Old House workshop to reveal preservation techniques

Old House workshop to reveal preservation techniques
This South Hill Craftsman-style home has been meticulously restored to its former glory by its current owner and will be featured as part of the Old House Workshop, a workshop on restoration and preservation led by Linda Yeomans. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
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Janet Hobbs Conway knew what she wanted when she and her husband, Kevin Conway, searched for their Spokane home in 2008. They wanted a Craftsman-style bungalow much in its original condition.




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Walcy V. Ngirngotel (Bonner County Sheriff’s Office / Courtesy photo)

Driver arrested after three morning pursuits in North Idaho  

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 25-year-old man Sunday morning in Coeur d’Alene after he allegedly fled from officers in his truck in three separate pursuits, attempted to ram a patrol car and ran on foot armed with a rifle. Walcy V. Ngirngotel, 25, whose last known address is in Olympia, was lodged in the Kootenai County Jail on felony eluding, aggravated assault on a peace officer, resisting/obstructing, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and other charges. He also had a warrant out of Bonner County for failing to appear on a DUI charge.




Nation/World

An emergency rescue worker searches what was the 14th floor of a collapsed building in Tainan, Taiwan, on Sunday. (Wally Santana / Associated Press)
An emergency rescue worker searches what was the 14th floor of a collapsed building in Tainan, Taiwan, on Sunday. (Wally Santana / Associated Press)

Death toll from Taiwan quake hits 34, hunt on for survivors

new TAINAN, Taiwan – The death toll from a powerful earthquake that toppled a high-rise apartment building in Taiwan rose to at least 34, according to government figures Monday, with rescuers digging through rubble for survivors more than 48 hours after the quake struck. More than 100 are believed to be still buried in the collapsed building from a disaster that struck during the most important family holiday in the Chinese calendar – the Lunar New Year holiday.




Idaho

Orofino High School mascot, for the “Orofino Maniacs” (Lewiston Tribune)

Idaho lawmakers told specialty license plate for Orofino “Maniacs” would be offensive  10 

After hearing from advocates for the mentally ill and people who suffer from mental illnesses that an “Orofino Maniacs” specialty license plate would be offensive, Idaho’s House Transportation Committee on Thursday backed amending the specialty plate bill to remove its four references to the word “maniacs,” but still authorize a special plate with the emblem. Orofino is the location of State Hospital North, the state mental hospital; Orofino High School has had “Maniacs” as its school mascot since the 1920s.



Region

Dr. Kevin deWeber examines the knee of an injured soccer player Jan. 28 at Clark College’s O’Connell Sports Complex in Vancouver, Wash. (Natalie Behring / Associated Press)
Dr. Kevin deWeber examines the knee of an injured soccer player Jan. 28 at Clark College’s O’Connell Sports Complex in Vancouver, Wash. (Natalie Behring / Associated Press)

Vancouver, Washington, doctor bound for Rio Olympics 

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Several years ago, Dr. Kevin deWeber decided to dream big. And in the world of sports medicine, nothing is bigger than the Olympics. So the Vancouver doctor set his sights on serving as an Olympics physician.



Features

Brookdale South Regal residents Pat Davey and Rena Neidig view a scene from Leah Iwaniuk's 3D film, Jan 27, 2016, that is designed to reduce senior depression and anxiety. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Brookdale South Regal residents Pat Davey and Rena Neidig view a scene from Leah Iwaniuk's 3D film, Jan 27, 2016, that is designed to reduce senior depression and anxiety. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Canadian filmmaker aims to decrease depression, anxiety among seniors 

new Canadian filmmaker Leah Iwaniuk of 3Scape Systems, recently spent a week at Brookdale South Regal living on campus with the 160 residents, gathering ideas for new therapy films and getting feedback on the initial film – she also played bingo, did Sit and Fit exercises and got her butt kicked at Wii bowling.



Sports

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has added to reports that he will retire with a tweet during the Super Bowl. (Stephen Brashear / Associated Press)
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has added to reports that he will retire with a tweet during the Super Bowl. (Stephen Brashear / Associated Press)

Lynch’s tweet, ESPN report indicate Seahawk to retire 

new An ESPN report Sunday morning that Marshawn Lynch has told people close to him he plans to retire is adding to what was already pretty hot speculation that the Seattle running back may soon hang it up.




Outdoors

Recreation is open all year at Craters of the Moon. (Emily Jones / Associated Press)

Arco locals campaign for Idaho’s first national park 

ARCO, Idaho – The Shell station shut down recently. Same with the drive-through restaurant. Wells Fargo will close next month, and nearby storefronts sit mostly vacant. This steadily shrinking town of 900 undoubtedly has seen better days. Like so many ...



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Business

Sylvia Dunn, of Home Staging Works, stands in her warehouse with hundreds of pieces of furniture, linens, dishes and knickknacks she uses to stage homes on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Sylvia Dunn, of Home Staging Works, stands in her warehouse with hundreds of pieces of furniture, linens, dishes and knickknacks she uses to stage homes on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Front & Center: Sylvia Dunn adds the extra touch for home sales 

One of Sylvia Dunn’s earliest jobs as a teenager was to coif other people’s show dogs for competition. More than two decades later, she’s back in the grooming business. This time, the object of Dunn’s attention is other people’s houses, ...



Opinion

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press (Clay Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press (Clay Bennett / Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Editorial

‘Seattle quarantine’ bill offers chance to weigh uniformity 

Washington cities have been a rambunctious lot the last few years, setting minimum-wage levels and family-leave policies more liberal than those set by the state. Spokane joined the movement last month with a safe and sick leave ordinance enacted by the City Council over the veto of Mayor David Condon.

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