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PacWest: Plans for proposed Newport smelter on hold

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

After months of limited communication between PacWest Silicon and Pend Oreille County officials about a proposed silicon smelter near Newport, the company confirmed in a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee the project is on hold for “the immediate future” because of regulatory and community challenges.
News >  Spokane

New Councilman Cathcart wants community policing in his district

Mayor Nadine Woodward is moving quickly to identify and open a new downtown police precinct focused on community-oriented law enforcement, with more officers patrolling on foot and bike. New City Councilman Michael Cathcart likes that plan so much he wants to mirror it in northeast Spokane, the district he represents.

News >  Spokane

Harry hopes for calm future; not much chance

Prince Harry says he’s taking a “leap of faith” as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life – one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was born. Fat chance.
News >  Spokane

Gonzaga hosting voter rights presentation after Martin Luther King Jr. Day march

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

The two-hour presentation, titled “Lifting as We Climb: A Teach-In on Voter Rights and Suppression,” will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the third-floor ballroom of Gonzaga’s Hemmingson Center. Separately, comedian and social commentator W. Kamau Bell will speak Thursday evening during an event celebrating King at Washington State University’s main campus in Pullman.
News >  Spokane

Governor: 2 police officers die after Hawaii shooting

HONOLULU – Two police officers were killed in a shooting Sunday in the normally peaceful Honolulu, Hawaii’s governor said. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that officers had responded to an assault call when they encountered a male with a firearm, who then opened fire, striking two officers.
News >  Spokane

Then and Now: North Coast Limited

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

In the late 1800s and the early 20th century, railroad entrepreneurs competed to create a seamless system, connecting every region by rail. The biggest challenge was connecting the Northwest to large Midwest cities.