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Health care at home: Dispatch provides house-call medical care

MultiCare Health System has formed a partnership with a company called Dispatch to bring mobile medical care to the Spokane area.


Council approves development of Upriver Drive into a new Spokane public park

The Spokane City Council unanimously approved a proposal from Avista Corp. to close a nearly half-mile stretch of Upriver Drive and replace it with a public park.


City inks deal on new warming center for Spokane homeless

After months of harried searching, the city may have found a new emergency homeless shelter.


Eugene Annis, founder of Spokane law firm Lukins & Annis, dies at 84

“Gene had this remarkable talent,” a colleague said. “He could cross-examine a witness and literally eviscerate that witness, but have the witness laughing at him the whole time.”


Ben Stuckart wants City Council to rally against car-tab initiative; Tim Eyman travels to Spokane to protest

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart introduced a resolution on Monday that would formalize the council’s opposition to Initiative 976, which critics believe could jeopardize funding for critical transportation projects like the North Spokane Corridor.


New apartment development near Whitworth blocked over traffic, safety concerns

Eastern Washington’s Growth Management Board sided with a group of neighbors and a nonprofit last week, when it invalidated a decision that would have allowed hundreds of new apartments near the Five


100 years ago today in Spokane: Investigation clears state school in death of boy in bed restraints

An investigation cleared the State Custodial School at Medical Lake from blame in the death of Charles Alexander, a boy who died while under restraints in a bed.


Lunch and learn: Sixth-grader at Mullan Road helps raise $10,000 to offset student debt

The notion was simple and profound, and it hit Lilly-Anne Cowart last spring after her fifth-grade year at Mullan Road Elementary School: “Everyone needs a good lunch to be able to learn.”


Spokane Firefighters Union PAC hasn’t revealed source of $66,000, complaint alleges

A complaint filed with the Public Disclosure Commission alleges that the firefighters union, which has poured funding behind efforts in opposition to mayoral candidate Nadine Woodward, failed to account for the source of some $60,000 in contributions to its political action committee this summer.


Then and Now: The Chemical Block

Named for a pharmaceutical warehouse built on the corner of Sprague and Howard in the 1890s, the Chemical Block was home to several businesses before being demolished in 1960 to build a parking garage for a nearby bank.


Getting There: Northwest Spokane City Council candidates talk Monroe, Five Mile and other needed street repairs

City Councilwoman Karen Stratton and her opponent in the November election, Andy Rathbun, both say there are roads in the northwest part of town that need attention from City Hall. They offered their opinions on road diets and what should be done to alleviate heavy traffic in the rapidly growing reaches of the Five Mile area.


100 years ago in Spokane: McDonald sisters to return to Spokane for murder trial

Jewell Marie McDonald and Helen Fay Wilkinson were ordered to return to Spokane from Los Angeles. They were believed to be involved in the slaying of Spokane real estate man W.H. McNutt.


Long lines for ‘fabulous’ broth Sunday at Spokane Buddhist Temple’s 30th Ramen Fest

The event, now in its 30th year, is a fundraiser for the temple in the South Perry district. Organizers hope to build on the food event by introducing hungry visitors to their mix of traditional Japanese and western religious practices.


‘Death is ordinary on the streets’: Spokane, Portland serial killers show need for shelters

Robert Lee Yates is known to have murdered at least 13 women sex workers in the Lilac City. And while many had the good fortune of never meeting him, his presence was still an overwhelming threat. A menace that eventually led to the creation of Spokane’s premier homeless shelter for women, Hope House on Third Avenue.


Third-generation leader of multibillion-dollar real estate firm gives big in support of Nadine Woodward

Fritz Wolff, the scion of a multibillion-dollar real estate empire founded in Spokane Valley 70 years ago by his grandfather, is spending his personal wealth in a way not seen before in Spokane to influence city elections, throwing his weight behind conservative causes and candidates including mayoral hopeful Nadine Woodward.


WSU study of connection between marijuana legalization, crime turns up surprises

A Washington State University study on the effects of legalizing marijuana turned up unintended consequences, found gaps in the data and came up with suggestions for law enforcement agencies.


Up for debate: A closer look at claims, arguments Spokane’s mayoral candidates keep making

From Border Patrol to Boise, here’s a deeper look into some of the oft-discussed topics of debate.


The Dirt: Natural Grocers to fill former Hastings location on South Hill

The health food chain that sells organic food and produce will take the space formerly occupied by the Hastings Entertainment store, 2512 E. 29th Ave., near the intersection of 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard.


100 years ago in Cheney: Referee says cheerleader, fullback attack after contentious football game

Dr. J.W. Prosper, a high school football referee from Tekoa, swore out arrest warrants against a Cheney High School fullback and the school’s “yell leader.”


Inland Northwest’s thriving turkey population is an invasive nuisance or a conservation success – or both

How did a species that didn’t exist in the Inland Northwest less than a lifetime ago, and was on the verge of extinction throughout the continent, become so ubiquitous? The answer starts thousands of years ago. In Mexico.