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Spokane Park Board dedicates funding for potential purchase of land for Sportsplex site

The panel took the first step earlier this month toward signing an agreement that could finalize the orientation of the long-imagined $42 million prep sports facility on the north bank …


Rob Curley: At 90, Mickey Mouse still the symbol of a dream that wouldn’t quit

Strap on those Mickey ears you bought during your last vacation to Disneyland and let’s begin this little mouse tale.


Shawn Vestal: ‘Constitutionalists’ have some funny ideas about the Constitution

Scratch the surface of a “constitutionalist” – at least one of the Western anti-government variety – and what you often find underneath is an authoritarian. Or an anarchist.


Some regret loss, others see trend as midcentury homes give way to new construction

The demolition of the Blair House was not the first time a notable home fronting the Manito golf course was destroyed to make way for a new home, and many …


100 years ago in Spokane: City takes deep breath of relief as quarantine lifts

“Spokane Is Happy Once More,” enthused a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline, because the ban on all public gatherings was lifted.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Ice ribbon opens for its second year

Spokane’s Skate Ribbon opened this morning at Riverfront Park, marking the start of its second year.


100 years ago in Spokane: Girl dies day after mother’s funeral as city’s death toll from flu rises to 181

Five more people died of the Spanish flu in Spokane, bringing the total to 181. In one home, a 10-year-old girl died the day after her mother’s funeral.


Sue Lani Madsen: Child’s play – safe or sorry

Heading over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house next week will undoubtedly trigger a few family disagreements at the Thanksgiving dinner table. If not over politics, over …


Paul Turner: To the Scrooges of Spokane, the holiday season ain’t all garland and mistletoe

Yes, I know we’re fast approaching a season of glad tidings and great joy. But the fact of the matter is, that be-of-good-cheer stuff rubs a few folks in Spokane …


Many local organizations offering free Thanksgiving meals next week

Many Spokane organizations will be providing Thanksgiving meals over the holiday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Spokane businessman acquitted of fraud charge in lottery winnings case

Scott K. Brett, of Spokane, was found not guilty of wire fraud Friday by a jury in Richland. He was indicted two years ago on a charge of misappropriating nearly …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

Census Bureau taking applications for Spokane employees for 2020 count

If you’re interested in working for the U.S. Census Bureau in 2020, now is the time to get your application in.


100 years ago in Spokane: Demobilization heralds end of war

Spokane was already making plans for what it called “The Great Home-Coming.”


With proposed commerce park, developer hopes to give economic boost to Hillyard Neighborhood

Spokane developer Larry Stone is aiming to replicate the success of the Playfair Commerce Park with plans to build a second industrial park in northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: School Board should be leery of ignoring a loud, clear vote on the downtown stadium

The Spokane Public Schools board should heed the wishes of voters who rejected building an outdoor stadium in downtown Spokane.


Lime scooter proponents say vehicle sharing program leaves Spokane more sweet than sour

The pilot program that filled Spokane with hundreds of Lime scooters and bikes ended Friday. The city and company called the bike-share program a local success and look forward to …


As one-man hunger strike continues, city lawmakers reexamine sit-and-lie ordinance

The city of Spokane may re-examine a law that critics say criminalizes the homeless for sleeping or sitting on public sidewalks when they have nowhere else to go, after a …


Tariffs costing Washington consumers and exporters, according to anti-tariff campaign

New study estimates costs of new tariffs for Washington consumers and producers.


Colville police officer charged with assault in alleged drunken incident at downtown bar

Michael S. Welch faces a fourth-degree assault charge, a gross misdemeanor, stemming from a confrontation caught on camera at a bar in Colville on Nov. 1.


Fire damages home Wednesday evening

Firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the corner of North Cincinnati Street and East Carlisle Avenue.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Spokane’s Bishop Daly doubles down on criticism of Vatican after order to hold off on internal reforms

Spokane’s bishop doubled down on his criticism of the Vatican Thursday, saying its decision to bar U.S. dioceses from taking action on the ongoing sexual abuse crisis within the church …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Search continues Thursday for Spokane man who mysteriously disappeared in Santa Clara after 49ers football game

The search continued Thursday for a Spokane man who disappeared Monday night after a San Francisco 49es football game in Santa Clara, California.


Local jewelry-maker brings a new kind of artwork to library’s creator in residence program

Jewelry-maker Sondra Barrington is November’s creator in residence at the North Spokane Library, but if you haven’t signed up for her classes, it’s too late. “They’re all full, with wait …


Thousands of calls and 43 years later, fire Capt. Greg Borg ready to hang up uniform

For 43 years, Spokane Fire Department Capt. Greg Borg, 68, has answered the call –actually thousands of calls.


Birds of prey on display at learning center

The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center will host a “Raptor Rampage” open house Saturday and no, that doesn’t have anything to do with dinosaurs. Instead the center will showcase its …


Come sunshine, rain or snow, the Mt. Spokane equestrian team will be ready to ride

It was a chilly night in the barn Monday and the horses of students from the Mt. Spokane High School Equestrian Team made their way through an obstacle course with …


Rob Curley: Come help us close out the Kettle Kickoff charity drive – we’ve got ‘Olaf’ your Christmas cheer right here

Last year, our newspaper was asked to participate in the Salvation Army’s Kettle Kickoff. We were all ready. But I was especially ready. Dressed as Santa, the generosity I saw …


Deer Park rancher Beryl Baker leaves behind philanthropic, land legacy

A $1 million fund established in the names of his two sons whose lives were cut short in the 1980s isn’t the only gift Beryl Baker left behind. His sprawling …


Feature creature: L.A.

LA is a great gal with lots of energy. LA enjoys playing with toys and is food motivated. She will need an active home that keeps her engaged and provides …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on working in the minority, leadership of her party and specter of impeachment

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers spoke Wednesday about the prospects in a House of Representatives led by Democrats for the first time since 2011. She said there were no grounds for …