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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

With combat experience spanning seven decades, vets gather at Arena Sunday

Local leaders honored veterans and those killed in action at during Sunday ceremony.


Lisa Brown reflects on Congressional campaign, says she won’t run for Spokane mayor

The one bright spot for Lisa Brown in a decisive defeat by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday was the City of Spokane, where she earned a double-digit victory. Still, …


Advisory vote in on new stadium location, ball passes to school board’s court

By an almost two-to-one margin, voters preferred to build a new 5,000-seat stadium at the current Albi site, instead of new site on the north bank that was pushed by …


Paul Turner: Time to burnish those Washington State bona fides

Today is the anniversary of Washington’s 1889 statehood.


Spokane bishop on Catholic Church abuse crisis: ‘How much more can the people of God put up with?’

Light streamed into Bishop Thomas Daly’s office one recent afternoon as he spoke, in sometimes blunt terms, about the widening scandal of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the United …


Shawn Vestal: Snow flies, and city is still seeking answers to shelter crisis

The temperatures had just peaked above 40 degrees on Wednesday, boosted by the bright sun.


100 years ago in Spokane: Heady celebration as armistice arrives, but flu fears churn underneath

A noisy, delirious celebration broke out in the early morning in Spokane when news of the armistice arrived. See our larger story for details on one of the biggest celebrations …


Rob Curley: For Spokane mayor David Condon, convenient and popular transport of Lime scooters moves beyond novelty. He’s right.

If you have seen the fresh fleet of Lime scooters across Spokane, you likely marveled at two things: just how darn fast they seem to go and how many adults …


Sue Lani Madsen: Sparring the Spokane way

There’s a tough match-up next Tuesday evening in the boxing ring at the Howard Street Gym. No fisticuffs expected, only fact checking and flourishes of humor for the fifth edition …


100 years in Spokane: Anti-influenza health measures prove challenging to enforce

The Washington State Board of Health ordered people to wear flu masks in most public settings, yet enforcement of this rule was already proving to be nearly impossible.


200 Spokane demonstrators say Mueller’s Russia probe must continue

Spokane protesters gathered Friday outside of the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse urging protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. elections.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Season’s first snowfall dusts Spokane, causes car accidents

For about two hours Friday, Spokane had its first taste of winter. National Weather Service meteorologist Rocco Pelatti said the afternoon snowfall caused a few accidents, including a semitruck that …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Man barricades himself in West Central home while mother and children are trapped inside

Police arrested a man Friday accused of breaking into a home while on the run from officers and barricading himself inside as a woman and her young children remained trapped.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

State’s largest solar farm nearing production

Washington’s largest solar farm will begin commercial production next month, helping a Spokane Valley manufacturer 85 miles to the east move to all renewable energy.


100 years ago in Spokane: Kaiser Wilhelm renounces throne

The headline could not have been bigger: “Kaiser Quits!”


Immigration officials continue to operate at Spokane Greyhound bus station despite city ordinance

More than 200 people have been apprehended by border patrol around the Spokane Greyhound bus station since 2013, 30 of which were arrested last fiscal year.


Lawsuit blames U.S. government for water contamination around Fairchild Air Force Base

The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleges Fairchild Air Force Base officials used the fire retardant recklessly and failed to warn neighbors of its “inherently …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Man suspected of smashing downtown Spokane charity heart with stick has bail set at $20,000

A man suspected of smashing at least one public art sculpture with a stick in downtown Spokane had bond set at $20,000 Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Social media threat against Lewis and Clark High School targeted two female students, one who would be ‘first victim to go,’ court documents say

The latest round of social media threats against Lewis and Clark High School specifically mentioned two underage female students, one who would be the “first victim to go.”


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court upholds conviction in guard’s death

The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the conviction of a Byron Eugene Scherf in the murder of corrections officer Jayme Biendl in 2011. Scherf had been serving life without …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers won’t run for House Republican leadership position

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced Tuesday that she will not run for a party leadership position in House.


WV teacher a hall-of-fame drill and dance coach, but credits students, backing

Longtime West Valley High School teacher Jodee Cahalan was recently inducted into the Washington State Dance and Drill Coaches Association Hall of Fame.


Liberty schools get full-time school resource deputy

After more than a decade of sharing a school resource deputy with the Freeman School District, the Liberty School District now has a new, full-time school resource deputy on the …


Meeting on Highway 2-Colbert Road intersection draws crowd: Officials promise options for crossing, but cite affordability

Well over 200 people packed into a standing-room-only meeting with the Washington Department of Transportation last week at Mountainside Middle School after a recent series of crashes at the intersection …


Boatload of memories: Sea service members recall working in Antarctica, Mediterranean Sea during key moments in U.S. military history

Spokane has always had a strong veteran presence, served by a variety of clubs and fraternal organizations. While a few fraternal organizations are well-known, most operate in relative obscurity.


CVSD’s Community Connections event showcases student STEM projects at Spokane Valley Tech

STEM Academy students at Spokane Valley Tech showed off some of their engineering projects and prototype designs last week as part of a Community Connections event hosted by the Central …


Front Porch: Aging address book provides quirky chronicle

I’m in the process of replacing and redoing my address book, and I’m finding it a more work and more emotional than I expected.


Feature creature: Butch the mix medium, cocker spaniel senior dog still has lots of energy

The black-and-white senior dog Butch with a lot of energy was surrendered to Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, a news release said.


Fire roundup: Bicyclist, pedestrian hit by vehicles; barbecue in use in bedroom

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls involving pedestrians struck by vehicles, cooking fires and a report of a barbeque operated indoors.


It was 25 years ago that Coeur d’Alene voters sank Ray Stone’s mayoral ambitions

The city of Coeur d’Alene broke Ray Stone’s heart 25 years ago.