Community, connectivity part of Hotel RL conversion

Community, connectivity part of Hotel RL conversion
In the lobby of the newly renovated Hotel RL by Red Lion, Andrea Falk, 19, sits in an area called The Steps, a place across from a community performance stage. The downtown hotel, along the north bank of the Spokane River, has been remade to be more inviting to guests and the community. (COLIN MULVANY colinm@spokesman.com / SR)
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Back in 1983, Cavanaughs Inn at the Park opened with fanfare over its riverfront location and its atrium lobby filled with plants and trees. Thirty-three years later, the 402-room Hotel RL has been redesigned to reflect changes in the way people travel – communal spaces with Wi-Fi, plenty of charging stations for electronic devices and check-in via kiosk or mobile app.

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Emergency responders will start getting advance notice of oil train shipments

Emergency responders in Spokane and other Washington communities along oil train routes will start getting advance notice of shipments on Oct. 1. Terminals, refineries and other facilities that receive crude oil by rail must begin notifying the state Department of Ecology in advance of shipments under a new rule adopted this week. The state will relay the information to local emergency responders.
Fernan STEM students spearhead ‘Playground for All’ in Coeur d’Alene
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Fernan STEM students spearhead ‘Playground for All’ in Coeur d’Alene

A group of kids in Coeur d’Alene found a way to make a lasting impression on their elementary school – and make some enduring friendships as well. Last winter the 5th grade advanced reading class at Fernan STEM Academy set out to open up their play area to everyone, including students who use wheelchairs.



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In the lobby of the newly renovated Hotel RL by Red Lion, Andrea Falk, 19, sits in an area called The Steps, a place across from a community performance stage. The downtown hotel, along the north bank of the Spokane River, has been remade to be more inviting to guests and the community. (COLIN MULVANY colinm@spokesman.com / SR)
In the lobby of the newly renovated Hotel RL by Red Lion, Andrea Falk, 19, sits in an area called The Steps, a place across from a community performance stage. The downtown hotel, along the north bank of the Spokane River, has been remade to be more inviting to guests and the community. (COLIN MULVANY colinm@spokesman.com / SR)

Community, connectivity part of Hotel RL conversion 

new Back in 1983, Cavanaughs Inn at the Park opened with fanfare over its riverfront location and its atrium lobby filled with plants and trees. Thirty-three years later, the 402-room Hotel RL has been redesigned to reflect changes in the way ...




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Sunday concert to benefit K27 memorial in Coeur d’Alene park 

A benefit concert Sunday in Coeur d’Alene will raise money for the K27 Fallen Officer Memorial planned for McEuen Park. The memorial will honor the late Sgt. Greg Moore, the Coeur d’Alene police officer shot and killed on duty in ...



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The Heathdale Barn. (Stefanie Pettit / The Spokesman-Review)
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Landmarks: 108-year-old Heathdale barn a popular photo stop 

Just about every week someone sets up a tripod along East Belmont Road east of the town of Mica to take photos of the historic Heathdale barn, a tall gambrel-style barn built in 1908. “We’ve had professional photographers and people who love barns stop by to take pictures, and we’ve even had high school students come to take their senior pictures here,” said Diane Latta, who owns the barn with her husband, Lance.


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In this file photo provided by KFC, KFC Colonel (Robert Thompson) places the last piece of KFC Original Recipe chicken as the brand attempts to set a world record for the largest  single serving of fried chicken in downtown Louisville, (BRIAN BOHANNON / KFC)
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School districts have recently cracked down on vaccinations, and while they can’t compel parents to take their kids in for shots, they have been more assertive about requesting up-to-date records.

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