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Tuesday, March 31, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Don’t give up, spring skiing means sleeping in, fun snow and great deals

Don’t give up on skiing yet.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Spring brings outdoor fun at Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has a packed schedule for the spring months.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Reader photo: Signs of spring

Melaine Williams took this photo of a buttercup near Cheney this week. She wrote, “Every year we wait for the first harbinger of spring, the buttercup, to poke its pretty …


Record flooding causes levee breach in western Arkansas

A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas.


Ask Dr. Universe: How do plants know when it’s spring?

Plants sense temperature and daylight to know when its time to grow.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

FCC chairman backs T-Mobile-Sprint deal in key endorsement

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile internet access in rural areas and roll out 5G , …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019

Gunner Talkington, Jayson Williams shine in Eastern Washington’s Red-White Game

Gunner Talkington completed 10 of 17 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown to help the Red team edge the White team 20-14 at windy Roos Field.


Spring conditions affect roads, trails

Warm and wet spring weather means roads and trails are getting muddy.


More rain causes new flood worries along the Mississippi

A wall of rocks and sandbags on Monday protected scenic Clarksville, Missouri, from the surging Mississippi River as spring flooding swamped fields, threatened homes and temporarily shut down a bridge …


Beating seasonal allergies: Doctors share tips for dealing with pollen

Here come seasonal allergies. It might begin with tree pollen in March and April. Other people are allergic to the pollen from grass and plants growing in May and June. …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

Seattle hits 79 degrees for warmest March day ever recorded

The National Weather Service says Seattle’s high temperature of 79 degrees makes it the warmest March day on record since 1894.


Paul Turner: Problems don’t just melt away with the snow

I hate to be the one to break it to you.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019

Coeur d’Alene snowball fight doesn’t break record, but still delights combatants

Dozens of people showed up at McEuen Park for a slushy snowball skirmish Saturday before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Winter soldiers young and old let snowballs fly at the …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018

Paul Turner: Allergy rivalries are Spokane’s spring pastime

A columnist reflects on a seasonal affliction and it’s connection to early engagement.


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018

Spring storm moves east after blanketing central U.S. in snow

A deadly storm system churning through the central U.S. has blanketed parts of the Upper Midwest in heavy snow and ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

Trade those blades for wheels: Skating ribbon opens for roller skaters in Riverfront Park

The ice is gone, but skaters are still welcome at Riverfront Park’s skating ribbon, which opened Monday for roller skaters, scooter enthusiasts and skateboarders.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Gardening: Figuring out what to plant first this spring

Now that the cold weather is fading, what can we plant first in the vegetable garden? Even better, what can we plant that will have us eating out of the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Northeast gets clobbered with fourth snowstorm in 3 weeks

Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor’easter in three weeks dumped more than a foot of snow in some places …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Celebrating the rituals of spring

There is renewal in these rituals of spring. They allow you to remember that even now, some things are still good.


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017

Snowy, wet winter and spring boost dandelions, kills roses; toll on wine grapes yet to be known

Winter seems to leave its mark on spring every year; this year it is a bumper crop of dandelions


UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017

Sunshine and 80 degrees forecast Thursday offer a summer tease for Spokane

Unpack your shorts. It will hit the 70s, and maybe even the 80s this week.


Front Porch: Feathered enemy is back for a second annual window assault

Stefanie Pettit is looking for new ways to stop robin’s siege at her house.


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival expects April flowers after two years of early blooms

The tulips are set to bloom on time for the 34th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which runs during the month of April.


Spring is here, asparagus is around the corner

There’s no trace of snow on the valley floor, the Mariners are playing baseball again and the days are getting longer, which means just one thing. It’s almost time for …


With strong returning lineup, CV baseball off to a good start

Central Valley’s baseball team likely to be in the race for the GSL title.


Weathercatch: A perfect storm for flooding conditions, landslides

Not only did a balmy Thursday offer relief to sun-deprived humans, but also to our bloated rivers, streams and ponds.


No Sigh for Spring

Despite recent optimistic proclamations that spring is here, I am very selective about heaving a sigh of relief. For me, heaving a sigh of relief is like begging some unknown …


Spring is here

The arrival of spring may seem sudden after a hard winter


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017

Scablands waterfalls primed for hiking into wet landscape

Lowland snow and ice is waving goodbye to winter, leaving Eastern Washington squishing with water. This is prime time for a trek to absorb the power of a scablands waterfall.