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UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Kagan speaks of Supreme Court credibility in Spokane

Supreme Court justices are aware of how decisions made along partisan lines can damage the credibility of the institution, Justice Elena Kagan said Thursday at a judicial conference at the …


Creatures, comics and cosplay: Lilac City Comicon’s larger and larger crowds put founder on firm footing

Lilac City Comicon is big enough now that it requires space at the Spokane Convention Center, but its humble roots can be traced back to 2006, when a transplant from …


Lilac City Comicon hosts comedian Chris Kattan, wrestler ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan

Both will participate in spotlight panels during the convention, Saturday and Sunday at the Spokane Convention Center.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10:45 a.m.

Front & Center: Visit Spokane’s new leader seeks to enhance metro area’s appeal as a destination city

Meg Winchester, who became president and CEO of Visit Spokane in late January, is focusing on put the Lilac City on the map as a destination for tourists and convention …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

They came, they sawed, they conquered winter blues at outdoors expo

At the annual Great Outdoors & Bike Expo, people from across the Spokane area who have been cooped up inside all winter had a chance to try their favorite outdoor …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon keeps focus on the future in his final State of the City address

The mayor spoke about areas of agreement between the executive and legislative branches of government and how investments made now on streets, police and housing should pay dividends for generations.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Thousands turn out for Spokane march honoring MLK

Two-and-a-half-year-old Aveline Jones plodded in her yellow shoes, pink pants and black coat with her hand firmly in her mother’s grasp Monday as they joined about 3,000 other marchers to …


‘Opening act’ art installment shines at Spokane’s First Interstate Center for the Arts

“Opening Act” is the title of the new installation that greets visitors outside the theater doors of the First Interstate Center for the Arts.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Man who stayed at Union Gospel Mission charged with randomly attacking three people with a knife

Police arrested an apparently homeless man from Utah Tuesday who is suspected of randomly stabbing three people, sending two to the hospital with serious injuries.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Putin, political gridlock and Ronald Reagan’s squirrels: Colin Powell shares musings, anecdotes at Whitworth forum

Colin Powell remembers the last day he served as secretary of state: Jan. 26, 2005. He got the news that he was being replaced by Condoleezza Rice while he was …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

Westboro Baptist Church plans Spokane demonstrations at Lewis and Clark High School, Gonzaga

Members of the hatemongering Westboro Baptist Church plan to demonstrate at several locations in Spokane on Thursday and Friday, including Lewis and Clark High School, Gonzaga University and the Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Spokane to host 2019 national roller championships

The 2019 USA Roller Sports National Championships will bring about 3,000 contestants to the Spokane Convention Center next summer for nearly a month of youth and adult competitions, generating about …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Pence, on campaign stop in Spokane, says D.C. needs McMorris Rodgers

Vice President Mike Pence called U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers “one of the most important voices in Washington, D.C.” during a campaign luncheon for the Republican congresswoman Tuesday afternoon at …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 3:26 p.m.

Protesters inflate Baby Trump balloon outside Spokane campaign fundraiser featuring Mike Pence

It was Vice President Mike Pence who visited Spokane on Tuesday. But the focus of protesters outside his campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was his boss.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence to appear for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in downtown Spokane on Tuesday

The vice president, a former colleague of McMorris Rodgers in the U.S. House of Representatives, will speak at an afternoon fundraiser at the Spokane Convention Center. Tickets to the event …


‘American Ninja Warrior’ competitor Nolan Gardner to speak at Hoedown for Hope

The fundraiser benefits Spokane Hearing Oral Program of Excellence, or HOPE.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Red Pill Expo brings leading contrarians to Spokane

An event that falls somewhere between the 2016 Oregon standoff and the movie “Matrix” kicks off Thursday at the Spokane Convention Center with the premier of a movie honoring slain …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Lilac City Comicon draws self-proclaimed geeks and fans of nerd culture

Sunday at the convention, while slower and more laid back than Saturday’s affair, still saw hundreds of people passing through to look at comic books, buy art for their walls, …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Outdoors Expo helps turn minds to warmer weather

For the thousands who passed through the Spokane Convention Center over the weekend to check out this year’s Great Outdoors and Bike Expo, it didn’t matter it was 30 degrees …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Women’s March aims to draw thousands to downtown Spokane on Sunday

A year after the Women’s March brought an estimated 8,000 people to downtown Spokane following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, organizers expect a smaller, less politically charged affair this time.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 9:12 p.m.

With swords and stagecraft, a Renaissance ‘Kids Night’ launches 2018 with flair

Knights and swords and New Year’s, oh my.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Man arrested in connection with violent sexual assault at downtown bus stop

Spokane police are investigating a woman’s claim that she was violently raped at a bus stop in downtown Spokane Saturday night.


Stephanie Curran named chief executive of Spokane Public Facilities District

Curran, 50, who started her career in the district managing the catering services at the INB Performing Arts Center, will take over for longtime executive Kevin Twohig, who announced his …


UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Kevin Twohig to retire as CEO of Spokane Public Facilities District

Kevin Twohig is retiring after 16 years as the chief executive officer of the Spokane Public Facilities District, which owns and operates the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the Spokane Convention …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

Lilac City Comicon celebrates artists, writers from Pacific Northwest

Lilac City Comicon, now a two-day event, celebrates artists and writers from the Pacific Northwest.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Spokane Ag Expo expected to draw crowd of more than 6,000

The Spokane Ag Expo is one of the largest agriculture trade shows in the Pacific Northwest, with more than 6,000 people expected to attend this year’s 40th annual event.


Trump guarantees he’ll win Washington in November at Spokane rally

More than 3,000 people are waiting at the Spokane Convention Center to hear Donald Trump less than a week before he became the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Crowds outside, …


Spokane sounds off as Donald Trump rolls into town

Many of those waiting in line outside the Spokane Convention Center on Saturday to catch a glimpse of the man likely to carry the mantle of the Republican party in …


UPDATED: Sat., May 7, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

Twitter rundown: Donald Trump in Spokane

Donald Trump’s campaign has reserved and paid for two halls at the Spokane Convention Center, room for more than 5,000 supporters, for a Saturday rally.


Spokane prepares for Donald Trump

When Donald Trump arrives in Spokane on Saturday, presumably by landing at the airport aboard the Boeing-built 757 jet he calls Trump Force One, the city will be ready for …