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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Slow start to wildfire season may foretell late end

“In the past, when we have had similar slow starts to the season, we have seen the fire season extend further into September,” Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer said.

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Elevated wildfire conditions in Spokane County Thursday prompt Red Flag Warning

A dry and windy weather forecast for Thursday has led the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for about 16 counties in Eastern Washington, including part of …

Spokane County updating park plan, feedback sought

The Spokane County Parks department is updating it’s parks, recreation and open space plan and wants community feedback.

Boating with your bud

There’s nothing like water to relax you.

This Idaho county has only 1 doctor. When he retires, who will replace him?

Keith Davis became Lincoln County’s only doctor at the stroke of midnight.

Kin of Mycheal Lynch doubt official report, to sue county

The events that led up to the death of 32-year-old Mycheal Lynch were the subject of a police investigation and a review by prosecutors. The custody officers involved in the …

UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Neighbors around Spokane Valley’s Mayhew Road are furious about proposed development - say they received no notice

Spokane Valley residents in the semi-rural neighborhood between Mayhew and Keller Roads protest a proposed single-family development that will change the look of their neighborhood forever.

Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Consolidation, Jan. 20, 1919

Harris, Friends Group Meet To Discuss Neighborhood Concerns

County Commissioner Phil Harris, who has frequently clashed with Friends of the Little Spokane River over land-use decisions, met recently with the neighborhood on a friendlier note. Harris was one …

Mclain, 2 Others Keep Kootenai Hospital District Seats

Three trustees on the Kootenai Hospital District board retained their seats in an election Tuesday that had four candidates. The vice chairman of the board, Betty McLain, came away with …

County Commissioner Harris Says He’ll Seek A Second Term


3 Incumbents Vie For Hospital Trustees

Three incumbents are running for six-year terms on the Kootenai Hospital District Board of Trustees. They include retired educator Betty C. McLain, vice chairwoman of the board; surgeon James M. …

Barlow Wins School Race On Third Try Mccann Defeated By 220 Votes In District 81

The third time was the charm for Spokane school board candidate Don Barlow. He was declared the winner of a close race Wednesday, when he ended up with 220 votes …

Here’s A Tax That’s Fair And Necessary

If only there were some magic way to repair Spokane County’s blighted roads, widen the streets jam-packed with cars and build some new roads to relieve traffic. If only there …

Jan Scarcello

East Spokane Water District, incumbent Commissioner No. 1. Personal: Age 50 … works as an X-ray technician at Group Health … married with two daughters, one stepdaughter and one stepson …

Norman Wilson

Irvin Water District, candidate for Commissioner Position No. 1. Personal: Age 68 … Retired long-haul driver for Consolidated Motor Freight … Married with three grown daughters and one grown son …

Frank Boyle

Frank Boyle

Don Kachinsky

Spokane County Water District No. 3, candidate for Commissioner No. 1. Personal: Age 62 … owner of Bert Shields Auto Supply … semi-retired … single … enjoys hunting, hiking and …

Herb Carlson

Spokane County Water District No. 3, incumbent commissioner No. 1. Personal: Age 76 … retired manager of administrative services for Chevron … married with one grown daughter … enjoys golf …

Mona Norwick

Irvin Water District, candidate for Commissioner No. 1 Personal: Age 40 … works in pharmacy support at Medco of Washington … married with two daughters and one son … enjoys …

Verbal Fur Flying In Sewer District Race

When Liberty is at stake, a sewer district race can get stinky. Take the contest between Frank Boyle and Larry West six years ago. At one point, supporters of the …

John Mellick

John Mellick

Seattle Mayor’s Race Down To Three Port Commissioner Tops Vote, Absentee Ballots To Determine His Opponent

The Seattle mayor’s race is down to Paul Schell and somebody from West Seattle. Schell, a Port of Seattle commissioner, was the top vote-getter with 27 percent in Tuesday’s mayoral …

A Quick Trip To Polls Today In Some Cities

If you live in the right place, today is election day. But don’t worry about spending too much time at the polls. No voter in Spokane County has more than …

Counties Extend Filing Deadlines After Candidate Drought

Much of Springdale’s population seems to want to be mayor, but many other elected offices in rural northeastern Washington went begging or drew only one candidate during last week’s filing …

$4.6 Million In Jail Projects Goes To Voters

Canyon County will ask voters Nov. 4 to approve a $4.6 million bond levy to renovate the old jail and expand the regional juvenile detention center. Modification of both is …

New Prosecutor’s Task: Deal With Kevorkian Kevorkian Has Quickened Pace Of Assisted Suicides Since Last Trial Ended

Dave Gorcyca thought he had lost his bid to become prosecutor of Oakland County, a sprawling collection of mostly white-collar Detroit suburbs whose million-plus residents include Jack Kevorkian, the doctor …

Sheriff Roos Winning Third Term

Bonner County sheriff In early returns, Chip Roos, Bonner County’s incumbent sheriff, had a comfortable lead over Democrat Pete Robinson and appeared headed for a record third term as the …

Rankin, Compton On Way To Winning Commission Seats

1. Compton 2. Rankin

Ballot Counting Problems Delay Results In Bonner County Races

Bonner County commissioners Early returns in Bonner County showed all races fairly close, although ballot counting problems delayed results. The District 1 Bonner County commission seat was a horse race …