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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Forgery, not woman’s death, lands man in Walla Walla prison

H.M. Delaney was headed to jail — but not for the strychnine poisoning death of his would-be sweetheart, Rosa Kempf.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:16 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers, Murray oppose Trump’s emergency declaration

When Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that it was likely that President Donald Trump would declare a national emergency at the southern border, Washington legislators Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodger …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Park Board approves cost increases for U.S. Pavilion, promenade in Riverfront Park

Another $634,000 was approved for construction of the new pavilion building and surrounding grounds Thursday, as the attraction inches closer to a planned fall opening. Park officials say the now …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

Spokane Parks approve first naming sponsorship agreement for Numerica Ice Ribbon and SkyRide

Riverfront Park’s biggest attractions will now be known as the Numerica Skate Ribbon and SkyRide after the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department approved their first title sponsorship agreement, which will …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:43 p.m.

EPA unveils plan for chemicals found in West Plains drinking water; critics say it’s not enough

Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:32 a.m.

Washington Supreme Court overturns Spokane County manslaughter conviction

Adding a new charge after the prosecution finishes its testimony can violate a defendant’s constitutional rights, the Washington Supreme Court rules.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

We escaped to Hawaii. They kept working without pay. Remarkably, everyone was gracious.

And the answer is – cheerful and helpful. The question? What were the men and women of Spokane International Airport security like first thing in the morning after more than …

Front Porch: Managing frozen middle digit for the birds

This is about my wounded finger.

New traffic study set for Elks Lodge site

Whipple Consulting Engineers is holding a second traffic study meeting for a proposed multifamily development on the former Elks Lodge site in Spokane Valley. Todd Whipple of Whipple Consulting Engineers, …

Industrial grade 3D printer a game changer: Riverpoint Academy eagerly awaits new machine bought with Hagan grant

Teachers at Riverpoint Academy in the Mead School District are eagerly awaiting the arrival of an industrial grade 3D printing machine paid for by a $23,860 grant from the Hagan …

Gardening: Spokane Edible Tree Project’s workshop series gets tree owners ready for annual gleaning

The Spokane Edible Tree Project has gleaned over 100,000 pounds of apples, pears, plums, peaches, raspberries and blueberries from Spokane backyard trees since its inception in 2013. The Tree Project …

Love story: Doellefelds’ life together full of hugs; quitting was never an option

Walt Doellefeld’s life began in 1942 in Nazi Germany. His father was a payroll officer with the Wehrmacht assigned to Gen. Erwin Rommel’s army in Africa.

‘Spokane Women Together: Portraits and Stories’ exhibit on display at Spokane Valley Library

The Spokane Valley Library is marking Women’s History Month by hosting a photography exhibit during February that features portraits of women from nine countries who speak 14 languages and come …

A first date in the skies

In a Cessna 172, Dave and Dianne McDermott began a courtship.

Picking raspberries and fighting cancer takes love

Kim and Keith Brewer’s young love story includes overcoming cancer.

High school sweethearts with a French connection

Mike and Jackie Tebbets met in France in the mid-1960s and a romance blossomed.

100 years ago in Spokane: Police commissioner vows to arrest anyone passing out socialist flyer calling for ‘social revolution’

Under cover of night, Spokane radicals distributed handbills throughout downtown calling for, among other things, “Social Revolution.”

Three plates of spilled green jello spark a life together

William and Liz Wrigglesworth met when he couldn’t keep a plate of green Jell-O from spilling on the floor.

Call it a dating game of ‘Red Light, Green Light’

Mark and Steffanie Anderson met 35 years ago at a Portland stoplight.

Magic beneath a bomber’s wing

Beneath the wing of a B-52, John and Kathie Foerster met to begin a life together.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Ferris High School resource officer resigns; Spokane School Board hears public concerns of ‘implicit bias’

Three weeks after an African-American student was pinned by a resource officer at Ferris High School, dozens of citizens contended implicit bias within the district exists.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 7:14 a.m.

Driving a plow can get stressful – especially when mad driveway shovelers go to extremes

Shoveling snow from sidewalks can be a tough job, but for Spokane County plow drivers, removing it from the roads presents even greater challenges.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Here’s what you should know about snow gates, the plowing tool that lowers berms in front of driveways

The city of Spokane, Spokane County and Coeur d’Alene have all outfitted some of their snow removal equipment with the hydraulic devices that are intended to prevent berms in front …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Newman Lake dog wins best of breed at Westminster

Pancho won his class, but he almost had a chance to win it all.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Honest in Ivory sells designer wedding gowns in warehouse space

Cassie David named her bridal boutique Honest in Ivory. She thought something “a little cheeky” would be appropriate.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Spokane-area temperatures expected to drop again next week

Spokane will see an inch or less of new snow through early Friday morning, but temperatures are expected to dip back into the teens early next week, according to the …

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.