By SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The passage of a landmark bill to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis means the yearslong fight over how to address the massive shortfall now likely shifts to the courts, where its fate - and much-needed relief for the
By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas, where the only design rule seems to be that everything must mirror something else, is getting a new mall modeled on Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.
Construction began this week on the Grand Bazaar Shops outside of Bally's Las Vegas Hotel
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge says he doesn't deserve to lose his job for commenting that a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" when he sentenced her teacher-rapist to just a month in prison.
But District Judge G. Todd
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them
By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - A few weeks after Bryce Reed proclaimed he would personally protect a Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, he was arrested by federal agents who said he collected materials to make a pipe bomb, driving suspicion that he might
Wednesday morning more than 1,000 employees from Deaconess Medical Center and Valley Hospital plan to go on strike. It would be the first strike in Spokane by hospital employees in decades.
The employees say they're overworked and patient care is suffering as a result.
If you've ever walked down Frederick near Monroe in north Spokane around this time of year, you've seen it.
How could you not?
"Once you start, it has to look halfway decent or else you shouldn't be doing it," Al Materi told KHQ's Kelsey Watts.
But Materi is 87-years-old and "it" is
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) - Two skydivers were killed Tuesday after they collided during a jump over southern Arizona, collapsing their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the ground, authorities said.
Witnesses told investigators that both skydivers had open canopies when they ran into each other
At Monday night's meeting, Spokane City Councilors approved an additional reserve of $100,000 to fund the Riverpoint Campus construction project.
That represents an overage of about 9% of the total $1.37 million dollar cost. Records show the overages come from unexpected rock excavation,
Christmas Tree Elegance is a raffle of 18 themed custom-decorated trees with prizes which include gift certificates, items and cash. Each prize package includes the decorated tree and its gifts and is valued at approximately $5,000. Raffle tickets are $1 each.
You can enter the raffle at either of
SPOKANE, Wash. - Around 8:30am Wednesday morning crews responded to a barn fire at 5700 N. Havana. No one was inside the barn but it was full of arcade games.
The building was part of a business the homeowner ran called Bullseye Amusements. The homeowner was the one who noticed the fire.
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.
The Fed said seven of its 12 banking
By SUZETTE LABOY and CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated Press
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others