SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019
Ashley Cardinal signed up for the Army National Guard before her senior year of high school at West Valley High School in 2001. A career in the military and raising four children has delayed, but not diminished, her drive to graduate college, which culminated with commencement Saturday in Cheney.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to hear an appeal from Teck Metals, which operates a smelter on the Columbia River north of the U.S./Canada border. The decision means Teck must pay more than $8 million to the Colville Confederated Tribe for costs related to clean-up of toxic slag that was discharged into the river for 65 years.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019
The lawsuit alleges violations of federal law in the EPA’s decision last month to lessen standards for pollutants allowed into Washington waterways. The decision, which comes two years after federal regulatory officials approved standards for certain cancer-causing chemicals that conservation groups and native tribes say are necessary based on fish consumption rates.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019
They’re protected from state regulation and are the health coverage of choice for about 25,000 Washington residents. But one Spokane Valley woman is among two dozen statewide who say they were duped by a “health care sharing ministry,” a corporation that operates outside of traditional insurance rules, to believe they were receiving guaranteed coverage that didn’t materialize. Regulators in Washington and Texas are working to stop the company’s sales within their borders.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019
A little more than a month after an event organizer pulled out of an outdoor movie series that had been hosted in the downtown park since 2013, park officials said Wednesday a new, free series will take place in the Lilac Bowl beginning next Wednesday.
Adesalem and Kella Jelinek believed for years that their mother, who gave them up after contracting HIV and being diagnosed with uterine cancer, had died. Then, this spring, a nonprofit working in Ethiopia contacted them with the information that she’d survived and was eager to see her children again before her death.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
Members of the Spokane City Council will not sign a nondisclosure agreement requested by the Spokane Police Guild before they review footage of an arrest in February that the agency’s independent watchdog has indicated is troubling.
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019
Two students who live off-campus have confirmed cases of the virus, which is making a comeback amid declining vaccination rates. Classes are occurring as scheduled at the school in Cheney, which runs on a quarter system and has classes scheduled through the middle of June.
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019
The partnership is intended to provide data that will help develop drug treatment plans for those seeking to manage pain and other disorders. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians recently opened a natural healing clinic in Western Washington that researchers hope will provide information about the effectiveness of certain strains and whether the drug is smoked or ingested in some other form.
A process that used to take several weeks is now taking several months, due to a backlog of needed blood tests at the state’s lone laboratory in Seattle. While the delay is affecting criminal trials, it’s also affecting families who have lost loved ones unexpectedly and need to wrap up matters of estates.
MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019
Less than a month after a man was shot and killed near Fifth Avenue and Fiske Street, another man was shot and seriously injured at the same complex.
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019
All of the races for political positions in the city of Spokane will have competitive primaries, with four races attracting 25 candidates at the filing deadline Friday afternoon. Incumbents in Spokane Valley have also drawn challengers.
A handful of renters at a 10th Avenue apartment building are experiencing the same housing headache that plagued a property overlooking Latah Creek last summer: Their rents are on the rise, as the city and state grapple with the effects of a housing shortage at all income levels.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019
The Washington Policy Center, a free-market think tank, will bring the former governor of New Jersey to Spokane on Oct. 24 for its annual fundraiser.
Nearing the end of her six-month mission on the International Space Station, the Spokane native urged students to stay focused on their dreams and provided a personal narrative of the view from orbit on Wednesday morning.
MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019
A Facebook post on Friday alerted Airway Heights residents they may need to conserve water after one of two water connections with Spokane was interrupted due to road work. Airway Heights is still buying water exclusively from Spokane to serve their customers after the discovery two years ago of groundwater contamination from firefighting chemicals used by the Air Force.
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019
Skye Potter was adopted from India 16 years ago by a family who have worked hard to honor her cultural heritage. She’s now pushing families to consider adoption, amid dwindling international numbers that are alarming some adoption advocates nationwide.
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019
The notice comes a month after the agency said it posted in error a request for comments on a change to allowable limits for polychlorinated biphenyls, a known carcinogen that conservationists worry will build up to unhealthy levels in fish.
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019
City documents indicate a local homeowners association is responsible for keeping up the single-acre stormwater feature behind Lori and Bill Moore’s home on Panorama Drive. But enforcement is lagging, and smart planning advocates say the city is neglecting its duty to ensure systems on private land are working as they should.
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019
Celebrations of all kinds brought more than 35,000 people to the streets of Spokane on Sunday for Bloomsday’s 43rd running.
After discovering her birth mother through public records and the help of a silent benefactor in the late 1980s, Barbara Arnold was shocked once again when new technology revealed the man she thought was her father, isn’t. And that man is still alive in California, waiting to meet the daughter he didn’t know he had.
While most Americans are buying DNA kits to find out where their ancestors were born, many are opting for detailed profiles of their health risks. But those tests often don’t cover the full spectrum offered by medical clinics and results, particularly negatives, should be taken with a grain of salt, experts warn.
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019
Downtown roads will close at 5 a.m., and participants are reminded that backpacks aren’t allowed on the Bloomsday course due to safety concerns. If you’re looking for last-minute registration and options for parking/public transit on race day, we’ve got you covered.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019
Radio advertisements and employees confirmed that the store that set up shop on Wall Street in 1999 will close this month. For owner Curt Kinghorn, it will be the end of a long career helping Spokane running enthusiasts find the right gear.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019
The Legislature’s action late Sunday night to overturn a 20-year ban on “affirmative action” policies may cause local school districts, governments and universities to re-evaluate the makeup of their workplaces.