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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown set for town hall event in downtown Spokane on Wednesday

The event, co-hosted by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages forum and KHQ-TV, will air live on local broadcast television from the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. It’ll be the first …


100 years ago today in Spokane: Spanish flu sweeping through Northeast

In Spokane, the Spanish flu was not yet considered a local problem. Soon, it would be.


Fair draws largest Spokane crowds in 15 years

The Spokane County Interstate Fair was a gate-busting success this year with ticket sales exceeding more than 200,000 for the first time in six years.


97 new U.S. citizens sworn in Monday at Spokane Valley’s CenterPlace ready to pursue dreams and contribute to America

Almost 100 migrants became naturalized U.S. citizens Monday morning at the CenterPlace event center in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Council overrides mayor’s sustainable energy ordinance veto

The Spokane City Council overrode Mayor David Condon’s veto of an ordinance that would push the city to switch to completely sustainable energy by 2030 in a six-to-one vote during …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Sheriff’s office names suspects in Stevens County puppy mill raids

The Stevens County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of four suspects after deputies raided two illegal dog breeding operations last week.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Pullman police arrest Greek Row arson suspect in Cheney

Pullman police arrested a 19-year-old Cheney man Monday for allegedly starting several fires on Washington State University’s Greek Row.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Detectives seek help to identify woman’s body found in river in Otis Orchards

Detectives are seeking help identifying a woman whose body was found in the Spokane River on Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Providence Health opens express clinics at local Walgreens stores

Providence Health Care has opened two express care clinics at Walgreens stores in Spokane and Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 2:58 p.m.

House fire near Bridgeport leaves two unaccounted for

Two people escaped Sunday night when a fire tore through their home near Bridgeport, Washington, but another two residents remained unaccounted for Monday afternoon, according to Douglas County Sheriff Kevin …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

WSU places Jason Gesser on leave after former nanny files formal complaint alleging sexual misconduct

Washington State University placed Jason Gesser, a former quarterback and current athletic department employee, on administrative leave Monday after a former Cougar athlete came forward with new allegations that Gesser …


100 years ago in Seattle: Former Spokane pastor pitches in for wartime dock work

Plenty of former Spokane residents were in Seattle working in the great wartime shipyards on Puget Sound.


Then and Now: Spokane’s first auto mechanic

George Ethan Bartoo was one Spokane’s first mechanics and car dealers. As a young man in the 1880s in Indiana, he and a friend built a simple steam-powered cart which …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Patrons, participants take one last trip to fairgrounds as Spokane County Interstate Fair winds down

A novice blacksmith holds a thin steel bar over a bed of hot, refined coals. With heat and force, hammer, chisel and vise, the metal could be many things: rustic …


12-year-old llama keeper wins hearts, costume contest at Spokane County Interstate Fair

Kayla Wiggins and her llama Argento know how to win.


100 years ago in Spokane: War and its local connections dominate headlines

War news once again dominated the pages of the Spokane Daily Chronicle.


800 volunteers haul trash out of Spokane River in 15th annual cleanup event

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 …


Riverfront Park rides shot down by Spokane Park Board once again

A lobbying effort by former Riverfront Park Director Hal McGlathery and citizens pushing for the return of low-cost rides in the new park failed to attract a majority of the …


Body found in Spokane River

A body was found in the Spokane River east of Harvard Road Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

‘Last Lockdown’ statue unveiled in Spokane, one of 10 in cities around the country

A statue of a terrified, wide-eyed schoolgirl crouched beneathe a desk – an image meant as a stark reminder of ongoing school gun violence – was unveiled at the Shadle/Spokane …


Teens in Spokane County are vaping more, while smoking and drinking less

Almost one in six teens in Spokane County uses e-cigarettes. At the same time, teen use of alcohol and cigarettes has declined dramatically.


Bus service expanding in Spokane as STA opens new transit center

A number of changes are coming to Spokane Transit Authority’s system, most notably with the opening of the West Plains Transit Center on Tuesday.


Sue Lani Madsen: Stealing campaign signs

Sign wars have been fierce in the 5th Congressional District campaign. Both sides are suspicious of an organized effort behind the thefts.


100 years ago in Spokane: Paris Symphony coming to town

The Paris Symphony Orchestra, from the famous Paris Conservatory of Music, announced that it would play a concert in Spokane as part of a brief tour of the United States.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 12:46 p.m.

Judge orders Steve Groene out of Coeur d’Alene home built for his daughter after 2005 murders

Steve Groene must vacate the Coeur d’Alene house he has lived in for more than a decade, a judge ruled Thursday, ending protracted litigation over the home that was built …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

WSU’s Gesser denies accusations of sexual misconduct, calls report a ‘non-story’

Former Washington State quarterback, and current athletic department employee, Jason Gesser has issued a statement denying that he has had any inappropriate sexual relations with interns or staff, and wrote …


100 years ago: Some 900 officers-in-training – including Gonzaga men – beset by food poisoning

About 900 college men – including 20 from Gonzaga – were training to be Army officers at the Presidio in San Francisco when they were attacked by an unexpected enemy.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

A year later and still strong: Community comes together on anniversary of Freeman High shooting

One year after tragedy struck Freeman High, the school and the community are still Freeman Strong, even through the tears. Many were shed Thursday night as more than 200 people …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Two trucks get stuck under Spokane railroad overpasses this week

Two trucks were wedged under train overpasses in three days in Spokane, most recently Thursday, according to Spokane Police.


Kilday leaving Visit Spokane for job in South Carolina; recruitment for new CEO to begin

Cheryl Kilday is leaving Visit Spokane to take a job in South Carolina. A search will begin for a new president and CEO at the organization, which promotes tourism and …