In 2013, the University of Washington’s president had the audacity to question Washington State University’s ability to start a medical school. “Good luck. That’s a multimillion-dollar task,” then-UW President Michael Young said, sparking a public spat that may have given WSU all the motivation in the world to start a medical school. “They’d be very low-rated for a long time. It would take a lot of time before they’d be able to attract quality students. I’d be surprised if Washington wanted to use its resources that way.”
Two children and three adults were injured Monday evening in a crash near Deer Park that investigators believe was caused, in part, by driving under the influence. Kelly M. Walsh, of Spokane, was driving south on U.S. Highway 395 about 8:40 p.m. when his 1997 Dodge Ram turned left at Crawford Road, the Washington State Patrol reported in a news release.
Incumbents on both sides of the aisle appeared headed for additional terms in Olympia as ballots were counted Tuesday. Republican Mike Volz was poised to earn the House seat vacated by popular lawmaker Kevin Parker, who announced he wouldn’t seek re-election earlier this year.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado briefly touched ground Tuesday evening near Airway Heights. The tornado was a cold air funnel that touched down about 5:40 p.m. near Flint Road two miles northeast of Airway Heights, said Steve Bodnar, a weather service meteorologist.
A man accused of calling a Kettle Falls businessman and his family terrorists, threatening them with a knife and breaking into their home Saturday night is in the Stevens County Jail. A police report says the man arrested in the case, Brandon Kilgore, told an officer, “I was trained to kill people like them,” while he was being taken to jail.
A new grocery expected to open early next year just north of the Monroe Street Bridge will not be affiliated with a chain. The store, which will be on the eastern edge of Kendall Yards, will be called My Fresh Market, said Jim Frank, CEO of Greenstone Corp., which is developing the booming former rail yard northwest of downtown Spokane.