Local news






1925: A fleet of new trucks built for Thompsen Dairy sits in front of the Martin-Parry plant at 19 W. Pacific Ave. in Spokane. The company mounted commercial truck bodies, made in Pennsylvania, on Model T chassis. The truck dealership was owned by Universal Auto Co. of Spokane and operated by Phillip Garnett. Thompsen was a large dairy that offered home delivery of milk and other products. (Libby Collection/Eastern Washington State Historical Society Archives)

Then and Now: Universal Auto Co. 

Phillip Garnett came to Spokane in 1917 as a regional representative for the Ford Company. He was stationed at Universal Auto Company in Spokane, the Ford dealership. Before he was 30 years old, he took over the dealership and began expanding. He added other auto brands and a shop to assemble Martin-Parry commercial truck bodies that mounted on the Model T automotive frame. Garnett saw the introduction of the Model A in 1927 and the flathead V8 engine in the early 1930s.

Continue reading this story »








Buster Cleveland, 12, a member of the Ho-Chunk Tribe from Wisconsin, performs with 700 other Native American dancers during the Grand Entry at the 2016 Coeur d’Alene Tribal Encampment and Julyamsh Powwow being held through Sunday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Julyamsh powwow returns to Coeur d’Alene 

The grandstand at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds arena was full well before the drums began their throbbing beat Saturday as the community welcomed back Julyamsh. The annual powwow hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe was on hiatus last year after ...

Continue reading this story »




Washington records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Michael B.C. Nowatchik and Cherish M. Krous, both of Spokane Valley. Nicholas S. Johnson and Calysta J. Thruman, both of Spokane. Wade W. Outcalt and Katherine E. Bodey, both of Spokane. Keith M. Tucker and Breanna K. ...

Continue reading this story »


More

Public safety
Shooting on lower South Hill results in minor injuries 
Witnesses say WSU football players assaulted 2 students  11 
Police ombudsman, union set to negotiate access to body camera footage  12 
Panelists say police chief candidates qualified  
Off-duty deputy injured, daughter killed in Ephrata crash  
Government
Washington records 
Washington records 
Washington records 
Spokane succeeds in reducing carbon monoxide pollution  
Washington records 
Idaho
Julyamsh powwow returns to Coeur d’Alene  
Powerball ticket sold in northern Idaho worth $150,000 
Plea deal for Kyle Odom to be explored in Pastor Remington shooting 
In Cape Horn fire, band of residents helped save neighborhood 
After yearlong probe, answers expected soon in cause of Cape Horn fire  
Education
Ken Jernberg, teacher who helped struggling Spokane youth, dies at 68  
Sue Lani Madsen: Let’s treat gun safety like safe sex and teach it in schools  135 
Spokane International Academy finishes the school year on a high note  
There have been Steele siblings at Shadle for 26 years, but last of 10 kids has graduated  
Free all-day kindergarten coming to all Central Valley schools  
Transportation
Semitruck spills diesel onto Spokane Valley freeway entrance  10 
Getting There: Spokane International Airport weather observers avoid cut  
Changes to North-South freeway suggested at transportation workshop  32 
Unbuckled seat belts the common denominator in rash of local traffic deaths  53 
Avista to begin installing electric vehicle chargers in homes, workplaces  43 
Community
Julyamsh powwow returns to Coeur d’Alene  
Nonprofit helps disabled vets with handyman services  28 
ArtFest returns to Browne’s Addition for 31st year 
Authors give advice, send texts to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day  
40th Lilac Bloomsday Run kicks off at trade show  14 


Doug Clark

Doug Clark

Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal

Sue Lani Madsen

Sue Lani Madsen



Blogs



Extra CreditSpokane graduation rates increase slightly

Spokane Public Schools on-time graduation rate increased slightly in 2015, up to 84.5 percent. However, the districts on-time graduation rate for Black/African American students dropped to 77.8 percent. In 2014 ...







Saving for the future

sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.


Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile