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Trump comments of ‘rigged election’ denounced by officials running them

Suggestions by Donald Trump that the election might be rigged not going over well with elections officials


Spokane-based Etailz acquired for $75 million

A New York company is buying Spokane-based Etailz, Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal worth $75 million.


Thousands await power as less severe Northwest storm fizzles

Thousands of residents in the Pacific Northwest remained without power Sunday as the remnants of what was billed as a potentially apocalyptic typhoon began to fizzle.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers tepidly allies with Trump, touts policies in Congressional race against Joe Pakootas

Joe Pakootas, the Democratic challenger looking to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in her seventh run for Congress, is trying to tie her to Donald Trump in an attempt to …


True aim of Initiative 1501 tangled in political brawl

There is great debate about whether Initiative 1501 on Washington’s Nov. 8 ballot actually protects seniors or is just another spat in the ongoing fight between a caregivers union and …


Wind speeds in Spokane peaked Friday at 47 mph; wind, rain may linger Saturday

The Spokane area likely saw the worst of this weekend’s stormy weather early Friday morning, forecasters say.


Wind is coming to the Inland Northwest, but it won’t be like last year

Forecasters want to make this clear: The weather in the Inland Northwest this weekend won’t be nearly as destructive as last year’s November windstorm.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 13, 2016

Something is happening: Bob Dylan wins Nobel in literature

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for “having …


Officials say US missiles destroy radar sites on Yemen coast

American officials say U.S.-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles have destroyed three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen’s Red Sea Coast. The retaliatory action follows two incidents this week in …


2 Boston police officers shot, wounded; suspect dead

Two police officers have been shot in Boston and a suspect is still on the loose. Police say the officers were shot late Wednesday night. Their conditions were not immediately …


Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf to resign in wake of scandal over bank’s sales practices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf to resign, effective immediately, in wake of scandal over bank’s sales practices.


Burned city workers only witnesses to accident in Waste-to-Energy boiler

Public Works Director Scott Simmons told City Council members this week there’s no recording of what happened in a boiler at the Waste-to-Energy Plant. Two men were critically burned in …


Trump calls Ryan ‘weak and ineffective’ as GOP split widens

In Tweet, Trump signals he’ll attack some Republicans: “Disloyal R’s are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary.”


Craig Meidl gets City Council’s confirmation, will lead Spokane Police Department

After his initial appointment by Mayor David Condon caused a rift with the City Council, a majority voted Monday to confirm Craig Meidl as Spokane’s permanent police chief following the …


Paul Ryan won’t defend or campaign for Trump ahead of election

ST. LOUIS — House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told colleagues Monday he will no long campaign for or defend GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, even as Trump’s top advisers said …


Sen. John McCain among growing list of Republicans calling on Trump to step down as nominee

The list of elected Republican officials who want Donald Trump to abandon his presidential campaign or say they will not vote for him is growing.


Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo calls on Trump to quit race

Republican Mike Crapo of Idaho is the latest senator to call for Donald Trump to step down. Crapo released a statement Saturday morning that says “this is not a decision …


Matthew hammers Florida, begins dayslong beating of coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Hurricane Matthew spun dangerously close to Florida’s Atlantic coast Friday morning, scraping the shore with howling wind and heavy rain that left more than 476,000 without …


Catholic Charities is in the middle of an ambitious building blitz designed to end chronic homelessness in the region

Catholic Charities is in the middle of an ambitious building blitz aimed at ending chronic street homelessness in Spokane by 2020.


Chemical weapon for sale: China’s unregulated narcotic

It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when drug users in the United States …


Spokane private school for the hearing-impaired gives kids a signing chance

The Moose Project was founded two years ago to teach kids with and without hearing loss through a combination of American Sign Language and spoken word.


Ashley Judd cancels Friday keynote at YWCA luncheon, but event will go on as planned

Ashley Judd, the keynote speaker at Friday’s YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon, has canceled due to a medical emergency, organizers of the event said Wednesday.


Gunman at Wal-Mart in Hazel Dell, Washington in custody, no one hurt

HAZEL DELL, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say they quickly detained a gunman who reportedly opened fire inside a Wal-Mart store in southwest Washington. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said in …


Florida closes schools, South Carolina orders evacuations as Hurricane Matthew nears

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida canceled classes along its Atlantic coastline and theme parks kept a watchful eye as Hurricane Matthew picked up speed heading to the East Coast. Further …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane Mayor David Condon is wrong to ignore laws reining in his political appointees

Mayor David Condon believes that he can determine, on his own, which city laws to follow and which are “void.” Talk about a strong mayor.


The end of the scenic Ione-to-Metaline Falls train ride will impact the whole North Pend Oreille Valley

The North Pend Oreille Valley Lion’s Excursion train will end this year after 35 years, affecting community groups in the remote, scenic region.


Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Haiti, headed for Cuba and Florida

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Hurricane Matthew roared into the southwestern coast of Haiti on Tuesday, threatening a largely rural corner of the impoverished country with devastating storm conditions as it headed …


University of Washington Professor David Thouless among winners of Nobel Prize in physics

STOCKHOLM – British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discoveries on unusual states of matter that could …