The federal ruling is likely to face further scrutiny as the Joe Biden administration assumes office in Washington, D.C.
The federal coronavirus assistance granted to state, local and tribal governments in March must be spent by the end of the year. Tribal governments are joining a chorus of government officials asking Congress to extend that deadline as the virus continues to spread and needs are growing.
“There’s no stimulus out there. The extra unemployment is gone and all the waiters and waitresses are coming in for assistance,” said Maj. Ken Perine, executive director and corps officer at Salvation Army Spokane.
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has investigated thousands of complaints about masking violations since July, according to a news release, and most companies, when contacted, agreed to follow requirements without the state taking formal action. A small number did not, the release said, and nine of those companies have been fined.
In August 1936, a "farewell parade" was held in downtown Spokane for the electric streetcar, now replaced by motorized buses.
The victim had been identified as J.F. Olson of Elk, Washington, and he was believed to have checked into a Spokane hotel the day of his murder. Yet Olson’s signature on the hotel register did not match Olson’s true signature. The hotel night clerk said the body “did not in any manner resemble” the man who signed the register.
A driver was shot and killed after a brief chase with Spokane County Sheriff's deputies Sunday evening, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said.
Michael Cornethan was taken to a medical facility Friday after testing positive, according to a news release. He died Saturday, and is the third Department of Corrections inmate to die due to COVID-19 related issues. He's the first who was not an inmate at Coyote Ridge Correction Center in Connell.
A man and a woman were rushed to the hospital late Saturday evening after receiving burns in a fire that started in a basement in the West Central neighborhood.
Plans for a young adult homeless shelter have stalled after Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward refused to allow it to be located within city limits.
The Spokane City Council is set to decide Monday whether to open the door to the development of new apartment complexes on 10 acres of land between what is now the eastern dead end of 53rd Avenue and the Palouse Highway.
Two crashes on I-90 involving multiple vehicles sent several people to the hospital Saturday evening.
Without a doubt, 2020 has been a most challenging year. From the pandemic and the subsequent economic turmoil to devastating fires and and a bruising presidential election, we know people are tired, stressed and even angry.
Spokane Symphony Associates members were determined to make their Christmas Tree Elegance event work this year.
SEATTLE – Loren Culp lost Washington’s gubernatorial race by more than 545,000 votes, but he’s not conceding – and said he’s not going away.
Children pushed carts up and down the aisles of the General Store Saturday, tossing toys into their baskets and plotting what to get next with their friends.
Police finally came up with several leads in the Chicken House murder mystery, which stemmed from a gruesome discovery a week before outside of Cheney.
The race for the 5th Legislative District state Senate seat, which attracted more than $3 million from outside groups and pits two Democrats against each other, is separated by less than 100 votes and is likely headed to a hand recount.
SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council on Thursday rejected a proposal intended to stop the Police Department from hiring more than 100 officers next year, siding with Mayor Jenny Durkan and others who have said new recruits are needed.
While cases continued to climb in Spokane and the state had rolled back to tighter restrictions, Mount Saint Michael’s Academy was announcing ticket sales for three showings of their high school musical, Willy Wonka, Jr., according to the academy’s website as of Friday.
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