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Weathercatch: The heat index is more than a lot of hot air

2020’s first widespread heatwave brought more than intense heat to a large portion of the southern U.S. this week, as high humidity catapulted the heat index into the triple digits.


Weathercatch: First half of 2020 – a big snow, a rainy May and crummy weekends

With the calendar turning to July next week, the first half of 2020 is almost over.


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Blood donors are needed urgently in Inland Northwest

The need for regional blood donations is at a critical level, with some blood types down to less than a two-day supply, says Vitalant, formerly Inland Northwest Blood Center. Federal …


Toasting the luck of the Irish: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Inland Northwest

This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Tuesday, which means the holiday kicks off the weekend before and continues through March 17.


Weathercatch: Snow squalls? Watch out if you encounter one

On Valentine’s Day morning, Mother Nature surprised drivers heading to work in Bozeman with a blast of snow and wind that abruptly transformed relatively clear skies into blizzard conditions.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Latest Updates: First snowstorm of 2020 hits Inland Northwest

A storm bringing several inches of snow has begun hitting the Inland Northwest Friday and is expected to last through Saturday. Here’s a look at the latest weather, traffic and …


Ski areas looking forward to more snow this month after strong end to 2019

Snow dumped on mountains across the Inland Northwest earlier this week, bringing upward of a foot of snow to ski areas that had seen a relatively slow, dry start to …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Twinkling displays spread holiday cheer

Cheerful holiday lights can brighten long, dark nights this time of year. We asked The Spokesman-Review readers to tell us about their favorite displays. Here’s what they’ve shared so far.


Bursting with fun: Fourth of July celebrations across the Inland Northwest

No matter how you hope to ring in the Fourth of July, and no matter where you live, there’s a celebration for you.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

How Trump’s State of the Union is connected to Spokane and Inland Northwest

President Donald Trump will address a very different Congress than he did a year ago, but many of the issues are the same. Lawmakers remain at odds on funding for …


Year in review: Inland Northwest worthy of ‘Idol’ worship in 2018

Here’s a look back at some of the biggest stories we covered in the Today section in 2018.


Goodwill Industries plans renovation, expansion of South Hill location

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest is renovating and expanding its South Hill location in Spokane following its purchase of the building this summer.


Then and Now: End of the streetcar era

On December 17, 1886, J.J. Browne, Henry C. Marshall and A.J. Ross incorporated the Spokane Street Railway company to build the rails and operate streetcars. The first priority was to …


Weathercatch: Cloudy with a chance of more clouds

If you feel like you have your head in the clouds, in a sense, you do.


Paul Turner: Defending the ‘Empire’ against the ‘Northwest’

There are good people in our midst who will go to their graves saying this is the Inland Empire, not the Inland Northwest.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

Popular SNES Classic preorders sell out quickly at local GameStops

A miniaturized version of the 1991 classic gaming console was announced for preorder Tuesday morning at area GameStop retailers, but clerks reported fast sell-outs. More machines will be available on …


Weathercatch: In summertime, we’re the driest of them all

“There’s some seriously weird weather out there.” So says a recent Weather.com story, referring to near-record cool temperatures in New England, golf ball-size hail in Minneapolis and heavy downpours triggering …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017

Weathercatch: What punched holes in our clouds?

The cloudscape threw us a curveball on June 20 when donut-shaped clouds wafted over the Inland Northwest.


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017

Weathercatch: Soggy spring increases risk of slides in Inland Northwest

When it comes to precipitation, the Inland Northwest has really been dumped on. Look no further than the potholes, soggy lawns and tattered rubber boots for proof.


Weekend weather: Cooler temps, slight chance of showers ahead

A large low pressure system out of the Gulf of Alaska has brought another round of showers and isolated thunderstorms to the Inland Northwest this week. The low will hang …


Group awards oncology nurse for service helping children with cancer

As a child, Eric Miller was always checking out anatomy books. He would read through them learning as much as he could about the human body, so no one was …


Rockies split continent’s abnormal temperatures

While our region continues to have much warmer-than-normal temperatures, conditions are the exact opposite east of the Rockies. For the first time in 14 years, Lake Erie, one of the …


Locally, part-time jobs easier to come by

The majority of jobs being filled in the Inland Northwest are part-time positions. Employers are shying away from committing benefits and full-time salaries when the economic forecast remains clouded, said …


Hotter-than-usual Inland Northwest summer expected

After a long winter and cool and wet early spring, the Inland Northwest finally received some nice and warm weather in late May and early June. The warmest reading thus …