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Jim Allen jima@spokesman.com (509) 459-5437

Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently covers K-12 education and women's basketball.


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March 4, 2021, 3:02 p.m.
A bus attendant with Durham School Services in Spokane has died after testing positive for COVID-19, the company confirmed Thursday.

March 4, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
As secondary students returned to Spokane Public Schools this week, many teachers breathed a sigh of relief – through their masks, of course.

March 4, 2021, 4 a.m.
Spokane Public Schools is reaching out to the public for comment as it moves forward with a comprehensive equity policy.

March 3, 2021, 9:05 a.m.
A proposal to place a stadium downtown will be front and center next week in a meeting of the Spokane Public Schools board of directors.

March 2, 2021, 5 p.m.
A proposal to build an outdoor downtown stadium that could host high school sports and be home to minor league soccer is getting renewed attention in a surprise final pitch to community leaders.

March 2, 2021, 10 a.m.
As it turned out, Jenn Wirth was a can’t-miss choice for co-player of the year in the West Coast Conference.

March 1, 2021, 6 p.m.
The first day of school never felt this cold. Or this warm.

News >  Spokane
March 1, 2021, 9:55 a.m.
According to a news release Monday, the organization, “along with other community leaders and partners, will share details and renderings with local media.”

March 1, 2021, 9:49 a.m.
The Gonzaga women are gaining some respect at just the right time.

Feb. 27, 2021, 3 p.m.
Jenn Wirth scored 19 points, Jill Townsend added 18 and No. 21 Gonzaga captured the West Coast Conference championship outright with a 77-39 win over Loyola Marymount on Saturday.

Feb. 26, 2021, 3 p.m.
The Gonzaga women put up some crazy numbers Thursday night at the Kennel.

Feb. 25, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
By the standards of this crazy women’s basketball season, the Kennel was rocking Thursday night.

Feb. 25, 2021, 1:21 p.m.
Spokane residents have three more days to make an everlasting mark on their city.

Feb. 25, 2021, 4 a.m.
The return to in-person learning will come with a few tradeoffs. On Monday morning at Lewis and Clark High School, half the student body will be lined up outside in 30-degree weather, their faces covered by masks and their hands clutching an attestation – a promise that they haven’t recently been exposed to COVID-19.

Feb. 24, 2021, 4 p.m.
It’s been a rough year for the Pepperdine women – so rough, that even after a 20-point win over Saint Mary’s last weekend, the Waves are still deep in the West Coast Conference cellar

Feb. 23, 2021, 7:15 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee found what he was looking for on Tuesday: confirmation.

News >  Spokane
Feb. 23, 2021, 2:04 p.m.
A coronavirus outbreak has hit some school bus drivers in Spokane.

Feb. 23, 2021, 3:30 a.m.
Khalil Winfrey kept his promise. A sprint champion at Rogers High School, Winfrey was on the fast track out of Hillyard with a scholarship to the University of Washington. But before he left for Seattle in the fall of 2016, Winfrey paid a visit to the office of Rogers Principal Lori Wyborney. “I’ll be back,” he told her. “Because I want to help these kids.”

Feb. 22, 2021, 5:31 p.m.
Gonzaga senior guard Jill Townsend is one of 10 finalists nationwide for the women’s basketball Senior CLASS Award, sponsor Premier Sports Management, announced Monday.

Feb. 22, 2021, 2:35 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee found what he was looking for on Tuesday: confirmation.

Feb. 22, 2021, 9:38 a.m.
BYU loss drops Zags to 21st in AP pollBy Jim Allen

Feb. 21, 2021, 3:30 a.m.
Teachers are nervous and frustrated.

Feb. 20, 2021, 4 p.m.
It’s been four years since the Gonzaga women lost back-to-back games in the West Coast Conference, and that streak will continue after the Zags won 69-47 on Saturday at San Diego.

News >  Spokane
Feb. 20, 2021, 3:30 a.m.
It was last March 16 when patrons of the Spokane Public Library emerged from every branch into snowy parking lots, their arms full of books.

Feb. 19, 2021, 6 p.m.
Saturday’s game at San Diego was almost an afterthought during Gonzaga’s virtual press conference on Tuesday.