The new McKinstry building east of downtown Spokane is a refurbished 1907 structure once used to repair electric trains. It’s now called the SIERR Building at McKinstry Station and is transformed into high tech office space with plenty of historical elements and industrial design. McKinstry plans to offer tours of the building, at 802 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, during their grand opening.
Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed today when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell. The 69-year-old Gadhafi is the first leader to be killed in the Arab Spring wave of popular uprisings that swept the Midde East
Kentucky-based Associated Press photographer, Ed Reinke, who traveled worldwide and was known for his striking pictures of Kentucky news and sporting events, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 following an injury, according to his family. He was 60.
A gunman opened fire Wednesday in a busy hair salon, killing eight people and critically wounding another while leaving bodies scattered throughout the business in a normally sedate Southern California beach community.
Tucked into a one-square mile reservation along a stretch of northwest Washington’s rugged coastline, the Quileute Tribe holds several distinctions. It is among Washington’s smallest. It is arguably one of its most famous. It is also among its most endangered. Congress could soon expand the reservation, transferring about 1,300 acres from the Olympic National Park to the tribe. With it, the tribe would move many of the houses and its school, which has 80 children in grades kindergarten through high school, out of a tsunami zone.
As Bobby Clark lay in his hospital bed struggling to emerge from a coma, his football teammates in this timber community honored him on Friday with words, prayer and spirited play. A rash of concussions among the Priest River Lamanna High School football team has rattled this community of 1,750 people.
Harrington, the little Lincoln County wheat town less than an hour west of Spokane, is having a historic revival of sorts. Several preservation projects are underway, including an effort to restore an original Ford dealership and turn it into a vintage car shop and sales lot.
An ancient mortar and pestle believed to be used by entire tribal communities recently was returned to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe by descendants of a Whitman County farmer who discovered it on his property 87 years ago. The Spokane Valley woman who returned it to the tribe said it was time for it to return home. She was apparently inspired to return the artifact after seeing the Coeur d’Alene Casino’s recent expansion, including its display of tribal crafts and artifacts, tribal officials said.
Officials say the pilot, Jimmy Leeward, of a World War II-era fighter plane that crashed into the grandstands at an air race event in Reno, Nev., was killed in the wreck, along with 10 other people at Reno’s National Championship Air Races on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. At least 70 people were injured.
Immaculate Heart Retreat House has been known as a Catholic place for 50 plus years. The center is trying hard to update its image as a welcoming place for people of all faith tradtions and its fall program shows some of what it hopes to offer.