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West Valley School District administrator’s Spokane Valley roots run deep

Kyle Rydell is settling into his office and getting to know the West Valley School District staff, but the new assistant superintendent isn’t really a stranger to the district.


After 42 years in Riverfront Park, totem pole removed and given to developer

For decades, a colorful totem pole topped with an eagle’s outstretched wings stood 40 feet tall on an island in the center of Riverfront Park.


Somebody Needs You: Variety of home items sought

Three families seek living room and bedroom furniture and kitchen, bath and laundry items


Feature creature: Cami needs new home

is an energetic and happy dog who is looking forward to meeting and going home with his new family


Art Mart a new event downtown Spokane: Wall Street showcases local artists Sunday afternoons

The Downtown Spokane Partnership has begun a new program featuring local artists to be held every Sunday on Wall Street for the rest of August.


Love story: Soul mates since they were in second grade: Clarks celebrate 66th anniversary

They met in the second grade at McKinley School and never looked back.


Ken Johnson, Spokane County Fire District 10’s new chief, honored for opportunity

Spokane County Fire District 10 has a new fire chief, but Ken Johnson is no stranger to the district. He started his career there as a volunteer firefighter when he …


Front Porch: Little cat feet bound in joyfully

I didn’t get much reading done this week. Every time I picked up a book, Sir Walter Scott scooted his head beneath it, and collapsed on my chest, obscuring the …


Lover of dollhouses and miniatures transformed her passion into 20 years of business success

Bobbi Jo Krakenberg owns Bobbi Jo’s Miniatures and Dollhouses and operates the store specializing in miniatures and dollhouses and their furnishings from her Spokane Valley home. She’s never advertised.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Clearwater Paper reports earnings loss for second quarter

Spokane-based Clearwater Paper Co. reported a net loss in earnings during the second quarter.


WSU Medical School, Empire Health Foundation share $10.5 million grant to expand rural health care access

Premera Blue Cross announced Wednesday $10.5 million in grant funding to the WSU College of Medicine and the Empire Health Foundation to expand access to rural health care.


100 years ago in Spokane: Lightning strikes reverend, damages house, sparks wildfires

A lightning storm “played hob” with power lines, telephone lines — and one pastor in Opportunity, The Spokesman-Review reported.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

Jerry Gardner, longtime Cheney police chief who inspired a novel, dies at 78

Gardner started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer in Southern California in the 1960s, confronting gang violence and riots against police. So the small town of Cheney might …


Iceland cuts teen drinking with curfews, youth centers

Iceland has successfully turned around a crisis in teenage drinking by getting parents involved and promoting more music and sports options for students


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Inslee gets more time in second Democratic debate, but did he get enough?

Jay Inslee got more time on camera in Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate. The question is whether he’ll get any time on camera in the next debate.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Man charged with multiple felonies after allegedly firing rifle from two trucks at people in High Bridge Park

Doyle Miracle, 54, allegedly fired rounds from two different trucks within minutes of each other at the park around 1 p.m., according to a news release. No one was injured, …


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Spokane County Marriage licenses


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

Washington House Democrats elect 1st woman speaker

House Democrats elect the first woman speaker of the House in Washington state.


Senate confirms Kelly Craft as U.S. ambassador to U.N.

The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft to become the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

U.S. fighter jet crashes in Death Valley, 7 park visitors hurt

U.S. Navy fighter jet crashes in Death Valley National Park; 7 people who were at a scenic overlook were injured


Fire Weather Watch issued for Spokane County due to possible lightning overnight Thursday, winds Friday afternoon

The National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch notice in Spokane County for Thursday evening through Friday morning due to possible abundant lightning, high winds and dry fuels.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Spokane County Commissioners raise conservation fees

Spokane County taxpayers will soon see a $5 increase in conservation district fees, after the Spokane County Commissioners voted to increase their fees for the first time in 21 years.


Tracking smarter health apps: Use your phone as tool to help with medical, fitness needs

While it’s not so smart to rely on Dr. Google, a growing number of tools via your smarthphone is helping to track, manage and detect health issues.


President’s Council award recognizes ‘Sit and Be Fit’ creator

Spokane’s Mary Ann Wilson, founder of the “Sit and Be Fit” public television show, has received recognition as a 2019 recipient of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition …


Driver involved in Highway 395 collision arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault, DUI

The crash, which Washington State Patrol says 25-year-old Ryan J. Carpentier caused, involved four vehicles and injured five people.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Avista requests Idaho rate adjustments that would lead to slight decrease in electric bills

If both rate adjustments are approved, the average residential electric customers in Idaho will see their monthly bills decrease from $82.57 to $82.12 – or about 45 cents a month


Networks sue Locast, a service that streams TV for free

The country’s biggest TV networks – ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox – have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York.


Connecticut launches investigation into vaping health claims

Connecticut is joining other states in investigating vaping manufacturer Juul Labs


U.S. says new round of talks with China were ‘constructive’

U.S. and Chinese envoys held “constructive” trade talks on Wednesday, the White House said, after President Donald Trump rattled financial markets by accusing Beijing of trying to stall in hopes …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

U.S. worker annual compensation slows slightly through June

The annual wages and benefits for U.S. workers rose in the second quarter at a slightly slower pace than the first, suggesting that the lowest unemployment levels in a half …