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100 years ago in Spokane: Fort George Wright soldiers allowed furlough to celebrate Rosh Hashanah

All Jewish soldiers at Fort George Wright and other Army training schools were being allowed a furlough for the weekend “to celebrate the Jewish New Year.”


Spokane has second fastest commute in Washington

When it comes to commuting, Spokane has the sec-fastest times in the state.


Paul Turner: Big talk before this Saturday’s EWU football game

I suppose there are people who care about Big Sky Conference football. In fact, I’m almost sure of it. Seems as if I’ve met some of them. It’s just that …


Proposal to ban drones in Spokane Valley parks raises concerns among hobbyists, commercial operators

As drones gain popularity among hobbyists and commercial operators, the Spokane Valley parks department is grappling with how to balance their use with public safety and privacy.


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That was no white-power hand signal at the Kavanaugh hearing, Zina Bash’s husband says

The husband of Republican operative Zina Bash denounced the people spreading the theory Tuesday that Bash made a white supremacist


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

He’s accused of sexually assaulting an animal in Columbia Park. It’s one of 2 meth-related holiday busts.

Three people were arrested by Kennewick police on Labor Day for having methamphetamine, including a man allegedly caught in a compromising position with an injured beaver.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Stranded people leave flooded airport after typhoon in Japan

People stranded at a flooded offshore airport overnight returned by boat and bus to the Japanese mainland Wednesday after a typhoon swept across part of Japan’s main island.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Shawn Vestal: There’s a California connection to Northwest white supremacy

We’re entering a new era in the Northwest’s long, depressing tango with racist extremists, and there’s a lot about this era that’s new – from the methods to the mediums …


U.N. anti-graft investigator barred from re-entering Guatemala

The head of a U.N.-backed commission probing corruption in Guatemala was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, further defanging the investigative body days after President Jimmy Morales announced he would …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Fragments found in Brazil museum fire provide some hope

Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that …


Incumbent Gov. Charlie Baker wins Massachusetts GOP primary

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a staunch supporter of President …


Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to face GOP’s Geoff Diehl

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will face off against Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl as she battles for a second term and gears up for what could be a possible …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018

Nike store in downtown Spokane draws politically driven customers after Kaepernick ad campaign unveiled

Todd Eklof, the reverend of the Unitarian Universalist Chruch of Spokane, had heard the story of Nike’s ad featuring Colin Kaepernick on the radio and he thought it was courageous.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Farrow says NBC misleading in explanation of story

NBC News’ decision to pass on Ronan Farrow’s investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct is an open wound, with Farrow and one of Weinstein’s accusers criticizing the network’s latest …


Steve Bannon still expected to speak at Economist festival

Steve Bannon’s invitation to speak at a festival hosted by the Economist is still on.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Whitman County four-car crash blocks roadway with vehicle fire

A four-car crash eight miles south of Rosalia on U.S. Highway 195 sent two people to the hospital Tuesday morning at about 11:30.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Huntington Park will close Monday for crane assembly

Huntington Park in downtown Spokane will be closed Monday while a crane is assembled on site, according to Avista officials.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

White House warns Syria against chemical weapons use

The White House warned Syria’s President Bashar Assad on Tuesday that if he chooses to use chemical weapons, the U.S. and its allies “will respond swiftly and appropriately,” pushing back …


Parkland victim’s father seeks handshake with Kavanaugh

A man whose teenage daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting tried to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday’s confirmation …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Samsung plans to show off phone with folding screen this year

For years, Samsung has teased the possibility of a phone with a folding screen that can expand to something more like a tablet. A new interview with the company’s mobile …


Tell-all book by Watergate reporter roils Trump White House

An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon is roiling the White House as current and former aides of President Donald Trump are quoted …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren Jones dies

Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Jones has died. He was 75 years old.


Sting operation recovered Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers

A pair of ruby slippers used in “The Wizard of Oz” and later stolen from a Minnesota museum were recovered in a sting operation after a man approached the shoes’ …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Good for business? Nike gets political with Kaepernick ad

Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football’s national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel …


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t seek 3rd term

In a surprise announcement, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would abandon his effort to seek a third term next year but gave no reason for his sudden …


Vancouver woman finds creative outlet to cope with mental illness

Harbaugh felt a tap on her shoulder and looked up. A young man asked her if she was OK, and if she needed help. She explained how she was feeling, …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Idaho prisoner helping fight fire in Utah accused of rape

An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Twitter CEO says company isn’t biased, wants healthy debate

Twitter’s CEO says the company isn’t biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Washington task force on public records set to convene

A public records task force created after Washington lawmakers attempted to exempt themselves from the state’s Public Records Act is set to convene its first of four meetings.