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November 27, 2015

Timeline of allegations against Frank Straub

New documents released earlier this week provide more details of the allegations that led to the September 2015 ouster of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub.

September 22, 2015

Frank Straub’s tenure as Spokane police chief

Police chief Frank Straub resigned under fire Sept. 22, 2015, amidst complaints about his leadership style and personnel moves.

June 15, 2015

Rachel Dolezal and the Spokane NAACP

Rachel Dolezal was elected president of the Spokane NAACP in November 2014. On June 15, she announced her resignation, following allegations that she had been posing as a black woman while her Montana family says she's white.

February 5, 2015

Delbert Belton murder case

World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton was beaten and left for dead Aug. 21 in his car at the Eagles Lodge parking lot in North Spokane. Belton, 88, died the following day at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Two 16-year-old boys, Demetruis Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard, were arrested separately in connection with the fatal beating, which Spokane police described as a robbery-turned-homicide. The case drew national attention.

January 21, 2015

Doris Nelson’s Little Loan Shoppe

Doris Nelson's payday loan business moved to Spokane in 2001. Eight years later, it was in financial ruin and investors worldwide had lost millions of dollars. As a court-appointed trustee looks to conclude years of legal wrangling over who should pay back whom, take a look back at the events that led to criminal charges, bankruptcies and clawbacks.

December 18, 2014

Department of Justice review of the Spokane Police Department

The push for a federal review of the Spokane Police Department's practices reached a fever pitch in the wake of Otto Zehm's death at the hands of former Ofc. Karl Thompson, Jr., in March 2006. Friday's announcement of the findings of a Department of Justice-led report on the department is the culmination of those efforts. Here are some key events that led to Friday's proceedings.

July 25, 2014

The Great Spokane Fire

The Great Fire of 1889 burned 32 city blocks in Spokane, causing an estimated $10 million in damage. Despite the devastation, the fire launched an economic boom that saw the construction of 150 buildings within the next year.

August 12, 2013

Thunderboats on Coeur d’Alene

A history of unlimited hydroplane racing on Lake Coeur d'Alene

July 30, 2013

Spokane Shock

The Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League has been in Spokane for eight, mostly winning, years.

March 12, 2013

Gonzaga’s remarkable tournament streak

This year will be the 16th straight year the Gonzaga Bulldogs have been to the NCAA basketball tournament, in a streak that began in 1999. The team had been to the tournament before, in 1995, when they knocked off Portland to win the West Coast Conference championship, then lost in the first round. Their run since then has included five visits to the Sweet 16 and one to the Elite Eight.

March 4, 2013

Gonzaga’s 2012-2013 season week-by-week

A timeline of the Gonzaga Bulldogs' 2012-2013 regular season, and the team's steady rise to a ranking of No. 1 in the country for the first time in the school's history.

December 5, 2012

Idaho fugitive arrested by North Dakota authorities

Nearly a year after a 10-year prison sentence ended for 57-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck, after he assaulted a corrections officer in a Montana jail, Walck fled from Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop near Athol, Idaho, beginning a half hour pursuit that led to the kidnapping of a Rathdrum woman.

September 12, 2012

Walt Worthy and downtown Spokane

Spokane developer and hotelier Walt Worthy has been making deals on downtown Spokane real estate for years, most notably his purchase and renovation of the historic Davenport Hotel. On Wednesday, Worthy announced he would build a 700-room hotel across from the Spokane Convention Center which would provide up to 70,000 square feet of additional meeting space. Here are some milestones in Worthy's impact on downtown Spokane in recent years.

August 3, 2012

Standoff at Ruby Ridge

Twenty years ago, a white separatist wanted by federal agents retreated with his family to a remote mountain-top in Idaho. Three people died in the standoff that followed, and the event became a defining moment in the rise of the radical right.

Story: Ruby Ridge carved niche in history

Gallery: 20 years ago: Ruby Ridge standoff

April 26, 2012

A history of hats

As the Kentucky Derby approaches, we take a moment to explore hat styles through the years

April 23, 2012

Bloomsday History

A look back at every Bloomsday race since the very first, in 1977.
Historical information from Bloomsday / data gathered by Gina Boysun