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UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:20 a.m.

West Valley freshman collects more than 1,000 books for donation in Eagle Scout project

Some might consider Benjamin Freedland an over achiever. For his Eagle Scout project this year, the West Valley High School freshman was supposed to collect 300 books, all of which …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

For Irish Drinking Team, brunch is gold at rainbow’s end

The holiday comes just once a year, but the hangover that follows doesn’t. It probably feels familiar – a pounding headache, nausea, the lingering aftertaste of last night’s bad decisions. …


Thrift store donations in Spokane rise with items not sparking joy

Thanks to Marie Kondo, there’s been a whirlwind of donations to Spokane thrift stores, even during winter months that usually are slow.


‘Opening act’ art installment shines at Spokane’s First Interstate Center for the Arts

“Opening Act” is the title of the new installation that greets visitors outside the theater doors of the First Interstate Center for the Arts.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 10 p.m.

American Legion Auxiliary hosts gifts for vets event at Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center

About 150 Spokane-area veterans took advantage of Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center’s “Gift Shop” event that ran from Sunday to Thursday.


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.


The Force Awakens: Zach Norvell Jr. starts to heat up for Gonzaga

Turns out the Zags essentially have two starters at wing. True freshman Corey Kispert was rock solid in the first seven games before spraining his ankle against Incarnate Word on …


An Academic Beat Rapper-Scholar An Scc Ambassador To Street-Wise Kids

Verbal skills 1. Just as fellow rappers in B.A.D. (bonded and dedicated) by Association lay hands on Chauncey Jones, the rapper-scholar at SCC hopes to connect at-risk students to an …


Calm In An Endless Storm Nun Offers A Steady Hand To Women In Crisis

Sister Patty Beattie, center, and Maria Calabrese, right, stuff envelopes while Chelsea Johnson works on a poster for the day’s activities at the Women’s Drop in Center. Photo by Kristy …


Barry Baker Baker Construction Building On Broader Foundation That Includes Golf Course

Barry Baker spreads out plans for his next project. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The Spokesman-Review


Street Saviors Former Addicts, Prostitutes And Gang Members Trade Crime For Christ Through Victory Outreach, And Now Try To Add To Their Flock

1. In a room resonating with passionate, individual prayers, Bobby Mendez seeks rebirth and a chance to escape the violence of gang life at Victory Outreach ministries in Spokane. Photos …


Small Victories Victory Outreach Tries To Right The Lives Of Addicts And Criminals With A Mix Of Religion And Discipline

1. Loud Christian music mixes with the sound of men’s prayers in a cold room at Victory Outreach. The early morning exercise helps the members stay focused throughout the day. …


The Key To Success Future Seems Limitless For Gifted Key Tronic Employee

1. Inain Santiago (center, standing) has worked his way from assembler to trainer in less than a year at Key Tronic in Juarez. Santiago plans to attend college in the …


Heavenly Goal Soon-To-Be Ordained Deacon Hopes To Become An Nfl Referee

1. College football referee Steve Wilson, who hopes to jump to the NFL this season, won’t say what the penalty is for skipping church. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Holding Her Own Valley Fire’s First Woman Firefighter Makes It On Merit In Work Environment Dominated By Males

1. Susan Pine has been the first and only woman Valley firefighter since 1987. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review 2. When the big red fire engine pulls up to the …


Bowler’s Right On Target Fast Start In State Tournament Has Nelson Eyeing A Pro Career

1. Jamie Nelson’s bowling career is rolling right along, even though the Spokane woman has been competing seriously for only four years. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review 2. Nelson


Teresa Brooks Lewis And Clark Year: Junior Sport: Track Events: 200, 400, Relays

Teresa Brooks


Ready To Swing Away Multitalented Andrizzi Leads Experienced U-Hi

Cheryl Andrizzi’s focus has returned to softball at U-Hi following two game-related accidents that briefly reduced her interest in the sport. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Devion Tensley West Valley Year: Senior Sport: Track Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump

Devion Tensley


Sandberg Has Good Reason For Optimism Saxons Open Season Against U-Hi

Eric Sandberg can deliver wins for Ferris. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Filmmaker Finds Lost Stories Documentary Shows How Women Helped Shape Forest Policy, Practices

Filmmaker Lauren Fins has produced a documentary on the role of women in the management of North Idaho forests. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Flea With A Flair Leeb, The Smallest, Speediest Chief, Does Big Things

1. Leeb 2. Greg Leeb (20) scraps for the puck with a Portland Winter Hawk, while Spokane Chiefs coach Mike Babcock looks on from the bench. Photo by Jason Clark/The …


The Key To Survival The Money Man

1. Stanley Hiller, the man behind Key Tronic’s move to Mexico, is a tough businessman who got his start by building experimental aircraft. These days, he’s an investor who saves …


Craig Hart Hedge Fund Manager Ready To Bounce When Market Blips

Craig Hart has transformed his father’s traditional broker-dealer business into a capital management company. Photo by Jason Clark/The Spokesman-Review


A Tiny Window To Family History Couple Builds Replica Of Old Farm

Jim and Vera Shaw helped their grandkids get a feel for farm life with this model. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review


Martinez A Big Hit

Not your average big-league ballplayer 1. Edgar Martinez takes time to satisfy fans’ hunger for his autograph after batting practice in Peoria, Ariz. His “unrelenting decency and gentle humor” make …


Valley Greenhouse Blossoms From Seeds Of Friendship

Ed and Dee Peck, left, and Dotti and Fred Gurney started up friendships and then this greenhouse. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Father, Son Climb Ladder To Top At Different Hospitals

From the humble beginnings of food and laundry service, Joe Legel, right, and his son, Tomm have risen to the top as chief financial officers of area hospitals. Photo by …


Davis Is New Queen Of The B’S Manson Sharpshooter Steals Show

Katie Davis is the all-time tournament scoring leader. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Road To The B’S Has Been Long For Leschi’s Lach Senior Who Moved To U.S. When He Was Young Boy Has Gutted Out Tourney

Borin Lach is Chief Leschi’s Cambodian connection. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review