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Hong Kong’s last British leader: China’s agenda ‘Orwellian’

The last British governor of Hong Kong criticized the Chinese government on Friday over proposed national security legislation, calling it part of an “Orwellian” drive to eliminate opposition in violation …

Alabama city removes Confederate statue without notice

Alabama’s port city removed a statue of a Confederate naval officer early Friday after days of protests over the police killing of George Floyd, with the mayor saying the monument …

US cardinal at Vatican prays for Floyd, and America’s future

The highest-ranking American cardinal at the Vatican on Friday deplored the “unjust” killing of George Floyd, saying it laid bare that the Christian principles of the U.S. Constitution aren’t being …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Trump moves to allow commercial fishing in conservation area

President Donald Trump took action Friday to allow commercial fishing at marine conservation area off New England coast.

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

U.K.’s official virus-related death toll surpasses 40,000

The U.K. became the second country to officially record more than 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths as more than 100 scientists wrote to the British government to urge it to reconsider its …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy

At least the dead will always be there. All too many have been, for 76 years since that fateful June 6 on France’s Normandy beaches, when allied troops in 1944 …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Ombudsman, police department vow to review complaints following Sunday protests

The Spokane Police Ombudsman will review more than a dozen complaints filed about officer conduct in the wake of Sunday’s protests.

EU wants borders free of virus restrictions by end of June

Europe could have its free travel zone up and running again by the end of this month, but travelers from further afield will not be allowed in before July, a …

UN health agency: Wear mask if you can’t keep your distance

The World Health Organization is broadening its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic and said Friday it is now advising that in areas where the virus …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

57 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Spokane County, almost doubling previous daily high

Spokane County now has more than 700 confirmed cases of COVID-19, after health officials reported 57 new cases on Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

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Malaria drug didn’t help virus patients, big U.K. study finds

Leaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other medicines for hospitalized COVID-19 patients say they will stop putting people …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Trump jabs Maine’s Democratic governor; she hits back

President Donald Trump is slamming Maine’s Democratic governor and urging his supporters to help get the rest of the state to vote for him if they want to see the …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House

City workers and activists painted the words Black Lives Matter in enormous bright yellow letters on the the street leading to the White House, a highly visible sign of the …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Underground fire on Riverside in downtown Spokane causes outages

Spokane firefighters quickly extinguished an underground fire on Riverside Avenue on Friday, but not before it cut off power to multiple nearby businesses and traffic signals.

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Trump hails jobs report, but unemployment rate still high

President Donald Trump took a victory lap Friday morning after the government reported surprising job gains for last month, seizing on the data to predict that the worst of the …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Witness: Floyd didn’t resist arrest, tried to defuse things

A man who was with George Floyd on the night he died said his friend did not resist arrest and instead tried to diffuse the situation before he ended up …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

NYC mayor: Protests largely peaceful, curfew will continue

The latest night of protests in New York over the death of George Floyd was largely peaceful, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday, while promising further reform of a police …

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

UN agency: Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency says Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers.

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Buffalo officers suspended in shoving of 75-year-old man

Dozens of police officers in Buffalo, New York, are stepping down from the department’s crowd control unit

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

U.S. unemployment drops unexpectedly to a still-high 13.3%

The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% – still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression – as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns …

‘Wherever you are, that’s where I’ll be’: Cancer survivor dies from coronavirus

Marolyn Heiss died at 72 on May 3, due to a variety of ailments culminating in complications due to COVID-19. Unlike the majority of coronavirus victims, she died at home …

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Knezovich defends controversial Killology police training seminar set to be in Spokane area

An architect of controversial police training, aimed at readying officers for the moment they kill someone and how they’ll react to it, is scheduled to hold a seminar for Spokane-area …

Shawn Vestal: The need for legal aid an unseen front in the coronavirus crisis

Most of us understand that the coronavirus presents a health crisis, an economic crisis and a social crisis. But for those at the bottom of the economic scale, it could …

Enterprising Spirit: Donut Parade upped its donations despite downturn, reopened in time for National Doughnut Day

When the pandemic-caused stay-home order went into effect, Donut Parade co-owner Nathan Peabody knew he wanted to find a way to help out. Already accustomed to giving away doughnuts at …

100 years ago in Spokane: Hope alive locally for Spokane senator’s presidential aspirations

The national Republican convention was getting underway in Chicago, and local Republicans had still not given up on the idea of a presidential candidate from Spokane.

UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Family of man who died in police restraint wants cops fired

The family of Tacoma man who died after being restrained by police in March are calling for the four officers involved to be fired and arrested after the Pierce County …

UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Trail Blazers Damian Lillard joins Portland protest

Thousands of protesters who gathered for the sixth consecutive night of protests in Portland remained peaceful.

UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Modified graduations at SPS high schools will be on video

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered many plans this spring, especially those of Spokane seniors and their families. Instead of the traditional celebration at the Spokane Arena, all five comprehensive high …