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From the Archives: Hoopfest, the early years

Five blocks on Howard, Wall and Spokane Falls Boulevard were blocked off for Spokane’s inaugural Hoopfest in 1990. It’s grown a bit over the years. Take a look back at Hoopfest photos from 1990-1993.

June 25, 2014 10:31 a.m.  •  3 comments

Spokane Shock defeat the San Antonio Talons 70-30

Erik Meyer’s return to the lineup was just what the doctor ordered as the reigning AFL MVP, who missed several games with a broken collarbone, led the Spokane Shock to a 70-30 victory over San Antonio on Friday at the Arena.

June 20, 2014 9:48 p.m.  •  0 comments

Worst week: Fairchild Air Force Base

Twenty years ago this month people at Fairchild Air Force Base and nearby Spokane were recovering from shock, dealing with grief and wondering “what next?” On June 20, a former airman recently discharged for erratic behavior had killed four and wounded 22 at the base hospital before he was shot dead. Four days later, with most of the wounded in hospitals and the base holding funeral services for two of the shooting victims, Fairchild’s last B-52 tilted at a sharp angle and slipped from the sky while practicing for an airshow, killing all four onboard as it was engulfed in a ball of fire.

June 15, 2014 12:00 a.m.  •  1 comment

Fairfield’s 2014 Flag Day Celebration

Fairfield’s 2014 Flag Day Celebration

June 14, 2014 4:47 p.m.  •  1 comment

Spokane Indians home opener

The Spokane Indians kicked off their 2014 season with a well-attended game against the Eugene Emeralds.

June 13, 2014 9:48 p.m.  •  1 comment

Full moon images from around the world

Today might be considered a superstitious person’s superstorm: Friday the 13th and a full moon. To others it’s just an alignment of month, day and moon phase. View a gallery of full moons from around the world taken over the years.

June 13, 2014 2:08 p.m.  •  0 comments

Budweiser Clydesdales visit Spokane

The Budweiser Clydesdales arrive at the Spokane Convention Center on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.

June 11, 2014 8:04 p.m.  •  0 comments

Spokane Youth Sports Awards

The Spokane Youth Sports Awards, downsized from a large luncheon to a simple program at the Woldsen Theater at the Fox, were given out Tuesday, June 10 to recognize outstanding coaches, athletes and teams.

June 10, 2014 8:48 p.m.  •  1 comment

Reynolds High School shooting near Portland

Authorities said Tuesday a student and the suspect in a high school shooting near Portland are dead and the situation is stabilized. The Multnomah County sheriff’s office said there were reports of shots fired about 8 a.m. at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, about 15 miles east of Portland.

June 10, 2014 11:53 a.m.  •  2 comments

2014 Spokane Festival of Speed

The 2014 Spokane Festival of Speed, brought drivers to the Spokane County Raceway to pit their vintagerace cars against each other in a weekend of racing.

June 8, 2014 9:30 p.m.  •  3 comments

Jailhouse pregnancy: An inmate’s journey

When Cristina Salazar went into labor, she was let out of jail to have her baby. The little girl suffered from a lung infection and spent some time in neonatal care at Sacred Heart. Salazar was allowed to spend those days with her infant daughter, but then she had to report back to Kootenai County Jail. Now she’s finishing her sentence in southern Idaho while her mother and younger sister look after her baby. Salazar illustrates the stark reality of a jailhouse pregnancy and a young mother determined to turn her life around and be there for her child.

June 8, 2014 12:00 a.m.  •  0 comments

Uncle D’s Comedy Underground

Local comedians perform at Uncle D’s Comedy Underground. The DIY open mic night is organized by the participating comedians.

June 7, 2014 12:00 a.m.  •  2 comments

Candlelight Vigil for Ryan Holyk

Hundreds turn out to honor the memory of 15-year-old Ryan Holyk on June 5, 2014, at the corner of Sprague and Vista. The teenager was struck by a Spokane Valley police patrol car while riding his bike on May 23, and was taken off life support on June 4.

June 6, 2014 3:41 p.m.  •  2 comments

Remembering D-Day

2014 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. From the first sketchy German radio broadcast to the distribution of images filmed in color, it has taken decades for the full story of the D-Day invasion to come out. At the time, the reporting, filming and taking of photos was neither easy nor straightforward. Photographs by Robert Capa who was embedded with U.S. troops on Omaha Beach, took more than an week for his images to reach American news.

June 5, 2014 6:10 p.m.  •  2 comments

Shooting at Seattle Pacific University

A Seattle hospital spokeswoman says one man in his 20s has died and a woman is critically injured after a shooting Thursday afternoon on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. About 4,270 students attend the private Christian university, located in a residential neighborhood about 10 minutes from downtown Seattle.

June 5, 2014 6:07 p.m.  •  0 comments

“Z Nation” begins filming in Spokane

Thirteen episodes of the SyFy Network television series about a zombie apocalypse are being produced by local film company North by Northwest and shot over the summer in Spokane.

June 4, 2014 5:33 p.m.  •  3 comments

WSU’s new football operations building

WSU’s new football operations building at Martin Stadium will be up and running for the upcoming season.

June 3, 2014 5:44 p.m.  •  1 comment

SkyFest 2014

For the first time since 2010, the popular air show, SkyFest, returns this weekend to Fairchild Air Force Base.

May 31, 2014 3:39 p.m.  •  0 comments

Spokane Shock defeat Portland Thunder 58-48

The Spokane Shock defeat the Portland Thunder 58-48 in the Spokane Arena Friday, May 30, 2014.

May 30, 2014 7:33 p.m.  •  0 comments

WIAA 1B, 2B, 1A, Track & Field Championships

The 2014 WIAA 1B, 2B, 1A, Track and Field Championships are being held at Eastern Washington University Friday and Saturday.

May 30, 2014 4:08 p.m.  •  0 comments