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An elevator fit for the Grinch

Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

A funny thing happened to Coeur d’Alene City Councilwoman Kiki Miller on her way to her car in the Coeur d’Alene Resort parking garage recently.

Photographer sues EWU after hammer throw hits leg

Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Ron Swords photographs the action during the second half of a college football game between Eastern Washington and Portland State on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
A contract photographer has sued Eastern Washington University after he suffered a serious leg injury in 2015 when a collegiate athlete threw a hammer during a track and field competition and the ball-and-chain struck the photographer in the leg as he was attempting to capture images of the event.

Rob Curley: Channeling our past can lead us to the future

Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Last year on Thanksgiving, our newspaper published my first column as the new editor of The Spokesman-Review. It was the first time we talked about some of the philosophical changes we were making at our community’s newspaper of record.

Somebody Needs You

Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents.

Freeman football coach steps down

Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Freeman High football coach Jim Wood announces his retirement after 17 years at the Rockford school.

Front Porch: All in all, there are plenty of reasons for thanks, Hval writes

Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

In 10-plus years of writing this twice-monthly column, I’m almost positive the Thanksgiving writing duty has mostly fallen in my lap. Oh, I know colleague Stefanie Pettit has tackled it a time or two – but still that’s a lot of gratitude, and frankly, I’ve been feeling less than grateful lately.

Mayor, police chief lament lack of Justice Department report on police reforms, tout work in the department

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

FILE - Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl, standing behind Spokane Mayor David Condon, listens as Condon announces his intention to appoint him for the position of permanent chief during the press conference Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Mayor David Condon said Wednesday his appeal earlier this fall to the Trump administration to release a report highlighting the Spokane Police Department’s reform efforts sought to highlight the city’s three-year efforts to change police culture. It was not meant to criticize changes to the voluntary federal program, enacted under President Barack Obama, to review department policies and procedures.

City Council shifts lodging tax allocations to Spokane Valley events

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Hotel taxes collected in Spokane Valley should stay in Spokane Valley, city officials decided this week. The Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday modified how it plans to spend the lodging tax it expects to collect next year by diverting money from regional groups like the Spokane Sports Commission to Spokane Valley organizations like Crave NW and Valleyfest.

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