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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

Lime launches global recall of one of its scooter models over fears they can break apart

The fast-growing electronic scooter company Lime has decided to immediately remove one of the company’s brands from every city across the globe after determining the scooters could break apart while …


‘Magic’ campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts

The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their “magic.”


Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Police in Barcelona have briefly clashed with Catalan separatists who are protesting a rally by Spain’s national police forces in the Mediterranean city.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

Afghan pilot writes touching letter to wife of slain mayor from Utah

When Maj. Brent Taylor, a reservist in the Army National Guard and the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, was killed here Nov. 3 in an insider attack, his friend and …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America’s strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the …


S. Idaho man pleads guilty in shooting death of daughter

A southwestern Idaho man who shot and killed his adult daughter has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.


Pullman police Sgt. pleads not guilty

A Pullman Police Department sergeant accused of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with a Washington State University student pleaded not guilty Friday.


Unsung heroes, animals played vital and varied roles in WWI

They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, comforted wounded soldiers and died by the millions during World War I.


Koreas complete the disarming of 22 guard posts

The North and South Korean militaries completed withdrawing troops and firearms from 22 front-line guard posts on Saturday as they continue to implement a wide-ranging agreement reached in September to …


Trove of war posters discovered at New Hampshire library

One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words “This Is the Enemy.” Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

Death toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 23

The air thick with smoke from a ferocious wildfire that was still burning homes Saturday, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get …


Rob Curley: For Spokane mayor David Condon, convenient and popular transport of Lime scooters moves beyond novelty. He’s right.

If you have seen the fresh fleet of Lime scooters across Spokane, you likely marveled at two things: just how darn fast they seem to go and how many adults …


Customized sock company owners hope name change reflects future product line expansion

From an old printer they found on Craigslist and hacked to use the correct ink to using socks their friends already owned, Kyle Peterson and Zach Stensland have turned a …


Top of India owner plans apartment development nearby

Top of India restaurant owner Manjit Kaur has filed plans with Spokane Valley to build a small apartment complex directly south of the establishment.


Spokane County ballot returns slacking off before hitting all-time record

Spokane County ballot counts beat all previous midterm elections, but might not beat all-time record.


Destroyed by fire, Shogun Restaurant to be rebuilt in Spokane Valley

When Shogun Restaurant in East Spokane was destroyed by a fire earlier this year, owner Joseph Lee was determined to rebuild.


Sue Lani Madsen: Sparring the Spokane way

There’s a tough match-up next Tuesday evening in the boxing ring at the Howard Street Gym. No fisticuffs expected, only fact checking and flourishes of humor for the fifth edition …


100 years in Spokane: Anti-influenza health measures prove challenging to enforce

The Washington State Board of Health ordered people to wear flu masks in most public settings, yet enforcement of this rule was already proving to be nearly impossible.


Faith and Values: Beneath the surface of political striving, God moves toward His greater purpose

The Bible relentlessly reminds us that, while mankind makes his choices, and wages his battles, and shouts his opinions, a sovereign God rules over it all. And incredibly, mysteriously, but …


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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Federal judge blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in major blow to Trump administration, citing disregard of climate issues

A federal judge’s ruling this week blocking the controversial Keystone XL pipeline constitutes a rebuke of President Donald Trump, who signed an executive order days into his presidency restarting the …


200 Spokane demonstrators say Mueller’s Russia probe must continue

Spokane protesters gathered Friday outside of the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse urging protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. elections.


Washington state Sen. Joe Fain concedes to Democratic challenger Mona Das

In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the …


Washington state gun database absent more than 500K records

Officials say the records of more than 525,000 handgun purchases have not been entered into a Washington state database used by police and courts.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Democrats still looking at gains in Washington Legislature

Democrats will pick up seats in the Washington state Legislature after Tuesday’s election but the exact number remains unclear with a handful of races still too close to call.


Idaho man pleads guilty so sexually abusing relatives

A southwestern Idaho man who sexually abused young family members has pleaded guilty to five counts of lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

At University of Idaho, no more Moms’ and Dads’ weekends

The final University of Idaho Dads’ Weekend – when the families of students are encouraged to visit the UI campus and Moscow – continues today.


Fortune magazine sold to Thai businessman for $150 million

Meredith Corp. agreed to sell Fortune magazine and its related businesses for $150 million, furthering the company’s efforts to shed the news-focused brands it acquired in buying Time Inc.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

84-year-old woman dies in hospital from Wednesday crash near Chewelah

An 84-year-old woman died in the hospital Friday from injuries sustained in a five-car crash on Wednesday north of Chewelah.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Amazon to start selling latest Apple products, excluding speaker

Amazon said Friday it would begin selling the most-recent iPhone, iPad, Mac computer, Apple Watch and Apple TV models on its website, along with branded accessories and headphones from Apple’s …