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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane Public Library challenges families to read to young children

The Spokane Public Library has launched the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program to encourage families to read to children every day before they begin school. A national nonprofit of the …


Northwest Passages Book Club: Chris Bovey

For about five years now, artist Chris Bovey has been creating prints of Spokane landmarks. Many are still around, like the Monroe Street Bridge, the Parkade and Ming Wah, though …


Then and Now: Spokane’s first Catholic school

Father Joseph Cataldo bought a lot on Main Avenue between Washington and  Bernard streets in 1881. The site was home to Spokane’s first Roman Catholic Church, and later its …


Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Monday.


Spokane Valley Mall Sears is closing

Sears in Spokane Valley Mall is closing by Feb. 2020 amid the company’s efforts to streamline operations. The closure will leave the region without a Sears store.


Big Red’s Barn Indoor Animal Experience and Education

Big Red’s Barn Indoor Animal Experience and Education is approaching their one year anniversary and continue to acquire new animals.


Sacajawea Middle School pays tribute to all American veterans

With songs and words, Sacajawea paid tribute to all American veterans. About 50 of them – from every service branch and every conflict since World War II – were seated …


Camping at Balfour Park

Spokane Valley City Council is about to ban camping in Balfour Park all the time, and other parks most of the time. They’re also going to limit park hours for …


Madonna and Child display glows once again

The sign glows in the twilight after installers from Baldwin Sign Company finished hanging the lighted Madonna and Child display on the east face of the Cathedral Plaza Apartments tower …


Karen Warrick and Norman Rockwell’s ‘Lincoln the Railsplitte’

The Norman Rockwell art exhibit at the MAC has a local angle. Karen Warrick of Spokane contributed items from her father’s time as CEO of Lincoln First Federal Savings and …


Spokane Valley election maps 2019

Wednesday’s results didn’t change Spokane Valley election results significantly, thought Brandi Peetz did establish a slight lead in her race to keep a seat on City Council.


2019 General Election

In the first call of the night, Ben Stuckart has conceded the race for Spokane Mayor to Nadine Woodward.


Then and now: The Bennett Block

Bascomb H. Bennett lost his hotel in the 1889 fire and the new Bennett Block was built in the same location in 1890 for $40,000. The Bank of Spokane Falls …


Madonna and the Christ Child returns

The lighted Christmas display that adorned the corner of the old Bon Marché building for decades will shine on downtown Spokane this holiday season after a three-year absence. The 47-foot …


Marriage ceremonies in public places

Marriage ceremonies often take place in sacred spaces, but increasingly this need not be a church, temple or mosque. For newlyweds Ellen Picken and Rajah Bose, the Spokane Public Library …


The return of Popeyes chicken sandwich

Sunday marked the return of Popeyes popular chicken sandwich, which, when initially introduced, sparked such a craze that the national fast food chain ran out of supplies to make them. …


Lewis and Clark High School music program leaf raking

Teams of LC music students and volunteers fan out across the South Hill neighborhood to rake leaves to benefit the school’s music programs.


Lewis and Clark High School music program leaf raking

Teams of LC music students and volunteers fan out across the South Hill neighborhood to rake leaves to benefit the school’s music programs.


The Steamdog Express

In front of the Spokane County Court House, a loud train whistle blows. The Steamdog Express has been stationed in front of the courthouse Monday through Friday since September.


Severe weather

Storms that began on Halloween have killed at least two people, caused flooding, down trees and power lines and damaged homes from the Deep South to the Northeast


Two killed in storms in Northeast

Storms that began on Halloween have killed at least two people, caused flooding, down trees and power lines and damaged homes from the Deep South to the Northeast


Cryptozoology at the Spokane Valley Library

The Spokane County Library District invites kids to discover the mysteries of cryptids in two programs starting in October—the perfect month to delve into the spooky, sometimes creepy, mysteries from …


Woodturner Ron Valley

Ron Valley is a retired engineer who has taken up wood turning as a hobby and made urns for five of his siblings.


Ghost411

Ghost411 is a podcast hosted by two local psychiscs. They talk about hauntings and do psychic readings to learn more about what they think really happened. For their Haloween episode …


Second Wind: Richard Hemming

Richard Hemming is a Spokane Valley resident who lives with his 103-year-old WWII veteran father in a home he’s added to for the past 30 years. He’s also the chaplain …


Northwest Passages Book Club: Timothy Egan

Timothy Egan, the National Book Award-winning author of “The Worst Hard Times,” as well as “The Big Burn” about the Great Fire of 1910, visits Northwest Passages celebrate the release …


Then and now: TraveLodge River Inn

Much of Spokane’s downtown railroad and industrial infrastructure was removed in preparation for Expo ’74. But some areas weren’t ready for redevelopment until after Spokane’s big moment on the world …


California wildfires erupt in LA

Firefighters battled destructive wildfires north of San Francisco and in western neighborhoods of Los Angeles on Monday, trying to beat back flames that forced thousands to flee their homes.


Sinkhole swallows part of city bus in Pittsburgh

The front of a city bus is up in the air after a sinkhole opened under it during rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh.


Northwest Passages Book Club: Tom Mueller

Tom Mueller discusses his book, Crisis of Conscience Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud. Mueller has written for The New Yorker, National Geographic, the New York Times and The Atlantic …