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UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Final day of the RV show brings looky-loos, repeat shoppers to Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on Sunday

The show, which began more than 30 years ago, draws outdoors enthusiasts from around the region, including young families hoping for a road trip.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

‘Why are you trying to get me fired?’: Ex-activist re-engages after interaction with Spokane police

On a December night, police in search of Vincent Gardner, a white man suspected of domestic violence, arrived at Mister Car Wash and questioned a black man they found outside. …


Voices from the past: Idaho project nears the end of 30 years of work on preserving American Indian oral history

SANDPOINT – Nez Perce Tribal Elder Clifford Allen died last summer at age 85. But his voice – and the stories of his family and his people – live on, …


100 years ago in Spokane: Snow proves a boon for loggers

You might guess that heavy mountain snow would be bad for loggers — but you would guess wrong.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

‘Terrible and disgusting’: Decision to close National Archives at Seattle a blow to tribes, historians in 4 states

The decision to pack up and move the National Archives at Seattle to Southern California and Kansas City, Missouri, has rattled those who have spent hours doing research in the …


Border Patrol allows replanting after bulldozing garden

Reacting to an opening in a border wall, the Border Patrol gave activists no warning when it bulldozed the U.S. side of a cross-border garden that had tended to since …


Politics weigh heavily in Trump’s Mideast peace plan

A blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about politics as it is about peace


Lunar New Year festivities cancelled due to concerns about coronavirus

The Spokane Chinese Association made the difficult decision to cancel its Lunar New Year festivities after a number of community members raised concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

4 dead, tents ablaze after Iraq cleric pulls protest support

Iraqi officials and activists say security forces have cracked down on anti-government protesters, leaving four dead


80 reptiles caught in Miami Super Bowl Burmese python hunt

Eighty Burmese pythons were caught during Miami’s 10-day Super Bowl hunt, designed to raise awareness about the invasive species decimating the Everglades


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

’This is huge’: Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

Millions of desert locusts are descending on Kenya in the country’s worst outbreak in 70 years


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

China’s leader has called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Start of Asotin County judge’s trial for sexual misconduct will be delayed

The trial of an Asotin County judge facing six felony sexual misconduct charges has been postponed to give the defense more time to prepare.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

In recording Trump asks how long Ukraine can resist Russians

President Donald Trump inquired how long Ukraine would be able to resist Russian aggression without U.S. assistance during a 2018 meeting with donors that included the indicted associates of his …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Rare copy of a Christopher Columbus letter stolen in Venice is recovered by authorities in Delaware

PHILADELPHIA – Sometime in the mid-1980s, someone made their way into the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice, Italy, and walked out with a 500-year old Latin copy of the first …


Coeur d’Alene man pleads guilty to robbing Spokane bank

The Department of Justice says a 24-year-old Coeur d’Alene man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Spokane bank


Abandoned Reardan building collapses

An abandoned building in Reardan collapsed early morning Thursday.


Final fight: Condon, City Council spar over city salaries

On Dec. 30, Condon vetoed the City Council’s changes to the law that governs the Salary Review Commission – a board that sets the salaries of the mayor and city …


We asked a couple dozen Spokane residents about impeachment. They’re as divided as the rest of the country

Like much of the rest of the county, many Spokane residents have strong opinions on the president and whether he should be removed from office. And like the rest of …


100 years ago in Spokane: Bandleader praises jazz as ‘really and truly melodious’

Jazz music was here to stay. That was the message delivered by Spokane band leader Charles “Chuck” Whitehead, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Energy firm withdraws permit application for Oregon pipeline

A Canadian energy company has withdrawn its application for a permit from state authorities in Oregon for a controversial natural gas pipeline and an export terminal on the coast.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Authorities ID woman killed in downtown Seattle shooting

Authorities identified Friday the woman who was killed in a downtown Seattle shooting that also wounded seven people and raised questions about safety in the city’s center.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Texas woman’s erroneous Spokane parking charge reveals processing error affecting hundreds

When a Texas woman visited her daughter last September, she paid for parking several times in Spokane. Four months later, she was charged again. Apparently, the city’s parking services vendor …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Spokane business location sheds bikinis and adds breakfast to coffee joint

The bikini-clad baristas have left the building, but commuters can still pick up their caffeine fix at the drive-thru that recently changed owners and names from Whip It A-Latte to …


Review: ‘Thank you for the gift of tonight,’ Wynonna says at the Bing Crosby Theater

Wynonna Judd is still only as standard as her fiery red hair. The dynamic country icon, now credited simply as Wynonna, played her first show of the new decade alongside …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

‘He was a friend of all people’: Ferris postpones basketball games after alumnus’ death in crash

Extra counselors are at Ferris High School today to help students and staff after the death of 2019 graduate Kellen Erickson, 19, who died in a crash on Thursday.


McMorris Rodgers sets sights on committee leadership after leaving House GOP position

The congresswoman said she’s been able to focus more on crafting bills after stepping down from her position as chair of the House Republican Conference a little more than a …


100 years ago in Spokane: Flu victims quarantined; Miss Spokane to be feted before farewell

A total of 24 cases of influenza were reported in Spokane in January 1920, including 10 cases in one family.


U.S. general says troop surge in Middle East may not end soon

The top U.S. commander in the Middle East is telling some newly arrived American troops in the region that they could be there for a while


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Spokane drug dealer gets 17 years following police chase and ‘mountain’ of drugs

A federal judge on Thursday told Shane J. Pariseau that he is running out of chances after he successfully escaped a high-speed police chase in 2018 only to be discovered …