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For the restroom-wary among us, RVs can offer respite

Those who have road-tripped across the Inland Northwest know that public restrooms can make us wishful for an RV.


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Inland Northwest Blood Center undergoing name change to Vitalant

The Inland Northwest Blood Center announced Monday it’s undergoing a name change to Vitalant in a rebranding effort by parent company Blood Systems, Inc. to unite its 10 blood centers, …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9:39 a.m.

Michael Baumgartner, David Green differ on role of Spokane County treasurer

Both candidates for Spokane County treasurer have lots of experience. But they differ on the kind of experience that’s better suited for the job and how to use that experience.


Then and Now: 1972 International House of Pancakes

Thing were changing quickly in the early 1970s in Spokane. Civic leaders were planning for Expo ’74, and businesses were changing the look of downtown Spokane. On the corner of …


100 years ago in Spokane: Bootlegger accuses police officer of taking a bribe

An expose of a bootlegging scheme resulted in the arrest of a prominent local barber and the suspension of Spokane police officer.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Getting There: How do we fix our crumbling roadways?

Every year, Washington’s vehicles get hit with $656 in needless damage due to poor road conditions. Since we’re not ponying up enough to pay for our roads, we instead are …


Blocking robocalls – even racist ones – is a giant, complicated challenge, experts say

Billions of robocalls are sent each month, but a tiny fraction of them have attracted extra scrutiny. In recent months, an estimated 10,000 robocalls in at least five states have …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:38 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Battling hate, one conversation at a time

GU’s Kristine Hoover found her life’s work exploring and fighting hatred.


100 years ago in Spokane: Sash company turns production to war work

The White Pine Sash Co. of Spokane announced that it would be devoting itself entirely to war work.


Nationally renowned crossword puzzle creator David Steinberg gives shout out to area with special offering

David Steinberg was only 14 and just finishing Lakeside Middle School in Seattle when his first crossword was published by The New York Times, making him the then second-youngest constructor …


Rob Curley: Never mess up the crossword puzzles, a wise editor once said

Never mess up the crossword puzzles, a wise editor once said. Boy was he right.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

Fish, facepainting and Ford replicas delight Valleyfest-goers on Saturday

Hundreds flocked to this year’s Valleyfest on Saturday at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center and Maribeau Point Park in Spokane Valley.


Analysis: ‘Dark money’ claims in McMorris Rodgers, Brown debate oversimplify complicated campaign finance laws

The candidates both claimed the other was benefitting from campaign contributions that aren’t traceable. The issue has become heated in a race that has attracted outside attention from leadership groups …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

Graduates of Deaconess Hospital’s nursing school gather one last time to remember bygone era of medical education

Though the school shuttered in 1980, many of its graduates remain in the health care field. Dozens showed up Saturday at the hospital one last time to say farewell to …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Four injured after military vehicle drives over small cliff in Kittitas County

A military vehicle that fell 25 feet down a cliff led to four people being hospitalized near Interstate 90 in Kittitas County early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Fire early Saturday morning razes a shop north of Airway Heights

Flames were reported by a neighbor in the 19400 block of W. Bowie Road, according to fire officials. They were able to contain the damage to the shop, and there …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Nespelem man injured in Okanogan County car crash while fleeing police, investigators say

Jeremiah Wippel was airlifted to Spokane following the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.


100 years ago: Flu epidemic getting worse on East Coast and spreading west

The Spanish influenza epidemic on the East Coast was getting worse – and spreading. A front page story said that 17 soldiers died in Massachusetts and 14 in New Jersey.


Longtime local accountant finds tax cuts will benefit middle class

Accountants in private practice usually avoid wading into politics, at least not publicly. They can’t afford to, their clients cross partisan lines.


Vote next week could bring hundreds of new apartments to Spokane’s Five Mile Prairie neighborhood

Spokane County commissioners will vote next week on a controversial zoning change north of Five Mile Prairie that has residents concerned it could bring hundreds of apartments to their neighborhood.


Unreleased Chris Cornell songs will be released in November

New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death.


Deputies search for Market Street hit-and-run suspect

Spokane County deputies are searching for Andrew D. Clifton, a 34-year-old man suspected in a hit-and-run accident Thursday evening that left a man with life-threatening injuries.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Mike Pence stump speech for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tentatively scheduled for early October in Spokane

The list of top Republicans coming to Spokane to stump for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers this fall will include Vice President Mike Pence.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

DUI crash near Elk totals two vehicles, injures three people

A crash in northern Spokane County totaled two vehicles and sent three people to the hospital Thursday night, and one man was charged with driving under the influence.


Bigger, more extensive Spokane dog park planned for South Hill

The ongoing partnership between the city and Spokane Public Schools may produce a bigger and better dog park, with longer trails and less conflict with neighbors.


Shawn Vestal: As federal government stalls, Spokane takes its place among localized climate actors

When the City Council overrode the mayor’s veto of new climate change standards for the city, it put Spokane into the right zone.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 8:13 a.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Peach pits pile up at Clemmer Theater in gas mask drive

The Clemmer Theater (today’s Bing Crosby Theater) held its first-ever “peach pit matinee” – and ended up collecting 2,500 pounds of peach pits.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Postal workers gather downtown to protest privatization of mail services

Nearly two dozen postal workers and local labor union members gathered on the steps of the downtown Post Office to protest privatizing mail services and demand Congressional action.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Survivors of sexual violence can find help through new Seek then Speak program

People who have experienced sexual violence in the Spokane area now have an anonymous, online way to access information and contact law enforcement through a new app, Seek then Speak.