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Feb. 23, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Breitbart, the alt-right website, got more than 4,000 comments on a short story Wednesday highlighting a statement from the University of Washington Tacoma Writing Center regarding racism in writing and the values of its faculty. Faculty and students collaborated on a statement on inclusivity to start “a conversation on the discrimination and alienation that often go unnoticed in academia,” according to a story posted on UW Tacoma’s website. “As the statement urges, ‘there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,’ and with this in mind, the Center aims to ensure that through compassion and careful consideration, staff do not inadvertently embrace racist practices.”
Feb. 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
The concept of “fake news” has evolved quickly. First it was false or misleading stories spread on social media in the run-up to the presidential election. There was a lot of talk about fake news swaying the election results, and while bogus news stories were shared widely, researchers at Stanford University and New York University concluded in January they didn’t have outsize influence on the election results.
Feb. 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Judging by online comments, there’s a lot of confusion about the different parts of a news report – is it a story, an editorial, or a column?
Jan. 22, 2017, midnight
Booting people from private insurance only shifted the cost to taxpayers, as most people who hit the lifetime cap fell back on government programs like Medicaid.
Dec. 30, 2016, 5 a.m.
Spokane civic leaders had been working for years to expand medical education in the region by the time Elson Floyd was named president of Washington State University. The strategy at the time was to get the University of Washington to send more students, for more years, to the East Side of the state through an existing regional medical school program.
Dec. 7, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
A 27-year-old Spokane woman will serve five years in prison for stealing thousands of pieces of mail from more than 900 Spokane residents, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Wednesday.
Nov. 15, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Garco Building Systems is closing its manufacturing plant in Airway Heights and has laid off 112 workers.
Nov. 2, 2016, 11:42 p.m.
The front page of The Spokesman-Review was consumed with news about the presidential election that would take place the next day, pitting Republican William Howard Taft against Democrat William Jennings Bryan. (Taft won).
Goodbye Dorothy Dean: Woman who served as last home economics specialist at The Spokesman-Review dies at 89Nov. 2, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Margaret Heimbigner, the last woman to serve as The Spokesman-Review’s “Dorothy Dean,” has died at 89.
Oct. 17, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Washington State University police seized counterfeit Cougar wear outside the football game against UCLA on Saturday.
Sept. 16, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
A historic brick bakery that occupies most of a city block near the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena has been sold but its new use hasn’t been decided.
Sept. 1, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
People attending events at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena are being asked to come early and leave some items at home.
Aug. 24, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Gonzaga University plans to break ground next spring on a new performing arts center to be built near the Jundt Art Center and Museum on the west side of campus.
Aug. 3, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Look for a hot and dry Friday, followed by cooler weekend weather that could bring rain and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.
April 4, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
Giving patients access to no-cost or low-cost prescription medicines reduces hospitalizations and emergency-room visits, a study done in Spokane found.
March 28, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
A northwest Spokane resident was justified in shooting and killing a man on his front porch who was threatening him and trying to break into his home through a storm door, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office ruled.
Feb. 14, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
On a day devoted to paper hearts, the warm, beating kind were focus of a dedication and blessing at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s expanded and remodeled cardiac intensive care unit. Providence recently finished a two-year, $19.2 million project that added 13 patient beds, bringing the total to 34.
Oct. 9, 2015, 6:37 p.m.
The federal government on Friday accused a Spokane Valley company of allegedly defrauding the U.S. military out of millions of dollars.
Oct. 7, 2015, 3:59 p.m.
Spokane Community College landed a $2 million grant that will be used for programs to help students stay and succeed in school.
Oct. 5, 2015, 2:51 p.m.
The Haggen grocery chain will close its Liberty Lake store just months after entering the Eastern Washington market.
Sept. 15, 2015, midnight
More than a third of adults in the U.S. have a body mass index that puts them in the “obese” category. About two-thirds of adult Americans are either obese or overweight, according to a new study released this summer. If you’re among them, don’t give up. That’s the advice of a half-dozen local residents who’ve managed to lose a lot of weight – from 70 to more than 300 pounds.