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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Graduates of Deaconess Hospital’s nursing school gather one last time to remember bygone era of medical education

Though the school shuttered in 1980, many of its graduates remain in the health care field. Dozens showed up Saturday at the hospital one last time to say farewell to …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Four injured after military vehicle drives over small cliff in Kittitas County

A military vehicle that fell 25 feet down a cliff led to four people being hospitalized near Interstate 90 in Kittitas County early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Fire early Saturday morning razes a shop north of Airway Heights

Flames were reported by a neighbor in the 19400 block of W. Bowie Road, according to fire officials. They were able to contain the damage to the shop, and there …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically …


Idaho deputy shot, wounded during arrest of robbery suspect

A Bingham County sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded while trying to arrest an armed robbery suspect, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Nespelem man injured in Okanogan County car crash while fleeing police, investigators say

Jeremiah Wippel was airlifted to Spokane following the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Art’s iconic ‘Blue Boy’ gets major 250th birthday makeover

“Blue Boy” is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public can watch as one of the world’s most recognizable paintings gets a little nip here, a nice tuck there and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It …


Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to U.N.

President Donald Trump will address world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday on the back of an upbeat summit between South and North Korea, where Kim Jong Un promised …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest …


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s fate could turn on which account Trump believes

The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Tanzania death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized ferry

The death toll soared past 200 while a survivor was found inside a capsized Tanzania ferry two days after the Lake Victoria disaster, officials said Saturday, while search efforts were …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday, source says

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

N.C. river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered …


Maldives police raid opposition on eve of election

Police in the Maldives raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on Saturday, the eve of an election viewed as a referendum on whether democracy will survive …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018

Maine investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot

State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.


Idaho elementary bids farewell to volunteer ‘Grandpa Jack’

Hundreds of Lincoln Elementary School students clapped and cheered for Jackie Dayley, known to many as “Grandpa.” Lincoln Elementary held an assembly honoring “Grandpa Jack,” who is wrapping up about …


Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund pulls plug on building a museum on the National Mall

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund announced Friday that it is ending its troubled project to build a $130 million underground Vietnam education center on the Mall.


University Idaho professor wants to help keep crops standing tall

There are nearly 7.5 billion people on Earth and more are being born every second. In order to feed all of us, researchers at University of Idaho are looking at …


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 …


Spokane area housing projects receive funding from state

Two projects in Spokane were part of a $9.9 million grant and loan program announced Thursday by the Washington state’s Department of Commerce.


Recreational cannabis operation planned for Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood

Developers of a large recreational cannabis facility are seeking permission to build a 9,500-square-foot plant in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood a couple of blocks from a future interchange with the north-south …


Vote next week could bring hundreds of new apartments to Spokane’s Five Mile Prairie neighborhood

Spokane County commissioners will vote next week on a controversial zoning change north of Five Mile Prairie that has residents concerned it could bring hundreds of apartments to their neighborhood.


Faith and Values: Silence has many faces

We don’t always know why another person is silent. Even when we do, our own silence is often the best gift we can offer another person.


100 years ago: Flu epidemic getting worse on East Coast and spreading west

The Spanish influenza epidemic on the East Coast was getting worse – and spreading. A front page story said that 17 soldiers died in Massachusetts and 14 in New Jersey.


Longtime local accountant finds tax cuts will benefit middle class

Accountants in private practice usually avoid wading into politics, at least not publicly. They can’t afford to, their clients cross partisan lines.


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Tech executives gather at City Hall for lessons on Seattle’s biggest problems

Seattle tech executives took a crash course on city government Thursday as Mayor Jenny Durkan hosted the first meeting of her new Innovation Advisory Council.


Grant County says to avoid Moses Lake water areas

The Grant County Health District is warning people to avoid contact with the water in Moses Lake.