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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Youngest rodeoers at Spokane County Fair test their skills at mutton bustin’

As a crowd gathered in the stands around a small arena at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 6-year-old Simeon Weins stepped into a chute, hopped onto a sheep …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

Prosecutor deems officers justified in March shooting at Hillyard apartment building

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined two law enforcement officers were justified when they shot a man who was wielding a bolt-action rifle in a Hillyard neighborhood apartment in …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Pathway closes in Riverfront Park for winter work on future site of Centennial Trail

Construction crews will shut down next week the span of pathway leading from the Howard Street bridge through the Lilac Bowl to the Spokane Convention Center as work continues on …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Mayor David Condon vetoes renewable electricity law, calling it unaffordable and unattainable

The City Council appears to have enough votes to override the veto, which came on the eve of an international trip where city leaders will discuss their green efforts and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

Grocery Outlet on Sprague Avenue closes after 29 years

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in Spokane Valley has shuttered after close to three decades of service.


Feds and ranchers working to find land to settle Snake River property disputes

Unlike recent rancher disputes with the federal government that have


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 8:26 a.m.

Spokane County clerks candidates differ on experience, goals for reform

Two candidates for county clerk, incumbent Tim Fitzgerald and challenger Michael Kirk, have similar goals to boost technology, but they differ on reform


Cananbis retailers, artists celebrate Spokane with custom murals

One of the positive side effects cited by cannabis advocates is heightened creativity.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

Traci Cromwell, mother of triplets featured on ‘Today’ show, dies at 49

Wife and mother Traci died Aug. 25 in Spokane from complications of nonsmoker-associated lung cancer. She was 49. A funeral mass is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

David Hamer, whose sense of style led him to a career in menswear, dies at 85

David Hamer’s ability to put an outfit together became the genesis for a 44-year career in men’s wear. The owner of the former Hamer’s Men’s Stores died Monday at age …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

New program to treat opioid withdrawal could prevent deaths at Spokane County Jail, officials say

A program launching Monday at the Spokane County Jail aims to prevent inmates from dying of opioid withdrawal.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Providence ranked No. 2 best hospital in state

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital ha has again been again ranked No. 2 in the among the state’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Auntie’s Bookstore at 40: Owner hopes many new chapters await

Auntie’s Bookstore will celebrate its 40th anniversary Saturday, marking a longevity that’s rare among small retailers, and particularly notable for an independent book seller.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Lisa Brown thesis from 1986 prompts new GOP attacks

The document, written in 1986 in furtherance of a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, was published online in its entirety by the Washington Examiner on Thursday morning. Brown declined …


Feature creature: SCRAPS says this mix-breed dog is active and affectionate

This active, brown and white female mix breed dog has good manners and will sit for treats, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said.


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Woman thrown after vehicle clips her motorized wheelchair

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls involving a pedestrian accident, several brush fires and unauthorized burning reports.


Citizen Journal: Grandson is building memories of his own

It brings me joy to watch and be part of my grandson’s formative years. Ryan is entering first grade at Moran Prairie Elementary School, where he’ll make new friends and …


Friends of Manito to hold annual fall plant sale Saturday

The Friends of Manito will offer a large assortment of plants at its annual fall sale Sept. 8.


Horse massacre healing ceremony will mark 160th anniversary of event in region’s history

The local group One Peace Many Paths will host a horse massacre healing event Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place next to City Hall, 808 W. …


Dancer, teacher named to receive YWCA Women of Achievement’s arts and culture award

When Sandra Olgard was 5 her parents took her to a “Romeo and Juliet” ballet performance in Seattle. She was captivated.


Gardening: Spokane Edible Tree Project helps homeowners to give to hunger relief groups

Do you havefruit trees you don’t have time or energy to care for and harvest? Do you feel guilty seeing the fruit go to waste? If so, help for caring …


Front Porch: Family vacation offers perspective

“I’d like to see the redwoods someday,” he said, as we sat around the dinner table.


Rob Curley: Come hang out with our newsroom at the fair

Our newsroom has now spent way more than “A Year in the Fields” as we’ve told the stories of the Washington farmer, and we want to talk with even more …


Spokane Handweavers’ Guild presents ‘70 Years Of Weaving Exhibit’

The art of weaving is as ancient as the desire for mankind to cover our nakedness. But like many art forms, what was born out of necessity has evolved into …


STEM curriculum developer named recipient of 2018 YWCA Women of Achievement Award for business and industry

Sharelynn Moore’s work to develop high school curriculum to teach students about energy and water as well as her efforts to mentor young women at Itron has earned her the …


Mead School District steps up to buy some basic supplies for third year in row

Shopping for school supplies in late summer is a rite of passage for most students that can also be a financial burden for families. For the third year, the Mead …


In brief: Teams can still sign-up for Rockford’s annual Harvest Hoops 3-on-3

The 3-on-3 basketball season doesn’t end with summer vacation.