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Amtrak’s Empire Builder had been picking up and dropping off passengers every day in Spokane since 1997. That changed on Oct. 19, when the train that plies a 2,200-mile route from Chicago to Seattle and Portland switched to a three-days-a-week schedule.
A U.S. Army Air Force B-25 bomber, attempting to maneuver over New York City in a heavy fog, flew into the side of the Empire State Building on this date 75 years ago. All three aboard the plane and 11 in the building itself were killed.
The president of Turkey on Friday formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque and declared it open for Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum.
The Zags will join Louisville, Providence and Oklahoma State in the 2021 Empire Classic on Nov. 18-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In its more than 1,400-year existence, the majestic domed structure of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has served as the Byzantine Empire’s main cathedral, a mosque under the Ottoman Empire and a museum under modern Turkey, attracting millions of tourists each year.
Hungary’s president on Thursday stressed the need for mutual respect between Hungary and neighboring countries where some 2 million ethnic Hungarians live following a post-World War I peace treaty signed exactly 100 years ago.
A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed actor Jussie Smollett’s malicious prosecution lawsuit against the city of Chicago and several police officers. The former “Empire” actor told police he was beaten by two men who looped a noose around his neck and threw vile comments at him in an attack near his home in downtown Chicago in January last year. Chicago police said the attack was staged, and Smollett was charged with making a false report. Those charges were subsequently dropped with little explanation from prosecutors.
Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phony attack was real.
Empire Health Foundation awarded $580,000 in equipment and small capital project grants to eight rural health care facilities in Washington state, with their funding from Premera Blue Cross.
The Spokane Youth Sports Association filed additional documents to support a decade old environmental review for a proposed youth sports complex in the Glenrose neighborhood.
Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects has applied for permits on behalf of Empire Eye Physicians to build a 14,000-square-foot eye clinic and parking structure at 16010 E. Indiana Ave., adjacent to My Place Hotel.
In the late 1800s and the early 20th century, railroad entrepreneurs competed to create a seamless system, connecting every region by rail. The biggest challenge was connecting the Northwest to large Midwest cities.
Empire Concussion and Trauma Recovery recently opened at two clinic sites in Spokane, said Maile Mohsenian, an occupational therapist who also operates Empire Pediatric Therapy. Mohsenian said the clinic has long treated concussion in children, but she saw a gap for such care among adults.
Though not the most popular way to obtain a tree, cut-your-own Christmas trees remain an important part of family traditions – old and new – for some Spokane families.
Two separate incidents involving plunges into icy water were in The Spokesman-Review. One story had a happy outcome, the other did not.
The debt relief comes from a settlement between the Empire Health Foundation and Community Health Systems, which owned the Spokane-area hospitals from 2008 to 2017. On average, those benefiting from the settlement will have roughly $2,800 in debt wiped from their credit reports.
Coeur d’Alene secured another Inland Empire League 5A football title, thanks to a flood of big plays by senior receiver/defensive back Colbey Nosworthy and his Vikings teammates.
Tennessee-based Community Health Systems will forgive up to $50 million in debt for people who received treatment at the Spokane-area hospitals between Nov. 1, 2008, and June 30, 2017, when the company owned the facilities. The settlement comes more than two years after the Empire Health Foundation sued CHS, alleging the company failed to provide levels of charity care – free or discounted treatment for low-income patients – that it had promised when buying the hospitals.
Taylor continued working for the city up until his death, overseeing 13 construction projects at Spokane’s Riverside Water Reclamation Facility intended to drastically reduce pollutants flowing into the Spokane River.
Eastern Washington’s rich farming heritage can still be found on display at Spokane County Interstate Fair.