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Pauline Flett (1926-2020)

One of Pauline Flett’s legacies was her dedication in preserving the Salish language.


Pandemic reaches new numbers

The COVID-19 infections are more than 2.2 million, and the death toll tops 150,000 worldwide on Friday, April 17, 2020.


Italian professional cyclist uses bike for medical deliveries

Professional cyclist Davide Martinelli is using his bike to help deliver medicine to elderly residents and others in need during the coronavirus pandemic


Lesser known musicians turn to social media to earn lost wages

Independent musicians like Doug and Telisha Williams have lost a majority of their income after canceling bookings and tours to help curtail the spread of COVID-19. The couple purchased a …


Stone labyrinth by Ava Barany and Sarah Edwards

Ava Barany and Sarah Edwards usually make art from the unused flowers discarded by local florists. During the coronavirus shutdown, though, there aren’t any more unused flowers from florists. So …


Pauline Flett (1926-2020)

One of Pauline Flett’s legacies was her dedication in preserving the Salish language.


Museums ask public for help documenting COVID-19 experience

Museum’s are asking the public to save photos, homemade masks, journals and objects they make during self-isolation to document how Washington and the Spokane area reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Surprise for Ferris High seniors

Ferris High School teachers and staff drove around to the homes of Ferris seniors and put up signs. The Ferris PTG sprung for the signs, and staff want it to …


A book from grandfather to granddaughter

Author Stan E. Hughes has published “The Adventures of Sofia Warrior Princess” for young readers. The book is inspired by his granddaughter Sofia Velazquez.


Card My Yard celebrates Frank Hager’s 100th birthday

Frank Hager is celebrating his 100 birthday at Fairwinds Senior Living tomorrow because of COVID19 he can’t have visitors so the staff ordered a giant birthday sign from Card My …


Then and Now: Logsdon IGA Foodliner at 29th and Regal

Family-owned grocery stores banded together in the early 20th century to compete with larger national chains as part of the Independent Grocers Alliance, or IGA. Foodliner was added later as …


Easter Sunday amid COVID-19 pandemic (April 12)

An Easter Sunday unlike any the world has seen before meant mostly empty churches instead of packed pews, as congregants celebrated through virtual services or worshiped privately. For those observing …


Operation Egg Drop

When a group of volunteers sprang into action this week in hopes of delivering Easter festivities to families who relied on community egg hunts, organizers thought they might reach around …


Social distancing precautions at Costco

Coscto has implemented a policy of limiting the number of customers in the store at any given time in order to enforce social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Birdie’s Pie Shop

Post Falls-based Birdie’s Pie Shop is giving away free pies to customers financially impacted by COVID-19. Today, they are boxing up about 60 pies to give to an assisted living …


Mayor Nadine Woodward’s first 100 days in office

Mayor Nadine Woodward’s first 100 days in office


Rhodes’ outdoor movie night

Bryan and Lisa Rhodes host outdoor movie night for their friends five times a week at their home. They post a big screen on their garage, and their friends pull …


Whitworth’s remaining students

As universities and college campuses close, some of their international students have remained living in campus dorms or campus housing. At Whitworth University, 39 students are still living in dorms, …


Spokane historian Nancy Compau leaves legacy

Nancy Gale Compau died on March 15, 2020, at 84. She was one of Spokane’s most knowledgeable local historians, known for her generosity with her time, her advocacy for historical …


Spokane historian Nancy Gale Compau leaves legacy

Nancy Gale Compau died on March 15, 2020, at 84. She was one of Spokane’s most knowledgeable local historians, known for her generosity with her time, her advocacy for historical …


Community giving: Volunteers serve free meals to truck drivers

Local citizens, many of them motorcycle riders from Sandpoint, joined together to give back to truck drivers who have had a harder time finding meals on the road due to …


Spokane Public Schools provide meals during spring break

For the first time that anyone can remember, Spokane Public Schools is providing food during spring break, and other districts are doing the same.


Then and now: Union Pacific rail yard

Kendall Yards, the development of residential and commercial buildings on the north bank of the Spokane River, sits on almost 80 acres of land that once belonged to the Union …


Virtual figure skating competition on lawns

Spokane-hosted virtual figure skating competition replaces ice rinks with lawns, living rooms


Sacred Heart receives delivery of medical protective equipment

A highly-anticipated delivery of five truckloads of medical protective equipment arrived at Sacred Heart on the same day Spokane County eclipsed 200 confirmed COVID-19 cases, for a total of 209 …


Frozen Duncan Gardens

The frost was thick and icicle-like and caught the attention of many visitors to the park.


Spokane-centric scenes in Minecraft

Players create Spokane scenes on a Spokane-centric server of the popular online game Minecraft. Justin Achziger started the server as a way for local players to pass the time while …


Masks can help slow COVID-19 spread

The White House is now recommending that Americans wear nonmedical cloth face coverings out in public to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, a reversal of previous statements that …


Loon Lake Food Bank & Resource Center

Rural food banks are seeing an increased need for food but a decrease in volunteers. Most volunteers are retired and therefore in an at risk population for COVID. Like all …


COVID-19 screening site at the fairgrounds reopens

The COVID-19 screening site at the fairgrounds reopened Thursday morning, in a covered barn building off of Broadway Avenue. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. …