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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Spokane wakes up to worst air in the country; some trash collection delayed

Spokane was reported to have the worst air quality in the nation Monday morning, and although conditions had improved by the afternoon, experts said there would probably be smoke in …


Paul Turner: Who made you the arbiter of shorts?

It seems a significant number of Lilac City residents long to be the person who gets to decide who is allowed to wear shorts. Or so I have come to …


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Tiger’ Johnson killed in escape attempt

Fred “Tiger” Johnson, one of Spokane’s most notorious criminals, made another – and final – escape attempt.


Then and Now: The Spokane River

The Spokane River connects Idaho and Washington, Natives and white settlers, and a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.


Getting There: Smoke plagues our air today. A quarter-century ago, it was dust.

While our vehicles collectively remain the largest source of air pollution and greenhouse gases in Washington state, 25 years ago the problem wasn’t the tinder in our forests or the …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Eighth annual Eddie Gaedel Day celebrated at O’Doherty’s Irish Pub

In keeping with tradition, it was a day of small talk, short speeches and half-pint beers. On Sunday, Aug. 19 at downtown Spokane’s O’Doherty’s Irish Pub, an overflow crowd chanted, …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Chick-fil-A is not coming to Gonzaga

Gonzaga University will not open a Chick-fil-A on its campus, contrary to an incorrect notification on the company’s website, according to a Gonzaga spokesperson.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Spokane air quality reaches ‘hazardous’ range

Air quality in Spokane has tipped into the “hazardous” range, and regional air quality monitors caution anyone, regardless of health, from exerting themselves out of doors.


Safeguarding utility workers: UI grads create device to reduce electrocution deaths

Tim Ledford, Brandon Bledsoe and John Thompson developed a


Shawn Vestal: The Six-Figure Club threatens to weigh down Spokane City Hall

Six-figure salaries could mean sustainability problems for the city’s budget. Numbers crunchers have talked for years about the consequences of possible “structural gap” between salaries and revenues. That pressure has …


Paul Turner: Some things don’t change

Markets disappear, prices fluctuate and the politics of farm policy can make a farmer scratch his head. But Roy Dube’s quiet pride in being a farmer has not changed. And …


100 years ago in Spokane: Editorial crows over Wobblies’ courtroom defeat

The Spokane Daily Chronicle’s editorial page celebrated what it considered a historic win: a courtroom victory in Chicago against the Wobblies.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

More than 1,000 gather for Spokane Good Guys car show

Thousands of vintage automobile enthusiasts filtered through the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on Saturday to purchase hot rods and show off their vintage car collections at the Goodguys …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Gun rights enthusiasts joined by Shea, Fagan at Franklin Park rally

Armed gun enthusiasts and local politicians gathered at Franklin Park Saturday to advocate for their second amendment rights


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 3:28 p.m.

Washington retail sales up 10 percent this year; Spokane Valley ranks second in sales growth

A bump in construction, as well as sales of equipment, lawn and garden supplies boosted Washington state’s retail sales to more than $37 billion this year – a 10 percent …


30 years running, Pizza Pipeline focuses on its local roots

On Monday, local chain Pizza Pipeline marks its 30th anniversary, and the dream has changed with age.


Renewable energy goal creates familiar tension between business, environment concerns

The Spokane City Council will consider a law Monday that calls for the city to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2030. Spokane Mayor David Condon has expressed …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

At head of JPMorgan Chase’s operations in the Northwest, Phyllis Campbell looks back on upward career path

As chairwoman of the Pacific Northwest for JPMorgan Chase & Co. – the most senior executive in Washington, Oregon and Idaho – Phyllis Campbell is giving back to the community …


100 years ago: Husband, abandoned, seeks wife in Spokane

Ralph Jackson of Anderson Spur, north of Blanchard, Idaho, came home one night from work and found all of his furniture missing. Also missing was his wife, 35, and his …


Sue Lani Madsen: Living with wolves takes guts, knowledge

It takes guts for a bureaucrat to act decisively without clear policy as a safety net. Fortunately for a young researcher treed by wolves, somebody had guts.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

The air in Spokane is the best it’s been in days

The air in Spokane is bad. But not as bad.


Parks storage facility to get $1.1 million renovation

Walking through the Riverfront Park maintenance building is like passing through a cross section of history, with oddities from the park’s past tucked into every corner. Here, the Skyride gondolas …


100 years ago: Rabbit’s hole proves fatal

A young man’s rabbit hunting escapade ended in disaster.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Bear captured after reportedly raiding chicken coops in North Idaho

Idaho Fish and Game captured a young grizzly bear that had raided chicken coops in North Idaho late Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Man who represented himself doesn’t deserve new trial after he lost, court says

A defendant who demanded to represent himself in a drug trial can’t get his conviction overturned because the judge agreed to let him, Supreme Court says.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds

The possibility of lightning prompted a red flag warning Thursday and into Friday morning for Spokane and the Palouse region.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10 p.m.

Mountain West Bank invests $1 million in SNAP to assist homeowners, businesses

The partnership will add 20 percent of lending capacity to SNAP to assist those hoping to buy or renovate their home in the Inland Northwest. SNAP provided more than $758,000 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Union says STA report clearing HR director is ‘deeply troubling’

The president of the union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said a report clearing the agency’s human resources director of wrongdoing is “deeply troubling as an indication of STA’s …


Front Porch: Work is more than husband’s livelihood, it’s his life

As I write these words, it’s 9 a.m. on one of those about-to-be broiling hot days of summer. My husband has been out of the house since 8 a.m., and …


SCRAPS joins statewide test pilot group to increase ‘live release’ rates

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service has joined a new coalition of animal rescue organizations in Washington state committed to working toward the live release of at least 90 …