Parents, teachers and students voiced their concerns to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors during Wednesday night’s meeting. It was the first time the board had heard from the public after announcing cuts to address a $31 million deficit.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure that seeks to eliminate a backlog of about 10,000 untested rape kits by December 2021.
Updates with committee vote, adds senator’s comment, edits to conform. Links additional photos, deletes file photo. With AP Photos. California lawmakers are advancing tougher rules for vaccinations despite hearing hours of testimony from hundreds of opponents
A growing number of missing and murdered Native American women are the focus of a Washington bill signed into law Wednesday amid concerns the victims’ cases are slipping between jurisdictional gaps.
One of the most vocal critics of his opponents, Andy Rathbun, has withdrawn from the mayor’s race to run for City Council, saying he may not have the name recognition to win the city’s top position.
Many Spokane-area homes are opening doors for visitors Saturday and Sunday for the ninth annual Spokane Realtors Open House Weekend.
John William King, who was white, received lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged for nearly 3 miles along a secluded road in the piney woods outside Jasper, Texas. The 49-year-old Byrd was alive for at least 2 miles (3 kilometers) before his body was ripped to pieces in the early morning hours of June 7, 1998.
A 79-year-old pilot crash-landed his plane into a tree a few miles east of McCall on Monday night — and a firefighter scaled the 60-foot tree to get him to the ground safely, with the plane perched precariously on top. The pilot was not injured in the crash, and neither was anyone who helped rescue him, according to the McCall Fire Department. Rescuers had him out of the tree just after midnight, two hours after arriving at the scene.
A Greenacres woman is accused of electrocuting nine squirrels that tried to scale her electric fence and steal walnuts from her backyard tree.
A computer program can analyze the voices of war veterans and determine which of them has post-traumatic stress disorder with 89% accuracy, according to a study published this week in the journal Depression and Anxiety.
Diners may soon have the chance to nibble away some of their climate guilt by patronizing California restaurants that have pledged to slash their carbon footprints to zero.
The Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust has announced the top three selections in the high school division of the 13th annual Eva Lassman Memorial Writing and Art Contests. The contest theme is “Speaking Up for ‘the Other’.”
U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines.
Last year, Idaho U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson and some of his staff went to Marsh Creek, the headwaters of the Middle Fork Salmon River, to watch a returning salmon create its redd, or nest, lay its eggs and die. But, Simpson lamented, they saw only one salmon. “You have got to ask yourself,” he said, “after spending $16 billion on salmon recovery over the last how many years, is it working?”
As House Democrats ramp up their widespread investigations into President Donald Trump, the White House’s strategy for responding has been simple: just say no.
U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers are coming back to Moses Lake in May. At least for a few days.
California-based Mullen Technologies announced plans Wednesday to lease a large assembly and manufacturing plant on the West Plains for development of its electric sports car, ultimately bringing more than 850 jobs to the area.
Fuming after a new round of headlines about his interactions with far-right activists, state Rep. Matt Shea directed his 4,600 Facebook followers to an obscure Australian website that traffics in white nationalist memes and Holocaust revisionism.
Spokane’s mayor asked City Council to reconsider a land deal with Union Gospel Mission, saying the vote to back out of the deal could cost the city the grant that would have paid for the project and would delay efforts to keep pollutants out of the river.
If you want to be part of the in crowd in the Spokane running club scene, then think about photo bombing. The Flying Irish Running Club began on Thursdays in 2006 at legendary O’Doherty’s Irish Grille in downtown Spokane. Eight people joined founder Peter Breach – aka Peter B ... aaka Grand Poobah – on that first night on March 2, 2006. Five of them were from his own family. It was a humble beginning, but his friend and owner Tim O’Doherty is a humble man, and in no time the runners came in droves to his legendary pub.
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