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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

    • PHOTOS: Bomb-sniffing CIA dog fired for not sniffing bombs

      WASHINGTON - You know they old saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."  Some aren't fortunate enough (or brave enough) to live by that motto, but a pup in training to sniff out explosives in the CIA obviously wasn't digging what she was doing, so she's moving on. Hopefully to something she enjoys more. 

    • $1.2 million worth of drugs found after Moses Lake traffic stop

      MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A traffic stop in Grant County ended up being a major drug bust.  About two weeks ago on October 5, during a traffic stop, Moses Lake Police Department Officers found a man with nearly 80 pounds of meth and heroin in his car.

    • The most popular Halloween candy by state

      SPOKANE, Wash. - When it comes to candy, I'm more of a fruity-flavored guy. Skittles, Starburst, and my favorite, Mike and Ike. But if I want to fit in, I'm gonna have to move to North Dakota, Indiana or Florida because that's where those are the most popular according to one website.

    • Moses Lake Police: Underage party in vacant house goes up in smoke

      MOSES LAKE, Wash. - In the words of Kenny Bania, "That's Gold, MLPD! Gold!" The Moses Lake Police Department dropped another hilarious post on Facebook this week as a sequel to their previous one. It did not disappoint.  The department titled this tale "Underage Party in Vacant House Goes Up in Smoke."  This past weekend, officers received a call about suspicious people at a vacant home. 

    • ACLU seeks to ban transgender bathroom initiative in Montana

      HELENA, Mont. - The ACLU of Montana is challenging the constitutionality of a proposed ballot initiative that would require transgender residents to use public bathrooms that correspond with their sex at birth.

    • PHOTOS: Semi-truck overturns and loses 56,000 pounds of apples on Blewett Pass

      BLEWETT PASS, Wash. - A semi truck overturned on Blewett Pass Monday, spilling its payload of apples on the road. WSP says 56,000 pounds of apples were dumped when the truck flipped. Traffic was slowed for hours on the pass that slices through the Cascade Mountain range.  No word yet on a cause or injuries.

  • More Local News

    • UPDATE: Missing Spokane Valley boy found safe

      SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies say that the missing 11-year-old in Spokane Valley has been found safe.

    • School APProval: giving parents tools to keep up with kids social media use

      COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - After a series of threats at Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene, the school district is giving parents the tools necessary to keep up with their kids social media use.  With many instructional YouTube videos on popular apps, Smart Social is used by school districts across the country. Aside from the YouTube videos, the site ranks apps on a color scale: green is good, grey is in the middle, an red means kids should not have it.

    • Montana hunting group has beef with Arby's venison and elk sandwiches

      BILLINGS, Mont. - A Montana hunting group has beef with a popular fast food restaurant chain. The Montana Wildlife Federation is asking Arby's to reconsider its rollout of limited edition venison and elk sandwiches, which is set to begin Saturday. The elk sandwiches are available at only three locations nationwide, one of which is in Billings. MWF's Executive Director Dave Chadwick explained their issue is with Arby's use of farm-raised 

    • Spokane is becoming a boomtown

      Spokane, Wash. The cost of doing business in Spokane is 18 percent below the national average, and over the past 20 years, more than 45 Seattle based companies have relocated to Spokane. Spokane is on the up with more amenities coming every day, and since 2010 Spokane's population has increased 3.1 percent from 209 thousand people to 215 thousand people. City council candidate Matthew Howes said during the pints and politics forum that 

    • Controversy over mannequin's outfit

      Spokane, Wash. Meet Pearl she sits outside of devil's brew coffee on north division, and her scandalous outfit has this passerby, passing up the business as being too offensive "In my opinion, I find it inappropriate." Said Sean Arquette. The reason? Sean is the father of a little girl and he and doesn't think pearl should be flaunting plastic like that.  

    • N. Idaho roommates arrested for burglary spree

      SANDPOINT, Idaho - Three men are behind bars for a Sandpoint burglary spree. Sandpoint Police say in this case, unfortunately great minds think alike. Police say roommates David Anthony Dorland Jr., Christian Moes, and Dylan Utt went out for a nigiht on the town this weekend, but eneded up robbing two businesses. Officers say around 11 p.m. Sunday, the guns store "Wrenco Arms" was robbed, and officers say Dorland stole a single handgun.

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