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UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Ick factor: NYC so far turns up nose at food-scrap recycling

New Yorkers are so far turning up their noses at the city’s ambitious organics collection program, which has stalled because not enough people are participating in the often-smelly chore of …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Turkish president calls Khashoggi’s disappearance ‘very, very upsetting’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he was closely following the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it “very, very upsetting,” but stopped short of …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018

Lt. Governor race sets up historic first for Idaho

The two rivals for the part-time state post have one notable thing in common: Both are women, guaranteeing that Idaho will have its first-ever female lieutenant governor.


Voter registration deadline is Monday in Washington state

Interested in voting in the mid-term election? Monday, Oct. 8 is the deadline for online or mail-in voter registration. To register in person, you have until Oct. 29.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Twenty die when limo on way to birthday party blows stop sign

A limousine on its way to a birthday party blew a stop sign at the end of a highway, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

McConnell says Senate ‘not broken’ after Kavanaugh fight

Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate’s majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that …


Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What’s next?

Insurgent brands are shaking up the way people buy everything from mattresses to prescription acne remedies, eating into the market share of big consumer product companies and leaving them scrambling …


Townhomes coming to Indian Trail development

A development in Spokane’s Indian Trail neighborhood is set to grow by 14 townhomes, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Matt Shea’s challenger for 4th District House seat Ted Cummings offers different version of Democrat

Ted Cummings admits he didn’t pay much attention to state Rep. Matt Shea until early this year, when he noticed the Spokane Valley legislator had introduced a bill that aimed …


GM named No. 1 company in world for gender equality

General Motors is ranked No. 1 in the world for gender equality in the workplace.


Business Beat

Construction Spokane chapter No. 143 of the National Association of Women in Construction has announced its officers and board of directors for the year. New officers include President Andrea Seeberger …


Motley Fool: A revved-up stock

General Motors (NYSE: GM) faces concerns about rising aluminum and steel prices and a plateauing North American new-vehicle market, but it has made smart moves, positioning itself well in the …


Eye on Boise: Jordan calls for Utah-style prescriptive road law; Little opposes it

Paulette Jordan, the Democratic candidate for governor, is calling for Idaho to enact a law similar to a longstanding one in Utah that makes any road that’s been used by …


Week Ahead

Tuesday Let’s Talk Shop; Marketing: Curt from Well Dressed Walrus will give the presentation “When you clarify your message so your customers will listen.” Learn about elevator pitches, acquiring new …


Paul Turner: Goodbye, and thanks – it’s been a great ride.

Paul Turner looks back on a long career with The Spokesman-Review, and says farewell.


100 years ago in Spokane: Five-year-old actress survives five-story drop down elevator shaft

Virginia Getty, 5, “Spokane’s tiniest moving picture actress,” survived after falling five stories down an elevator shaft.


Washington state has nearly 6,500 untested sexual assault kits sitting in storage. The state AG says 1,340 of them are from Spokane County.

Of the nearly 6,500 sexual assault kits collecting dust in law-enforcement storage facilities across the state, Spokane County lays claim to 20 percent, according to an inventory sheet released by …


BBB Tip of the Week: How to play it safe online

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific is participating in the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness month campaign aimed at raising the public’s awareness of the basic steps needed to stay …


Mixed materials: Garbage in the recycling is messing up the industry

On the concrete floor of Inland Empire Paper sat a 1,500-pound bale of waste paper ready to be recycled into new paper. The bale came from a modern single-stream recycling …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Shawn Vestal: Heroism under fire earned Puyallup native Medal of Honor

Following a widespread review of military decorations in the post-9/11 years, Ronald Shurer II was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor for military valor.


Tom Kelly: Rules of thumb for judging future ‘rent-by-owner’

If you bought an investment home there now and rented it out, is there a way of knowing if it will appreciate? And, is there a break-even formula to use …


Ford celebrates century of production at storied Rouge plant

Ford Motor Co.’s historic Rouge factory complex will continue well into its second century of production with the announcement recently it will make at least one version of the next-generation …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Magnitude 5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook northwestern Haiti late Saturday, damaging homes, a church and at least one hospital. Officials reported that people had been injured, but had not confirmed local …


Trump celebrates Kavanaugh victory at Kansas political rally

President Donald Trump celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court at a rally in Kansas on Saturday, condemning Democrats for what he called a “shameless campaign of …


A TV reporter wore a MAGA hat to a Trump rally. He was fired the next day.

Jim Bunner waved to the camera, KTTC-TV branded microphone in hand, his receding hairline bared to the Minnesota morning chill. But just outside the camera frame – visible for a …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Washington Post, citing Turkish officials, say Saudi writer killed

Turkish investigators believe a prominent Saudi journalist who contributed to the Washington Post was killed in “a preplanned murder” at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, the Post reported Saturday night, …


Military families angry about damage, thefts during moves

Moving is nothing new for Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Bill Weir’s family, but their latest transfer was the bumpiest yet.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Indonesia considers making devastated areas mass graves

Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the disaster-stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more aid rolled in and the government said it was considering making devastated …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Charges rare for Hollywood figures in year since Harvey Weinstein

The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Chicago verdict raises hope of greater police accountability

A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black …