Dale Stedman, a longtime leader of the local AAA and outspoken advocate of the north-south freeway, died on Nov. 12 at his home on Spokane’s South Hill. He was 91. From his post leading what was originally called the Inland Automobile Association of America for nearly three decades, Stedman influenced the route and construction of Interstate 90, which continues to define Spokane. The north-south freeway, officially called the North Spokane Corridor, was first conceived in 1946 and dogged Stedman for decades as he pushed for its construction, which finally began in 2001, thanks in part to his lobbying.
Spokane police raided hotels and lodging houses “believed to be infested” with Wobblies, “questioning and searching all occupants,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
As the Spokane region races headlong into the winter from a colder than normal fall, forecasters are essentially saying they don’t know what to expect.
The Spokesman-Review’s Inland Northwest Women of the Year were celebrated Thursday night at an event featuring former executive Karen Wickre and former “Marketplace” host Tess Vigeland.
Spokane police have arrested a 46-year-old man for the third time this year, adding to a lengthy rap sheet that already includes 26 felony convictions.
Here are some of the most important things that Spokane-area residents need to survive an Inland Northwest winter.
Spokane City Council president candidate Cindy Wendle conceded Thursday night, after her opponent Breean Beggs’ lead increased to more than 500 votes.
Several schools and day cares in the Comstock neighborhood area were on lockdown Thursday afternoon while Spokane police searched for a man who reportedly was yelling threats and jumped a fence at Sacajawea Middle School.
Avista Corp. customers throughout its Washington service area are being targeted by scammers, according to the Spokane-based utility.
The House impeachment inquiry didn’t gain much traction among viewers in Spokane.
Many people in Spokane have participated in Bloomsday, bike races and triathlons, but they likely didn’t know that a die-hard group of volunteers was spread along the route to provide communication via CB radio.
The Papillon Towers Development promises stunning views of Riverfront Park, proximity to downtown and the future Sportsplex, and plenty of indoor parking. First, though, the developers have to raise $30 million from investors.
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Susan Mulvihill, who writes a garden column for The Spokesman-Review and is co-author of the “Northwest Gardener’s Handbook,” will lead a tour to visit several beautiful gardens in England next summer. The garden tour June 30-July 11 will include Prince Charles’ Highgrove Royal Gardens, Abbey House Gardens, Sudelely Castle, Kiftsgate Court, Wollerton Old Hall and the Hampton Court Garden Festival.
Through the first two games of the season the Wildcats had run, well, wild. Senior do-everything-back Kannon Katzer had run for 471 yards and scored nine touchdowns.
The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents.
Compassionate Addiction Treatment opened last month and provides holistic care to people dealing with substance use disorders, with a focus on street outreach. CAT offers medication for addiction treatment, assessment and referrals, outpatient care and case management, among other services. It also manages two transitional houses.
Washington State University Spokane will host its fourth annual “Healthy People, Healthy Pets” event Friday to provide health care services to homeless and low-income people and their pets. The event, hosted by the WSU College of Nursing and College of Veterinary Medicine, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. on the WSU-Spokane campus. There is a two-pet maximum per person and family, and no appointment or documentation is necessary.
Police arrested C.K. Quast, “a German alien,” in his room at the Palm Hotel. They said he was “the head of a newborn movement” to establish a radical government in Spokane, the Chronicle reported.