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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019

Spokane airport security not affected by TSA sickouts, airport says

Spokane International Airport reported business as usual, despite a record number of TSA screener sickouts nationally, stemming from the partial government shutdown which began a month ago.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

United flight out of Spokane strikes bird diverts to Seattle

A United Airlines jet that took off Friday morning from Spokane struck a bird and then faced visibility problems at the airport that prompted the pilots to divert to Seattle, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

How the shutdown affects WSU, Mount Rainier, wheat farmers and more

The effects could be felt beyond the roughly 6,100 federal employees who live and work in the Spokane metro area and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

Dry, cold temperatures ring in region’s new year

New Year’s Day begins under partly cloudy skies and temperatures hovering around 30 degrees in Spokane, the National Weather Service predicted.


Spokane International Airport deploys passenger assistants to help travelers get through screening

Next time you’re at the Spokane International Airport, you might see people in lilac suit coats helping direct passengers through security. The airport has hired “passenger assistants” to help inexperienced …


Spokane International Airport on pace to break last year’s travel record with new direct flights

Air travelers are flowing in and out of Spokane International Airport at a pace previously unseen in history as the economy remains strong and new nonstop flights give commuters more …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

New rail project on West Plains aims to help county recruit Boeing factory

Spokane county, city and airport officials are building a $2 million short-line rail on the West Plains with hopes it can help attract more aerospace and manufacturing companies.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

Near-record number of travelers expected next week; weather promises to be fair

Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at record high levels with thousands of people taking to the air or road during the holiday.


Here are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ recent bills that became law and her votes on high-profile legislation

The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Foggy conditions cause flight diversions from Sea-Tac to Spokane

A blanket of fog over the Seattle area was blamed for multiple flights being diverted to the Spokane International Airport, causing delays Friday for local takeoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Attorney: Take death penalty off table in N. Idaho stabbing death of cab driver

A defense attorney said a man charged with first-degree murder in northern Idaho shouldn’t face the death penalty due to his young age.


Alaska Airlines begins direct Spokane-San Diego service Tuesday

Alaska Airlines on Tuesday begins direct service from Spokane to San Diego.


Springhill Suites hotel planned near Spokane Airport

A 109-room, $10 million Springhill Suites hotel will be built near the Spokane International Airport, according to city permit records.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018

Spokane airport runway work reroutes flight approach paths

South Hill residents will notice more flights over their neighborhood through the end of September.


Front & Center: Airport CEO focuses on what’s on the ground

During a recent interview, Spokane Airports CEO Larry Krauter discussed baseball, airline speed dating and wristwatches.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

Frontier nonstop service between Spokane and Las Vegas starts Monday

Frontier Airlines starts nonstop service between Spokane to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport on Monday afternoon with a flight to the Nevada city.


Amazon roll-out in Spokane follows growth in Prime subscriptions; among 7 fulfillment centers announced this year

Amazon’s desire to be closer to your doorstep is behind the company’s plans for a massive distribution center near the Spokane International Airport.


Amazon brings its order fulfillment machine to Spokane

Online retail giant Amazon is now officially putting down roots in Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Amazon confirms plans for fulfillment center near airport

After months of speculation, Amazon confirmed it’s the entity behind a huge warehouse planned near Spokane International Airport.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Spokane airport adding 1,300 parking spaces to accommodate growth

Responding to record rapid growth, the Spokane International Airport is expanding its parking by nearly 1,300 spaces.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018

Additional security checkpoint lane at Spokane airport designed to accommodate increase in travelers

At ease, summer flyers. There’s a brand new fifth lane for security at the Spokane International Airport.


Alaska Airlines to start direct daily service from Spokane to San Diego

Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that it will offer nonstop flights daily between Spokane and San Diego beginning this fall.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018

Frontier announces direct flights from Spokane to Vegas

Beginning in August, Frontier Airlines will offer twice weekly, nonstop service to Las Vegas from Spokane.


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018

Installation of signs on Airport Drive mean early morning detours at Spokane airport

Spokane International Airport officials have announced installation over the next two weeks of new overhead signs on Airport Drive, both inbound and outbound the next two weeks. The work will …


Conceptual plans filed with Spokane County for Amazon-like warehouse near the airport

An unnamed company has submitted conceptual plans for a huge warehouse near the Spokane International Airport. An Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment Thursday on whether the e-commerce giant was checking …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Airborne ICU in 747 touches down in Spokane for nationwide Ebola drill

On Wednesday, Spokane participated in Tranquil Terminus, a drill to test a nationwide system. It’s the first federal exercise to simulate moving multiple patients with highly infectious diseases around the …


Southwest Airlines direct flights from Spokane to San Jose begin

Frequent flyers to San Jose got a leg up this week, with Southwest Airlines beginning its daily, nonstop service between Spokane and the Bay Area city.


Major renovation, expansion planned for Spokane International Airport

Spokane International Airport officials are moving forward with a $130 million reconstruction project to meet passenger growth by expanding terminals, remodeling security checkpoints and adding a central baggage claim hall.


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018

Frontier Airlines to resume flights from Spokane airport

After a three-year hiatus, Denver-based Frontier Airlines will resume flights to and from Denver on April 30.


Defense attorney appointed to Idaho death penalty case

An attorney qualified to handle death penalty cases has been appointed to represent the Washington state man accused of stabbing to death a cab driver in northern Idaho.