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100 years ago in Spokane: Extradition sought for sisters believed to be involved in death of W.H. McNutt

Jewell Marie McDonald and Helen Fay McDonald Wilkinson had been implicated in the mysterious death of the Spokane real estate man. Court paperwork showed that there had been a business …


The Zone Project in northeast Spokane seeks to help students overcome generational obstacles

Grant funding has allowed neighborhood proponents to push for support services for students in an area of Spokane that has long-standing poverty and educational issues. That includes an emphasis on …


Faith and Values: ‘Running the homeless out of the city is running Jesus out of the city’

When someone lands on the street we have a moral obligation to care for them in whatever way we can. Maybe for some of us that’s through prayer or volunteering …


Then and Now: Federal courthouse in downtown Spokane

The Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse was originally envisioned as a joint federal and municipal building, but voters failed to pass a $10.4 million bond to combine the two …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Rob Curley: Hearing the candidates one more time before you vote, with a little more discussion and a little less debate

There have been so many dang debates in Spokane this election season that it’s hard to tell whose heads are swimming the most: the candidates’, the voters’ or the journalists’. …


Trump orders withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria, administration scrambles

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria left the region in upheaval Sunday and the administration scrambling to respond to fast-moving events.


Voters weary of more investigations as impeachment ramps up

Polling finds that support for the impeachment inquiry has grown since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of one last month following a whistleblower complaint.


Pope canonizes John Henry Newman, 19th-century theologian

With Prince Charles looking on, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized Cardinal John Henry Newman and praised the 19th-century Anglican convert who became an influential, unifying figure in both the Anglican …


Serial killer’s victim portraits could help crack cold cases

The FBI is hoping that portraits drawn by a California inmate will help law enforcement crack cold case homicides around the country.


Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese firm’s board

Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Washington, D.C., approves emergency measuring renaming holiday ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’

City lawmakers have been trying for five years to rename the holiday. They succeeded last week, passing an emergency measure that brings Washington, D.C., in line with several other cities …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

U.S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Assad’s Syrian troops back into Kurdish areas

Syrian government troops began moving toward towns near the Turkish border Sunday night under a deal struck with Syrian Kurds after a chaotic day that saw the unraveling of the …


Real estate site ranks Spokane first for freelancers

A study released by Neighborhoods.com ranked Spokane as the top city for freelancers. Kelly Naumann, StartUp Spokane community manager, said rankings like this are great for Spokane.


Holocaust survivor who is Anne Frank’s stepsister to speak in Spokane

“The world unfortunately has forgotten what has happened, or they never even knew what had happened. It hasn’t really changed. There’s still prejudice, discrimination and wars going on,” Schloss said.


MacFarlane emphasizes security, Slagle diversity in race for Spokane Public Schools board

Teaching came naturally to Spokane Public Schools board candidate Kelli MacFarlane, but some of the greatest rewards came after the lessons were over. “I love hearing from students that say …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 2:20 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Local families awaited final word on WWI soldiers

The war in Europe had been over for almost a year, but the uncertainty continued for some some local parents. Five Washington men, including two from Spokane, were still listed …


Spin Control: Time to rethink rides on World War II bombers

Even though it means the organizations will lose a source of funding from the contributions they get for short flights over the host cities, the public rides should stop. The …


The Dirt: Former Vien Dong restaurant home sold, to be renovated

A historic building on East Sprague Avenue that long housed the Vien Dong Vietnamese restaurant has been sold and will be renovated, according to city permit data.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Front & Center: Forest consultant planted with no desire to retire

Maurice Williamson maintains more than 700 client files. His services include timber management – appraisal, evaluation, planting and harvesting supervision – contract negotiations and expert-witness testimony.


Spokane police change dispatch policy for dangerous animals after dog attack

After Bonnie Rae’s dog Downey was killed and her daughter was bitten by a loose dog in north Spokane in September, she reached out to local officials about changing the …


Woodward aims to use trust amassed over broadcast career to bring about change if elected Spokane mayor

Nadine Woodward has been hesitant to bring her political views into the nonpartisan race, declining to seek the endorsement of either political party. Instead, she’s argued that the election is …


Stuckart vows to stick to facts, principles that have guided his City Hall career if elected Spokane mayor

As Ben Stuckart faces November’s vote, he contends with a well-documented, eight-year record at City Hall. But he also offers a deep, hands-on background in local government in politics. Stuckart …


Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Amplify Convention – Northwest Credit Union Association, today-Friday, Spokane Convention Center, 500 attendees.


West Valley School District floating levy to maintain, restore educational programs

West Valley School District administrators projected a $2.5 million budget shortfall for the 2019 school year after the Legislature changed its school funding model and cut West Valley’s levy by …


Tom Kelly: Long-term, fixed-rate loans are not the only option

If your adjustable rate mortgage is about to adjust from its initial rate and term and you definitely want to stay in your home for an extended period of time, …


Motley Fool: The Disney empire

There’s no question that Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), with a market value recently topping $230 billion, commands an entertainment empire.


Nerd Wallet: Wake up to the truth about ‘dream schools’

If you’re choosing a university, you should know research has shown that its selectivity has little bearing on the value of the education.


BBB Tip of the Week: Cryptocurrency red flags and what you can do to protect yourself

Watching the reel lines on the slot machine go round and round, listening to the jangling bells, you wait and hope to hear the cha-ching of coins. Yay! I won! …


Business Beat

Banking Canopy Credit Union has hired Spencer Shanholtzer as director of human resources and culture. He worked previously as human resources manager at Inland Empire Paper Co..


Rescue efforts underway after typhoon rains flood Japan

Helicopters pluck people from flooded homes as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rain.