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Spokane area schools prepare for coronavirus as other schools close amid infection fears

The coronavirus isn’t necessarily lurking in the hallways, but it’s on the minds of school administrators, teachers, parents and students throughout Eastern Washington.

Age of service: Edith McNinch, 91, volunteers with ombudsman program to help senior citizens

Edith McNinch never let age be a limit. When she was 52, she started a 21-year career as a kindergarten teacher. Now 91, she’s often much older than most of …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Taxpayers won’t foot bill for Stevens County commissioners’ legal defense, judge rules

A judge on Friday ruled the commissioners aren’t entitled to a lawyer at public expense. The judge also declined to dismiss the suit, in which Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen …

Border Patrol agent injured, dog killed in rollover crash near Colville

Rescuers extricated the agent from the vehicle with a Jaws of Life hydraulic tool, and she was taken to a hospital with multiple injuries that were not life-threatening, the agency …

Border Patrol K-9 dies after car crash, agent injured

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries after her car rolled multiple times near Colville on Sunday morning, the agency said in a news …

‘They’re the ones who paid the price’: Spokane Valley veteran remembers fallen brothers in Battle of the Bulge

Everett Martin, 94, was one of thousands of Americans who fought in the snowy Ardennes Forest 75 years ago in an attempt to beat back a counterattack by Nazi Germany. …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Crews search for plane that went missing after Monday takeoff from Colville airport

The pilot, a 67-year-old Colville man, left Colville Municipal Airport around noon Monday in his Cessna 182 Skylane.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019

Rain slows spread of Stevens County wildfires, also triggers flooding

Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on two wildfires in Colville on Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, slowing the blazes, along with fire personnel, in their tracks.

Fire crews prepare for heavy rain Saturday at Williams Flats Fire

Up to a quarter of an inch of rain could fall on recent burn scars from the fire, according to forecasts, and that could create dangerous flash flooding conditions. Mud …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Rain helps firefighters at Williams Flats Fire

An hourslong rain shower helped firefighters stifle the Williams Flats Fire in the Colville Reservation on Friday. But it was not enough to put it out.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Air quality worst in country; heat advisory issued for Spokane

Smoke from a growing fire on the Colville Indian Reservation continued to blow into Spokane on Tuesday, causing air quality to be unhealthy for some groups including children and the …

UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019

Turf battle between Stevens County judges headed to Washington Supreme Court

The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to review the matter and sort out which judges have jurisdiction over initial court hearings, which often determine if a person will be let …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Fatal crash 6 miles south of Colville shuts down highway

A fatal crash six miles south of Colville shut down U.S. Route 395 on Wednesday afternoon.

Canadian mining company must pay Colville tribe costs tied to clean-up of Upper Columbia River

The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to hear an appeal from Teck Metals, which operates a smelter on the Columbia River north of the U.S./Canada border. The decision means …

UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

Lightning strikes two homes near Post Falls during heavy storm Thursday; area near Colville sees power outage from wind

Lightning struck two houses near Post Falls during a brief but heavy thunderstorm Thursday evening. The houses saw light damage and no one was hurt.

UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Police searching for Colville Chevron armed robbery suspect

Colville Police are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery at a Colville Chevron on Tuesday night.

Minor arrested for bringing stolen gun to Colville Jr. High

Colville Police arrested a minor on Friday for allegedly bringing a stolen gun to a middle school.

UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

Colville police officer charged with assault for second time in five months

Officer Michael S. Welch is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and nearly running her over while drunkenly backing his car out of a driveway on March 9.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019

Stevens County sheriff vows to ignore voter-approved Initiative 1639

Stevens County Sheriff Brad Manke said on Friday that he will not enforce Initiative 1639, which brings sweeping changes for gun purchases, storage and background checks.

100 years ago in Colville: Mother and 2 sons die in house fire

A mom and her two sons were killed in a fire and a third son was critically injured in a house fire in Colville.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018

Oklahoma man seeks new trial in white supremacist plot

An Oklahoma man says new evidence of prosecutors withholding information should result in a new trial on his 1999 murder conviction and death penalty for killing an Arkansas family as …

Tribes join together to make second annual Remember the Water paddle

Last year, for the first time in about a century, tribal members paddled 51 miles from Sandpoint to their home, joined by neighboring tribes along the way. This year, they …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018

Colville retail worker killed Thursday morning by falling shelving

A 63-year-old retail worker in Colville was killed Thursday morning when a shelving unit fell on top of him.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

Grocery Outlet will open Colville store

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market will open a Colville store in early December.

100 years ago in Colville: Jury acquits woman who shot and killed father and son while holding her baby

A Colville jury took only 20 minutes to acquit Margaret Hanshaw, 17, who was accused of shooting two neighbors to death – all while holding her baby in her arms. …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017

Former Colville newspaper editor faces more shoplifting charges

Kevin Hulten, a 38-year-old former editor at the Statesman-Examiner newspaper and political operative previously tied to a Snohomish County elections scandal, faces additional theft charges after an alleged string of …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

100 years ago: Late-night gunbattle claims life of Colville police chief

The Colville police chief, John Wanenwich, was shot and killed by two burglars during a nighttime gunbattle in a Colville alley.

2017 Northeast A preview: Freeman looks to knock Colville, Deer Park from top

A youthful Freeman defense put the Northeast A League on notice in 2016. The Scotties posted four shutouts and yielded just six points a game in the regular season.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

Evacuations for brush fire near Colville canceled

A fast moving brush fire near Colville briefly prompted a Level 3 evacuation notice for residents on Gold Creek Loop Road Friday, but the notice was canceled.

Colville’s Duane Vaagen left the timber wars behind to forge good jobs in the ‘bipartisan forest’

The Vaagen family operates one of the few remaining family-owned sawmills in the West. They plan to be the last one standing by making changes.