Fay McDonald had already been convicted of first-degree forgery, and now her sister Marie McDonald was facing the same charge in a Spokane courtroom.
A local nonprofit organization created by and dedicated to firefighters has stepped away from its usual mission to provide enhanced training for firefighters to step in and help the community they serve as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The organization, called 509 F.O.O.L.S., recently held a food drive among firefighters in departments and districts across Spokane County, collecting hundreds of pounds of food for Second Harvest. Local food banks are struggling with increased demand and reduced numbers of volunteers.
Unlike many writers, I don’t journal. I write for a living, so by the end of the day I’m all out of words.
The third- and fourth-graders from Longfellow Elementary School in Spokane surrounded a big tube soil. The looks on their faces were skeptical. What do you mean there are potatoes in there?
The Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels has begun delivering seven frozen meals one day per week to each recipient, the nonprofit announced Monday. The group changed its daily hot meal deliveries after consulting with the Spokane Regional Health District. With an expected peak of coronavirus infections in the coming two or three weeks, the nonprofit said it was necessary to adopt a new schedule that requires fewer volunteers and lessen the risk of exposure.
Nancy Gale Compau was one of Spokane’s most knowledgeable local historians, known for her generosity with her time, her advocacy for historical preservation and her belief that all peoples’ stories mattered. She died March 15, 2020, at age 84
Blood donors in Spokane have responded en masse to the blood shortages.
The Liberty Lake Library has begun offering live story times on Facebook twice a week as it searches for ways to continue providing services to the people who usually walk through the front door.
Residents of Pinecroft Mobile Home Park have been drinking bottled or boiled water since July of last year, but the park just started building a new water system, which park management hopes will be complete in the next month.
The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service has found a new way to help animals find a home, without them ever setting a paw inside the animal shelter.
The fire roundup reports of the Spokane Valley Fire Department’s recent call responses
Change of pace: On a semi-clear day the past weekend, people take walks on the trails at James T. Slavin Conservation Area to stretch their legs and bask in the sun while getting out of self-isolation for a change of pace from the state mandates to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The nature area, at 12900 S. Keeney Road near U.S. Highway 195 in the West Plains, features ponds, moderately rated trails and are ow blooming with purple and yellow wildflowers. It is open year-round.
You know how March supposedly comes in like a lion and out like a lamb? Not this year.
After the COVID-19 pandemic halted the 57th year of Ham on Regal at Ferris High School, the “baker’s dozen” of involved parents, as they call themselves, wanted to stay connected. Bryan Rhodes decided he could create a miniature drive-in theater behind his home near Moran Prairie Elementary.
With the coronavirus pandemic in full force, Sonnenberg’s has been extremely busy for over a month. “It’s been absolutely crazy,” Dan Englehart said. “They want to get a big quantity of meat in their freezers and stay home.”
Today marks 100 days in office for Woodward, a longtime television news anchor elected mayor on a campaign that promised to address concerns, now seemingly distant, of downtown crime and increasing homelessness.
A refresher course for nurses who have let their licenses lapse is seeing a surge of applications at Washington State University’s College of Nursing in Spokane.
A local outbreak over the last several months has showed their concerns were justified. More than 100 people have been sickened by hepatitis A in King County since the beginning of January, compared with annual totals of five to 16 cases over the last decade, according to Public Health — Seattle & King County. Nearly 50% have been among people experiencing homelessness.
Local public officials faced questions on the economy, whether a CDC recommendation to wear a mask or face covering would be enforced and what leaders were doing about housing issues and rent during local leader’s first community town hall.
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center has 80 intensive care unit beds it could use to treat an influx of COVID-19 patients, should the need arise.
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