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Defense attorney appointed to Idaho death penalty case

An attorney qualified to handle death penalty cases has been appointed to represent the Washington state man accused of stabbing to death a cab driver in northern Idaho.


Wine Flies Free from GEG

Spokane is one of nine cities in Washington state and 29 in the western U.S. included in the program, available to the airline’s mileage plan members.


Sleep Inn hotel slated near Spokane International

A $6.5 million, 51,400-square-foot, three-story hotel will be built near the Spokane International Airport, according to Spokane County permit data.


Spokane airport urges travelers to arrive 90 minutes before boarding times

Catching a flight in Spokane? You’d better get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your scheduled boarding time during the peak of spring travel.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Security equipment repaired at Spokane airport

Malfunctioning X-ray equipment used to screen carry-on baggage required overnight maintenance at the Spokane International Airport, leading to warnings of long lines from Transportation Security Administration and airport officials.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Spokane flights diverted, delayed as heavy fog blankets airport

Heavy fog circling Spokane International Airport Monday led to flight cancellations, delays and a number of passengers re-routed to Seattle.


Drones beneath the Christmas tree: What to know before you fly

This winter, airports have more to worry about than just snowy weather and slick runways. There’s a new source of anxiety waiting under the Christmas tree: drones.


The Dirt: Kootenai Health looks to $4.3M pharmacy project

Kootenai Health has been issued permits for a $4.3 million pharmacy expansion, the tail end of work on a $45.2 million project expanding the hospital’s emergency department and operating rooms.


Spokane International Airport terminal renovations include restrooms, meeting rooms

Spokane International Airport will see $153,000 in improvement work, including renovations to terminal restrooms and meeting rooms, according to city permit records.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

TSA airport screenings toughen for electronic devices

It might be time to rethink packing that extra e-reader or tablet during your holiday travels.


Man accused of killing driver in Idaho undergoes evaluation

A Washington state man accused of killing a cab driver in Idaho was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, putting criminal proceedings on hold.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

Southwest will offer daily, nonstop service from Spokane to San Jose in 2018

Southwest Airlines will begin offering daily, nonstop service to from Spokane International Airport to San Jose next year.


The Dirt: Airport Marriott property in planning stages

Tharaldson Hospitality Management, based in Decatur, Illinois, has discussed with airport officials a proposal to construct a four-story hotel with 110 rooms on a 2.6-acre site near the airport terminal.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

Uber, Lyft not putting a dent into parking revenue at Spokane International

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are being welcomed at Spokane International Airport, where parking revenue has remained steady.


Spokane Airport eyeing major improvements

Spokane International Airport officials are considering a $110 million expansion and renovation in coming years.


Spokane and Walla Walla airports get federal grants for infrastructure needs

Airports in Spokane and Walla Walla received federal grants for improvements to rehabilitate runways, taxiways and lighting.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:16 p.m.

Spokane County, City Hall announce ‘historic’ economic partnership with Spokane International Airport

The establishment of a new public development authority will allow both governments to work to recruit businesses at the West Plains regional transportation and economic hub without fear of competing …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

American Airlines launches direct service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Spokane

American Airlines had a sold-out flight for its Wednesday launch of nonstop service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Spokane International Airport.


Finding her American father: Spokane woman meets her biological dad

Spokane resident Kim Loan Nguyen met her father for the first time Sunday through a program that helps Vietnamese Amerasians connect with their biological fathers.


United kicks off new flights to SF and Chicago

United Airlines on Thursday kicked off its first new flights to San Francisco and Chicago


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 8 p.m.

Spokane airport opposes privatizing air traffic control

Privatization of the nation’s air traffic control system was met Monday with skepticism in many quarters, including Spokane.


Five new nonstop flights to take off in Spokane this summer

Five new nonstop flights between Spokane International Airport and cities across the country take off this summer, beginning Sunday when Southwest Airlines launches daily service to San Diego. The seasonal …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 11 p.m.

Spokane Airport CEO sees problems with push for private air traffic control

A proposal to turn air traffic control over to the private sector would put Spokane International Airport at risk of reduced staffing and higher fees, airport CEO Larry Krauter said …


Spokane Airport changes luggage screening systems

Air travelers in Spokane are seeing changes in the way they check their bags at Concourse C


New flights boosting travel options at Spokane airport

Spokane air travelers will now have more options for getting to faraway locations


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:47 p.m.

United Airlines to add Spokane service to Chicago, San Francisco

United Airlines will add new flights from Spokane to San Francisco and Chicago this summer.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Travel through Spokane Airport rises 3.2 percent in 2016

Travelers stepped on and off commercial planes 3.2 million times at Spokane International Airport last year, which was a 3.2 percent increase over 2015, year-end numbers show. That also was …


Weather forces delay in flight arrivals at Spokane airport

Closure of Spokane International Airport runways because of weather conditions has delayed several flights scheduled to arrive late Sunday night, according to the airport’s website. Southwest Flight 3518 from Oakland, …


Getting There: TSA is ready to help those with medical issues get to their planes

Airport security officers want people with medical issues to know they can get through security without embarrassment


Then and Now: Spokane International Airport

At first, Spokane’s new airport was a Depression-era economic development project. Spokane County eventually bought 2 square miles on the West Plains in 1938 for a “super-airport” to be known …