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UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Thieves use sticky wires to fish rent checks out of apartment drop boxes

Several apartment complexes in Spokane Valley have reported that thieves have used wires tipped with a sticky adhesive to fish rent checks from drop boxes.


Actor in Fox’s ‘Rent’ is injured and the show wasn’t live

One of the stars of the live broadcast of the musical “Rent” on Fox was injured during a rehearsal Saturday, forcing the producers to use pre-recorded material Sunday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

People are keeping their smartphones longer, report says

People are holding on to their aging smartphones longer, squeezing out a few more months of use before trading them in, a report indicates.


Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent

Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people …


Rent spike at lower South Hill complex spurs city policy talks, pushes for further discussion

A deal has been struck to assist a half dozen residents of a lower South Hill apartment complex who faced an almost doubling of their rent following the sale of …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Medford-area renters struggle with steep rent hikes

Rent hikes up to 40 percent at Mariposa Townhomes in Medford are just the tip of the iceberg as renters across the county find themselves priced out of their homes.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:36 p.m.

Seattle rents now rank among top 5 most expensive in U.S.; Tacoma joins $1,000 club

New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that is Seattle is – for the first time – among the five most-expensive big cities for renters. The median amount paid …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Theater review: At 20, ‘Rent’ is wearing its age very well

The 20th anniversary tour of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning rock opera adaptation of “La Boheme” brings a youthful energy to the INB Performing Arts Center.


The legacy of ‘Rent’ lives on 20 years later.

We reached out to local theater folk, and spoke with an original cast member of “Rent,” to talk about the show and its legacy. Here’s what they said.


A fan since childhood, Kaleb Wells stars in the 20th anniversary tour of “Rent”

The Jonathan Larson-created rock opera opens Thursday at INB Performing Arts Center.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Lawsuit: Rent at Kushner properties inflated illegally

Tenants of a second building owned by the company of Jared Kushner’s family filed a lawsuit Tuesday over rent that they say is inflated illegally.


Broadway star Idina Menzel marries ‘Rent’ co-star Aaron Lohr

“Dad & son walked me down the aisle. It was magical,” the singer-actress wrote in a Facebook post announcing her marriage. “Thank you to everyone who helped make my wedding …


SEC probes rental home values in private-equity bond deals

U.S. securities regulators are investigating whether bonds backed by single-family rental homes and sold by Wall Street’s biggest residential landlords used overvalued property assessments.


Seattle rental prices overtake Honolulu cost of living

You may not have the surf, Seattle, but you did just beat Honolulu when it comes to renting an apartment. Zumper, an apartment rental website, released its national rent report …


Renters in the Spokane area face a tight market, higher prices

Renters in the Spokane area are seeing big demand for available apartments and houses.


Top ‘Hamilton’ premium ticket on Broadway pushed to record $849

Be prepared to fork over a lot more Hamiltons to see the Broadway smash “Hamilton.” Producers have pushed the top premium seat price up to a record $849.


U.S. home rents up in March, but signs suggest an easing trend

Americans paid more to rent homes last month, but broader measures suggest that the surging increases of prior years have moderated in much of the country.


Modern brings music of ‘Rent’ to the Bing stage

In 1996, Jonathan Larson died the morning of the first preview of his landmark musical “Rent,” and he never got to see it become one of the longest-running shows in …


Embattled bar owner gets eviction notice

The landlord of a controversial downtown bar won a victory Wednesday after a judge signed an order evicting the Spokane Downtown Daiquiri Factory from its location on West Main Avenue. …


The show must go on, not its critics

Wanna strike a blow on behalf of scandalous, degenerate fornication? How about one against the self-righteous sniffers-out-of-artistic-sin?


Condo sales take a hit

When business owner Jim Hanley and his family purchased an old, three-story brick building downtown a couple years ago, they foresaw creating seven upscale condominiums. Part of that vision came …