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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Police identify WSU fraternity member who died in possible alcohol-related incident

The 19-year-old Washington State University fraternity member who was found dead Tuesday morning has been identified as Samuel Martinez, according to Pullman police.


Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expects the U.S. economy to continue growing at a solid pace, though it still faces risks from slower growth overseas and trade tensions.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

History in the making: Trump impeachment hearing underway

When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing on Wednesday, America and the rest of the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves …


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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

EWU moves forward with budget cuts while some decry focus on athletics

EWU is continuing to pursue campuswide budget cuts while raising money for a new football stadium and routing funds into student-athlete scholarships, frustrating some faculty members. President Mary Cullinan, meanwhile, …


Owner of Fiesta Mexicana to open new taqueria in Liberty Lake

Miguel Amador, owner of Fiesta Mexicana on the South Hill, is opening Mexico Lindo in Liberty Lake later this month.


Shawn Vestal: Spokane should be proud of program that combats family homelessness

More than 100 families, and nearly 300 children, were either placed in housing or stabilized and prevented from becoming homeless as part of the program. Of those, 95 percent remain …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Former Afghan combat interpreter, Spokane immigrant becomes U.S. citizen

Baidar Hammad was an interpreter for U.S. Army Special Forces from 2010 to 2014. He immigrated to the U.S. in 2014 and became a citizen Tuesday.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police call arrest of 74 at pool hall a ‘general roundup of radicals’

Spokane police raided the Workingmen’s Place pool hall on Trent Avenue and arrested 74 alleged Wobblies, in what the chief of police called a “general roundup of radicals.”


Commission determines campaign violations by labor-backed PACs active in Spokane election were minor

The Public Disclosure Commission has declined to further investigate complaints against the political fundraising arm of the Spokane Firefighters Union and a union-backed PAC, the Citizens for Liberty and Labor …


Local impressions: Artist Chris Bovey explains connection between city, art in Northwest Passages event

Each person sees Spokane a little bit differently, but a lot of people like how Chris Bovey sees it.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Spokane man arrested after threatening people with knives, police say

Officers used a stun gun to take a Spokane man into custody Tuesday afternoon, after he threatened his girlfriend’s father with a knife and stopped traffic, police said.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

Washington voters have rejected a ballot measure seeking to reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities


USC campus left shaken by 9 student deaths since August

The deaths of nine University Southern California students since classes began more than two months ago has left students and administrators shaken and seeking answers


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Police identify man killed after being struck by car in Moran Prairie

The man who died after he was struck by a car on the 4800 block of South Palouse Highway on Saturday has been identified as Gerald G. Schafer, 77.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Seattle judge keeps ban on internet sales of 3D-printed gun plans

Plans for making plastic guns with a 3D printer have to stay off the internet, at least for now, because the Trump administration failed to follow proper procedures for changing …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

West Valley, Cheney school districts prepare to use new funds after levies narrowly pass

It wasn’t easy, but the West Valley and Cheney school districts are moving forward following the narrow passage of levies.


Leaked Stephen Miller emails suggest Trump’s point man on immigration promoted white nationalism

In the lead-up to the 2016 election, White House aide Stephen Miller sought to promote white nationalism, far-right extremist ideas and anti-immigrant rhetoric through the conservative site Brietbart, according to …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Beggs comes from behind to take 7-vote lead in City Council president race

A full week after Election Day, the race for Spokane City Council president has a new leader. Breean Beggs is ahead of Cindy Wendle by a margin of just seven …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Washington Senators slam USDA over unequal farm payments in bailout

Both U.S. senators from Washington signed an analysis by congressional staffers that shows the Trump Administration’s $16 billion bailout of U.S. farmers has mostly benefited those growers in the South …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Crews search for plane that went missing after Monday takeoff from Colville airport

The pilot, a 67-year-old Colville man, left Colville Municipal Airport around noon Monday in his Cessna 182 Skylane.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

There’s a building boom on China’s Tibetan plateau, but this time, the Chinese government wants to set limits on the region’s growth to implement its own version of one of …


Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

Roger Stone asked for Jared Kushner’s contact information in order to “debrief” the president son-in-law about hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Risks for all sides as Trump impeachment hearings swing open

The closed doors of the House’s impeachment investigation of Donald Trump are about to swing wide open


US held nearly 70,000 migrant kids in custody in 2019

The U.S. government had nearly 70,000 migrant children in custody this year, a record number of infants, children and teens at risk for trauma that can cause ongoing physical and …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

As Beggs takes slim lead, City Council president candidates chase signatures

Entering the weekend separated by only 145 votes, the Wendle and Beggs campaigns have had teams canvassing the city to track down voters whose ballots were initially rejected by election …


Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. That means “sky” in the language of the Native American Powhatan people, NASA said …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

3 Spokane men sentenced for rape, imprisonment of runaway girl

The victim ran away from home and was befriended by William C. Jackson, 44, who gave her alcohol and brought her back to his apartment, where he, Harold W. Sherman, …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

McDonald’s workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

Jenna Ries has filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She’s one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald’s with the U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Google’s health care ambitions now involve patient data

Google is working with large health care system Ascension, the latest foray into the health industry by the tech giant.