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UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Body pulled from Spokane River on Saturday is man reported missing in May

A body pulled from the Spokane River over the weekend near Division Street is that of Richard G. Coffee, a 56-year-old man reported missing in May, the Spokane County Medical …


Division Street bridge collapse in 1915 killed five, injured 12

The 1915 collapse of Spokane’s Division Street bridge convinced the young city it had to take better care of its bridges, and build them with concrete instead of steel.


100 years ago in Spokane: Auto club suspects gas gouging

From our archives, 100 years ago The auto was still relatively new, but people in Spokane already were concerned about gas gouging.


100 years ago in Spokane: City debates bonds for new bridges, schools

Spokane was debating two large bond issues. The first was for rebuilding many of the city’s bridges with new concrete structures. This was prompted by the fatal collapse of the …


100 years ago in Spokane: City hires first female police officer

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Police Department was entering a new era by hiring the first woman police officer.


100 years ago in Spokane: Cause emerges for Division Street Bridge collapse

From our archives, 100 years ago Four experts examined the wreckage of the Division Street Bridge, in which five people were killed, and blamed “granulation or crystallization of one of …


100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds swarm scene of Division Street bridge collapse

From our archives, 100 years ago The Division Street Bridge collapse, which killed five, dominated the news the day after the disaster.


100 years ago in Spokane: 5 killed when Divison Street bridge collapses with two streetcars on top

From our archives, 100 years ago One of the deadliest accidents in Spokane history occurred when the Division Street Bridge collapsed into the icy Spokane River just after 6 a.m.


Spokane River access ramp sought

Spokane parks officials today will ask the city’s hearing examiner to approve a shoreline permit for a new access ramp for kayaks and small nonmotorized craft along the Centennial Trail …