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100 years ago in Spokane: Hotel clerk nabs teen thief; wildfires surpass ‘human control’

Miss Anna White, 23, chased a young hotel thief down Riverside Avenue, nabbed him, and “held him prisoner until the arrival of the police,” The Spokesman-Review reported.

Ex-Marine, professor, MLB draft pick among high court clerks

The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths to become leading judges, professors and Supreme Court advocates. The one-year clerkship will cement …

Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felicity Huffman’s co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman …

American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot – the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant.

Second Harvest Food Bank expanding

Second Harvest Food Bank is expanding, with the renovation of a building for its Wolff Family Child Hunger Solution Center.

Hilton plans to expand Tru by Hilton brand to Spokane Valley

Hilton has plans to expand its Tru by Hilton hotel brand into Washington with a new property south of Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley.

Butte man finishes 9th in grueling Continental Divide race

BUTTE – On July 1 around 3 a.m. in Antelope Wells, New Mexico, John “Bear” Stillwagon finished his first 2,745-mile Tour Divide race from Canada to the U.S.-Mexico border. And …

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 10:50 a.m.

Spokane County asks voters to renew sales tax to maintain criminal justice system

Spokane County leaders are asking voters to renew a $6 million-a-year sales tax that the region has approved twice before to maintain the criminal justice status quo.

Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11’s ‘giant leap’ on moon

Americans mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing at parties, races, concerts and ball games.

Motley Fool: Meet the world’s largest video game company

Chinese tech stocks were battered this past year over concerns about the economy and a crackdown by regulators on violent entertainment content, especially in video games. Tencent (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY) is …

BBB Tip of the Week: Scam targeting iPhone owners uses official Apple phone number

One of the newest scams is coming to your iPhone, and it is very convincing. It’s enough to trick even the savviest consumers into paying fake tech support fees.

Tom Kelly: Building a second home in the trees takes some preparation

While real estate typically is a good long-term investment, vacation-property buyers should be cautious when buying vacant land or raw land, even if there clearly is marketable timber on the …

What consumers can do as regulators weigh compounds’ risks

While federal regulators weigh the risks of a widely used nonstick and stain-resistant compound, experts say consumers can take steps to limit their exposure.

Portman is Thor, Ali is Blade and more from Marvel’s Phase 4

Natalie Portman is Thor, Mahershala Ali is Blade and more from Marvel’s Phase 4 Comic-Con extravaganza.

Britain mounts diplomatic response for Iran to release tanker

Britain mobilized a diplomatic broadside – but no immediate military action – against Iran on Saturday in retaliation for its seizure of the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, in the …

UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Cold Creek fire on Hanford Reach 80% contained

The Cold Creek Fire, which has burned some 42,000 acres on the Hanford Reach National Monument since igniting Thursday, was 80% contained as of Saturday morning.

UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

‘Looking at these kids, I’m seeing my grandfather’: Babe Ruth’s granddaughter visits Hutton alumni game

Before Babe Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, threw out the first pitch at the Hutton Settlement’s alumni baseball game on Saturday, she heard a story about her grandfather’s 1924 visit …

UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

Turf battle between Stevens County judges headed to Washington Supreme Court

The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to review the matter and sort out which judges have jurisdiction over initial court hearings, which often determine if a person will be let …

UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Downtown brawl, stabbings tie up police, send 3 to hospital early Saturday

It took more than 17 Spokane Police Department Officers to contain an early Saturday morning brawl that sent three people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, including a man with …

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Sue Lani Madsen: Teen Challenge is a model for how to offer a hand up

People in rebellion don’t see value in respecting the system but feel entitled to what they want right now. Therapeutic communities like Teen Challenge transform the heart in addition to …

100 years ago in Spokane: New twists in a baffling case of attempted suicide or murder

The Peter Olson Mystery Case, as The Spokesman-Review called it, took a new turn. Olson was a farm worker from Minnesota who was discovered by a passerby, lying in a …

‘Children should not be detained:’ Homestead center violating rights, Amnesty says

Citing what it calls a slew of human-rights violations, Amnesty International is calling on the U.S. government to shut down the Homestead detention center before children in Miami-Dade start school …

Trump officials weigh delay of abortion curbs

Trump administration weighs delay in enforcing its ban on abortion referrals by family-planning clinics

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worse

Deepfake video could threaten elections, but simpler ‘dumbfakes’ may be even worse

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Hawaii officials want a peaceful end to telescope protests

Officials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National Guard troops or use force on peaceful telescope protesters blocking access to the state’s highest peak

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

2020 Democrats grapple with how to pay for ‘Medicare for All’

Democratic presidential hopefuls campaigning on ‘Medicare for All’ grapple with a thorny question: how to pay for it

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge

The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio, killing 34 people, was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to cut print edition to 3 days

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, one of Pennsylvania’s largest newspapers, will cut its print edition to three days as it grapples with declining advertising and digital threats, according to newsroom sources and …

UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

‘We were part of that’: WSU research team made largely forgotten contribution to man’s first moon visit

A team of researchers on the Palouse pitched in directly to the $24 billion effort that sent man to the moon’s surface 50 years ago today, but their contribution to …