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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Strong winds topple towering ponderosa pine across 17th Avenue

A massive pine tree fell Monday night, blocking traffic on 17th Avenue near Regal Street on Spokane’s South Hill.


Whitworth building public garden at front of campus

After a destructive windstorm in November 2015, only two battered pine trees remained standing on a patch of land that marks the front entrance of Whitworth University. Now the site …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

Inspired by windstorm, Spokane teen reaches out to homeless

When a windstorm hit Spokane with 70 mph winds that left most residences without power, a fifth-grader directed his thoughts toward those with no home at all.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 9:46 p.m.

Chattaroy man impaled by tree branch sues Spokane County

A Chattaroy man who was impaled by a fallen tree branch while driving in an intense windstorm in 2014 now is suing Spokane County, claiming county workers allowed the tree …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

Whitworth begins replanting trees toppled in 2015 windstorm

Whitworth University has begun replanting trees on campus after 155 were toppled in the November 2015 windstorm.


Hawaii’s Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out power

The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai has not had electrical service since Saturday after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles.


Gardening: Prepare your garden for winter storms

It looks like we dodged the windstorm last weekend. It changed course slightly and stayed further off the coast than predicted, thereby lessening the wind damage. While this one missed …


Family of man killed by fallen tree files lawsuit

The family of a Gig Harbor man who was killed during an intense windstorm when a tree fell on his car has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the developers …


Low-income homeowners can get help clearing windstorm debris from their yards under new program

Low-income homeowners in the city of Spokane can get help clearing tree branches and stumps left over from last year’s major windstorm through a new initiative funded by the city.


Wind topples Ben Franklin statue on Boston’s Freedom Trail

When Ben Franklin famously flew a kite in a lightning storm, he made history, but a wind storm over the weekend proved too much.


Thousands in Western Washington without power as crews clear downed trees, debris

Thousands of people are still without power Monday morning a day after a fierce wind storm whipped through Western Washington.


One dead as winds whip through Western Washington

SEATTLE – A man has died after a large tree fell on his car in Seattle as a strong wind storm battered much of Western Washington. The Seattle Fire Department …


State files request for aid from storm damage

Washington has filed a formal request for federal disaster aid to help with damage from November’s windstorms and floods.


In windstorm aftermath, arborists suggest evaluations before removing more trees

As students started their journey home on Nov. 17, a towering pine collapsed on a parked car just outside Jefferson Elementary School. Teachers and school leaders hurried children back inside …


Sunday mail delivery helped clear storm-caused backlog

Postal carriers worked Sunday in Spokane to clear a backlog of mail after winds and rain damaged a U.S. Postal Service mail storage facility last week.


Crowd celebrates Hanukkah with menorah-lighting ceremony in Riverfront Park

Before lighting a large menorah on the final evening of Hanukkah, Rabbi Yisroel Hahn, of Spokane, reflected Sunday on the strong mid-November windstorm that left much of the city in …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 11:44 a.m.

Wind advisory for region expires

Schools across the region were open Wednesday for normal operations as the region braced for high winds.


Idaho declares disaster for windstorm damage repairs

Acting Idaho Gov. Brad Little this morning declared an emergency for Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai counties in the wake of the disastrous Nov. 18 windstorm, paving the way for …


Riverside State Park cancels Winter Wonderland due to storm damage

Winter Wonderland this Friday through Sunday nights at Riverside State Park near Spokane is canceled due to cleanup work from the Nov. 17 windstorm.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 3:14 p.m.

Another windstorm to hit Spokane on Wednesday

Just three weeks after 71-mph winds raked the Inland Northwest, a newly forming storm is expected to send another blast of wind across the region on Wednesday with gusts near …


Editorial: Lend a hand or ask for help; we’re in this disaster together

The Inland Northwest was knocked flat by an unprecedented winds, but citizens are rallying to the cause.


Idaho man crushed by tree remains critical

Twin Lakes resident Jordan Simon, 22, remains in critical condition in the trauma center intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Simon suffered spinal injuries, five broken ribs …


Disaster declaration clears way for loans for windstorm victims

Homeowners, renters and business owners hit hard in a July windstorm may be eligible for federal help. The U.S. Small Business Association announced Wednesday it has granted a disaster declaration …


Electric companies making progress on power restoration

Avista Utilities said today it expects to have 95 percent of customers’ power restored by 10 p.m.


Branch catches Idaho Gov. Otter’s eye

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is sporting a shiner after a tree limb he was cutting over the weekend snapped back and hit him in the face. “With those …


Wind storm repairs give Idaho guv black eye

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is sporting a shiner, after a tree limb he was cutting over the weekend snapped back and hit him in the face.