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West Valley High School second semester honor roll for 2018-19 school year

West Valley High School has announced its second semester honor roll for the 2018-19 school year.


Ecology Youth Corps teens hit the road

Ecology Youth Corps teens hit the road this week to spend part of their summer picking up trash along the region’s busiest highways.


Feature creature: Brodie who responds well to leash is ready to go for walks

Brodie is a brindle, tan-haired dog with a calm temperament and who responds well on a leash, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said in a news release. Refer …


Secretary in Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office resigns amid accusations that she illegally recorded co-workers

A secretary with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office resigned this month amid a criminal investigation that alleges she illegally recorded her co-workers discussing sensitive information multiple times.


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Spokane County Marriage licenses


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:24 a.m.

Control of Spokane Valley City Council a top issue for two of Councilman Arne Woodard’s primary challengers

Two candidates hoping to unseat conservative Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard say their goal is to shift the balance of power on the council. Former government contract negotiator Al …


100 years ago in Spokane: Former Washington State football Coach ‘Lone Star’ Dietz arrested again

A federal grand jury indicted famed football coach William H. “Lone Star” Dietz for a second time, after the first charges resulted in a hung jury in a Spokane federal …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

Lawyer: Stevens County militia leader fled to West Virginia to escape threats, not authorities

A lawyer for James “Russell” Bolton, a Stevens County man accused of extorting members of his own right-wing militia group, says Bolton was not trying to hide from authorities when …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Here’s what Jay Inslee said in his 6 answers in the Democratic presidential debate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee spoke six times during Wednesday’s Democratic debate, largely sticking on topic on his top issue: climate change.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Warren talks health care, Inslee climate change in first debate

Ten Democrats compare and contrast on health care, climate change and Afghanistan in first presidential candidate debate.


Analysis: Winners and losers from Democratic presidential debate’s first night

The first night of the first debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is over, with the first 10 candidates jousting Wednesday night in Miami. Below are some winners and …


German tourists run over, killed at Washington swimming hole

Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, were run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state said …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Woman just released from Spokane County Jail crashes into truck and flees scene, police say

After police booked a woman into jail on suspicion of driving with a suspended license Wednesday, she was released, but shortly after she crashed her car into a truck and …


AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the 1st Democratic debate

Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tussled on a Miami stage Wednesday night in the opening debate of the 2020 campaign, with 10 more on tap Thursday. A look at some …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Police arrest, book man into jail twice Tuesday morning

Police arrested a man and sent him to jail twice Tuesday. Gary A. Flett, 25, was arrested after trespassing at the House Of Charity at 7:45 a.m., according to a …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Dog walking, sitting provider Rover moves to new Spokane quarters

Rover, the Seattle-based dogsitting and walking startup, moved into Spokane’s Wonder building Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 6 p.m.

Leaks, accusations and staff shuffle: Turmoil inside DHS

The Department of Homeland Security is entering a new stage of dysfunction and finger-pointing.


Latest sex accusation against Trump lands with a thud

Some see the muted response to the latest sexual misconduct accusation against President Donald Trump as yet another symptom of the divisive Politics of Trump.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

River Rock Taphouse planning Friday opening in downtown Spokane

Spokane couple Mike and Denise Magee have been working around the clock to open River Rock Taphouse at 926 W. Sprague Ave. in the former Spokane Daily Chronicle newspaper printing …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

NASA opening moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions

NASA prepping to open moon rock samples sealed since the Apollo missions


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:04 a.m.

Spokane clinic gives patients with neurological diseases options to join clinical trials

Since 2018, a Spokane biomedical research company has waded into multiple clinical trials to find treatments to slow or more effectively fight neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. With more …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Nonprofit marks 150 years of educational service: P.E.O. awards $2,500 scholarship to Ferris grad

Ferris grad Allie Vu was presented with a $2,500 scholarship on June 11 by members of an organization that’s older than our state.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

Apple buys more self-driving car technology in latest deal

Apple buys struggling self-driving car startup as it continues to explore the potential of robotic vehicles.


French lawsuit accuses Google of violating EU privacy rules

A leading French consumer group filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday accusing Google of violating the European Union’s landmark 2018 privacy rules.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

‘The Office’ to leave Netflix as streaming battles heat up

Netflix is losing its most popular TV show, “The Office,” in a sign of things to come as more TV and movie makers start their own streaming services and take …


Denver airport drivers get stuck in mud using Google Maps

Denver drivers using Google Maps to get to the city’s airport last weekend and trying to avoid a traffic jam were sent on a detour that took them down a …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

New software glitch found in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet

A new flaw has turned up in the computer system of the Boeing 737 Max, further delaying the troubled plane’s return to flying.


Amtrak chief calls on U.S. to end ‘red tape’ on project for New York and New Jersey

Amtrak’s chief executive urged the Trump administration to provide federal funding and complete a key environmental review needed to advance the Gateway program of rail infrastructure projects in New York …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 7 p.m.

Worker injured at Priest River lumber mill

A Bonner County man was airlifted to a hospital Tuesday night with serious injuries after being trapped under a conveyer belt at the Stimson Lumber Co. mill in Priest River.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Someone set a downtown ATM on fire … and then urinated on it

At about 1 a.m. Wednesday, a security guard at the Bank of America Financial Center building at 601 W. Riverside Ave. caught a man setting something on fire and placing …