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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Body found on South Hill; police say foul play not suspected

A body was discovered Friday afternoon near the Rockwood Retirement community on the South Hill.


Hacker linked to Target data breach gets 14 years in prison

A Latvian computer programmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison for designing a program that helped hackers improve malware – including some used in the 2013 Target breach.


Alaska Airlines’ new bare-bones airfare will likely put you in a middle seat in the back

To compete with ultra-low-cost carriers such as Spirit and Frontier, the country’s largest airlines have over the last few years begun selling dirt-cheap fares that come with a long list …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Legislators urge Trump to end trade dispute to help Moses Lake silicon manufacturer

Senators and representatives from Washington and Montana are asking President Donald Trump to help manufacturer REC Silicon and resolve the ongoing trade dispute with China over polysilicon and solar panels.


Unreleased Chris Cornell songs will be released in November

New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death.


Appeals court will consider class-action question in Microsoft gender-bias case

Women suing Microsoft alleging widespread gender discrimination will get another chance to convince a court that their claims should be considered together as a class, after the Ninth Circuit Court …


Seattle trucking-tech company Convoy gets $185 million delivery

Seattle tech startup Convoy, which connects truckers to companies that need freight moved, has raised $185 million in a financing round led by an investment fund connected to Google.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Spokane sexual assault survivors join national #WhyIDidntReport

There can be many reasons why survivors of sexual assault don’t report: shame, guilt, embarrassment, denial or disgust. Not to mention fear – of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, …


Deputies search for Market Street hit-and-run suspect

Spokane County deputies are searching for Andrew D. Clifton, a 34-year-old man suspected in a hit-and-run accident Thursday evening that left a man with life-threatening injuries.


Twitter finds software privacy bug affecting direct messages

Twitter says it found a software bug that may have sent some private messages to the wrong people.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Popular beagle Uno, a Westminster champion, dies at 13

Uno, the sweet, baying beagle who became perhaps the most popular show dog ever, has died. He was 13.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Mike Pence stump speech for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tentatively scheduled for early October in Spokane

The list of top Republicans coming to Spokane to stump for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers this fall will include Vice President Mike Pence.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Idaho high court considers ‘defamation by inference’ lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied – but didn’t outright say …


Analysis: Trump upends GOP strategy on assault claim

Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They calibrated their comments …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

GOP House leaders say Rep. Matt Manweller should resign after allegations surface of sexual relationship with former student in Idaho

A former high-school student of state Rep. Matt Manweller says she had a sexual relationship with him in the early 1990s when she was a minor, according to a report …


Patti Davis: Why I don’t recall all the details of my sexual assault

Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s daughter recalls what she can of the day she went to the office of a prominent music executive to play some of her songs.


Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling …


Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged …


Colombia honors 14 sniffer dogs at emotional retirement

Fourteen police dogs received medals and diplomas during an emotional retirement ceremony in Colombia’s capital Friday as they wrapped up years of service sniffing out drugs, bombs and bodies.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

The Mormon church’s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even …


Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans’ allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Sources: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein floated the idea of secretly recording President Donald Trump last year amid law enforcement concerns about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

The gunman in a Wisconsin workplace shooting was taken to a mental health hospital and barred from possessing firearms in 2004 after telling South Dakota police that he thought co-workers …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Lawsuit: Montana high school trainer sexually abused student athletes

An athletic trainer at a Montana high school sexually abused at least 18 student athletes decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance, according to a lawsuit filed …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

JetBlue founder says his new startup will cut fares, add legroom

Serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman is determined to make his next carrier stand out in a market where rivals large and small shoehorn budget-minded travelers into cramped cabins.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Idaho prison officials send more inmates out of state

Idaho Department of Correction officials said they have moved another 150 inmates to a prison in Texas because there aren’t enough prison beds in Idaho.


Oregon House Speaker spurs talks on Interstate Bridge

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to sit down with Washington lawmakers before the end of the year to further discussions about replacing the Interstate Bridge, a newspaper reported Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

The $1,100 price tag on Apple’s latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

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