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Wednesday, February 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:28 a.m.

Snowstorm only brings 1 inch

About an inch of snow fell on Spokane from Tuesday afternoon through this morning, making the morning commute slick.


Major fish recovery project in NE Washington and Idaho gives boost to cutthroat and bull trout

A few years ago there were no native westslope cutthroat trout in a 5-mile stretch of Cee Cee Ah Creek of northeast Washington. This summer, however, biologists estimate there are …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:26 a.m.

Group urges parents to opt-out of Spokane Public Schools sex ed curriculum in favor of abstinence-based approach

Even in the chill of winter, the subject of sex education will stoke a few fires.


Chihuly glass exhibit to open Saturday at Spokane’s MAC

After circling the stand once more, Mitchell Burdett finds a place for a 2-foot amber glass tendril, piece by piece turning five plain metal frames into vibrant, sea creature-inspired glass …


Cleanup begins at site of Spokane Valley paint store destroyed by fire

A spokeswoman for the state Department of Ecology said there is no indication that pollutants from the store or fire have gotten into the water table, which sits about 90 …


Spokane Federal Credit Union breaks ground on space to share finances and cup of coffee

Spokane Federal Credit Union broke ground Tuesday on its new Spokane Valley branch that will share a space with Revel 77 Coffee.


100 years ago in Spokane: American aviator describes his duties chasing German zeppelins in World War I

“Flying over England at night and chasing German zeppelins until they were well off home territory, then scouting around through the darkness to see if there were any left, sure …


100 years ago in Spokane: County asked to chip in to complete road to Mount Spokane

Civic leaders asked the Spokane County commissioners for $3,500 to complete the road to Mt. Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 6:51 p.m.

Frank Reynolds, beloved child cancer doctor at Deaconess and Sacred Heart, dies at 83

Colleagues, patients and co-workers remember the longtime doctor’s devotion to the care of the whole patient at a time when many families faced uncertain futures and frightening diagnoses. Reynolds insisted …


Deputies search for Sunday Chattaroy gas station robbery suspect

Deputies are asking for the community’s help in identifying the suspect from an alleged gas station market robbery Sunday night in Chattaroy, who was caught on camera.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton, husband file for bankruptcy protection

The couple said in an interview the filing, submitted to the court Thursday, is the result of legal malpractice claims against Chris Wright’s one-man law firm. Stratton said she wants …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

City plows on standby as Spokane prepares for moderate snow accumulations

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory on Tuesday predicting that at least one inch of fresh snow will fall on Spokane through Wednesday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 11:11 a.m.

Park board wants to sell unused land; opponents say it can’t

After last-minute outcry from conservation groups, the Spokane Park Board deferred a proposal which would have allowed them to sell surplus park land without a vote of the people.


Airway Heights court commissioner faces questions about qualification to hear cases

Terri Cooper wears a judge’s robe and makes judicial decisions in local courts in both Cheney and Airway Heights. She’s been making those legal decisions for bout 16 years. But …


100 years ago in Washington D.C.: Sen. Miles Poindexter, of Spokane, helps lead fight against League of Nation

U.S. Sen. Miles Poindexter of Spokane took to the Senate floor to rail against the proposed League of Nations and the peace treaty in Europe.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Up to 4 inches of snow expected in Spokane by Wednesday evening; even more in Pullman, Coeur d’Alene

The National Weather Service said Spokane will get 3 to 4 inches of snow between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday, while Coeur d’Alene will get 4 to 6 …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

First robin of spring? That’s something of an avian myth

Although the “first robin of spring” is a phrase enshrined in folklore and literature, it’s something of an avian myth. Robins move around in search of food, but they can …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

About 100 protest Trump’s emergency wall declaration in Spokane

Protestors returned to downtown Spokane on Monday afternoon to denounce President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for his long-promised border wall.


100 years ago today: League of Nations idea divides Spokane

The establishment of the League of Nations – an early attempt to form a United Nations-style organization – was a divisive issue in Spokane. Some critics, including U.S. Sen. Miles …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 3:14 p.m.

Then and Now: Taylor Bros. Department Store

Taylor Bros. at Five Mile Shopping Center was among the region’s projects started by businessman Colin Taylor. It is now Anytime Fitness.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 8:21 a.m.

Getting There: 7 big transportation projects Spokane Valley plans to finish in 2019

Barker, Garland and Argonne are among the larger projects Spokane Valley will finish this year.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 8:43 a.m.

Adults and students may soon use the same Spokane libraries at schools

When it comes to the future of libraries in Spokane, civic leaders aren’t going by the book – they’re writing a new one. It’s been a great read so far. …


Bike sharing may be back this spring with new rules

City leaders hope to bring bike sharing back to Spokane by spring, but with a new set of rules for both companies and riders.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 7:11 a.m.

EWU student crowned Miss Spokane

With an opera performance in a navy evening gown, 24-year-old Eastern Washington student Ashlee Karras took the Miss Spokane crown for the second time Sunday night, making her the area’s …


Rash of stolen cars has police warning public

Police urge the public not to leave their cars unattended while warming them up after a spate of vehicle recoveries and arrests over the weekend.


Clouds part on Presidents Day

Snowstorms are taking a break on Presidents Day in the Spokane region. But it will be cold. As drier air sweeps in from the northeast, sunshine and frigid temperatures are …


As Gonzaga University grew, the tightly knit neighborhood surrounding it transformed

The Gonzaga district has cycled through many of changes since the residential area was developed in the 1890s. But the neighborhood still clings to key elements of its original identity …


100 years ago in Spokane: As private car ownership rises, so does the cost for a streetcar ride

Streetcar fares in Spokane were likely to go up from a nickel to seven cents, after being granted approval for such an increase by the Public Service Commission.


The Dirt: Riverview Retirement Community adding more housing for memory care residents

Spokane-based Bouten Construction will build three, one-story duplexes, which will each be more than 3,700 square feet in size.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

No-fee cross-country ski trails are groomed and open in Spokane

Indian Canyon Golf Course is open this winter for cross-country skiing, thanks to enough snow and low temperatures.