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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 7:11 a.m.

Built immediately after Great Spokane Fire, Genesee Block Building transforms from pawnshop to upscale

The Genesee Block in downtown Spokane is one of 15 buildings constructed in the aftermath of the Great Fire of 1889 that remain standing, but a little-known fire in 2016 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Draft for World War I expands to 45-year-olds and Spokane residents lined up

13 million more American men were streaming into polling places to register for the draft.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Students, some too young to remember, gather at Whitworth University to honor victims of 9/11

Students at Whitworth University gathered to remember the victims of 9/11.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Rally draws activists, relatives of inmates who died in Spokane County Jail

“My cousin died three years ago in Spokane County Jail, and I wish that it had stopped with him,” said Monica Moore, whose cousin, Lorenzo Hayes, died in the jail …


Photo contest winners

The Spokesman-Review is pleased to announce the winners of The Spokesman-Review Fair Photo Contest. Judges Kathy Plonka, Dan Pelle and Liz Kishimoto were impressed with all the entries. First place …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

The ‘Hillyard Hammer’ stops domestic violence attack and earns award nomination

Chauncy “The Hillyard Hammer” Welliver may soon have another accolade to add to his belt after Spokane County sheriff’s deputies say he intervened in a domestic violence assault, saving a …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Public meetings begin next week on proposed Newport silicon smelter

A controversial silicon smelter proposed near Newport is the topic of four upcoming public meetings.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

WSU scientists experimenting with paper mill waste to fight soil disease

Soil acidification is killing crops at a slow but increasing rate in Eastern Washington. It’s a long-term problem that’s caused by adding nitrogen to the soil to increase crop yield.


100 years ago in Spokane: J. Stanley Webster wins primary to take on Congressman C.C. Dill who opposed declaring war

Judge J. Stanley Webster won the 1918 Republican primary in the race to represent Eastern Washington in Congress and incumbent C.C. Dill, who opposed the United States’ entry into World …


Washington apple crop awaits answers amid ongoing trade uncertainty

Despite uncertainty about markets, the Washington apple crop is coming off the trees and producers are hopeful that talks with Mexico and Canada can wrap up soon to protect two …


Spokane County Jail deaths heighten staffing concerns; march planned to highlight problem

Community members are planning to march this evening from Salem Lutheran Church to the Spokane County Courthouse to draw attention to the deaths of inmates at the county jail.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:38 a.m.

Spokane chefs offer their take on the finer points of county fair food

The question smacks you in the nose when first you walk in: Which deep-fried thing will you be eating today?


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

City Council passes resolution supporting multimillion dollar library and school bonds

The Spokane City Council threw its support Monday behind two propositions which will ask voters in November to fund millions in school and library construction.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

Man accused of robbing Gonzaga student while her roommates hid in basement

Spokane police say a 51-year-old man broke into a home in the Logan Neighborhood on Saturday night, robbed a Gonzaga University student at knifepoint and demanded that she take off …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Dick’s Sporting Goods hiring for Newport Highway store to open in October

Dick’s Sporting Goods is hiring staff for a new store opening in October in Northpointe Plaza, 9620 N. Newport Highway.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

City names conservation area after former City Parks Director

Family, friends and colleagues of the late Spokane Parks Director Bill Fearn gathered in Riverfront Park Monday to remember his legacy by setting aside a portion of the park as …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:57 p.m.

Spokane airport runway work reroutes flight approach paths

South Hill residents will notice more flights over their neighborhood through the end of September.


Then and Now: End of the streetcar era

On December 17, 1886, J.J. Browne, Henry C. Marshall and A.J. Ross incorporated the Spokane Street Railway company to build the rails and operate streetcars. The first priority was to …


Worlds at their fingertips, young architects get busy at the Spokane County Interstate Fair

The group participating in the 4-H Lego contest Sunday afternoon at the Spokane County Interstate Fair may have been small, but they were enthusiastic. Three girls plunged their hands into …


100 years ago in Spokane: Anti-Catholic group draws attention of authorities

A group calling itself the Guardians of Liberty, an anti-Catholic organization, attracted the attention of federal prosecutors in Spokane.


Paul Turner: Lou Grant would hate my spunk

Did you see that Lou Grant is scheduled to appear at North Idaho College on Wednesday?


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:11 a.m.

Bike city: More than a thousand pedal through Spokane for 11th annual SpokeFest

The clicking of hundreds of bike wheels filled the air in Kendall Yards Sunday morning as more than a thousand bicyclists gathered for the 11th annual SpokeFest.


Paul Turner: 30 years of marriage is great, eh!

My wife and I celebrate our 30th anniversary today.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

A century and more in the making, rodeo continues to thrill crowds – and push the limits of human endurance

Despite the physicality and talent needed for rodeo, and despite fact that rodeos play on the sports cable network ESPN, and despite the steel will needed to climb aboard an …


100 years ago: Anti-German sentiment leads to reconsideration of Krupp’s titles

A mass meeting of citizens in Krupp, Wash., west of Odessa, unanimously voted to petition the U.S. Post Office and the Great Northern Railway to change the name of the …


Federal court ruling adds new twist to enforcement of Spokane’s ‘sit-lie’ ordinance

Robert Martin no longer lives as a homeless man in Boise, as he once did. But Martin, now a North Idaho resident, visits that city several times a year to …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

State Rep. Bob McCaslin faces former Spokane Valley planner Mary May in November election

Political novice Mary May, a Democrat, acknowledges that unseating an incumbent Republican in a state House race in the GOP-dominated 4th Legislative District would be no easy task.


Sue Lani Madsen: Taking diabetes treatment into his own hands

Two years ago, Kris Maynard had an idea and a patent pending. Two months from now his patented product will be on the market and his dreams are bigger.


100 years ago in Spokane: Soldier’s arrest nearly leads to wholesale riot

About 400 soldiers raced madly down Main Avenue in an attempt to free one of their own, George Moore, from the clutches of the police.


100 years ago in Spokane: Former football star earns Croix de Guerre

Gerald “Jerry” Nowlin, a former Gonzaga University football team captain, was recommended to receive the Croix de Guerre, a top French award for bravery.