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The Spokane That Never Was

When the City of Spokane sprang from the sudden wealth pulled from the surrounding forests, mountains and rivers by the newly arrived practice of industrial commerce, so did grand visions for its future. Some, like Expo ’74, happened and transformed the city. Some were completed only partly, such as the Olmsted Brothers’ General Plan of the Park System. And some didn’t happen at all. Welcome to the Spokane that never was.

Difference Makers 2017

Difference Makers 2017

Avista Sale

Spokane’s homegrown utility, Avista Corp., is being sold for $5.3 billion to a Canadian company. The sale to Hydro One Ltd., described as a friendly acquisition, is expected to be finalized next year.

Youth Spotlight

They're all around us: young folks who have accomplished much and are doing great things in their community. It's time to recognize them. Spokane Talks Online and The Spokesman-Review are doing just that. We're launching Youth Spotlight to feature the good deeds and accomplishments of our teens (and younger) in the Inland Northwest. There will be a monthly article and video story. The video story will be hosted by STO's youngest reporter, Collin Pittmann. Collin has been doing weekly STO weather reports for a year, and is now taking on this additional responsibility. A high school senior -- ASB president, FFA award-winner, actor -- Collin is an over-achiever himself and the perfect host for this series. To nominate: If you know of a young high achiever that you would like to see profiled, contact The Spokesman-Review by e-mail at or call (509) 459-5503.

Northwest Passages Book Club

The Spokesman-Review's community book club to celebrate and enjoy great authors and stories of the Northwest. We invite our readers to join us for evenings of exploration, adventure and conversation.

Hate Speech / Free Speech

Las Vegas shooting

A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 500 in the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.

Remembering Ruby Ridge

North Korea

Skyfest 2017

Avista - A Spokane legacy

S-R's Lists of the Top Places to Eat in Spokane

S-R's Lists of the Top Places to Eat in Spokane

Hoopfest 2017

Coverage of Spokane's annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament.