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UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Puerto Rico’s governor resigns in face of protests

Anger turned to jubilation in the streets in a flash as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced his resignation overnight, ceding power after nearly two weeks of furious protests and …

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Financier Jeffrey Epstein found injured in jail cell

Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein was found on the floor of his jail cell with bruises on his neck early this week while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, a person …

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker in Black Sea

The Ukrainian Security Service said Thursday it had seized a Russian tanker in a Black Sea port, a move that could undermine an anticipated prisoner swap between the two countries.

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 12:09 p.m.

Royal Navy warship becomes first to escort British tankers through Gulf strait

The British navy has begun escorting vessels traveling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iranian forces seized a British-flagged tanker.

Navy SEAL platoon kicked out of Iraq for drinking alcohol while deployed

The commander of a U.S. Special Operations task force in Iraq has sent home a platoon of Navy SEALs for drinking while deployed, U.S. defense officials said, the latest discipline …

Eagle with golf clubs? Altered seal at Trump speech

The White House says it didn’t know that an altered presidential seal featuring a two-headed eagle clutching golf clubs would be displayed at a speech by President Donald Trump this …

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

16 Marines arrested in migrant smuggling investigation

An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest Thursday of 16 of their fellow Marines at California’s Camp Pendleton, just north …

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Grounded Boeing plane takes a bigger bite out of airlines

Airlines are tallying up the damage and talking to Boeing about compensation for the grounding of the troubled 737 Max jet.

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Crews continue to fight Cheney-area wildfires that are 20% contained

Fire crews in Cheney on Thursday

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Trump encourages Republicans to back bipartisan budget bill

President Donald Trump urged reluctant GOP lawmakers on Thursday to swing behind a split-the-differences bipartisan budget and debt deal between his administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Spokane homeless activist dying of liver disease won’t give up on his life’s work

Alfredo LLamedo is dying of liver disease but won’t stop advocating for the homeless and downtrodden of Spokane.

Seminars planned on how to lower legal financial obligations allowed by state law since 2018

A retired public defender has made it her mission to help people get sometimes crippling interest removed from their legal financial obligations after a Washington state law passed in 2018 …

Huckleberries: Chocolate-covered doughnut caper pinned on deputy

Everything was ready but the bride and groom two hours before the Saturday wedding of Rathdrum’s Zach Byler and Natalie Goodman.

The right steed for the deed: Tieg Thornton thrusts himself atop jousting stage

Tieg Thornton of Spokane started riding around age 6 and now has earned the title of international jousting champion.

SYSA fall sports signup underway

Fall registration is now open for the Spokane Youth Sports Association programs and camps.

Feature creature: Buddy eager for new home

Buddy was featured here on July 11.

Somebody needs you: Boys and girls clothing, art supplies sought

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents. The list of requests is coordinated by the Volunteers of America in …

In Brief: Carbon monoxide detectors urged

The Spokane Valley Fire Department is encouraging residents to install carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 7:53 a.m.

That flyer from school won’t get lost anymore: Spokane schools introduce Peach Jar for digital messaging

Parents with students in Spokane Public Schools can expect to find an email in their inbox next week offering them to chance to sign up for a new digital program …

Our Place provides fruits, vegetables for needy

People have been flocking to a farmers market in the West Central Neighborhood that gives away free produce since Our Place Community Ministries first started it three years ago.

Front Porch: He was so loyal, relentless, giving

My friend Tony Bamonte is dead, and I am sad – sad for the loss to his wife, Suzanne; to the law enforcement community, which he cared about deeply to …

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Scam caller costs North Idaho restaurants hundreds of dollars in pizza orders

Restaurants in North Idaho reported last weekend that a pizza prankster placed to-go orders for dozens of pizzas and refused to pick up the food, resulting in hundreds of dollars …

Spokane suspect, 72, has waited 30 months in jail as his attorneys keep quitting

A 72-year-old Spokane man has remained in the Spokane County Jail for more than 30 months without having a trial. His most recent public defender said his case offers “resounding …

100 years ago in Spokane: Maybe husband’s on his farm, not murdered, wife says

The wife of Spokane stockbroker W.H. McNutt, who vanished weeks before, was apparently no longer convinced her husband had been murdered, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Referendum would stop recently approved initiative that allowed some affirmative action plans in Washington

Washington voters will likely get the chance to continue or revamp the state’s 21 year-old law that restricts affirmative action programs.

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

Spokane Valley leaders clash over racial equity proposal at Tuesday council meeting

A tense and awkward exchange about race emerged at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday night, exposing a rift about whether the city is welcoming to people of different …

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:16 a.m.

Fire, power crews struggle to catch up to aftermath of Tuesday night storms

The day after a major lightning storm moved through Eastern Washington and North Idaho, igniting more than 20 fires erupted in Spokane County and contributing to some 500 power outages …

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Puerto Rico governor says he is resigning Aug. 2

A bizarre standoff unfolded in Puerto Rico’s capital as Gov. Ricardo Rossello pledged to deliver a message to islanders Wednesday night, then passed hour after hour in unexplained silence as …

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Missing 13-year-old boy spotted Wednesday in north Spokane

A person spotted missing 13-year-old Hunter Simmons in north Spokane Wednesday, and police reunited him with his family.