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Sunday, January 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Heart to heart: Portable echocardiogram machine cuts commuting times for patients outside of Spokane

Adults and children with congenital heart disease depend on regular echocardiograms to track the health of their hearts and until now they had to travel to Providence Sacred Heart Medical …


Business focus: Popular Tacos el Sol food truck owners bring ‘magic spoon’ to new restaurant on North Division Street

Fans of Mexican food might have despaired when the bright yellow Tacos el Sol food truck, known for its tasty street tacos, disappeared from downtown Spokane this summer. But in …


Remember virtual reality? Its buzz has faded at CES 2019

It’s a world away from the scene a few years ago, when VR products from Samsung, Oculus, HTC and Sony seemed omnipresent and unstoppable at CES 2019. These days, VR …


Artist – a Whitworth graduate – illuminates medieval-style art form as creator in residence at North Spokane Library

Dragons, griffins, unicorns and other mythical creatures come to life under Hannah Charlton’s fingers, as she carefully creates illuminated manuscript pages.


Spokane Valley City Council deletes open space requirement for mixed-use zone projects

Spokane Valley City Council approved an ordinance that removes open space requirements for residential properties in a mixed use zone.


Steve Christilaw: Pacific Northwest turns into recruiting hotbed

Another football season in the beautiful Pacific Northwest can be put to bed.


Learning forensic science at cellular level; Spokane County Library District offers classes for all ages

The forensics class being offered at Spokane County Library District branches this month is messy and some might consider it a little gross, so it’s sure to be a hit …


Inland Northwest high school DECA students advance to state conference

The Washington DECA Area 11 Career Development Conference announced the results of the competition held December at Spokane Falls Community College. The top eight places qualified for the state conference …


100 years ago in Spokane: Dream of a Hollywood North starts to fracture

Not all was well at the Washington Motion Picture Corporation.


Could podcast on mysterious killing of Zachary Lamb help solve Spokane cold case?

The podcast begins where Zachary Lamb’s life ended – on the historic streets of the lower South Hill, just outside of his apartment at 10th Avenue and Elm Street.


Another roundabout planned for Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley is about to get another roundabout. This time road construction crews will build the roundabout at the Barker Road and I-90 interchange.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

WSU student accepts $500,000 to settle excessive force lawsuit against Pullman Police Department

A Washington State University student who alleged Pullman police officers used excessive force while taking him into protective custody inside a Jack In The Box in 2016 has settled his …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Spokane County Jail director John McGrath will step down; officials may launch nationwide search for replacement

McGrath wrote that he informed the county commissioners of his decision last week, and his last day on the job will be Feb. 18. The commissioners will be tasked with …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Many North Idaho schools close in response to freezing rain

Several school districts in North Idaho, including Post Falls and Lakeland, are closed Wednesday as a result of poor road conditions.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:12 a.m.

Kevin Parker, Michael Baumgartner say they won’t run for Spokane mayor; KXLY anchor Nadine Woodward says she has ‘no immediate plans’

As the race for Spokane mayor draws closer, local leaders say the pool of candidates will likely narrow and stronger candidates will come forward later in the election season. Two …


Education notebook: Cooper Elementary’s student penny drive raises $1,900 for Spokane Guilds’School

Cooper Elementary School students and staff recently donated more than $1,900 to help children at the Spokane Guilds’ School and Neuromuscular Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

Father of Portland child killer Michele Dee Gates accused of shooting her husband in Stevens County

A fatal shooting near Colville involves a family with a history of homicidal violence.


100 years ago today in Spokane: Ice harvesters having good year at area lakes

The ice harvest was going strong in the Inland Northwest.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: It’s not too late for flu vaccine

A century ago, as Spokane was welcoming a new year, it was also tallying the dead.


Second building announced as part of Catalyst project in Spokane

Development at the south landing of Spokane’s University District Gateway Bridge on East Sprague Avenue continues, with the announcement Tuesday of a partner building to Avista’s Catalyst building.


Police arrest man suspected of setting car on fire

Spokane police arrested a man Monday on suspicion of lighting a car on fire in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 7:14 a.m.

How the shutdown affects WSU, Mount Rainier, wheat farmers and more

The effects could be felt beyond the roughly 6,100 federal employees who live and work in the Spokane metro area and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Snow follows freezing rain Tuesday night; crashes in Spokane nearing two dozen

Light snow followed by freezing rain coated Spokane before nightfall Tuesday, and slick road conditions caused numerous crashes.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Washington regulators won’t reconsider decision to deny Avista sale to Hydro One

Washington state regulators have declined to reconsider the proposed sale of Avista Corp. to Toronto-based Hydro One Ltd.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Gonzaga University announces 17-story residential tower in downtown Seattle to benefit endowment

Gonzaga University-owned land on the Seattle waterfront that has long been used for parking will be developed into a 17-story high rise with more than 250 residential units.


Whitworth students travel to Vietnam for studies on war

Several Whitworth University students weren’t sure what to expect when they left Sunday for a three-week tour of Vietnam and the legacy of a war that divided a nation a …


Maybe Bing deserves a Spokane birthday bash

Perhaps Spokane should make a bigger deal out of Bing. Think of how Memphis celebrates Elvis.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Former Spokane blood bank foundation leader files whistleblower complaint

The former executive director of the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest filed a whistleblower complaint alleging she was fired for opposing a deal that could benefit board members …


Spokane City Council may allow less parking, taller homes in some parts of city

Spokane City Council is considering loosening parking restrictions and allowing taller buildings in some parts of the city, which supporters say will increase development and create more options for homeownership.


100 years ago in Colville: Mother and 2 sons die in house fire

A mom and her two sons were killed in a fire and a third son was critically injured in a house fire in Colville.