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John Blanchette: Depth and defense against offense and athleticism makes for tough choice in fictional battle between Gonzaga’s best

Picked up those inseparable buddies and Zags fans, Hysteria and Horse Sense, hitchhiking back from Las Vegas after cashing in their return flight tickets to put everything on Gonzaga to …


Fantasy basketball dream matchup: 2017 Zags vs. 2019 Zags

In one corner, the 2017 Zags. The 29-game winning streak to open the season. Top defensive team in the country. In the other corner, the 2019 Zags, with generational offensive …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few one of 15 finalists for Naismith coach of year

Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of 15 finalists for the Naismith coach of the year award.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Gonzaga’s No. 1 history comes with highs and lows

Gonzaga’s rise from 1999 NCAA Tournament party crashers to full-blown national power has been the product of numerous program firsts over the last two decades. One of the biggest milestones …


Watchdog: Sarin, chlorine likely used in Syria in March 2017

The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were “very likely” used as weapons in two attacks in central Syria in late March 2017.


Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools teachers achieve national standards certification

Spokane Public Schools has announced 51 teachers have achieved the 2017 National Board Certification.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Return road to Final Four presents obstacles for Gonzaga, 2017 participants

Getting there is an enormous accomplishment. Getting back the following year isn’t easy, but it happens fairly often. We’re talking about reaching the Final Four and the Final Four encore.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Spokane Home Builders announce Building Excellence Award winners

The Spokane Home Builders Association has announced the winners for its 2017 Building Excellence Awards.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

Boeing tops Airbus in 2017 with new jet-production record

Boeing released its 2017 jet-order and delivery data Tuesday, confirming that for the sixth year in a row it was the world’s top manufacturer of airplanes.


Weathercatch: A look at 2017 – from ice, snow and wind to heat, drought and wildfires

From Arctic blasts of cold and snow to persistent heat and wildfire smoke, 2017 was a year of glaring weather contrasts for Washington state.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Auto sales, dropped in 2017 but remained strong

The U.S. auto industry’s historic growth streak may be ending, but demand for new cars and trucks remains healthy as the new year begins.


Chicago sees drop in homicides, shootings in 2017

Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of killings above the 600 mark for …


A year in review: 14 big stories of 2017

No quick list could adequately sum up the awesome, horrifying, beautiful and frustrating events of 2017. But some stories stand out for their scale and impact on the city, the …


A look back at ‘highs,’ lows in 2017

There’s no doubt that the ‘Green Rush’ is still going strong in Washington and other states.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

US stocks mount milestone-shattering run in 2017

Taken a look at your stock portfolio lately? It’s a good bet it’s racked up solid gains this year.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

U.S. stocks slide on final trading day of 2017

Wall Street capped 2017 with a loss, weighed down by a broad slide in light trading ahead of the New Year’s holiday.


The songs of 2017: SZA, Bruno top the list

The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.


Front Porch: Friends and family, good health, and mastering the smartphone made for a pretty good year, Stefanie Pettit writes

A few Christmas cookies remain to be eaten and New Year’s Eve about to be celebrated – and then 2017 is in the books.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2017.


U.S. executions increase slightly in 2017

A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed in the U.S., a figure that although up …


Area high school football teams prep for openers

The high school football season is just now beginning its second week.


Mead High School second semester honor roll for the 2017

Mead High School has announced its second semester honor roll for 2017. The students are listed by grade level and grade-point average: Seniors


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

Speaker and date announced for the 2017 Women of Achievement Awards

New York Times bestseller, Janine Latus, will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Women of Achievement Awards hosted by the YWCA.


Evergreen Middle School announces third-quarter honor roll

Evergreen Middle School has announced its student honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year.


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

East Valley sophomore wins Holocaust observance art contest

These are the top three placers of the Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust Art Contest high school division for 2017.


Grammy Award winners 2017: Complete list

Record of the year: “Hello,” Adele Album of the year: “25,” Adele


What we want in 2017: Compassion, good eats, clear streets and more trees

Once again, we asked people in our community what they’d like to see happen in the new year. Their answers ranged from the specific, like increasing funding for programs assisting …


AP New Year’s poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017

Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll …