SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2018
Tuesday’s election answered a big question for Spokane Public Schools, but it posed a few more.
By an almost two-to-one margin, voters preferred to build a new 5,000-seat stadium at the current Albi site, instead of new site on the north bank that was pushed by Mayor David Condon and other leaders. Now it’s up to the school board to take the next step.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2018
The weaknesses – inconsistent rebounding and some defensive lapses in the second half of Wednesday night’s game against Montana – are all relative. After all, the Zags won 76-52 in a game that wasn’t even that close.
FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2018
Veterans Day came three days early at Sacajawea Middle School, but none too soon for Army veteran Steve Swenson.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2018
The turning point Wednesday night at the Kennel came when Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier turned to her bench.
While Spokane police continue to investigate a social media threat made against Lewis and Clark High School, staff and students are simply trying to cope.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2018
The vision for a new downtown stadium did not win over Spokane voters, and Mayor David Condon said he foresees a “beautiful comlex that will be a regional draw” at the Albi site.
A landmark $495 million construction bond for Spokane Public Schools appeared to be on its way to passage Tuesday night.
MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2018
Quality minutes can be measured in many ways. For Melody Kempton, it was the 5,000-plus fans who watched her and Gonzaga beat Carroll College last Friday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center. “I’ve never played in front of that many people,” said Kempton, a freshman who starred at Post Falls High School.
After a roller-coaster regular season, Washington State has not only reached the NCAA Tournament, but the Cougars will host Montana in a first-round match Friday night.
Spokane police continue to investigate a threat to Lewis and Clark High School student posted on Instagram
SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2018
Autism, and the bullying that came with it, has taken big pieces out of Kayleigh Lewis’ life. Thanks to her recent enrollment in a virtual academy, for the first time since she can remember, Kayleigh isn’t too shy to speak up in class.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018
A Lakeside High School soccer coach is on paid administrative leave pend an undisclosed investigation .
The building is a modern marvel, but success at Westview Elementary School is earned the old-fashioned way.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2018
For now, expectations for the Gonzaga women don’t extend beyond Friday night’s exhibition against Carroll College.
The way Laura Stockton sees it, if she makes some noise this season, so will Gonzaga.
The Zags are going for their third straight West Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles, and they have just the personnel to do it.
Kamie Ethridge, a Hall of Fame player who won a national title at Texas in 1986 and a gold medal in the Olympics two years later, said she’s excited at the prospect “to build your own culture and get it going the way you want.”
Cooper Champions, a group of volunteers who provide teachers with help in the classroom, are encouraging others to get involved.
To everyone who will listen, Spokane Public Schools officials have spent the last few months talking about their hopes for the future. Those hopes are wrapped up in a $495 million bond that’s on next week’s ballot.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2018
The former president and treasurer of the Freeman school district’s nonprofit fundraising group is under investigation for first-degree theft after allegedly stealing more than $6,000 from the group’s bank account.
MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2018
Thank goodness for Kamie Ethridge’s dogs. After a recent Saturday practice, Sky and Harley ran amok through the Washington State women’s basketball offices until Ethridge guided them into a room. “I am so sorry,” she said in a soft Texas accent to a pair of recruits and their families. There was no apology necessary, but Ethridge probably knew that already – the girls loved the dogs.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2018
When the College Board chose 100 schools to offer “pre-AP” courses to all freshmen, Spokane was the only district in the nation to get all of its comprehensive high schools into the pilot program.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2018
For educators in Spokane, the perils of social media are everywhere.
Spokane Public Schools expects to have a sex education curriculum for ninth-graders in place later this year, its board members were told Wednesday night.