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100 years ago in Spokane: Last arrest made in attempt to suppress Wobblies’ uprising

The final arrest was made in what The Spokesman-Review called a nationwide plot by the Wobblies, uncovered in Spokane, to foment a general strike and harm the war effort.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Spokane students track Kavanaugh hearings, but at a distance

National media outlets lent their full attention to the emotional, and at time combative, testimony emerging in Washington, D.C. Thursday during hearings into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Human remains discovered in North Idaho near where Montana woman went missing last year

A hunter discovered human remains on Sunday in a remote area of North Idaho in the same general area that Bonner County Sheriff’s detectives had searched for a Montana woman …


Front Porch: New exercise routine gives hope, tests expectations

Earlier this month I began doing tai chi.


Block parties light up Cliff/Cannon, Logan neighborhoods

Despite going head-to-head against the Spokane County Interstate Fair, a pair of neighborhood block parties attracted throngs of enthusiastic revelers over the third weekend of September. The Lower South Hill …


YWCA honoree, computer programmer, channels experience with sex bias to helping other women

Rebecca Long made a career for herself in technology despite not having a high school diploma and despite the reaction of people who don’t believe women can work in technology. …


Despite cloudy skies fairgoers take in small-town fun at Southeast Spokane County Fair in Rockford

People turned out for the Southeast Spokane County Fair in Rockford Sunday despite clouds and a sometimes chilly wind, spending the day checking out the exhibits, vendors, rides and music.


Extensive work in schools lands Lisa Laurier YWCA honor in education

When Whitworth University professor Lisa Laurier was a young woman in college, she was studying for her LSAT and making plans to become a lawyer, but instead became an educator …


Feature creature: Benny the mixed large breed dog likes to play fetch

Benny the mix large breed dog was surrendered by its owners to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.


Woodworkers share passion, donate undersea-themed artwork to Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

The Inland Northwest Scrollers are keeping the art of scroll woodworking alive. The members meet every month to share shop tips, projects, and they also give show-and-tells. Recently they donated …


Gardening: As it grows cold, consider row covering, mulching and harvesting

Our gardening season is winding down.


Education notebook: East Valley Middle School teacher honored

An East Valley Middle School ELA teacher was honored in front of representatives from 22 countries during the International Conference on Education, Diversity and Respect in Seattle in August. Julie …


Dinner, auction fundraiser will benefit Inland Northwest Honor Flight

Inland Northwest Honor Flight will host its annual benefit dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center at 1100 N. Sullivan Road …


Central Valley School District unveils latest high school plans

The community got a second look at plans for a new Central Valley School District comprehensive high school in Liberty Lake during an open house last week.


New ‘pedal cart’ rentals appear in Riverfront Park

Pedal carts are now available for rent at Riverfront Park.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Randy Brandt, Patrick Johnson face off for district court judge seat

Two candidates vying to become Spokane County District Court’s newest judge are on their way to the general election after escaping a close race in the primary.


Paul Turner: The rush to fireplace season

There are two kinds of people in the Inland Northwest.


100 years ago in Spokane: Local action called for as Spanish Influenza spreads

The local Council of National Defense issued a call for Spokane doctors to “assist in checking the spread of Spanish influenza.”


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

VA Secretary Wilkie assures Sen. Murray he severed ties with ‘Mar-a-Lago Crowd’

Washington Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., got assurances Wednesday from Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie that he has ended a relationship among three friends of President Donald Trump who were helping …


Landline exclusive: No political motives in hanging on to the house phone

Today I would like to present a transcript of my exclusive interview with the last man in Spokane to still have a landline phone at home.


Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers’ vow against Social Security and Medicare cuts rings hollow

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers protests too much about claims she would vote for Social Security and Medicare cuts. Not only is it utterly credible to believe she might vote for …


100 years ago in Spokane: Logger lands in jail after admitting he hadn’t bought war bonds

Liberty Loan (war bond) workers approached I. Erickson, 31, a logger from Sweden, in a restaurant on Main Avenue and asked him to purchase a bond. He refused, and further …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

Avista sale includes protections against Canadian government influence and rate hikes, consultant says

Avista Corp.’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd. has safeguards to protect local customers from Canadian government interference and rate hikes if Toronto-based utility runs into future financial troubles, says …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Avista executives to receive $18 million payout on day of sale

Thirteen of Avista’s top executives will receive about $18 million in immediate payouts if the Spokane-based utility is sold to Hydro One Ltd., of Toronto.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:03 a.m.

Spokane City Council sets employee salary cap, but it’s so high no one is affected

The Spokane City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that increases council oversight of city hiring and caps city employee pay at four times Spokane’s median household income.


Who is Lauren Daigle, the Christian artist finding success on the mainstream billboard charts?

Last week on the Billboard 200 chart, a Christian album sat at No. 3, nestled between “Kamikaze,” Eminem’s diss track-laden new release, and “Zoo,” the sophomore effort from rapper Russ.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Holocaust survivor who visited Spokane in June dies after being struck by car in New York City

A survivor of the Holocaust who came to Spokane in June was struck and killed by a car in New York on Thursday. He was 91.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Grand Coulee Dam operator to pay $115,000 over hazardous waste violations

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation agreed to pay $115,000 to settle violations related to improper handling of hazardous waste at Grand Coulee Dam.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Spokane County commissioners postpone votes on Five Mile Prairie and Whitworth-area developments

Spokane County Commissioners postponed a decision for two zoning changes that could bring new development to Whitworth University as well as a neighborhood north of Five Mile Prairie.


100 years ago in Spokane: Wolfhound, likely rabid, escapes movie studio and bites children, kills puppies

A large gray wolfhound belonging to movie actor William Cooper escaped from the Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha Park. The actor put a “lost dog” ad in the …