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Sunday, August 25, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Riverbend Elementary School

The new school in the Central Valley School District is one of several school projects funded by a construction bond approved by voters in 2015.


North Idaho State Fair

Wednesday was the first day of the North Idaho State Fair at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.


Ye Olde Hock Shoppe

Ye Olde Hock Shoppe aims to break the pawn shop mold.


Spokane shrouded in smoke

The smoke could clear by midweek thanks to cooler temperatures and cleaner west winds, according to a National Weather Service report Sunday. But until then, hazy conditions are expected to …


Post Falls Marine veteran David A. Smith

David A. Smith was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps the night 250,000 Soviet solders landed in Czechoslovakia, and a man holding a dog showed up at his door …


Then and Now: The Spokane River

The Spokane River connects Idaho and Washington, Natives and white settlers, and a variety of landscapes and ecosystems. The Spokane, flowing 111 miles to the mighty Columbia River, empties Lake …


Goodguys Car Show 2018

The Goodguys Car Show was held at the Spokane County Fairgrounds on Aug. 18, 2018.


Liberty or Death Rally

Gun enthusiasts and local politicians gathered in a Spokane area park to protest a gun control initiative that was taken off the ballot by a judge earlier this week.


Fire suppressant BlazeTamer380

Deer Park company G5 BioSolutions manufactures ‘super water’ to help fight wildfires.


CHAS Health non-profit dental clinic

CHAS Health is opening a new dental clinic on Aug. 16 in Spokane Valley.


Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as …


Valley Indivisible Progressives rally

Valley Indivisible Progressives, a political activist group, held a rally at Spokane Valley City Hall on Tuesday evening to encourage city councilmembers to denounce racism.


Salvation Army backpack distribution

The Salvation Army backpack distribution in Spokane on Aug. 15, 2018, began at 5 a.m. and 812 backpacks were distributed in the first hour after doors opened at 8 a.m., …


Morandi highway bridge collapse in Italy

A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters (nearly 300 …


WWII USS Abner Read stern located

The Abner Read hit a mine left by the Japanese after they abandoned Kiska Island in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands in 1943, ripping the stern off. But the ship never sank …


Valley Indivisible Progressives rally

Valley Indivisible Progressives, a political activist group, held a rally at Spokane Valley City Hall on Tuesday evening to encourage city councilmembers to denounce racism.


Then and Now: Baxter General Hospital

As World War II began in earnest, the wounded returning from war overwhelmed the military hospital system and new hospitals were planned. In 1942, city of Spokane donated 160 acres …


Air quality ‘unhealthy’ in Spokane

Wildfire smoke that has blanketed Northeastern Washington and North Idaho, creating unhealthy breathing conditions, is expected to linger throughout the week, experts said.


Rick Welliver mentors Daybreak residents

Rick Welliver teaches one-hour boxing lessons to teen girls from Daybreak. The weekly lessons are designed to help girls gain another outlet from drugs and alcoholol.


Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival

Musicians and fans gather, Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the 17th Annual Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival on the shores of Medical Lake, Wash. The three-day event featured regional and national …


Plane stolen by mechanic at Sea-Tac Airport, crashes in island in South Sound

On Friday, an airline mechanic stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing onto Ketron, a small …


Anti-abortion demonstration

Anti-abortion protestors from out of state and local churches flooded the sidewalks around the Spokane Planned Parenthood Saturday, demanding an end to what they call the abortion holocaust.


SCRAPS painting with dogs

SCRAPS is hosting Saturday painting days for every weekend in August for $1 per person, with a partnership from local art gallery Avenue West.


Suspect dead after shots fired inside CdA Global Credit Union

Police say a suspect is dead after taking fire from an armed security guard inside a Coeur d’Alene credit union Saturday afternoon, following what appears to have been a botched …


The Business of Cool

From Silverwood to Meals on Wheels delivering fans, people in the area are doing their best to keep cool.


Holy Fire in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

More than a thousand firefighters battled Friday to keep a growing Southern California forest fire feeding on dry brush and trees from reaching foothill neighborhoods a day after flames roared …


The Business of Cool

From Silverwood to Meals on Wheels delivering fans, people in the area are doing their best to keep cool.


Groundbreaking for Avista’s Catalyst Building

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Avista’s five story, 150,000-square-foot “Catalyst” building took place Wednesday morning, with declarations that the project will be the “envy of the nation” and the “smartest …


Escaping the hot weather in the Inland Northwest

As temperatures climbed to near-record highs Thursday, some Spokane residents looked to find relief any way they could.


Project Wing

Project Wing uses Wing Hummingbird drones for delivery. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent corporation Alphabet, hasn’t been allowed to fly long distances, over people and beyond the pilot’s …