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100 years ago in Spokane: Officials consider restricting red flag used by communists and Wobblies

Spokane was considering a new ordinance banning the display of the “red flag” – the symbol of radicals, communists and Wobblies – in any parade, procession or meeting.


Commissioners to vote on Spokane County property tax increase

Spokane County commissioners will decide on Tuesday whether to take a one percent property tax increase that could help fund basic county services, road construction and property acquisitions for the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Rob Curley: What happens when your two hometown teams lead the nation?

On Monday, the Associated Press named the Zags the No. 1 team in the nation, jumping over Kansas. That meant the Curley family’s favorite team was No. 2. It also …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Attorney requests mental evaluation for man accused of shooting two in northeast Spokane

In response to questions from a judge, Donavan L. Gibson sounded brusk, almost annoyed, as he confirmed that he understood his rights. The 35-year-old murder suspect made his first appearance …


Kretz, Maycumber named to House GOP leader posts

Reps. Joel Kretz, Jacqueline Maycumber named to leadership posts by House Republicans.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

WSP tickets driver in UW marching band bus crash

The Washington State Patrol has cited the driver of a charter bus that slid off Interstate 90 and rolled onto its side on Thanksgiving, injuring members of the University of …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Protesters line up to stop cleanup at Spokane City Hall homeless camp

In the freezing-cold early-morning hours Monday, about two dozen activists assembled with a small group of homeless people to


Old West legends trail Garland house as it goes on market

What will $200,000 buy in today’s heated Spokane real estate market? Rick Tannehill is offering a recently renovated 4-bedroom Craftsman in the Garland district that comes with fresh paint and …


100 years ago in Spokane: War death announced two weeks after armistice

Word arrived, two weeks after the armistice, that Lt. Royal Argall, 23, son of Spokane city commissioner J.C. Argall, had died in France on or about October 20, 1918.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Early endorsements stack up for mayoral candidates

The two men who have already announced intentions to replace outgoing Mayor David Condon have almost a year before their names might be on the ballot.


Volunteers of America need a new sponsor to help fund Christmas Bureau books

A $25,000 sponsorship that funds a portion of the books given away to children during the Christmas Bureau has ended and organizers are looking for a local company to step …


Then and Now: Blalock Building

John B. Blalock, born 1856 in Sevier County, Tennessee, was one of Spokane Falls’ early settlers, arriving in 1879, after stops in Oregon and Walla Walla.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Activists plan rally after city threatens to remove homeless protesters’ belongings from outside City Hall

After a group of homeless people camping in front of city hall in protest were notified that their belongings would be cleared away in 48 hours, a group of protesters …


New Starbucks coming to west end of downtown

A new Starbucks is coming to Spokane, in a former credit union drive through on the west end of downtown, according to city permit data.


Lighted Madonna remains in storage as plans emerge for 2019 display

For the third year running, the iconic display of Madonna and the Christ Child that lit a corner of the old Bon Marché building for decades will be stored for …


Volunteer takes vacation from work to help out at the Christmas Bureau

Christmas Bureau volunteer Joe Guerrinha takes more than a week off work every December to work at the Bureau, but insists that he’s only doing what hundreds of other people …


100 years ago in Spokane: Schools reopen after flu closure

The city’s schools opened for the first time in seven weeks, and most students and teachers reported that they were happy to be back.


Paul Turner: Predictions for the next 50 years

How will things change in the next 50 years – not just in pro football but in American life?


Shawn Vestal: Gov. Inslee’s travel budget smudges the line between political and professional

It’s been a sea-to-shining-sea year for our peripatetic governor.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Mead-based ‘Myst’ creators to publish new virtual reality game ‘ZED’ early in 2019

It’s the first time the small developer Cyan Worlds has collaborated to release a title with another developer, though the relationship isn’t a new one. Chuck Carter, a former Spokesman-Review …


A few Santa’s helpers are still needed for the Christmas Bureau

Normally, volunteers fill the Christmas Bureau schedule months in advance, but the calendar is proving to be a bit of a challenge this year and volunteers are still needed for …


Sue Lani Madsen: It’s all about the food – and the soil it grows in

Food, glorious food. The centerpiece of every holiday. Whatever your Thanksgiving tradition, food is the constant whether it’s turkey with sausage stuffing or vegan roasted pumpkin with riced cauliflower dressing. …


100 years ago in Spokane: Prayer inadequate medicine for local faith healer

The Spanish flu claimed one more victim, Benjamin Long, 41, a faith healer.


‘Mrs. Santa’ and her ‘elves’ prepare for another season of giving at the Spokane Guild School on Black Friday

Marilyn Henderson, the retired program coordinator at the school for children with developmental disabilities, is prepping for yet another season of giving away toys to families. Henderson, who signs letters …


Spokane International Airport deploys passenger assistants to help travelers get through screening

Next time you’re at the Spokane International Airport, you might see people in lilac suit coats helping direct passengers through security. The airport has hired “passenger assistants” to help inexperienced …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Black Friday crowds small, but determined, at locations throughout Spokane

Stores were bustling Friday morning but most early bargain hunters said it didn’t seem like the rush was as intense as it had been in past years. With several stores …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Man accused of vehicular assault in Spokane Valley has two prior DUIs

After hitting one parked car, the suspect’s Toyota Tundra slammed head-on into the victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision pushed the Mitsubishi into the victim, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

DUI suspect evades police while driving on wrong side of Interstate-90

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man Thursday morning suspected of driving the wrong way on Interstate 90, failed to realize he was being pursued by patrol cars and nearly hit other …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Driver dies after crashing into tree west of Spokane

The woman’s vehicle was reportedly traveling south on Assembly Road when it left the roadway and crashed near the intersection of Assembly and Tamarack roads.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

University of Washington marching band cancels Apple Cup performance after bus crash

Of the 56 people aboard, 47 were taken to hospitals for evaluation or treatment. The university said Friday morning that two students remained under medical care for injuries that were …