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Spin Control: A ‘what if’ scenario from McCain’s 2000 campaign in Washington

What if John McCain won the Washington primary in 2000 and went on to win the White House?


100 years ago: Anti-German sentiment leads to reconsideration of Krupp’s titles

A mass meeting of citizens in Krupp, Wash., west of Odessa, unanimously voted to petition the U.S. Post Office and the Great Northern Railway to change the name of the …


More than 600 turn out for Snake River protest Saturday

On Saturday, roughly 600 joined in the annual Free the Snake Flotilla, a protest of the four lower Snake River Dams.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

Recently appointed Superior Court Judge Shelley Szambelan faces challenge from attorney Dennis Cronin

Dennis Cronin thinks there’s reason to worry about Spokane County Superior Court. And it all starts with the image it presents to the public. Like a castle up high, overlooking …


For school systems, McCleary decision gave with one hand and took with the other

The irony isn’t lost on the state’s school districts, teachers and the public they serve: that the $2 billion windfall created by the landmark McCleary court decision has reaped a …


Federal court ruling adds new twist to enforcement of Spokane’s ‘sit-lie’ ordinance

Robert Martin no longer lives as a homeless man in Boise, as he once did. But Martin, now a North Idaho resident, visits that city several times a year to …


BBB Tip of the Week: Customer support callers targeted by gift card scam

When you dial customer support, be sure to double-check – or triple-check – the phone number. Scammers are buying phone numbers similar to the customer support numbers of major companies …


Week Ahead

Conventions Spokane Interstate Fair - Spokane Interstate Fair and National Stock Show, through Sept. 16, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 200,000 attendees.


Tom Kelly: Looking for a quick credit fix? Co-signer usually not the answer

Co-signers, or co-borrowers, can help bring you up to the income needed to qualify for a loan, but guidelines can be very specific depending on the type of loan. Usually …


Older workers get wiser: More Americans are delaying retirement, but finding jobs later in life isn’t so easy

A growing share of baby boomers is opting to work well into what traditionally would be their retirement years, but the challenges of remaining employed or re-entering the workforce at …


Motley Fool: A towering portfolio candidate

American Tower is a real estate investment trust that’s one of the world’s largest owners of towers and other structures designed to hold telecommunications equipment.


Eye on Boise: One Idaho congressional race may be tighter than the other

Poll numbers released last week shed an interesting light on Idaho’s two congressional races, suggesting one may be much closer than the other.


Lawyer: Trump doesn’t think Stormy Daniels’ deal is valid

President Donald Trump does not believe porn actress Stormy Daniels’ hush-money deal, which his former personal lawyer said was done to influence the 2016 presidential election, is valid and will …


Mississippi homecoming queen boots game-winning extra point

One Mississippi high school senior had to quickly discard her crown after being named homecoming queen – and put on a football helmet.


8 arrested in protest over toppled Confederate statue

Eight people were arrested Saturday following another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina.


Women rally for gender equality at Toronto Film Festival

Women filmmakers, activists and actors congregated outside the hub of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday in a series of impassioned speeches on gender inequality in the movie industry …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018

Veterans gather to celebrate service at ninth annual American Indian Memorial and Honoring Ceremony

Michael Sebastian grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and after serving for more than 22 years in the U.S. Military – including three tours of duty in Iraq – …


Hundreds of dolphins cut through California waters in mesmerizing video of ‘superpod’ hunting

Hundreds of common dolphins in a ‘superpod’ sliced through slate-gray waters off Monterey Bay, California, while on the ravenous hunt for bait fish.


Lawmakers ask 11 major airlines to justify ‘fee gouging’

The news that JetBlue and United Airlines have raised fees for checked bags and some flight cancellations has provoked two U.S. senators and a congressman who are calling for “relief …


Cirque du Soleil audience sprayed with oil, show canceled

A Cirque du Soleil performance in Washington state ended abruptly when a hose on a hydraulic system broke and sprayed audience members with what the theatrical company says was vegetable-based …


Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to U.S.

President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can …


U.S. lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms

Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against …


New trial rejected for Idaho man convicted of killing wife

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling rejecting a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her …


Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 sit-in

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018

Bill Daily, sidekick on hit ’60s and ’70s sitcoms, dies at 91

Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms “I Dream of Jeannie” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” has died at age 91.


Wildfire that closed key California highway doubles in size

A roaring wildfire that has shut down a stretch of a major interstate in a rural area near the California-Oregon border has nearly doubled in size overnight.


John McCain had complicated relationship with Indian Country

John McCain hadn’t been elected to the U.S. Senate when a fellow veteran and friend spotted him at the annual Navajo Nation Fair.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018

Security forces deploy in Iraq’s Basra following violence

Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings in violence that …


Win or lose, Kavanaugh confirmation fight defines Democrats

Democrats don’t have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But that didn’t stop them from putting up a rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation …


Echoes of Watergate in Trump tumult

The White House seethes with intrigue and backstabbing as aides hunt for the anonymous Deep (state) Throat among them. A president feels besieged by tormentors – Bob Woodward is driving …