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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

New rail project on West Plains aims to help county recruit Boeing factory

Spokane county, city and airport officials are building a $2 million short-line rail on the West Plains with hopes it can help attract more aerospace and manufacturing companies.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Near-record number of travelers expected next week; weather promises to be fair

Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.


Here are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ recent bills that became law and her votes on high-profile legislation

The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Foggy conditions cause flight diversions from Sea-Tac to Spokane

A blanket of fog over the Seattle area was blamed for multiple flights being diverted to the Spokane International Airport, causing delays Friday for local takeoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 3:03 p.m.

Attorney: Take death penalty off table in N. Idaho stabbing death of cab driver

A defense attorney said a man charged with first-degree murder in northern Idaho shouldn’t face the death penalty due to his young age.


Alaska Airlines begins direct Spokane-San Diego service Tuesday

Alaska Airlines on Tuesday begins direct service from Spokane to San Diego.


Springhill Suites hotel planned near Spokane Airport

A 109-room, $10 million Springhill Suites hotel will be built near the Spokane International Airport, according to city permit records.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:57 p.m.

Spokane airport runway work reroutes flight approach paths

South Hill residents will notice more flights over their neighborhood through the end of September.


Front & Center: Airport CEO focuses on what’s on the ground

During a recent interview, Spokane Airports CEO Larry Krauter discussed baseball, airline speed dating and wristwatches.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

Frontier nonstop service between Spokane and Las Vegas starts Monday

Frontier Airlines starts nonstop service between Spokane to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport on Monday afternoon with a flight to the Nevada city.


Amazon roll-out in Spokane follows growth in Prime subscriptions; among 7 fulfillment centers announced this year

Amazon’s desire to be closer to your doorstep is behind the company’s plans for a massive distribution center near the Spokane International Airport.


Amazon brings its order fulfillment machine to Spokane

Online retail giant Amazon is now officially putting down roots in Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Amazon confirms plans for fulfillment center near airport

After months of speculation, Amazon confirmed it’s the entity behind a huge warehouse planned near Spokane International Airport.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Spokane airport adding 1,300 parking spaces to accommodate growth

Responding to record rapid growth, the Spokane International Airport is expanding its parking by nearly 1,300 spaces.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Additional security checkpoint lane at Spokane airport designed to accommodate increase in travelers

At ease, summer flyers. There’s a brand new fifth lane for security at the Spokane International Airport.


Alaska Airlines to start direct daily service from Spokane to San Diego

Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that it will offer nonstop flights daily between Spokane and San Diego beginning this fall.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Frontier announces direct flights from Spokane to Vegas

Beginning in August, Frontier Airlines will offer twice weekly, nonstop service to Las Vegas from Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Installation of signs on Airport Drive mean early morning detours at Spokane airport

Spokane International Airport officials have announced installation over the next two weeks of new overhead signs on Airport Drive, both inbound and outbound the next two weeks. The work will …


Conceptual plans filed with Spokane County for Amazon-like warehouse near the airport

An unnamed company has submitted conceptual plans for a huge warehouse near the Spokane International Airport. An Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment Thursday on whether the e-commerce giant was checking …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

Airborne ICU in 747 touches down in Spokane for nationwide Ebola drill

On Wednesday, Spokane participated in Tranquil Terminus, a drill to test a nationwide system. It’s the first federal exercise to simulate moving multiple patients with highly infectious diseases around the …


Southwest Airlines direct flights from Spokane to San Jose begin

Frequent flyers to San Jose got a leg up this week, with Southwest Airlines beginning its daily, nonstop service between Spokane and the Bay Area city.


Major renovation, expansion planned for Spokane International Airport

Spokane International Airport officials are moving forward with a $130 million reconstruction project to meet passenger growth by expanding terminals, remodeling security checkpoints and adding a central baggage claim hall.


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Frontier Airlines to resume flights from Spokane airport

After a three-year hiatus, Denver-based Frontier Airlines will resume flights to and from Denver on April 30.


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.