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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Clock ticking for potential draft evaders

The draft dominated the news once again in Spokane.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Brexit architect Nigel Farage to address Spokane crowd amid planned protests

The former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party has been invited by the Washington Policy Center as the keynote speaker at its annual dinner. Local activist groups plan to …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Monroe Street business group files $15 million tort claim against city to stop lane reduction

A coalition of business owners on North Monroe on Thursday filed a $15 million tort claim against the city of Spokane, citing “significant revenue losses” during the city’s planned renovation …

Spokane County’s 4.9 percent unemployment rate in August lowest for month in 18 years

Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in August, a record low for the month.

100 years ago in Spokane: For one family, war touches a generation

The J.A. McCullough family, on West Sinto Avenue, exemplified the dramatic effect that the European war was having on Spokane residents.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

After tough week, crowds rally to county fair for final hurrah

Turnout at the 2017 Spokane County Interstate Fair may have lagged in its initial week, but the crowds that descended on the event over the weekend seemed determined to make …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

Record dry spell finally breaks

With showers forecast for Sunday evening, Spokane’s long, arid summer appears finally to have drawn to a close.

Rob Curley: One last ride ’round as county fair winds down

She couldn’t have been 5. Her face was painted like a tiger. There was a pink ribbon in her hair. She had just “won” a stuffed husky. It was too …

100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Lumberettes’ fill wartime labor gap

About 30 “lumberettes” – women lumber workers – went on duty at Spokane’s White Pine Sash Company.

Downtown burger restaurant to begin kitchen work

A permit was issued for $150,000 in internal work on Incrediburger, a new downtown Spokane hamburger restaurant at 909 W. First Ave. in the old location of Dempsey’s Brass Rail, …

100 years ago in Spokane: Draft shocker for one young couple

The draft was traumatic for some young couples, as illustrated by a fainting incident at the Spokane draft board offices in the federal building.

Spokane electrical supply company purchases Kent distributor

Spokane-based Stoneway Electric Supply announced Thursday its has purchased a Kent, Wash., industrial distributor.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Smoky air returns to Spokane, likely to stay until the weekend

Light northeasterly winds are bringing Montana wildfire smoke back into the Inland Northwest. Until winds shift Saturday, it’s likely the skies will remain hazy and unhealthy for groups sensitive to …

Meters for change: City launches program to discourage panhandling

Spokane has put two dozen bright orange parking meters around the city to encourage people to give money to fund programs for the homeless.

Delivery service Instacart ready to serve many Spokane area households

Starting Tuesday, Spokane area residents can have groceries delivered to their front door in about an hour from four grocers and a pet store by delivery service Instacart.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Getting There: With transportation funds coming up short, state eyes mileage tax

Washington state is launching a pilot project where 2,000 volunteers will pay a “mock tax on the number of miles they drive on Washington state roads, rather than on the …

100 years ago in Spokane: Bare-kneed ‘Follies’ raise temperature at the Pantages

What was the main attraction of the Follies de Vogue musical extravaganza at the Pantages Theater?

The Dirt: New skywalks coming downtown

Two Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen locations are closer to opening in the Spokane region, one in Post Falls and the other on North Division St.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:27 a.m.

Popeye’s restaurant locations closer to completion

Two Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen locations are getting closer to opening the Spokane region, one in Post Falls and the other North Division.

Inland Empire Paper awarded for 15 years of forest, waterway renovation

On Friday, the Inland Empire Paper Company received an award from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. For the past 15 years IEP has methodically evaluated and overhauled much …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Winds to push wildfire smoke out of Spokane, but relief may be short-lived

An anticipated cold front is approaching the Inland Northwest with arrival expected on Saturday. But winds will likely weaken Sunday and Monday, which could allow wildfire smoke to rebuild over …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

New skywalks coming to downtown Spokane

Two skywalks torn down for the redevelopment of the old Macy’s building in downtown Spokane will be replaced for $800,000.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:25 p.m.

Spokane school board draws closer to filling vacant seat

The Spokane Public Schools board of directors has narrowed their list of applicants for a vacant board seat to seven.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Stuckart regrets decision to use boulders to move homeless, calls for ‘tent city’

Following significant blowback against the city’s action dumping tons of boulders under I-90 to stop homeless campers, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart is now calling for a “tent city” …

Spokane eyes eliminating deadline on removing campaign yard signs

The current requirement to take down yard signs promoting a particular candidate in an election would go away under proposed changes to the Spokane municipal code.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Spokane backs away from controversial climbing gym proposal adjacent to Spokane Falls

The city will withdraw its request for a hearing with a state agency about whether to transfer outdoor recreation requirements on the lot, which would have been one of the …

Take smoky skies seriously, stay indoors

Wet springs and hot, dry summers provide the perfect setting for wildfires, and the Northwest is ablaze with significant fires in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Canada and Northern California.

Labor day retrospective: Spokane’s labor roots run deep

Spokane, for much of its history, has been a labor town.

Then and now: Playfair race track redevelopment

Spokane’s Playfair Race Course, started in 1901 when the land was also the county fairgrounds, was a modest operation compared to glamorous venues in California, Kentucky and New York.

Getting There: Tallying the transportation tab

How much does transportation cost you?