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UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

City declares Spokane River open after water drops below flood stage

With flows dropping below official flood stage, the city of Spokane lifted its emergency closure of the Spokane River on Thursday. However, whitewater paddling and rafting enthusiasts still are out …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017

Woman who fell from Riverfront Park pedestrian bridge committed suicide, medical examiner’s office rules

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled a woman’s death a suicide after her body was pulled from the Spokane River on the evening of March 20.


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017

Police need help identifying woman who jumped in the Spokane River

Police are looking for help identifying the woman who jumped to her death off a pedestrian bridge over the Spokane River in Riverfront Park on Monday.


Changes along Spokane River may be affecting flood conditions

The highest flow on the Spokane River in 20 years is showing evidence that the river may be changing


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017

Spokane River access closed throughout Spokane County due to raging water

Spokane Valley is joining the city of Spokane in closing access to the Spokane River within city limits, citing high water and swift currents.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017

Flooding emergency declared as Spokane River reaches near-record highs

As the Spokane River continues to rise until its eventual cresting sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning, residents in flood-prone areas are preparing for the worst.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

Emergency crews pull body from Spokane River near Canada Island

Emergency crews pulled a body from the raging Spokane River near downtown Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

Volunteers work to save Peaceful Valley home as Spokane River floods

When Mary Jo Faulhaber saw water from the Spokane River creeping onto her property and threatening to flood her basement this morning, she called her good friend and ex-neighbor Heidi …


Then and Now: Flooding in Spokane – it’s been worse

As authorities monitor flooding this week around the Spokane region, the damage sustained can’t compare to some of Spokane’s worst flooding seasons. There have been many years where floodwaters have …


UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017

As local waterways swell with spring runoff, residents tread carefully

For the first time since 2012, the Spokane River, which hits flood stages at 27 feet and normally sits around 22 feet, has risen above 27.5 feet.


That place where ghosts of salmon jump

Commissioned as public art when the Spokane Public Library moved to its building with a view over the Spokane Falls, this poem by Sherman Alexie honors the falls, and their …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017

Down by the riverside, Spokane found its heritage

The Spokane River’s falls drew Native tribes for millennia. And then came the settlers, who gradually came to treasure the natural beauty at the heart of Spokane.


This time of year, the ‘soul’ of the Spokane river returns – its ‘fast water’ offering a look into the past

When Barry Moses stares at the roiling spring waters of the Spokane River, especially near the dams, he sees what he calls “a shadow of the history of how things …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Flood waters inch closer to homes along Williams Lake, Little Spokane River

Rain, melting snow and saturated soil have all combined to create flooding problems for residents across the Inland Northwest.


UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017

Tipped canoe with 5 overboard leads to search of Spokane River, Latah Creek

Five people borrowing a friend’s canoe turned into hours of scouring the Spokane River and Latah Creek for emergency crews this afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017

Rivers, streams and lakes rise to flood stage across Spokane region

Rivers, streams and lakes were rising to flood stage on Tuesday across the Inland Northwest with the peak runoff likely to arrive on Wednesday and into the weekend.


100 years ago in Spokane: James Glover, ‘the father of Spokane,’ describes Spokane Falls in 1873

James N. Glover, “the father of Spokane,” continued his series of memoirs in the Spokane Daily Chronicle. He described his first visit in 1873, when he found only three families …


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017

Car thieves strike again but this time ditch stolen Honda in the Spokane River

A woman found her car partially submerged in the Spokane River near her apartment complex.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Dan Hansen: Expanding public access to river doesn’t stink

The latest argument against change found at the intersection of air conditioning and crime.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017

Man jumps in Spokane River while fleeing police, Gonzaga University security

A man was fished out of the Spokane River on the Gonzaga University campus Wednesday night after he jumped in during an attempt to flee police.


Spokane woman goes down to the Spokane River to photograph ducks, finds a submerged car instead

Rescue crews filled the area of Desmet Avenue and Hogan Street in search of that apparently drove into the Spokane River.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017

Another lawsuit filed against airplane manufacturer in 2015 Felts Field crash

Another wife of a pilot who died in a plane crash near Felts Field last year has filed a lawsuit this month against the two companies that built and maintained …


Widow of pilot killed in Felts Field crash sues airplane manufacturer, alleging flawed design

The wife of one of the men who died in a plane crash near Felts Field last year has filed a lawsuit against the companies that built and maintained the …


Firefighters search for man who reportedly fell in Spokane River near downtown dam

Firefighters spent an hour Tuesday morning searching for a man who reportedly fell into the Spokane River near the Post Street bridge.


Stormwater tanks, green spaces and traffic blockages headed downtown in 2017

City workers will begin installing two massive subterranean tanks to retain stormwater beginning early next year in downtown, part of ongoing efforts to clean up the Spokane River. The work …


Coeur d’Alene wastewater superintendent to retire

Coeur d’Alene’s longtime wastewater superintendent, Sid Fredrickson, is retiring after 30 years with the city.


Missing man found in the Spokane River

The body of a man found in the Spokane River near Post Street on Nov. 6 has been identified as Worthy Roseberry, who was reported missing by his family on …


Man rescued from Spokane River tells firefighters his wife is still out there

A man found clinging to a branch in the Spokane River was rescued by firefighters Thursday morning. Though he said he’d crashed into the river in a car with his …


Body found in Spokane River near Post Street

The Spokane Police Department responded Sunday to a body found in the Spokane River in Riverfront Park.


Federal judge denies Monsanto’s request to dismiss Spokane River PCB lawsuit

A lawsuit by the city of Spokane against Monsanto over pollution in the Spokane River can go forward, a federal judge in Spokane ruled.