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UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

New Costco store opens Friday north of Spokane with more workers, more floorspace and a roundabout

The building’s built, the roundabout’s ready and the new Costco warehouse store north of Spokane will open this Friday at 8 a.m.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Deaconess family room lets parents stay near hospitalized infants, children

MultiCare Deaconess and the Ronald McDonald House partnered to provide a new family room near the hospital’s neonatal ICU for parents and family. Amenities include shower facilities, a kitchen and …


Swimmers flock to city pools to beat the heat with free-pass program

All six Spokane city pools have increased patronage this year thanks to the city’s free SplashPass program and rising temperatures.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Bike lanes and bus stops set to change Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane

Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane will look very different soon, with fewer lanes, redesigned transit stops and bikeways the likes of which Spokane has never seen.


Paul Turner: A few alternatives for measuring time

Labor Day is seven weeks from today. But that’s simply going by the calendar. How quickly will it


Sweeney’s second act: Spokane-born ‘SNL’ alum relaunches her Hollywood career

Ten years ago, Julia Sweeney dropped out of Hollywood. After four seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” two acclaimed stage monologues, “God Said ‘Ha!’” and “Letting Go of God,” appearances on …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Red flag warning and burn ban goes into affect

Amid read flag warnings and a burn ban for Central and Eastern Washington, several fires sparked around Spokane Friday afternoon and evening.


Olympians, national champions compete at Taekwondo Championships in Spokane

Nearly 1,000 athletes from over 40 countries are competing at the 2018 Pan Am Taekwondo Championships in Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Writers and readers explore the history of the Spokane River

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: Tue., July 10, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Getting to be a kid and reclaiming childhood fun at Camp Goodtimes

Children and families affected by childhood cancer make memories at a free summer camp near Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Red flag warning in Spokane due to overnight, morning thunderstorms

Forecasted wind gusts reaching 50 mph and lightning could combine to spark wildfires in the Columbia Basin, on the Palouse and near Spokane, the National Weather Service warned. The warning …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

Paul Turner: Of backyard magpies, raccoons, moose … and eagles?

Anyone seen a pterodactyl in Browne’s Addition? Or maybe just a moose?


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Starbucks, some Spokane coffee shops switching to eco-friendly straws

The Seattle megachain of coffee shops has begun to stop offering plastic straws and is providing recyclable strawless lids at locations in Washington and Oregon. That includes a downtown Spokane …


Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at second ‘Pints and Politics’ event July 30

The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Community Forum will host Gov. Jay Inslee for a July 30 Town Hall in Spokane.


Greenstone Homes: No arterial in proposed 25-acre South Hill development

A proposal to develop 25 acres of vacant land on Spokane’s South Hill – land that neighbors used as a defacto park for decades – is moving forward, and officials …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Hamilton’s westbound Interstate 90 on-ramp to close for repairs

For motorists who use Hamilton Street’s westbound on-ramp to I-90, mark your calendars for Halloween. Because that’s the next time you’ll get to use the road.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Spokane depression rate higher than state, national averages

Spokane has a higher rate of depression than both Washington and the U.S., according to a study published this month from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.


Paul Turner: Ground rules for mowing my lawn

Every once in a while a mumbling kid will show up on our porch and ask if I would like to have our lawn mowed.


Local teacher hopes to become first mother to complete American Ninja Warrior

Local physical education teacher Sandy Zimmerman says her goal as a contestant on the show “American Ninja Warrior” is to become the first mom to complete the famously difficult obstacle …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Carl Maxey Center, a hub for local African-American community, proposed for East Central

A community center devoted to Spokane’s African-American population, and named after Carl Maxey, an icon of the local civil rights movement, has been proposed for the East Central neighborhood.


Woman hospitalized after falling in water near Riverfront Park

A woman was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after she fell from a pedestrian bridge onto rocks near Riverfront Park.


Getting There: Time to reconsider our approach to uncontrolled intersections

It’s time to expand the idea of common space to something that’s very common in the United States, even in Spokane: The uncontrolled intersection.


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Hoopfest 2018 wraps up with family, food and more than a few sprained ankles

Family, food and fun: A rundown of Sunday’s events as Hoopfest 2018 draws to a close.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Josh Heytvelt using Hoopfest to fuel his competetive basketball fire

Before Josh Heytvelt lost his first game Saturday in the elite men’s division of Hoopfest, the former Gonzaga big man had touched a basketball maybe five times in the last …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

Joining actions around the country, more than 1,000 in Spokane protest family separation

A crowd of about a thousand gathered in Grant Park on Saturday to protest the immigration policies that have led to family separation at the southern border, and insist that …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Still going strong: Hoopfest’s elder players look back on nearly three decades of competition

Hoopfest is an event for all comers, and athletes from second grade to age 77 squared off Saturday in the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, now in its 29th year.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Body found in overturned kayak on Long Lake

A marine unit and dive team members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office discovered the body of a deceased kayaker on Long Lake in the area of the Nine Mile …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Stolen car catches fire during north Spokane County pursuit

A stolen vehicle caught fire on Hazard Road while the driver was attempting to evade a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy this morning.


SkyRide opens for Hoopfest weekend

The Sky Ride at Riverfront Park will have its official opening this Friday at 10 a.m., just in time for Hoopfest. “We couldn’t miss this opportunity,” said Jon Moog, director …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

City gears up for Hoopfest 2018

More than 6,000 teams will face off in downtown Spokane this weekend for the region’s annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoopfest.