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Sleepy Hollow Fire in Wenatchee

Fires continued to smolder around Wenatchee Monday morning as firefighters worked to contain a fast-spreading blaze that threatened homes in the hills and an industrial fire sent plumes of smoke over the Columbia River.

June 29, 2015 1:01 p.m.  •  2 comments

Hoopfest Elite Championship Games 2015

Hoopfest players battle it out in the Men’s and Women’s Elite Championship Games on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Nike Center Court in Spokane, Wash.

June 28, 2015 2:16 p.m.  •  0 comments

Rural Resilience: Bob and Jane Faller

What Republic lacks in medical services and big-town accouterments it makes up for in rural resilience. Bob and Jane Faller are fiercely independent like most of the hardy individuals in this northeast corner of the state where Colville is the closest town with a Wal-Mart and Spokane is considered the big city. The Fallers returned to Ferry County eight years ago after living on the West Side and building a house that resembled a barn.

June 28, 2015 11:50 a.m.  •  0 comments

Hoopfest 2015

The Hoopfest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which draws nearly 7,000 teams and 27,000 players to downtown Spokane, gets underway on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

June 27, 2015 4:00 p.m.  •  2 comments

Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

June 26, 2015 7:58 a.m.  •  2 comments

World Refugee Day

The community gathers to celebrate World Refugee Day at Manito Park in Spokane on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

June 20, 2015 3:16 p.m.  •  1 comment

Dr. Elson S. Floyd

Dr. Elson S. Floyd, whose love for education took him from writing math problems in the sand as a boy when his family could not afford paper to the leader of major university systems, died today. Floyd, 59, led Washington State University since 2007. His work at WSU culminated earlier this year in the state Legislature’s decision to allow WSU to start its own medical school after a hard-fought and public battle – first with the University of Washington and then with some lawmakers.

June 20, 2015 11:29 a.m.  •  2 comments

Car d’Lane 2015

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Car d’Lane in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The Saturday car show is staged on Sherman and Lakeside avenues from Second to Seventh streets.

June 19, 2015 3:50 p.m.  •  1 comment

Spokane Indians vs. Hillsboro

On opening night, the Spokane Indians beat the Hillsboro Hops 6-5 in the ninth inning on a run by Ti’Quan Forbes, Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Avista Stadium.

June 18, 2015 10:22 p.m.  •  0 comments

Wildfire near Fish Lake

One home was destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire Wednesday afternoon, June 17, 2015, near Fish Lake County Park east of Cheney. The fire started about 3 p.m. near railroad tracks. It grew quickly, but had slowed by about 6 p.m., fire officials said.

June 17, 2015 7:58 p.m.  •  1 comment

Mica Moon Zip Tours

Rik and Heidi Stewart have opened a new zip tour business on the side of Mica Peak, south of Liberty Lake, and are booking groups who want to fly through the trees and over valleys using pulleys and harnesses to ride a series of cables strung between trees, sometimes landing on the ground, sometimes on platforms high off the ground. Trained guides take care of the equipment and safety while guests zoom between trees and enjoy the views.

View video: New zip tour near Liberty Lake

June 12, 2015 12:00 a.m.  •  0 comments

Tour Deshais

The Spokesman-Review reporter Nick Deshais embarks on a 416-mile U.S Bicycle Route 10 ride across Washington State to the town of Newport.

Follow as Nick tweets his way home @nickdeshais

June 10, 2015 1:27 p.m.  •  4 comments

Scenes from a street corner: Sprague and Napa

For the second installment of Scenes from a Street Corner, Dan Pelle explores the area around Sprague Avenue and Napa Street.

June 5, 2015 5:05 p.m.  •  0 comments

2015 valedictorians

Valedictorians for 2015.

June 1, 2015 3:07 p.m.  •  0 comments

Eagles Soar

Legendary American rock group, The Eagles, return to Spokane for the first time since 2002 to perform 27 songs for their “History of the Eagles” tour, May 29, 2015, in the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The group has sold over 120 million albums, with 5 #1 U.S. singles and six Grammy Awards.

May 30, 2015 5:09 p.m.  •  5 comments

Spokane and East Valley teacher strike

Spokane and East Valley teachers began their one-day walkout Wednesday morning to protest the Washington Legislature’s failure to meet a state Supreme Court demand to increase school funding.

May 27, 2015 11:03 a.m.  •  1 comment

Memorial Day 2015

Some moments from Memorial Day events in Post Falls and Spokane Valley.

May 26, 2015 11:21 a.m.  •  0 comments

In The Line Of Duty

Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project, led by Lt. Gregory Borg, dedicates the last of 17 plaques honoring Spokane Firefighters, May 25, 2015, that have died in the line of duty. Captain George Chapman, who died on May 25,1894, received his plaque on the corner of Main and Division.

May 25, 2015 7:12 p.m.  •  0 comments

Faces of the Fallen

The Inland Northwest has a strong military tradition. For generations it has sent its sons – and now too, its daughters – into harm’s way when the nation is at war, knowing that not all will come back. The men and women in this slide show are part of a national toll of some 1,084 military personnel who have died in Afghanistan since the fall of 2001 and 4,400 who have died in the Iraq war since March 2003.

May 24, 2015 5:29 p.m.  •  6 comments

Scenes from a street corner: Market and Olympic

We introduce Scenes from a Street Corner, an opportunity for The Spokesman-Review’s award-winning photography staff to showcase images from around the community. Dan Pelle, who kicks off the first series, spent an early afternoon in Hillyard on April 22, 2015.

May 24, 2015 12:00 a.m.  •  0 comments