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Utility rate hikes on agenda

Of all the proposals to raise utility rates this year in Spokane, it’s the smallest one that may have the smallest chance of approval. The Spokane City Council on Monday …


Book Notes: Bamontes’ latest hits shelves

A new book by the well-known local history team of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte, “Spokane: Our Early History – Under All is the Land” (Tornado Creek Publications), is now on …


Spotlight: Locally filmed ‘Norman’ scoring big with critics

The soon-to-be- released “Norman” is a Spokane rarity – a locally filmed movie getting outstanding reviews and major film festival awards. “Norman” is a coming-of-age story about a high school …


Roundabouts cut traffic accidents, experts say

The city of Spokane Valley recently finished construction on its third roundabout this year, making it a leader among local jurisdictions using the giant rings of concrete to send drivers …


Mayor visits first Sister City

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner last week rekindled the city’s relationship with its first sister city. This year officials from Nishinomiya, Japan, and Spokane celebrated the 50th anniversary of their sister …


Editorial: Community demands ombudsman with clout

Spokane City Council members are pondering several options in response to an arbitrator’s July ruling that revoked new powers for the police ombudsman because the Spokane Police Guild had not …


Waste disposal costs to rise

Revisions in the contract for operating Spokane’s garbage incinerator would contribute to a proposed 10.2 percent increase in countywide garbage disposal costs. County commissioners directed their staff Wednesday to take …


Doug Clark: I can envision Spokane better than they can

Like a recurring outbreak of motel bedbugs, Dimvision Spokane has come crawling back to bite us all in the you-know-where. Ah, remember Dimvision Spokane?


Summer wardrobe a favorite part of season

There was a bit of a dustup around here the other day. Somebody, I won’t say who, put a couple of my white shirts in the dryer. This, as I …


Boy loses 5 fingers in accident at BMX track

An 8-year-old boy lost five fingers on two hands when they were crushed by a starting gate last Wednesday at the BMX bicycle track at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex …


Two enough for Sagendorf

Nick Sagendorf didn’t have much of a chance to showcase his stuff, but it didn’t take much. Despite a 20-minute bullpen session before pitching to just two hitters, the senior-to-be …


Chino beats Eagle in Wood Bat Classic Final

When Miles Ryan woke up at 6 a.m. Monday, all he could think about was playing more baseball. Little did he know it would be his effort on both sides …


Clark: Debate evinces need for clean political environment

DOUG’S MAYORAL DEBATE DIARY … Tuesday, 5:46 p.m. – I’m walking west on Main with a spring in my step. That’s because I’m headed to the Community Building where a …


SlutWalk raises awareness of sexual assault

Little did a Toronto police officer know when he told some college women to stop dressing provocatively if they don’t want to be sexual assault victims that his comment would …


Boy Scouts honor flag with Spokane parade

Onlookers in red, white and blue watched as Spokane’s new Flag Day Parade passed through downtown Saturday. The Flag Day Parade and Celebration began at the Convention Center and ended …


All-State girls basketball games to be held Saturday

The 15th annual All-State girls basketball games for Washington 3A, 2A, 1A and B players is Saturday at West Valley High School. The teams are divided between West and East. …


Hession joins race for Spokane City Council president

Former Mayor Dennis Hession shook up Spokane politics today by announcing his entry in the race for City Council president. He joins City Councilman Steve Corker and Ben Stuckart, the …


Spokane, Coeur d’Alene now one statistical region

In the eyes of the U.S. Census Bureau, Spokane and Coeur d’Alene have been merged into a single metropolitan area with a population of 609,000 people. The combined statistical area …


Census Bureau adding CdA to Spokane metro area

The Spokane metropolitan area is about to become a lot bigger. Spokane and adjacent Coeur d’Alene will be combined into a single metropolitan area as a result of the 2010 …


Royal court among highlights at Spokane’s annual promenade

Thousands of people swarmed downtown Saturday to enjoy one of Spokane’s oldest and most cherished traditions, the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. The parade began in 1938 and has …


Parade results

2011 Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade Float winners


Verner presents mix of budget solutions

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner gave a preview Wednesday of a 2012 budget she says would be painless for residents who obey the law. Verner proposed to close a tentative $6.6 …


City may tap ‘Photo Red’ money for general fund

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner gave a preview Wednesday of a 2012 budget she says would be painless for residents who obey the law. Verner proposed to close a tentative $6.6 …


Local governments hope to avoid side effects of federal tax order

Local governments are fighting a federal order to send the IRS 3 percent of what they owe their suppliers and contractors. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton estimates the unfunded congressional …


Pot arrests disproportionately high in Pullman

Arrests for marijuana possession per 1,000 people in Pullman were nearly triple those of Spokane last year. And the arrest rate could increase this year in the college town; Pullman …


Ferraro found energized rally in Spokane

It was just days after the 1984 Democratic National Convention, when she’d been named the first woman vice presidential candidate on a major party’s ticket, that Geraldine Ferraro did Spokane. …


Gonzaga student body campaigns for pedestrian safety

Gonzaga University has stepped up a pedestrian safety campaign after four students have been hit at intersections near the school since January. “You need a light?” a student government member …


Clark: Spokane bigger than Tacoma? Betting on it

I hope nobody minds, but I have put our Spokane pride on the line in a friendly cross-state wager with Peter Callaghan, a columnist with the Tacoma News Tribune. Our …


Clark: Spokane’s leanin’ alright, but toward the drab

In her State of the City address on Friday, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner announced that the city was “leaning forward,” which, as we all know, is the first move a …


Have we no shame? Survey says yes

This city has been called a lot of names over the years. But here’s a new one: Spokane is the boldest town in the United States.