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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Labor Day crowd takes in Spokane symphony, last rays of summer at Comstock Park concert

Since 1986, visitors have marked the unofficial end of summer in the South Hill’s Comstock Park with a free performance by the Spokane Symphony. Beautiful weather brought a crowd at …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Racist provisions on home deeds can’t be removed by county officials, court commissioner rules

Spokane County does not have the authority to remove racist provisions from home deeds and titles, even if they’re illegal and void, a Superior Court acting judge ruled Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Spokane Symphony fills Comstock Park with music and memories of summer

Staking out a spot before the annual Spokane Symphony’s Labor Day Concert in Comstock Park can be serious business.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Summer Parkways hit with torrential downpour; bikers, runners undeterred

On Thursday, Summer Parkways, an annual outdoor block party, welcomed bicyclists and runners on a 3-mile loop of the South Hill including Manito and Comstock parks. But this year it, …


Annual Labor Day weekend concerts kick off Spokane Symphony season

Both concerts, Saturday at Pavillion Park and Monday at Comstock Park, feature the same set list, a mix of patriotic songs and previews of what to expect from the symphony’s …


Toddler alone in cold car on South Hill for five hours

A shivering, barefoot toddler left alone in a car for more than five hours in near-freezing temperatures on the South Hill may be alive today thanks to the actions of …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 7, 2015, 9:09 p.m.

Officer found 2-year-old ‘ice-cold’ after father left him alone in car for 5 hours

A shivering, barefoot toddler left alone in a car for more than five hours in near-freezing temperatures on the South Hill may be alive today thanks to the actions of …


Doug Clark: Right time, right place, right man for the job

A million-plus Americans have heart attacks each year. Bob Rowles joined these sobering numbers on a hard court about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14.


Comstock area to get 7 dry wells

As part of the city’s massive effort to control sewage pollution in the Spokane River, the city is installing seven dry wells in the Comstock Park area to intercept stormwater …


Undead reckoning: Zombie slayers clean up Comstock Park, raise funds

A zombie horde invaded Comstock Park on Spokane’s South Hill on Saturday, but there were plenty of zombie slayers waiting for them. At 6 p.m. dozens of kids lined up, …


This weekend, it’s time to see what you can do

The kids are singing a tune these days. Maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s called “Let It Go.” The Spokane Symphony will play along in two concerts this holiday weekend, …


Pick for families:

Families are invited to hit the streets Wednesday evening, minus their motor vehicles. The Summer Parkways event closes 4 miles of streets on the South Hill to cars and trucks …


Spokane Symphony performance closes curtain on summer

Thousands of people gathered Monday evening at Spokane’s Comstock Park to unofficially say goodbye to summer. For almost 30 years, the Spokane Symphony has performed a free Labor Day concert …


Symphony brings music where the kids are

There’s a scene in the movie “The Incredibles” in which babysitter Kari is assuring Helen “Elastigirl” Parr that she’s up to the task of watching baby Jack Jack. They’ll work …


Tradition triumphs

Thousands of people packed picnics and set up lawn chairs this Labor Day for the Spokane Symphony at Comstock Park. “It’s really a gift to the community,” symphony spokeswoman Annie …


Rolling party planned for South Hill parks

The next Summer Parkways walking, jogging and biking event is Wednesday in the neighborhood between Manito and Comstock parks. “Basically it is a big street party,” said Erika Henry, co-chairwoman …


Trio recount South Hill beating

Jacob Culberson had never experienced anything like it. Back in Spokane on Christmas break from college, the 18-year-old was out with his former Christian school classmates when they were attacked …


Education Notebook: Rogers students present ‘Curious Savage’

Rogers High School drama students will show audiences that money doesn’t bring happiness, even when you’re left $10 million by your deceased husband – but, friends in the nut house …


Traveling da Vinci exhibit proves big hit for MAC

The final numbers are in for “Leonardo da Vinci: Man – Inventor – Genius.” About 38,000 people attended this summer-long traveling exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture …


Symphony back for Labor Day weekend shows

Last year on Labor Day, if you wanted to hear “1812 Overture,” you had to stand in your backyard and hum it. This year, Spokane’s longtime Labor Day tradition has …


Comstock friends reunite, learn what’s changed and hasn’t

Tom Perko and Dee McGonigle, both 52, grew up a block from Comstock Park. They became best friends when Perko was in the sixth grade and his family moved to …


Getting There: Summer street parties offer fitness activities

Spokane Summer Parkways returns to the streets later this month for the first of three celebrations of human-powered transportation. Last year’s two inaugural events drew nearly 2,500 people, and organizers …


Symphony’s absence noted at annual Comstock Park fete

Where beach chairs and blankets last Labor Day covered the grass at Comstock Park, the Cataldo Catholic School football team practiced on-side kicks. Instead of the Spokane Symphony and Rossini, …


Sun, crowd emerge in time for Spokane Symphony concert

Usually people share blankets and lawn chairs, but this year umbrellas and big blue tarps were in high demand, too, as picnickers claimed their spots at the Spokane Symphony’s traditional …


Digging dooms old Siberian elm

When a new irrigation system was installed in Comstock Park this summer, some of the digging got too close to old trees, damaging their root systems. An old Siberian elm …