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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers asks state regulators to pause on PCB permits in Spokane River

Citing an ongoing federal review of a pollution standard the congresswoman and local interests say is unattainable by current technology, McMorris Rodgers asked the Department of Ecology this week to …


Pacific Northwest professors sign on to letter asking Senate to not confirm Kavanaugh

Eight Gonzaga law professors signed a letter to the U.S. Senate asking them not to confirm supreme court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.


Rep. Mike Volz defending 6th District seat against challenger Kay Murano

A Republican incumbent state representative will defend his seat in the West Plains against a Democratic challenger who hopes to grow awareness of housing issues at the state level. Mike …


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Spokane County commissioner candidates debate housing, public safety, economy

Spokane County Commissioner Al French and challenger Robbi Katherine Anthony traded viewpoints on public safety, housing, growth and economic development during a Thursday afternoon election debate at the Spokane Club.


Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

The Mormon church joined lawmakers, the governor and advocates to back a deal Thursday that would legalize medical marijuana in conservative Utah after months of fierce debate.


French say no more signs of life in Indonesia hotel rubble

French rescuers said Friday they were unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under the rubble of a hotel that collapsed in the earthquake …


Garage, car burned in Spokane Valley fire

Firefighters responded to a garage fire in Spokane Valley at 4:45 p.m. Thursday that also burned part of a car, but quickly put it out before it could spread to …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Business startups tout Spokane’s cost of living, appeal to prospective employees

Speakers praised Spokane as a place to do business at Thursday’s Triangle Venture Expo, saying their employees appreciate the short commutes, affordable housing and local public school systems.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Zinke expected to OK block on mining claims near Yellowstone

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has scheduled a visit next week to Montana, where he’s expected to finalize a proposal to block new mining claims on the forested public lands …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Prosecutor to weigh charges against Pullman police sergeant after sexual misconduct allegation

The Washington State Patrol has completed its investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct against a Pullman police sergeant. The WSP forwarded its findings last Friday to the Whitman County …


Delayed test on rape kit leads to arrest 11 years later

Prosecutors have charged a man with kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old Seattle girl in 2007 after delayed testing of her decade-old rape kit turned up a DNA match.


As sales plunge, King County home inventory has biggest jump on record

The better news for homebuyers in King County keeps coming: Inventory is way up. Sales are way down. And prices have stopped skyrocketing.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Deputies arrest man in connection with stabbing of juvenile

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Thursday after he allegedly stabbed a juvenile in the Mountain Side Middle School parking lot in the early hours of May 23.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Transgender teen looking for gown turned away from boutique

After coming out as transgender, Kylie Smith said, there was a period of adjustment, but the people in her life were accepting. Clothes were a way to connect with the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Federal judge approves disputed Vaagen Brothers timber harvest on Colville National Forest

A federal judge has ruled against efforts by the Alliance of the Wild Rockies to halt a planned timber-harvest project on the Colville National Forest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced …


Lagunitas lays off 12 percent of workforce as growing craft beer market faces pressure

Facing pressure from an increasingly crowded craft beer market, Lagunitas Brewing Co. announced this week that it is laying off 12 percent of its workforce, more than 100 employees companywide.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Rain runoff leads to fatalities, dam danger in Arizona

The impact of remnants from Tropical Storm Rosa was still rippling across Arizona Thursday as a collision on a washed out highway near the Grand Canyon left one person dead …


West accuses Russian spy agency of scores of attacks

The West unleashed an onslaught of new evidence and indictments Thursday accusing Russian military spies of hacking so widespread that it seemed to target anyone, anywhere who investigates Moscow’s involvement …


Congressional Republicans tentatively agree to raise federal worker pay, rebuffing Trump

Congressional Republicans have tentatively agreed to a 1.9 percent pay raise for the nation’s 2 million civilian federal workers, overruling President Donald Trump who sought to freeze their pay.


Federal officials to expand Pocatello air base

Federal officials are expanding a firefighting air base in eastern Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Spokane County’s housing prices continue to level off

Spokane County home prices continued to level off in September after posting sharp gains earlier in the year. The average sales price was $259,472 last month.


Around the Corner: Depression center opens to offer non-invasive treatment

Depression center opens to offer non-invasive treatment Kingfisher TMS, a new facility offering drug-free treatment for depression, has opened on the lower South Hill.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Detectives ask for help it identify man accused of theft, assault at north Spokane Safeway

Investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who stole alcohol from a Safeway, punched a worker and fled on a Razor scooter in July. The Spokane …


Scientists: U.S. military program could be seen as bioweapon

A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be …


Italy-flagged migrant rescue ship challenges Italian policy

An Italian-flagged rescue ship set sail Thursday for the deadly migrant smuggling route in the central Mediterranean Sea, challenging moves by Italy’s populist government to shut down such humanitarian operations.


UW researcher awarded MacArthur grant for transgender youth study

A University of Washington researcher has been named a winner of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships.


‘Alt-right’ group regains IRS tax-exempt status

The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated the tax-exempt status of a nonprofit operated by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who has been banned from using mainstream online platforms to raise money.


Arizona company recalls more than 6.5 million pounds of beef

An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella.


Cops: Letters show man killed in car blast planned explosion

A man who died with two others in a car blast last weekend had sent letters to family and police indicating he used an explosive to kill himself, his toddler …