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Former railroad span now links office park, Centennial Trail

Bill Kessler, of Spokane, has a new shortcut to get to the Centennial Trail. Kessler, who travels on foot, was heading to a ballgame Friday at Mission Park when he …


Commissioners consider new slate of jail options

Spokane County officials are reconsidering their 2010 choice to build a new jail at the Medical Lake interchange off Interstate 90. The selection of the Medical Lake site from among …


Pioneer family member dies at 95

James Patrick McGoldrick II – successful businessman, aviation leader and collector – died last week at age 95 in one of the boats he kept at his Pend Oreille River …


Spokane will lose SWA flights to Portland

Southwest Airlines is planning to drop its Spokane service to Portland starting Jan 6. The airline’s Spokane station manager, J.C. Evans, said the decision follows Southwest’s move to drop service …


Inaugural Plane Pull benefits the Special Olympics

They huffed and puffed, heaved and hoed. The men and women had a mighty task ahead of them: drag a Boeing 727 aircraft 12 feet down the tarmac.


Spokane lands Hawaii nonstop

Allegiant Air, a discount airline that serves mostly small to midsize cities, will begin weekly nonstop flights from Spokane to Honolulu in February. The once-per-week flight will leave on Saturday …


Airline announces weekly Spokane-Hawaii service

Allegiant Air, a discount airline that serves mostly small to midsized cities, will begin weekly nonstop flights from Spokane to Honolulu in February.


Getting There: Grant will help airport cut planes’ emissions

Spokane International Airport is getting green on the tarmac. The airport is undertaking a $2.8 million project to reduce exhaust emissions from aircraft and ground-based generators.


Gov. Jindal visits Spokane for McKenna fundraiser

The frontrunner to be the Republican nominee for Washington governor brought a GOP star to Spokane on Wednesday to help raise money for his campaign. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal – …


Cargo pilot indicted on drunken flying charge

A commercial cargo pilot was drunk when he landed a plane at the Spokane International Airport in April, federal prosecutors allege.


FedEx donates practice plane to Spokane airport

Spokane International Airport took possession Wednesday of a well-traveled Boeing 727-200 through a donation by its owner, FedEx Express. The plane will be moved to a corner of the airport …


FedEx 727 is gift for training

Spokane airport firefighters, other emergency responders and college students are soon going to have a large jet aircraft to use for training. FedEx Express is donating the airframe of one …


Giant cargo jet over Spokane was a 747-8F

That gigantic jet flying over Spokane today and yesterday was a Boeing 747-800 being prepped for delivery to Luxembourg.


Congress passes bill reauthorizing FAA spending

Approval Monday of legislation to reauthorize spending by the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to bring more than $40 million in investment for Spokane International Airport and Felts Field over …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2012, 4:29 p.m.

Snow warning upgraded by Weather Service

The National Weather Service has upgraded its snow advisory to winter storm warning for the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas after heavier-than-expected snow arrived today. Elsewhere, freezing rain in Washington …


Getting There: Leaders work to draw companies to West Plains

Local leaders hope that a sprawling new Caterpillar Logistics plant on the West Plains is the first in a series of new business arrivals near the airport. Vacant land surrounding …


Votes usher in new power

There’s a new majority in town. The Spokane City Council’s new, more conservative majority flexed its muscle in its first meeting of the year on Monday when it voted 4-2 …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 22, 2011, 8:07 a.m.

Hydraulic leak prompts United flight to land in Spokane

A United Airlines flight made an unscheduled stop in Spokane due to a hydraulic fluid leak Wednesday night, leaving the 157 passengers bound for Portland to spend the night here.


Two aviation service companies to be sold

A Denver company is buying two Spokane aviation service companies and will combine them into a single operation. Ross Aviation is acquiring XN Air and Spokane Airways; both are located …


County to decide on property tax hike

County commissioners considered a tax increase Tuesday and adopted an interim zoning ordinance they hope will lure a Boeing manufacturing plant. The zoning ordinance would raise the height limit in …


Emotional crowd welcomes WWII veterans home from D.C. visit

Bill Osterman, one of 26 World War II veterans who flew to Washington, D.C., over the weekend, got a welcome-home celebration at the Spokane International Airport that brought tears to …


Briefcase

Freight up at airport, passengers down Traffic at Spokane International Airport was down in September following a reduction in the number of flights and available seats through Spokane.


Baggage theft suspects arrested

Three people were arrested on suspicion of stealing baggage at Spokane International Airport this week after airport police set up surveillance a day after a rash of stolen bags was …


Safer airport runway opens

The main runway at Spokane International Airport reopened to regular airline service on Saturday after being closed for a major upgrade in recent months. More than 100 workers moved dirt …


Getting There: Airport director dropping Wi-Fi, cart fees

Airline passengers annoyed by add-on fees will be pleased that Spokane International Airport is listening. Passenger surveys in recent years have shown that people who fly, many of whom are …


FAA dispute jeopardizes airport projects in Spokane, CdA

Inland Northwest airports may have major construction projects knocked off track by a congressional fight over the Federal Aviation Administration. A $3.3 million grant to finish a runway reconstruction at …


Horizon arrives to fill Southwest departure

Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air announced today it is going to fill the void left by Southwest Airlines in the decision by Southwest earlier this week to terminate direct service between Spokane …


Getting There: Airplane painting business takes flight

Rod Friese grew up in South Dakota, where out of high school he took a job painting trucks. Within a few years, he got a better job painting airplanes for …


Getting There: Runway work reaches halfway point at airport

Fifteen trucks ferry concrete in a constant stream to the northeast end of the main runway at Spokane International Airport. More than 100 workers are on the job, building a …


Decades later, servicemen’s remains returning to Spokane

A Marine private lost at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943 and an Army captain who died as a prisoner of the North Koreans in 1951 are finally coming home …