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Jack in the Box franchisees want to oust CEO

Franchisees are hoping to dump Jack in the Box Chief Executive Officer Lenny Comma.


Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist

Turkey said on Tuesday it will search the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a missing Saudi contributor to the Washington Post, a …


Search continues for two missing in Idaho County

Ground and helicopter crews searched two remote locations Monday in Idaho County, looking for two people missing in apparently unrelated disappearances.


Uber plans to lobby for road tolling in Seattle as part of $10 million policy campaign

Uber’s vow to lobby for congestion pricing in Seattle could be the biggest boost yet for a City Hall effort that’s certain to encounter political roadblocks.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Virgin Galactic is weeks away from reaching space, CEO says

A few months after another successful test flight over the Mojave Desert, billionaire Richard Branson says his space company, Virgin Galactic, might be out among the stars in a matter …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

U.N. Ambassador Haley resigning

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, she and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday. She gave no reason for her departure after two …


100 years ago today in Spokane: City shuts down as Spanish flu hits Spokane

All of Spokane was virtually shut down after the Spanish influenza arrived with a vengeance.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Pair of German shepherds are award finalists following three weeks trapped in underground missile silo

A pair of German Shepherds, rescued in April from an abandoned underground silo in Medical Lake after surviving for more than 21 days, are among a dozen pets nominated for …


Paul Turner: Parking provides a trophy hunt in Spokane

The key to life in Spokane is convenient parking.


Candy crushed: Washington regulators crack down on marijuana sweets they say are too appealing to kids

Beginning next year, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board is expected to impose tougher enforcement on the sale of marijuana-infused candy that has become too appealing to children. Those in …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

World has a decade to bring climate change under control, say U.N.’s top scientists

Humanity has not moved fast enough to cut carbon emissions and must now make unprecedented changes in energy and transportation systems during the next decade to hold global warming to …


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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Hundreds gather for Indigenous Peoples Day powwow in Spokane

A few years ago, Native Americans in Spokane would not have celebrated this day. A few years ago, it was called Columbus Day. But in August 2016, the Spokane City …


From ‘special seed’ to 2,170-pound winning pumpkin

“One special seed” and months of care by an Oregon commercial pilot produced a massive pumpkin that tipped the scales at a global weigh-in Monday in Northern California, the fourth …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Westboro Baptist Church plans Spokane demonstrations at Lewis and Clark High School, Gonzaga

Members of the hatemongering Westboro Baptist Church plan to demonstrate at several locations in Spokane on Thursday and Friday, including Lewis and Clark High School, Gonzaga University and the Spokane …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Head-on crash near Medical Lake injures five, including mother and three daughters

A Medical Lake woman and her three young daughters survived after another driver veered into their lane and caused a crash late Saturday on state Highway 902, according to the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Cuomo says limo shouldn’t have been on road; victims mourned

The supersized limousine that crashed and killed 20 people outside a country store failed a safety inspection last month and shouldn’t have been on the road, and the driver wasn’t …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Spokane Mayor updates City Council in annual address

Spokane Mayor David Condon promised to send a completed budget to the City Council by Nov. 1 and highlighted declining property crime rates in his annual Conditions and Affairs of …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

U.S. Senate candidates debate taxes, guns, civility

Maria Cantwell and Susan Hutchison clash on taxes, guns and the Kavanaugh hearings during their first debate.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

County hosting public budget meeting on parks and roads

The Spokane County Board of Commissioners is holding the second of three community roundtable meetings on Oct. 9 to gather public input for the 2019 Spokane County budget. The meeting …


Nordhaus, Romer win economics Nobel for work on climate, innovation

William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University’s Stern School of Business were awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics for including long-term thinking on climate …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Authorities unable to find family of substitute teacher who died at Shaw Middle School

Steven Lynn Cook, 55, died Wednesday morning after going into cardiac arrest, according to Spokane Public Schools officials. He was substitute teaching.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

$1.35 million lotto ticket went unclaimed for nearly a year. Then a man checked a jacket pocket.

It was a chilly Montreal day last December when Gregorio De Santis bought a lottery ticket. He forgot to check the lottery numbers on Dec. 6, when a drawing netted …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

‘I’m sure he was trying to come home’: Former Shock player Ellison dies on side of road in California

A former starting linebacker and defensive back for Spokane Shock arena football team died last Thursday due to unknown causes on the freeway in San Fernando Valley, according to the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

2,700 workers at major Hawaii hotels join national strike

About 2,700 Marriott employees on Oahu and Maui on Monday joined the strike that began last week in Boston, San Francisco and other cities.


Google Plus social network is being killed, because of a privacy lapse and because people just don’t use it

Google is shutting down its social network, Google Plus, the arm of Alphabet Inc. announced Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Netflix, already a studio in all but name, is buying a studio

Netflix is buying its first production studio, the New Mexico facility used to make “The Avengers” and ”Sicario,” to accommodate its growing output of original movies and television shows.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Not firing Rosenstein, Trump says; ‘very good relationship’

President Donald Trump said Monday he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, delivering a reprieve for the Justice Department official whose future has been the source …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Univ. of Idaho ranked #1 college in Idaho

University of Idaho was ranked the best 4-year university in Idaho by Schools.com, according to a press release on Monday. This is the second year in a row the university …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Apple to U.S. lawmakers: China did not hack us, as reported

Apple is strongly denying to Congress an explosive report that its products have been compromised by the Chinese government.