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May 31, 2020, 4 a.m.
The weeks that followed Alberto Lovo Rojas’ near deportation in early April were filled mostly with silence for his immigration sponsor in Spokane as she tried to follow the Nicaraguan refugee’s case.
More than a quarter of Spokane County child care centers are temporarily closed – and many are wondering how they’ll reopenMay 28, 2020, 4 a.m.
The news that a toddler who had been cared for at a Spokane child care center tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month made at least one other center director feel sick to her stomach – and it worried many more.
May 27, 2020, 12:12 p.m.
Two drive-by shootings late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning appear to be unconnected, according to the Spokane Police Department. A drive-by shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. at Third Avenue and Cedar Street. A patrol officer arrived on scene within a minute of the call, but the suspect vehicle was gone.
May 26, 2020, 8:26 p.m.
Spokane’s malls began reopening this week with hand-sanitizing stations, disease-prevention posters and reduced seating but with only a fraction of the retailers and without the crowds that might overwhelm safety measures.
May 24, 2020, 4 a.m.
As thousands of pounds of snow swept down Silver Mountain Resort in January, the avalanche plucked up the souls of three people who, in many aspects, couldn’t have been more different but by all accounts led their lives with strikingly similar values.
May 23, 2020, 12:48 p.m.
A fire that engulfed a detached shop in Spokane Valley early Saturday morning spread to a nearby house and an RV parked in its driveway.
May 23, 2020, 12:23 p.m.
Spokane County confirmed 19 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the local total to 469 cases.
May 22, 2020, 6:52 p.m.
KHQ’s Sean Owsley took to Twitter Friday aftenoon to announce he’ll be anchoring a new, weekday evening newscast called “The 6:30” that will focus on the reopening economy starting June 1.
Idaho State Police looking for witnesses to motorcycle crash that seriously injured 51-year-old Pullman manMay 21, 2020, 8:20 p.m.
Idaho State Police are looking for witnesses to a motorcycle crash that occurred in Latah County on May 9 and seriously injured a 51-year-old Pullman man.
May 21, 2020, 8:17 p.m.
Spokane police arrested a teenager on suspicion of vehicular homicide on Wednesday in relation to a crash into the Spokane River that killed another teenager in early May.
May 21, 2020, 7:10 p.m.
A 24-year-old Spokane man who confessed to a homicide at the downtown police precinct Wednesday morning is suspected of beating his apartment neighbor to death with a frying pan hours after police responded to a fight between the two men.
May 20, 2020, 7:29 p.m.
A 45-year-old Spokane man is accused of hitting another person living in his apartment building on the head with a sledge hammer, causing multiple bloody head wounds.
Kootenai sheriff, candidate each claim the other is misleading public on contact tracing. Public health says law enforcement isn’t involvedMay 20, 2020, 7:13 p.m.
Kootenai County Sheriff candidate John Grimm has for months published misinformation about COVID-19 pandemic response efforts on social media accounts affiliated with his campaign.
May 20, 2020, 4:57 p.m.
Spokane police recovered the body of a man from a downtown apartment Wednesday morning after a 24-year-old man turned himself in for his involvement in a homicide.
May 20, 2020, 5 a.m.
The sounds and smells of revving engines and exhaust filled the air at the old Spokane Valley Albertsons parking lot on East Sprague Avenue on Friday night as young people chatted and gawked at one another’s cars.
May 19, 2020, 8:42 p.m.
After two months of low attendance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the crowd of protesters singing Christian songs outside Planned Parenthood in north Spokane rebounded to 130-plus strong on Tuesday evening.
May 19, 2020, 5:08 p.m.
A car narrowly missed a pedestrian before crashing into the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Tuesday morning, according to Spokane police.
Spokane health board member who spread misinformation at May Day stay-home rally draws criticism from colleaguesMay 17, 2020, 5 a.m.
Jason Kinley, a naturopathic doctor and member of the local board of health, spoke at a May 1 rally demanding that Gov. Jay Inslee vacate his stay-home order. Many local leaders say his comments undermined the board’s public health mission, as well as the efforts of scores of others working on the regional COVID-19 response.
May 16, 2020, 12:32 p.m.
Spokane County confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday for a total of 398.
Crosses for COVID-19 victims at Spokane City Hall vandalized after stay-home protest, organizer saysMay 16, 2020, 10:23 a.m.
A memorial with crosses for those who have died locally from COVID-19 at Spokane City Hall was vandalized after a protest against stay-home orders on Friday, according to the memorial’s organizer.
Business owners, Rep. Matt Shea lead hundreds in demonstration against stay-home orders at Spokane City HallMay 15, 2020, 6:58 p.m.
A few hundred people led by right-wing business owners and religious leaders, along with Rep. Matt Shea, protested against stay-home orders at Spokane City Hall Friday afternoon.
May 14, 2020, 7 p.m.
A man accused of shooting his father to death in Ritzville early Thursday morning was arrested in Oregon after a shootout with local police.
May 14, 2020, 3:29 p.m.
Employees at both retail and manufacturing facilities will be required to wear facial coverings if they are not working alone, in addition to other disease prevention measures under Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan.
May 13, 2020, 7:57 p.m.
The Spokane Arena is slated to become Spokane’s next homeless shelter on Saturday when the Guardians Foundation vacates the downtown Spokane Public Library and Cannon Street shelters, according to Guardians CEO Mike Shaw.
May 13, 2020, 4:21 p.m.
A 6-foot-3 18-year-old has been arrested by Spokane police on suspicion he stole a cell phone from senior citizen in a wheelchair at knifepoint.