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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Gleason ceremony brings unity amid tense impeachment process

For one brief hour on Wednesday afternoon, Steve Gleason brought together the leaders of two political parties embroiled in a partisan impeachment process.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Effort underway to award Gen. James Mattis with Congressional Gold Medal

Steve Gleason may not be only Eastern Washington native to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. There’s an effort to honor Gen. James Mattis.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Steve Gleason receives Congressional Gold Medal: ‘The problems we face are our opportunity’

“I suppose, I don’t see my story as a football story, or even an ALS story,” said Steve Gleason, “but rather, a human story. The truth is, that we all …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Gleason Institute ramps up fundraising while namesake receives honor

Washington State University is ramping up its fundraising aims to power the Gleason Institute, which will be a center primarily dedicated to the treatment and research of ALS. Meanwhile, Gleason …


Going for the gold: Steve Gleason will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday

The Spokesman-Review will be in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as Steve Gleason receives the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Gleason to receive Congressional Gold Medal Jan. 15

Former Gonzaga Prep and Washington State University football star Steve Gleason, who become a leading advocate for people struggling with Lou Gehrig’s disease after he was diagnosed with the paralyzing …


Gleason Fest brings Dandy Warhols, Grizzled Mighty, more to Riverfront Park

Delbert and Left Hand Smoke also perform at the festival, inspired by Spokane’s Steve Gleason, at Riverfront Park on Saturday.


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Portland’s the Dandy Warhols to headline Gleason Fest

The Grizzled Mighty, Delbert and Left Hand Smoke will also take the Lilac Bowl Amphitheater stage in Riverfront Park during Gleason Fest on Aug. 10.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Paul Newberry: Steve Gleason comes along for the New Orleans Saints’ playoff ride

As the New Orleans Saints go for another Super Bowl title, Steve Gleason is along for the ride – the perfect beacon for a city that knows about emerging from …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Former Saint Gleason’s Congressional Gold Medal official

President Donald Trump has signed legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Spokane native and NFL star Steve Gleason recommended for Congressional Gold Medal

The House of Representatives gives unanimous approval to honoring Spokane native Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal.


Here are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ recent bills that became law and her votes on high-profile legislation

The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at …


Gleason Fest: A Q-and-A with the festival’s namesake, Steve Gleason

“When I was diagnosed with ALS, I told our family and friends that I wanted to continue doing the things I love, with the people I love. Gleason Fest is …


Gleason Fest welcomes Blind Pilot, Joseph, Shook Twins, more to Riverfront Park

Deep Sea Diver and Electric Son will also perform at the festival, which benefits ALS awareness.


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

The countdown is on: One month until Gleason Fest

Blind Pilot, Joseph, Deep Sea Divers, Shook Twins and Electric Son will perform Aug. 11.


Blind Pilot, Joseph to headline 2018 Gleason Fest; tickets on sale Friday

Gleason Fest will be held at the Lilac Bowl Amphitheater at Riverfront Park on Aug. 11.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

Ex-Washington State football standout Steve Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal

Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Gleason receives top alumni honor from WSU

When Washington State University selects its recipient for the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award, the goal is to find someone “who has made significant contributions to society and, through his or …


Alt-pop quintet Lavoy makes the most of its second home

The quintet, which relocated from Alaska in 2013, will perform at Gleason Fest and the Tinnabulation Music Festival. Their songs “Smile” and “Chicago” were recently featured on an episode of …


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Indie-rock quintet Grouplove to headline Gleason Fest

The London Souls, Lavoy and Hey! Is For Horses will also play the annual festival.


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017

Spokane County’s newest judge, Tony Hazel, sworn in with support from Steve Gleason, Adam Morrison

Tony Hazel was sworn in as Spokane County’s newest Superior Court judge.



Movie review: ‘Gleason’ an unflinching portrait of life with ALS

The first thing Steve Gleason did after learning he was succumbing to Lou Gehrig’s disease was turn on his camera. The former NFL safety was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, …


Director discusses ‘Gleason,’ his intimate portrait of life in the face of ALS

“Gleason,” the intimate documentary about former NFL linebacker and Spokane native Steve Gleason’s battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, opens nationwide this weekend after a successful festival run, which included a …


Feedback: Movie critics give their takes on ‘Gleason’

The documentary “Gleason” opens this week in Spokane-area theaters. In the film, Steve Gleason, the former Gonzaga Prep and Washington State football star, shares his journey of struggling with amyotrophic …


WSU booster creates Steve Gleason Recruiting Center with major gift

Prominent Washington State booster Glenn Osterhout donated $250,000 to rename the football operation building’s penthouse recruiting center after Steve Gleason, the former Cougars football player and current ALS champion.


G-Prep students to ‘paint bleachers’ with Steve Gleason’s number Friday

Gonzaga Prep plans to figuratively paint the bleachers with the retired number of Bullpup alum Steve Gleason.


At Republic Pi, it’s East meets Old West

It’s all stars and charred wood at Republic Pi, the new pizza place on Spokane’s South Hill. Applewood stacked inside circular shelving feeds the fire in the open kitchen. Walls …


Gleason benefit returns to ski resort

Former football star Steve Gleason “always wanted to inspire people,” says his stepmother, Jackie. A little perspiration is good too, Jackie reasoned. For the third straight year, she and other …


McMorris Rodgers proposes bill to help ALS patients

Thousands of Americans diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease face the possibility of losing access to their communication technology when making frequent visits to the hospital. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said …