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Huckleberries: The ultimate peacemaker sends greetings from heaven

The post near the top of Chuck Lempesis’ Facebook page Monday captures the wit and faith of the popular attorney from Post Falls: “Greetings from heaven. … I told you …


100 years ago in Spokane: Private taxicab drivers walk off the job following Teamsters’ agreement

About 25 taxicab drivers walked off the job yesterday amid claims the Teamsters’ agreement has not been lived up to.


South Hill landlord again raises rent as new state laws on tenancy set to take effect

A handful of renters at a 10th Avenue apartment building are experiencing the same housing headache that plagued a property overlooking Latah Creek last summer: Their rents are on the …


Still roped together: More than 700 show up at packed Jess Roskelley memorial

From Joyce Roskelley’s deck Mount Spokane is visible in the distance, slashes of lingering snow running like vertical veins.


Crowded Spokane City Hall field leads filings for August primaries

All of the races for political positions in the city of Spokane will have competitive primaries, with four races attracting 25 candidates at the filing deadline Friday afternoon. Incumbents in …


City closes Post Street bridge to motor vehicles after structural analysis; bikes and pedestrians OK

The city of Spokane on Friday closed the Post Street bridge to all motor vehicles, citing a structural analysis which found the aging span can’t safely hold that much weight. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

Cloudburst ruptures Spokesman-Review drain pipe and floods pressroom with thousands of gallons of water

The cloudburst Thursday afternoon that turned Spokane’s downtown streets into gushing rivers, also created havoc at the massive presses that print The Spokesman-Review newspaper.


Taste Test: First Avenue Coffee

Owner Deborah di Bernardo’s First Avenue Coffee says that it is “coffee for the greater good,” and a neon sign at the entrance boasts “damn good coffee.” It’s a hearty …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

Rain keeps falling Friday as city tries to clean up after downpour

Rain continued falling Friday as Spokane tried to dry out from storms that flooded downtown businesses and damaged streets during Thursday’s evening commute. A National Weather Service meteorologist said reports …


Colville High School’s rocket team soars into national finals

Before they could shoot for the moon, the rocketry team at Colville had to overcome a few earthly obstacles.


Armed Forces Torchlight Parade happening Saturday in downtown Spokane

The 81st annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade will close out the Spokane Lilac Festival with a celebration of military veterans and active service members.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:06 a.m.

Spokane Community College building $5 million transit center

A bigger, relocated transit center is coming to the campus of Spokane Community College, according to permits issued by the city.


Historic grain elevator off Trent Avenue coming down

Billy loves Lisa no more. The 81-year-old grain elevators on Napa Street just south of Trent Avenue are being demolished, taking with them not only the last vestige of the …


100 years ago in Spokane: Juries award $1,500 to parents of boy who died from rabies and family of girl who fell in Hutton Building elevator shaft

The parents of a boy who died from rabies and the parents of a girl who fell 75 feet down an elevator shaft were each awarded $1,500 by juries in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

FBI analysis finds no evidence Spokane man threatened Lewis and Clark High students

The more investigators dig into the electronic devices used by alleged cyberstalker Ryan B. Lee, the less incriminating evidence they find, according to court records and testimony.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Storm soaks Spokane; more rainfall barreling in across West Plains

A fast-moving storm hit Spokane Thursday afternoon, bringing with it thunder, lightning and a heavy downpour and flooding across the city.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Thunderstorms drench Spokane and flood roads and businesses

A flood watch was in effect across Eastern Washington and North Idaho as heavy rain and thunderstorms began Thursday afternoon.


Give a hoot for silent auction loot: West Valley Outdoor Learning Center to mark 18 years with fun day

The West Valley Outdoor Learning Center is throwing itself a birthday party Saturday to celebrate 18 years of providing education about raptors, owls and other wildlife to students in West …


Taste Test: new Japanese izakaya menu at Ruins

Dinner on Wednesday night was the new Japanese izakaya menu at Ruins with The Spokesman-Review colleague and friend Sean Stoops, as Ruins debuted the special menu Wednesday night for a …


Mead grad Kennedy Finke accepted to fashion design school in Paris

Kennedy Finke knows how to stand out in a crowd.


Innovation Challenge Club – a WSU-tied program – shines with top national award

The Innovation Challenge Club at North Central High School was surprised to learn earlier this month that the group had taken first place in the nation in the Pharm4Me Innovation …


Silent disco river cleanup strikes chord: Volunteers rewarded with tunes for effort

Gonzaga University students and others spent part of the day Friday picking up trash in Mission Park and the surrounding area long the Spokane River, but they listened to live …


Spokane lays off 10 dispatchers as it considers joining new emergency communications center

The city of Spokane laid off more than half of its fire dispatchers Tuesday after many of the fire departments it provides services for said they would switch to a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 10:39 a.m.

Waste Management employee fired after West Plains landfill fire

At the end of a shift on a Friday afternoon, Waste Management employees failed to fill up a water truck and didn’t put enough soil over a layer of industrial …


Gardening: Never underestimate Spokane’s fickle spring weather

Knowing when and what to plant in the Inland Northwest, Pat Munts relies on her 40 years of experience in Spokane’s fickle spring weather.


Front Porch: Wedding dress to ease others’ grieving

Sarah Bain honors the memory of her infant by donating her wedding dress to the Angel Gown program.


Education notebook: Cheney, EV, CV students qualify for national FBLA competition

Several students across the Spokane area are gearing up for the Washington Future Business Leaders of America Business Leadership Conference to be held in June in San Antonio.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 6:53 a.m.

Condon has issued more vetoes than the four previous Spokane mayors combined

Mayor David Condon’s veto of an ordinance to keep city hall open to the public will be one of a handful of instances the mayor objected to a council proposal, …


$415,000 in state funds will help Newman Lake water quality

Efforts to keep algae blooms from taking over Newman Lake took a big leap forward when the state Legislature approved $415,000 in the capital budget for the Newman Lake Flood …


Feature creature: Bernadette needs a home

Bernadette, a brindled dog, was pregnant when she arrived at Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service in February and was put into foster care.