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Running Tab: No-Li Brewhouse learns from past, lives in present, looks to future

When you first meet No-Li Brewhouse owners John and Cindy Bryant, they are genuinely warm and friendly, without being overbearing, and you quickly learn that they absolutely love running their …

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Report: White nationalist group given grant through Spokane-based Innovia Foundation

A national report released Tuesday said an unidentified Spokane man donated thousands of dollars to a white nationalist group through the community’s Innovia Foundation.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Diverse local writing group releases first anthology

The Diverse Voices Writing Group is releasing its first anthology chapbook, a collection of poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction and biography written by local authors.

Locally grounded: Coffee roasters are giving back, investing in their community

Spokane native Bobby Enslow started Indaba Coffee in 2009 with the aim of making a difference in the city’s toughest neighborhoods. “I get pumped at seeing neighborhoods restored,” Enslow said.

UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018

Staying connected: Plugging in socially boosts well-being

Studies show that aging adults cope better when they remain engaged in their community.

UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018

Carl Maxey Center, a hub for local African-American community, proposed for East Central

A community center devoted to Spokane’s African-American population, and named after Carl Maxey, an icon of the local civil rights movement, has been proposed for the East Central neighborhood.

Shocked Boise refugees, sympathizers come together fast after mass stabbing

Refugees and other Boiseans shocked by Saturday’s knife

UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018

Rainbows in the rain: Spokane community celebrates 2018 Pride parade

Thousands gathered in downtown Spokane to celebrate LGBT history.

UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018

Queen, court named in 2018 Lilac Festival coronation

On Sunday, a panel of judges at the

Women overcome community pressure to send Ore. man to prison

The intense pressure to keep quiet began almost immediately after four girls reported that they’d been molested by a well-known member of their community: You’re lying. Take it back. Change …

Bringing the LGBT community together

For the past two months Inland Oasis has been inviting LGBTQ residents and their friends, families and allies to the 1912 Center in Moscow for a once-a-month gathering of a …

Freeman community is pulling together after tragedy

Like every parent to a Freeman School District student, Eva Windlin-Jansen’s Wednesday morning was punctuated with panic. But unlike many, hers was assuaged quickly.

UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017

Spokane County Library District chief Nancy Ledeboer to retire; worked to ‘turn libraries outward’

Spokane County Library District Director Nancy Ledeboer will retire this September.

Samuelson: Americans’ stability, contentment in retreat

To some extent, the future of America depends on how these social and economic trends evolve.

UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017

Kurtis Robinson, ex-con who found a higher path, to lead Spokane NAACP

Kurtis Robinson, who formerly chaired the criminal justice committee for the NAACP, will succeed Phil Tyler as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.

Tiny Oregon town for sale. Price tag? A mere $3.5 million.

A dot on a map in southwestern Oregon is generating big-city buzz for an unlikely reason: Almost the entire town is for sale.

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

At special needs Easter egg hunt, kids will be kids

At the third annual special needs Easter egg hunt, at Life Center North Church, was held Saturday.

Froma Harrop: Trump shocks liberals into action

In other times, #resistance might come off as a bit melodramatic. Trump world has made it feel downright mainstream.

Letter: Community gets better when we help one another

Grandfather thankful for community members who look out for children.

Fire roundup: Alert dog saves Spokane Valley family from kitchen flames

The efforts of an alert dog saved a Spokane Valley family recently when the animal warned them of a fire in their kitchen.

Shadle Garland post office hosts passport fair

Applicants must provide proof of citizenship, accepted documents include a certified birth certificate, certificate of naturalization or a previously issued passport. Proof of identity is also required, which can be …

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

Feature creature: Mama Mia, an adoptable dog at SCRAPS

Mama Mia is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say she is small in size but big on personality.

Vocal Point: Exhale releases tree frog from teapot

Everything was peaceful and quiet as we read and played solitaire. Suddenly we heard a funny noise: “Gu-rr-ump!” We looked at each other. Then we heard it again. “Gu-rr-ump!” “Gu-rr-ump!”

Front Porch: Unwanted callers won’t take the hint to get lost

I don’t know about you, but I get a whole bunch of unwanted phone calls. They are a scourge, though some have a certain black humor to them.

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

Love Stories: Spokane couple’s bond spans decades and continents

After that first meeting, Evelyn Anderton called her friend and said, “Gayle, that’s my husband. I don’t know how, but he’s going to be my husband.”

Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County answer fitness challenge

The Boys and Girls Club of Spokane County is one of 15 clubs in the state participating in a new fitness challenge funded by a $22,500 grant from Amerigroup Washington.

Returned Peace Corps volunteers display art and souvenirs from their service abroad

Spokane-area returned Spokane Peace Corps volunteers share their private art collections from all over the world at exhibit on First Friday

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017

Somebody Needs You

The goal of Somebody Needs You is to match donors with the specific requests of needy Spokane residents.

Newtech Skill Center 2016-17 first semester honor roll

Newtech Skill Center has announced its honor roll for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year.

Lottery winner

Lottery winner in Spokane County for the week of Feb. 20-26. $1,000