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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

Trump signs spending bill to increase Hanford budget

President Trump signed spending bills Friday that include a budget increase for the Hanford nuclear reservation.


Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law.


U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.


Her husband was arrested. In 2 weeks, she was dead. Would protection order have helped?

On Aug. 29, a magistrate judge declined a Canyon County prosecutor’s request to put a no-contact order in place between Philip Butler and his wife. Two weeks later, police believe …


Controversy heats up over removal of Lower Snake River dams as orcas suffer losses

Orca champions have joined forces with dam busters, bringing new energy to an old fight to take down the Lower Snake River dams.


Japan’s oldest winemaker readies for European grape onslaught

With the removal of tariffs on European wines as soon as next year, Kirin Holdings Co.’s wine-making unit is betting on Japanese grapes to weather the onslaught.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in U.S.

The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he …


Sheriff takes heat for post on his Facebook page

Nez Perce County Sheriff Joe Rodriguez apologized Saturday for a meme his wife posted to his Facebook page that mocked women who don’t immediately report sexual assault.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

The writing on the stalls: Students paint messages of hope

Students at Crossroads High School want their classmates to find hope in an unexpected place.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

An ideal niche product for baseball fans who want to put their heads together

He doesn’t make bobbleheads. He makes display cases that you put your bobbleheads in.Talk about a niche business.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

As Senate hearing set for Brett Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as …


The Dirt: Buildings’ demolition clears way for Larry H. Miller dealership parking lots

More than two full city blocks in the city core are being remade for the creation of parking lots for a large downtown auto dealership, according to permits issued by …


How to respond to racist robocalls from North Idaho: Accordion-playing clowns, says Virginia man

Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible …


Eye on Boise: Paulette Jordan campaign chief’s resignation: Was it over PAC, or on-job friction?

Paulette Jordan’s campaign released a photo Thursday of its then-campaign manager, Michael Rosenow, posing with Jordan’s opponent in the race for governor, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, at a Little …


Maria Cantwell seeking fourth term in U.S. Senate in race against Susan Hutchison

Republican challenger Susan Hutchison has a tough assignment in a campaign against three-term incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell.


Will adding a sour kick get millennials to eat raisins?

Sun-Maid Raisins is easily one of the most recognizable brands in the United States. But even the company’s iconic red bonnet-wearing farm girl hasn’t been enough to keep this century-old …


Spin Control: Wrapup from the primary: Recount challenges and the biggest loser

Recount of key precincts showed no changes. Now candidates may challenge the process.


Motley Fool: Made-to-order growth

Moves suggest McDonald’s recent growth may continue.


BBB Tip of the Week: New law makes credit freezes, thaws easier and free

Identity theft can happen to anyone, but consumers have a new free tool to help protect themselves against scammers who would steal their financial information.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018

Shawn Vestal: Battling hate, one conversation at a time

GU’s Kristine Hoover found her life’s work exploring and fighting hatred.


Blocking robocalls – even racist ones – is a giant, complicated challenge, experts say

Billions of robocalls are sent each month, but a tiny fraction of them have attracted extra scrutiny. In recent months, an estimated 10,000 robocalls in at least five states have …


Week Ahead

Saturday Veteran Resource and Job Fair - Representatives from local veteran organizations, community organizations, the Spokane Vet Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs will provide resources and employment opportunities …


Semis, the last bastion of stick shifts, are going automated

The strictly manual transmission is disappearing from the cabs of semitrailer trucks – and the strong economy is one reason why. In its place is a manual transmission with a …


100 years ago in Spokane: Sash company turns production to war work

The White Pine Sash Co. of Spokane announced that it would be devoting itself entirely to war work.


Tom Kelly: Empty house on the market may cost more to insure

Because a primary residence was unoccupied, vacant and headed for sale, its insurance premium had jumped to nearly eight times the normal rate.


Nationally renowned crossword puzzle creator David Steinberg gives shout out to area with special offering

David Steinberg was only 14 and just finishing Lakeside Middle School in Seattle when his first crossword was published by The New York Times, making him the then second-youngest constructor …


Rob Curley: Never mess up the crossword puzzles, a wise editor once said

Never mess up the crossword puzzles, a wise editor once said. Boy was he right.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Wind snaps limbs and wires, killing 1 and hurting others at crowded Tri-City events

Wind wreaked havoc at two festivals in the Tri-Cities on Saturday, killing a woman and sending at least two others to the hospital and hurting several others.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Fish, facepainting and Ford replicas delight Valleyfest-goers on Saturday

Hundreds flocked to this year’s Valleyfest on Saturday at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center and Maribeau Point Park in Spokane Valley.


Analysis: ‘Dark money’ claims in McMorris Rodgers, Brown debate oversimplify complicated campaign finance laws

The candidates both claimed the other was benefitting from campaign contributions that aren’t traceable. The issue has become heated in a race that has attracted outside attention from leadership groups …