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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Liz Kishimoto

Liz Kishimoto

Current Position: Managing Editor (News and Photo)

Liz Kishimoto joined The Spokesman-Review in 1995. She currently is Managing Editor/News and Photo.


  • Paisely Archer, 7, high fives runners in Browne's Addition, Sunday, May 3, 2015, during Bloomsday 2015.

  • Heidy Baker is comforted by her grandson, Vernon Pawlik, at the burial of Vernon Baker on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Arlington National Cemetery. Major General Reuben Jones holds the flag to the right and Baker's daughter, Alexandra Pawlik stands to the left.

  • Aide Judy Ellers holds Michael Blayne's hand on the way to Fernan Elementary in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Ethan Cole sits next to Blayne on the special needs bus in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2009.

  • A Spokane firefighter on the Pink level of the River Park Square parking garage watches his colleagues extricate a woman from her car that landed on the parking ramp on Spokane Falls Boulevard Saturday, April 8, 2005 in Spokane, Wash. The woman drove through the barricade on the Pink Level and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The woman was later identified as Jo E. Savage of Pullman, who died after being transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center in critical condition.

  • "This is my room", Erika Griego, 6, says to her sister Nakita, 7, as she tests her new bed, Dec. 23, 2003, in Spokane, Wash. After three months in a homeless shelter Griego, her parents and her four siblings are moving into a new home just in time for Christmas.

  • Leslie McDaniel, Tiesha McIntyre's best friend, cradles McIntyre's mom Karen Muellner in the hallway of the Public Safety Building in Spokane, Wash. after Steven Sigur's first appearance, July 22, 2003. Sigur is charged in the murder of Tiesha McIntyre.

  • Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputy Jon Brandel confers with other deputies while Lauren Goedde says goodbye to her daughter Harley. Deputy Brandel found meth in Goedde's vehicle in a traffic violation stop in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho March 13, 2003.

  • Kristin Springstead, 5, and Cassandra Bening, 4, get their toenails painted by Kara Gruber, 15, and Jennel Blessinger, 13, on a front lawn on 7th Street in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Aug. 1, 2002.

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The Spokesman-Review’s dedicated staff of photo journalists help bring to life stories about the residents and communities in the Inland Northwest. At a moment’s notice, they may drive many miles to photograph an event or people in the news. They make feature photos that take planning and special equipment. In covering assignments, they aim to tell the human story without judgment, but with kindness and sensitivity to the person or persons in front of them.


How Heat Waves Take a Toll on Mental Health

Tens of millions of people across the United States have been enduring heat wave after heat wave this summer, in what feels like an unrelenting succession of humid days and scorching temperatures. While there’s no denying that extreme heat and humidity can be physically uncomfortable, research suggests that such conditions can be trying on your psychological well-being, too.
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Book World: Natasha Pulley delivers a historical thriller with intellectual heft

After embellishing the 19th century with alternative histories and fantastic developments in four previous novels, beginning with her best-selling debut, “The Watchmaker of Filigree Street,” Natasha Pulley grounds her latest work in an actual 20th-century event. “The Half Life of Valery K” takes off from a 1957 nuclear explosion in the Soviet Union, which blasted mortally dangerous levels of radiation into the atmosphere, and the ensuing coverup by the Soviet government. Exhibiting all the storytelling skills that made her earlier books readable and popular, Pulley offers a piercing study of how a police state deforms individual psychologies, personal relationships and professional ethics.

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