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UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Storm brought 3,500 lightning strikes to Inland Northwest

The storm blew over trees and sparked numerous fires, most of which were quickly doused by firefighters or heavy rain.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Breast implant recalled after link to more rare cancer cases

A leading breast implant maker is recalling a model linked to a rare form of cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on the company to remove the textured …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Mueller: No Russia exoneration for Trump, despite his claims

Robert Mueller on Wednesday bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump’s claims of total exoneration in the federal probe of Russia’s 2016 election interference, telling Congress he explicitly did not clear the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

Facebook’s big federal fine: Hammer or slap on the wrist?

The Federal Trade Commission’s record $5 billion fine and new oversight of Facebook is a serious attempt to rein in the world’s largest social media network after years of privacy …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Judge won’t block U.S. asylum restrictions at southern border

A federal judge said Wednesday that the Trump administration can enforce its new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits challenging the policy play out.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Medical Lake voters will decide if city fire department is absorbed by Spokane County Fire District 3

Medical Lake has had its own fire department since 1904, but voters could decide next month to eliminate it.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 10:31 a.m.

Family of woman whose body was found alongside her fiance’s in the Ridpath remembers her rocky life

Police haven’t determined what happened to a woman and a man whose bodies were recently found in the Ridpath, but the woman’s family recalls her struggles to maintain her sobriety …


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UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 10:10 a.m.

Developer seeks to alter Spokane Valley’s planned Barker roundabout

A Spokane Valley developer is pushing against plans to build a $25 million roundabout where Barker Road, Trent Avenue and Wellesley Avenue intersect. But those planning and funding the project …


‘I can conquer anything’: Spokane’s Amy Biviano prepares for double marathon as she battles epilepsy

Spokane resident Amy Biviano, diagnosed 26 years ago with epilepsy, plans to do a double marathon – 52.4 miles – to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation as part of …


Amid teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ Juul taps addiction expert as medical director

The company said the hire will support its efforts to stem a teen vaping craze the Food and Drug Administration has labeled an epidemic. But critics see a cynical tactic …


3rd District legislators at library Thursday

Residents of central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District will have a chance to seek answers from their lawmakers on Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Spokane County Fire District 5 tries again for levy increase for equipment improvements

Spokane County’s Fire District 5 is asking voters for a property tax levy increase of $0.46 to fund equipment and facilities improvements. The levy would be in effect from 2020-2035 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane stockbroker missing; wife believes he was abducted and killed

Spokane was transfixed by a new mystery: What happened to W.H. McNutt, well-known Spokane stockbroker?


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 6:37 a.m.

More than 20 fires erupt, nearly 300 bolts of lightning strike around Spokane County on Tuesday night

As thunderstorms rolled up from the Palouse and through Spokane on Tuesday night, lightning contributed to more than 20 fires in Spokane County alone, Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

Rhine risks a repeat of historic shutdown

The bustling boat traffic on Europe’s Rhine river ground to a halt for the first time in living memory last year, as shrinking alpine glaciers and severe drought made the …


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 …