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UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Man accused of robbing teenager at gunpoint in Spokane Valley arrested

The Spokane County Sheriff’s SWAT Team arrested a man who allegedly fired a gun in the July 17 robbery of a teenager on Friday.


Spokane officer on administrative leave for possible criminal use-of-force violation

A Spokane Police Department officer was placed on administrative leave Friday following an Internal Affairs review that determined an application of use of force appeared to violate department policy.


Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.


Cardinal Ortega, former archbishop of Havana, dies at 82

Cuba’s Roman Catholic Church says the former archbishop of Havana who helped organize the first papal visit to communist Cuba has died


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

‘It makes us stronger’: Spokane gathering celebrates efforts to sustain indigenous languages

Hundreds of families, students and community members gathered to celebrate and honor the Salish language at a rally in Riverfront Park Friday.


U.S. economy slowed to 2.1% growth rate in second quarter

The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the April-June quarter even as consumers stepped up their spending.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Privacy group challenges $5B Facebook settlement

A consumer privacy group has filed a challenge to Facebook’s $5B settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, saying it is not “adequate, reasonable or appropriate” and lets the social media …


U.S. stocks return to records following strong earnings

U.S. stocks pushed to record heights Friday following strong profit reports from Google’s parent company, Twitter and other big corporations.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

Analysis: What T-Mobile takeover of Sprint means for you

T-Mobile and Sprint say their anticipated combination will lead to better service and more competition, but critics fear higher prices and jobs lost.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Trump refuses to shield Apple’s Mac Pros from China tariffs

The pledge made in a Friday tweet rebuffs Apple’s attempt to shield its products from taxes being imposed on goods made in China as part of Trump administration’s trade war …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Classifieds newspaper The Exchange operating from new location

The free, weekly publication recently moved from a building it has occupied for more than 20 years in downtown Spokane to a location on Trent Avenue.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Moscow, Idaho-based Emsi to build new company headquarters

Moscow, Idaho-based Emsi, a labor market analytics firm, is expanding with plans to build a new, 70,000-square-foot company headquarters that will house more than 500 employees.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

Man trapped, pronounced dead at scene of single-vehicle collision south of Long Lake

A man was trapped and later pronounced dead Friday afternoon when his vehicle crashed in northwestern Spokane County. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say at about 12:45 p.m. they received a …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Hazardous fire conditions arrive Saturday with winds, dry air, National Weather Service warns

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Saturday afternoon and evening, with low humidity and winds gusting to 35 mph in the forecast. Winds are expected …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Judge declines to provide outside counsel to suspect who has waited 30 months in jail as his attorneys keep quitting

A Spokane County Jail inmate who has waited 30 months without a trial was stalled this week in his request for a new attorney.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:10 p.m.

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UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 4:46 p.m.

Gonzaga, Whitworth receive high rankings for value in recent report

If you’re looking for a good return on your investment in higher education, a


Resumed federal executions raise death penalty’s 2020 stakes

The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal. “If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the …


PM Boris Johnson’s agenda raises UK election speculation

With Britain’s departure from the European Union due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he’s not rushing off to …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Environmentalists, tribes blast Utah national monument plan

The U.S. government has decided to allow off-road vehicles access to some archaeologically sensitive land at a Utah national monument that houses sacred tribal sites under a plan announced Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Water in part of Hillyard may be contaminated for up to a week, city says

A commercial hydroseed vehicle, which has a tank containing a mixture of seed, mulch and water, may have allowed a backflow into the city’s water system when filling from a …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Heat, then hail: Weather and travel woes hit Britain, France

The temperature’s dropping but Europe’s troubles aren’t over: A record-busting heat wave gave way Friday to thunderstorms and hailstorms, bringing the Tour de France to a dramatic halt and causing …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 1:26 p.m.

Libya’s coast guard recovers dozens of bodies of migrants

Libya’s coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued Friday, a day after up to 150 people, including women and children, …


Jason Kander is back after quietly working through PTSD

Not so many months ago, Jason Kander was spending his life on airplanes. The picture of youth and energy, Kander was in demand from Democratic groups across the U.S., a …


Saudi king hosts 200 from Christchurch shootings for Hajj

Aya Al-Umari said she feels like her brother will be accompanying her and will constantly be in her prayers when she travels to Mecca next month to take part in …


N. Korea says missile test was warning to South ‘warmongers’

North Korea’s test of a new missile is meant as a “solemn warning” over rival South Korea’s weapons development and plans to hold military drills with the United States, Pyongyang …


Pelosi downplays differences with Ocasio-Cortez after talk

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is downplaying any differences with high-profile progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she had a “nice meeting” Friday with the social media dynamo who’s made some tart …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Mexican Americans faced racial terror from 1910-1920

Twenty years ago, a knock on the door opened the past for Arlinda Valencia. A relative had come to pay his respects on the death of Valencia’s father. He then …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Judge reduces $2B award in Monsanto Roundup case to $86.7M

A Northern California judge has upheld a jury’s verdict that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide caused cancer in a couple but reduced damages from $2 billion to $86.7 million.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Jay-Z no longer performing at Woodstock 50 show

Jay-Z’s got 99 problems but Woodstock isn’t one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take …