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Lawsuit seeks to halt construction of central Idaho trail

Central Idaho ranch owners want construction of a trail connecting the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley stopped and additional work to make it a smooth path for …


Getting There: Bikeways are coming to East Sprague

What started as an idea from a former Spokane City Council member, and turned into a war of words between the state Senate majority leader and the mayor, is inching …


Avoid trails during warm, sunny spells

Sunny, warm days are a nice respite for recreationists of all kinds. But in one way, they’ve caused problems. Trails have been damaged by users in recent days, according to …


EPA declines to test air downwind of lead smelter in British Columbia

The state of Washington will look for money to conduct air quality monitoring downwind of a Canadian smelter, after the federal government declined to restart the testing.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018

Dwayne Thurman sentenced to five years in prison for killing wife

A judge sentenced Dwayne Thurman to five years in prison Thursday morning in the shooting death of his wife, Brenda Thurman, while he was cleaning her gun at home.


Openings set in U.S. court for Bundy standoff retrial in Vegas

A federal jury in Las Vegas is due to hear openings in the retrial of four men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding …


Missing hiker found dead last year kept journal of ordeal

An Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were discovered last year survived at least 26 days after getting lost and kept a journal of her ordeal, according to investigatory documents.


Spokane adds trail in Peaceful Valley

A tiny new graveled trail runs near the Spokane River in Peaceful Valley, thanks to erosion and an exposed sewer pipe. While it may not sound like the best place …


Early risers into region’s alpine areas weigh risk, reap rewards

Perhaps it’s incomprehensible to people stuck in the sweltering lowlands, but snow has been blocking portions of popular Northwest alpine backpacking routes in the Cascades and Rockies as late as …


Getting There: Officials seek input on plans for trail

For more than 30 years, the eastern section of an old railroad right of way in the heart of Spokane Valley has sat unused. Spokane County bought the land in …


Researcher seeking clues behind clusters of disease in tiny town

NORTHPORT, Wash. – Rose Kalamarides was in her early 20s when she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Her older brother also got the debilitating disease. So did one of her …


Sewage spills into Lake Roosevelt

High flows in the Columbia River helped dilute sewage spilled into Lake Roosevelt over the weekend from a British Columbia treatment plant, local health officials said. Heavy rains overwhelmed a …


Field reports: Rare pygmy rabbits breeding in basin

WILDLIFE – For the first time in a decade, the endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit appears to have successfully bred in its historic range. A litter of kits has been …


Trails to adventure

When it comes to cool jobs in Spokane, Peter Jantz pretty much has it made: He takes care of the Camp Sekani mountain bike park at the bottom of Beacon …


Charting trails to adventure

When it comes to cool jobs in Spokane, Peter Jantz pretty much has it made: He takes care of the Camp Sekani mountain bike park at the bottom of Beacon …


Trails to adventure

When it comes to cool jobs in Spokane, Peter Jantz pretty much has it made: He takes care of the Camp Sekani mountain bike park at the bottom of Beacon …


Before prime time at Glacier

No attendants were in Glacier National Park’s St. Mary Lake entrance booth to take money last Sunday. Visitors to the 1-million-acre park were on a self-serve honor system. Fair enough.


She Weeps For Brother, But We All Should Mourn

A woman wept. Her sobs echoed through the courtroom, distracting you like someone coughing during a movie. Her voice, raw and broken, cried as the first “Not guilty” was read …


Accused Killer Sentenced For Attempted Rape

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Expert: Carpet Fibers On Glove, Cap Match But Ruling Keeps Specialist From Discussing Details

Carpet fibers found on the bloody leather glove picked up behind O.J. Simpson’s house and on a knit cap found at the crime scene match the extremely unusual fibers lifted …


Principal Scheduled For Trial Ex-St. Patrick’s Administrator Pleads Innocent To Molestation

The former principal of St. Patrick’s Elementary is scheduled to go to trial this month on charges of molesting an eighth-grade student while watching a movie at the administrator’s apartment. …


Frenzied, Bloody Struggle Reconstructed By Coroner

Nicole Brown Simpson apparently faced her killer and put up a fight before he viciously slashed her throat, the Los Angeles County chief coroner told the jury Wednesday, reconstructing minute-by-minute …


Judge Rules Female Must Be Housed, Trained Like Other Cadets At The Citadel

Shannon Faulkner must be allowed to live in the barracks and train like other cadets if she becomes the first woman admitted to The Citadel’s corps, a judge ruled Wednesday. …


Simpson Testimony Halted After Eighth Juror Dropped Judge And Lawyers Hold Closed-Door Meetings

Criminalist Collin Yamauchi removes label on DNA chart Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


Charges In B-52 Crash Challenged Defense Says Court-Martial Result Of Unlawful Influence

Top Air Force officials used “unlawful command influence” to force the court-martial of a former Fairchild official after last June’s B-52 crash, military defense attorneys contend. They want the charges …


Man Convicted Of Arson Attempt Suspected In Several Other Fires

A Valley man was convicted of second-degree attempted arson Wednesday. James E. Hunter, 32, 11407 E. Springfield Ave., was convicted of trying to set a fire next to Halpin’s Pharmacy …


Spokane Attorney On Smith Defense S.C. Woman On Trial For Drowning Children By Driving Car Into Lake

1. Susan Smith gets a pat on the back from attorney Judy Clarke Wednesday. Photo by Tim Dominick/Associated Press 2. Susan Smith sits in court Wednesday with attorney Judy Clarke. …


High Bail Set In Church Beating Death

A judge set bail ranging from $350,000 to $1 million Wednesday for six of the seven teenagers charged with beating another youth to death on the steps of a church. …


Days Of Our Lives To Be Filled With O.J. Trial

Not to worry about knowing what’s happening in O.J. Simpson’s trial. It’ll be tougher NOT knowing. Once opening statements begin today, it will be almost impossible to stay out of …