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More than 20 fires erupt, nearly 300 bolts of lightning strike around Spokane County on Tuesday nightJuly 23, 2019, 10:03 p.m.
As thunderstorms rolled up from the Palouse and through Spokane on Tuesday night, lightning contributed to more than 20 fires in Spokane County alone, Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer said.
July 23, 2019, 7:44 p.m.
Power outages on the South Hill left more than 5,300 homes without electricity Tuesday evening.
July 23, 2019, 6:12 p.m.
Police booked the man after he allegedly attempted to hit one person with a cane and struck a different person with a rod in two seperate incidents. In between, he was arrested and released.
July 23, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
Spokane police asked the public for help Tuesday afternoon locating a missing 13-year-old boy.
July 23, 2019, 2:59 p.m.
Bryce J. Thompson, 19, confessed to a Spokane police detective that he planned the killing of Alyssa Dodd on July 17 but didn’t go through with a plan to kill her sister after forcing her to transfer $20,000 to his bank account, according to court documents.
July 22, 2019, 7:34 p.m.
Starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, a fire weather watch is in effect until 5 a.m. Wednesday. Cities and unincorporated areas in Spokane County will have outdoor burning restrictions in place starting Wednesday as fire danger increases.
July 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Globe Bar & Kitchen posted a news release to its Facebook page to announce it is creating new policies to guard against drink tampering after claims on social media. Police have no evidence of an increase in incidents.
July 18, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
A teenage boy was shot by an adult man Tuesday evening, according to the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office.
July 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Three candidates filed for the Nine Mile Falls School Board position No. 2 vacated by Debbie Williams, who is moving out of the district. Incumbents Mac Mikkelsen and Bill McBride are running unopposed for director positions No. 1 and No. 3, respectively.
July 16, 2019, 8:52 p.m.
More than 700 Vietnam-era veterans are in Spokane this week for the Vietnam Veterans of America’s 19th biennial convention, but only a couple hundred made it up the hill for the wreath laying ceremony at the Riverfront Park memorial on Tuesday.
July 16, 2019, 4:30 a.m.
The Spokane Parks Foundation will recognize Riverfront Park campaign benefactors by awarding naming rights and putting plaques with donor names on some of its new features. The foundation launched the capital campaign with a goal of $3 million in 2018 to supplement the $64 million redevelopment bond approved by voters in 2014.
July 14, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
The fire at 13517 E. Heroy Ave. was reported just before 4 p.m. and quickly spread to the attic. But, the first firefighters on the scene were able to get a hose inside the building and extinguish the fire in 15 about minutes.
July 14, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
The new Spokatopia SUP Cup at Boulder Beach this weekend was the first paddleboard race on the Spokane River.
July 14, 2019, midnight
Spokane area’s smaller school districts seem to be weathering the budgeting storm created by the “McCleary fix” and the School Employees Benefits Board insurance program.
July 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
The three candidates for Position 1 on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors have extensive experience in education.
July 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Gordon Hester and John Koberstine have many years of experience working in the district, while Kevin Haughton grew up in the West Plains and is a lieutenant for the Spokane Fire Department.
July 10, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Gonzaga Prep cross country and track coach Joe Feryn died July 5, after battling blood and bone-marrow cancer since 2016.
July 10, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
Trevor J. Stephan, 24, was arrested Tuesday for the May 16 hit-and-run in Airway Heights that left Jackson Lawless dead.
July 8, 2019, 7:26 p.m.
Although the clothing may feel freeing, serving up coffee in a bikini – or less – at a business isn’t free expression protected by the First Amendment, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week. The ruling relates to the “Dress Code Ordinance” created by the city of Everett requiring employees to wear at least a tank top and shorts at “quick service facilities” because of a “proliferation of crimes of a sexual nature” occurring at local bikini barista stands. The owner of a local bikini barista chain and seven employees responded with a lawsuit in 2017.
Nine Mile Falls community concerned about proposed 475-home development of former Sun Dance Golf CourseJuly 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
“The neighbors are upset, whether they’re golfers or not,” said one neighbor of the old golf course. “To have that green space on your back fence is special.”
July 4, 2019, midnight
Coeur d’Alene police officers chasing a man they believed had fired a gun within a crowd watching the city’s annual fireworks display shot and injured the suspect late Thursday.
July 2, 2019, 8:16 p.m.
The Spokane Indians honored longtime Albertsons employee and Special Olympian Andrew Vathis, who died in January, by having 30 members of his Special Olympics team, the Wolfpack, and 80 other Special Olympians on the field while his brother Michael threw out the first pitch.
Rules for the Fourth of July haven’t changed: fireworks banned in Spokane city limits, most of the countyJuly 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Fireworks are banned in most of Spokane County, including Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Liberty Lake and all unincorporated areas.
June 29, 2019, 3 a.m.
It’s official: Hoopfest is here for its 30th year. And the excitement around the “greatest basketball weekend on Earth” hasn’t dwindled a bit.
State courts side with Spokane River advocates on summer minimum flow levels, protecting recreational useJune 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane River advocates say they got a major win in court Wednesday, assuaging some worries about summer flows dipping below adequate levels for recreational and business uses.