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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Spokane Tribe celebrates federal compensation for damage caused by Grand Coulee Dam

In a ceremony mixed with joy and sadness, the Spokane Tribe of Indians on Thursday marked the adoption of federal legislation that will compensate the tribe for 2,500 acres of …

With few choices and ‘a lot of unknowns,’ some rural school employees are wary of new health plans

State-sponsored health insurance for all school district employees means different plans available to each employee, based on where they live, not where they teach.

2017 Northest 1B South preview: Odessa hopes offensive shakeup will boost results

Odessa has piqued some interest in the Northeast 1B South league with a few position moves this year that will help fill some spots left vacant by eight starters who …

Wellpinit child molester receives 22 years in federal prison

A federal judge sentenced a 41-year-old Wellpinit man to 22 1/2 years in prison for molesting a child under the age of 12. U.S. District Court Judge Fremming Nielsen sentenced …

More states, including Washington, focusing on giving Native American students better chance of success

In Washington and across the U.S., Native American students struggle more than any other student group to attend school consistently and graduate on time. But this year more states are …

Evacuation levels lowered for wildfire near Wellpinit

Evacuation levels were lowered Sunday morning for the Cayuse Mountain wildfire 8 miles south of Wellpinit on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Community response to wildfires is heartening

The community response brought to mind last year’s windstorms. It’s comforting to know we live in a place where people are eager to pitch in at a moment’s notice.

Community rallies on behalf of Cayuse Fire victims

Spokane answered a call to help the wildfire-stricken community of Wellpinit, donating piles of clothes, and stacks of bottled water and food. People also gave thousands of dollars during a …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 23, 2016

Progress made fighting area fires; evacuation orders for Wellpinit reduced to Level 1

Wellpinit is no longer under mandatory evacuation orders. Officials are saying the Hart Road fire has split in three places after jumping across the Spokane River.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Spokane Tribe celebrate week of major announcements

A weeklong cultural celebration at Spokane Tribe schools in Wellpinit took special significance Thursday, as U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined members in heralding targeted federal investment and a new …

Spokane Tribal lands named ‘Promise Zone’ by Obama administration

The Spokane Tribal Reservation was named one of nine Promise Zones for coordinated federal assistance to boost jobs and economy.

Man jailed for allegedly causing punctured lung in assault

A Wellpinit man was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend so severely that she suffered a punctured lung.

Boys basketball roundup: Republic edges Wellpinit

Taylor Campbell made three free throws with 0.8 seconds left to send Republic past Wellpinit 65-62 in a Northeast 1B League game Friday night in Republic. After sinking the first …

Wellpinit boys basketball team traveled treacherous road to Spokane

Washington 2B and 1B boys and girls basketball teams take all sorts of different routes to state. None was probably quite as tedious as the pothole-filled path by the Wellpinit …

Ford, Wellpinit fire on all cylinders

Wellpinit’s drive to the state basketball tournament has been powered largely by center Brodie Ford, but the Redskins found a few more horses under the engine Friday night. Facing a …

Wellpinit hopes to make deep run in playoffs

A year ago the Wellpinit Redskins plowed new football turf by making their first State 1B tournament appearance. The hope this year is a run deeper than last year’s top-eight …

S-R honored for series on mine, tribe

A two-day Spokesman-Review series of stories and photos about uranium mine radiation and high cancer rates on the Spokane Indian Reservation was the best environmental reporting in a metro Northwest …

Wellpinit boys lose; Colton girls advance

Sunnyside Christian downs Wellpinit in boys action while the Colton girls defeat Columbia of Hunters in early semifinals at the State B basketball tournament in Yakima

Boys State B: Wellpinit 63, Rosalia 53

Kennedy Seyler scored seven of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, and Wellpinit rallied to upset top-ranked Rosalia 63-53 in the quarterfinals of the Class 1B boys state basketball …

Boys State B: Wellpinit 73, Oakville 62

Cody Flett scored a game-high 26 points to lead second-ranked Wellpinit to a 73-62 opening-round victory over Oakville on Wednesday in the Class 1B boys state tournament.