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Sunday, October 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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A backlog of ‘brother stuff’

For most of their lives, John Mellinger and Dan Newburn didn’t know they were brothers. Now they talk almost every day via an Internet video phone. Their wives have become …


Old ‘diamond’ may get new shine

A last-ditch effort is under way to save a historic downtown warehouse from a date with a wrecking ball. A downtown developer who has restored other buildings in Spokane is …


Spokane man’s family seeks answers in his killing

Everywhere she goes, Heather Tipke looks for him. The man with glasses and short, “military-style hair,” as the few people who saw her brother’s killer have described him. It’s been …


His journey cut short

Merle Coldwell wanted to show his sweetheart the wonders of America last summer before she went blind – a grand gesture for a man of limited financial means and a …


Attacked dog recovers slowly

Cocoa Butter, a tiny Shih Tzu, has not been the same since a stranger snatched her from a parked car last June, swung her by her leash and slammed her …


Months after dragging death, police out of leads

For Vicky and Gene Littell, the year never got easier. Ten months since their daughter was found dead in a Spokane street, dragged more than 13 blocks by a driver …


Holding on to hope

The cancerous tumor in Chuck Young’s left lung had started to grow again. When readers of The Spokesman-Review last heard about Chuck and Shirley Young, of Coeur d’Alene, they were …


Tango remains in high-stakes dance

It was not a great year to be selling an electric car that costs $121,000. Ask Rick Woodbury, the founder of Commuter Cars, the Spokane company that makes and sells …


Paralyzed in Air Force fall, Sean Halsted is now a Paralympian

Sean Halsted, of Rathdrum, will compete on an international stage this winter as a member of the U.S. Ski Team. Halsted, an adaptive cross-country skier, is training for the 2010 …


She’s on the sidelines, and loving it

Emily Boone’s basketball career has taken another turn. A heart defect ended her playing days after she helped Garfield-Palouse High School win a state championship her sophomore year. Next, she …