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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Idaho fair rejects breastfeeding photo entry for contest

A Nampa woman entered three photos of her grandchildren into contests at the Western Idaho Fair – and one was rejected even before judging began.


Subway employee from Pullman the fastest in the world … again

For the second time in three years, one of Pullman’s own is the fastest Subway sandwich maker in the world.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Wind-driven wildfire burns 25 acres on Spokane Tribe of Indians reservation

Officials canceled evacuation notices just after 5:30 p.m. for Spokane Tribe of Indians and Stevens County residents near a 25-acre, wind-driven wildfire that started on the 4700 block of Reservation …


Carolyn Hax: Cousin doesn’t know she’s a sperm-donor child

Carolyn Hax advice column for Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.


Getting shot by police is a leading cause of death for black men in America

Black men, boys 2.5 times more likely than white men and boys to die during an encounter with cops.


The air between: Influential artist and teacher Ben Frank Moss dies at 83

Prolific artist and teacher Ben Frank Moss died on August 9 at the age of 83.


More from the Matt Shea files: GPS trackers, a ‘provisional government’ and a hunt for moles

Already, state Rep. Matt Shea and some of his closest supporters have made physical preparations for a holy war, one that would help them establish their long-envisioned 51st state, their …


The stage for discrimination: How one Spokane man desegregated the Pantages chain of vaudeville theaters

On Sept. 15, 1918, Samuel Moore and his girlfriend Sadie Miller attempted to attend a vaudeville performance at Spokane’s Pantages Theatre. An usher told them that because they were black, …


Front & Center: Accident in military leads to career in prosthetics, orthotics

Jim Cahill says his “being in the wrong place at the wrong time” led to the right career. But he doesn’t recommend that route.


Proposal to rename East Central Community Center after MLK creates debate

The effort to rename the East Central Community Center after a civil rights icon has met pushback from those who believe the name should continue to reflect the neighborhood it …


‘Blockhouse’ residential development planned in South Perry district

A 14-unit “blockhouse” development on a half-acre of land behind South Perry Pizza and Perry Street Brewing in the East Central neighborhood has been issued permits to begin construction.


100 years ago in Vantage, Washington: Wait continues for stranded motorists

A watered-down firecracker ordinance “won’t spoil Fourth fun,” said a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline.


Tom Kelly: Mother-in-law units helpful, but check requirements

While building codes vary, many jurisdictions allow one accessory dwelling unit per single-family residents.


Business Beat

Banking Mountain West Bank has promoted Ann Thomas to commercial lender and vice president of professional banking at the bank’s Coeur d’Alene commercial lending center. Thomas serves on the boards …


Paul Turner: Spokane, for some, is near perfect

We all know people who like to grouse about Spokane.


Motley Fool: A growing giant

If you want a company good at adapting to shifting trends over decades, consider Amazon.com


Spin Control: We’re No. 5! Not a great chant, but respectable

Washington ranked fifth in turnout for the 2018 midterm elections.


Shawn Vestal: Treatment is everyone’s favorite solution, but it’s not so simple

Often, when social issues become politicized – whether it’s homelessness in Spokane or gun violence nationwide – there is a brief, urgent flare of interest in “treatment” as a solution. …


Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Veterans for Peace Convention – Veterans For Peace, today-Monday, Spokane Convention Center, 300 attendees.


BBB Tip of the Week: Keeping your child safe from identity theft

When we talk about scams, people usually think of a sweet, older lady being swindled out of her retirement money. Or a grandpa asked to wire money to save a …


Afghan official: Suicide attack in wedding hall kills 63

An Afghan official says at least 63 people have been killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a packed wedding hall late Saturday night in Kabul.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Italy’s Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

Italy’s hard-line interior minister has buckled under pressure and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Representatives of 180 nations are meeting to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues such as the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup that …


New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

New York City police say they’ve apprehended a man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a subway station.


Dick Cheney to appear at fundraiser for Trump and RNC

Former vice president Dick Cheney and his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., are to appear at a lunch fundraiser Monday in support of President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and …


Oregon will spend $9M on new Interstate Bridge project

Oregon will spend $9 million on a revived effort to replace the Interstate Bridge over the Columbia River, a decision officials say is intended to show the state’s growing commitment …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

Federal weather experts say Alaska just went through its warmest month ever.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and ruling military council signed a final power-sharing agreement at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, after weeks of tortuous negotiations


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 7:36 p.m.

Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

Pro-democracy protesters are marching on one side of Hong Kong’s harbor to demand the government heed their demands, while across the water, a pro-government rally is calling for an end …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

‘It was a big deal’: Antique planes fly from Felts in honor of Spokane Sun God’s 90th anniversary

When Nick Mamer and Art Walker touched down at Felts Field in Spokane Valley on Aug. 20, 1929, they had just set become the first pilots to complete a non-stop …