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Japan’s Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned the U.S. on Friday that higher tariffs on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America’s jobs and economy but also devastate the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Trump was taped talking of paying Playboy model, source says

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a possible payment to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, a person familiar with …


Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born.


A hairy issue: Sailors tell the US Navy, ‘We want beards’

Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Thousands of Canadian mothers were forced to give up their babies. Some were told to ‘get a puppy’ instead.

Their stories would not seem out of place in an episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale” – pregnant women shuttered away, violently restrained during childbirth, banned from looking at their babies …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Death toll in Missouri duck boat accident rises to 17

Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

East Valley Middle School announces its second semester honor roll for 2017-18

East Valley Middle School of East Valley School District in Spokane Valley has announced its second semester honor roll for the 2017-18 school year.


Farmers fear impacts of trade war, but hold back from blaming Trump

Cody Miller, 21, has been riding in combines since he was four months old. He might be about to experience his first trade war.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Around the Corner

Blood foundation board awards seven grants The board of directors of Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest has awarded seven grants.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

Anti-Sinclair video to air in ad on Sinclair stations, including in Seattle

An anti-Sinclair ad featuring the Deadspin video mocking the company’s mandatory scripts will soon air on some of the company’s stations.


Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay for news

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay fees to “trusted” news producers for their content.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Facebook to emphasize ‘trustworthy’ news via user surveys

Facebook is taking another step to try to make itself more socially beneficial, saying it will boost news sources that its users rate as trustworthy in surveys.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017

Iowa justice blocks newspaper from reporting court records

An Iowa Supreme Court justice has taken the unusual step of temporarily ordering the state’s largest newspaper not to publish the contents of court records legally obtained by one of …


Trump says Russian-bought Facebook ads were ‘tiny’ compared with US ‘fake news’

President Donald Trump on Saturday downplayed the significance of Russian-bought Facebook ads, which leading lawmakers investigating election meddling have said were intended to influence last year’s campaign and divide Americans.


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017

Earthquake originates in western Montana, shakes Washington and Idaho

The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed an earthquake late Wednesday that was initially rated 5.8 on the Richter scale, located 9 kilometers southeast of Lincoln Montana.


A Reddit user who wrote about stabbing Muslims is claiming credit for Trump’s CNN video

The user whose screen name is an unprintable corruption of “Han Solo” spent about a year on Reddit before attaining stardom, courtesy of a share from President Donald Trump.


Chasing retirement, newsman-rancher takes on state and wins

Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Les Zaitz hoped to relax more after retiring from The Oregonian following exhaustive coverage of the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. But he’s …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017

Facebook combats fake news with new warning label

Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook. The Silicon Valley tech firm has started rolling out a new warning label for news stories that are “disputed” by a third-party fact …


Money questions raised following Women’s March in Portland

State officials say they’re looking into allegations that thousands of dollars in donations brought in by the Women’s March in Portland are missing.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017

Neighbor starts campaign to raise money for Rocket Market’s legal fees

A handful of nearby homeowners are suing the popular corner grocery store because of its summer concert series.


White House blocks CNN, New York Times from press briefing

Anyone wondering when – or if – CNN would stop breaking into regular programming to show the daily media briefing by White House press secretary Sean Spicer now has an …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017

Scientists discover 7 ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a nearby star

A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say. The discovery, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, represents the first time astronomers …


Spokane County reopens multiple roads but remains in state of emergency with more rain on way

Spokane County reopened multiple roads Sunday after closing more than a dozen due to flooding and washouts caused by a week of heavy rain.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Study illustrates Facebook’s growth as campaign news source

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source – even if their individual feeds bore …


Northwest Cable News set to go off air Friday night

Northwest Cable News, the Pacific Northwest’s 24-hour regional news network, is set to go off air Friday night after 21 years of broadcasting.


Sally Buzbee named Associated Press executive editor

Sally Buzbee, a veteran journalist with deep experience in both U.S. and overseas news, has been named the new executive editor of the Associated Press.


Gannett urges Tribune holders to reject nominees for board

Five days after boosting its unsolicited takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by 22 percent, USA Today owner Gannett is urging Tribune shareholders to reject the company’s slate of nominees …


Morley Safer, CBS News and ‘60 Minutes’ veteran, retiring

NEW YORK – CBS News veteran Morley Safer, who’s been a correspondent on “60 Minutes” for all but two of the show’s 48 seasons, is retiring. The network said Wednesday …


Doug Clark: Who needs Budnick when you’ve got Dolezal?

Doug names his favorite news stories of the year.