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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

Safety and security a key topic in Spokane School Board elections

All six remaining Spokane School Board candidates agree that the question of improving security is more complicated than the black-and-white question of whether the district should arm its campus resource …


Front & Center: The used-book expert at Auntie’s Bookstore

Scott Richter, resident used-book expert at Auntie’s Bookstore in downtown Spokane, recently discussed treasure hunting, troublemakers and “the dude.”


Maura Ruiz leverages her struggles to make a difference in the lives of students

Maura Ruiz welcomes them every day in her office at Lewis and Clark High School: dozens of young men and women who desperately need her help.


Paul Turner: Moving on means looking back at decades spent documenting Spokane

From early 1988 until just a few years ago, I saved every S-R section to which I had contributed. Chronicle sections, too. I wanted a record of my work. Then, …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 7:28 a.m.

The Cline Gang: Woman discovers truth behind her family’s murderous past

Lila Cline learned her family was a multigenerational Spokane criminal enterprise that is among the most notorious in the region’s history.


Spin Control: Friday 13th was bad for Tim Eyman

If initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman hasn’t previously put any credence in warnings about Friday the 13th, he might want to start.


The Dirt: Work to prepare Ridpath Hotel condos continues

The 12th and 13th floors of the building have long been considered for privately owned condos, but only recently did permits get issued for the 12th floor, which will have …


100 years ago: Spokane School District considers adding third high school

Spokane had two high schools — North Central and Lewis and Clark — and a third high school was now in the planning stages.


Motley Fool: A stock that can deliver

FedEx has long dominated the air, but it has been steadily gaining on rival UPS in ground shipping speed.


Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 68th Spokane Interstate Fair – Spokane Interstate Fair and National Stock Show, today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 200,000 attendees.


Tom Kelly: College faculty, staff, grads often need housing

If you want to invest in a college rental yet would prefer not to rent to undergrads, take a day and meet some of the department heads and other resource …


BBB Tip of the Week: Learn how to be safer dating online

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific is reminding social media users to watch out for the red flags of online romance scams following the launch of Facebook Dating on Sept. …


Nerd Wallet: Moving to escape taxes? Make it a clean break

Your former home state could use a residency audit to challenge your move as a tax dodge unless you cut your ties the right way.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Actor Danny Glover, Ohio lawmaker Nina Turner headline NAACP conference at Northern Quest

The actor best known for his starring role in the “Lethal Weapon” movie series joined a co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign Saturday evening at a regional NAACP conference at …


Women’s Hall of Fame inducts Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are among the National Women’s Hall of Fame’s latest honorees.


Auto workers union sets stage for possible strike against GM

A top United Auto Workers official says the union and General Motors are far apart on major issues, increasing the likelihood of a strike as early as Sunday night.


Someone steals solid-gold toilet – once offered to Trump White House – from British palace

Thieves stole a gold toilet valued at more than $1 million from Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill.


Mine shutdowns in top U.S. coal region bring new uncertainty

GILLETTE, Wyo. – At two of the world’s biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn’t even get toilet paper on credit.


Boris Johnson’s nightmare on Downing Street

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a very bad week.


White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

There aren’t many details being released publicly, but the United States says Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza, who had become an increasingly prominent al-Qaida figure, has been killed in a …


Thousands in Bahamas struggle to find work after Dorian

Thousands of Bahamians struggle to find work as savings slip after Hurricane Dorian.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Tiny goat, big reward: Hauser teen excels in animal showings at Spokane County Interstate Fair

Kira Bates, 19, has raised a lot of animals. One of her favorites is a 6-month-old Nigerian dwarf goat named Koala Bear. “I’ve had champions before, but they were ones …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Rob Curley: Mayor David Condon’s annual galas have now raised over $1 million for local charities

On Friday night, Condon was wearing his tux inside a U.S. Pavilion that was filled with others who were similarly overdressed for a night at Riverfront Park. It was for …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Former Idaho governor candidate investigated in 1984 killing

A former candidate for Idaho governor says he’s under investigation in connection with the 1984 murder of a 12-year-old Colorado girl.


1 killed in triple shooting in Seattle’s busiest light rail station

One man was killed and two were wounded in a triple shooting Friday night at the Westlake light-rail station, according to Seattle police.


Ex-Prime Minister David Cameron ‘sorry’ for creating Brexit divisions

The British prime minister who called the 2016 Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union, creating the nation’s prolonged political crisis, says he is …


Yemen drones attack the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia

Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oilfield


Woman arrested after throwing liquid on California Senate

California police have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing “what appeared to be blood” onto the floor of the state Senate


White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

The White House says Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, has been killed in a …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Northeast Spokane guaranteed a conservative councilman, so Benn, Cathcart highlight experience

Preview of the city council race between Michael Cathcart and Tim Benn in the northeast.