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Monday, May 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Ferris to perform comedy ‘Harvey’

Ferris High School Theatre Arts will perform the comedy “Harvey,” beginning Wednesday in the Ferris Auditorium at 7 p.m. Performances will also be held May 5 and 6 and May …


Mad scramble at Riverfront Park egg hunt

Ezra Buck lowered himself to the ground, crouched in a sprinter’s position, his gaze fixed ahead, ready to run when the countdown reached zero. His eagerness was almost palpable.


7,000 eggs gone in minutes

Ezra Buck lowered himself to the ground, crouched in a sprinter’s position, his gaze fixed ahead, ready to run when the countdown reached zero. His eagerness was almost palpable. Then, …


Face Time: Nun, sculptor helped bring art to Expo ’74

Sister Paula Mary Turnbull, of the Convent of the Holy Names in Spokane, is a prolific sculptor whose work includes the garbage-eating goat in Riverfront Park and adorns Spokane Community …


‘Bone’ sculpture leaving play area

A piece of Expo ’74 history is up for grabs. The Spokane Park Board voted unanimously Thursday to remove an unnamed sculpture by Charles W. Smith from Riverfront Park.


Park Board gives up Expo sculpture

An Expo ’74 sculpture will be removed from Riverfront Park, but could be saved if an institution or interested person pays for its removal and can maintain it as a …


Sculpture decision expected today

The Spokane Park Board will decide today if it will remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 from Riverfront Park. The unnamed piece, by Charles W. Smith, has been labeled …


Sculpture’s fate will be decided Thursday

The Spokane Park Board will decide Thursday if it will remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 from Riverfront Park.


City ready to toss Expo-era sculpture

When noted Pacific Northwest artist Charles W. Smith was creating a sculpture in what became Riverfront Park, he was often asked what it represented. “Nothing,” he told a Spokane Daily …


Rally promotes peace, encourages dialogue on race

They lined up wearing cowboy hats and baseball caps. They came on bikes and in strollers, some using walkers and a few leaning on canes, and a bit of spring …


Lights out around the world honor Earth Hour

For an hour Saturday, millions of people and thousands of businesses around the world shut off their lights in recognition of Earth Hour. Landmarks around the world went dark for …


1,200 turn out for Spokane parks job fair

Applicants for the 200 to 250 seasonal jobs at Riverfront Park and other Spokane parks and pools so jammed the lobby of the IMAX on Sunday that the theater was …


Travel way narrowed on park span

Riverfront Park officials have blocked the sidewalks along the powder blue bridge overlooking Spokane Falls after engineers determined the edges of the span no longer can be assured of holding …


Gondola aids rescue of man near river

Spokane rescue crews used a car from the Riverfront Park Skyride to bring a man up from the river’s edge near the Monroe Street Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. Patrons at …


Crews use Gondola car for river rescue

Spokane rescue crews responded to the Monroe Street Bridge about 2:40 p.m. today for a report of a man in the river.


Commission: YMCA ineligible for historic listing

The former YMCA in Riverfront Park is headed for a date with the wrecking ball. The Spokane City-County Historic Landmarks Commission voted 9-0 on Wednesday that the building is not …


Commission rejects historic designation for old Y

The former YMCA in Riverfront Park is headed for a date with the wreaking ball. The Spokane City-County Historic Landmarks Commission voted 9-0 on Wednesday that the building is not …


Old YMCA worth saving? Landmarks panel to decide

It could be the final chapter for the former downtown YMCA. Or it could be the start of more painstaking, political maneuvering.


Man’s body found in Spokane River

The body of a man who appears to be about 30 years old was pulled from the Spokane River on Sunday. Riverfront Park security staff spotted the body just north …


Man jumps to his death from Riverfront Park bridge

A man climbed on top of the Howard Street Bridge in Riverfront Park about 2 p.m. Saturday and jumped into the Spokane River to his death.


Rally’s message in Riverfront Park: Keep sanity alive

After being bombarded by political attack ads from both sides in one of the most contentious elections in years, some Spokane-area residents are fed up with all the “insanity.” Some …


Riverfront Park totem pole gets a makeover

After decades of exposure to the elements, the tattered totem pole in Riverfront Park needed some serious work. The eagle at the top of the totem was missing its head …


Spin Control: Enough already with oohs, aahs over young vote

After listening to decades of hype about young voters, I have a request. Don’t bug me about Rock the Vote, unless it’s something akin to “Rock Around the Clock” the …


National Carousel Association meets in Spokane again

The National Carousel Association returns this week to Spokane – home of a 101-year-old Looff Carrousel – for the group’s annual convention to promote and protect carousels around the country. …


Oktoberfest and Greek Dinner Festival fill weekend calendar

Dust off the lederhosen and dirndl: The Washington Beer Commission is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration Friday through Sunday at Riverfront Park. Beer lovers can hoist a stein for German toasts …


National carousel association convening in Spokane

The National Carousel Association returns this week to Spokane – home of the 101-year-old Looff Carrousel - for the group’s annual convention to promote and protect carousels around the country.


Juvenile Diabetes walk planned for Sept. 26

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes will be Sept. 26 at Riverfront Park. Registration for the 3-mile community event begins at 10 a.m.; the walk begins at …


Repairs force early closure of park’s Rotary Fountain

The Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park has closed early for the season. Maintenance issues have forced the early closure, according to a news release from the city of Spokane Parks …


SpokeFest draws more than 2,000 cyclists – and a gorilla

Bill Bender’s fingerprints are all over SpokeFest, and SpokeFest fingerprints are all over him – or at least his hands. The event organizer posts himself in front of the event’s …


Woman found after downtown Spokane search

Spokane police have located a 23-year-old woman after her purse and cellphone were found in Riverfront Park and her car was found parked a block away.