Rebecca White, SpokesmanReview

Rebecca White


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Past articles by Rebecca:

Experts: There have been warnings of far-right violence for decades, including in the Spokane area

Many who have studied racism, extremism and militia movements said they recognized the symbols that were on display during the capitol riot, and there have been warning signs of violence — especially in the Pacific Northwest — for decades. → Read More

New Liberty Lake mayor Cris Kaminskas hopes to focus on collaboration, community engagement

City Councilwoman Cris Kaminskas was sworn in as Liberty Lake's new mayor on Tuesday making her the young city's fourth mayor. → Read More

Glucose Revival owner donates 220 blood sugar kits to law enforcement for diabetic emergencies

A local business owner has donated 220 blood sugar kits to local law enforcement, in hopes of equipping every police officer and deputy with the tools they need to save a diabetic person's life. → Read More

Most government services, buildings to be closed New Year's Day

Spokane County, Spokane Valley and the city of Spokane offices will be closed on New Years Day. Pick up and services also won't be available at local libraries on the holiday. → Read More

Spokane should prepare for large puddles, standing water as record-breaking snowfall melts

Much of the snow that accumulated Wednesday is expected to melt over the next few days. → Read More

Around 3 inches of snow fall on Spokane on Wednesday morning

Spokane could be on track to break it's Dec. 30 snowfall record of 5.4 inches as three inches blanketed the area Wednesday morning. → Read More

'We're not alone in this': Spokane-area places of worship adjust Christmas services amid COVID-19 concerns

At one point, the Coeur d’Alene Seventh-day Adventist Church planned on having a drive-in Christmas service this year, said the Rev. Jeremiah Smart. → Read More

Many small businesses who received grants still struggling, fear more hardship this winter

Thousands of businesses in the Spokane area have received grants and forgivable loans, but fear that they may still be in danger of closing as the pandemic stretches on into the new year. → Read More

Christmas traditions to be held online, in drive throughs and outdoors this season

Though the community won't be able to physically gather around a tree in local parks, participate in parades or watch fireworks, many Inland Northwest Christmas traditions will still be available in a slightly different format to allow people to celebrate safely. → Read More

Spokane leaders call on Congress to act as COVID-19 relief talks stagnate and deadline looms

With the coronavirus relief measures Congress passed in March set to expire at the end of the year, Republicans and Democrats are still at loggerheads over a new stimulus package while Americans are on the verge of losing a critical safety net just as COVID-19 numbers swell across the country. → Read More

The 2020 election has caused friction between neighbors, fears of vandalism, theft of political signs

As the 2020 election nears, many who have never displayed their political affiliation are now putting out signs, or donating to campaigns. Others who have displayed signs in the past are going all out this year, sometimes to the annoyance of their neighbors. → Read More

Massive 830 pound pumpkin takes prize at Spokane County Fair

Two neighbors spent months of work growing 830 lb and 628 lb pumpkins which took first and second prize at the Spokane County Interstate Fair. → Read More

Rotary Club donates corn, funds to food bank after booth at Spokane County Fair canceled

Members of the Greater Spokane Valley Rotary Club normally would be spending the middle of September together in a booth, selling hundreds of turkey legs and corn on the cob at the Spokane County Interstate Fair. → Read More

County extends sewer late fee, penalty waiver until end of the year

Spokane County suspended late fees and penalties for sewer bills until the end of the year to offer relief to homeowners and businesses facing financial hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

100-year-old veteran finds way to celebrate birthday with family

After months of separation and party planning, sisters Sandy Marcelli and Cris Burkhart reunited with their father for his 100th birthday. → Read More

Pair of escaped local bison herded into Spokane's Underhill Park

A pair of bison attracted attention Wednesday morning when they bedded down in an East Central neighborhood park. → Read More

Survivors of Rathdrum helicopter crash in critical condition

The two survivors of a helicopter crash in Rathdrum Monday afternoon sustained critical injuries. → Read More

Sheriff's Office requests $300,000 in COVID-19 funding for helicopter thermal imaging system

The Spokane County Sheriff Office has asked for $300,000 in federal COVID-19 aid funding for a helicopter thermal scanner, which it says could help with social distancing, responding to protests and reducing manpower needed when policing the county. → Read More

Whitworth looked like it was going to be named the city’s official team. Instead, it was 1 of 5 honored

The Whitworth Pirates basketball team briefly appeared to be on track to be Spokane’s official basketball team after an erroneous draft copy of a proclamation declaring them the county’s team was unintentionally posted online. → Read More

Spokane County restaurants, retailers and salons gear up to reopen next week

Spokane County has applied for permission to reopen some segments of its economy earlier than originally planned, based on criteria from Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. When those businesses come back, part of a phased approach emphasizing good hygiene, services will look different, owners say. → Read More