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Lethal removal of wolves authorized for Smackout Pack

A Smackout Pack gray wolf is photographed by a motion-triggered research camera in 2011. On Thursday, the Smackout Pack was associated with a fourth confirmed attack on livestock since September 2016 and triggered a protocol that authorizes lethal removal. (COURTESY PHOTO / COURTESY PHOTO)
A wolf pack in northeastern Washington recently associated with a fourth confirmed attack on livestock since September – despite the presence of range riders – has triggered a protocol that authorizes lethal removal, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

100 years ago in Spokane: Ice cream sales soar as heatwave grips city

Spokane’s ice cream sales were soaring because of a heatwave, The Spokesman-Review reported on July 20, 1917. The newspaper also reported that a burglar stole numerous evening gowns and dinner dresses worth nearly $700 from the rooms of Mrs. Anna Berg, a society woman and wife of a mining man. (Spokesman-Review archives)
Spokane’s blistering heat wave continued without letup – and one local industry was reaping big profits. Spokane’s ice cream demand broke “all previous records,” according to the manager of one local ice cream company. He said he was making 3,000 gallons of ice cream every day.

Supreme Court lets Trump administration reinstate travel ban restrictions on refugees but not on grandparents

Supreme Court justices said Wednesday that the Trump administration could temporarily reinstate restrictions on refugee resettlement, but that it could not limit the kinds of “close” family members exempt from a ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries. Legal experts said the mixed directive was another sign that the court’s conservative wing is far from being in lockstep with the administration as it considers the case over the limits to executive power on immigration and national security.

Somebody Needs You

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

Landmarks: Chamberlin House

The 1906 Ernest and Anna Chamberlin Craftsman House, a Craftsman-style bungalow home on Sherwood Street in the West Central Neighborhood, showcases the cottage-style garden out front. (Stefanie Pettit / The Spokesman-Review)
As Craftsman-style bungalows go, the Ernest and Anna Chamberlin House in the West Central District of Spokane has two unique and distinctive features – one dominant and obvious and the other an artistic flourish expressed on both the exterior and inside.

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Parting Shot — 7.20.19

In this Jan. 11, 2005 file photo, student linemen at Avista Utilities' Jack Stewart Lineman School learn to climb a power pole in Spokane, Wash. The sale of Spokane-based Avista ...