Jonathan Brunt, SpokesmanReview

Jonathan Brunt


Spokane, WA, United States

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Past articles by Jonathan:

Daredevil Joseph Bauer first performed on his 'Wheel of Thrills' in Spokane in the late 1980s. He's doing so again (blindfolded) this weekend at the Shrine Circus

Joseph Bauer's daughter is the ninth generation in the family to work in the circus. His grandparents owned circuses in Switzerland. His parents and uncles were featured on the "Ed Sullivan Show" the same night as the Beatles. His sister performed on the high sway poles with him and his parents. And many of his cousins also are daredevils, aerialists and other performers. → Read More

Storm brought 250 lightning strikes to Inland Northwest

The good news: Spokane received its first measurable rain this morning in more than a month. → Read More

Man who fired at officers on West Plains and Liberty Park found dead after standoff

A man who fired at officers on the West Plains and East Central Spokane early Monday was found dead after a standoff with police, said Spokane police Officer John O'Brien. → Read More

Without work for a year, hope is growing among 'backstage ninjas' that they'll be helping entertain Spokane soon

Jim Volke’s pandemic souvenir is his 2020 scheduling book. After March 13, 2020, it’s a calendar of events that never happened. Show after show crossed out. “It is too early to be funny,” said Volke, a stagehand and lighting technician. → Read More

Analysis: The paths to victory for Brown and McMorris Rodgers

We’ve spent months writing about the issues, examining the ads and interviewing the candidates on your ballot for Tuesday’s election. → Read More

Sure it’s cold, but it’s downright balmy compared to that Spokane winter of 1887-88

The thermometer hit the lowest point of the year so far Monday morning at the Spokane International Airport when it read 8 degrees at 6 a.m. That’s one degree off the low for the winter so far. That happened on Dec. 24 when the temperature dipped to 7 degrees. → Read More

Spokane sets new record for air pollution; smoke expected to remain until Friday

Spokane set a troubling record on Tuesday. Air pollution averaged over 24 hours reached the highest measurement on record and entered the “very unhealthy” category for the first time since 1999, the same year records began to be compiled. → Read More

EWU and many school districts, including Spokane, closed Thursday as police warn of icy roads

Police are warning motorists of extremely icy road conditions, and many schools have closed as a result. → Read More

Deck the halls with boozy bourbon balls

The not-so-secret ingredient in these bourbon balls is vanilla wafers. But any day-old cookie, cake or brownie would do. → Read More

Incumbents, Republican Mike Volz preferred by voters in state legislative contests

Incumbents on both sides of the aisle appeared headed for additional terms in Olympia as ballots were counted Tuesday. Republican Mike Volz was poised to earn the House seat vacated by popular lawmaker Kevin Parker, who announced he wouldn’t seek re-election earlier this year. → Read More

Tornado confirmed near Airway Heights

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado briefly touched ground Tuesday evening near Airway Heights. The tornado was a cold air funnel that touched down about 5:40 p.m. near Flint Road two miles northeast of Airway Heights, said Steve Bodnar, a weather service meteorologist. → Read More

Why isn't Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on a panel interviewing Spokane police chief finalists?

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who questioned the selection of Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub in 2012, hasn't been asked for his opinion in the search for a new chief to replace Straub. → Read More

Spokane police officials elevated to temporary command structure

The Spokane Police Department received a new, but possibly temporary, command structure this month as it waits for the selection of new police chief. → Read More

Three men named finalists to be next Spokane police chief

Three men were named Thursday as finalists to be the next Spokane police chief. They are: → Read More

Victim in Kettle Falls assault says family was targeted for their skin color

A man accused of calling a Kettle Falls businessman and his family terrorists, threatening them with a knife and breaking into their home Saturday night is in the Stevens County Jail. A police report says the man arrested in the case, Brandon Kilgore, told an officer, “I was trained to kill people like them,” while he was being taken to jail. → Read More

New Kendall Yards grocery store won’t be part of chain

A new grocery expected to open early next year just north of the Monroe Street Bridge will not be affiliated with a chain. The store, which will be on the eastern edge of Kendall Yards, will be called My Fresh Market, said Jim Frank, CEO of Greenstone Corp., which is developing the booming former rail yard northwest of downtown Spokane. → Read More

Kendall Yards plans grocery store adjacent to downtown Spokane

Kendall Yards is planning to build a grocery store just north of the Monroe Street Bridge. Developers filed an application with the City of Spokane last week to build the store at 517 N. Monroe, on the northwest corner of Monroe and Summit Boulevard. → Read More

Witnesses say driver accused of killing Mt. Spokane High School student was going faster than 100 mph

Witnesses of a crash that killed a Mt. Spokane High School sophomore and left his best friend fighting for his life Saturday night told investigators that the car that struck them likely was going more than 100 mph. Ramiro Sanchez, 29, was arrested and is accused of vehicular homicide. He was northbound on U.S. Highway 395 in a Dodge Magnum and veered sharply to the left and struck a southbound… → Read More

90-year-old Idaho Democratic delegate hasn’t given up hope for Bernie Sanders

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho - On one side of her jean jacket, Faye Morris wears a “Bernie” button. On the other, a button says “wage peace.” In the months before Idaho’s Democratic presidential caucus in March, Morris would stop people on the sidewalks of Bonners Ferry. → Read More

Chronicle offices to become apartments

The offices of Spokane’s defunct afternoon newspaper soon will be renovated into apartments, the company that owns the building announced this week. → Read More