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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Spokane’s ‘Bush elm’ had a difficult life

The answer to the question: What happened to the elm tree President George H.W. Bush and then-Speaker Tom Foley planted in Riverfront Park in 1989?


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Man suspected of smashing downtown Spokane charity heart with stick has bail set at $20,000

A man suspected of smashing at least one public art sculpture with a stick in downtown Spokane had bond set at $20,000 Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Police arrest man suspected of smashing third heart sculpture

Police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of smashing a third heart sculpture in downtown Spokane, part of an art project meant to raise money for charity.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

Spokane is heartbroken after vandal knocks over pair of fiberglass sculptures meant to raise funds for charity

While millions across the nation were stirred awake on Election Day ready to partake in civic engagement, Spokane instead woke up to a broken heart. Two, in fact.


McCarthy says office was vandalized by thieves who threw ‘boulder,’ stole equipment

Two men broke into the Bakersfield, California, office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Saturday night and stole office equipment, the California Republican said Tuesday.


Couches, mattresses set on fire after Cougar win

Fresh off a critical 34-20 win over the 12th-ranked University of Oregon Ducks, Washington State University fans took the Saturday night celebration from Martin Stadium to the surrounding College Hill …


Clarkston teens must pay $13,000 each for tearing up baseball field

Three Clarkston boys convicted of vandalizing a baseball field in the Clarkston Heights have been ordered to pay about $13,000 each in restitution.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Salish School of Spokane vandalized

Vandals caused about $450 worth of damage to the Salish School of Spokane on Saturday.


Man pleads not guilty to damaging ‘Field of Dreams’ site

A 20-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he drove onto and damaged the Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 “Field of Dreams” movie.


Kathleen Parker: This statue protest is cowardly and clueless

Vandalism, contrary to the group’s claim that they’re performing “public art,” is the artless tantrum of a childish, self-absorbed mind.


Holocaust memorial vandalized for second time this summer

The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized for the second time this summer.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

School district aims to open on time after massive vandalism

Officials with a Washington state school district say progress is being made repairing $500,000 in vandalism, and they’re hopeful the academic year will start on time this fall.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

Teens accused of vandalizing newly-remodeled Salk Middle School

Three older teen males have been taken into custody on suspicion of vandalizing the newly-remodeled Salk Middle School on Monday night.


Man arrested after swastika painted on car outside church

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with a swastika that was found spray-painted on a vehicle outside a church north of Seattle.


New Portland arrivals find ‘Go back to California’ graffiti

Oregonians have spent decades blaming Californians for increased traffic and other problems.


People donate thousands to Anne Frank memorial in Idaho

Idaho officials say thousands of dollars in donations for an Anne Frank memorial vandalized earlier this week.


More anti-Semitic vandalism found on Anne Frank memorial

A swastika has been found drawn on the Anne Frank Human Right Memorial in Idaho, but authorities are not sure if it is new or part of vandalism found earlier …


Idaho Anne Frank memorial defaced with racist language

Idaho officials say an Anne Frank memorial was defaced with racist and anti-Semitic language.


UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

‘Get out’ spray-painted on home of refugee family in Spokane

A Spokane family who came to the United States more than a decade ago as refugees has reported that “get out” was spray-painted on their home.


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Racial slurs scrawled on walls at Salish School of Spokane

Vandals broke into one of the buildings at the Salish School of Spokane on North Maple Street overnight Thursday and scrawled racial slurs on the walls.


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

Vandals target Seattle synagogue, spray-paint with graffiti

Police say a Seattle synagogue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood was vandalized with anti-Semitic Holocaust-denying graffiti.


Anti-Defamation League, Jewish centers get more threats

The Anti-Defamation League and several Jewish community centers across the country got a new round of bomb threats Tuesday, prompting a school in Chicago to evacuate and adding to the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Outpouring of community help for vandalized Jewish cemetery

Dozens of volunteers from various faiths helped clean up a Jewish cemetery on Tuesday after scores of tombstones were toppled by vandals, as people from as far as Boston came …


Man admits to Animal Liberation Front attacks at Michigan State, WSU decades later

A man who denied firebombing an animal researcher’s laboratory at Michigan State University in 1992 even as he pleaded guilty now admits he carried out the attack and participated in …


Police seek new leads in toppling of Oregon rock formation

Nearly six months after video captured a group of people toppling a popular sandstone rock formation at an Oregon beach, state police say they’ve been unable to track down the …


Up to 200 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

As many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery were toppled over the weekend here in a case that is making national headlines. Anita Feigenbaum, executive director of the Chesed …


Arrest made after bacon strips left at California mosque

Authorities say a 30-year-old woman is being charged with hate crimes after police say she broke windows and left bacon at a Northern California mosque.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

Spokane Police investigate vandalism of GOP headquarters as a hate crime

Spokane Police are investigating the vandalism of the Spokane County Republican headquarters as a hate crime.


Iconic sign could get extra security after ‘HOLLYWeeD’ prank

Days after a prankster scaled a fence and altered the Hollywood sign to read “HOLLYWeeD,” the agency that maintains and secures the Los Angeles landmark says it will explore boosting …


Spotting scopes stolen from wildlife viewing blind

A pair of public-use spotting scopes have been stolen from the permanent wildlife viewing blind at Reardan Audubon Lake Wildlife Area adjacent to Reardan.