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Officials: Handful of Spokane County ballots wrongly marked return to sender due to equipment error

Eight ballots were scanned incorrectly and marked to return to their point of origin by postal service equipment in Spokane County, according to officials. Six of those have already been …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

Control of Washington Legislature could hinge on late ballot counts

Control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington Legislature might not be known for days, or even weeks until all the state’s bhallots are counted.

100 years ago in Spokane: Sneeze lands cigar dealer in the custody

Cigar dealer Tom McKeene became the first man arrested in Spokane for sneezing in a public place. He made the mistake of sneezing in the presence of a judge and …

Spokane County ballot returns continue at record pace

Ballot returns continue heavy in Spokane and some other Eastern Washington counties.

Amazon showcases progress of West Plains fulfillment center

Amazon showed off progress on its new West Plains fulfillment center Friday, which will be finished in fall 2019.

Sue Lani Madsen: Healthcare – it’s complicated

Health care reform has been a political slogan generator for over a decade. Repeal and Replace! Medicare for All!

Faith and Values: Stepping stones in a life of religious reporting

I’m often asked why I became a religion reporter.

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

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Spokane County Marriage licenses

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

Riverside Avenue shut down briefly after bomb scare

A man left a suitcase near a fire department downtown, an fearing it was a bomb, authorities evacuated the building and shut down the roads surrounding it, according to police.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Police: 3 dead, including shooter, at Florida yoga studio

A gunman killed two people and wounded five others at a yoga studio in Florida’s capital before killing himself Friday evening, officials said.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Work concludes on Glenrose trailhead in Dishman Hills

Spokane County recently completed work on the Glenrose trailhead in the Dishman Hills Conservation area that improves parking access for visitors.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Female grizzly poached in North Idaho

A female grizzly bear was shot multiple time in North Idaho, according to officials.

Lakeside soccer coach placed on leave

A Lakeside High School soccer coach is on paid administrative leave pend an undisclosed investigation .

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Apple’s 4Q, change in iPhone sales disclosure jar investors

Apple’s faithful customers aren’t snapping up iPhones quite as enthusiastically as anticipated heading into the crucial holiday shopping season.

U.S. economy looks strong heading into congressional elections

For a U.S. economic expansion now in its 10th year, hiring remains robust, growth has picked up and the outlook is a mostly bright one on the eve of congressional …

State Dept. calls for journalist safety as Trump lashes out

The State Department said Friday that it will continue to seek a full investigation into the slaying of U.S.-based Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi as it marked International Day to End …

Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for U.S. border

A third caravan of migrants – this time from El Salvador – waded over the Suchiate River into Mexico on Friday, bringing another 1,000 to 1,500 people who want to …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

New Toys R Us owners mull physical stores next year

The hedge funds that now own the Toys R Us brand plan to relaunch the toy retailer as a standalone operation next year, according to people familiar with the matter.

Police shutter 18 massage parlors in suburban Seattle

Police have posted notices at 18 massage parlors in the Seattle suburb of Kent saying that they will be shut down.

Montana woman rescues wandering llama from Yellowstone park

A pack llama that escaped from a guided hike in southern Yellowstone National Park in August was rescued by a Montana outfitter last weekend, just days before most of the …

U.S. regulators subpoenaed Tesla production data, company says

U.S. securities investigators have subpoenaed information from Tesla about production forecasts for the Model 3 electric car that were made last year, the company acknowledged in a regulatory filing Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Five football players charged with rape counts in alleged hazing

Police in Montgomery County have charged five teenagers with second-degree rape counts amid allegations of hazing involving junior varsity football players at Damascus High School, officials said Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

U.S. trade gap grew to $54 billion in September

Record imports expanded the U.S. trade deficit for the fourth straight month in September, as the politically sensitive trade deficit in goods with China hit a record.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Can a non-Republican win a Kootenai County office? Dan Gookin pushes message of independence. Jim Brannon stresses efficiency.

One of the most contentious races in Kootenai County is for one the smaller profile public offices. Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin is running as an independent hoping to …

Man gets nearly 16 years for role in shooting woman in shoulder

A Wapato man has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison for his role in the shooting of a woman and for trying to elude police.

Idaho ballot initiatives appear to boost early voter turnout

An unusually high number of Idahoans have voted early, and two high-profile ballot initiatives appear to be driving some of the turnout.

Fisherman makes dangerous plunge to free snarled humpback

The fishermen believed the humpback whale, already struggling to shake off a rope cinched to its massive body, would be even more bewildered by a boat ejecting humans into the …

Women marched, then ran: will they win in record numbers?

Gender politics have been a defining issue of this election cycle, beginning back with the mobilization by women against the victory and inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Pipe bomb suspect agrees to NY transfer, no bail

The suspect accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Trump agreed Friday to be transferred to New York to face charges, while the FBI said an additional …

Turkey: Highest level of Saudi government ordered writer’s slaying

The order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the highest level of the Saudi government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, adding that the international community had …