hay lined South Betz Road in Cheney after a tractor-trailer hauling hay caught fire Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Matt Shea investigator could be hired this week

House administrators say they are close to hiring a private investigator to examine complaints about Rep. Matt Shea.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Data collection program comes to Spokane as part of effort to boost medical research

A National Institutes of Health program is collecting medical data in Spokane this week as part of a nationwide effort to gather information that will fuel research and promote individualized, …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Police arrest man twice Tuesday after alleged assault, attempted assault, burglary

Police booked the man after he allegedly attempted to hit one person with a cane and struck a different person with a rod in two seperate incidents. In between, he …


Rob Curley: Dorothy still cooking while kitchen gets a few new appliances

When Dorothy Dean and her nostalgia-filled recipes returned to the pages of The Spokesman-Review in the snow-filled winter of 2017 after a nearly 35-year absence, it was like our long-lost …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Robert Mueller takes the TV stage; Democrats hope America tunes in

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before two House committees promises to be the TV event of the year in the U.S. House.


Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

Boris Johnson has been chosen as Britain’s next prime minister, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a divided country.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Spokane police ask for help locating missing 13-year-old

Spokane police asked the public for help Tuesday afternoon locating a missing 13-year-old boy.


Starbucks to expand delivery nationally in 2020

The Seattle coffee company launched delivery last fall in Miami with its partner, Uber Eats. It has since expanded to 10 additional U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New …


Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. reports slight decrease in Q2 net income

Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent company of the Washington Trust Co., reported a slight decrease in net income for the second quarter.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 3:22 p.m.

Justice Department launches antitrust probe of Big Tech

The U.S. Justice Department opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Murder suspect told Spokane police he planned to kill victim, then her sister

Bryce J. Thompson, 19, confessed to a Spokane police detective that he planned the killing of Alyssa Dodd on July 17 but didn’t go through with a plan to kill …


U.S. home sales fall 1.7% with prices high and supply low

U.S. home sales tumbled 1.7% in June, with rising prices and a scarce supply locking out many Americans from ownership.


IMF sees a weaker global economy but upgrades U.S. forecast

The IMF said Tuesday that it expects the global economy to expand by a “sluggish” 3.2% in 2019, down from 3.6% in 2018 and from the 3.3% growth it forecast …


Idaho attorney general sues several opioid makers

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has filed another lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies, contending they deliberately deceived the public about the dangers of opioid prescriptions in order to generate big …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Judge orders Caleb Sharpe to be tried as adult for Freeman High School shooting

Accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe, 17, will face trial for first-degree murder as an adult, a judge ruled on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund

The Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks never runs out of money.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Trump puts his stamp on nation’s immigration courts

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Many killed in Nigerian protests for release of Shia leader

Security was high in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, Tuesday, a day after several people were killed in clashes between police and the country’s main Shia group.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Cellphones sought in Puerto Rico as political crisis deepens

A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude and offensive online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Kim inspects new sub, wants North Korea’s military bolstered

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country’s military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

US citizens and Iranian relatives sue over travel ban

A group of American citizens and legal residents trying to bring Iranian spouses and other family to join them in the United States has filed a federal lawsuit saying they …


Videos of water being dumped on police officers create stir

Cellphone videos of people brazenly dousing uniformed New York Police Department patrolmen with water have sparked outrage and led police officials to urge the force not to tolerate the behavior.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Hundreds of black deaths in 1919 are being remembered

America in the summer of 1919 ran red with blood from racial violence, and yet today, 100 years later, not many people know it even happened.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns

President Donald Trump is suing the House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials to prevent his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

CEO: Schools denied my offer after warning on lunch bills

The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on school lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected a company …


Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended with a bloody crackdown by troops, has died. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

South Korea, Russia differ over warning shots fired at jets

South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea’s airspace off the country’s eastern coast, Seoul officials said …