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UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Spokane River’s story one of geology, settlement

Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Boy, 2, dies after falling into Spokane River

A 2-year-old boy died after falling into the Spokane River west of Nine Mile Falls in north Spokane County on Sunday afternoon.


Gonzaga study reveals high levels of microplastics in Spokane River, suggests particles in drinking water as well

The tenuous plastic fibers, visible only through the magnified view of a microscope, sent Jacob Peterson reeling into eddies of anxiety.


100 years ago in Spokane: Miner disappears in risky walk over railroad bridge

Two men walked across the Spokane & Inland Empire railroad bridge, while another man “walked on the planks laid lengthwise on the ties outside the rails.” Little did he realize …


Then and Now: Spokane Steam Laundry

The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Woman dies after rescue crews pull her from submerged car in Spokane River near Post Falls

A 54-year-old North Idaho woman died in a hospital Monday after her car plunged into the Spokane River near Post Falls.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Friends, family remember 22-year-old woman who drowned after car plunged into Spokane River

It’s been about two weeks since 22-year-old Rachel Bowles drove off a cliff into the Spokane River and drowned, and her family and friends are still grappling with the freak …


Tom Agnew: More reasons to love the Inland Northwest

In our lifetime, the Spokane River and the Rathdrum Prairie/Spokane Valley aquifer have never been cleaner, and they are becoming cleaner still.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

One person dead after car crashes in Spokane River

One person is confirmed dead after car goes into the Spokane River.


Jerry White Jr.: Protect our most treasured resource, the Spokane River

Industry requests to lower federal water quality standards are a threat to the public’s safety, putting economic gain over public health and the Spokane River we cherish.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers asks state regulators to pause on PCB permits in Spokane River

Citing an ongoing federal review of a pollution standard the congresswoman and local interests say is unattainable by current technology, McMorris Rodgers asked the Department of Ecology this week to …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Spokane, other governments continue litigation over chemicals linked to pollution, health risks in Spokane river

After 40 years of research, investigative reporter and publisher Peter Von Stackelberg said he has noticed one constant when it comes to chemical corporations and the government agencies that regulate …


Gonzaga to host talk on PCBs, Monsanto’s role

The Gonzaga University School of Law will host a workshop and talk on PCBs, Monsanto and the Spokane River at 6 p.m. next Thursday in the Barbieri Courtroom at the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Woman found dead in Spokane River identified but name not released

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, a passerby spotted the woman and alerted authorities at about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. She was floating in the river about two blocks east …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

Detectives seek help to identify woman’s body found in river in Otis Orchards

Detectives are seeking help identifying a woman whose body was found in the Spokane River on Saturday morning.


800 volunteers haul trash out of Spokane River in 15th annual cleanup event

Hundreds of volunteers joined the 15th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up on Saturday for a day of hauling mattresses, shopping carts and any garbage or recycling they could find out of …


Still time to register for the annual Spokane River cleanup Saturday

The 15th annual Spokane River cleanup is Saturday.


Trump administration will review pollution rules affecting Spokane River

Rules affecting the amount of cancer-causing chemicals flowing into the Spokane River will be reviewed by the Trump administration. Business and industry groups petitioned for the review last year, urging …


Then and Now: The Spokane River

The Spokane River connects Idaho and Washington, Natives and white settlers, and a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Assault suspect arrested after fleeing into river

An assault suspect waded into the Spokane River after assaulting two people and running from officers, police said in a news release.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

With climate change warming Washington’s waters fish are left seeking a place to chill

The heat blanketing the Spokane region didn’t just send us two-legged mammals scurrying for cooler climes. Fish in the Spokane River also sought refuge as the air temperature neared 103 …


UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers pushes House bill targeting EPA pollution standards in Washington

The measure, which passed as part of a larger spending package approved by the House of Representatives, prohibits the federal agency from enforcing its new water quality standards in Washington …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Spokane agrees to sell water to Medical Lake to help out in the summer

Spokane water may flow next summer to the parched West Plains town of Medical Lake during the dry summer.


‘Lego’ cells buried beneath West Central sidewalks as part of stormwater project

So-called “Silva Cells,” chambers of fluffy soil and air used to store stormwater, are being constructed with plastic frames beneath several intersections in the historic West Central neighborhood. They’re part …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Writers and readers explore the history of the Spokane River

A few hundred people gathered to hear an avid sportsman, authors and a tribal representative share their contributions to anthology documenting the conflicted and polluted history of the Spokane River.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Man drowns in Spokane River Sunday

A man drowned Sunday afternoon when Spokane police say he entered the river and was not able to stay afloat.


Spokane River primer: Hone your knowledge about the river in our midst

Hone up on your knowledge of the Spokane River with this primer, released just in time for Wednesday’s Northwest Passages Book Club gathering featuring “The Spokane River” editor Paul Lindholdt …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Woman who drowned in Spokane River identified; Medical Examiner rules incident accidental

The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the woman who was killed after her raft capsized on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

One dead, two injured after guided white water raft capsizes on Spokane River at Bowl and Pitcher

One person died and two were injured when a guided-tour raft overturned Tuesday afternoon on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park.


Playing by the rules: ‘Do’s and ‘don’t’s in Spokane’s park system

Recent rule changes outlawed camping, prohibited pot smoking and created new hours for the city’s park system. Here are some other regulations to know within the city’s neighborhood parks.