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FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017

Raevn DeAugustino, after several years living on the street, stands with her cat Leo in the doorway of a modest basement apartment Wednesday, July 12, 2017. She ran away from home and lived on the Spokane streets, in fear for her safety every day. A recent push by the city of Spokane, with help from SNAP, is putting formerly homeless youth, like DeAugustino, into housing. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Finding A Way Home

Spokane is in the final weeks of a challenge to house 100 homeless young people, ages 12 to 24, in 100 days. King and Pierce counties also are participating, with backing from A Way Home Washington, an advocacy group for homeless youth. DeAugustino is one of 65 young people who have so far found a permanent place to live during the challenge.

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MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017


Allow me a few blissful moments of civic pride as Spokane once again earns the coveted number 2 ranking in Washington, putting smelly Tacoma in third bless yet again. Spokane remains Washington’s second-largest city, according to Census population estimates released Thursday, but Tacoma is catching up quickly.

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Gonzaga returns home to Spokane

If you're a Gonzaga Bulldog fan, you really need to read the column by Editor Rob Curley/SR re: the Zags return to Spokane Tuesday afternoon. The relationship between the Zags, who came so close to a national title, and their fans is special. Curley caught describes the emotional return.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017

Cirque DU Soleil visits Spokane 

Cirque Du Soleil performers had fun in Spokane this week, visiting downtown Spokane, including the Spokesman-Review building and The Kennel at Gonzaga University. Dan Pelle/SR photographed them as they took in the sites -- and became a site worth seeing themselves. See photo gallery below.

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017

Trump order riles Spokane protesters 83 

Spokane protesters joined an eruption of anger and exasperation across the country as President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to stop the flow of immigrants from Muslim nations became reality with a sweeping executive order this weekend. Question: Do you support/oppose President Trump's immigration order?

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016

White Christmas & treacherous travel

The price of a white Christmas this year will be treacherous holiday travel. A winter weather advisory was issued for Eastern Washington and North Idaho as residents prepared to take to the roads. The Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area could see up to six inches of snow over the next two days and the mountains will see even more.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016

Temps hit minus-4 in Lake City 11 

It’s cold in Spokane, but temperatures still haven’t hit zero or below for more than two years. At least not at the Spokane International Airport, where the temperature fell to 2 degrees this morning. Some areas did fall below zero overnight, including Coeur d’Alene, at minus 4. (Q: What's the coldest temp you've experienced?

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TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016

Roundabouts: Love 'em? Or leave 'em? 20 

When Coeur d'Alene installed its first roundabout, by the Coeur d'Alene Nazarene Church, I was skeptical. I thought it would cause more problems than it would solve. I was wrong. Now, I'm a big fan of roundabouts. They ease traffic through congested intersections -- and seem to be safer. What do you think about roundabouts?

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TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016

Spokane produces 2nd best USA vodka 

When it comes to vodka, Dry Fly is second best in the U.S., according to readers of USA Today. The Spokane craft distillery won second place in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for its clear spirit. (Question: Do you have a favorite vodka, or drink that involves vodka?)

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016

Spokane dumps Columbus Day 131 

Supporters of changing Columbus Day to an October holiday honoring the contributions of indigenous people held signs, beat drums and dominated the discussion Monday night before the Spokane City Council approved the concept. (Question: Do you agree with this move?)

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Poll: Not enthused by Redoubters 

In the Monday poll, Hucks Nation indicated it isn't a fan of the survivalist American Redoubt movement that is beginning to rear its head in the Inland Northwest. Today's Poll: Do you agree with the Spokane council's decision to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day?

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FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2015

Music in the making: Rapper Macklemore, center facing camera, pauses to reset the action with a troupe of dancers in the courtyard outside the Rite Aid drugstore in downtown Spokane on Tuesday during the filming of a music video. The production will go on all week in various locations around Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley)

Macklemore video shows off Spokane 

Seattle rapper Macklemore and his producer buddy Ryan Lewis spent a week in Spokane in July filming a video for the first single off their upcoming album. "Downtown" went live on YouTube this morning, and features Macklemore getting funky with collaborators Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, and Foxy Shazam's Eric Nally - and a whole lot of Spokane moped, scooter and motorcycle enthusiasts

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Dolezal and other police oversight committee members accused of misconduct 13 

Just when you think it can't get any worse-- it does. The actions of former NAACP chairman Rachel Dolezal and two other members of the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission threatened that group’s impartiality and effectiveness, a city investigation has found. In response Spokane Mayor David Condon and Council President Ben Stuckart have called on all three members to resign. In a news conference today, Condon and Stuckart said the three leaked sensitive information about police misconduct investigations.

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MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015

Baby, it's hot outside

Spokane has set a new high temperature record for June 8 with the thermometer rising to 93 degrees as of 3 p.m. The previous daily record was 91 degrees in 1931. Guess I'm not going to complain about being stuck at my desk all day. How hot is too hot for you?

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Mike Lish and his wife, Erin, carry a painting they had appraised at “Antiques Roadshow” Saturday in Spokane. “A Flute Concert of Frederick the Great at Sanssouci,” which the family thought was an original by Adolph von Menzel, turned out to be a copy. (Tyler Tjomsland)

‘Antiques Roadshow’ delivers surprise, disappointment  

Antiques Roadshow” on PBS is all about possibilities. Is Great-Grandma’s brooch worth some serious money or is its worth measured only in sentimental value? Thousands of people got opportunities to learn more about their treasures Saturday as “Antiques Roadshow” set up shop in the Spokane Convention Center for the day

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MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2014

Spokane recognized for running

This time of year, Katrin Pardue likes to pull on her wool socks, fire up the blinkies on each shoe and run up Mount Spokane after work. Or, perhaps less ambitiously, she’ll run around the South Hill, where she lives, and take a tour of...

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TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

North Idaho Crime Outpaces Boise 26 

Sheriff Ben Wolfinger patrols the streets during recent Coeur d'Alene 4th of July activities. (SR file photo) North Idaho has the highest crime rate in the state, eclipsing the Boise area, according to the state’s latest crime statistics. It’s a trend that’s been growing in...

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Clark: A Massacre That Didn't Happen 

February 12 in a still-snow-buried Spokane passed quieter than the Denver Broncos locker room after Super Bowl XLVIII. Did you notice? Did you care? I did. I’ll admit I even held my breath a time or two as the Big Day approached because, well …...

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MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Jacob M. Hess

Jacob M. Hess Day 

Mayor Condon will declare Monday as Sergeant Jacob M. Hess Day in honor of the fallen Marine who attended North Central High School. Full proclamation: “WHEREAS, the City of Spokane seeks to honor all veterans who serve to protect the freedoms we enjoy as citizens...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013

Council Balks At Barista Coverup

Spokane City Council members Monday night rejected a proposal aimed at scantily clad baristas. The 4-2 vote against modifying unlawful public exposure laws brings an end to a passionate public debate that blurred political parties, gender and business. Council President Ben Stuckart joined council members...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013

Mag Uses Tragedy To Trash Spokane 

‘There are three kinds of lies,” Mark Twain once observed. “Lies, damned lies and statistics.” Twain might not have originated the sentiment, but the logic contained is still spot on. Manipulating data to bolster a lame or false conclusion has started wars, fostered bad government...

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Spokane's Bradley Falls Just Short 

Although Cami Bradley did not win “America’s Got Talent,” she earned a world of fans. The $1 million and headline show in Las Vegas went to Kenichi Ebina, a dancer who grew up in Japan. But Bradley is flying home to Spokane with the experience...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

Bikini Baristas Risk City Cover-Up 

As we get ready to say so long to the summer of 2013, a burning question comes to mind. Whatever happened to Mike Fagan’s war on the bikini barista babe biz? To recap July’s hysteria … Complaints from constituents about some near-naked coffee sellers had...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 2013

2nd Male Arrested In Vet's Killing 

Demetruis Glenn, far right, is forcibly redirected by authorities Monday after turning to try to view onlookers who were hollering words of support for him near the county’s juvenile jail. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) The father of one of the teens implicated in last week’s...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.