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UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Ponderay Newsprint mill closure involves 148 permanent layoffs, state says

Washington’s Employment Security Department on Tuesday confirmed the Ponderay Newsprint Co. paper mill in Usk is permanently shutting down and laying off 148 workers.


UPDATED: Mon., June 22, 2020

The Dirt: New bar and grill coming to Ponderosa Village in Spokane Valley

Work is are underway for the Ponderosa Bar and Grill, which is operated by Vance Emerson Jr., owner of the Otis Grill in Otis Orchards.


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Construction underway for Chick-fil-A in North Spokane

Construction is underway for Chick-fil-A in North Spokane, ending over a year of speculation that the Atlanta-based restaurant chain would be coming to the area.


Taking a breather for prayer

“Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7


Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Homeowner forgets about pot of food that burns, damaging kitchen

The Spokane Valley Fire Department respond to steady reportes of structure blazes


Gardening: Time to start writing

Most of the vegetable garden should be planted by now. The exception might be basil, which needs warm temperatures and soil to grow well. Getting the garden ready and then …


Westerners Spokane Corral celebrates 65 years of chronicling history of American West

For 65 years, a group of dedicated history buffs have met monthly to share their passion for the American West.


Kamea Quinn of McDonald Elementary, Bryson Kilmer of Spokane Valley receive year-end PACE awards

The Partners Advancing Character Education program had to do things a little bit differently this year, handing out their year-end awards in front yards and on school lawns instead of …


Front Porch: An almost meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. seared in memory

I almost met the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


Liberty Lake seniors celebrate graduation

A few parents in Liberty Lake took matters into their own hands to make sure their high school seniors had a graduation celebration and recruited friends and family for a …


Weathercatch: Bad weekends – enough already

The ominous bloblike clouds that appeared overhead shouldn’t have come as a surprise. After all, it was a Friday afternoon in the Inland Northwest.


Spokane Police Guild eyes long-overdue contract; City Council has questions

The city of Spokane and the Spokane Police Guild could strike their first new labor agreement in more than three years.


Spokane officials weigh in on calls to join other cities, defund police department

In interviews with The Spokesman-Review on Monday, many officials endorsed a community-centered approach and reforms to policing but stopped short of advocating the department be disbanded.


Central Valley student wins statewide art competition

The symbolism in Niko Shawn Renee Looper’s painting couldn’t be more powerful. Or more timely.


Enterprising Spirit: Business is at a crawl for Spokane travel agency as it waits for the rebound

Cathy Nystrom, owner of Edwards LaLone Travel Agency, had to lay off all her agents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but she’s staying open.


100 years ago in Chicago: Prospect of nominating Spokane senator for president fades at GOP convention

The prospect that Sen. Miles Poindexter of Spokane would be the next Republican candidate for president was fading fast.


Spokane Valley to decide whether to stay with county’s federal grant program

The Spokane Valley City Council will decide on Tuesday whether to continue to allow Spokane County to manage its low-income projects grant program, or separate from the county and create …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

With recovery of last case, New Zealand has eradicated virus

New Zealand appears to have completely eradicated the coronavirus – at least for now – after health officials said Monday the last known infected person had recovered.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Activists seek support for racial justice and Spokane police reforms

Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs expressed his support for protesters’ goals on Monday night, including a ban on the knee-to-neck restraint technique used on George Floyd.


Internet vigilantes falsely link ex-officer to teens’ attack

SILVER SPRING, Md. – John Damskey’s nightmare began with his wife getting emails from strangers telling her she should be ashamed of her husband, a retired police officer. Their phones …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Police took a behind-the-scenes approach on Sunday, and Spokane didn’t experience another riot

“We learned a lot from that first week,” a police spokesman said. “The department provided way more resources. We still had the National Guard. We had agencies from other areas …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Cristobal to merge with new storm system after lashing South

Tropical Storm Cristobal could soon renew its strength by merging with another storm system to form a large cyclone


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Falwell apologizes for tweet that included racist photo

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized Monday for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page decades ago


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Reclaim Idaho sues for more time to collect signatures

The backers of a proposed ballot initiative to increase Idaho’s public education funding are suing the state in federal court


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Employees must wear facial coverings starting this week due to governor’s Safe Start order

Gov. Jay Inslee’s face covering order for employees in businesses went into effect on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee to create task force to ‘rethink’ policing

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday that he would create an independent statewide task force to address policing across the state of Washington.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Agencies propose cuts in key programs as state looks at budget woes

Washington residents could see dramatic cuts in road projects, care for seniors and college financial aid next year as state agencies try to adjust to a loss of tax dollars …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Portland police chief resigns, calls for black cop to take command

Jami Resch, the police chief of Portland, announced her resignation on Monday and asked for Chuck Lovell, an African American lieutenant, to replace her.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Seattle council members protest after tear gas used on crowd

Just days after Seattle’s mayor and police chief promised a month-long moratorium on using a type of tear gas to disperse protesters, the department used it again during an overnight …


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

Thousands mourn George Floyd in Texas amid calls for reform

The last chance for the public to say goodbye to George Floyd drew thousands of mourners Monday to a church in Houston where he grew up, as his death two …