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Ben & Jerry’s new anti-Trump joke reveals America’s deep divide – over pecans

Ben & Jerry’s has a new flavor of ice cream, “Pecan Resist,” that calls on people to resist the Trump administration. The campaign has caused controversy, not just for its …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Gov. Otter endorses Medicaid expansion in Idaho

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is supporting an expansion of Medicaid in the state.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Trump vows to end birthright citizenship; Ferguson threatens suit

President Donald Trump’s declaration that he wants to end the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in the United States to noncitizens drew quick criticism from frequent legal foe …


KHQ’s long-range weather forecast backs up predictions of a milder winter

KHQ spent months looking at long-range weather forecasts that are predicting a milder-than-normal winter due to El Nino.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Research finds Nez Perce had tobacco long before Euro-American trappers, settlers arrived in NW

Nez Perce Indians grew and smoked tobacco 1,200 years ago, long before white traders and settlers arrived in the Pacific Northwest. New research from Washington State University analyzed pipes from …


City deal with Brown Building Materials clears way for completion of MLK Way

Two agreements were approved by the Spokane City Council Monday, clearing the way for completion of Martin Luther King Jr. Way on the east end of downtown.


Paul Turner: Growing older is alarming

Survey after survey shows that readers of the print newspaper tend to be older people. I’m not suggesting that makes me uniquely qualified to speak to these good folks. But …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Open enrollment begins for 2019 insurance coverage under Washington and Idaho exchanges

Washington and Idaho residents can begin signing up this week for 2019 health insurance and dental plans under the states’ individual insurance markets.


100 years ago in Spokane: Flu death rate spikes

The Spanish flu death rate spiked to 69, including 18 deaths in four days. Nearly 350 new flu cases were reported in a day and a half, bringing the total …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Proposal would stop Spokane police from auctioning rifles

Police would be required to destroy rifles and shotguns that have been seized or abandoned rather than selling them to firearms dealers under a proposal being considered by the Spokane …


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Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Russ Fulcher, Cristina McNeil talk Medicaid, immigration and climate in congressional debate

Environmental regulations, health care and immigration marked a few of the sharp divides to surface in a debate Monday night between the two candidates vying to represent Idaho’s 1st Congressional …


Defendant denies any involvement in 2015 Newman Lake murder and dismemberment

For more than an hour Monday afternoon, 28-year-old Colby Vodder took the stand in his own defense, stamping a close to a week-long murder trial nearly three years in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Spokane synagogues hosting Holocaust survivor speech, community vigil in wake of Pittsburgh massacre

One local Jewish congregation will host a speech by a Holocaust survivor on Tuesday evening, and another will host a community vigil in the wake of Saturday’s hate-filled massacre at …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Home invasion turns fatal as resident shoots and kills armed intruder near Post Falls

A man was killed early Monday morning near Post Falls in what Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies are describing as a home invasion that turned into a fatal shooting.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

People are keeping their smartphones longer, report says

People are holding on to their aging smartphones longer, squeezing out a few more months of use before trading them in, a report indicates.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Google to give away $25 million to fund humane AI projects

Google will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Tubbs Hill deer hunting draws ire of neighbors

An apparently misinformed hunter shot and killed a deer on Coeur d’Alene’s Tubbs Hill last week.


Free rent in Seattle, no catch: Landlords’ faith inspired a gift for tenants

Kory Slaatthaug and Mickey Bambrick are celebrating the family’s 50 years as property owners by doing something unheard of for a landlord: For the month of November, everyone in the …


Study: Obese mice lost a third of their fat using a natural protein; will it work in humans?

Scientists found that the natural protein FGFBP3 (or BP3) turned out to be a powerful regulator of metabolism, helping obese laboratory mice that were genetically predisposed to eat often lose …


Stocks tumble again on report U.S. plans more tariffs

U.S. stocks fell, with the S&P 500 flirting with a correction as technology shares tumbled after a report the Trump administration was set to press its trade war with China. …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Ghost of Christmas past, Halloween present: Spirit Halloween finds temporary home in vacant R Us locations

The former Babies R Us location at 6104 N. Division St. is functioning as Spirit Halloween. The former Toys R Us at 15505 E Broadway Ave. is also serving as …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Blind customers sue Walmart, saying self-serve checkouts violate ADA

Three blind Maryland residents and the National Federation of the Blind have sued Walmart, alleging the company violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because its self-checkout kiosks are not fully …


Einstein Bros. Bagels closes Spokane locations

Two Einstein Bros. Bagels establishments in Spokane have shuttered after more than four years of service.


IBM pursues Amazon into cloud with $33 billion Red Hat takeover

IBM’s $33 billion purchase of Red Hat – the world’s second-largest technology deal ever – is aimed at catapulting the company into the ranks of the top cloud software competitors. …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Spokane police arrest second suspect in deadly 7-Eleven machete stabbing

Spokane police have arrested a second suspect in connection with last week’s stabbing death outside a downtown 7-Eleven store.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Avista cut power to much of downtown Spokane for 10 minutes due to trespasser

Spokane police announced on social media late Monday morning that most of downtown would lose power for about 10 minutes.


PotlatchDeltic reports higher 3Q income

PotlatchDeltic Corp. reported higher third-quarter income of $60.3 million on Monday, reflecting the merger of Potlatch and Deltic earlier this year.


Running late kept Pocatello man’s grandma safe from Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Tanner Rosenthal’s 90-year-old grandmother normally leaves early to help set up for weekly Shabbat services at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. Fortunately, she was running behind Saturday morning.