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Rob Curley: Ag series turns into more than we could’ve expected; book to be released in December

Like all places, there’s typically a big difference between how the locals view their communities versus how the rest of the world views them. It was that very idea that …


Rob Curley: ‘100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die’ is an insider’s guide to our town

When our editor talks to different community groups about our newspaper’s different missions, he often explains our hope to be a daily instruction manual to life in our community. Then …


Washington apple crop awaits answers amid ongoing trade uncertainty

Despite uncertainty about markets, the Washington apple crop is coming off the trees and producers are hopeful that talks with Mexico and Canada can wrap up soon to protect two …


Judge permanently blocks release of unredacted records on SFCC’s Darren Pitcher

A judge signed an order Friday permanently barring the Community Colleges of Spokane from releasing unredacted records of the sexual harassment investigation that led Darren Pitcher to resign as acting …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Attorney General says lawmaker records subject to disclosure

The Washington Attorney General’s office said Wednesday that state lawmakers are subject to the same rules of disclosure that cover other elected officials and employees at state agencies.


Rob Curley: Let’s have a birthday party that lasts the entire year

We’re about to have a birthday here at The Spokesman-Review. We’re 135 years young. Kinda.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

Gary Crooks: I’m leaving the paper, but I hope you stay

It’s been a privileged perch, and I am grateful. However, politics has changed – and not for the better – and the impact on journalism is profound.


Rob Curley: Channeling our past can lead us to the future

Last year on Thanksgiving, our newspaper published my first column as the new editor of The Spokesman-Review. It was the first time we talked about some of the philosophical changes …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 8:11 a.m.

Rob Curley: In an early-morning call, losing an old friend and finding a way forward

This week marks my one-year anniversary of the editor of The Spokesman-Review. I wanted to be here for so many reasons, but mostly because I had grown to dislike the …


100 years ago in Spokane: Newspapers rush publication of draft lottery results

The “most stupendous of all lotteries, in all ages” took place in Washington D.C., affecting the military fate of 10 million young Americans. It was the World War I draft …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

S-R’s Joe Palmquist leaving position as sports editor to become managing editor

Starting Monday, I will vacate the seat I have occupied for the past 13-plus years and move into my new role as this newspaper’s managing editor.


Rob Curley: On the lookout for liars, and the difference between beliefs and facts

How journalists fare in a world of fake news.


Spokesman-Review staff take home multiple Associated Press photo awards, including Cowles Cup

Spokesman Review photographers bundled up the awards in the 2016 Associated Press Northwest photo contest, announced Wednesday.


Rob Curley: Thanksgiving, serendipity and why today’s front page looks like it’s from 1910

The Spokesman-Review’s front page looks different today; that’s on purpose.


Goodbye Dorothy Dean: Woman who served as last home economics specialist at The Spokesman-Review dies at 89

Margaret Heimbigner, the last woman to serve as The Spokesman-Review’s “Dorothy Dean,” has died at 89.


Gary Graham: End of 44-year ride in journalism is bittersweet

Democracy needs a strong, independent and vibrant press that speaks truth to power and tells the stories of a community, both large and small.


Mike Lynch, longtime sportswriter, copy editor in Spokane, dies

Mike Lynch, who served more than half a century as a member of The Spokesman-Review editorial staff, died Tuesday night of a heart attack. He was 86.


Spokesman-Review editor Gary Graham to retire

Spokesman-Review editor Gary Graham plans to retire in September after leading the newsroom for eight years.


Spokane Chronicle building upper floors to become apartments

The offices of Spokane’s defunct afternoon newspaper soon will be renovated into apartments, the company that owns the building announced this week.


Blaine Stum: Destigmatize mental illness

For years I struggled to deal with or talk about my diagnosis. The term “mental illness” was something I could not bring myself to say. And starting therapy seemed like …


Spokane winery pairs reds and whites with jazz

From the garage to downtown: Nodland Cellars opens tasting room in the center of Spokane


Bert Caldwell, S-R editorial page editor, to retire; Gary Crooks named successor

Bert Caldwell will retire Feb. 19 after almost five years as editorial page editor of The Spokesman-Review.


100 years ago, in Spokane: Newspaper editorial predicted the war in Europe might drag on for years

The Spokesman-Review ran an editorial raising the alarming possibility that the war in Europe could drag on for many more years.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 1:59 p.m.

Dorothy Dean turns 80

The Spokesman-Review’s beloved homemakers service was launched this week in 1935


Downtown Spokane gas line rupture spurs evacuations

Several downtown Spokane businesses were evacuated Monday afternoon when a city street contractor ruptured a 12-inch natural gas line at Monroe Street and Sprague Avenue. Work to fix the damaged …


Reminder: Online commenting suspended for holidays

This is a reminder that The Spokesman-Review has temporarily suspended online commenting on news articles during the holiday season.


The Spokesman-Review takes regional awards

The Spokesman-Review took top honors in long feature writing, commentary and sports photography among the region’s largest newspapers in the 2012 Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest presented by the Society …


King Collection: Getting back into routine

By the end of the summer, if people are honest, an exhaustion sets in. So much light and heat, so much pressure to pursue evening and weekend fun. September’s routine …


King Collection: Making a splash in bygone era

The American women who swam in this summer’s Olympics wore suits that look ultra modest in our string-bikini world. Black and sleek, the suits are built for function, not to …


Vestal: Why defend an anonymous troll’s right to insult?

A judge has ordered this newspaper to turn over information about a person who made a potentially libelous comment under an assumed name on the website. This, of course, will …