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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

East Valley HS choir ready to share the stage with Foreigner

On Wednesday night at the Spokane County Interstate Fair, the East Valley High School choir will perform with legendary rock band Foreigner.


100 years ago in Eastern Washington: Chronicle calls for new bridges to replace ferries

A series of accidents on the Columbia River ferries prompted the Spokane Daily Chronicle editorial page to call for “radical and quick action in devising safer methods for transportation across …


100 years ago in Spokane: Wife leaves for Los Angeles in search of missing husband

Mrs. W.H. McNutt departed for Los Angeles seeking clues about her husband’s disappearance on June 23, 1919.


100 years ago on the Palouse: 2 farmers electrocuted after power line falls onto telephone wire

A windstorm in the Palouse set in motion a series of events that resulted in tragedy for two farmers.


After a gate-busting year for the Spokane Interstate Fair, director Rich Hartzell retires

Rich Hartzell is retiring as director of the Spokane County Interstate Fair after a successful year that drew more than 200,000 attendees.


100 years ago in Spokane: Bear attacks man at Interstate Fair

A caged bear at the Interstate Fair turned on Mike Welch, animal attendant, when Welch unwisely entered the cage without a club.


100 years ago in Spokane: Unions celebrate Labor Day with elaborate floats in parade

More than 1,500 union men marched through the streets of Spokane in celebration of Labor Day. “Numerically, it was one of the most impressive demonstrations that the labor unions of …


Once again, it’s crunch time for fairs

Washington state lawmakers are threatening to slam the barn door on funding for county fairs.


Spokane Interstate Fair schedule for Sept. 12

Fair Highlights for Monday, Sept. 12 It’s Senior Day at the fair


Spokane Interstate Fair highlights for Sept. 11

Fair Highlights for Sunday, Sept. 11 10 a.m. - Exhibit buildings open and feature rooster-crowing contest and other farm animal showings.


100 years ago in Spokane: Horse named Say wins thrilling Spokane Derby at interstate fair

From our archives, 100 years ago Horses provided most of the thrills at the Interstate Fair. First, Spokane’s polo team rode hard against the North Fork team, although it came …


Get set for your fair share of music

The Spokane County Interstate Fair kicks off on Friday at the Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., and this year’s music lineup includes a handful of big names. Tickets range …


Diver to swim with the sharks at Spokane Interstate Fair

Traveling shark show sure to make the Spokane Interstate Fair a “jaw-dropping” experience


100 years ago in Spokane: Railroad union members vote unanimously to strike

From our archives, 100 years ago The 460 Spokane members of four railroad unions voted – “without one dissenting voice” – to go on strike beginning several days hence.


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Thug’ assaults nurse

From our archives, 100 years ago A mysterious “thug” lured Miss Catherine Powell, a trained nurse, into the woods, where he assaulted her.


100 years ago in Spokane: Hamburgers banned from Interstate Fair

A new culinary fad, the “hamburger sandwich,” was banned from Spokane’s Interstate Fair.


Prisoner release program going well

Yet another prison inmate has wandered away from his work detail at the Spokane Interstate Fair. Fair officials reacted immediately by changing this year’s theme from “Duck Into the Fair” …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s whiskey drinkers were beginning to make plans for the coming of statewide prohibition on Jan. 1, and Jimmie Durkin was offering to help.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago It was the second day of the Spokane Interstate Fair, but not all was gaiety.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago “Spokane Baby Is A World Beater,” trumpeted the somewhat startling headline.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Rain continued to dampen the Interstate Fair, yet 5,000 people turned out for the premier event, the Spokane Derby.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Dutch Jake Goetz, Spokane’s saloon-casino-hotel magnate, was having a blast high atop his Coeur d’Alene Hotel.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Interstate Fair dominated the news in Spokane. The big event was the Northwest Polo Championship Tournament, in which Spokane had the rare opportunity …


Doug Clark: Aunt’s moving photo captures soldier’s last homecoming

A picture’s worth has been appraised at a thousand words. But the photograph Lori Pence snapped of her nephew’s final homecoming speaks volumes. The mostly black-and-white photo shows a lone …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane was entering what society columnist Betty Graeme called “a gay whirl” of a week, with three gala events. They were:


Children get in free at Spokane fair today

Today is Family Day at the Spokane Interstate Fair. Youth passes available at Safeway stores allow children under 18 to be admitted free when with a paying adult.


Fresh sheet

Blue-ribbon bragging Ready those recipes for two national contests at this year’s Spokane Interstate Fair.


Goodrich, Erickson hits at Spokane Interstate Fair Rodeo

The speed that news travels proved to be very lucrative for a pair of cowboys as the Spokane Interstate Fair PRCA rodeo concluded Saturday night. For Brad Goodrich it was …


Switch of mounts has Colbert cowboy climbing rankings

It’s hard to believe Tyson Durfey was waging a battle with his confidence earlier this year but the tie-down roper who calls Colbert home hits the Spokane Interstate Fair Rodeo …


More horsepower spurs Colbert cowboy Durfey

It’s hard to believe Tyson Durfey was waging a battle with his confidence earlier this year but the tie-down roper who calls Colbert home hits the Spokane Interstate Fair Rodeo …