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UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Employees must wear facial coverings starting this week due to governor’s Safe Start order

Gov. Jay Inslee’s face covering order for employees in businesses went into effect on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee to create task force to ‘rethink’ policing

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that he would create an independent statewide task force to address policing across the state of Washington.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Seattle council members protest after tear gas used on crowd

Just days after Seattle’s mayor and police chief promised a month-long moratorium on using a type of tear gas to disperse protesters, the department used it again during an overnight …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Democrats unveil ambitious police reform bill; McMorris Rodgers says she’s reviewing it

Democratic leaders from the House and Senate rolled out a broad police reform bill Monday, seeking to channel the energy of nationwide protests into changes at the federal level.


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Listen to the Eyer Family Band for Spokane’s Street Music Week

Carey Eyer hopes this year’s virtual Street Music Week event will be just like walking down Main Street, hearing a new song from a different busker every 100 feet – …


100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper celebrates Prohibition; severed human hand found at lumber company

The Spokane Daily Chronicle celebrated what it believed was the final triumph of Prohibition. A new court ruling upheld the Volstead Act, ensuring that Prohibition would be enforced in every …


Spokane’s R & R Custom Colorlab grew graduation orders during pandemic

Erin Cramer became the owner of R & R Custom Colorlab three months before Washington’s stay-home order. She’s convinced if she can get through this year, she can get through …


Then and Now: Brown Metal Works

Thoburn C. Brown, born in 1907, was an inventor who knew his way around a pair of tin snips. Thoburn and his older brother William, born in 1902, attended Lewis …


Bolton plans June release for book about time in White House

WASHINGTON – John Bolton is forging ahead with plans to publish a memoir about his time in President Donald Trump’s White House and is in negotiations with network television channels …


Mad magazine legend Al Jaffee retires at age 99 after a record-breaking career

Mad magazine’s iconic back-page Fold-In is about to fold it in. Finito after 56 years. Because Al Jaffee, officially the longest-working comic artist ever, has decided to retire at age …


NY Times editorial page editor resigns amid fury over op-ed

The New York Times says its editorial page editor has resigned in the wake of outrage over the publication of an op-ed by a Republican senator who advocated using federal …


Bloodied store manager describes life in the age of COVID-19

Retail workers across the country are facing insults, threats and even attacks from customers angry over being told to comply with coronavirus restrictions in stores


‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling’s tweets blasted for being anti-transgender

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is in hot water again with social media users and transgender activists over controversial tweets. On Saturday, the British writer commented on an op-ed about …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Spokane protesters stop burning of flag during demonstration downtown on Sunday

Twice a small band of protesters attempted to light an American flag on fire during demonstrations against police brutality on Sunday in downtown Spokane. And twice fellow demonstrators stamped out …


UPDATED: Sun., June 7, 2020

Watery end for statue of slave trader in UK city of Bristol

Anti-racism protesters in southwestern England have pulled down the statue of a slave trader and then dumped it into a harbor


UPDATED: Sun., June 7, 2020

Less police force as peaceful protests push reform; Romney marches in D.C.

A day after thousands of people filled the streets of Washington and other cities to demand action against police brutality and systemic racism, local and national figures on Sunday moved …


Driver struck and killed by stolen car Saturday night in Spokane Valley, Sheriff’s Office says

The crash occurred at the intersection of Sprague Avenue and Park Road just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., June 7, 2020

When protesters cry ‘defund the police,’ what does it mean?

Protesters are making the demand, “defund the police,” as they show their anger at the police custody death of George Floyd and other black Americans killed by police officers.


UPDATED: Sun., June 7, 2020

Biden vows police reform after sealing Democratic nomination to challenge Trump

When Joe Biden announced he was running for president, he framed his campaign as “a battle for the soul of this nation,” saying President Trump threatened its core values by …


UPDATED: Sun., June 7, 2020

High winds, rain as tropical storm makes Louisiana landfall

Tropical Storm Cristobal spans hundreds of miles across the Gulf Coast


UPDATED: Sun., June 7, 2020

Faith and Values: A Buddhist response to the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus is a powerful teacher about life, death, change, compassion and resilience. In general, I think Buddhists recognize how the present times call us to strengthen our spiritual practice …


UPDATED: Sun., June 7, 2020

10 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spokane County on Sunday

Ten new COVID-19 cases in Spokane County were announced on Sunday, the smallest increase in a week.


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Thousands of protesters gather in downtown Spokane for Sunday demonstrations against police brutality

A crowd several thousand strong once again began marching from Riverfront Park across the Monroe Street Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Speakers called for acknowledgment of police brutality against Black people, …


UPDATED: Sun., June 7, 2020

Yoga at Riverfront Park sets intention for afternoon protests

Yoga mats dotted the grass in front of the Red Wagon Sunday morning. Some had Black Lives Matter signs stuck in the dirt next to them as they did sun …


UPDATED: Sun., June 7, 2020

Want to help Spokane’s food bank? Street Music Week starts online on Monday.

Street Music Week, an annual fundraising event for Spokane food bank Second Harvest, will be held virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.


A class of their own: Graduates of 2020 face unprecedented time with poise and hope

Because of COVID-19, the graduating class of 2020 has faced obstacles unlike any other, and they have proven that they were up to the task. From online classes to drive-thru …


SFCC grad Kevin Robinson pursues degree after travel experience changes him

After traveling to the Balkans and witnessing a man dying on the sidewalk, Kevin Robinson shifted his focus to fighting global climate change, and his journey has only just begun …


NIC graduate went from isolation to community

With help from friends and mentors at North Idaho College, Nicolas Espinoza went from feeling like an outcast to a student leader and graduate.


Idaho grad Holly Terrill witnesses life change in an instant

To Holly Terrill, it’s kind of funny to think that three months ago, she was spending nights out with friends at Buffalo Wild Wings.


Four years after arriving from Iran, Shayan Shahrabadi has overcome limitless challenges

Shayan Shahrabadi is graduating with the Lewis and Clark High School class of 2020