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  • STA slogging through

    Spokane Transit Authority has buses running at full force most places, though delays are common.

  • Grocery stores restocking

    Safeway and Albertson’s grocery stores have been slow getting supplies, but officials are telling shoppers not to fret.

  • Be prepared for possible power outages

    With more snow coming and warmer temperatures expected Sunday, Avista officials are suggesting residents be prepared for possible power outages.

  • Travel window open, snow coming

    The Inland Northwest remains under a winter storm warning with heavy snow arriving tonight. And so far, travel was moving along.

  • Trooper narrowly avoids being hit

    Traffic is again hazardous today. Interstate 90 is moving slowly due to crashes and slideoffs between Coeur d’Alene and Spokane.

  • Experts say no need to shovel roofs, yet

    Despite a record snowfall and more on the way, most homeowners don’t need to worry about clearing their roofs of snow. Not yet, anyway. Local building codes require new buildings …

  • Our View: Snow’s exciting, but how about that voter turnout?

    The Inland Northwest’s historic snowfall has diverted our attention from the record avalanche of votes cast by Washingtonians last month in the 2008 general election. The weather will produce more …

  • Man confronts plow drivers with pistol

    Spokane Police arrested a man Tuesday on the charges of felony harassment after he reportedly used a handgun to confront two plow-truck drivers who were clearing residential streets in front …

  • County says ‘no thanks’ to emergency declaration

    One day after Spokane Valley Mayor Rich Munson declared an emergency in his city because of the winter conditions, Spokane County commissioners declined to do the same.

  • State Route 27 closed again

    Roads remain slick, but authorities are reporting fewer collisions and slide-offs this morning. Meanwhile, State Route 27 has been closed for snow removal. A detour is available.

  • Snow, snow and more snow

    Forecasters say to brace for more snow. The Inland Northwest will see two more storms before the weekend is over, said Greg Koch, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

  • Travelers face early deadline

    Holiday travelers in the Inland Northwest should get where they’re going by noon Wednesday. Otherwise, they may be in for another wintry nightmare. That also goes for Santa Claus, according …

  • Spokane Valley declares state of emergency

    Spokane Valley Mayor Richard Munson declared a state of emergency today in an effort to tap state and federal funding to help efforts to plow his city.

  • Drivers struggling, and so are plows

    Just as they were gaining the upper hand, Spokane city and county road crews are back to plowing arterials and emergency routes.

  • Holiday travel getting tougher

    Holiday travelers in the Inland Northwest had better get where they are going by noon on Wednesday. Otherwise, they may be in for another wintry nightmare.

  • A snow-filled forecast

    The snow will be around for awhile. Forecasters say that in addition to what fell last week and today, another storm headed this way on Christmas Eve.

  • Latest storm a challenge

    Latest winter storm puts vehicles and bus services on the skids. Hundreds of crashes and slide-offs have been reported throughout the Inland Northwest since the snow began to fall on …

  • Chain-up law for truckers does its job

    A new law making chains mandatory for commercial trucks traveling snowy North Idaho passes made a big difference in the past week, officials say. Before, Idaho had no chain requirements …

  • Drivers ease back onto streets

    Spokane began to move again Friday. City and county plow crews reported significant progress clearing arterials, and even with schools and government offices closed, traffic was steady compared to Thursday, …

  • Some winter storm warnings are better than others

    Over the last week, the region was hit with two storm systems. Last Saturday’s storm was a bust over Spokane/Coeur d’Alene in regards to snow, though the winds and cold …

  • Weather outside is frightful, fun – and frustrating

    Thursday’s storm left about 75 travelers stranded at Spokane International Airport overnight, and while flights were returning to normal Friday, plenty of travelers were still facing delays and cancellations as …

  • New chain-up law working on Lookout Pass

    A new law allowing Idaho to enforce mandatory chain-up requirements on commercial trucks on snowy North Idaho passes has made a big difference in the past week, officials say. The …

  • Post offices open

    Nearly all Spokane post offices are operating normally, with the exception of the Main post office on Riverside Avenue.

  • Flights taking off from airport

    Fewer flights are being canceled out of Spokane International Airport today, but travelers still are wrestling with delays and schedule changes from the last two days.

  • Another snowstorm heading this way

    Even before most residents will have a chance to dig out from the record snowfall on Wednesday and Thursday, another system is heading this way that could dump another 4 …

  • Officials urge commuters to stay home

    While conditions have improved somewhat this morning, officials continue to urge Spokane area residents to stay home rather than chance the still-unplowed side streets.

  • Our View: Despite last winter’s heavy snow, city fell short

    Snow happens. We get it.

  • Residents, businesses pitch in to help out

    In this snow emergency, neighbors are helping neighbors in residential neighborhoods throughout Spokane. The downtown shelters that serve Spokane’s homeless and low-income residents helped one another out, too. The House …

  • Brief break offers chance to head out

    Hoping to make the Battle in Seattle? Then you’d better skedaddle.

  • Area resorts warn skiers to heed avalanche advisory

    It probably comes as no surprise that the region’s ski areas are, as the Web site for Schweitzer Mountain Resort proclaims, “a winter wonderland!” But Schweitzer warned of extreme avalanche …