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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


Fairchild water contamination well testing

Fairchild Air Force Base has claimed responsibility for groundwater contamination involving toxic, man-made fluorinated chemicals. To see how far the chemicals have spread, The Spokesman-Review is building a map based on information from West Plains residents who have had their wells tested.

Farmers Markets

A regional collection information about farmers markets including location and days they're open.

Halloween Haunts

A list of spooky places to visit submitted by Spokesman-Review readers.

River Rock homes

In 1996, Spokane Valley resident Don Rhodewalt began cataloging homes built of river rock (or cobblestones) in Spokane Valley. Rhodewalt lived in a river rock home at 1105 N. Bowdish Rd. and he was fascinated by the building style, which he'd never seen before. His criteria were simple: the house had to be located in Spokane Valley or nearby communities and a significant part of it had to be built out of river rock; a river rock foundation or rock chimney was not enough. He cataloged the homes on this map - but died before he could finish the project.

Hanford’s nuclear legacy

The U.S. Department of Energy offers free, four-hour bus tours of the Hanford site. The tours discuss Hanford's role in the top-secret Manhattan project - the race by the United States and its allies during World War II to produce an atomic bomb before the Germans. The tours also discuss the long-running efforts to clean up the 586-square mile site's radioactive and chemical wastes. Map points are approximate locations of tour stops.