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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Putin, political gridlock and Ronald Reagan’s squirrels: Colin Powell shares musings, anecdotes at Whitworth forum

Colin Powell remembers the last day he served as secretary of state: Jan. 26, 2005. He got the news that he was being replaced by Condoleezza Rice while he was …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

Westboro Baptist Church plans Spokane demonstrations at Lewis and Clark High School, Gonzaga

Members of the hatemongering Westboro Baptist Church plan to demonstrate at several locations in Spokane on Thursday and Friday, including Lewis and Clark High School, Gonzaga University and the Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Spokane to host 2019 national roller championships

The 2019 USA Roller Sports National Championships will bring about 3,000 contestants to the Spokane Convention Center next summer for nearly a month of youth and adult competitions, generating about …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Pence, on campaign stop in Spokane, says D.C. needs McMorris Rodgers

Vice President Mike Pence called U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers “one of the most important voices in Washington, D.C.” during a campaign luncheon for the Republican congresswoman Tuesday afternoon at …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

Protesters inflate Baby Trump balloon outside Spokane campaign fundraiser featuring Mike Pence

It was Vice President Mike Pence who visited Spokane on Tuesday. But the focus of protesters outside his campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was his boss.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence to appear for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in downtown Spokane on Tuesday

The vice president, a former colleague of McMorris Rodgers in the U.S. House of Representatives, will speak at an afternoon fundraiser at the Spokane Convention Center. Tickets to the event …


‘American Ninja Warrior’ competitor Nolan Gardner to speak at Hoedown for Hope

The fundraiser benefits Spokane Hearing Oral Program of Excellence, or HOPE.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Red Pill Expo brings leading contrarians to Spokane

An event that falls somewhere between the 2016 Oregon standoff and the movie “Matrix” kicks off Thursday at the Spokane Convention Center with the premier of a movie honoring slain …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Lilac City Comicon draws self-proclaimed geeks and fans of nerd culture

Sunday at the convention, while slower and more laid back than Saturday’s affair, still saw hundreds of people passing through to look at comic books, buy art for their walls, …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Outdoors Expo helps turn minds to warmer weather

For the thousands who passed through the Spokane Convention Center over the weekend to check out this year’s Great Outdoors and Bike Expo, it didn’t matter it was 30 degrees …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Women’s March aims to draw thousands to downtown Spokane on Sunday

A year after the Women’s March brought an estimated 8,000 people to downtown Spokane following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, organizers expect a smaller, less politically charged affair this time.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 9:12 p.m.

With swords and stagecraft, a Renaissance ‘Kids Night’ launches 2018 with flair

Knights and swords and New Year’s, oh my.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Man arrested in connection with violent sexual assault at downtown bus stop

Spokane police are investigating a woman’s claim that she was violently raped at a bus stop in downtown Spokane Saturday night.


Stephanie Curran named chief executive of Spokane Public Facilities District

Curran, 50, who started her career in the district managing the catering services at the INB Performing Arts Center, will take over for longtime executive Kevin Twohig, who announced his …


UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Kevin Twohig to retire as CEO of Spokane Public Facilities District

Kevin Twohig is retiring after 16 years as the chief executive officer of the Spokane Public Facilities District, which owns and operates the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the Spokane Convention …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

Lilac City Comicon celebrates artists, writers from Pacific Northwest

Lilac City Comicon, now a two-day event, celebrates artists and writers from the Pacific Northwest.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Spokane Ag Expo expected to draw crowd of more than 6,000

The Spokane Ag Expo is one of the largest agriculture trade shows in the Pacific Northwest, with more than 6,000 people expected to attend this year’s 40th annual event.


Trump guarantees he’ll win Washington in November at Spokane rally

More than 3,000 people are waiting at the Spokane Convention Center to hear Donald Trump less than a week before he became the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Crowds outside, …


Spokane sounds off as Donald Trump rolls into town

Many of those waiting in line outside the Spokane Convention Center on Saturday to catch a glimpse of the man likely to carry the mantle of the Republican party in …


UPDATED: Sat., May 7, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

Twitter rundown: Donald Trump in Spokane

Donald Trump’s campaign has reserved and paid for two halls at the Spokane Convention Center, room for more than 5,000 supporters, for a Saturday rally.


Spokane prepares for Donald Trump

When Donald Trump arrives in Spokane on Saturday, presumably by landing at the airport aboard the Boeing-built 757 jet he calls Trump Force One, the city will be ready for …


Ted Cruz officially cancels Wednesday campaign stop in Spokane

Ted Cruz, who ended his presidential campaign Tuesday following a defeat in the Indiana primaries, has also canceled a campaign event in Spokane on Wednesday. The junior senator from Texas …


Cruz suspends campaign, rally in Spokane likely off

Fresh off Tuesday’s Indiana primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will head to Spokane. Cruz’s campaign announced Tuesday that Cruz will hold a rally at the Spokane Convention Center at 3 …


Spokane County wants input on $250,000 website redesign

Two open houses will be held at the Spokane Convention Center on Thursday for members of the public to weigh in on what they want to see as part of …


Doug Clark: Sci-fi lovers picked great week to pay visit

How crazy is it here in Smokane? So crazy I took shelter at the science fiction convention for a dose of reality.


‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraisers deliver surprise, disappointment

“Antiques Roadshow” on PBS is all about possibilities. Is Great-Grandma’s brooch worth some serious money or is its worth measured only in sentimental value? Thousands of people got opportunities to …


At Antiques Roadshow in Spokane, a $300,000 painting and more

Thousands of people got the opportunities to learn more about their treasures Saturday as Antiques Roadshow set up shop in the Spokane Convention Center for the day.


Expansion puts Spokane Convention Center in running for biggest events

The Spokane Convention Center threw open its doors Tuesday to a newly expanded facility that takes greater advantage of its location next to the Spokane River. A grand opening celebration …


Spotlight: Art at Convention Center spice up expansion

With the expansion project at the Spokane Convention Center recently completed, it’s time to take a look at the four new pieces of public art that will grace the indoor …


Ag Expo highlights trends in data use, outdoor technology

Bigger digs for the Spokane Ag Expo this year means more room for a variety of technological innovations. “It’s not just about the tractors,” said David Dobbins, president of the …