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Pope apologizes for ‘crimes’ against Irish women, babies

Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the “crimes” of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials regularly didn’t respond with compassion to the many abuses children and …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Spokane County Jail records eighth inmate death in 14 months

A woman inmate at the Spokane County Jail was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday evening after being found unresponsive in her cell.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

After morning smoke draws city back into ‘Unhealthy’ category, conditions improve Sunday afternoon

After a day of respite from wildfire smoke, Spokane’s air moved back into unhealthy ranges Sunday morning.


As China retaliates in Trump trade war, damage for Northwest cherry growers could reach $86 million

The Trump administration’s trade war with China is expected to cost the region’s sweet-cherry growers $60 million to $86 million in lost revenue, according to an initial estimate developed by …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Multiple fatalities, including suspect, in mass shooting at Florida mall, authorities say

Florida authorities are reporting a mass shooting at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Lane brought record rain to Hawaii, but lost its wallop

Hurricane Lane secured its place in the history books before it quickly dissipated into a tropical storm and moved off from Hawaii. The storm caused damage, mostly on the Big …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

Treasure Valley homelessness program assists over 100 families in first year

With the help of the understanding landlord and local nonprofit CATCH, Inc., Boise resident Joanna Sherman was able to move in and have a place to call her own for …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Education deserts: Up to 1 in 5 Washington students live far away from college

Though Spokane residents have abundant access to higher education, Washington is one of 11 states where 10.1 to 20 percent of the population lives in an “education desert,” where it’s …


Lewiston airport grapples with loss of Horizon AirSkyWest adding Lewiston-to-SLC flights in October

Saturday’s departure of Horizon Air eliminates about 60 percent of Lewiston’s commercial passenger flights, forcing Lewiston-Clarkston Valley residents to drive to other airports to reach Seattle and Boise.


Idaho judge scolds deputies for illegal detention

A northern Idaho judge scolded sheriff’s deputies after a man was held at gunpoint for having a loud muffler and driving slightly more than the speed limit.


A subdued Zimbabwe inaugurates Mnangagwa after disputed vote

Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued …


Lewiston’s annual Hot August Nights Show and Shine offers plenty of fuel for fantasies

Bud Bower has only driven his 1953 Dodge Coronet to various car shows around the region as was the case Saturday, when he brought it to the Hot August Nights …


Rehab units help firefighters with overexertion, dehydration

Rehabilitation units provide both a mandated and a vital service for firefighters – giving them respite from the heat and weather, fluids and energy snacks, and medical evaluations before going …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Wanted in China: Detailed maps for 30 million self-driving cars

Chen Dan had doubts about betting millions of dollars to make high-definition maps of Chinese roads. That was until she took charge of the business at NavInfo Co. and saw …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain’s service and he will lie in state in both the nation’s capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country …


Front & Center: Staff, students feed his love for job

Doug Wordell, Spokane Public Schools Nutrition Services director, discusses how today’s cafeteria fare differs from what he grew up with in Spokane 40 years ago.


The Dirt: Memory care facility coming to Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood

A nearly 40,000-square-foot memory care facility will be built in Spokane’s Southgate neighborhood, according to permits issued by the city.


Business Beat

Accounting Stephen Bjork and David Rosselet have been hired at Anson Avery CPA PLLC. Bjork has been hired as accounting manager. He comes to the firm from James Garrett Inc., …


A year after Amazon takeover, Whole Foods still hasn’t shed its whole paycheck status

One year after Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market, shopping at the grocery chain will still cost you much of your paycheck.


Why banks are giving tellers raises instead of pink slips

After banks received generous tax cuts in December, several of the nation’s largest – including Wells Fargo & Co., PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and Fifth Third Bancorp – said …


Week Ahead

Conventions Gonzaga Orientation Weekend - Gonzaga University, through Monday, Gonzaga University, 1,500 attendees.


Tom Kelly: Mid-week rentals … and travel insurance

While family and friends can be the key to a successful vacation rental property, they also can be a major pain in the backside.


Motley Fool: Shopping for Shopify

Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) helps more than 600,000 businesses sell their products online. It offers more than 100 website templates to help customize the experience, and it can provide services such …


BBB Tip of the Week: Beware of job offers from Amazon Cash Websites

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Prices, production looking good for Washington wheat despite uncertain markets

Belching clouds of orange dust, the massive red machines crawled along the hillsides north of Reardan eating endless rows of amber stalks.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018

Steve Groene, father of kidnapping victim Shasta Groene, fighting eviction from Coeur d’Alene home

A house in Coeur d’Alene was supposed to be a gift for Shasta Groene, the lone survivor of one of the region’s most horrific crimes. But more than a decade …


Smoky skies and the Great Indoors

There have been some good things about August’s on again/off again smoke-filled air. I mean, if you really think about it.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown on abortion, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood

A vacancy on the closely divided U.S. Supreme Court has renewed talks about the long-standing court decision that ensured the availability of abortion in the United States. The congresswoman and …


100 years ago in Spokane: Wobblies arrests uncover plans for general strike

Spokane police said they found a general strike order in the shoe of E. Hofstede, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies), when they arrested him.


Spin Control: Inslee gets his weather patterns wrong in coal debate

Could we really be breathing coal smoke from Mississippi, as Gov. Jay Inslee suggested?