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  • Use of Force Commission approves of Spokane Police Department's progress

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A month after delivering their final report to the Use of Force Commission, Mayor David Condon and Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub received a stamp of approval from the commission last week. In their report last month, Condon and Straub outlined the progress of the Spokane Police Department in implementing the Commission's 26 recommendations.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO BECOMES FIRST MAJOR CANDIDATE TO JUMP INTO 2016 RACE 2. AFGHAN PRESIDENT GOES TO THE PENTAGON, THANKS U.S. FOR SACRIFICES 3. LEE'S LEGACY MAY FALL SHORT IN SINGAPORE
  • Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz to launch presidential bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he is running for president.The news comes from a strategist for the first-term Republican senator, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity so as not to preclude the formal announcement.
  • Wolves thriving in Washington, but only in the east

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Wolves are thriving in Washington, primarily on the eastern side of the Cascade Range.That has sparked conflict because much of the support to bolster the wolf population comes from urban and liberal western Washington, but the negative impacts strike eastern Washington.
  • Pope: Earth's water must be protected, available to everyone

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is encouraging the world to ensure its water supplies are protected and available to all. Francis noted the United Nations was marking Sunday as an occasion to draw attention to water's importance. He quoted St. Francis of Assisi, who inspired his choice of name as pope, in praising water for its usefulness and purity.
  • Richard III remains pass site of 1485 death ahead of burial

    LONDON (AP) - The remains of Richard III, the medieval king whose bones were found under a parking lot, are being transferred to a cathedral in central England ahead of a proper burial ceremony more than 500 years after his death.The monarch's remains have been sealed inside an oak coffin.
  • Would you eat this? Protein bar uses cricket flour

    KHQ.com - The Crobar, a new protein bar made with insects, just launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance production. The bar's creator, marathon runner Christine Spliid, is trying to raise about $15,000 via the crowdsourcing site. It would be the first cricket protein bar sold in the UK.
  • Southern Idaho man robbed during heart attack

    POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A passerby robbed a southern Idaho man who was collapsed on the ground suffering a heart attack. Frank Angley tells the Idaho State Journal that a man pulled the wallet from his back pocket, took more than $700 out of it and walked away.
  • Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

    SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday. Company spokesman Jim Olson says the coffee chain's initiative to create discussion on diversity and racial inequality will continue without the handwritten messages, which are phasing out as originally planned.
  • Regional News

    • More Fires Start in Oregon Over the Weekend

      At least four new fires started in Oregon Sunday night after thunderstorms passed through the Umatilla National Forest. 

    • Man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting near Soap Lake

      SOAP LAKE, Wash. - Police say an officer-involved shooting happened Sunday morning near the Soap Lake area, with a male suspect being shot and later hospitalized. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Northwest in Lakeview. Police were responding to the report of a wanted person sighting.

    • Glacier wildfire forces evacuations, burns close to Sun Road

      GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) - A wildfire in northwest Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing evacuations and has burned within a mile (1.6 kilometers) of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. The Missoulian reported Sunday that the Howe Ridge fire had grown to more than 12 square miles (31 square kilometers), and shifting winds are forecast over the next day and a half.  

    • Cougar Creek fire at over 35,000 acres, still 35 percent contained

      CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire remains at 35 percent contained, but has increased in size approaching 36,000 acres as of Saturday. The fire burning in Chelan County is now at 35,809 acres with 1,106 personnel on scene. Wind conditions helped push smoke out of the valleys, but increased fire behavior across the area Friday.

    • Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

      LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy says a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project. 

    • Seattle police look for man cutting rental bike brake lines

      SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say they're looking for a man caught on surveillance video cutting brake lines on bike-share bicycles in an act that could endanger riders. Police issued a warning Friday and released the video showing a man with a backpack clipping the brake wires on two rental bikes recorded at night on June 14. Police also released photos that appear to show the same man cutting bicycle brake wires a month earlier at another location.   

  • More Local News

    • US Army Officer from Spokane killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

      SPOKANE, Wash. - The Department of Defense identified the man who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq as 34-year-old Taylor Galvin from Spokane. The DOD says Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin died as a result of injuries sustained when his helicopter crash in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq on Monday. The crash is still under investigation. 

    • One killed, neighbors lose everything in Spokane Valley condo fire

      SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- Spokane Valley firefighters say a condo fire that happened Sunday night killed one person and destroyed at least nine units at the Central Park Condominiums off of 6th Avenue. Billowing smoke and flames was all anyone could see. "It's hard and it all happened so sudden. Within two minutes, everything gets taken away from you. 

    • County to pay $240K to teens in solitary confinement lawsuit

      SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - King County has agreed to pay $240,000 to a group of teenagers who were allegedly placed in solitary confinement for days or months at an adult jail in suburban Seattle. KUOW-FM reports the four teens and their families filed a federal lawsuit in October, claiming the county's practices violated equal-protection clauses and constitutional guarantees. The teens were charged as adults and placed in the Maleng Regional Justice Center. They have since been...

    • States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

      SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from releasing the plans online, arguing it violated export regulations. But the agency reversed itself in April and entered an agreement with the 

    • Low air quality increases work week changes

      SPOKANE, Wash. - Air quality reached “Hazardous” levels, leading to a variety of changes for businesses throughout the region on Monday. Many companies made adjustments, but kept working. Avista postponed all regularly scheduled work. David Vowels, Avista’s Communications Manager, said it plans to keep it that way until air quality “returns to a level considered safe.” However, that doesn’t mean employees have the day off. “Our field 

    • Two injured in crash on highway 52

      EMMETT, Idaho - Monday afternoon, Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash eastbound on State Highway 52 at milepost 34, north of Emmett.  According to troopers, 69-year-old Kenneth Lauer Jr. of Neotsu, OR, was driving eastbound when he stopped in the road to ask for directions.  84-year-old Robert Adams of Emmett, was also driving eastbound in a motor home that was hauling a boat trailer.  Troopers say Adams 

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