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South Hill to gain 12-unit apartment complex

South Hill Heights, 2772 E. 31st Ave., will occupy a half-acre lot just west of Regal Street that is currently vacant. The project is valued at $1.3 million.

Spokane Community College parking lot expansion to add 400 spaces

Spokane Community College is spending $706,450 to expand an existing parking lot due east of the Walter S. Johnson Sports Center, according to city permit data.

48-unit housing complex to be built in Hillyard

The project at 2830 E. Francis Ave. will include a three-story main building and five two-story duplexes. In all, there will be 25 two-bedroom units and 23 three-bedroom units. It …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 10 p.m.

Small plane makes emergency landing near Nine Mile Falls after mechanical problems

The pilot told sheriff’s deputies the aircraft experienced a mechanical failure just after takeoff from the Deer Park Airport around 7:30 p.m.

Japan leader says SKorea canceling intel deal damages trust

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday said South Korea’s decision to cancel a deal to share military intelligence is damaging mutual trust, and he vowed to work closely with …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Discord dominates as Trump and other leaders plan G-7 summit

French President Emmanuel Macron, the host of this weekend’s Group of Seven summit, has publicly expressed hope that the G-7 leaders will reaffirm a shared commitment to democratic ideals and …

Key Mueller cooperator Gates testifies in trial of DC lawyer

Rick Gates, a key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, testified Thursday against a prominent Washington attorney accused of concealing information from the Justice Department about work done …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Cat Tales founder, who turned his Colbert home into a zoo for rescued animals, dies at 72

Family, staff, students and furry friends of the Cat Tales Zoological Park remember Mike Wyche for his selfless love of animals, larger than life personality and constant jokes. Wyche, whose …

Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

SALT LAKE CITY – Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Spokane woman competes to become Miss for America

This spring, Keiran Reynolds decided to compete in the Miss Washington for America pageant as Miss Spokane. And this week, the 32-year old is competing on a national stage for …

How to avoid meat at Pig Out: Options for vegetarians and vegans

Don’t let the name ruin the fun: Pig out in the Park isn’t all about the pigs. Or the meats. In fact, in the food festival’s 40 years in Spokane, …

Achievements: Spokane Community College Spring 2019 Honor Roll

The following undergraduate students have achieved the honor roll at Spokane Community College for spring quarter 2019.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

Browne’s Addition takes historic vote, elects to become historic district

Browne’s Addition voters have approved a historic designation for their neighborhood.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Annual adjustment would raise gas, electric rates for Avista’s Washington customers

The Spokane-based utility has filed requests with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission for rate adjustments based on lower levels of customer usage in 2018 related to a warmer than …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

New wheat variety ‘Ryan’ could boost markets for Washington farmers

The variety of soft-white wheat, which has been under development for a decade, was called “Ryan” in honor of the late Ryan A. Davis, a WSU alum and former manager …

Peppa Pig to get new owner: GI Joe maker Hasbro

The maker of Monopoly and GI Joe will pay about $4 billion to buy Entertainment One Ltd., a British entertainment company that produces “Peppa Pig,” ““PJ Masks” and other animated …

Overstock CEO resigns after ‘Deep State’ comments roil stock

The CEO of has resigned, saying he’d become “far too controversial” to helm the e-commerce company known for selling discounted sofas and jewelry.

Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Leather wallets, loose change pose danger for new Apple Card

Apple tried to make the

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and 10 other large phone companies have struck an agreement with 51 attorneys general to enact technology to block robocalls before they reach consumers.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station

Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews to appear at Spokane fundraiser for Tom Foley institute speaker series

Proceeds from the Oct. 5 dinner at the Riverside Place event center will go toward bringing speakers to Spokane on “tough or controversial issues,” according to the institute’s director, Cornell …

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of …

Lawyer: Philly female officers who sued will be protected

Two female police officers whose sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia’s police commissioner to resign have received promises from the city they won’t be retaliated against or endure more transfers while …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Man who allegedly stole U-Haul truck pursued, arrested in north Spokane attic

The pursuit of a stolen U-Haul truck late Wednesday night led Washington State Patrol troopers to a north Spokane garage where a 49-year-old man was hiding and arrested, according to …

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon to destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new …

After school Nazi salute video, more racist videos emerge

School officials in Orange County, California, said they will reopen an investigation into a group of high school students seen on video giving Nazi salutes last year after more racist …

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 1:36 p.m.

Harvey Weinstein wants to move trial out of NYC

A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul’s upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, saying he can’t get a fair trial.

McCain’s family fights to define legacy of civility, service

Cindy McCain stood on a knoll in Tempe, Arizona, last year and looked out over the Rio Salado. The spot where she stood, on 26 acres, is where she and …