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Brazilian candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed during event

Jair Bolsonaro, a leading presidential candidate in Brazil, was stabbed on Thursday during a campaign event, though officials and his son said the injury is not life-threatening.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018

Orca J50 declared dead after search; southern residents down to 74 whales

A massive search is underway for ailing orca J50, but the lead researcher who tracks the southern-resident population says she’s probably dead.


New York attorney general issues subpoenas to every Catholic diocese in the state

The New York attorney general’s office has issued subpoenas to every Catholic diocese in the state, becoming the latest U.S. state to embark on a major investigation of sex crimes …


Suspect in Boise mass stabbing will receive mental evaluation

The 30-year-old man accused of stabbing nine people in Boise will receive a mental competency evaluation, and access to the defendant by police and other authorities has been restricted until …


Starbucks reveals opulent store in Milan, the culmination of Howard Schultz’s Italian dream

A 1983 trip to Italy gave rise to Schultz’s vision for Starbucks as a purveyor not just of coffee beans and equipment, as it was when he joined the company, …


‘A horrific situation’: 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

A gunman opened fire Thursday morning in a building in the heart of Cincinnati in an attack that left him and three other people dead, police said.


Last week they were rescued from trash. Now, they are the most in-demand dogs in the Tri-Cities

It was just a week ago that 45 dogs – most of them puppies – were found living among trash and dead rats in a Hermiston-area duplex after the tenant …


Amway founder and Magic owner Richard DeVos dies at age 92

Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

California takes financial wallop from unrelenting wildfires

Truckers abandoned big-rigs and motorists screamed in fear as they came dangerously close to an explosive wildfire that shut down about 45 miles of a major California interstate near the …


Death, understaffing claims prompt another investigation of Idaho state treatment center

The watchdog arm of the Idaho Legislature is looking into complaints about mistreatment of people with severe disabilities who live at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in Nampa.


An errant squirrel likely started 4,500-acre fire in Benton City

A squirrel that caused a short circuit in a electric transformer is suspected of starting a 4,500-acre wildfire that threatened 50 homes in the Benton City area over the holiday …


Group of Whole Foods workers aims to unionize

A group of workers at Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market planned to email colleagues at the organic grocer’s stores announcing a push to organize.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh confirmation

Senate Democrats mounted a last, ferocious attempt Thursday to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump if …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

Firing a dart into a wild, sick orca ‘a little bit different,’ sharp-shooting veterinarian says

Ailing orca J50 isn’t fairing well, but an international group of scientists is working to save her, including sharp-shooting veterinarians. They’ve administered medicine to the whale over the past month.


Staben: Athletics will operate at deficit

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben said during a UI faculty meeting Wednesday the Athletics Department will continue to operate at a deficit this year.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

U.S. says North Korean charged in Sony hack, WannaCry attack

A computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

Trump administration to detain families longer despite court

The White Houseon Thursday moved to abandon a longstanding court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government …


Feature creature: SCRAPS says this mix-breed dog is active and affectionate

This active, brown and white female mix breed dog has good manners and will sit for treats, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said.


Front Porch: Family vacation offers perspective

“I’d like to see the redwoods someday,” he said, as we sat around the dinner table.


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Woman thrown after vehicle clips her motorized wheelchair

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls involving a pedestrian accident, several brush fires and unauthorized burning reports.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018

Rohingya refugee recounts escape from Myanmar seeking safety, hopes for family back home

From fleeing Myanmar and making his way to the United States, 19-year-old Noor Kamal has faced death almost all the way through, either at the hands of the Myanmar government …


Rob Curley: Come hang out with our newsroom at the fair

Our newsroom has now spent way more than “A Year in the Fields” as we’ve told the stories of the Washington farmer, and we want to talk with even more …


In brief: Teams can still sign-up for Rockford’s annual Harvest Hoops 3-on-3

The 3-on-3 basketball season doesn’t end with summer vacation.


Friends of Manito to hold annual fall plant sale Saturday

The Friends of Manito will offer a large assortment of plants at its annual fall sale Sept. 8.


Citizen Journal: Grandson is building memories of his own

It brings me joy to watch and be part of my grandson’s formative years. Ryan is entering first grade at Moran Prairie Elementary School, where he’ll make new friends and …


STEM curriculum developer named recipient of 2018 YWCA Women of Achievement Award for business and industry

Sharelynn Moore’s work to develop high school curriculum to teach students about energy and water as well as her efforts to mentor young women at Itron has earned her the …


Dancer, teacher named to receive YWCA Women of Achievement’s arts and culture award

When Sandra Olgard was 5 her parents took her to a “Romeo and Juliet” ballet performance in Seattle. She was captivated.


Spokane Handweavers’ Guild presents ‘70 Years Of Weaving Exhibit’

The art of weaving is as ancient as the desire for mankind to cover our nakedness. But like many art forms, what was born out of necessity has evolved into …


Rogers High class of 1958 will reunite with former classmates this weekend

The Rogers High School class of 1958 will gather for their 60th high school reunion Saturday and the majority of graduates who are still alive are expected to attend.


Mead School District steps up to buy some basic supplies for third year in row

Shopping for school supplies in late summer is a rite of passage for most students that can also be a financial burden for families. For the third year, the Mead …