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Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82.

Police: Armed man near Liberty Park found dead

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An armed man near Liberty Park in the South Perry District has been found dead, according to Spokane Police. There is no threat to the public safety at this time. Around 1:30 a.m. Monday, a Bureau of…

Spokane Phase 3 evaluation on Monday

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Communities like Spokane County have enjoyed being in phase three for the past several weeks, but now the first major hurdle for counties is to see if they…

Inslee to announce possible new COVID restrictions Monday

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee will announce Monday whether some counties in Washington state will have to roll back to Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan because of rising cases. At a news conference Thursday Inslee…

Spokane launches $70 million construction season

Spokane launched its construction season today, which include reconstruction and improvements to paths, roads and bridges to improve Spokane and provide aid in economic recovery from the pandemic.

Washington Senate OKs restrictions on police tactics, gear

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Senate has approved a measure restricting certain police tactics and gear, including the use of neck restraints and tear gas, after police killings of Black people sparked tumultuous racial-justice protests last year. Majority Democrats…