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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Slain Maltese reporter crusaded against corruption

Anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed when her car was blown up by a bomb, was fearless and formidable.


A tempered Risch joining U.S. Senate

BOISE – Jim Risch was a formidable political force in Idaho, feared and admired as he wielded his power – and then, suddenly, everything ended. It was 1988, and the …


Marked For Success Death Of A Family Friend Who Was Lost In The Woods Leads Boy To Award-Winning Solution

Child of invention. Dustin Hicks’ glow-in-the-dark marking stick led him to the best of show award at the state Invention Convention last month in Boise. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review


One Vote Matters; Phyllis Proved That

Phyllis Williams made a difference. She devoted herself to her family, the nursing profession, her church - and ultimately to the Post Falls School District, which had taught her four …


G-Prep Hires Rogers P.E. Director Carson, Former College Staffer, Will Coach Fabled Football Team

Dave Carson, 1998


Cda Doctor Joins Race For Governor Democratic Hopeful Embarks On New Adventure

Coeur d’Alene obstetrician Dr. William Tarnasky is joining the Democratic race for governor, promising more ideas and less fund raising. “If my ideas don’t sell, money is not going to …


Dad Deals With Disease

Lee Wheeler, owner of North Idaho Fitness, continues working with scleroderma. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Barry Baker Baker Construction Building On Broader Foundation That Includes Golf Course

Barry Baker spreads out plans for his next project. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The Spokesman-Review


An Academic Beat Rapper-Scholar An Scc Ambassador To Street-Wise Kids

Verbal skills 1. Just as fellow rappers in B.A.D. (bonded and dedicated) by Association lay hands on Chauncey Jones, the rapper-scholar at SCC hopes to connect at-risk students to an …


Calm In An Endless Storm Nun Offers A Steady Hand To Women In Crisis

Sister Patty Beattie, center, and Maria Calabrese, right, stuff envelopes while Chelsea Johnson works on a poster for the day’s activities at the Women’s Drop in Center. Photo by Kristy …


Newfound Fame Agrees With The Dixie Chicks

The Dixie Chicks have a definite aura these days - a mix of elation, wariness and fatigue that comes with newfound fame. Their spunky first single, “I Can Love You …


King Of The Cascades A Legend

Does Fred Beckey have a little black book listing unclimbed first ascents? Photo by Rich Landers/The Spokesman-Review


The Hailey Brothers Jojo And K-Ci Are Recording On Their Own After Separating From The Soul Quartet Jodeci

K-Ci and JoJo are on tour supporting their debut record on MCA, “Love Always.” Photo by BPI


Music Director Putting Down Roots Spokane Symphony’s Fabio Mechetti Decides To Move Here From Syracuse

After living in Syracuse, N.Y., for the past five years, Spokane Symphony music director Fabio Mechetti has decided to move to Spokane. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


The Key To Success Future Seems Limitless For Gifted Key Tronic Employee

1. Inain Santiago (center, standing) has worked his way from assembler to trainer in less than a year at Key Tronic in Juarez. Santiago plans to attend college in the …


Writer Wants People To See Clearcut Truth

Author Charles Pezeshki rests under an old-growth Douglas Fir in Clearwater County. Photo courtesy of Charles Pezeshki


Heavenly Goal Soon-To-Be Ordained Deacon Hopes To Become An Nfl Referee

1. College football referee Steve Wilson, who hopes to jump to the NFL this season, won’t say what the penalty is for skipping church. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Holding Her Own Valley Fire’s First Woman Firefighter Makes It On Merit In Work Environment Dominated By Males

1. Susan Pine has been the first and only woman Valley firefighter since 1987. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. When the big red fire engine pulls up to the …


Alltus Battles In Boise Plain-Spoken And Passionate, Hayden Republican Makes His Mark

North Idaho Rep. Jeff Alltus, left, listens to a speech by Rep. Mark Stubbs, R-Twin Falls, during a recent floor debate on abortion bills. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Poet And His Partner Salty Scribe Runs Across Feisty Pal After 60 Years

Family prayer. Stillman Webb prays with his two daughters, Barbara and Char; son, Jim; brother, Doug; and wife, Erma. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The Spokesman-Review


Bowler’s Right On Target Fast Start In State Tournament Has Nelson Eyeing A Pro Career

1. Jamie Nelson’s bowling career is rolling right along, even though the Spokane woman has been competing seriously for only four years. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review 2. Nelson


Sandberg Has Good Reason For Optimism Saxons Open Season Against U-Hi

Eric Sandberg can deliver wins for Ferris. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Daly Finds The Right Course Once Hard-Drinking Party Guy Sober For One Year

John Daly seems to take everything in stride these days. Photo by Associated Press


Flea With A Flair Leeb, The Smallest, Speediest Chief, Does Big Things

1. Leeb 2. Greg Leeb (20) scraps for the puck with a Portland Winter Hawk, while Spokane Chiefs coach Mike Babcock looks on from the bench. Photo by Jason Clark/The …


Jim Chapman 12-Hour Days Typical For New Manager At Kaiser Mead

Jim Chapman turned around Kaiser’s Newark, Ohio, plant. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The Spokesman-Review


Weeks Running For Pend Oreille Sheriff Welfare Fraud Investigator Has Background In Law Enforcement, Military Service

State welfare fraud investigator Jerry Weeks has announced he is running for sheriff of Pend Oreille County. Incumbent Doug Malby is expected to seek re-election, but has not yet made …


The Magic Of Youth He’s A Wizard At Abracadabra

Although he’s only 14, local magicians say Dave Womach has a mature touch when it comes to sleight of hand. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Struggling Mom Picks Adoption In Love Dilemma

Melinda LaPrath nurtured her twin babies inside her, then pushed them into the world. She named and fed them and ran her fingers through their fine, dark hair. Then she …


The Key To Survival The Money Man

1. Stanley Hiller, the man behind Key Tronic’s move to Mexico, is a tough businessman who got his start by building experimental aircraft. These days, he’s an investor who saves …


Getting The Big Picture TV Teacher Broadcasts Language, Culture To Rural Students

Margarita Plascencia Janes presents Spanish lessons via satellite. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review