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Mum’s the word as Amazon nears one-year anniversary of HQ2 quest

There is little to suggest Amazon will reveal the location of its second headquarters any time soon. Except, perhaps, the calendar.


Summer getaway or full-time residence, a house on the water in Spokane area remains relatively affordable, observers say

As waterfront homes in Seattle sell at a premium with prices starting at more than $1 million, some Spokane real estate agents say homes near the water in the Inland …


Indian Canyon golf course scheduled to reduce holes as golfers pay back loan to fix watering systems

The Spokane City Council this week approved the first of three anticipated loans that will be paid back to the city from fees charged golfers at the four municipal courses. …


Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown give stances on marijuana, opioid addiction treatment and drugs

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has softened her stance somewhat on the legalization of marijuana, six years after Washington state voters approved the creation of a recreational market for the drug. …


Eye on Boise: Ada County GOP chair defends cardboard cutout

Ryan Davidson, Ada County Republican Central Committee chairman, says he doesn’t understand all the fuss over the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton cardboard cutout he put up at the GOP booth at …


100 years ago in Spokane: Child abductor’s testimony – and claim to sanity – unravels in jailhouse interview

Cleopus Viens, 36, in custody for child abduction, gave a jailhouse interview describing the bizarre thinking that landed him in jail.


BBB Tip of the Week: Watch out for scammers trying to profit after natural disasters

Scammers almost always look for ways to benefit from disaster. In the wake of a natural disaster, and Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific is urging donors to give thoughtfully.


Motley Fool: Take a bite of Apple

Whether you’re looking for a company with earnings, cash on the balance sheet or a wide competitive moat, Apple fits the bill.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018

Hairspray and high heels: Retro fashion, cars and art on display at inaugural Retro Revelry in Post Falls

Car collectors and pinup enthusiasts celebrated 1950s nostalgia with retro cars, fashion, art and rockabilly music at the inaugural Retro Revelry event in Post Falls Saturday.


Nerd Wallet: Skip student loan forbearance – do this instead

Forbearance is a way to stop making student loan payments temporarily. It is not a long-term affordability strategy, or a way to put off repayment indefinitely. And that means very …


The 20 worst-paying jobs for women right now

When it comes to gender pay inequality, little has improved in the past decade.


Paul Turner: The end of summer is a state of mind

This holiday weekend is, of course, the traditional milestone. Still, I suspect some of us have our own perspectives.


Spin Control: Rep. Shea should keep his seat on the Public Records task force

Calling reporters “dirty, godless, hateful” shouldn’t disqualify Matt Shea from serving on a legislative task force on the Public Records Act.


Shawn Vestal: For college students, Pell grants aren’t what they used to be

The Pell Grant was the chief way poor kids could get a higher education, and a key way the country kept its promises about the equality of opportunity.


WSU anticipates revenue boost from partnership with international student recruiter

WSU administrators say the INTO University Partnership will eventually bring in thousands more students from other countries, making the university more culturally diverse, boosting tuition revenue and improving the school’s …


Business Beat

Architecture Architects West has announced two hires. Brad Newman, who has been hired as a BIM/CAD technician, brings 12 years of architectural experience to the firm. He previously worked for …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

Eulogy text of Meghan McCain’s remarks at father’s service

Text of Meghan McCain’s eulogy Saturday at Washington National Cathedral for her father, Sen. John McCain, as released by his office.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

Police arrest West Central Spokane stabbing suspect

Spokane police arrested a suspect accused of stabbing a man over an unintentional dogfight at a park in West Central two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

Amber Alert issued for boys, father after Phoenix killings

An Amber Alert was issued Saturday for two young brothers and their biological father missing since the boys’ mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

Seattle educators get 10.5 percent raise in new tentative contract

A tentative one-year contract calls for a 10.5 percent raise for 6,000 Seattle Public Schools employees, according an email sent late Saturday afternoon to members of the Seattle Education Association.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

NASA anxious to hear from Mars rover as dust storm clears

NASA is anxious to hear from its dust-silenced Mars rover, Opportunity, as the planet’s red skies clear.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

Racist calls linked to Sandpoint podcast mock Florida’s black Democratic candidate

Racist phone calls mocking Florida’s black Democratic gubernatorial nominee appear to be from a white supremacist podcast that has also taken credit for inflammatory robocalls in Iowa and California.


Police reports detail Beto O’Rourke’s 1998 drunken-driving arrest

HOUSTON – Police documents from a decades-old drunken-driving arrest of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke provide a more complete picture of an incident that the congressman has long acknowledged. The …


Elevated bacteria levels found at Lake Lowell beach

Idaho officials say people should avoid Lake Lowell’s Lower Dam Recreation Area beach this weekend due to elevated bacteria levels.


Police: 18 shots fired in drive-by shooting in S. Idaho

Police in south-central Idaho say they’re searching for a suspect following a drive-by shooting involving at least 18 shots.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

Trump: Canada ‘will be out’ of trade deal unless it’s ‘fair’

President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to …


Grenade found in trailer detonated in west-central Idaho

Authorities in west-central Idaho have safely detonated a grenade a woman found in her deceased brother’s trailer.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

Palestinians condemn U.S. ending funding for U.N. refugee agency

The U.S. decision to end its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees and their descendants is “an attack on the rights of the Palestinian people,” …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018

Amsterdam: ‘Terrorist motive’ alleged in attack on Americans

A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a “terrorist motive” for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday.


High court pick Brett Kavanaugh and his carefully constructed life

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s life seems as carefully constructed as the Supreme Court arguments he will hear if he is confirmed to the high court. He checks all the boxes of …