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Thunderstorm damage Saturday evening

Another strong thunderstorm hit the northern parts of Spokane and Spokane County Saturday evening, downing trees and power lines and sparking many brush fires.

August 2, 2014 9:58 p.m.  •  1 comment

Rock Climbing

Within an hour’s drive of Spokane exists some of best rock climbing in the region. Ease of access could be the reason some of the world’s best climbers have gotten their start here or nearby.

July 31, 2014 12:00 a.m.  •  0 comments

High Drive brush fire

Firefighters battle a brush fire on the slope below High Drive in South Spokane that Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said grew to 40 acres

July 28, 2014 8:23 p.m.  •  0 comments

Storm damage: The day after

The huge storm that rolled through the region on Wednesday uprooted trees, ravaged a trailer park and left dozens of families displaced. People spent Thursday cleaning up the debris.

July 24, 2014 5:25 p.m.  •  0 comments

Storm damage

Sustained winds of 50 to 70 mph were reported from a storm that moved west of downtown Spokane along the West Plains just after 4 p.m. It then moved across northwest Spokane into the north part of Spokane County.

July 23, 2014 7:13 p.m.  •  3 comments

Photography exhibition by the Rev. Craig Goodwin

Photography made by the Rev. Craig Goodwin while he battled non-Hodgkin lymphoma will be displayed in a two-day show next week at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The show will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29 and 30 at The Cafe on lower level 3 at the medical center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. in Spokane.

July 23, 2014 10:09 a.m.  •  0 comments

Spokane Shock defeats Tampa Bay 55-52

The Spokane Shock defeats Tampa Bay, 55-52, at home in the Arena, Monday, July 21, 2014.

July 21, 2014 3:02 p.m.  •  0 comments

Carlton Complex Fire: Relief and Recovery

Today’s weather has slight improvements on the hot temperatures and gusty winds that have fueled the wildfires, the forecast for Monday and Tuesday calls for lighter winds and temperatures, said Spokane-based National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Koch.

July 20, 2014 5:35 p.m.  •  3 comments

Carlton Complex Fire reaches Twisp

Existing fires in Central Washington grew overnight and new fires have begun to burn, stretching emergency responders even further. The town of Twisp is also under level 2 evacuation, Chelan County Emergency Management says.

July 19, 2014 7:19 p.m.  •  5 comments

Carlton Complex Fire Forces Evacuation of Malott

The Carlton Complex Fire forces the residents of Malott in the Methow Valley to evacuate. The wildfire has already destroyed 100 homes.

July 19, 2014 6:40 a.m.  •  3 comments

Carlton Complex Fire

A wildfire in central Washington spun out of control early Friday morning, pushing back police and fire crews and forcing the evacuation of several more homes in addition to the entire town of Pateros and a hospital in Brewster. There are no confirmed estimates yet on how much the Carlton Complex Fire, sparked on Tuesday by a lightning strike, has grown. Consistent gusts of dry air throughout the night fanned the flames. The fire remains zero percent contained, and fire crews are hoping for assistance on Friday from state resources.

July 18, 2014 9:07 a.m.  •  0 comments

Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.

July 17, 2014 11:42 a.m.  •  0 comments

Wakeboarding with Ricky Krieger

Ricky Krieger is a professional wakeboarder who honed his flying feats of derring-do growing up on the shores of Long Lake. Going for a ride with Krieger is like having a front-row seat at an outrageous aerial circus. The boat leaves an exaggerated wake that forms a huge kicker, sending him high in the air.

July 17, 2014 12:00 a.m.  •  0 comments

Firefighter memorial plaque

The third of 17 memorial plaques for Spokane firefighters killed in the line of duty was unveiled on the northwest corner of Garland Ave. and Howard St. Tuesday, July 16. Thomas Sparrow collapsed and died on the corner while fighting a house fire nearby in 1939. Several Sparrow descendants were in the audience during the unveiling.

July 16, 2014 4:38 p.m.  •  0 comments

Spokane Shock defeat Arizona Rattlers 73-66

Spokane Shock defeats the Arizona Rattlers, 73-66, during an AFL game in the Spokane Arena, Sat., July 12, 2014.

July 12, 2014 10:25 p.m.  •  1 comment

Post Falls Festival parade

The annual Post Falls Festival featured a parade, a fair at Q’Emiln Park, cars races and a car show and live music in the park.

July 12, 2014 5:06 p.m.  •  1 comment

Billboard live painting

Jesse Pierpoint, artist and creative director for Seven2, live-paints a portrait of Nelson Mandela on a billboard at 301 W. Main, Friday, July 11, 2014. Pierpoint’s interpretation of “legacy” is a project by Boom Creative and Global Credit Union and is part of the credit union’s Global Citizen campaign.

July 11, 2014 2:33 p.m.  •  2 comments

Legal pot shop opens in Spokane

Hundreds of people lined up to buy recreational marijuana, July 8, 2014, in Spokane as Washington became the second state to legalize pot.

July 9, 2014 1:22 p.m.  •  1 comment

95-year-old WWII vet honored by family

95-year-old Jerry Weed watched his family erect American and 82nd Airborne flags in his honor on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. Weed served with the 82nd Airborne in World War II and jumped with them during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.

July 4, 2014 5:21 p.m.  •  2 comments

From the Archives: Fourth of July

Take a look back at photos taken from past Fourth of July celebrations.

June 30, 2014 11:05 a.m.  •  0 comments