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UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Under new law, City Hall open to the public with no time limit

Spokane City Hall will now officially be open to the public without a time limit after the City Council approved the hotly debated proposal Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Spokane won’t require ride-share users to wear helmets

People riding scooters rented through apps such as Lime will no longer be able to ride on downtown sidewalks. But they won’t be required to wear helmets under a new …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers says full Mueller report should be published

Republicans said the letter from Attorney General William Barr released Sunday should signal an end to the investigations into the activities of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, as special counsel …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

Seven months after Spokane County Jail death, manslaughter case ends in plea deal

Christopher N. Luman, 56, lost consciousness and died shortly after a fistfight with one of his cellmates, Anthony J. Weber, in the early hours of Aug. 9.


New public art sculptures at Spokane’s pedestrian bridge recall artists’ story

Steely and mirror-like, the new sculptures on either side of Spokane’s new pedestrian bridge are, quite literally, a place of reflection.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Father of Sandy Hook victim who spoke at Gonzaga died by suicide

The father of a six-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary victim died by suicide on Monday. Jeremy Richman spoke at Gonzaga University last April about the connection between the brain and violence, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

U-Haul converting former Kmart into self-storage facility

U-Haul is converting a former Kmart site on Spokane’s east side into a retail store with self-storage units.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10 p.m.

Spokane man treated for smoke inhalation after Sunday morning apartment fire

Firefighters responded about 2 a.m. to the Mt. Vernon Terrace apartments, 3106 S. Mt. Vernon St., after neighbors reported hearing the sound of smoke alarms, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 6:28 a.m.

Then and Now: Single-room occupancy hotels rose to fill Spokane’s growth needs

Single-room occupancy hotels accommodated downtown Spokane’s booming early 1900s, including the Albany, Regal and Stanford hotels. Rooms had a bed, sink, wardrobe and little else.


Year-round boxing, mentorship program puts Spokane police, gym owner in at-risk youths’ corner

The Spokane Police Department and Spokane Boxing Club are teaming up to mentor at-risk youth by providing a local version of a year-round boxing program created by the Police Athletic …


Getting There: Artists-in-residence explore what defines Washington transportation

Two artists-in-residence hired by the state aim to bring a creative touch to Washington’s transportation goals, such as alternatives to single-motorist commuting.


Loss of street fair has Garland pondering next step

As the Garland Street Fair ends, some businesses mourn, while some hope new volunteers will carry on the tradition.


Idaho’s U.S. senator Risch: Evidence ‘did not come close’ to collusion by Trump

Idaho’s U.S. senator Jim Risch says the evidence “did not come close” to collusion by President Trump. In a statement, he praised special counsel Robert Mueller’s handling of the investigation …


UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Another Stoneman Douglas student dies in apparent suicide, the second in a week

A student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School died in an “apparent suicide” on Saturday night, Coral Springs, Florida, police said, just a week after a 19-year-old survivor of the …


Rancher under investigation after 29 dead cows found

An Idaho sheep rancher is under investigation for animal cruelty after 29 dead cows were seen off Highway 395 near Pasco, Washington


Inslee visits Portland training center on campaign stop

The governor of Washington toured a labor union training center in Oregon as part of his campaign for president. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Gov. Jay Inslee on Saturday toured the …


American Airlines extends 737 Max-related cancellations

American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the …


Cruise ship stranded off Norway reaches shore

Accompanied by tug boats, the Viking Sky cruise ship has limped into the Norwegian port of Molde more than a day after issuing a mayday call in a storm that …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10:45 a.m.

Front & Center: Visit Spokane’s new leader seeks to enhance metro area’s appeal as a destination city

Meg Winchester, who became president and CEO of Visit Spokane in late January, is focusing on put the Lilac City on the map as a destination for tourists and convention …


Downtown cameras, security measures would be pushed under new plan considered by Spokane City Council

The panel is being asked to give its OK to a program that would encourage downtown businesses to put up more lighting and cameras to combat crime by giving them …



UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 6:45 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: World-renowned cellist Pablo Casals gets lost in the beauty of Spokane

World-famous cellist Pablo Casals and his wife took a sightseeing tour of Spokane prior to his concert at the Davenport Hotel.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 3:02 p.m.

Effort to move to all-year daylight saving time gaining steam in Congress as Patty Murray backs effort

It appears that state lawmakers would prefer to go on permanent daylight saving time. Can that lead to a nationwide switch?


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration near completion of 737 Max 8 flight control system overhaul

Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration are nearing completion of a long-awaited software and training overhaul for the 737 Max 8 commercial jetliner’s flight control systems, both organizations confirmed Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Robotics competition draws crowds, springboards youth into engineering fields

The West Valley High School gym was transformed into a robotics arena Saturday, as the annual FIRST Washington robotics competition took place.


100 years ago in Spokane: Mayor makes bold prediction of a combined city and county government

Spokane Mayor C.M. Fassett made a bold – and wrong – prediction when he said the city and county governments would some day be combined.


Business is booming, says Spokane Valley mayor at annual address

Spokane Valley was poised for growth last year with its balanced budget, new city hall and infrastructure projects – and now those efforts are showing.


Federal lawsuit claims sheriff’s captain was fired over drug money dispute

A federal lawsuit alleging that the Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger orchestrated the firing of a captain in retaliation for informing the county about the misuse of drug forfeiture money …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 2:16 p.m.

Gonzaga’s senior women show leadership comes in many different forms

Most freshman college basketball players just want to get into the game. Sophomores want to score. Juniors want to start. And seniors simply want to win. Especially the seniors on …


Sue Lani Madsen: Showing true compassion for the homeless must include a candid assessment

A blue sedan turned into the side street as our patrol car pulled up to the stop sign, the driver frantically waving for attention. It had so far been an …