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UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Prohibition opponents work to repeal of state booze ban; Deer Park mayor caught speeding

Those opposed to prohibition did their part when it came to signing petitions, but Seattle prohibition opponents… not so much.

100 years ago in Spokane: Restaurant workers no longer forced to work 7-days-a-week

Cafe workers in Spokane won a major labor concession: a six-day week.

100 years go in Spokane: Safecrackers make off with nearly $1,000 from downtown Buick dealership

“Yeggmen” — safecrackers — broke into the safe at the Eldridge Buick Co. and made off with between $800 and $1,000 in cash.

100 years ago in Spokane: Seventh-graders build sidewalk, drinking fountains, basement floors at Hamilton school

Seventh-grade boys in manual training classes at Hamilton and Whitman schools installed a 100-foot long sidewalk at Hamilton school.

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Report in S-R about travel record between Latah and Spokane lands driver in front of judge

A report in The Spokesman-Review backfired on Joseph S. Bain, of the Eldridge-Buick Company in Spokane.

100 years ago in Spokane: Investigators consider manslaughter charge for driver in deadly North Side crash

A group of young people went dancing at the Silver Grill, had several drinks of illicit whiskey, then went on an early-morning drive in a seven-passenger Buick.

100 years ago in Spokane: Mom organizes book donations for soldiers in Alaska

Mrs. C.A. Russell of Spokane had a son, Private Robert Russell, serving in Fort Gibbons, Alaska. Through him, she learned that some 200 soldiers, stationed at isolated stations in the …

UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018

Spokane school zone speed cameras snare 21,500 motorists, net $4 million in fines

Ticketing speeders in school zones has been a lucrative undertaking. Since 2016, the cameras have caught 21,500 drivers speeding past Longfellow and Finch elementary schools. The fines have generated $4 …

Oregon Senate backs use of red-light cameras to catch speeders

The Oregon Senate has approved a bill that would let cities use red-light cameras to also identify speeders.

Speeding bill headed to Idaho Senate

Legislation allowing drivers to speed while passing other vehicles on some highways faced few road bumps getting out of the Idaho House.

NTSB: Train in New Jersey crash was going twice speed limit

A New Jersey Transit commuter train sped up and was going twice the 10 mph speed limit just before it crashed into Hoboken’s terminal last week, killing a woman on …

Colfax speed trap the ultimate Cougar-catcher

Colfax, Washington has a reputation as speed trap for Cougar and Vandal fans heading to home games, but a police

Sent to bad driver’s school: One Spokane writer learns her lessons

Rachel Toor is a Spokane writer and teacher at Eastern Washington University. She’s an admitted bad driver, and found she had a lot to learn at what she calls Bad …

Investigators determine speeding caused crash that killed two teens near Post Falls

Alcohol was not a factor in a crash that killed two teens on May 23 north of Post Falls, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office investigation found. Monte A. Thomson Jr., …

Speedy cyclists draw complaints on Centennial Trail

Park officials have a message for bicyclists on the Centennial Trail: Slow down.

Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash

The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal …

Two cameras will start catching speeders near two Spokane schools on Tuesday

Starting Tuesday two cameras, one on Northwest Boulevard and one on Nevada, will issue warnings, but not citations, to vehicles that exceed the 20 mph school zone.

Protest targeting patrol cars draws warning from sheriff

A protest group’s plan to toss volleyballs in front of police cars to draw attention to what it considers a law enforcement cover-up in the death of a Spokane Valley …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago “Dead Man’s Curve,” on the road to Palouse about 8 miles east of Colfax, claimed two new victims.

Spokane police lieutenant cited for reckless driving in March

A Spokane police lieutenant is facing an internal investigation after he was cited by the Washington State Patrol in March for reckless driving during an apparent race on the freeway. …

In brief: Spokane man dies after Saturday accident near Newport

A Spokane man died Sunday after the car he was riding in Saturday night hit a ditch along state Highway 211 west of Newport, Wash. David Pitts, 56, was a …

Police say car seen speeding before collision with SUV

A car that was seen speeding on North Ruby Street on Wednesday later hit another vehicle on a residential street, landing both wrecked vehicles in the front yard of a …

UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2012

2 killed in bicycle-motorcycle crash identified

A bicyclist and motorcyclist who died Saturday in a crash in the Millwood area have been identified as James Wilson, 46, and Jerrel I. Bailey-O’Neal, 22.

Getting There: Survey finds speeders rely on ‘buffer zone’

A majority of drivers in Washington and Oregon believe they can get away with speeding as long as they don’t get too heavy with the lead foot. A new poll …

Honda model chosen as troopers’ new ride

Ninety years ago, the Washington State Patrol was formed with troopers riding Indian motorcycles. The iconic bikes were replaced in recent years with BMW motorcycles for the state’s 43 troopers …

Getting There: Police plan extra patrols along U.S. 195

Drivers on U.S. Highway 195 from Interstate 90 to South Hatch Road ought to be extra careful over the next two years. Law enforcement officers last week said they plan …

Wash. law officers on hunt for speeders

Washington law enforcement agencies today are launching a crackdown on speeding with extra patrols being deployed by 153 agencies across the state.

Speed, alcohol cited in deadly crash

A 19-year-old Spokane woman died Sunday when the car she was riding in crashed into a tree near 54th Avenue and Hatch Road on Spokane’s South Side.

Secondary offense is a primary concern

Lawmakers convening in Olympia want to toughen laws on two types of illegal driving: speeding through school zones and talking on cell phone without a hands-free device. State Sen. Tracey …

Lawmaker caught speeding in school zone

BOISE – Oops. Sen. John Goedde, sponsor of the bill to sharply increase Idaho’s fines for speeding in school zones, was caught speeding in a Boise-area school zone Feb. 28 …