new Police in Washington schools are expensive, largely unregulated and widespread, according to a report published by the ACLU earlier this week. And although Spokane Public Schools’ school police force is better regulated than most, it’s still costly. During the 2014-15 school year Spokane Public Schools paid $1 million in salary and benefits to its resource officers, the highest in the state.
Could another Spokane site magically morph into a thriving urban neighborhood like Kendall Yards is? Developer Jim Frank believes so. He sees “enormous potential” for the east end of downtown, bordered by Washington Street, Spokane Falls Boulevard, Pine Street and the railroad tracks. What’s needed, says Frank, is a vision.
It’s not like the guy could be all that smart. But there’s no way Jim Valentine could be quite this dumb: The Post Falls man stuck a gross caricature of a young African-American girl eating a big slice of watermelon on the side of one of his business’s trucks. When decent people criticized it, prompting news reports this week, Valentine pretended not to understand what all the fuss was about.
Chaplains from across the United States have been making their way through 60 hours of training in five days this week as part of the first class of students in the National Police and Fire Chaplain Academy in Spokane.
A former Washington State University student was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene for possessing heroin and methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
When the Davenport Hotel opened on Aug. 30, 1914, a 10-page section of The Spokesman-Review trumpeted the new building’s marvels. Headlines and opening paragraphs included these: “Hotel to make its ice. Complete and unique refrigerator system ... Five tons of ice a day.” “The Davenport hotel ice-making, water-cooling and refrigerating plant demonstrates one of the most complete and unique systems of its kind in the hotel service of the United States.”
Buoyed by last summer’s success at nearly destroying downtown shopping through the random digging of giant holes in the pavement, the Spokane City Clowncil is now looking to see if they can wreck the commerce on Monroe Street, too.
Whenever ESPN broadcasts a Gonzaga basketball game, the Davenport Hotel’s marketing director fires up his DVR. Because Matt Jensen can just about count on some gratis gratitude from the network’s on-air personalities. It started, Jensen said, in the early days of Coaches vs. Cancer. Gonzaga basketball Coach Mark Few and his wife, Marcy, would host a fundraiser at the Davenport Hotel. ESPN commentators sometimes served as emcees for the event, which would include a black-tie dinner, rounds of golf and attendance by lots of really tall people from all around the country.
Last week a group called Friends of the Davenport disbanded. Thirty-one years have come and gone since the group was created. Years marked by cutthroat business competition, some of most divisive political battles the city of Spokane has ever experienced, and, in the end, a triumph – a victory not just for a much-loved building, but also for the spirit of a community, a city of people who each considered the Davenport Hotel to be theirs. More on the Davenport Hotel, including historic and new photos, can be found in The Spokesman-Review’s
The owner of about 50 acres of forested land along High Drive Bluff is suing a contractor blamed for digging out dozens of trees and scraping a milelong road into the forested South Hill bluff below Bernard Street.
Spokane police haven’t busted a methamphetamine lab in at least three years, almost the same amount of time Breaking Bad and its methamphetamine-cooking protagonist have been off the air. But methamphetamine is contributing to more drug overdose deaths than any other drug in Spokane County, and that number rose significantly in 2016.
TAPACHULA, Mexico - The four Washington State University students on an international reporting trip gathered stories Thursday that left them in tears. The students - Estreyita Rosales, Nicole Clements, Kelsey ...
Coeur d’Alene Public Schools is proud to announce Scott Maben as the district’s new Director of Communications. Maben currently serves as the Business Editor at The Spokesman-Review and previously managed ...