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Fire damages home Wednesday evening

Firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the corner of North Cincinnati Street and East Carlisle Avenue.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Spokane’s Bishop Daly doubles down on criticism of Vatican after order to hold off on internal reforms

Spokane’s bishop doubled down on his criticism of the Vatican Thursday, saying its decision to bar U.S. dioceses from taking action on the ongoing sexual abuse crisis within the church …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Search continues Thursday for Spokane man who mysteriously disappeared in Santa Clara after 49ers football game

The search continued Thursday for a Spokane man who disappeared Monday night after a San Francisco 49es football game in Santa Clara, California.


Local jewelry-maker brings a new kind of artwork to library’s creator in residence program

Jewelry-maker Sondra Barrington is November’s creator in residence at the North Spokane Library, but if you haven’t signed up for her classes, it’s too late. “They’re all full, with wait …


Thousands of calls and 43 years later, fire Capt. Greg Borg ready to hang up uniform

For 43 years, Spokane Fire Department Capt. Greg Borg, 68, has answered the call –actually thousands of calls.


Birds of prey on display at learning center

The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center will host a “Raptor Rampage” open house Saturday and no, that doesn’t have anything to do with dinosaurs. Instead the center will showcase its …


Come sunshine, rain or snow, the Mt. Spokane equestrian team will be ready to ride

It was a chilly night in the barn Monday and the horses of students from the Mt. Spokane High School Equestrian Team made their way through an obstacle course with …


Rob Curley: Come help us close out the Kettle Kickoff charity drive – we’ve got ‘Olaf’ your Christmas cheer right here

Last year, our newspaper was asked to participate in the Salvation Army’s Kettle Kickoff. We were all ready. But I was especially ready. Dressed as Santa, the generosity I saw …


Feature creature: L.A.

LA is a great gal with lots of energy. LA enjoys playing with toys and is food motivated. She will need an active home that keeps her engaged and provides …


100 years ago in Spokane: Nurses battling flu lauded; Washington Cracker Co. changes name

The Spokesman-Review honored the heroes in the battle against the Spanish flu: the nurses at the city’s emergency influenza hospital. “They have worked often for 48 hours at a stretch,” …


After 131 years, Dodson’s Jewelry – Spokane’s longest-running retail business – is closing

The story of Dodson’s Jewelry spans well over a century. But after 131 years of family ownership, the story of the oldest retail store in Spokane is coming to an …


Front Porch: Letters to home

The letters by Jack Rogers came from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from Camp Pontchartrain, Louisiana, from Dutch East Indies, New Guinea, and the Philippines – approximately 150 in all.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on working in the minority, leadership of her party and specter of impeachment

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers spoke Wednesday about the prospects in a House of Representatives led by Democrats for the first time since 2011. She said there were no grounds for …


Deer Park rancher Beryl Baker leaves behind philanthropic, land legacy

A $1 million fund established in the names of his two sons whose lives were cut short in the 1980s isn’t the only gift Beryl Baker left behind. His sprawling …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Spokane police investigating death of man shot during sex

Spokane police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Human remains found at construction site in Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department says human remains were found Tuesday night at Eighth Avenue and Mullan Street near McEuen Park.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Man facing vehicular assault charges after allegedly causing head-on collision on Upriver Drive

A man faces possible vehicular assault charges after police say he crossed the center line on Upriver Drive Tuesday evening and crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle while driving intoxicated.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Spokane ranked among best mid-sized cities for retirement

Spokane has turned up on another national list – this time for best places to retire. Livability.com ranked Spokane No. 7 out of 10 for affordable cities with attributes retirees …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Real estate analyst site ranks Spokane Valley second best in state for buying over renting

Spokane Valley is the second-best city in Washington in which to buy, rather than rent, a home, according to real estate data analyst company Homearea.com.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Under threat of lawsuit, Idaho temporarily closes spring steelhead fishing statewide

Under threat of a lawsuit, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend steelhead fishing on the Snake River, Salmon River and other waterways throughout the …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

Pullman police release video showing 2017 arrest of former Cougars cornerback

Treshon Broughton, who graduated from WSU last year after two seasons as a cornerback on the school’s football team, was arrested inside Bob’s Corner Market on Feb. 18, 2017, in …


Hate crime reports in Spokane spike in 2017

Reported hate crimes in Spokane rose by 175 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to new data released Tuesday by the FBI.


100 years ago in Spokane: City health board continues ban on public gatherings as flu deaths rise

For the past few days, Spokane residents had nurtured the hope that the monthlong ban on public gatherings would be lifted. Yet after Dr. J.B. Anderson recited the grim statistics, …


Spokane to purchase new armored vehicle

The city will soon spend about $305,000 on a new armored vehicle for the Spokane Police Department, which uses money one City Council member said should be used on new …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:26 a.m.

Spokane Valley hires D.C. lobbyist to help land federal transportation funding

The city of Spokane Valley has hired a lobbyist to help the city secure federal transportation funding for future rail projects.


Current, former Spokane bishops respond to Vatican’s order on sexual abuse crisis

An order from the Vatican on Monday widened a rift in the Roman Catholic Church over how to handle the ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the United States. That rift …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

Heart sculptures set for move to safer spots

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane is relocating downtown’s heart sculptures to more secure locations following vandalism that damaged several of the pieces.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Skate Ribbon opens on Saturday for its second winter

Spokane’s Skate Ribbon is slated to open Saturday


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Spokane police oversight panel pushes for further probe into officer conduct during summer protest

Following the recommendation of Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue, a civilian panel voted unanimously Tuesday night for a deeper look into the actions of an officer responding to a protester …


Police catch burglars after victim finds stolen items for sale online

Spokane Police officers arrested two men Saturday in connection with the theft of guns and guitars from cars. Police caught the suspects after the victim of the burglaries helped police …