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100 years ago in Spokane: 3,000 welcome returning World War I soldiers at Great Northern Depot

Spokane gave a delirious welcome to hundreds of returning soldiers at the Great Northern Depot.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Spokane airport security not affected by TSA sickouts, airport says

Spokane International Airport reported business as usual, despite a record number of TSA screener sickouts nationally, stemming from the partial government shutdown which began a month ago.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Roads expected to be slick for Wednesday commute in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

A storm will bring heavy mountain snow and a potentially treacherous morning commute to the Inland Northwest on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Thousands turn out for Spokane march honoring MLK

Two-and-a-half-year-old Aveline Jones plodded in her yellow shoes, pink pants and black coat with her hand firmly in her mother’s grasp Monday as they joined about 3,000 other marchers to …

Then and Now: Cohn Bros. Furniture

The name Cohn has been associated with the furniture business for more than 130 years. The extensive Russian Jewish clan, along with several other families, arrived in Oregon in the …

East Central neighborhood rising with plans for Carl Maxey Center

For years, many buildings in East Central Spokane between Altamont and Thor streets sat vacant and dilapidated. Now, residents are revitalizing the neighborhood – specifically along Fifth Avenue – with …

100 years ago: Crisis erupts as shipyards go on strike

An estimated 40,000 workers went on strike in the big shipyards of Seattle and Tacoma, precipitating a crisis.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Closures, events around the city

Most of the City of Spokane and Spokane County government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday, with only some public works services and …

America’s original tobacco state considers hiking the smoking and vaping age to 21

RICHMOND, Va. – Some prominent legislators are backing a bill to raise the minimum age for buying cigarettes and vapes from 18 to 21 in Virginia, a state where tobacco …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Two officers injured during altercation with domestic violence suspect

One police officer was hospitalized and another injured during an attempt to take a domestic violence suspect into custody Sunday morning in West Central Spokane.

The Dirt: $6 million business park to be in north Spokane

The $2.9 million project on the southwest corner of the intersection will also have a 4,300-square-foot convenience store.

Former Spokane Valley firefighter fired in 2012 for religious emails awarded $900,000 settlement

Former Spokane Valley firefighter Jon Sprague, who was fired by the Spokane Valley Fire Department for sending religious emails through his work account, was awarded $900,000 in a settlement.

100 years ago in Spokane: Operators demand elimination of one-man streetcars

The “car men” – streetcar operators – of Spokane declared “war” on one-man streetcars.

Paul Turner: With a dry winter comes the loss of a time-honored tradition – snowplow grumbling

A lot of people in Spokane have been out of sorts this winter because something in their lives has been missing.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 3:14 p.m.

The doctor and the pandemic: Spokane’s 1918 fight against the Spanish influenza

Dr. John Anderson was strolling down Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane when a man spit on the sidewalk in front of him – a common, if foul, occurrence. It was …

Shawn Vestal: ‘Determinants of health’ can come down to the neighborhood

Where you live can have a big influence on your health.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

2019 Spokane Women’s March draws around 3,000

The third Spokane’s Women’s March drew around 3,000 people Saturday.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women’s March returns

The Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday and found itself coping with an ideological split and an abbreviated route due to the government shutdown.

100 years ago in Spokane: New route proposed for large-scale irrigation project

A group of boosters were touting a new route for a proposed Columbia Basin irrigation project – although this was not the same irrigation project that was later made possible …

Sue Lani Madsen: Housing Policy Forums, the end of the beginning

Spokane Councilman Breean Beggs described it as “the end of the beginning.” In opening remarks at the last in a series of four housing policy forums, Beggs pointed to the …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: ‘No one benefits’ from shutdown, parties should deal on immigration and border security

The congresswoman told reporters Friday that the partial government shutdown, now concluding its fourth week, provided an opportunity for lawmakers to strike a deal on border security and immigration reform, …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Sole surviving member of the South Selkirk caribou herd captured, Gray Ghosts are no more in Lower 48

The sole surviving member of the South Selkirk Caribou herd was captured by Canadian officials, Monday.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Spokane’s first Indigenous Peoples March winds through downtown

Spokane’s first Indigenous Peoples March, held Friday in coordination with

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

$6 million business park to be in north Spokane

The project – Lyons Business Park – calls for construction of three buildings on more than 4 acres at 6510 N. Lidgerwood Ave., according to plans filed with the city.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

Working without pay, federal workers in Spokane start taking loans to pay bills

Joshua McPhee still reports to his federal air traffic controller job at the Spokane International Airport, but he isn’t getting a paycheck. Nothing on the national news makes the couple …

Boise pair fosters, finds homes for hundreds of pets

In the past four years, a Boise couple estimate they’ve fostered about 150 cats – 90 percent of which were kittens – and 40 dogs for four different local rescue …

‘Super blood wolf moon eclipse’ worth howling about if weather clears

If there was ever a time to howl at the moon, Sunday evening might be it.

City to resume sit-lie enforcement in February

Now that Spokane’s shelter capacity has increased by 275, the city will resume enforcing a law that bars people from sitting, sleeping or lying on the streets of downtown Spokane …

100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Drowned’ man located hiding out in remote cabin

William Vane was arrested in a remote cabin at Bead Lake – which once and for all proved that his “drowning” in the Pend Oreille River had been a desperate …

Police say man not attacked after being found injured, halfway in Spokane River

Police determined that a man was not attacked after he was found injured and halfway submerged in the Spokane River on Wednesday. Michele Anderson, spokesperson for the Spokane Police Department, …