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Inslee asked to increase water for Spokane River

Environmental groups are asking Gov. Jay Inslee to increase the summertime flows of the Spokane River, to improve recreation and to maintain the scenic falls in the middle of the …

Body of unidentified woman found in the Spokane River

Police found the body of a woman in the Spokane River Friday afternoon and are asking for help identifying her.

Police confirm a person jumped from suspension bridge in Riverfront Park Thursday

Police confirmed that one person jumped from a suspension bridge in Riverfront Park on Thursday afternoon.

Police search Spokane River for reported jumper from Riverfront Park bridge

At least one witness reported seeing a woman jump into the Spokane River from a suspension bridge in Riverfront Park on Thursday afternoon, Spokane Police said.

State affirms stream flow rules for Spokane River

The Washington Department of Ecology has affirmed its stream flow rule for the Spokane River, denying a petition for reconsideration from the American Whitewater and two environmental groups.

100 years ago in Spokane: Chamber of Commerce hosts swimming event in chilly Spokane River

Between 6,000 and 8,000 people lined the banks of the Spokane River to witness a swimming exhibition staged by the Chamber of Commerce.

Out & About: Film festival to benefit Spokane Riverkeeper

The second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be in Spokane on April 28 as a benefit for the Spokane Riverkeeper and the advocacy group’s goal to keep the …

Spokane River closed between Sullivan and Old Mission Avenue takeout

High water levels and construction-related hazards prompted the city of Spokane Valley to close the Spokane River farther upstream from the Sullivan Bridge construction project that what’s been previously posted. …

In brief: Paddling closed on section of Spokane River

Outdoors briefs: Because of higher flows through the Sullivan Road Bridge replacement zone, the Spokane River is closed to paddling use between Old Mission Avenue and Sullivan Road, the City …

Rising nighttime temperatures melting snowpack earlier in the year

About 14 percent of the Spokane River basin’s snowpack has melted away over the past couple of weeks. The rapid melt-off was caused by nighttime mountain temperatures that were 10 …

Spokane River getting healthier, but controversy over discharge limits remains

The health of the Spokane River is improving, say Washington state officials, who are touting declines in cancer-causing PCBs as a promising trend in efforts to reduce toxic pollution in …

Monsanto lawsuits by Western cities can’t be combined, judges say

A panel of federal judges denied a request to combine six lawsuits brought by six Western cities – including Spokane – against the international agrochemical giant Monsanto.

New technology will pull more pollution from Spokane’s sewage

One of the biggest public works project in Spokane’s history will begin this year, with the construction of a $126 million addition to the city’s sewage plant. The next level …

Man pulled from Spokane River after pickup drives over embankment

A man driving a city of Spokane pickup was rescued from the Spokane River Monday afternoon after his pickup went over a steep embankment, through a wall and across another …

Workshop will cover tougher state fish consumption guidelines

State officials are holding a public meeting in Spokane Valley Wednesday to talk about how much fish and shellfish Washington residents eat. It’s a seemingly simple question, with far-reaching implications …

‘Elderly’ kayakers rescued from Spokane River

Two elderly kayakers were rescued Friday after overturning in the Spokane River between Flora and Sullivan Roads.

Outpeople: Abrahamse shares passion for catching and conserving trout

From a lifelong pleasure of trying to outwit fish, Spokane angler Bill Abrahamse also became hooked on conservation. “I was looking for a way to give back, looking at different …

Sisters of the Holy Names property gains top billing for conservation

Land that includes 4,500 feet of shoreline along the Spokane River, just two miles from downtown Spokane, was given the highest conservation priority by Spokane County commissioners Tuesday. Appraisers will …

100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds line Monroe Street Bridge to see illuminated falls

From our archives, 100 years ago Crowds lined both rails of the Monroe Street Bridge to see a new and exciting spectacle: The electrical illumination of the Spokane River waterfalls.

100 years ago in Spokane: S-R fishing columnist raves about the Spokane River

Anglers were preparing for the opening of the fishing season, and The Spokesman-Review’s fishing correspondent boasted that “probably no city in the entire country is surrounded by so many fishing …

Out & About: Fly fishing films benefit for Spokane River redband trout

Local anglers are bringing an acclaimed collection of fly fishing films to Spokane as a benefit for river access and research projects to boost

100 years ago in Spokane: Jury rules that squatter killed by massive rock slide was warned to leave

From our archives, 100 years ago A coroner’s jury ruled that John Gleason, who was swept away and killed by a mud-and-rock slide at the foot of Cedar Street, failed …

Man found in Spokane River identified

The man found in the Spokane River in the 16200 block of East Indiana Avenue on March 9 has been identified as 23-year-old Dillan Oatman.

100 years ago in Spokane: Man killed by massive slide under railroad track

From our archives, 100 years ago A 74-year-old man was buried in a massive slide of mud and rocks on Cedar Street, just west of the Monroe Street Bridge.

Spokane River to benefit from $15 million in conservation efforts

Efforts to protect the Spokane River watershed will benefit from a $15 million infusion in conservation spending over the next five years.

Shawn Vestal: Thanks to sewer work, Spokane Falls is brought to new prominence

When he was working for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, David Condon would sometimes field inquiries about Spokane’s signature natural attraction. “People would ask: How do you get down to the …

Body discovered in Spokane River in Spokane Valley

Detectives are investigating the death of a man found Wednesday morning in the Spokane River.

Snow pack at 84 percent of normal for Spokane watershed

The Inland Northwest held onto most of its high-elevation snow pack last month, but warmer temperatures could lead to an early melt off.

Groups petition for higher summer flows in Spokane River

State officials must do more to protect summer flows in the Spokane River, which will face increased challenges from climate change and population growth in years to come, environmental groups …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 26, 2016

Body found in Spokane River identified as missing VA hospital surgeon

Police and emergency personnel found a body Tuesday morning on the north bank of the Spokane River.