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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Avista reports higher third-quarter earnings

Avista Corp. reported higher-than-expected earnings for the third quarter and for the first nine months of the year.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Group calls for moratorium on boat tours of endangered orcas

A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales, one of three dozen recommendations to save a population …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

White House suspends CNN’s Acosta after Trump confrontation

The White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.


Macron praises WWI general who later collaborated with Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron waded into controversy Wednesday by praising a general who helped win World War I but became a top Nazi collaborator in World War II – comments …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Despite poor showing in North Idaho, Democrats gain a few seats in the Legislature

Democrats did poorly throughout North Idaho, but managed to pickup a few seats in southern Idaho.


GOP candidate called ‘Bigfoot erotica’ devotee wins race

Despite being labeled a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica,” a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican …


Florida battle for U.S. Senate still too close to call

A bitter and expensive clash between Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson remains too close to call, despite Scott’s declaration of victory.


Oldest known animal drawing found in remote Indonesian cave

Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of a remote Indonesian cave.


A Georgia governor’s race, still going

Democrats and Republicans nationwide had their eyes trained on Georgia to see whether the emerging battleground state, would elect the first black woman governor in American history or double down …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Idaho Superintendent of Instruction Sherri Ybarra re-elected

Republican Sherri Ybarra has narrowly won a second term as Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction, defeating Democratic challenger Cindy Wilson.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Tech and health care lead U.S. stock surge after midterms

Stocks rallied Wednesday as investors were relieved to see that the U.S. midterm elections went largely as they expected they would. Big-name technology and consumer and health care companies soared …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Tester wins Montana, added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda

Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s …


2018 was a wave election, but the size and color are up for debate

For voters and most candidates, the wave election of 2018 has washed over them and passed.


Spokane messenger sends billboard-sized love letter to Pittsburgh in wake of shooting

John Pogachar doesn’t want a brand name, a hashtag or even a credit. He just wants love – in big, bold white letters on an eye-grabbing red backdrop.


100 years ago in Spokane: Nurse suggests onion poultice to ward off flu

Mrs. Ben Kizer said that an onion poultice – combined with common sense in determining when the flu slipped into pneumonia – had saved more than one local family.


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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Simpson wins 11th term in House; Fulcher wins 1st District

BOISE – Republican Congressman Mike Simpson has won an 11th term representing Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District. And the GOP’s Russ Fulcher has won Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, defeating Democrat Cristina …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Idaho voters approve Medicaid expansion

Idaho voters have approved the expansion of Medicaid coverage to potentially more than 60,000 low-income adults across the state.


2018 was a wave election, but the size and color are up for debate

For voters and most candidates, the wave election of 2018 has washed over them and passed.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Brad Manke leads Mike Berry in divisive Stevens County sheriff’s race; Tveit wins new term as judge

A divisive race to replace retiring Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen seemed too close to call on Tuesday evening, though early results showed one candidate leading the other by more …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Democrats take early lead in key Legislative races

Democrats took an early lead Tuesday in key Washington state legislative races that will determine if they boost their control in the Senate and House.


Graham narrowly leads Wilson in 6th Legislative District race

Republican Jenny Graham is ahead of her Democrat opponent Dave Wilson by a mere 250 votes in the 6th Legislative District position two race. Graham has earned 50.32 percent of …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Republican Brad Little wins Idaho governor’s race

Longtime Republican lawmaker Brad Little defeated Democratic challenger Paulette Jordan on Tuesday to become Idaho’s next governor.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

I-1634, a ban on local soda and grocery taxes, approved

Local governments looking for more tax money will have to look somewhere else than soda.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Voters back changes to deadly force standards in I-940

Law enforcement officers in Washington will face different standards for incidents involving deadly force.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Michael Baumgartner will be next Spokane County treasurer

State Sen. Michael Baumgartner has emerged as frontrunner for Spokane County Treasurer, securing 57 percent of the vote over challenger David Green in Tuesday’s general election.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Shawn Vestal: At long last, a great race in the 5th District

In almost every way, the hotly contested race between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown has been a more positive, more passionate and less cynical electoral exercise than …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Al French wins third term on Spokane County Commission

Incumbent Republican Al French is leading in the race against Democratic opponent Robbi Katherine Anthony to retain his seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Schmick, Dye win new terms in southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District

Republican state Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye have defended their seats representing southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District.