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A single chord ringing out is all it took to reconnect with a 140-year legacy

Janet Hubbard had only played a few chords when she said, to no one in particular, that she could hear it … something more than just the music responding to …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 6:28 a.m.

Then and Now: Single-room occupancy hotels rose to fill Spokane’s growth needs

Single-room occupancy hotels accommodated downtown Spokane’s booming early 1900s, including the Albany, Regal and Stanford hotels. Rooms had a bed, sink, wardrobe and little else.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Cartoonist hides vulgar anti-Trump message in his comic strip; S-R joins papers to drop the comic

At first glance, Sunday’s Non Sequitur comic strip just showed bears dressed up like Leonardo da Vinci. But much like da Vinci himself, Wiley Miller – whose work often tackles …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Spokesman-Review wins grant for public health reporting

The Spokesman-Review received one of 50 grants awarded to news organizations nationwide by the nonprofit Report for America.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown set for town hall event in downtown Spokane on Wednesday

The event, co-hosted by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages forum and KHQ-TV, will air live on local broadcast television from the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. It’ll be the first …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers, Brown to meet at Sept. 19 town hall hosted by Spokesman-Review, KHQ

The free event will be part of the Northwest Passages Book Club’s Pints and Politics series, which has previously featured Gov. Jay Inslee and candidates for Spokane City Council and …


Then and Now: Havermale Island

Havermale Island, in the middle of the Spokane River, makes up much of the area of today’s Riverfront Park. For early settlers, it was an important site and refuge.


Former S-R reporters honored for environmental reporting at Winter Waters event

Three former Spokesman-Review reporters will be honored for their reporting on environmental issues and the outdoors during the March 2 Winter Waters celebration in Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Hours after fatal South Hill shooting, suspect was back at work in newspaper’s production facility

Hours after police say Anne Carpenter shot two people on the lower South Hill, the 23-year-old returned to work and handled newspapers that detailed her horrific alleged crime.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Author Nate Blakeslee explores value of one wolf’s life

“American Wolf,” the nonfiction story of an alpha female in Yellowstone, drew about 150 people to the December meeting of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club.


100 years ago in Spokane: Wartime effort, jealously guarded, spurs need for ‘watchmen’

A new emergency city ordinance showed the level of wartime anxiety in Spokane.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Northwest Passages Book Club kicks off with local author and columnist Shawn Vestal

Northwest Passages, The Spokesman-Review’s book club, debuted Thursday with a discussion with Shawn Vestal, author of “Daredevils.”


Newspaper critics split: The Socialist-Review, or The Spokesman-Republican?

A look into the history of The Spokesman-Review shows that the paper’s political reality is complicated.


Rob Curley: As The Spokesman-Review’s new editor, I can’t wait to be this newspaper’s old editor

It’s amazing to get to work in one of the most iconic buildings in the Inland Northwest. But it’s even more amazing to be a part of one of the …


UPDATED: Thu., July 21, 2016, 4:34 p.m.

Rob Curley named editor of The Spokesman-Review

Rob Curley has been selected as the new editor of The Spokesman-Review to replace editor Gary Graham, who earlier announced his plans to retire in the fall.


Former longtime SR editorial cartoonist Shaw McCutcheon dies at 94

Former editorial cartoonist Shaw McCutcheon, who worked for The Spokesman-Review for 36 years before retiring in 1986, died Wednesday in Spokane. He was 94.


Newspaper carrier strikes woman walking her dog

A Spokesman-Review newspaper carrier struck and injured a woman walking her dog early Monday morning.


Redesigned spokesman.com unifies desktop, mobile and print

We’re launching a redesign of our website this week in an effort to make the site more appealing to you in the way it is organized and how it looks. …


Newspaper carriers escape injury after tree crushes truck

Some Spokesman-Review customers didn’t get their Tuesday paper after a falling tree crushed the truck of a newspaper delivery carrier early Tuesday.


Teachers’ attorney says investigative records should stay sealed

OLYMPIA – Spokane Public Schools should not release records of investigations into unproven allegations against two teachers, even if it removes their names, because identifying them from the documents is …


Dorothy Powers, beloved S-R journalist, dies at 93

Dorothy Rochon Powers, perhaps the most famous journalist to write for The Spokesman-Review, has died. She was 93. Powers was born Oct. 9, 1921 in Anaconda, Montana, to parents who …


Online commenting to take holiday break

The Spokesman-Review is closing online comments on news stories on our website starting Monday and lasting through Jan. 1. We’re doing this both as an experiment and to preserve the …


Editorial: The Spokesman-Review’s choices for Tuesday’s election

The Spokesman-Review editorial board has wrapped up endorsements for the 2013 election season, which comes to an end on Tuesday. To read the full text of the editorials online, go …


Coleman to be new S-R marketing director

Kathleen Coleman will become sales and marketing director of S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review on Jan. 1, Publisher Stacey Cowles announced Wednesday. Coleman will succeed Dan Johnson, who is leaving to join …


Citizen journalist class being offered

The Spokesman-Review and the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University will provide a one-day training workshop in February for qualified rural journalists and citizen bloggers in …


S-R must provide info on anonymous commenter

The Spokesman-Review must provide information that could identify an anonymous reader who typed a disparaging online comment about the chairwoman of the Kootenai County Republican Party in February, an Idaho …


Blog identity suit enters court

Forcing The Spokesman-Review to reveal the identities of three anonymous commenters on its Huckleberries Online blog would quell free speech by raising fears that people posting critical remarks would be …


S-R honored for series on mine, tribe

A two-day Spokesman-Review series of stories and photos about uranium mine radiation and high cancer rates on the Spokane Indian Reservation was the best environmental reporting in a metro Northwest …


Nothing funny – or apocalyptic – about pulling comic strip

A woman walks into a clinic. “Excuse me,” she says. “Is this where I get a sonogram?”


Vestal: Shock seems misplaced over online-comments masquerade

It’s reprehensible, really. Shocking.