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News >  Spokane
May 15, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Blessings Under the Bridge – the nonprofit organization that provides free meals under the Interstate 90 bridge every Wednesday evening – has been told by the city of Spokane to find a new location within 120 days.

News >  Spokane
May 11, 2017, 6 a.m.
Hidden in the center of Riverfront Park are the remains of a cautionary tale – one that should inform current efforts to revitalize the U.S. Pavilion. Those not living in Spokane in the 1970s might not know that a “Disney quality” interactive exhibit called The Spokane Story opened in 1978. The exhibit was housed in the easternmost building of the structure that served as the U.S. Pavilion during Expo ’74.

News >  Spokane
May 10, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
She was just 11 years old when Allied bombs started falling on her hometown of Grafenwoehr in Germany. Home to a large and at the time German military installation Grafenwoehr was a prime target for American and British bombers, who were trying to stop the progress of the German Army.

News >  Spokane
May 10, 2017, noon
Some Gonzaga University students are buzzing about something other than Zags basketball. Honey bees.

News >  Spokane
May 10, 2017, noon
The Assistants, a local volunteer group, is hosting an “upscale” yard sale on May 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 20 from 8 a.m. to noon, at 715 E. 25th Ave.

News >  Spokane
May 10, 2017, midnight
Two Spokane Valley City councilmen are proposing a new addition to Spokane Valley politics: term limits.

News >  Spokane
May 8, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
The long, cold and wet winter gets the blame for the relatively low number of finishers in this year’s Bloomsday.

News >  Spokane
May 7, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
This may not be Philadelphia and you may not feel like Sylvester Stallone in his fighting prime when you make the second-to-last turn in Bloomsday on to Broadway Avenue. But once you hear the the “Rocky” theme song, you are on the homestretch.

News >  Spokane
May 7, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Bloomsday 2017 welcomes runners with rain and sun.

News >  Spokane
May 7, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Volunteers cracked open boxes of Bloomsday T-shirts Sunday morning, revealing the most closely guarded secret in Spokane at the same moment runners were crossing the start line.

News >  Spokane
May 6, 2017, 5 a.m.
Yes, carb loading before Bloomsday may be helpful, but not if you just eat a pound of pasta Saturday evening.

News >  Spokane
May 3, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
If you count the number of roundabouts then Washington is among the top three circle-happy states in the nation, after Wisconsin and Georgia.

News >  Spokane
May 3, 2017, noon
Maco and Marco Polo aren’t quite sure what to make of the situation. The two cream-colored, long-haired chihuahuas look at Janie Stowell with a mix of apprehension and relief. They can smell the tiny treats she has in a little bag. Stowell sits on the floor in one of the Spokane Humane Society’s safe rooms. She talks to the two dogs, moves around slowly and deliberately, and Marco Polo just can’t resist getting his chin rubbed.

News >  Spokane
May 1, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
As people marched for immigration across the country on Monday, a federal judge oversaw 103 people from 41 different countries becoming Americans citizens during a naturalization ceremony at CenterPlace in Spokane Valley.

News >  Spokane
May 1, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
The iconic centerpiece of Expo ’74 – the U.S. Pavilion – will undergo an extensive renovation, potentially starting early next year. The Spokane Park Board approved a contract to design and construct the pavilion this month, and details about the pavilion’s future will soon be decided.

News >  Business
April 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
We’ve all watched the TV shows where a house with a sagging roof, backed-up plumbing, broken windows and a pool full of alligators is purchased for nothing, and then magically turned into a beautiful rancher that’s bought for a lot by an equally beautiful family – in an hour.

April 28, 2017, 12:10 a.m.
In the late 1990s, Tim Bohr headed to Seattle because he wanted to become a chef. Always good in the kitchen, he figured Seattle’s booming restaurant scene was the place to be.

News >  Spokane
April 26, 2017, 7 p.m.
A group of Central Valley High School art students have made it to the semi-finals of a $50,000 national contest sponsored by iconic skateboard sneaker brand Vans.

News >  Spokane
April 26, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Spokane Valley is getting ready to tackle yet another part of the

News >  Spokane
April 26, 2017, noon
Prom season isn’t quite over and now there’s a new resource for young people looking who can’t afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a gown to wear one night. The Royal Closet, a prom and homecoming dress exchange program, has just opened its doors in Liberty Lake.

News >  Spokane
April 26, 2017, noon
There was that one time when a foreign exchange student didn’t realize that “dress shoes” were men’s shoes, not shoes for women to wear with a dress. And that one time when the dog that starred in the production ran away during a break. Or the time a student was told to “kiss the microphone” so people could hear him better and he delivered by planting a big old smooch on mic. “There are always the laughs,” said Tom Armitage, who has been teaching drama at North Central High School since 1979.

News >  Spokane
April 20, 2017, 5 p.m.
Lifetime Television was in town on Wednesday filming the first segment of a show called “Live it Forward,” which is hosted by “Highlander” star Adrian Paul and features Spokane’s Blessings Under the Bridge.

News >  Spokane
April 19, 2017, 6 p.m.
A design error on the new Sullivan Bridge means it has less than legal clearance between the surface of the Centennial Trail. The error was not discovered until after the city accepted the bid for the bridge. The Spokane Valley City Council had few comments Tuesday evening when it was told the new Sullivan Bridge could cost $424,000 more than planned.

News >  Spokane
April 19, 2017, noon
Spokane organization donates fashionable prom dresses and gowns to young women in need

News >  Spokane
April 19, 2017, noon
The city of Spokane Valley is working on a snow removal ordinance which may just be ready before the snow starts to fly again, as city attorney Cary Driskell dryly remarked.