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If you went to the narrow strip of land at the bottom of the bend in the Spokane River just east of downtown in 1905, you would have found the new home of the Spokane Manufactured Gas Plant and the American Tar Company.
Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out.
The Columbia River Gorge Commission last week adopted needed revisions to the Management Plan for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to improve protection of this nationally significant landscape.
An armed man forced three employees of the Union Park Bank on East Sprague into the vault while he made his escape, but left $1,000 in the cash drawer, according to police.
In the early 1970s, park officials and neighborhood advocates rejoiced in the addition of a new public park where an outfall pipe from the Kaiser smelting plant met Deadman Creek. Fifty years later, environmental regulators and the former owners of the property are trying to stop that flow, based on new knowledge about the harm of asbestos and other chemicals.
When 73-year-old rancher Walter "Sonny" Riley faced federal officials in 2018 who alleged he was allowing his cattle to graze on public land, he knew the attorney he needed to call: Toni Meacham.
A group of Post Falls neighbors who live on the south side of the Spokane River are challenging the approval of a 57-home subdivision on what was an abandoned hayfield in their neighborhood because they fear more septic tanks could endanger their drinking water.
One day after reports surfaced indicating the San Francisco 49ers were interested in River Cracraft following a successful workout at the team’s facility in Santa Clara, California, the former Washington State wide receiver signed with the reigning NFC champions.
The Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour, now in its 13th year, will be a virtual event next month due to COVID-19, co-founder Gina Freuen announced Wednesday. The show opens Sept. 26 at 8 a.m. at littlespokanestudios.com, with more than three dozen regional artists participating.
Bradley M. Leader, 67, was arrested on Friday after a man flagged down a Priest River police sergeant and said Leader had kidnapped him the previous day, according to Bonner County court records. The man reported he had known Leader for 20 years, and Leader forced him to help move the body of 66-year-old Eveline Pederson.
The Downriver bridge opened in 1928, replacing at least two former bridges on the site that were inadequate for traffic to the nearby Army base. The current span, the T.J. Meenach Bridge, was completed in 1994.
As the thermometer approached record-breaking levels Sunday afternoon, Spokane residents and visitors alike took to the river for some relief.
OLYMPIA – A state rule for the minimum amount of water that must flow in the Spokane River was properly set, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Two weekends ago, Shelly Boyd and six others came to Curlew, Washington, to travel the Kettle River to Danville by canoe.
A 21-year-old man drowned Tuesday afternoon near a popular Spokane River beach along Upriver Drive, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Although I grew up in Spokane, the last thing I would consider myself is an outdoorsman.
Ethiopia’s water minister denied reports Wednesday that the government had begun filling a massive hydroelectric dam that has caused severe tensions with Egypt and led some to fear military conflict, while Cairo swiftly asked for clarification.
Latah Creek's pollution is due largely to agricultural runoff and soil erosion along its 60 miles stretching from west of Spokane down into north central Idaho. The Washington Ecology Department has issued a new round of funding intending to incentivize farmers to adopt methods that don't churn up the soil and stabilize creek beds.
Two men who drowned at Corbin Park over the weekend have been identified by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.
Jaspreet Turna, 28, died after his tube hit a bridge support near People's Park and he was thrown into the Spokane River.