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Social network for knitters bans Trump talk on its website

A free, 8-million strong social network for knitters, crocheters and others in the fiber arts has banned talk of President Donald Trump and his administration.


Arsenal fire in Kazakhstan injures 46, prompts evacuation

A fire engulfed a sprawling ammunition depot in Kazakhstan Monday, causing powerful explosions that injured at least 46 people and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands.


Official: Woman, 3 children died of heat exposure in Texas

Four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico most likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Trump signs order that aims to reveal real health care costs

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down.


Judge: Census question might have discriminatory motive

New evidence paints a “disturbing picture” that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration’s push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Plotter of failed Ethiopia coup killed, 182 others arrested

The Ethiopian army general accused of leading a failed coup in a restive northern region was killed Monday in a firefight with security forces amid a security crackdown in which …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Florida woman charged after giving husband’s guns to police

A Florida woman’s effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims’ safety.


High rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion.


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Justices side with business, government in information fight

The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public’s access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can’t get the data …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

Trump signs order imposing sanctions on Iran supreme leader

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken to discourage Tehran from …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

Getting There: Pedestrian safety campaign sticks to basics: Look both ways

The blame game is easy when it comes to growing number of pedestrian deaths. But a task force thinks the better question is: How can we make our roads safer?


Then and Now: Velox Naval Supply Depot

The Velox Naval Supply Depot got its name from a famous racehorse in the 1890s, Harry Velox. Now the 530-acre property, near Sullivan Road and Trent Avenue, is a business …


Spokane-area kids are top contenders in innovation competition with astronaut device

A team of local kids has created a prototype of a device that helps astronauts remove their socks in outer space. Now they are headed to a global innovation competition …


Faith and Values: For deeper spiritual maturity, find a common identity

When identity politics drives us to exclude ourselves from others, we’ve missed Jesus’ whole point about loving our enemies.


Former NIC wrestling coach files tort claim seeking damages for ouster

The former wrestling coach at North Idaho College has filed a tort claim seeking damages from the school for how it handled his dismissal earlier this year from one of …


Explosion, fire shakes townhome near school

An explosion and fire burned part of a townhouse at 6307 N. Altamont St. next to Arlington Elementary School on Sunday. A witness said she knocked on the door, smelled …


Riverfront Park becomes “destination” with newly opened promenade

Central Promenade brings connections and people to Riverfront Park after the path’s official unveiling.


Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey’s Erdogan

The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul has celebrated a landmark win in a repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip …


Nebraska slowly rolls out voter-approved Medicaid expansion

Nebraska officials are laying the groundwork for the state’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion program, but many people who will eventually qualify now face a long and difficult wait.


Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failed

Ethiopia’s military chief was shot to death by his bodyguard amid a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said.


100 Years Ago in Spokane: Football player accused of not really being Indian in draft evasion trial

Federal prosecutors revealed a bombshell on the first day of the William H. “Lone Star” Dietz draft evasion trial, claiming that Dietz was an “impostor” and not a Native American …


Paul Turner: YouTube misbehavior is opportunity for Spokane

Judging from YouTube, Spokane is the city where parents don’t get into fights at Little League games. Could this be a slogan?


Spin Control: Inslee positioned pretty far to the right for the Democratic presidential debate

Gov. Jay Inslee will be off on the right wing Wednesday night for the Democratic presidential candidate debate. That’s where he’ll be on the television screen, not a prediction of …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

A week of tragedies tested Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane 25 years ago

Twenty-five years ago, two tragedies struck Fairchild Air Force Base in the same week.


Rob Curley: Before we tell you if ‘Non Sequitur’ is coming back, you have to read this column. And boy oh boy, do we have a surprise …

We asked readers if they wanted to forgive the creator of the “Non Sequitur” cartoon for


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:58 a.m.

Couple living in former homeless camp find a home – and hope

Twenty-somethings Alexes Wilson and Donaven Farris see potential in the vacant Spokane Valley mobile home they see as a pathway out of homelessness. Just a few months ago the city …


Work underway at Lewis and Clark High school

Work has begun to build a cafeteria, common area and classrooms at Spokane’s Lewis and Clark High School.


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 7 a.m.

Four generations of Stantons have led Washington Trust Bank over the past 100 years

Peter Stanton, who is the fourth generation in the family to lead the Spokane-based bank, attributes its success to financial conservatism and emphasis on customer service.


Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly – Unitarian Universalist Association, today-Monday, Spokane Convention Center, 4,500 attendees.


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Business Beat

Banking Wells Fargo has named Don Stafford head of Wells Fargo Commercial Banking for the Inland Northwest. Integrating operations for Idaho, Eastern Oregon and central and Eastern Washington, the role …