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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Parent of Red Lion Hotels moves corporate headquarters from Spokane to Denver

The parent company of Red Lion Hotels has moved the company’s corporate headquarters and executive office from Spokane to Denver.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

Beneath the asphalt: Spokane’s historic brick streets endure the decades

The oldest brick streets – likely the oldest streets in Spokane – run for just two blocks on Madison Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues and from Eighth to Ninth …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

Small fire contained off Aubrey L. White Parkway

Fire crews responded to a fire in the vicinity of Aubrey L. White Parkway just west of intersection with Rifle Club Road Wednesday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Ethnic Markets: Oriental Market brings a world of flavor to Spokane

Tucked deep in Parkwater’s industrial district, the Oriental Market has been owned and operated by the Tyson family – Jerry, his wife Pon and their son Tom – for over …


Neighbors turn out for National Night Out

Kids arriving to the National Night Out party on South Richard Allen Court Tuesday night made an enthusiastic beeline for either the cotton candy cart or the huge inflatable slide …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:10 p.m.

Downtown Spokane auto dealer begins construction on Honda block

The final phase of a revamped downtown Spokane Larry H. Miller auto campus is underway, as the Salt Lake City-based dealer broke ground this week for its city block-size Honda …


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Steptoe auto dealer arrives in Spokane with murder on his mind

Koman Belko, a Steptoe automobile dealer, and his business partner, D.W. Smith, were having a business dispute.


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Irrepressible in life, Spokane attorney Pat Stiley memorialized in stories

Longtime Spokane attorney Pat Stiley was one of a kind, and so was his memorial gathering Saturday at the Satellite Diner and Lounge in downtown Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Hunt for missing boy ends in tragic revelation

The disappearance of Claude Blakeslee, a 10-year-old orphan, had been a mystery for several days.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

City to consider bike share proposals; could launch program by 2019

Visit nearly any American city and a bike awaits you. Kiosks filled with bikes for rent populate the cores of New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Chicago, Portland and 113 other cities …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Making houses homes: Spokane Life Scout collects more than 500 pieces of furniture for formerly homeless, low-income people

Cooper Cervelli, 13, has collected 562 pieces of furniture for the Catholic Charities Furniture Bank to help formerly homeless and low-income individuals furnish their new homes for his final project …


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Pot Puzzle: In Washington state, it’s a checkerboard of marijuana rules and regulations

Five years after Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana, uncertainty continues in cities and counties across the state over how to regulate pot businesses – or whether to allow them at …


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Snag Fire burning along U.S. Highway 195 south of Spokane mostly contained, fire crews say

The Snag fire burning south of Spokane along U.S. Highway 195 is mostly contained, fire crews said Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

John Conley, founder of the White Elephant, dead at 90

John Conley, founder of the White Elephant and a highly regarded figure in Spokane community, has died. He was 90.


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Crews begin to contain brush fire burning along U.S. Highway 195 south of town

A wildfire along U.S. Highway 195south of Spokane prompted the Spokane County Fire Department to announce a Level 2 evacuation warning for the area around the Ridge at Hangman.


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

Eucharist family rosary to be held in Spokane Sunday

A Eucharistic Family Rosary will be held at Avista Stadium Sunday at 7:00 p.m.


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

Avista sale latest in trend of Canadian utility acquisitions

Large Canadian power companies have been snapping up smaller American ones for several years, paying tens of billions of dollars to expand their geographic footprint in a country that offers …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

Do you hate crumbling roads? Would you pay more to fix them?

Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and …