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100 years ago in Spokane: Peach pits pile up at Clemmer Theater in gas mask drive

The Clemmer Theater (today’s Bing Crosby Theater) held its first-ever “peach pit matinee” – and ended up collecting 2,500 pounds of peach pits.


Shawn Vestal: As federal government stalls, Spokane takes its place among localized climate actors

When the City Council overrode the mayor’s veto of new climate change standards for the city, it put Spokane into the right zone.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Postal workers gather downtown to protest privatization of mail services

Nearly two dozen postal workers and local labor union members gathered on the steps of the downtown Post Office to protest privatizing mail services and demand Congressional action.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Survivors of sexual violence can find help through new Seek then Speak program

People who have experienced sexual violence in the Spokane area now have an anonymous, online way to access information and contact law enforcement through a new app, Seek then Speak.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Inland Northwest Behavioral Health hospital opens; will begin receiving patients next month

Spokane’s newest psychiatric hospital was officially unveiled Thursday before a ceremony of about 50 people.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Woman found dead in Spokane River identified but name not released

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the woman and alerted authorities at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. She was floating in the river about two blocks east …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Four Spokane vets flying to North Carolina to aid in aftermath of hurricane Florence

In the riverside city of New Bern, North Carolina, power outages and wastewater spills accompanied the flooding from Hurricane Florence. In online videos of the city, tall trees hang diagonally …


Fire roundup: Spokane Valley crews rescue two women trapped after car rollover

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several reports of brush fires, natural gas leaks, downed electrical lines and a vehicle accident that required firefighters to extricate two women from …



Green Bluff Grange reveals hall renovations today

The Green Bluff Grange No. 300 will reveal recently completed


Landmarks: Monument dedicated to early Spokane Valley settler Seth Woodard

Airway Heights woman gets wheels rolling to have monument built and dedicated to a Spokane Valley pioneer, her great-grandfather Seth Woodard.


Spokane chapter of Ryan’s Case for Smiles sews its 10,000th pillowcase for children patients in area hospitals

Sometime last Thursday morning one of the nearly 60 volunteers in the gym of Trinity Baptist Church in north Spokane sewed the 10,000th pillowcase that will be donated to one …


Annual Coeur d’Fondo scenic bike rides Saturday will feature professional Italian cyclists

More than 1,500 bicyclists are expected to descend on downtown Coeur d’Alene Saturday for the seventh annual Coeur d’Fondo that allows cyclists to travel scenic routes between 120 and 15 …


Karen Winston receives same YWCA award as mother did 36 years ago

Karen Winston, at first a reluctant social worker, embraced her love of children and turned it into a lifelong career helping vulnerable children in Washington State.


Valleyfest promises fan favorites and new events

Organizers of the 29th annual Valleyfest community festival being held this weekend are trying to encourage children to reach for the stars by bringing in a NASA exhibit to inspire …


One Peace, Many Paths hosting World Peace Flag ceremony, first Earth and Spirit Festival

The fourth annual World Peace Flag Ceremony and the first Earth and Spirit Festival will be held this weekend in Spokane as part of the Compassion Games.


Gardening: It’s time to think about saving seeds from favorite vegetables, flowers, Pat Munts says

It’s time to think about saving seeds from your favorite vegetables and flowers.


Front Porch: Columnist is learning to say it in 150 seconds

Cindy Hval is learning new things. She is telling her “Front Porch” stories in front of a camera on a segment of “Spokane Talks,” a television show on Fox28 Spokane.


Spokane Valley City Council may still not raise property taxes for 2019

Spokane Valley is planning to opt out of raising property taxes in 2019, which will mark a decade without an increase for residents.


Southeast Spokane County Fair in Rockford offers annual fun for everyone

The annual Southeast Spokane County Fair this weekend in Rockford offers animals, exhibits and activities for everyone.


Feature creature: Calvin the domestic short-haired cat would fit with any cat-loving family

Calvin the lynx point colored cat has been brought to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.


U.S. News & World Report ranks Gonzaga No. 4 among similar regional universities in the West

For the fourth year running, Gonzaga University is ranked fourth best regional university in the West, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual listings.


100 years ago in Spokane: Anti-American sentiments land two in hot water

Two men were indicted by a Spokane federal grand jury for “slander” against the U.S.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 11:26 a.m.

Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers face off in first public debate

In their first public debate, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Lisa Brown lobbed criticism on numerous issues, including health care, tax reform, gun control, the farm bill, …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Gonzaga fundraiser draws $355.4 million for improvements, scholarships

Gonzaga University announced Wednesday that it raised $355.4 million dollars in a seven-year-long fundraiser, far exceeding its original goal of $250 million.


Avista extends date for sale to Hydro One

Avista Corp. is extending the deadline to complete its $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Ltd. until March 29, although both companies expect the sale to close in late December.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 3:37 p.m.

Spokane’s INB Performing Arts Center gets a new name and a major update

The newly renamed First Interstate Center for the Arts will sport new art, new access and new systems.


100 years ago today in Spokane: German women required to have permit to be near armory

“German alien women” were not allowed to walk past the Spokane Armory – or even within a half mile of it – without obtaining a permit.


Mary Kuney, Rob Chase are familiar opponents in race for Spokane County commissioner

The race for county commissioner between Rob Chase and Mary Kuney mirrors a split in the Spokane County Republican Party between more traditional Republicans who have lined up behind Kuney …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Legendary WSU quarterback Jack Thompson’s alleged comments in Jason Gesser case fit a pattern of cover-up

In the pages and pages of records surrounding the Jason Gesser case, Jack Thompson’s comment was not the most significant, perhaps, nor is he the person most responsible for taking …