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Spokane County

Spokane family needs your vote to help son battling disease

Spokane family needs your vote to help son battling diseaseRight now, Jaime said they are not in a state financially to buy a new car. Instead, they are entering a contest sponsored by Arotta's Auto Max and RV
  • Spokane County
  • 11 hours, 8 minutes ago
Holidays

Cd'A Resort gets 4th in nat'l holiday lights contest

Cd'A Resort gets 4th in nat'l holiday lights contestCoeur d'Alene's display is the nation's largest on-the-water display.
  • Holidays
  • 4 hours, 24 minutes ago
Politics

Gov. Inslee proposes capital gains tax for Washington

Gov. Inslee proposes capital gains tax for WashingtonInslee says the state needs new money to answer a Supreme Court order to better pay for public schools and address environmental issues.
  • Politics
  • 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
Nation

Colorado sued by neighboring states over legal pot

Colorado sued by neighboring states over legal potLawsuit invokes federal government's right to regulate drugs and interstate commerce.
  • Nation
  • 3 hours, 57 minutes ago
Travel

Tougher distracted driving laws could be coming

Tougher distracted driving laws could be comingOne possibility is an enhanced law with tougher penalties for those who use any device that's a distraction.
  • Travel
  • 7 hours, 22 minutes ago
Nation Now

See a stunning solar flare captured by NASA

See a stunning solar flare captured by NASASolar flares are powerful surges of radiation released during magnetic storms on the Earth's surface called sunspots.
  • Nation Now
  • 5 hours, 44 minutes ago
Nation

Montana homeowner guilty of killing teen in his garage

Montana homeowner guilty of killing teen in his garageGerman student apparently seeking alcohol shot by man who had been burglarized before.
  • Nation
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Nation

Dog owner's will: Let him die with me

Dog owner's will: Let him die with meBela is at an animal shelter, awaiting his fate.
  • Nation
  • 1 day ago
2 On Your Side

Mystery tire piles vex homeowner

Mystery tire piles vex homeownerThe homeowner found 60 tires around his former house.
  • 2 On Your Side
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Weather

Big storms put dent in California drought

Big storms put dent in California droughtThe rain and snow that lashed California last week put a dent in the state's historic drought.
  • Weather
  • 6 hours, 2 minutes ago
Weather

Reader weather photos

Reader weather photosA nighttime scene of the clouds rolling in during the massive winter weather system that hit California last week. The photo was submitted to USA TODAY via Your Take at yourtake.usatoday.com
  • Weather
  • 9 hours, 4 minutes ago
Crime

Trucker stabbed by stranger in Nampa; suspect on the loose

Trucker stabbed by stranger in Nampa; suspect on the looseA truck driver from Oklahoma was hospitalized after a man attacked him with a knife at a Nampa truck stop Wednesday night.
  • Crime
  • 9 hours, 43 minutes ago
Shoshone County

Kellogg HS hit list suspect making threats from jail

Kellogg HS hit list suspect making threats from jailInitial information showed the suspect wanted to have friends harm the student.
  • Shoshone County
  • 22 hours, 57 minutes ago
Cars

Cuba's treasure trove of 1950s U.S. cars

Cuba's treasure trove of 1950s U.S. carsU.S. cars from the 1950s still ply Cuban streets. Cubans haven't been allowed to buy new cars since the 1959 revolution, and the 1962 U.S. embargo dried up repair parts, but mechanics have kept old models running.
  • Cars
  • 6 hours, 18 minutes ago
Spokane County

Prosthetics help Spokane man get back on his feet

Prosthetics help Spokane man get back on his feetMan who lost both legs after car skid off the road is now inspiring others.
  • Spokane County
  • 12 hours, 22 minutes ago
Northwest

Avian Flu flies into Washington State

Avian Flu flies into Washington StateAvian Flu flies into Washington State
  • Northwest
  • 10 hours, 59 minutes ago
Shoshone County

Nobody taking blame for restaurant's raw sewage

Nobody taking blame for restaurant's raw sewageThe restaurant owners have filed a lawsuit against the sewer district and the contractor it hired to do the work.
  • Shoshone County
  • 1 day ago
News

What normalizing relations with Cuba means for travelers

What normalizing relations with Cuba means for travelersPresident Obama said that travel to Cuba will be "easier for Americans." But that doesn't mean Americans will be able to head to Havana for Spring Break.
  • News
  • 10 hours, 13 minutes ago
Northwest

Ore. teen admits killing foster dad in hunting camp

Ore. teen admits killing foster dad in hunting campA 15-year-old who shot and killed his foster father and another man at a remote Oregon cabin in 2012 never meant to kill anyone and never should have been around loaded guns due to his lack of maturity after years of abuse and other problems, a defense lawyer says.
  • Northwest
  • 9 hours, 21 minutes ago
Tech

No 'Interview' ... on any platform

No 'Interview' ... on any platformThe moves comes after five major theater chains said they would not screen the film.
  • Tech
  • 12 hours, 45 minutes ago
Northwest

Threatening letter closes Issaquah school for second day

Threatening letter closes Issaquah school for second dayThe writer threatens violence against staff, at lunch and during an assembly. The writer also makes reference to having access to a gun.
  • Northwest
  • 10 hours, 17 minutes ago
Nation Now

Woman creates awesomely single Christmas cards

Woman creates awesomely single Christmas cardsBridget decided to send out her own Christmas cards, and her sibling shared them on Reddit for the whole world to see.
  • Nation Now
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Northwest

Fired Nordstrom worker defends violent Facebook post

Fired Nordstrom worker defends violent Facebook postA Nordstrom worker fired for a Facebook post defended himself, saying he often makes brash statements and did not literally mean a white officer should be killed.
  • Northwest
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Business

Starbucks Cards setting Xmas records

Starbucks Cards setting Xmas recordsStarbucks expects to sell a record number of Starbucks Cards this Christmas Eve.
  • Business
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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