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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

New STCU location to focus on homebuyers, mortgage loans

Spokane Teachers Credit Union is expanding in Spokane Valley with the opening of its first stand-alone center to serve growing consumer demand for home loans.


A serial ‘dine-and-dasher’ left women to pay, police say. He faces 10 felony charges.

Moon is one at least eight known women who allegedly ended up footing the bill after police say Gonzales, 45, invited them out to dinner via online dating then ditched …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Driver injured after car catches fire in front of Multicare Valley Hospital

A Spokane area man sustained burns to 30 percent of his body Tuesday after he lit a cigarette while transporting open containers of gasoline in front of the Multicare Valley …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

At East Valley Middle School, a new year opens with the classroom doors

Truth be told – and many did Wednesday – some of the students at East Valley Middle School would rather have slept in. “Like till noon,” offered eighth-grader Brianna Garcia, …


Racism quickly becomes an issue in Florida governor’s race

Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor’s race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren’t looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the …


Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats

About 75 percent of Canada’s exports go to the U.S. so the tariff threat looms large after Trump snubbed Canada and reached a preliminary deal with Mexico.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Child safe, vehicle located after both stolen in Spokane Valley Wednesday morning

A mother making a stop at a Spokane Valley gas station Wednesday morning returned to find her car – and child – missing.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Dog dead, resident arrested after motor home fire near Cheney

A motor home was destroyed and a pet killed Tuesday night in a fire west of Cheney.


Homeless Samaritan suing couple who raised funds to help him

A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the …


To earn trust for autonomous vehicles, company gives them ‘virtual eyes’

Surveys indicate that large portions of the public harbor deep reservations about the safety of self-driving technology, so Jaguar Land Rover enlisted cognitive psychologists to learn “how vehicle behaviour affects …


Charges dismissed against 3 in New Mexico compound case

A judge on Wednesday dismissed child neglect charges against three of five people arrested at a remote desert compound in northern New Mexico where 11 children were found living in …


ITD receives $90M grant for I-84 widening in Nampa

In the largest grant it has ever been rewarded, the Idaho Transportation Department received a $90.2 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grant to widen part of Interstate 84.


Second Hanford radioactive tunnel collapse expected. And it could be more severe

The possible collapse of a second Hanford tunnel storing radioactive waste is both more likely than thought a year ago and the effects potentially more severe, according to Hanford officials.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Alaska Airlines to offer direct flights from Ohio airport to Seattle

Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights between Ohio’s capital city and Seattle in March when the airline joins the lineup at a Columbus airport.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Veterans Affairs secretary vows not to privatize agency

The new secretary of Veterans Affairs pledged to the American Legion on Wednesday that he won’t privatize his agency’s health care services even as it increases options for veterans to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Memory chip maker Micron announces $3B expansion in Manassas

One of the world’s largest semiconductor companies is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Washington State Fair in Puyallup returns, with food, baby animals and entertainment for all ages

The Washington State Fair opens on Friday, Aug. 31, in Puyallup, with rides, entertainment, exhibits, animals and fun for all ages through Sept. 23.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Four reasons why shoppers are in the mood to spend

The store isn’t dead for Home Depot, Kohl’s, Best Buy or Target. Many traditional chains have posted strong sales, both online and at stores, as people are in a mood …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

‘Real hero’: Crowds brave Arizona heat to honor John McCain

Family, friends and constituents were gathering Wednesday at Arizona’s Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the …


ISU to conduct national search for new athletic director; Jeff Tingey will not return

Idaho State University Director of Athletics Jeff Tingey, who was placed on paid administrative leave Friday, will not return to the university, ISU officials said.


Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for U.S. newspapers

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday nullified tariffs put into place for imported newsprint by finding that American producers weren’t harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills.


Rights groups to Google: No censored search in China

More than a dozen human rights groups are urging Google not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the …


Trump: White House counsel Don McGahn to depart in the fall

White House counsel Don McGahn, who has maintained a front row seat in the Trump administration’s controversies and accomplishments, will be departing in the fall after the expected Senate confirmation …


Boulders fall on 71-year-old Boise man hiking in the Sawtooths. Here’s his status

A Boise man hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains southeast of Grandjean survived last week after he was struck by two boulders.


Serial cat mutilations leave Olympia-area residents angry, scared and suspicious

The cat mutilations/killings attributed to the same person or persons in Thurston County now total 11, including one found Friday morning. The investigation has so far come up empty despite …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

U.S. economy grew at a brisk 4.2 percent annual rate last quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its …


Facing protests, Russia’s Putin offers pension concessions

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday scaled back plans to lift women’s retirement age by eight years to 63 as he offered concessions to a package of pension reforms that …


Paul Turner: Spokane resents public sector wages - especially when they’re higher

There are a number of things that make people in Spokane angry. But I can tell you what’s near the top of the list: Public employees making high salaries.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Stevens County sheriff’s race features allegations of DUI cover-up

As two candidates square off to lead the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, some have accused the department of covering up a 2016 incident in which a top official may have …


100 years ago in Spokane: Authorities believe kidnapper hiding victim west of Lake Coeur d’Alene

Authorities believed that Cleopus Viens, alias Lewis Parkes, was hiding out with abducted Catherine Pluym, 11, in the hills west of Lake Coeur d’Alene and near Mica Peak. The sheriff …