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Spokane seeks long-term solution at Manito’s murky Mirror Pond

A few days ago, Erin Devine and Mary Maupin stopped on a trail in Manito Park and looked down into the murky green water of Mirror Pond. “We were like, …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

Then and now: Duncan Garden reaches its peak

The European Renaissance-style garden in Manito Park that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer was planted around Memorial Day of this year with tens of thousands of begonias, …


Spokane man accused of DUI after nearly ramming ISP trooper

A Spokane man driving on the wrong side of Interstate 90 was arrested for felony DUI after nearly ramming an Idaho State Police trooper head on.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Veterans of Spokane region’s civil rights confrontations wary of resurgent racism

Longtime activists who have spent decades fighting hate and discrimination in the Spokane region believe President Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville has empowered white supremacists.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

Revitalization in mind, city weighs plan to reactivate dormant commercial buildings

Way back when, corner groceries and next-door bakeries were commonplace in neighborhoods, walking distance for everyday staples in the time before cars. With the raging popularity of the automobile in …


100 years ago in Spokane: With widow’s visit, city hears case for Irish independence

Mrs. F. Sheehy Skeffington, widow of an Irishman killed in the 1916 Easter Uprising, was in Spokane to deliver a lecture on the troubles afflicting Ireland.


‘Transformative’ renovations on the way for section of Fort George Wright Drive

For the span of just a few hours each year, it’s safe to stroll along Fort George Wright Drive near Spokane Falls Community College. Just you and 50,000 other people …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Oregon refuge occupier, formerly of Spokane, jailed amid mental health concerns

A federal judge has revoked the release of a man convicted of conspiracy during last-year’s armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

City of Spokane asks for comments on proposed Bosch lot land restriction swap

The city of Spokane has opened a 30-day public comment period on a proposed land restriction swap.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Detectives investigating fatal downtown Spokane shooting

Major Crimes detectives are on the scene of a deadly shooting in downtown Spokane along South Washington Street Tuesday evening.


How I almost became a believer: Exploring the Bigfoot phenomenon in Eastern Washington

In pitch-black darkness atop a mountain near Walla Walla, Cliff Barackman let loose the biggest howl I’ve ever heard.


Hundreds of new beekeepers help Spokane honeybees rebound

In Spokane, the number of concerned locals has been steadily increasing in recent years. To accommodate the growing interest, a group of small-scale keepers started the Backyard Beekeeper’s Association (BYBA) …


100 years ago in North Idaho: Attorney gets lost during Lake Pend Oreille fishing trip

Edward A. Davis, a Pasco attorney, was lost in the mountains south of Lake Pend Oreille for 48 hours.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Gathering outside City Hall calls for peace, unity after Virginia violence

About 100 people gathered Monday evening outside Spokane City Hall to call for peace and unity in the aftermath of the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was the second …


Then and Now: Cascade steam laundry

If you were an early settler of the American west, having clean clothes to wear everyday was a luxury. Some of the first businesses in Spokane Falls in the 1880s …


Tending nature’s bounty: Denominations come together for Spokane Valley garden

Parishioners and volunteers have transformed an unused field on the grounds of the Spokane Valley Adventist Church into a community garden. The hope: to teach gardening, provide food for formerly …


U.S. Pavilion designers get extra month, $2.5 million to deliver heavily scrutinized plan

Designers of the new U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park will have another month and an extra $2.5 million to develop a plan for the heavily scrutinized centerpiece of the landmark’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Health care, Trump, North Korea feature prominently at McMorris Rodgers’ town hall

The congresswoman took more than 20 questions in a 90-minute session that drew more than a hundred protesters. McMorris Rodgers defended her vote for the GOP health bill and President …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Park real estate once proposed for climbing gym may be leased rather than sold

A prime parcel of park real estate on the north shore of the Spokane River may be leased to a private developer.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Spray-painting gang member gets five years in federal prison for gun possession

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced an admitted gang member from Spokane to five years in prison after he was caught with a gun.


All season cabins coming to Bowl and Pitcher

The cabins will be built at the Riverside State Park campground just six miles from downtown Spokane. Each will be 400-square-feet, overlook the Spokane River and include plumbing and electricity. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 6:35 p.m.

Charges recommended against Spokane police officer for aiding daughter charged with kidnapping

A Spokane Police officer is facing criminal charges for rendering criminal assistance stemming from a violent assault and reported kidnapping in May involving the officer’s daughter.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:12 p.m.

Man points real-looking shotgun at teens outside Spokane’s General Store

A man aimed what appears to be a real shotgun at a group of teenage boys Sunday evening at the General Store on North Division Street, in plain view of …


Guerrilla bike lane appears in Spokane

City officials aren’t too concerned about the rogue paint job, but it seems unlikely to remain.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

Cantwell schedules town hall of her own at Gonzaga University

Washington’s junior senator will take questions on Aug. 15 on any topic constituents want to talk about, her staff said Monday. It will be Cantwell’s fifth town hall this summer …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 6:05 p.m.

Judge clears path for torture trial against Spokane psychologists involved in CIA waterboarding

A visibly shaken Dror Ladin labored in court as he tried on July 28 to convince U.S. District Court Judge Justin Quackenbush why the ACLU’s lawsuit on behalf of three …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers will hold town hall at Gonzaga University on Thursday

The congresswoman will host a free event requiring a ticket at Gonzaga University on Thursday at 5 p.m. Recent town halls have been held at the Lincoln Center. It will …


Emergency clinic provides after-hours care for pet owners in need

The door slammed and Li’l Puddns came up a couple inches short. The beloved black cat broke her routine last Thursday evening and didn’t quite clear the door before it …


New affordable housing on East Sprague seen among catalysts for transformation

Four years ago, an idea came out of Spokane City Hall to transform East Sprague. It’s beginning to work.


Shawn Vestal: Measures to curb global warming are squarely within city’s purview

As an organization that uses a lot of energy and emits pollution, the city is squarely within its purview to identify and adopt ways of saving gas, using less energy …