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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

High speed Lincoln County police chase ends in three-hour swim

It was a chase like no other as a man fleeing from Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies swam in the Columbia River for three hours Thursday with a boat containing deputies …


Keller Ferry out of service for weekend repairs

The Keller Ferry will undergo permanent repairs this weekend to a hairline crack in the hull below the water line. The work will put the ferry out of service starting …


High-tech ferry christened on shores of Columbia River

KELLER FERRY LANDING – The MV Sanpoil on Wednesday slipped away from her south shore terminal, quietly gliding across the Columbia River on her maiden voyage. “Ah, this is nice,” …


Getting There: Marshall gravel mine worries neighbors

Rock mining in the Marshall area of southwest Spokane County is putting dozens of heavy loads on Cheney-Spokane Road, and residents of the area said they are concerned about public …


Spokane Airport taxiways being rebuilt

Spokane International Airport taxiways are being rebuilt over the next two years, in part to give arriving planes quicker access to terminals. The work on the $15.7 million project starts …


Statewide crackdown catches drivers on phones

Spokane drivers continue to ignore cellphone laws despite the risk of a $101 ticket. State troopers and other officers cited 1,448 drivers in Washington May 20 through June 2. That’s …


Getting There: Officials seek input on plans for trail

For more than 30 years, the eastern section of an old railroad right of way in the heart of Spokane Valley has sat unused. Spokane County bought the land in …


Getting There: Fancher Beacon tower taken down

The historic Fancher Beacon tower that once held a powerful rotating light for early aviation is now gone from atop Beacon Hill in east Spokane. Named after Maj. John T. …


Transportation expert urges cities to think outside the car

An expert on transportation in the U.S. says communities can save money and create greater vitality by rethinking the way they use transportation dollars. By emphasizing alternatives to the automobile, …


Getting There: Upgraded Keller Ferry expected to run in 2013

A Seattle shipyard has won a $9 million bid to build a replacement for the small ferry boat that carries traffic across the Columbia River north of Wilbur, Wash. The …


Spin Control: It’s time to serve up that great idea of yours

OLYMPIA – Two questions for the big thinkers out there: Do you have an idea how to improve Washington state in the future? Do you think it would stack up …


House, Senate panels close on transportation budget

OLYMPIA – The two legislative committees trying to decide how to spend nearly $9 billion on transportation over the next two years “largely agree” on how to spend it, Sen. …


House panel won’t put gas tax hike on ballot this year

OLYMPIA – Washington voters will not be asked to raise gas taxes or any other tax related to roads this fall. 2012, however, could be different. As they announced the …


Keller Ferry back in service at 6 a.m.

The Keller Ferry across the Columbia River will go back into service at 6 a.m. Friday after spending a month in dry dock for maintenance, repairs and inspections.


Keller Ferry reopens after morning repairs

The Keller Ferry on state Highway 21 north of Wilbur has reopened after repairs this morning closed it for three hours.


Keller Ferry returns to service after leak repaired

The ferry that provides vehicle service across Lake Roosevelt north of Wilbur is returning to service today at noon after a leak was discovered last week.


Hull leak leaves ferry out of service

The state-operated ferry across the Columbia River at Keller has been shut down because of a hull leak, disrupting travel between Lincoln and Ferry counties and the Colville Indian Reservation. …


Keller Ferry across Columbia River shut down

The state-operated ferry across the Columbia River at Keller has been shut down due to a hull leak, disrupting travel between Lincoln County and Ferry County and the Colville Indian …