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100 years ago in Spokane: With prohibition approaching, police warn partiers that drinking must stop at midnight on New Year’s Eve

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s commissioner of public safety splashed cold water on revelers making plans for one final night of drinking on New Year’s Eve.


100 years ago in Portland: A man engaged to Spokane woman proclaimed to be alive

From our archives, 100 years ago A man’s lifeless body was found hanging in a men’s room in a Portland park. Police suspected it was Lloyd W. Chick, who had …


100 years ago in Spokane: A judge intervenes to stop a divorce

A sensational divorce case in Spokane became even more sensational when Mrs. Lewis Rutter raced to the courthouse to block her own divorce suit.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Police raided several more “disorderly houses” in Spokane.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A divorce filing in Oklahoma had Spokane readers buzzing. The wife of R.T. Daniel, owner of many downtown Spokane business blocks, was suing him …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The sun was shining after three days of rain – and the army of crickets were back on the move at Wilson Creek, northeast …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Edward Nelson, 11, was standing astride his bicycle when a “maddened bulldog” broke through a garage window, bounded toward the boy and seized his …


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago Hundreds of attendees at the Northwest Miner’s Congress in Spokane were treated to an evening of robust “pioneer entertainment” at the “miner’s smoker” at …


Doug Clark: Hug from father to son waited a lifetime

The father and child reunion took place Jan. 7 inside a modest apartment in Independence, Missouri. Richard A. Hodge, 72, a retired Spokane photographer, had come to finally meet the …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Mayor W.J. Hindley, in his capacity as the official city censor, wanted to “expunge all European war pictures from the local theaters.”


Gonzaga’s Elder Law Clinic sees spike in divorce requests

Requests for divorce by older Spokanites have nearly tripled at Gonzaga Law School’s Elder Law Clinic during the first seven months of this year. Don’t blame it on the trifecta …


Overcome relationship breakdowns

Relationship breakdowns happen for a multitude of reasons, and all of them are preventable. Here are some ways you can keep your love life on a positive track. • Let …


Boomers led the way in silver divorces

MIAMI – After 33 years of marriage, Gary Word found himself in an unexpected situation: suddenly single. He was 60 years old. Diane Bing was 54 when her 25-year marriage …


Police: Redmond man tried to kill son with heroin

A Redmond man tried to kill his 4-year-old son with heroin on the day his divorce was supposed to be finalized, court documents say.


Divorce rates enter new age

One day in 2011, Virginia Koerber of Lake Villa, Ill., “woke up with a new life.” At 65, she got divorced.


Thompson divorce under feds’ scrutiny

The divorce that enabled former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to charge taxpayers more than half a million dollars for his legal defense against excessive force charges is …


Body was posed, detectives say

A Deer Park mother of five who was found strangled in her home was positioned in a way to humiliate her and make detectives believe she had been sexually assaulted, …


Police: Starbuck hid in home, posed ex-wife’s body

A Deer Park mother of five found strangled to death in her home was positioned in a way to humiliate her and make detectives believe she had been sexually assaulted, …


Ex-husband arrested for Deer Park woman’s murder

The ex-husband of a woman found strangled to death in her Deer Park home has been arrested for her murder.


Parents behind on child support get aid

When parents divorce, someone usually has to pay child support. No matter how agreeable the divorce is, and how much effort is put forth by the noncustodial parent to pay …


Sudan cows figure in convoluted Spokane custody case

For some of the best legal minds in Washington state, a complicated Spokane divorce that spanned two continents and a bloody civil war came down to this: 15 cows. The …


Estranged husband may get jackpot cut

RATHDRUM – Holly Lahti burst into the spotlight a week ago in a feel-good story about a single mother who won a $190 million Mega Millions jackpot. Then came the …


Officer accused of using divorce to hide assets

Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. divorced his wife to shield his assets and force taxpayers to foot the bill for his criminal defense, the federal prosecutor in the …


Explosives removed from Spokane Valley apartment

Explosives popular among suicide bombers were removed Monday from a Spokane Valley apartment belonging to a man upset about his divorce, authorities said.


Military divorces edge up again in 9th year of war

The toll for a nation long at war is evident in military homes: The divorce rate in the armed forces edged up again in the past year despite many programs …


Split-up parents feud over boy’s shotgun

Judges in family law often face heated disputes between divorcing parents over issues such as visitation, getting kids to school or providing rides to soccer practice. Try adding a shotgun …


Surviving The Split Divorce Can Be Difficult, But It Doesn’t Have To Be Devastating

Editor’s note: The names of the students in this story have been changed. One of Carrie’s worst memories is a happy moment at a friend’s house. At dinner, Carrie watched …