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UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

Spokane agrees to sell water to Medical Lake to help out in the summer

Spokane water may flow next summer to the parched West Plains town of Medical Lake during the dry summer.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

DeVos rules would cut estimated $13B in student loan relief

Students who are defrauded by their schools would have a harder time getting their federal loans erased under new rules proposed by the Trump administration Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Hours to be curtailed at Danville, Metaline Falls border crossings

Two rural Eastern Washington international border crossings that see among the fewest crossings in the state will have their hours cut following a decision by the U.S. Customs and Border …


Chief Garry Park plays host to National Night Out

National Night Out, an evening when neighbors gather and meet each other, is set for Aug. 7 this year, but some neighborhood groups are getting a head start.


11-year-old girl catches piranha relative in Oklahoma lake

An 11-year-old girl has quite the fish tale: A rare pacu with human-like teeth chomped down on the worm at the end of her line while she was fishing with …


Landmarks: A senior center with a long and very active history

The Sinto Senior Activity Center in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood is the oldest senior center in the city – having celebrated its 60th anniversary with a gala open house in …


Outside report into lawmaker complete, investigation ongoing

An outside investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by a state lawmaker in his role as a professor at Central Washington University has been completed, but university officials said the …


Ben & Jerry’s, advocacy group: Farm worker program a success

A farmworker-driven agreement that Ben & Jerry’s signed last year to improve pay and working conditions of laborers on farms that provide the ice cream company milk has been successful, …


Trump delays proposed Putin meeting until 2019

The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s proposed Washington meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin had been delayed until 2019, citing the ongoing probe into Russian interference in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

New endangered Puget Sound orca dies soon after birth

The first calf born in three years to the endangered orcas that spend time in Pacific Northwest waters died Tuesday, the latest troubling sign for a population already at its …


Pittsburgh sees hands-on restart of Uber’s self-driving cars

Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Trump to EU leaders: We want a ‘fair trade deal’

President Donald Trump told European leaders Wednesday that the U.S. wants a “fair trade deal” with the European Union as both sides sought to defuse tensions in an escalating trade …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Researchers use leaf blower to see how lizards endure storms

Tropical lizards have a stick-to-itiveness in high wind that puts TV weather reporters to shame. Now we know why, thanks in part to a high-powered leaf blower.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Pompeo: U.S. will never recognize Russian annexation of Crimea

President Donald Trump’s top national security aides sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia by declaring Wednesday that the U.S. will never recognize the annexation …


Money was raised. Then stolen. And now, even more is flowing in for stabbing victims.

Three days after theft of a fundraiser for Boise stabbing victims, the generous and the outraged who came in off the street (literally) to make up the loss have helped …


Shoalwater Bay tribe offers gratitude for tsunami tower funding

Federal, state and local emergency managers praised the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe this week for its perseverance, hard work and commitment that resulted in a $2.2 million federal grant to …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Pregnant again! April the giraffe’s calf is due in March

You don’t need to stick your neck out to predict that this bundle of joy is going to get some attention.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Spokane County deputy kills driver who attempted to run him over in East Central

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man as he attempted to run him over early Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model’s story

Two months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump and his former lawyer discussed plans to pay for a former Playboy model’s story of alleged an affair, according to a secretly …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

In less than six years, Border Patrol made nearly 200 arrests at the Spokane Intermodal Center

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested three people at the Spokane Intermodal Center in the past week and made nearly 200 apprehensions at the downtown bus depot since the start …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

House Intel Chairman Nunes to raise money for McMorris Rodgers

U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes – one of President Donald Trump’s strongest supporters in Congress and a sometime lightning rod for criticism for the House investigation into Russian meddling in the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

For some patients, opioids provide only hope

Chronic pain patients caught in the complexities and controversies as opioid epidemic draws tighter scrutiny of prescription policies.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Athol man, 69, dies after paragliding accident on Steptoe Butte

A 69-year-old man died after crashing his paraglider Saturday morning on Steptoe Butte, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018

Medical Examiner testifying in Dennis Magner’s trial said victims of boat crash sustained life-threatening injuries before drowning

A medical examiner testifying in the trial of Dennis Magner, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal conspiracy for his involvement in a boat crash that left three dead, …


Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram’s user data.


Oregon State studies embers to fight spread of wildfires

An Oregon State University professor is using federal funds to conduct research on how embers form and spread during devastating wildfires.


Idaho man in Bundy standoff sentenced to 14 years in prison

A judge has sentenced an Idaho man to serve 14 years in prison for his role in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy.


Woman gives birth in Chick-fil-A bathroom, baby gets perks

A baby girl is guaranteed food for life – and a job – after her mother gave birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom.


Popular pond closes in Boise due to blue-green algae

A popular recreation pond in Boise has closed due to toxin-producing blue-green algae.


Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention

Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.