Stories tagged: Spokane River
Thu., March 14, 2019, 3 a.m.
Mayor David Condon was on Capitol Hill last week pitching the city’s plan to address its problem with sewage overflows into the Spokane River by building massive stormwater reservoirs beneath …
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Spokane’s mayor is to testify before Congress on Thursday, asking for additional funding and support for cities trying to comply with federal clean water requirements.
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 4:56 p.m.
Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
A 2-year-old boy died after falling into the Spokane River west of Nine Mile Falls in north Spokane County on Sunday afternoon.
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6 a.m.
Gonzaga study reveals high levels of microplastics in Spokane River, suggests particles in drinking water as well
The tenuous plastic fibers, visible only through the magnified view of a microscope, sent Jacob Peterson reeling into eddies of anxiety.
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 10 p.m.
Two men walked across the Spokane & Inland Empire railroad bridge, while another man “walked on the planks laid lengthwise on the ties outside the rails.” Little did he realize …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:18 p.m.
A 54-year-old North Idaho woman died in a hospital Monday after her car plunged into the Spokane River near Post Falls.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
It’s been about two weeks since 22-year-old Rachel Bowles drove off a cliff into the Spokane River and drowned, and her family and friends are still grappling with the freak …
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
In our lifetime, the Spokane River and the Rathdrum Prairie/Spokane Valley aquifer have never been cleaner, and they are becoming cleaner still.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
One person is confirmed dead after car goes into the Spokane River.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
Industry requests to lower federal water quality standards are a threat to the public’s safety, putting economic gain over public health and the Spokane River we cherish.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Citing an ongoing federal review of a pollution standard the congresswoman and local interests say is unattainable by current technology, McMorris Rodgers asked the Department of Ecology this week to …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Spokane, other governments continue litigation over chemicals linked to pollution, health risks in Spokane river
After 40 years of research, investigative reporter and publisher Peter Von Stackelberg said he has noticed one constant when it comes to chemical corporations and the government agencies that regulate …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
The Gonzaga University School of Law will host a workshop and talk on PCBs, Monsanto and the Spokane River at 6 p.m. next Thursday in the Barbieri Courtroom at the …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:52 p.m.
According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the woman and alerted authorities at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. She was floating in the river about two blocks east …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Detectives are seeking help identifying a woman whose body was found in the Spokane River on Saturday morning.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Hundreds of volunteers joined the 15th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up on Saturday for a day of hauling mattresses, shopping carts and any garbage or recycling they could find out of …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
The 15th annual Spokane River cleanup is Saturday.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Rules affecting the amount of cancer-causing chemicals flowing into the Spokane River will be reviewed by the Trump administration. Business and industry groups petitioned for the review last year, urging …
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018
The Spokane River connects Idaho and Washington, Natives and white settlers, and a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
An assault suspect waded into the Spokane River after assaulting two people and running from officers, police said in a news release.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
The heat blanketing the Spokane region didn’t just send us two-legged mammals scurrying for cooler climes. Fish in the Spokane River also sought refuge as the air temperature neared 103 …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
The measure, which passed as part of a larger spending package approved by the House of Representatives, prohibits the federal agency from enforcing its new water quality standards in Washington …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 3:40 p.m.
Spokane water may flow next summer to the parched West Plains town of Medical Lake during the dry summer.
Sat., July 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
So-called “Silva Cells,” chambers of fluffy soil and air used to store stormwater, are being constructed with plastic frames beneath several intersections in the historic West Central neighborhood. They’re part …
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:03 p.m.
A few hundred people gathered to hear an avid sportsman, authors and a tribal representative share their contributions to anthology documenting the conflicted and polluted history of the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
A man drowned Sunday afternoon when Spokane police say he entered the river and was not able to stay afloat.
Sun., July 8, 2018, 5 a.m.
Hone up on your knowledge of the Spokane River with this primer, released just in time for Wednesday’s Northwest Passages Book Club gathering featuring “The Spokane River” editor Paul Lindholdt …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the woman who was killed after her raft capsized on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park …