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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

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


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


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 …


Advocates already see fallout from immigration rule change

Some public health experts say they’re already seeing the reverberations of a planned Trump administration change to who gets a green card


Three Mile Island, where America flirted with its own Chernobyl, slated to close

Plant owner Exelon Corp. is scheduled to shutter the entire facility, 15 years before its license is set to expire.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Arrests and shields, metal poles seized at Portland protests

Police arrested 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland.


Unity in the Community teaches children about cultures, awards school supplies

Charlie Lentz, 5, looked at a stamp on Saturday of a man kicking a ball. “You know what sport that is?” said Janet Jorgensen, a representative of a German booth …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Right-wing rally, counterprotests face off in Portland

Right-wing groups and counterprotesters gathered in downtown Portland, Oregon, Saturday and authorities set up concrete barriers and closed streets in an effort to contain the groups


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

One killed in rollover crash north of Valley

A one-car rollover crash killed one person Saturday morning in Stevens County, and the road was closed as of 11 a.m. while the crash remained under investigation.


100 years ago in Spokane: Down Columbia River ferry snarls traffic, strands drivers for days

The ferry at Vantage over the Columbia River remained out of service, vastly complicating cross-state auto travel, The Spokesman-Review reported.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 8:38 a.m.

‘These properties are weird’: Investors, speculators, neighbors snap up unusual parcels at Spokane County tax auction

While previous buyers passed on 18 oddly shaped and nearly unbuildable tax title properties for sale at the county, a group of investors and adjacent landowners who showed up for …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

‘One of the most iconic houses in Wallace’ burns down

A historic home at 301 Cedar St. in Wallace, Idaho, burned down after catching fire Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Small plane crashes in Whitman County, injuring pilot, passenger

A single-engine plane crashed near the community of Hooper in Whitman County, Washington, Friday, leaving both the pilot and passenger injured. The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. Friday in an …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

5 commissioner bill constitutional, judge rules

A law that requires Spokane County to split into five county commissioner districts doesn’t violate the state constitution, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Woman injured in Lime scooter fall wants to raise concern about possible defect but won’t sue, husband says

Both Lime and the Bigelows say they have been in contact, and that the couple is happy with how the company has handled the incident so far.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

Spokane judge sets trial date for charged Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe

A judge on Friday set an Oct. 7 trial date for accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe, but the defense attorney indicated that the trial is likely not to …


Catholic Charities, city to consider land deal to spur affordable housing project near Gonzaga Prep

The city of Spokane will consider selling five parcels of city-owned property to facilitate the development of 96 units of affordable housing under a partnership between Gonzaga University, Catholic Charities …


More than a viral sensation, the Salmon Cannon could bring the species back to the Upper Columbia after 90 years

The Salmon Cannon, born in the apple fields of Eastern Washington, is a key component of the Colville Confederated Tribes’ plans to reintroduce salmon to the Upper Columbia River and, …


100 years ago in Spokane: Orchardists asked to keep ‘wormy apples’ out of river; miners strike for 8-hour day

The district horticultural inspector was pleading with orchardists to “keep your wormy apples out of the Spokane River,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


‘I love the dog so much’: Youths who are homeless find comfort in Lutheran nonprofit’s new comfort dog

As people dashed up the stairs at Cup of Cool Water Monday night and reached the Christian nonprofit that serves youths who are homeless in downtown Spokane, the first thing …


Spokane child care providers worry new state requirements will close in-home providers, limit future workforce entries

While an expanding list of rules have contributed to a number of family home providers going out of business, one particular area of the new Washington Administrative Code regulations has …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Want to buy land in Spokane County for $50? Friday auction will sell off 18 small parcels

The smallest piece of property is a 2


‘Chasing the muse’: Krist Novoselic and Giants in the Trees are at the Bartlett on Wednesday

Giants in the Trees is certainly more low-key. They play small clubs – places like the Big Dipper, where they stopped in 2017, and the Bartlett, where they’ll play in …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Salvation Army objects to Stuckart’s concerns about group’s treatment of LGBT community

In response to concerns Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart expressed Wednesday about discrimination against the LGBT community at a new city-funded shelter, the Salvation Army said it doesn’t discriminate …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

St. Maries men injured in Wednesday crash with detached semi-truck trailer remain in critical condition

Two men from St. Maries, Idaho, who were hit by a detached semi-truck trailer on Wednesday remained hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 3:29 p.m.

Three arrested after early morning burglary attempt in east Spokane

Police arrested three people on suspicion of burglary and robbery after two of them allegedly forced their way into a residence, demanded money, were rebuffed and threatened to come “back …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Court upholds life sentence in persistent offender cases, including one for Spokane man

A Spokane man who is serving life in prison after his third serious crime shouldn’t have his sentenced reduced because he committed a previous crime as a young adult, the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:07 p.m.

Man shot at two Lime scooter riders after they crashed, police say

Police arrested a man for allegedly firing a gun at two Lime scooter riders who had just crashed their scooters in Riverfront Park early Thursday.


Miss Kendra program coming to Logan Elementary this fall

When classes start at Logan Elementary later this month, teachers and staff will have just completed new training designed to teach them how to support students affected by adverse childhood …