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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

Spokane Public Schools announces 2-hour delay

With more snow arriving overnight, Spokane Public Schools announced it will start 2-hours late on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 7:18 a.m.

Cat Tales in Spokane has saved many bad-idea pets like the tiger found caged in Houston home

On Monday, the issue of exotic animals being kept as pets was raised when a tiger was discovered by pot smokers in an abandoned Houston house. “A tiger is a …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Voters back taxes for Newman Lake Fire, Spokane County Fire District 8 and Orchard Prairie schools

Voters approved three measures for the Newman Lake Fire and Rescue, Spokane County Fire Protection District 8 and the Orchard Prairie School District in the Feb. 12 special election.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Voters approve levy for Spokane Valley Fire Department

Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a replacement levy for the Spokane Valley Fire Department that will fund salaries, equipment, fire engines and capital projects.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Despite advice from mayor, Spokane voters approve tax for police and firefighters

Ignoring the advice of Spokane’s mayor, 64 percent of voters approved a $5.8 million-a-year tax that will pay for 20 new police officers and help maintain 30 recently-hired firefighters.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Washington bill would limit state assistance to federal immigration enforcement

State and local agencies would be limited in what help they could give to federal immigration officials under a bill supporters say is designed to expand new business opportunities for …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:43 a.m.

Grab your sled. It’s a snow day in Spokane

While two days of record snowfall in Spokane meant headaches for many of Spokane’s residents, it also meant the first snow day for its littlest occupants. In fact, every school …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: The miracle and wonderment of the ice crystal

It is often said no two of them are the same. It is also often said that given the vast variety of shapes they assume – coupled with the uncountable …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 9 p.m.

Washington attorney general calls out sheriffs who say they won’t enforce new gun law

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Tuesday called out sheriffs and police chiefs who have publicly said they won’t enforce Initiative 1639, saying they should follow the new gun law …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 11:27 p.m.

More snow predicted in an already snowy February

Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Central Valley and Mead are among the school districts that declared snow days on Tuesday.

Post Street Bridge construction pushed back

Spokane’s drivers will have to wait at least two years before they see a new Post Street Bridge after higher-than-budgeted costs pushed construction back a year.

Spokane Valley speeds plow times and considers snow gates

Although Spokane Valley’s roads may be cleared of snow faster this winter as the city speeds up plowing operations, it could mean more snow on the sidewalks.

100 years ago today: Washington Water Power snubs city’s streetcar demands

The Washington Water Power Co. defied the city’s ultimatum ordering the company to resume service on two abandoned streetcar lines.

Middle school students want new buildings to get kids excited about going to class

Brighter classrooms. More windows. Larger hallways. Study space. Middle school students ask officials to design new middle schools with kids in mind.

Paul Turner: Shoveling snow makes one wonder

All sorts of questions come to mind when you’re shoveling snow.

It’s Election Day in Spokane: Ballots due by 8 p.m. tonight

Voters might want to brave the cold and return their ballots to the post office or ballot boxes in person for today’s special election a Spokane County Election official said.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Litehouse Inc. selects Kelly Prior as new president

Sandpoint-based Litehouse Inc. has chosen a new president. Kelly Prior will replace Jim Frank, who retired last year.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Legislature takes a snow day

Heavy snow cancels most activities inside the Capitol, but not outside.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Northwest Passages Pam Houston rescheduled for March 26

The Northwest Passages Book Club event with author Pam Houston, postponed Tuesday due to inclement weather, will be held on March 26.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 6:14 a.m.

Forecasters: As much as 12 inches of new snow could fall in Spokane area

With temperatures expected to rise over the next couple days, the snow that falls likely will be wetter and heavier than the light, fluffy powder we’ve seen so far.

Then and Now: Alberta Apartments

The Alberta Apartments were built on railroad right-of-way property in 1910 just a stone’s throw away from the tracks through downtown Spokane. Like most downtown housing, they were built during …

Here are the big Spokane County road projects for 2019 – including new roundabouts

Construction is expected to be underway this spring for several major Spokane County road projects, including Geiger Boulevard.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Streetcar routes close as cars gain popularity

The Washington Water Power Co., the private company that ran many of city’s streetcar lines, had quit serving a number of routes. With the advent of the automobile, WWP was …

Spokane Valley City Council considering restrictions on usage of City Hall

Proposed regulations would bar commercial, political and religious events at Spokane Valley’s new City Hall and grounds.

Trump-Kim summit to focus on North Korea nuke complex, U.S. rewards

SEOUL, South Korea – Before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet again in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28, there’s growing pressure that they forge a deal …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Two teenagers take home top honors at 39th Spokane Langlauf cross-country ski race

It’s not often that newbies and top athletes share the same course. Except that’s par for the course at the Spokane Langlauf cross-country ski race.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Boy, 2, dies after falling into Spokane River

A 2-year-old boy died after falling into the Spokane River west of Nine Mile Falls in north Spokane County on Sunday afternoon.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Male-led effort to stop domestic violence brings speaker Jackson Katz to GU today

Jackson Katz has spent three decades speaking out against gender violence and says silence is a form of complacency.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

The snow will go on in Inland Northwest

The region could see up to a foot of snow in some areas as colder-than-average temperatures, icy conditions and snowstorms continue throughout the rest of the week.

Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill before China talks

The Senate’s top Democrat is introducing legislation to “hold China accountable” and sanction laboratories and other traffickers who export fentanyl to the United States.