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Paul Turner: Snow is coming, start up your complainer

What would it be like around here if we didn’t have snow plowing to complain about?


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 7:07 p.m.

Idaho appeals court: Don’t equivocate when seeking attorney

Don’t do any hemming and hawing if you’re trying to invoke your right to an attorney. That’s the message in an Idaho Court of Appeals ruling handed down in the …


100 years ago in Spokane: Local ‘matron’ patrols modesty in the shrubs

Park “matron” Grace B. Kendall had a solution to immorality in the city’s parks: trim the shrubbery.


Then and Now: The long banking history of Riverside and Howard

The southwest corner of Riverside Avenue and Howard Street has been the epicenter of the Spokane banking business for more than 120 years.


100 years ago in Spokane: Treasury secretary rallies wartime spirit

A capacity crowd of 6,000 gathered at the Spokane Armory to hear U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William McAdoo deliver a stirring speech about war, patriotism and war bonds.


Guest Opinion: Pro: Proposition 2 empowers the people, not oil and coal corporations

Proposition 2 is about truth, justice and protecting our community. It’s about whether “We the People” control our own governance, or concede it to the money and power of the …


Guest Opinion: Con: Proposition 2 is illegal, won’t make city safer

The fact remains: Trains are the safest, most environmentally friendly and most cost-effective means of moving coal and oil.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Kennel fever: Fans roll out in force to see newest edition of Gonzaga Bulldogs

Of the thousands of blue-and-red-clad patrons wrapped around the McCarthey Center Saturday afternoon, more than a few had the foresight to bring a lawn chair.


As autumn turns, Green Bluff growers offer taste of the season

Among the dozens of destinations dotting Green Bluff Growers’ annual map, the majority of small farms and orchards are vastly distinct.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

City prosecutor charged with DUI makes rare public appearance at campaign forum

In a rare public appearance, city prosecutor Adam Papini chose to face a roomful of his peers to talk openly about his beleaguered campaign as a candidate for municipal court …


100 years ago in Spokane: Asylum escapee apprehended, not for the first time

Police chased down Gotlieb Kreh, an escapee from the the local insane asylum, after a foot race on Riverside Avenue.


Pickleball cabal: Growing sport takes tennis to court in Spokane

All’s not well in pickleball. The sport, which was invented on Bainbridge Island in 1965, has grown more and more popular in the last few years, mainly among the retired …


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Joy riding’ falls under eye of the law

Local courts were cracking down on the widespread practice of “joy-riding,” or, to use the legal term, auto theft.



Parklets get permanent status in Spokane

The City Council voted unanimously to set up a regulatory structure for the miniature, pop-up parks that first sprouted in Spokane in 2015. Businesses will have to pay for a …


100 years ago in Spokane: Alleged threat against president lands local lad in court

Bryant Schneider, 20, the son of a Palouse wheat farmer, was charged in federal court with threatening U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.


100 years ago in Spokane: Minnesota man’s memory restored after 13-year absence

A Minnesota man, lost to himself and his family for 13 years, had his memory restored under strange, if fortunate, circumstances.


Editorial: Feds shouldn’t overreact to crime data

If Sessions doesn’t want to erode progress, as he has stated, he will back off knee-jerk responses that led to past failures.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

As one building spree finishes, Central Valley School District plans another

The construction was made possible by a


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 7:12 a.m.

City prosecutor still on ballot after June DUI arrest

A city prosecutor arrested for DUI in June remains on the ballot for a municipal court judge position despite all signs pointing to an abandoned campaign.


100 years ago in Spokane: Paper declares Wobblies ‘sedition’ at an end

The Spokane Daily Chronicle declared that the “days of I.W.W. (Wobbly) anarchy” were ended.


Flu spreading in Spokane; health workers urge vaccination

Flu season is just getting started in Spokane, but public health workers from around the world have been preparing for the fast-spreading virus since February.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:52 a.m.

Brexit architect Nigel Farage lauds Trump, Bannon in speech at Davenport Grand Hotel

Outspoken British politician Nigel Farage tied the success of the Brexit initiative to the rise of President Donald Trump and called controversial former adviser Steve Bannon “a political genius” in …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

City officials don’t know what caused water on Spokane’s South Hill to smell bad

City officials don’t know what exactly made the water dirty and smelly for some residents on Spokane’s South Hill on Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

City determines cause of Tuesday’s dirty drinking water on South Hill

A water main that had been left uncharged for several weeks left some residents on the South Hill with smelly, dirty water for more than an hour on Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Chef Spotlight: Owen Cruz of Scratch

His go-to ingredients include vinegar, which he uses in almost everything he cooks.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

FBI numbers show national increase in murders; Spokane reports spike in rapes and assaults

Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year, largely driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but the crime numbers released Monday by the FBI …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Reporter records ‘bedlam’ at Camp Lewis

Correspondent Wilbur W. Hindley of The Spokesman-Review described the excitement and bedlam of Camp Lewis, one of the West’s major Army training camps.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

Century-old maps – and a 21st-century treatment – reveal transit lines Spokane’s past

Cameron Booth, a Portland-based graphic designer from Australia, has given Spokane’s streetcar and electric interurban rail networks a decidedly 21st-century treatment, giving them new digital life.


Q&A with graphic designer Cam Booth

Graphic designer Cam Booth used historical documents to recreate maps of Spokane’s early transit lines. He spoke with the Spokesman-Review about his motivation to undertake the project and what he …