Work on the former Ridpath Hotel complex continues, with permits issued for work on a top-floor condo unit and demolition of most of the adjoining Ridpath Motor Inn.
St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hillyard will celebrate its 125th anniversary today, marking the anniversary on a day honoring church’s namesake saint.
A meeting of the Spokane County Democratic Committee devolved into a near-riot, with charges of “bolsheviki!” and “German spy!” thrown around.
This column was inspired by two expensive mistakes, one by a home builder and one by a home service installer. In both instances, an hour or two of extra time and a few extra dollars spent on materials would have saved thousands of dollars in repairs down the road.
Bing Crosby had a wee bit of Irish in him – enough to earn him the title of “grand marshal” of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Spokane.
The families we are born into aren’t perfect and like any relationship, they take work.
Plan ahead for your national park family vacation. (The best lodging fills quickly.)
In “Professor Dowell’s Head,” a 1925 science fiction novel by Alexander Belyayev that was a must-read when I was a kid, a dying scientist bequeaths his body to a colleague who then revives just the heart and the head. In this form, Professor Dowell lives on but hates it. The life of British physicist Stephen Hawking, who died Wednesday, had been almost like fictional Dowell’s since the 1980s, and he cherished it. Hawking’s scientific achievements are too obscure for most people, even though he was outstanding at popularizing his work. “A Brief History of Time,” his work on cosmology that sold 10 million copies, has been described as “the most popular book never read.” Most of those who helped crash the website on which Hawking’s 1966 Ph.D. thesis, “Properties of Expanding Universes,” was published last year probably couldn’t get through the manuscript. The origins and size of the universe and the inner workings of time are esoteric matters, and to get at Hawking’s bird’s-eye view one would need to be quite a high-flying bird. “The subject of this book is the structure of space-time on length-scales from 10-13 cm, the radius of an elementary particle, up to 1028 cm, the radius of the universe,” a monograph Hawking coauthored with mathematician George F.R. Ellis in 1973, states boldly on Page 2.
With change on the horizon, we take a look at the history of the Spokane County Commission, its makeup and the functions it performs within the county.
American producers have filed a lawsuit to support free trade and protect consumers of their product.
Planning out how to arrange furniture in your home – or plants in your garden – used to involve a pencil, graph paper, a measuring tape and a lot of imagination. The process has gotten easier – and way more streamlined – thanks to a burgeoning selection of home and garden apps.
Spring cleaning? How many springs do you have that need cleaning?
Rex Tillerson’s biggest mistake was that he didn’t retire with dignity on his own terms before his boss unceremoniously sacked him and named CIA chief Mike Pompeo as his successor. The crude way it was done – Tillerson only learned of his firing via a presidential tweet – confirms that President Trump loves to reprise his role as star of “The Apprentice.”
Spokane County Marriage licenses
Reports of a man discharged a firearm in the vicinity of the 4100 block of South Altamont Street drew a heavy police presence Friday night.
An 18-year-old man was rescued by the Spokane Fire Department on Friday after falling 150 feet into a cave at Palisades Park.
Spokane’s Keyboard Cat, an internet sensation whose visage graced everything from T-shirts to pistachio commercials, died on March 8. Charlie Schmidt, his owner, posted a video tribute to the celebrated feline Friday.
A mountain of a man in a three-piece suit, Super Bowl champion Bryan Braman engaged each of the couple dozen onlookers stuffed inside a packed Spokane City Hall boardroom on Friday.
A loaded rifle, boxes of ammunition and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the apartment of
Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China’s president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.