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Avista seeks lower natural gas rates in Idaho

Avista Corp. is asking regulators for permission to decrease natural gas rates for Idaho customers, effective Nov. 1. If approved, a typical household was save about 34 cents on a …


Former Liberty Mutual insurance employee charged for Fraud in Spokane

A former Liberty Mutual insurance employee was charged in Spokane for theft and filing a false insurance claim after she reported her diamond ring went missing and investigators say she …


From the field through Amazon: Local farm uses online sales to attract buyers for Palouse crops

Sara Mader used her software background to start selling products from a fifth-generation family farm on Amazon Grocery and Gourmet. During a Tuesday workshop, Mader talked about how online sales …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Former Daiquiri Factory owner sues city of Spokane from his jail cell

Following a trail of legal losses dating to 2014 when he became notorious for naming a drink Date Grape Koolaid, the former owner of the Daiquiri Factory in downtown Spokane …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Unexploded device floating in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island

The Coast Guard and Navy bomb technicians are responding to a reported unexploded ordinance floating in the water between Brownsville Marina and Bainbridge Island.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Florida governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican

A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Police make pair of arrests in Logan neighborhood hash oil manufacture

Spokane police arrested two people Monday morning suspected of manufacturing hash oil at their Logan neighborhood home.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

U.S. agency gives initial OK to Hecla mine tied up in Montana court

U.S. officials on Tuesday announced approval of the first phase of a silver and copper mine beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area, yet it’s uncertain when work could begin because …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Grease leak forces road closures in Spokane Valley

A leaky trailer full of grease turned a busy intersection into a messy, smelly slip ‘n’ slide Tuesday afternoon, forcing the closure of parts of Broadway Avenue and Fancher Road …


UN experts: Possible war crimes by all parties in Yemen

U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen’s conflict intensified 3.5 years …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Hearing to decide if alleged Freeman High School shooter will be tried as adult pushed to November

Prosecutors have again delayed a hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried as a juvenile or adult.


How Google search results work

Political leanings don’t factor into Google’s search algorithm. But the authoritativeness of page links that the algorithm spits out and the perception of thousands of human raters do.


Sandpoint orchard is site of new University of Idaho organic center

An orchard in Sandpoint will be the site of the University of Idaho’s new Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center.


Body found in search for 82-year-old Yakima woman

Authorities said a body has been found during the search for an 82-year-old Yakima woman who disappeared while berry picking.


Archaeologists dig Native American fort found in Connecticut

Archaeologists are marveling at the site of a 1600s Native American fort in Connecticut that was uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project.


U.S. to continue backing Saudi coalition in Yemen war

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the U.S. intends to continue backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen despite civilian casualties and questions about the Saudis’ commitment to …


Skateboarding cop breathes life back into damaged skate park

The skate park, located off Washington Street on the Bill Heath Sports Complex, was in disarray. Pieces of the coping – the concrete ledges of the skate park – were …


Some Arizona polling places down, frustrating primary voters

A contractor hired to set up voting machines in the Phoenix area failed to send enough technicians, leaving several polling places out of operation during Arizona’s primary election Tuesday, two …


You’re fed up with the DMV? So are Idaho sheriffs. Here’s their letter to Gov. Otter

Idaho’s county sheriffs agree: The Idaho Transportation Department’s new driver’s license software is a wreck.


Yakima teachers, students head back to class on time after strike averted over weekend

After teachers and the Yakima School District reached a tentative contract agreement over the weekend, school began as scheduled Monday – much to the relief of parents, students and employees.


Automakers jump as Trump-Mexico deal averts tariff doomsday

Judging from the jump in General Motors and Ford Motor shares, the market thinks President Donald Trump’s accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement will enable …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Graham: Relationship between Trump, Sessions ‘beyond repair’

The relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is “dysfunctional” and “beyond repair,” a Republican senator said Tuesday.


Local man sickened by E. coli sues Idaho distributor

An Ada County man is suing an Idaho distributor claiming lettuce it sold to Costco Wholesale sickened him with E. coli.


Trump’s promises to ‘forgotten man’ undercut by wage stagnation

President Donald Trump heads into a midterm referendum on his presidency showing no real progress on a core promise: to raise the wages of America’s “forgotten man and woman.”


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Spokane teachers and district continue negotiations for higher pay

Following a 14-hour session on Monday night, representatives for Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association were back at the negotiating table Tuesday morning with the aim of reaching …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Talks with Canadian officials expected after U.S.-Mexico deal

President Donald Trump’s drive to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement has taken an unexpected turn – one that complicates his effort to replace that deal with one more …


Wylie Lane stabbing suspect stands mute, has 2-month trial scheduled

The man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl and stabbing eight more people – five of them children, all of them refugees – in June at a Boise apartment complex …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Deadly force initiative, I-940, headed to Washington ballot without proposed changes

Initiative 940, which changes the rules for reviewing cases of the police use of deadly force, must go on the November ballot, a divided Washington Supreme Court rules.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Walmart’s online shoppers won’t have to hang their own TVs anymore

Walmart is expanding its partnership with on-demand home-services company Handy to sell installation and assembly packages right on its website.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018

Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns says he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a …