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Kitty Cantina

Kitty Cantina, Spokane’s first cat cafe, is opening Monday. It had previously been operating its drive-thru amid COVID-19, but will now be allowing people to book appointments to visit and …


Black Lives Matter protest in front of City Hall

People gather for a Black Lives Matter protest in front of City Hall on Monday, June 8, 2020, in Spokane, Wash.


Then and now: Brown Metal Works

Thoburn C. Brown, born in 1907, was an inventor who knew his way around a pair of tinsnips. Thoburn and his older brother William, born in 1902, attended Lewis and …


White Elephant

For over 70 years the White Elephant has been serving the Spokane community. The beloved store was founded by John Conley and his wife Mary.


Peaceful memorial for George Floyd in Coeur d’Alene

People gather for a peaceful memorial for George Floyd organized by a local group at Person Field in Coeur d’Alene, Sunday, May 7, 2020.


Black Lives Matter protest in Spokane

Bus service was halted to the downtown core early Sunday as artists began painting murals on the boarded-up windows of businesses.


Man drives car at Seattle George Floyd protesters

Authorities say a man in Seattle drove a car at George Floyd protesters in Seattle Sunday night, hit a barricade then exited the vehicle brandishing a pistol. At least one …


Spokane Public Schools graduation ceremonies

Officials at Spokane Public Schools didn’t only pull off a meaningful graduation ceremony in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, they did even better than usual in the view of …


Welcoming back hummingbirds

Hummingbirds flap their wings at different speeds, with the giant hummingbird’s wings beating as few as 12 beats per second. Many species flap their wings between 50-80 beats per second. …


Thursday protest in Coeur d’Alene

A protester holds a rose for 8 minutes 46 seconds, the amount of time that George Floyd was pinned to the ground and killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. …


Barrister Winery opens with Sammy Eubanks

Longtime musician Sammy Eubanks belts out classic blues and pop songs from a small stage at the Barrister WInery in Spokane after the popular wine bar opened for a Wednesday …


Peaceful protest in Spokane day 4

For Spokane’s fourth straight evening of protests following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed by Minneapolis police, teens took the mic and spoke directly to the …


Peaceful protest in downtown Coeur d’Alene

Protesters gathered in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Armed citizens showed up to support the protesters. They said they were there to protect downtown Coeur d’Alene businesses and …


Cleanup in Spokane after the riot

Businesses and city crews were working early Monday to clean up broken glass and graffiti in downtown Spokane after peaceful protests against police brutality turned violent.


Cheney High School graduation

Cheney High School’s graduation exercises followed coronavirus guidlines on Monday, June 1, 2020.


Day 2 of protesters in downtown Spokane

After a Sunday night of rioting in downtown Spokane, people gathered at Riverfront Park to peacefully protest on Monday evening.


Then and now: Echo Roller Mill

Around 1881, Samuel G. Havermale and partner George A. Davis began building what would be Spokane’s second flour mill, but only the first roller mill in Washington Territory. The city’s …


Protesters gather in Spokane following the death of George Floyd

Protesters gather in downtown Spokane to demonstrate following death of Black man in police custody in Minnesota


Peaceful protest turns violent in downtown Spokane

Police lobbed tear gas at protesters as a rogue group smashed windows of the Nike store Sunday evening in downtown Spokane. A small group had broken into the store. But …


Peaceful protest turns into a riot in Spokane

Police lobbed tear gas at protesters as a rogue group smashed windows of the Nike store Sunday evening in downtown Spokane. A small group had broken into the store. But …


SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

Scenes from the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.


Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood Theme Park, including Boulder Beach Water Park, opens for the season, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Athol, Id.


May ending with hot, stormy weekend

The National Weather Service is forecasting near-record high temperatures in Spokane on Saturday, followed by the threat of severe thunderstorms in central and eastern Washington late Saturday afternoon and into …


Spokane Regional Health District Homeless Outreach Team

The homeless outreach team at the Spokane Regional Health District screened people at homeless shelters for COVID-19 symptoms.


South Spokane Farm Corridor

The South Spokane Farm Corridor was spawned in 2018 as a way to connect area farmers with customers seeking locally grown produce. But concerns over proper social distancing during the …


Combat Vet Riders celebrate Ron Hemming’s 104th birthday

WWII Navy Veteran Ron Hemming watches as members of the Combat Vet Riders assemble in front of his home in Spokane Valley to celebrate his 104th birthday on Thursday, May …


Generation Alive Action Teams distribute food

The Generation Alive Action Teams from Brentwood Elementary School and Lakeside Middle School are serving the community during the COVID-19 outbreak. Each Wednesday and Thursday, students distribute fresh produce and …


Miss Chicken

The formerly feral Miss Chicken, who was rescued and made legend in Stefanie Pettit’s “Front Porch” Columns, died May 2, 2020. Miss Chicken was about 11 years old.


Eldon Walton dies from coronavirus at 90

Eldon Walton died May 8 from the coronavirus. He married his wife Lois in 1972 and raised her six boys as his own. Photos courtesy of the family


Then and Now: Spokane College

With roots in the First Methodist Church, Spokane College lasted for about a decade before folding as the demand for education changed.