Local news | page 5

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

Tornado spotted near Coulee City 

Violent thunderstorms that moved across Central and Eastern Washington triggered a tornado Friday afternoon. National Weather Service forecasters said an image of the storm taken near Coulee City clearly showed the tornado. “There is no question,” said John Livingston, meteorologist ...

Continue reading »

No charges in drowning death of Coeur d’Alene teen 

No criminal charges will be filed in the drowning death of 16-year-old Reginald J. Nault on Lake Coeur d’Alene last year, the Boundary County prosecutor said Friday. Nault, a Coeur d’Alene High School student and baseball player, was on a ...

Continue reading »

Washington voters get minimum wage initiative 

An initiative which gives voters the chance to raise the minimum wage in Washington to $13.50 by 2020 and require most companies to offer some sick leave will be on the November ballot. Initiative 1433 has enough valid signatures to ...

Continue reading »

WSU will conduct reviews of its animal laboratories

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Washington State University will conduct reviews of its laboratories following three complaints by an animal rights group and an internal investigation by the school into its bear research center. Phyllis Erdman, chair of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, made the announcement Thursday. The committee oversees animal care in research at the university.

Continue reading »

Washington records

Spokane CountyMarriage licenses Brandt S. Perry and Heidi L. Bocook, both of Spokane Valley. Blaine C. Denton and Rebecca S. Lauritzen, both of Spokane. Stephen J. Armour, of Coeur d’Alene, and Shannon M. Gilchrist, of Mead. Courtney A. Flynn and ...

Continue reading »


Spokane police chief candidates Robert Lehner, left, and Dominic Rizzi, right, listen to Mayor David Condon open a public meeting to introduce them to a packed room of citizens, July 20, 2016, at the West Central Community Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Panelists say police chief candidates qualified 

The community leaders who discussed their interviews of police chief candidates Robert Lehner and Dominic Rizzi Jr. said the two appeared qualified to lead the department. Most cited some concern about sharing their opinion due to a confidentiality agreement that didn’t prevent them from weighing in.

Continue reading »

Two finalists named for police ombudsman 

Spokane once again has two finalists for the job of police ombudsman, one of whom has been doing the job since February. The city’s ombudsman selection commission named Bart Logue, the current interim ombudsman, and Jacquelyn MacConnell, the commander of ...

Continue reading »

Power restored in Spokane Valley 

Avista Utilities reported that the power went out for nearly 6,000 customers in south Spokane Valley around 3:45 p.m., but the lights were back on by 5 p.m. The outages were concentrated south of Sprague Avenue, east of the Dishman ...

Continue reading »

Doug Clark

Doug Clark

Shawn Vestal

Shawn Vestal

Sue Lani Madsen

Sue Lani Madsen


Spin ControlWebsite for political numbers geeks 

OLYMPIA -- Politics, like baseball, is often a game for people who love numbers. To satisfy that love for political geeks around Washington, the Secretary of State's office has devoted ...

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 ...

Photo blogCatching up with Then and Now

In the July 18 column about the Washington Cracker Co. building on E. Pacific Ave., it was mentioned that the cookie and cracker company used the swastika as a its ...

Latest headlines

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.



Contact the Spokesman

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