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Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as …


Morandi highway bridge collapse in Italy

A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters (nearly 300 …


Valley Indivisible Progressives rally

Valley Indivisible Progressives, a political activist group, held a rally at Spokane Valley City Hall on Tuesday evening to encourage city councilmembers to denounce racism.


WWII USS Abner Read stern located

The Abner Read hit a mine left by the Japanese after they abandoned Kiska Island in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands in 1943, ripping the stern off. But the ship never sank …


Salvation Army backpack distribution

The Salvation Army backpack distribution in Spokane on Aug. 15, 2018, began at 5 a.m. and 812 backpacks were distributed in the first hour after doors opened at 8 a.m., …


Valley Indivisible Progressives rally

Valley Indivisible Progressives, a political activist group, held a rally at Spokane Valley City Hall on Tuesday evening to encourage city councilmembers to denounce racism.


Rick Welliver mentors Daybreak residents

Rick Welliver teaches one-hour boxing lessons to teen girls from Daybreak. The weekly lessons are designed to help girls gain another outlet from drugs and alcoholol.


Then and Now: Baxter General Hospital

As World War II began in earnest, the wounded returning from war overwhelmed the military hospital system and new hospitals were planned. In 1942, city of Spokane donated 160 acres …


Air quality ‘unhealthy’ in Spokane

Wildfire smoke that has blanketed Northeastern Washington and North Idaho, creating unhealthy breathing conditions, is expected to linger throughout the week, experts said.


Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival

Musicians and fans gather, Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the 17th Annual Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival on the shores of Medical Lake, Wash. The three-day event featured regional and national …


The Business of Cool

From Silverwood to Meals on Wheels delivering fans, people in the area are doing their best to keep cool.


Plane stolen by mechanic at Sea-Tac Airport, crashes in island in South Sound

On Friday, an airline mechanic stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing onto Ketron, a small …


Suspect dead after shots fired inside CdA Global Credit Union

Police say a suspect is dead after taking fire from an armed security guard inside a Coeur d’Alene credit union Saturday afternoon, following what appears to have been a botched …


SCRAPS painting with dogs

SCRAPS is hosting Saturday painting days for every weekend in August for $1 per person, with a partnership from local art gallery Avenue West.


Anti-abortion demonstration

Anti-abortion protestors from out of state and local churches flooded the sidewalks around the Spokane Planned Parenthood Saturday, demanding an end to what they call the abortion holocaust.


The Business of Cool

From Silverwood to Meals on Wheels delivering fans, people in the area are doing their best to keep cool.


Holy Fire in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

More than a thousand firefighters battled Friday to keep a growing Southern California forest fire feeding on dry brush and trees from reaching foothill neighborhoods a day after flames roared …


Escaping the hot weather in the Inland Northwest

As temperatures climbed to near-record highs Thursday, some Spokane residents looked to find relief any way they could.


Project Wing

Project Wing uses Wing Hummingbird drones for delivery. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent corporation Alphabet, hasn’t been allowed to fly long distances, over people and beyond the pilot’s …


Groundbreaking for Avista’s Catalyst Building

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Avista’s five story, 150,000-square-foot “Catalyst” building took place Wednesday morning, with declarations that the project will be the “envy of the nation” and the “smartest …


Smoky skies in Spokane

The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …


Northwest Passages Book Club: Summer Stories, Road Trip Edition

More than 150 people turned out Wednesday night as The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club presented an evening of Summer Stories based on the newspaper’s annual short fiction series. Local …


Smokey skies in Spokane

It’s smokey in Spokane.


Groundbreaking for Avista’s “Catalyst” building

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Avista’s five story, 150,000-square-foot “Catalyst” building took place Wednesday morning, with declarations that the project will be the “envy of the nation” and the “smartest …


White lion cubs in Mexico

A pair of four-month-old white lion cubs inside their enclosure at the Altiplano Zoo in Tlaxcala, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The Zoo, about two hours east of Mexico City, has …


Washington State Primary Election 2018

Results point to real contest: Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers nearly tied in primary


Largest wildfire in California history grows

Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The places and names change, but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.


Silver Lake fire

A fast-moving brush fire quickly grew to 100 acres and its smoke forced brief closures on Interstate 90 in both directions near the Cheney exit as fire officials called for …


World War II Ace Ralph Wandrey

At 20 years old, Ralph Wandrey joined the United States Army Air Corps about a month before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was told he would start in six …


Then and Now: Havermale Island

Havermale Island, in the middle of the Spokane River, makes up much of the area of today’s Riverfront Park. For early settlers, it was an important site and refuge.