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Historic Franklin Elementary renovation complete

Nearly every student at Franklin Elementary School was uncommonly eager to head back to school after the winter break Monday as they streamed into their renovated school for the first …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

An echo of history as Locomotive 4141 carries George H.W. Bush to his final resting place

When the curtain parted in College Station, Texas, revealing a two-toned blue locomotive standing nearly 16 feet tall and bearing the number 4141 in his honor, former president George H.W. …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 11 a.m.

Still raging: Largest wildfire in California history grows

Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The places and names change, but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.

Historic black burial site under playground to get memorial

For generations, children would play kickball, hide-and-seek and jump rope on a stretch of concrete at Weccacoe Playground, unaware the remains of 5,000 black Philadelphians were buried 18 inches beneath …

UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Just north of Richland is one of state’s most endangered historic places

One of Washington state’s most endangered historic places is located on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland.

Rob Curley: Let’s have a birthday party that lasts the entire year

We’re about to have a birthday here at The Spokesman-Review. We’re 135 years young. Kinda.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Officials add 127 homes to historic Moscow neighborhood

A neighborhood in a northern Idaho town has more than doubled the number of prewar homes in a historic district following an expansion of its boundaries.

Then and Now: Cannon House

One of the grandest homes in the Rockwood National Register Historic District was erected for pioneer attorney Edward J. Cannon and his wife, Helen, in 1911. The brick home in …

Applications for U.S. jobless aid tick up to still-low 241,000

Slightly more people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically low level that suggests the job market is healthy.

After 47 Years, Cenarrusa Gets To Act Like A Governor Secretary Of State Takes Over For Three Days While Batt, Others Out Of State


Restoring A Landmark Patrons Of Wallace’s Carnegie Library Hope To Return Building To Its 1911 Glory

1. A library love story. Boosters of the Wallace library, left to right, librarian Bernie Ludwick, Joseph Grismer, Mary Zeller and Genevieve Paroni are hoping to get the ball rolling …

Wilma Lives On In Memories

1. Coeur d’Alene’s Wilma Theater, which closed 10 years ago, will be torn down. Photo courtesy of the Museum of North Idaho 2. Lustig’s luxurious outhouse.

Abolitionist’s First Photo On Display Portrait Of John Brown Taken By Son Of Ex-Slave

A photo of abolitionist John Brown, taken by Augustus Washington, will be displayed at National Portrait Gallery. Photo by Associated Press

Welcome Homes Palouse Industries’ Seventh Annual Country Home Tour Offers The Perfect Excuse For A Country Drive

1. Crossing the threshold of Hester Wyer’s home conveys visitors back in time. Photos by Michael Guilfoil/The Spokesman-Review 2. Above: Pam and Richard Holmes have enjoyed learning the history of …

Filling Tall Order, Smokestack Crew Scours Landmark

Forest Long’s first name is spelled incorrectly in the caption. It should be Forest with one “r” (verified by Doug Clark). Forrest Long, 58, and two other stackmen are restoring …

Opportunity Areas Showed City Support

Among the myriad of no votes that have stopped three attempts in the past five years to form a Spokane Valley city, three precincts have quietly said yes. After voters …

Let’s Blast Stacks To Smithereens Anti-Stacks A Reminder Of An Ugly Past Of Greed, Arrogance And Pollution

Silver Valley residents lobbying to save a Bunker Hill smokestack are incredibly misguided and naive. They might as well tape signs on their backs saying, “Kick us.” No clear-thinking native …

Let’s Save Stacks As A Tourist Draw Pro-Stacks A Reminder Of A Rich History Of Ambitions And Excesses

Driving back from Yellowstone or Glacier national parks, many Pacific Northwest travelers pass through North Idaho’s Silver Valley. As the highway goes through Kellogg, back-seat voices inevitably ask, “What are …

Crater Lake Lodge Is Rededicated Fans Applaud Park Service’s Renovation Of Historic Lodge On Crater’s Rim

U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., speaks at the rededication ceremonies for the newly renovated Crater Lake Lodge at Crater Lake National Park on Friday. Photo by Associated Press

Roman Colosseum To Get Repaired

After years of delay, work to reinforce and restore sections of the Colosseum should begin this summer, the head of Rome’s antiquities preservation office said Friday. The Colosseum, one of …

Cave Art In France Believed Oldest Yet

Tests have concluded paintings of a rhinoceros and a bison in a cave in southeastern France are more than 30,000 years old, the earliest known examples of such art, the …

Camelot: Missing Pieces Jfk Library Releases Most Of An Interview With Jacqueline Kennedy Done Soon After The Assassination

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy relaxes at Hyannis Port in 1961. File photo/Associated Press

Panida Gets $10,000 Award

Karen Bowers is executive director and manager of Panida Theater. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review

Cold War Hideaway Museum Officials Won’t Accept Gift Of Rusty, 1960s Bomb Shelter

Marsha Rooney, curator at the Cheney Cowles Museum, hands a flashlight to her colleague Larry Schoonover as they inspect a bomb shelter a Spokane woman hoped to donate to the …

Morse Code Equipment Turned Off Coast Guard Ends Century Of Monitoring Telegraph Distress Calls

The Coast Guard turned off its Morse code equipment after nearly a century of monitoring telegraph distress calls such as the Titanic’s 1912 collision with an iceberg. The reason: “Modern …