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Belarus president: Belting a ‘useful’ way to punish children

The authoritarian president of Belarus has rejected a prospective law against domestic violence as Western “nonsense,” saying that physical punishment could be “useful” in raising children.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Interpol asks China for information on its missing president

Interpol said Saturday it has made a formal request to China for information about the agency’s missing president, a senior Chinese security official who seemingly vanished while on a trip …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

It took Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself – a playful, less serious one.


Pope Francis OKs study of Vatican archives into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexual misconduct scandal

Pope Francis has authorized a “thorough study” of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians and young priests, …


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeks allied unity in dealing with North Korea

America’s top diplomat said Saturday the U.S. will coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.


Brexit deal getting closer, European Commission chief says

The chances of Britain and the European Union striking a Brexit deal on their divorce are rising, one of the bloc’s leaders said, amid reports the two sides are moving …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Attorney: Take death penalty off table in N. Idaho stabbing death of cab driver

A defense attorney said a man charged with first-degree murder in northern Idaho shouldn’t face the death penalty due to his young age.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Banksy artwork self-destructs moment after $1.4 million sale

Art prankster Banksy has struck again.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court, quickly sworn in

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice Saturday night after the bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed him. The Senate vote delivered an election-season triumph to President …


Coeur d’Alene Tribe approves $15.8 million youth and family rec complex

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has approved plans for a $15.8 million youth and family recreation center near Worley, Idaho.


Two new skywalks open on old Macy’s building

Second-story pedestrians, rejoice. Spokane’s skywalk system is whole again.


In 7th District race, Sen. Shelly Short, Karen Hardy disagree on proposed Newport smelter

Voters will notice something familiar about the ballot for the 7th District Senate race – it features the same two women who faced each other in a special election last …


Townhomes coming to Indian Trail development

A development in Spokane’s Indian Trail neighborhood is set to grow by 14 townhomes, according to permits issued by the city.


Strategic Research Associates purchases historic building for move

The 114-year-old Duquesne Apartments building on the east end of downtown Spokane has been purchased by Joanne Vega and Nate Darnell, who also own Strategic Research Associates, a market research …


Election materials prompt WSU cease-and-desist to Cathy McMorris Rodgers campaign; Lisa Brown’s campaign also asked to quit using university’s imagery in ads

The university has also requested the congresswoman’s Democratic challenger, Lisa Brown, remove trademarked images from her ads in an effort to remain neutral in the closely watched Congressional contest.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks Kavanaugh, refugees and human trafficking during stop at Lutheran Community Services

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers met with the director of Lutheran Community Services, the Spokane-based nonprofit providing support for refugees and victims of sexual assault, on Friday morning, as the Trump …


Virginia Tech shooting survivor to speak at Gonzaga school safety forum

Kristina Anderson, a 19-year-old sophomore at Virginia Tech, was seated in her Intermediate French class in Norris Hall when gunfire erupted in a classroom down the hallway. Like many other …


Linwood Principal Gina Naccarato-Keele receives local, national honors

Building a great school is about building relationships, and Gina Naccarato-Keele has done both at Linwood Elementary School.


The Washington State Department of Archeology – Indiana Jones they’re not

The Washington State Department of Archeology – Indiana Jones they’re not


100 years ago: Army discipline comes to Pullman campus

A Pullman correspondent wrote that Washington State College “was not at all like its former self.”


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2 Republican senators, 2 divergent paths on Kavanaugh

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski turned against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh quietly, uttering a single word: “No.”


North Carolina soldier killed by explosive device in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has released the identity of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan.


County judge candidates meet questions from Spokane Bar Association

Four candidates hoping to fill two county judge positions faced Spokane County Bar Association members Friday afternoon at the organization’s first forum of the 2018 election season.


Rare death row slaying at California’s San Quentin prison

One condemned inmate killed another Friday, the first slaying of a death row inmate in California in more than 20 years, officials said.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Pickups are pricing out the average new vehicle buyer

The prices people are paying for pickups have steadily risen over the past decade, pushing the trucks further and further out of reach for average consumers


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Dogs rescued from illegal meat farm in South Korea up for Spokane adoption

Spokane’s canine population will grow by an extra 10 on Saturday when a plane touches down and delivers dogs rescued from an illegal meat farm in South Korea.


Body recovered Friday morning from the Spokane River near Peaceful Valley

A boater discovered a body Friday morning in the Spokane River.


U.S. Senate passes legislation to compensate Spokane Tribe for losses from Grand Coulee Dam

Legislation to compensate the Spokane Tribe for lands lost as a result of Grand Coulee Dam’s construction passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday.


State Liquor and Cannabis Board to reevaluate pot edibles

Certain cannabis-infused candy could start vanishing from store shelves across Washington next year.