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Judge: Identify writer on blog

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 …


Career women in King photos; painting surfaces

In our newsroom, we call it the Spokane Vortex. It occurs when someone from the Inland Northwest is involved with a national or international news event. Or someone is related …


King Collection: Nurse photo triggers wave of responses

You run her photo in the newspaper and ask if anyone recognizes the woman, an intelligent-looking nurse from Spokane. The photo, found in the King Collection archives of The Spokesman-Review, …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2012, 5:18 p.m.

Idaho judge considers anonymous comments lawsuit

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 …


King Collection: Picnics in the park

On the first day of hot weather at the end of April, young women throughout the Inland Northwest dressed for the heat and walked through the region’s parks in short-shorts, …


Images from early 1900s look downright newsy

They posed with their newspapers, these Spokane folks from the early 1900s. The smiling man in the top hat. The woman in the watercolor portrait. And F.N. LaVell, businessman, relaxing …


Palmquist: Old faces in new places will keep section humming

In the past 24 years, I have had the privilege of working with some outstanding journalists in The Spokesman-Review’s sports department. Saturday was the official last day for five of …


Cowles freezing pension plan

Cowles Co., which owns The Spokesman-Review, KHQ-TV, The Journal of Business and other businesses, announced Thursday that it will freeze the company’s pension plan effective Sept. 1. At the same …


Editorial page editor Floyd to retire; Caldwell named successor

Doug Floyd, The Spokesman-Review’s longtime editorial page editor, will retire at the end of June, Publisher Stacey Cowles announced this week. At the same time, Cowles announced that Bert Caldwell, …


Suspicious package causes evacuation of SR

Hundreds of The Spokesman-Review’s employees were evacuated this afternoon after someone brought a suspicious package into the lobby of the downtown building.


S-R delivery prices, sections to change

Home delivery of The Spokesman-Review will cost an additional $1.25 a month next year, the company announced Tuesday. The price increase is one of several changes planned in response to …


Johnson to lead S-R’s marketing

Daniel M. Johnson has been promoted to sales and marketing director of The Spokesman-Review, effective Jan. 10. He will succeed Shaun O’L. Higgins, who is retiring. Johnson has headed distribution …


S-R marketing chief will retire

Shaun O’L. Higgins, longtime sales and marketing director for The Spokesman-Review, announced Tuesday that he’ll retire from the company in early January. Higgins, 62, who also gave popular economic forecasts …


S-R phones to be restored today

Due to a problem with the local phone company, The Spokesman-Review was unable to receive some incoming local calls to its phone system on Wednesday. Qwest was able to identify …


Friends, family pay tribute to civic leader

The sun lit up the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist just as the celebration of Allison Cowles’ life began Saturday – a symbol of the light she’d shone on …


Guilty plea in child rape case

The former security supervisor for The Spokesman-Review pleaded guilty Thursday to three sexual assault charges that could keep him in prison for life. Robert J. Robel, 61, pleaded guilty to …


Child pornography guilty plea prepared

A former employee of The Spokesman-Review and his attorney have reached an agreement in principle with prosecutors to plead guilty to several charges of possession of child pornography. Zachary L. …


Remodeling debuts in today’s newspaper

Readers will see some changes in The Spokesman-Review this year, beginning today. For starters, three local columns are returning on a weekly basis. Business reporter Bert Caldwell and politics reporter …


Omdougsman a fortune cookie full of answers

Layoffs. Editor resignations. Newspaper format changes … We’ve had a week of upheaval here at The Spokesman-Review.


S-R to cut 60 positions; editor resigns

The Spokesman-Review will cut about one-fourth of its editorial staff this month, laying off as many as 27 employees in a move its publisher says is a reaction to economic …


Radio stations switching formats

Two longtime Spokane radio stations will swap formats Monday, transforming KGA-AM into sports radio and “The Fan” KJRB-AM into news and talk. Both stations had carried a mix of programming, …


Job ad cons woman, newspaper

The lure of travel and a chance to earn good money conned 21-year-old Chelsea Buckner into sending nearly $300 to someone offering her a job as a flight attendant. Buckner, …


S-R Business Section Ranked Among Best Newspaper Wins Sabew Award For Second Consecutive Year

The Spokesman-Review’s business section has been honored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers as one of the best in the nation. Entries were submitted by a total …