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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Spokane Tribe submits two nominations for renaming Canada Island using native nouns

The Spokane Tribe on Friday asked the city Park Board to decide between two names that evoke the enduring culture of the first people of the region.


100 years ago in Spokane: Curly Jim, prominent member of Spokane Tribe who lived in teepee near Hangman Creek, dies at 75

Curly Jim, a prominent figure of the Spokane Tribe, died at Sacred Heart Hospital, not far from where he was born 75 years earlier.


Spokane Tribe receives HUD grant to rebuild homes damaged in last summer’s fire

The Spokane Tribe has received a $450,000 federal grant to help the tribe rebuild houses destroyed or damaged in last summer’s Cayuse Mountain Fire.


Spokane Tribe breaks ground on West Plains casino, plans for 2017 opening

The Spokane Tribe broke ground Wednesday on a $40 million casino in Airway Heights, with plans of opening for business next September.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:12 a.m.

Spokane Tribe, others call for better federal consultation on oil pipeline

American Indian tribes in Washington state, including the Spokane Tribe, are asking President Barack Obama to overhaul the way the federal government consults with tribes on infrastructure projects.


Spokane Tribe given chance to rename, reimagine Canada Island in Riverfront Park

The government of Canada has signed off on the renaming of the two-acre island that housed the country’s exhibit in the 1974 World’s Fair. The island has been known by …


More states, including Washington, focusing on giving Native American students better chance of success

In Washington and across the U.S., Native American students struggle more than any other student group to attend school consistently and graduate on time. But this year more states are …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 2 p.m.

Progress made fighting area fires; evacuation orders for Wellpinit reduced to Level 1

Wellpinit is no longer under mandatory evacuation orders. Officials are saying the Hart Road fire has split in three places after jumping across the Spokane River.


City Council OKs deal with GSI to continue business development, federal lobbying

The Spokane City Council signed a short-term deal Monday with Greater Spokane Inc. for business development services, following a monthlong delay on a contract extension. The contract requires GSI to …


Spokane tribal casino construction to start this fall

The chairwoman of the Spokane tribe said Friday that the first phase of a new casino in Airway Heights should open by 2017


100 years ago in Spokane: Older women look younger because they’re wearing shorter skirts, officials say

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s liquor license clerks were confounded by a startling new problem: They could no longer tell a woman’s age by the length of her …


Rich Landers: Tribes, federal government keeping public in dark regarding Lake Roosevelt

A giant pain in the rear for Lake Roosevelt anglers and boaters appears to be festering under the aloof care of the U.S. Department of Interior and its Bureau of …


Tribes end canoe journey at Kettle Falls, celebrate hope of salmon’s return

Paddlers from the Colville, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Kootenai and Kalispel tribes arrived in dugout canoes at Kettle Falls on Friday after making journeys similar to the trips their ancestors might …


Paddlers from the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Colville tribes meet at confluence

The Colville Confederated Tribes’ dugout canoe was getting some adjustments Sunday night on a beach near the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia rivers. The cedar canoe was made in …


Editorial: New casino won’t stem old anxieties

The more tribal gambling expands, the harder it is to say no other tribes. The proof is right in front of us. Also the pressure builds to allow non-tribal businesses …


Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s canoe gets repairs; others start trip to Kettle Falls

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is taking a hiatus today from its canoe journey to Kettle Falls. Repairs are being done to the 35-foot dugout cedar canoe, which had some minor …


Inslee approves Spokane Tribe’s West Plains casino project

Gov. Jay Inslee gave the final approval on Tuesday for the Spokane Tribe’s casino project, clearing the way to a $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains. …


Spokane Tribal lands named ‘Promise Zone’ by Obama administration

The Spokane Tribal Reservation was named one of nine Promise Zones for coordinated federal assistance to boost jobs and economy.


Spokane Tribe will study salmon habitat above Grand Coulee Dam

The Spokane Tribe of Indians has received $200,000 to study whether salmon would thrive above Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams.


100 years ago in Spokane: Tribal members sought for acting roles

From our archives, 100 years ago Members of the Spokane Tribe were in high demand for both stage and screen – at least for one day.


Landers: Doubling Roosevelt trout limit could preserve wild redbands

Lake Roosevelt trout anglers may soon be doubling their fishing pleasure under a proposal to conserve the Columbia River’s wild redbands. The limit for catching hatchery rainbow trout may be …


Editorial: Region must prepare to land tanker at Fairchild

Spokane must make preparations to help Fairchild Air Force Base land the KC-46 Pegasus tankers.


As city expands Drumheller Springs, tribes work to improve the North Side park

For countless years, Drumheller Springs was a popular spot for wayfarers, the only location with clean, fresh water between Spokane Falls and the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia rivers …


Carol Evans, first woman to lead Spokane Tribe, takes over at critical time

Carol Evans became the first woman to lead the Spokane Tribe last fall, at a critical time for the tribe.


Lawmakers asked to join call to return salmon to upper Columbia River

House panel considers plan to reintroduce salmon in the upper columbia


Spin Control: Spin Control: Senate GOP getting documents they want, need their own expert to handle them

Senate Republicans start getting documents on prison releases, hire investigator to manage them.


Spokane Tribe asks Inslee to stop Mount Spokane ski area expansion

Opponents of expanding downhill skiing at Mount Spokane State Park have appealed to Gov. Jay Inslee to overturn approval for a chairlift and seven runs on the mountain’s northwest face.


Tacoma legislator wants Wellpinit to abandon Redskins mascot

Requiring Wellpinit High School to change its team name is among the early bills filed for next session.


Carol Evans named Spokane Tribe chair

The Spokane Tribe has its first woman tribal chair, Carol Evans, selected by the business council in a recent election.


Spokane Tribe signs deal with Hard Rock

The Spokane Tribe’s casino and hotel on the West Plains would carry the Hard Rock brand if it gets the final go ahead.