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UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Bike Swap shoppers find cheap gear, museum-quality and failed bike-share bikes

Tim Lacey wheeled his newly bought red 1973 Raleigh Olympian bike out of the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, the hosting grounds for the eighth annual Spokane Bike Swap …

Spokane Valley Krispy Kreme robbed with gun; suspect not found

A Spokane Valley Krispy Kreme was robbed at gunpoint on Friday night, and the culprit remains at large. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to the reported robbery at about 11 …

100 years ago in Spokane: Youth return to hobby despite wartime ban still in place

Spokane youths had been happily resuming their radio hobbies for the first time in two years.

Sue Lani Madsen: Washington’s child care crisis is going to worsen as state chooses uniformity over diversity

The child care crisis is about to get worse in Washington after new rules go into effect on August 1.

North Central reinvigorates theater program with ‘Chicago’ as school layoffs claim drama teacher

NC’s drama teacher pushes ahead with production of musical “Chicago” even as school officials hand her layoff notice

North Idaho College booster club faces athletic inquiry

North Idaho College officials say representatives from the Northwest Athletic Conference are investigating the use of booster club funds for the school’s athletic program.

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

School libraries targeted as Spokane Public Schools issues layoff notices

On Thursday, every librarian in Spoke Public Schools received notice that their jobs will be eliminated next year. Those with less experience will probably be laid off this summer, as …

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

‘If you see something, say something’: WikiLeaks files explore MLK attempted bombing in Spokane

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange this week in London has renewed interest in the organization’s database of government and corporate documents, including some 1,600 entries concerning Spokane.

UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 2:05 p.m.

City considers requiring businesses to update outdated heated sidewalks

Two months after a dog was electrocuted on a heated sidewalk, the Spokane City Council is considering a new law that would require local businesses to update heated sidewalks to …

Spokane congregants watch ‘Unplanned,’ a movie based on a Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life activist

Following a nationwide trend, members of Covenant Church Spokane packed Village Centre Cinemas at Wandermere last weekend to view “Unplanned,” the new movie that follows the path of Abby Johnson, …

Shawn Vestal: Union reps’ push for private negotiations reason enough to raise questions against such secrecy

An officer of the Spokane firefighters union – representing the men and women whose paychecks constitute a large portion of the city’s budget – says, unsurprisingly, that transparency in labor …

Spokane hides its ‘subtle’ housing racism, Black Lens editor tells conference

Sandra Williams, editor and publisher of The Black Lens newspaper, had just said that the average life expectancy for people living on Spokane’s South Hill near Manito Park was 82 …

100 years ago in Coeur d’Alene: Officials map out road around lake to connect towns

Highway officials outlined an ambitious plan to construct a road along the east shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, connecting Harrison with Coeur d’Alene.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

City raises almost $20,000 from anti-panhandling program; 25% goes to SNAP

The City of Spokane donated 25% of the nearly $20,000 gathered through a program that encourages people to donate to homeless services instead of panhandlers, to local nonprofit SNAP.

UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

Spokane schools issues 325 layoff notices amid budget shortfall

One of every 12 employees at Spokane Public Schools could lose their job before the next school year.

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

Murder trial of man charged with killing U.S. senator’s nephew declared mistrial

On the second day of testimony, a mistrial was declared in the first-degree murder trial of John A. Radavich.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Scott Green picked as next president of University of Idaho

Scott Green, University of Idaho alumnus and chief operating and financial officer of the international law firm Hogan Lovells, is the new president of the university.

Earth Day Festival gets new venue – annual celebration Saturday moves to free site in Spokane Valley

The 49th annual Earth Day Festival will kick off as usual Saturday, but the annual celebration of nature will be in a new venue, an empty field next to Balfour …

Gardening: Time to aerate, fertilize and spot treat weeds to revive lawn

It’s time to get a jump on lawn care before it gets away from us.

City count finds an increase in homelessness overall, but fewer homeless families, veterans

The city’s annual Point in Time Count found a slight increase in homelessness overall, with single adult homelessness continuing to trend upwards.

Steve Christlaw: Region’s jumpers, vaulters set high standard

There are some track-and-field events a normal person can picture doing.

Front Porch: Peers, doctors help with ailments of aging

When I was younger, I, too, used to kind of sigh and do an internal eye roll when I’d hear a group of older people sit around and discuss their …

Education notebook: University High’s Syvanna Arwood elected lieutenant governor of Key Club

University High School student Syvanna Arwood was recently elected as the new lieutenant governor of the Division 46 Key Club. Division 46 is comprised of 10 area high schools.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:41 a.m.

City delays land deal with Union Gospel Mission, partly over concerns on LGBT policies

The Spokane City Council delayed a land deal with Union Gospel Mission over concerns that the city may have made a one-sided deal with an organization that does not hire …

100 years ago in Spokane: Opera star opts to cut German music from show

Madame Frances Alda, international opera diva, announced that her program at the Auditorium Theater would contain no German music.

Spokane County libraries’ family painting parties prove popular for all ages

The Spokane County Library District is offering Family Painting Parties at many branches this spring in a new program that is proving to be quite popular. Three sessions have been …

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Kalispel Tribe opens casino in Cusick

The Kalispel Tribe has opened a new casino in Cusick that is part of a more-than $10 million economic development project that also includes an RV park, storage facility, gas …

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Gov. Inslee appoints first female African American judge in Eastern Washington to Spokane County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren to Spokane Superior Court on Wednesday, filling a spot left vacant by Judge James Triplett who died last year.

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Nine Mile Falls teenager, paintball enthusiast Brandon Burbridge to donate organs following fatal fall last week

Brandon Burbridge was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after falling from a moving pickup truck late last week. An avid paintball and airsoft player, his hospital room has …

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Spokane Valley Heritage Museum exhibit will celebrate legacy of Spokane aviation hero Nick Mamer

The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is planning a notable exhibit in July featuring documents and photos from the late Spokane aviator Nick Mamer.