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Sue Lani Madsen: Collapsing buildings a sign of stress in rural Eastern Washington

When a tree falls in a wild forest, philosophers argue whether it makes a sound. When a building collapses in a small town, does anyone hear it?

The Dirt: Former Vien Dong restaurant home sold, to be renovated

A historic building on East Sprague Avenue that long housed the Vien Dong Vietnamese restaurant has been sold and will be renovated, according to city permit data.

Former Vien Dong restaurant home sold, to be renovated

A historic building on East Sprague Avenue that long housed the Vien Dong Vietnamese restaurant has been sold and will be renovated, according to city permit data.

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Former city of Sprague employee pleads guilty to attempted theft, agrees to pay back thousands of tax dollars

A man accused of misspending tax dollars while working for the city of Sprague avoided a felony conviction and pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of second-degree attempted theft, a …

UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Sprague couple charged with misspending thousands of taxpayer dollars

Lincoln County prosecutors charged Christie E. Melton, 41, with money laundering and first-degree theft in late April, about a month after the state auditor’s office finished an investigation and published …

Getting There: Do more cars mean better business?

Retailers on Sprague say a drop in traffic has reduced sales. But a county commissioner says the connection isn’t entirely there.

Man accused of trespassing at Sprague cemetery says he was landscaping to honor the dead

Lakeview Cemetery near Sprague, Washington, is home to graves long forgotten and overlooked, like the one for an infant named Lillian, who died in 1896, and the one for a …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

Semitrailer spills dozens of gallons of diesel fuel in crash near Sprague Avenue

About 50 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled five miles east of Sprague when a semitrailer crashed on Interstate 90.

UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017

Multiple people injured, including baby, in downtown Spokane crash

Multiple people, including an infant, were hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash late Sunday in downtown Spokane. Just before 10 p.m. an SUV eastbound on Sprague ran a red …

UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

National Guard sent to Sprague as water rises; Little Spokane River falls below flood stage

About 40 members of the National Guard descended upon Sprague Monday as water continues to inundate the town.

Sprague teen pleads guilty to kidnapping toddler

DAVENPORT, Wash. – The 15-year-old accused of grabbing a toddler from a park in Sprague, Washington, earlier this year pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of second-degree kidnapping. The crime …

Teen pleads guilty in Sprague toddler-kidnapping case

The 15-year-old accused of grabbing a toddler from a park in Sprague, Washington earlier this year pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of second-degree kidnapping.

Spokane Valley bond seeks $22 million for libraries

Spokane Valley residents will vote again in August on a $22 million bond proposal to build two new library branches and renovate others as the clock ticks on a land …

Cars towed in East Sprague prostitution sting

Spokane police for the first time used a new city law aimed at discouraging prostitution along East Sprague Avenue. Officers arrested three men Wednesday night suspected of attempting to patronize …

Teenage suspect in attempted abduction denied bail

DAVENPORT, Wash. – The 15-year-old boy accused in the attempted abduction of a toddler from Sprague’s town park this week was denied bail on Friday. The teenager pleaded not guilty …

Teen kidnapping suspect ordered held without bail

A 15-year-old boy from Sprague was ordered held in jail without bail during a court hearing Friday in Lincoln County over the objections of his attorney, Christian Phelps.

Ceremony held for Sprague teens who stopped 22-month-old’s abduction

SPRAGUE, Wash. – This normally sleepy town – thrust into the national spotlight this week by sensational footage of a child abduction – on Thursday honored the local heroes of …

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2015

Sprague teens who helped stop abduction honored as new details emerge about suspect

DAVENPORT, Wash. – The 15-year-old arrested Wednesday in connection with the attempted abduction from the town park in Sprague was investigated last summer after a mother reported that he tried …

Teen arrested in abduction attempt

SPRAGUE, Wash. – Authorities arrested a 15-year-old suspect on Wednesday in connection with the attempted toddler abduction at the town’s park that made national headlines. Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers …

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2015

Sheriff: Teen arrested in alleged weekend Sprague kidnapping attempt

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday a 15-year-old was arrested and booked on 2nd degree kidnapping charges in connection with an alleged child abduction attempt Sunday in Sprague.

Lincoln County authorities looking for man in alleged child abduction attempt

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man that onlookers say took a 2-year-old child from a stroller in Sprague, Washington, around noon Sunday.

Hourslong downtown standoff ends peacefully

A standoff that ran for hours and shut down two major downtown streets during Friday evening’s rush hour ended loudly and abruptly around 8 p.m., as Spokane police officers fired …

Building collapse threatens future of historic city of Sprague

SPRAGUE, Wash. – A building collapse last September in this quiet city 40 miles southwest of Spokane is threatening the future of its historic downtown. Last month, the Washington Trust …

UPDATED: Thu., March 6, 2014

Record rainfall causes flooding, road closures

Spokane broke a 64-year-old record for daily rainfall Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Coupled with melting snow, high waters caused authorities to close some roads in outlying areas …

Building collapses in downtown Sprague, Wash.

Lincoln County firefighters responded to a call of a collapsed brick building in the 200 block of First Street near downtown Sprague, Wash., early Friday morning.

Newlyweds searching for lost dog near Sprague, Wash.

A pair of Seattle newlyweds recently married in Spokane are searching frantically for their dog, lost after a rollover accident near Sprague Lake last week. Sarah Cressey, 21, had just …

Collection of classic vehicles lines, defines downtown Sprague

SPRAGUE, Wash. – If seeing the classic lines of old Detroit steel stirs something inside you, then a trip to tiny Sprague might be worth the gasoline. Dozens of aging …

Traffic light’s future up in the air

The city of Spokane Valley is considering removing a traffic light at Sprague Avenue and Progress Road next summer when Sprague is reconstructed between Evergreen and Sullivan roads. The construction …

Escure Ranch near Sprague offers another unique landscape

For the past two summers, I’ve taken my great-nephews on field trips to see the evidence of the ice age floods that swept through the Inland Northwest in prehistoric times. …

Couplet traffic study receives green light

After a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, the Spokane Valley City Council agreed to spend $40,000 to do some traffic modeling on Sprague Avenue and Appleway in advance of a council …